Slovenia | Hiking
Slovenia is an outdoor adventure paradise with more than 10.000 km hiking trails and tons of adrenaline boosting activities.
Popular regions for Hiking in Slovenia
Why to go Slovenia?
Why Slovenia and not other places?
Slovenia's undistributed natural environment, high mountains with breathtaking panorama, lonely hiking trails, impressive alpine lakes and crystal clear rivers provide wide variety of multi adventure activities to active adrenaline hunters. Search, find and book day or multi-day tours, combine adventure activities, such as mountain biking, rafting, river kayaking, canyoning, hiking and rock climbing. You will be safe in the hand of professional operators gained considerable experiences directly from the field.
- The Solkal Bridge is the World's longest stone-arch brigde railway, 220 meters long and features 4533 stone blocks
- There are more than 500 brown bears living in the forests
- There are more than 10000 caves in Slovenia
- You can spend a night in a former millitary prison cell at Hostel Celica
- More than 61% of the total land area is covered by forests
- Slovenia has almost 27000 kilometers of rivers and streams
- You can visit the World's largest Ski Jump
- The highest mountain is Triglav (2 864 meters)
- Land area is 20,273 km2 (7,827 square miles)
- Largest Lake in Slovania is Lake Cerknica
- Hayracks are a unique cultural symbol of Slovenia
- 4000 years ago the Ljubljannsko Barje Nature Park was a lake that was home to pile-dwellers
What are the Visa requirements to Slovenia?
Slovenia is party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that EU and EEA (European Economic Area) citizens have the right to enjoy free movement within the Union. A visa-exemption is also given to people who travel from the countries that are in the visa waiver program (for example US citizens) This category of travelers can stay within the Schengen Area for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay.
Best season to visit Slovenia?
The best outdoor activity season runs from June till October when all of the mountain huts and resting places (almost 200) are open for hikers. The rest of the year might bring significant snowfall and the highest mountains in Slovenia are waiting for the experienced mountaineers. Slovenia offers plenty of nice and less demanding hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking, canyoning and rock climbing options throughout the whole year.
What are the best outdoor adventure activities in Slovenia?
TOP 3 adventure activities include:
- Rafting down the crystal-clear Soca River (Soča River)
- Hiking the Julian Alps in Triglav National Park
- Bike downhill from the mountains around Kranjska Gora with amazing panorama and trails of all difficulties
Why to do hiking in Slovenia?
- All hikers must visit Slovenia! Slovenia is located at the southeastern part of the Alps, close to Italy, Austria and the Adriatic sea. The country offers more than 9000 kilometers of well-marked hiking trails of all difficulties. Hiking trails are spread from the Adriatic sea, through vineyards and green forests to the vertical white walls of Slovenia's highest peaks.
What are the best hiking places in Slovenia?
Slovenians love and respect their mountains. This is why hiking and trekking is one of the most popular and common activities in Slovenia. Mt. Triglav is the highest Slovenian mountain and one of Slovenia's pride and symbol. The most amazing Slovenian mountains are the Julian Alps (in the territory of Triglav National Park).
The Triglav National Park is located in the north-western part of Slovenia near Bohinj, Bled, Kranjska Gora and the Soča valley (Bovec & Kobarid). Evidently it's the best starting point for your hiking and trekking adventures.
Hikers can discover Slovenia's highest peaks, beautiful limestone walls, jaw-dropping views and numerous waterfalls. Excellent hiking trails can be found in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps as well, starting right at the northern tip of Ljubljana basin. Ljubljana region's highers peak is Mount Grintovec, while Logar valley is one the most picturesque areas of Slovenia.
If you have time don't miss your trip to Velika Planina, a fairytale herdsmen village.
Which are the best hiking trails for families in Slovenia?
From Ljubljana, the centre and capital of Slovenia, you can reach the Gorenjska Region in an hour’s drive. This region is home to wonderful nature sceneries. Take a walk around Lake Bled on a picturesque trail and stop to try the traditional Slovenian gastronomy. You can also visit Lake Bohinj, the largest Alpine lake in Slovenia. From there, a wonderful trail suitable for beginners and kids will take you to the enchanting Savica Waterfall, which is quite a sight to behold for the eyes of a child.