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Natural sights in Slovenia

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LocationMežica, Koroška
Type: mine, museum
Entrance fee: yes
Altitude: 550 m
Trip duration: 3 h
Difficulty:

The underground of Mount Peca

Have you ever tried cycling through a mine? What about kayaking along some flooded mine tunnels? This is difficult to imagine, you just have to experience it first-hand! In an abandoned lead and zinc mine in Mežica you can join an interesting guided tour where you will discover the underground world of Mt. Peca and picture the difficult lives of the hard-working mine...

LocationBovec, North Primorska
Type: waterfall, karst spring
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 430 m
Trip duration: 1 h
Difficulty:

Gljun source and Virje waterfall, Bovec

In the immediate vicinity of Bovec you will find the source of a cold karst creek named Gljun. Its waters come from the high Kanin mountain range and come to the surface in an interesting spring. After larger rainfalls the water literally bursts from beneath the moss-covered rocks, while in the summertime the bigger attraction is a wonderful Virje waterfall a little f...

LocationTržič, Gorenjska
Type: waterfall
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 900 m
Trip duration: .5 h
Difficulty:

Stegovnik waterfall

The Stegovnik creek runs from the hill of the same name towards the valley of Tržiška Bistrica and in its lower part falls down an interesting wide wall. It is most magnificent after heavy rainfalls, when it's practically impossible to reach the stream bed. In summertime you can refresh in its pools and in the winter it freezes thus becoming a challenge for local ic...

LocationBled, Gorenjska
Type: gorge
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 750 m
Trip duration: 1.5 h
Difficulty:

Pokljuka Gorge

There's a hidden wild gorge not far from Bled that will surely impress you. Lush forest, natural bridges, holes, caves and narrow passages between 50 meter walls. The 'popular' neighbor (Vintgar Gorge) attracts the majority of visitors and you can explore the Pokljuka gorge in complete peace and tranquility. A helmet is recommended, especially in wet conditions, due t...

LocationLogar Valley, Savinjska
Type: waterfall, valley, viewpoint
Entrance fee: yes (for motor vehicles)
Altitude: 900 m
Trip duration: 1 h
Difficulty:

Logar Valley and Rinka Waterfall

Logar valley is truly amazing! The entrance into the valley itself will already captivate you, when you drive past meadows and the mighty Logar linden tree on a winding fairy tale road with a view on the towering walls of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. The seven kilometers long valley is protected as a nature park due to its many natural sights. It 'hides' one of the most i...

LocationKamnik (Kamniška Bistrica), Central Slovenija
Type: river source, gorge, waterfall
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 600 m
Trip duration: 2.5 h
Difficulty:

The Valley of Kamniška Bistrica

The valley of Kamniška Bistrica plunges from the south into the heart of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. The valley is a very popular starting point for various hiking trips and of course to visit Velika Planina with the cable car. However, a smaller number of visitors stop to visit and explore the sights hidden in the valley itself. Next to the 'Dom V Kamniški Bistrici' h...

LocationTrenta, North Primorska
Type: river source, waterfall
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 950 m
Trip duration: 1 h
Difficulty:

The source of Soča river

This is the place where the most beautiful & wild Slovene river comes to the surface. The crystal clear emerald waters burst out into daylight out of a small underground lake at the end of a narrow gorge in Zadnja Trenta valley. The playful river then creates an interesting 10-meter waterfall and countless smaller ones before it continues on its way down the Trenta va...

LocationTrenta, North Primorska
Type: waterfalls
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 1000 m
Trip duration: 2.5 h
Difficulty:

Zapotok Waterfalls

At the end of Upper Trenta valley a few gorgeous waterfalls have been created by the playful Suhi Potok stream. The highest one is hidden at the very end of the valley. It is over 120 meters high and falls over a rugged wall in several streams. First you follow the dry river bed of Suhi Potok, then jump over rocks and water pools and finally climb across a slippery ro...

