Themed trails offer excellent suggestions for leisure activities in Slovenia. They make it easier to decide where to go on educational trails, and natural and cultural heritage trails, or which wine region or road is worth visiting. For those who already know where they're going in Slovenia but are not sure what to do when they get there, there are many suggestions to help you. Each of the six interesting and varied trails has something just for you. (more)
There are more than a hundred educational trails all over Slovenia providing opportunities to relax and learn about forest plants, animals and natural phenomena. Themed walking routes have maps, brochures and other important information. Heritage trails allow you to see the wealth of Slovenia's cultural history and turbulent periods of history. All of Slovenia's wine-growing regions and districts have organised wine roads.
From emeralds and amber to goldenhorns
On the Emerald route you can choose rafting or other water sports in the emerald river Soča, learn about key First World War battles on the Isonzo Front or try your luck in one of the casinos in Nova Gorica. You can enjoy Idrija žlikrofi (dumplings) and wines from Goriška Brda.
On the Amber route you can cycle along the underground tunnels beneath Mount Peca and the unspoiled Logarska Dolina valley, and relax among the plants and flowers in Mozirski Gaj and Volčji Potok Arboretum. You can try intoxicating white wines in Maribor's underground wine cellars.
On the Pedlar route you can visit the medieval centre of Novo Mesto, bathe in the natural spa at Dolenjske Toplice or watch the renowned Ribnica wooden goods being made. In hospitable Bela Krajina you can taste Bela Krajina pogača and wine. You can also try the protected cviček wine. On the Wind route you can admire the underground pillar formations in Postojna Cave and Škocjan Cave, ride the world-famous Lipizzaner horses, or marvel at Predjama Castle. If you visit the Karst, you should try kraški pršut (air dried ham) and teran (red wine), especially if you can do so during osmica days.
On the Sun route you can choose from numerous natural spas, such as Moravske Toplice, Radenci and Čatež. You can cycle around Goričko or visit Ptuj, the oldest Slovenian town. In Prekmurje you will be well catered for with bograč (similar to goulash) and Prekmurska gibanica cake.
On the Goldenhorn route you will be drawn to Lake Bled and its island, but before setting out to one of the numerous peaks of the Julian Alps you can relax at Lake Bohinj or stroll through the picturesque surroundings of Blejski Vintgar gorge. Try buckwheat žganci, or for those with a sweet tooth, Bled kremšnita cream slices.
Thematic trails in the Julian Alps ()
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