Hiking and mountaineering in Slovenia
If you are a keen hiker, you have to come to Slovenia! You surely won't get bored here! Slovenia is located at the southeastern tip of the Alps and offers more than 9000 kilometers of marked hiking trails of all difficulties. They spread from the Adriatic sea, through endless vineyards and green forests to the vertical white walls of Slovenia's highest peaks.
The optimal hiking season runs from June till October when the majority of 176 mountain huts, shelters and bivouacs are open for hikers. The rest of the year the highest mountains are covered with snow and are ''reserved'' for the experienced mountaineers. But the rest of Slovenia offers plenty of nice and less demanding hiking options throughout the whole year.
Slovenians love our mountains and hiking is probably one of the most popular activities in Slovenia. Triglav (the highest Slovenian mountain) is our pride and symbol. Every ''real'' Slovenian should climb it at least once, although it's not an easy summit.
The most spectacular Slovenian mountains are the Julian Alps - the home of the amazing Triglav national Park. It is located in the north-western part of Slovenia with Bohinj, Bled, Kranjska Gora and the Soča valley (Bovec & Kobarid) being the best starting points for your hiking adventures. Here you'll find Slovenia's highest peaks, beautiful limestone walls, jaw-dropping views and numerous waterfalls.
Another excellent hiking location are the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, which start right at the northern tip of Ljubljana basin. Mount Grintovec is the highest peak of the region, Logar valley one the most picturesque corners of Slovenia and don't forget about the fairytale herdsmen village on Velika Planina. If you are looking for a place to get away from it all and enjoy amazing mountain views in this part of Slovenia - rent this lonely shepherd's cottage.
Other parts of Slovenia are slightly less spectacular in terms of high alpine scenery. Nevertheless the whole country has plenty to offer to all hikers who would like to enjoy the fresh air of lush forests and get to know the friendly countryside.
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Here are some of the hiking or mountaineering tours that we like the most:
If you have any further questions about hiking in Slovenia, send us an email to [email protected] and we'll be glad to help.
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- Mountain biking
Slovenia's diverse terrain offers endless possibilities for mountain biking. All the way from Adriatic Sea to the Alps and Pannonian plains you can find a wide variety of lonely roads and trails for unforgettable biking holidays.
- Rock climbing
Slovenia has 100 rock climbing crags with almost 5000 routes of all difficulties. They are spread all over Slovenia and no wonder rock climbing has become an increasingly popular activity among Slovenians.
- Winter activities
Welcome to the winter paradise on the sunny side of Alps! Winter visit of Slovenia is unforgettable
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