LocationKamnik, Central Slovenija
Type: alpine meadow
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 1600 m
Trip duration: 2.5 h
Difficulty:

Velika planina

Vast meadows with cows like from some chocolate advertisement, fantastic wooden cottages, views on the champions of Kamnik-Savinja Alps, magical walks in all seasons and delicious apple pie on a sunny terrace of one of the alpine huts - all of this and more awaits you on Velika planina. Slovenia’s biggest and most popular alpine meadow actually consists of several a...

LocationLog pod Mangartom (Bovec), North Primorska
Type: waterfalls
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 850 m
Trip duration: 2 h
Difficulty:

Predelica waterfalls

Once again we are in the valley of hundred waterfalls - Koritnica valley near Bovec! This time we are going to explore a part of the beautiful Predelica stream (also called Predilnica). It flows from Predel pass towards Log Pod Mangartom and it is extremely hard to access. Without ropes and other technical gear you can only come closer at three spots - in the upper, m...

LocationGozd Martuljek, Gorenjska
Type: waterfalls
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 1200 m
Trip duration: 2 h
Difficulty:

Martuljek waterfalls

You will find two awesome waterfalls below one of the most attractive Slovenian mountains - Špik. Upper Martuljek waterfall is especially spectacular as it falls across a majestic wall in a white rocky embrace. In addition, the path to its 'pool' is even more interesting due to a short climbing section. Otherwise the path is easy, but near the waterfalls the ground g...

LocationBovec, North Primorska
Type: gorges, waterfall
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 600 m
Trip duration: 4 h
Difficulty:

Možnica Gorges

In the valley of Možnica river, which has carved its way between the two 'giants' near Bovec – Mt. Rombon and Mt. Jerebica – you will find a playful stream. It is mostly known under the name Možnica, but the locals call it Nemčlja. Its spring is already quite interesting on its own. When it rains heavily the water near the spring practically erupts from underne...

LocationLog pod Mangrtom, North Primorska
Type: waterfalls
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 700 m
Trip duration: 3 h
Difficulty:

Fratarica Waterfalls

The valley of river Koritnica is known as the valley of a hundred waterfalls. Fratarica stream, which flows into Koritnica at Log Pod Mangrtom, has created a number of wonderful waterfalls of all shapes and sizes on its way from below the mighty Loška Stena wall. Take a walk upstream and discover these wonders of nature that hide in the lovely forest below the majest...

LocationBovec, North Primorska
Type: waterfall
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 600 m
Trip duration: 1.5 h
Difficulty:

Boka Waterfall

Boka is the mightiest waterfall in Slovenia. Although it is not the highest one with its 106 altitude meters, but none other can compare with it in width or flow. During the rainy seasons and when the snow on Mt. Kanin is melting, Boka is truly magnificent and almost frightening! The jets of water are a bit thinner in the summer drought, which enables the more skillfu...

LocationPostojna, Notranjska
Type: cave
Entrance fee: yes
Altitude: 540 m
Trip duration: 1.5 h
Difficulty:

Postojna Cave

Postojna Cave is the largest Karst cave in Slovenia with as much as 24 km of underground tunnels. It has a very long standing 'tourist tradition' and even today it is one of the most visited natural landmarks in Slovenia. More than 5 km of tunnels are arranged for tourist visits; you drive into the cave by a little train and then proceed on foot with a guide. Stalacti...

LocationZakojca (Baška grapa), North Primorska
Type: waterfalls
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 700 m
Trip duration: 3 h
Difficulty:

Zakojca Waterfalls

The lovely Zakojca village lies on the west side of Mt. Porezen where our subalpine hills meet the Alps. You will find the wild Zakojca ravine with many waterfalls by this peaceful village with a great view on Bohinj mountains. There used to be quite a few farms and mills on the ravine's steep slopes but today a hike trough it is a true little adventure. Jumping over ...

LocationPoče (Cerkno), North Primorska
Type: waterfalls
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 700 m
Trip duration: 1.5 h
Difficulty:

Zapoška Waterfalls

Zapoška stream has carved a hardly negotiable ravine into the south slopes of 'subalpine' Mt. Porezen. This trip only visits its lower section where two quite easily accessible waterfalls are located. Especially the second waterfall is worth seeing since it is created by a confluence of two streams in a fascinating rock amphitheater. A delightful short trip, which yo...

LocationBohinj (Pokljuka), Gorenjska
Type: viewpoint
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 1003 m
Trip duration: .5 h
Difficulty:

Vodnik Viewpoint

This is actually not a natural sight, but 'just' a short walk to one of the most spectacular viewpoints on Lake Bohinj! It is appropriate for everyone in all seasons....

LocationJulian Alps, Gorenjska
Type: mountain, wall, karst phenomena
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 2864 m
Trip duration: 10 h
Difficulty:

Triglav – Slovenia’s highest mountain

Triglav is Slovenia’s national symbol and pride, which we carry in our hearts as well as on our flag. Its pyramid-shape summit rises above central Julian Alps and is clearly visible from far and near. As the highest mountain, it has stirred the imagination of explorers, hikers and climbers already in the 18th century, when it was first conquered by four brave men fr...

LocationSočerga, Coast and Karst
Type: rock shelters, walls
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 359 m
Trip duration: 2 h
Difficulty:

Veli Badin Rock Shelters

On the southern tip of the Karst edge, above the village of Sočerga just by the Croatian border, there are beautiful walls which got the name 'ears of Istria' due to their amazingly overhanging shape. A nice panoramic path above the walls takes us to a natural stone bridge and onwards to the interesting rock-shelters. Endangered birds nest in these walls, so respect ...

LocationGorje (Bled), Gorenjska
Type: gorge
Entrance fee: yes
Altitude: 580 m
Trip duration: 1 h
Difficulty:

Vintgar Gorge Bled

River Radovna has carved a plunging gorge, which is nowadays one of the most popular visitor spots in the direct vicinity of Bled. Vintgar Gorge is 1.5 kilometers long, up to 100 meters deep and its walls narrow completely in some places. Pretty wooden galleries only a couple meters above the water are arranged for a perfect view of the gorge. Incredibly nice refreshm...

LocationBled, Gorenjska
Type: lake
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 475 m
Trip duration: 1 h
Difficulty:

Bled

A lake, a picture-perfect island with a church, behind the island rises an enormous rock with a castle on top of it and the highest summit of Karavanke mountain chain in the background. That is how we see Bled from the west bank of the lake! Like from a fairytale! The island is, of course, the main attraction of Bled and draws quite a lot of visitors to our tourist ge...

LocationBohinj, Gorenjska
Type: lake
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 527 m
Trip duration: 1 h
Difficulty:

Lake Bohinj

Lake Bohinj with its surroundings is one of the top natural pearls of Slovenia. It lies within Triglav National Park enclosed by the beautiful Julian Alps. Crystal clear water offers bathing between June and September, but the area around the lake draws fans of various sport activities and pristine nature environment throughout the year. Bohinj really offers a great v...

LocationCerknica, Notranjska
Type: karst lake
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 550 m
Trip duration: 1 h
Difficulty:

Lake Cerknica

The phenomenon of intermittent (disappearing) Lake Cerknica has become famous worldwide as an area where cattle can graze, farmers can plow fields, catch fish and drive boats in the same place. When the lake is full, it is the largest lake in Slovenia, but then it dries up and reveals its extensive farming land. Through all seasons it shows completely different faces ...

LocationStrunjan, Coast and Karst
Type: coast, cliffs
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 10 m
Trip duration: 2.5 h
Difficulty:

Nature Park Strunjan

Strunjan peninsula successfully defies the excessive urbanization, which has spread to most of the Slovenian coast. Here olive groves, plantations of kakis and farming areas dotted with lonesome houses spread out. The longest part of natural sea shore in Slovenia, protected as a nature park, is located between Strunjan and Izola. On the described circular route, which...

LocationHočko Pohorje, Podravje
Type: waterfall
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 900 m
Trip duration: .5 h
Difficulty:

Fram Waterfall

On the way to Pohorje from Maribor, a pretty waterfall is hidden in a pleasant forest not too far from the road. Fram waterfall (also called Skalca waterfall), which is actually not very watery, falls over a dark wall and a cute path leads to it. A short trip worth a stop on your way from or to Pohorje....

LocationBistriško Pohorje, Podravje
Type: lake
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 1200 m
Trip duration: 1 h
Difficulty:

Black Lake

The Black Lake is black indeed! Its water is actually crystal clear, but organic waste of plants and animals gathers at the bottom of the lake and create a thick layer of silt which gives the lake a typical black color. It is situated in a marshy area in the middle of Pohorje woods and presents a nice spot for a short trip; a lovely path across wooden footbridges lead...

LocationRuško Pohorje, Podravje
Type: waterfall, virgin forest
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 950 m
Trip duration: 1.5 h
Difficulty:

Šumik Waterfall

Lobnica stream runs through a wonderful gorge on its way from Pohorje towards the Drava valley and jumps over two picturesque waterfalls in between: Great and Small Šumik. The waterfalls are situated in a protected forest area called 'Virgin forest Šumik' where (as opposed to the rest of Pohorje), deciduous trees predominate. Lobnica Gorge is wild, steep and full of...

LocationKobarid, North Primorska
Type: waterfall
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 300 m
Trip duration: 1 h
Difficulty:

Kozjak Waterfall

A half-hour walk from Kobarid through a pleasant forest near the Soča river will bring you to one of the nicest waterfalls in Slovenia – Great Kozjak. The ambient approaching the waterfall is spectacular - increasingly narrow walls, stunning rocky amphiteather and the cute waterfall with its beautiful pool. Amazing!...

LocationBovec, North Primorska
Type: gorge
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 450 m
Trip duration: 1 h
Difficulty:

Great Soča Gorge

Just above Lepena valley Soča river has carved 750 meters long gorge. The gorge is completely narrow at some points and its depth depends a lot on the water level: in the dry period it is up to 15 m deep, but at floodings Soča can fill it up completely. It is a nice and short walk along one of Slovenia’s natural pearls. The color of Soča is truly incredible....

LocationTolmin, North Primorska
Type: gorge
Entrance fee: yes
Altitude: 180 m
Trip duration: 1.5 h
Difficulty:

Tolmin Gorges

Just a stone throw away from Tolmin, at the confluence of Tolminka and Zadlaščica, both streams have carved deep gorges into the rocks. A tourist path, which enables a view of the gorges both from the top and from the bottom, runs by the crystal clear turquoise water. The gorges are the lowest point of Triglav National Park and one of the most popular tourist spots ...

LocationTolmin, North Primorska
Type: waterfall
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 400 m
Trip duration: 1 h
Difficulty:

Beri Waterfall

Beri is a quite watery waterfall near Tolmin. An easy path, the start of which is not very obvious, leads to it. The waterfall, its pool and the surroundings are beautiful. A lovely short trip!...

LocationTolmin, North Primorska
Type: waterfall
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 400 m
Trip duration: .5 h
Difficulty:

Sopota Waterfall

A pretty Sopota (or Soupat) waterfall, which falls over a 60-meter wall, is hidden in a remote part between Tolmin and Baška Grapa. A neat path leads to it, the surroundings are marvelous, there are benches available for a rest and do not expect to meet many other people....

LocationTolmin, North Primorska
Type: waterfall
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 400 m
Trip duration: 2 h
Difficulty:

Brinta and Gregorčič Waterfalls

Wild and extremely hardly accessible streams flow down from Krn mountain range towards Soča valley. They make their way through steep ravines, fall across high walls and create numerous waterfalls. Best known are Brinta and Gregorčič waterfalls. A wonderful creation of nature had also impressed and inspired the great Slovenian poet Simon Gregorčič, after whom one...

LocationBorovnica, Central Slovenija
Type: gorge, waterfalls
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 450 m
Trip duration: 2 h
Difficulty:

Pekel Gorge

Just a stone’s throw away from Ljubljana there is a wild gorge with a wild name: "Hell" (= Pekel). Otavščica stream has carved a wonderful gorge with beautiful waterfalls and pools on its way from Rakitna plateau to Ljubljana basin. Summers in the gorge are pleasantly chilly, and in the winter the nature creates incredible ice sculptures on the stream, which are t...

LocationSlovenska Bistrica, Podravje
Type: gorge
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 600 m
Trip duration: 5 h
Difficulty:

Bistriški Vintgar Gorge

Do not expect only a few meters wide gorge surrounded by steep walls in Bistriški Vintgar. This is actually not a gorge but "only" a picturesque valley created by the Bistrica stream. Its current is very playful in some parts and rather peaceful in others. The natural environment is fantastic, and we can see quite a few interesting sights on our way: a Roman quarry, ...

LocationRogla, Savinjska
Type: moor
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 1520 m
Trip duration: 2.5 h
Difficulty:

Lovrenška Lakes

This is actually not a lake but a moor with several tiny lakes that gave the moor its name "Lovrenška Lakes". It is located near the ski resort Rogla and spreads over 22 ha. A neat path on wooden footbridges takes us into the heartland of the moor, and a wooden panoramic tower provides a nice view "from above". The moor presents a natural habitat for rare plants and ...

LocationKobarid, North Primorska
Type: gorge, waterfalls
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 570 m
Trip duration: 2.5 h
Difficulty:

Koseč Gorge

Many wild streams flow from underneath Mt. Krn towards Kobarid. Below Koseč village one of them has carved 60 m deep gorges, which are really hard to access and only a part of them can be seen. A neat walking path leads us through peaceful forest and past waterfalls on Stopnik stream. Take a peek into Koseč gorges and return back to the village past some energetic p...

LocationCerknica, Notranjska
Type: karst valley
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 520 m
Trip duration: 3 h
Difficulty:

Rakov Škocjan

Rakov Škocjan is a wonderfully wild karst valley. It was formed by Rak river, which springs from Zelške caves on one end, runs on the surface for 3.5 km and then goes underground again in Tkalca cave on the other end of the valley. The whole area is packed with karst phenomena, and a route with educational boards runs through the valley. Natural environment is incre...

LocationMojstrana, Gorenjska
Type: waterfall, valley, viewpoint
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 1000 m
Trip duration: 1 h
Difficulty:

Vrata Valley and Peričnik Waterfall

Vrata is our most famous and also the most popular alpine valley. At the upper end it "crashes" into the wide Triglav north wall, and a few-minute walk from the parking lot will be rewarded with a splendid view of the wall. You will feel its power even if you don't have the intention to hike further towards Triglav, and have a look at the magnificent symbol of Sloveni...

LocationBohinj, Gorenjska
Type: gorge, waterfall
Entrance fee: yes
Altitude: 600 m
Trip duration: 3.5 h
Difficulty:

Mostnica Gorge and Voje Valley

Cristal clear Mostnica stream has carved a 2-kilometer gorge just above the village of Stara Fužina, which is easily accessible right from the shore of Bohinj Lake. In some places the stream bed is extremely narrow and the gorges are up to 20 meters high. In the upper part of Mostnica the valley widens. This is the idyllic valley of Voje with splendid meadows and (mo...

LocationKranjska Gora, Gorenjska
Type: viewpoint
Entrance fee: no
Altitude: 1783 m
Trip duration: 1 h
Difficulty:

Vršič Pass

Vršič pass is the highest road pass in Slovenia and connects Kranjska Gora (Gorenjska region) with Bovec (Primorska region). The road, built by Russian war prisoners during the 1st world war, runs through the heart of Julian Alps and the views from the road simply call out for a stop-over. A short walk at the summit of Vršič pass is described here and is meant esp...


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