The Upper Savinja Valley and Logar Valley with the crystal-clear green River Savinja – preserves the of indigenous Alpine life. Feel nature in an iconic glacial valley, a tour in the Kamnik and Savinja Alps, on the Solčava Panoramic Road, the route with the most beautiful views, in a flower garden, or on the white slopes of the Golte ski resort.

The Logar Valley is one of the most beautiful Alpine valleys in Europe.

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Every step you take, you will be surprised by Slovenia’s natural and cultural gems. Are you interested in what you need to see in the Upper Savinja Valley?

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If you’d like to escape the urban hustle and bustle, the Upper Savinja Valley is an ideal destination for your getaway. You can explore authentic green nature under the mighty amphitheatre of two-thousand-metre high peaks of the Kamnik and Savinja Alps in numerous ways or you can simply find your own oasis of peace and focus on yourself.

A hiking tour in the Kamnik and Savinja Alps

This mountain range has many protected natural areas that are ideal for hiking and trips to the mountains. The highest peaks are higher than 2500 metres, and well-marked mountain trails will lead you to them. Hike up to the highest peaks of the Kamnik and Savinja Alps. Mt Grintovec, Mt Ojstrica, Mt Brana, and Mt Storžič.

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A hiking tour in the Kamnik and Savinja Alps

A hiking tour in the Kamnik and Savinja Alps

This mountain range has many protected natural areas that are ideal for hiking and trips to the mountains. The highest peaks are higher than 2500 metres, and well-marked mountain trails will lead you to them. Hike up to the highest peaks of the Kamnik and Savinja Alps. Mt Grintovec, Mt Ojstrica, Mt Brana, and Mt Storžič.

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Active adventures in Golte Landscape Park

Active adventures in Golte Landscape Park

Golte mountain, which is protected as a landscape park, is a popular summer destination for hikers, paragliders, day-trippers and other nature lovers. The longest cable car ride in Slovenia takes you to a scenic viewpoint at an altitude of 1,400 m, where you can enjoy refreshing walks along the green mountain paths in the summer.

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Exploring the Smrekovec volcano

Exploring the Smrekovec volcano

The 15 km long range of pre-Alpine hills, which is protected as the Smrekovec-Komen geological and botanical reserve, is a popular hiking destination and energy point. Experience unique energy at 1577 m and admire the view of the Savinja Valley. The extinct volcano is a large water resource site, a world of rare flowers, and the largest cohesive living area of the capercaillie (wood grouse).

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Winter experiences in Golte

Winter experiences in Golte

Visit this popular Slovenian ski resort with 12 km of exciting slopes at an elevation of 1000–1600 m with an incredible view of the Kamnik and Savinja Alps. Skiing, a ski school, sledding, and snow rafting are a great idea for a true ski getaway, which can be topped off by visiting a mountain wellness centre.

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Try your hand at archery in the Matkov kot valley

Try your hand at archery in the Matkov kot valley

Draw your bow and enjoy the magic of archery against the picturesque Alpine scenery of the Matkov kot valley. Awaken your hunting skills as your ancestors did, and experience a unique connection with nature beneath the peaks of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. The right activity to release tension.

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A holiday on a farm

Far from the urban hustle and bustle, you can enjoy the scent of hay, the vastness of meadows, the liveliness of domestic animals, and genuine hospitality. Treat your senses by enjoying delicious local cuisine, the staple of which is the royal stuffed pig’s stomach from the Upper Savinja Valley (Savinjski želodec). Take time to explore the surroundings or join farmers as they perform their domestic or farming chores.

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A holiday on a farm

A holiday on a farm

Far from the urban hustle and bustle, you can enjoy the scent of hay, the vastness of meadows, the liveliness of domestic animals, and genuine hospitality. Treat your senses by enjoying delicious local cuisine, the staple of which is the royal stuffed pig’s stomach from the Upper Savinja Valley (Savinjski želodec). Take time to explore the surroundings or join farmers as they perform their domestic or farming chores.

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A trip along the Solčava Panoramic Road

A trip along the Solčava Panoramic Road

Explore the magnificent views of the Kamnik and Savinja Alps and the Logar Valley, stunning natural features, special cultural features, and enjoy the hospitality of tourist farms by bicycle or on foot. You can join the shepherd Krištof and visit more than 20 tourist points and help him find his lost sheep, while exploring the gems of the natural and cultural heritage of the Solčavsko region.

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The Potočka Zijalka stone-age temple

The Potočka Zijalka stone-age temple

Combine your curiosity with recreation in nature. Potočka Zijalka is an important cave site at an elevation of 1675 m on the side slope of Mt Olševa. This archaeological and palaeontological cave site, in which cave bear skeletons and 30,000-year-old tools of stone-age humans were found, is also a site where one of the oldest sowing needles in the world was found.

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Relaxing in Alpine wellness programmes

Take care of yourself and escape the everyday hustle and bustle. Relax in saunas and boutique wellness centres surrounded by the fresh Alpine air of the green Savinja Valley. Stay in unique glamping facilities, swim in pools and ponds with natural water or get warm in hot-water pools. Enjoy a massage and the therapeutic effects of api therapy.

 

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Relaxing in Alpine wellness programmes

Relaxing in Alpine wellness programmes

Take care of yourself and escape the everyday hustle and bustle. Relax in saunas and boutique wellness centres surrounded by the fresh Alpine air of the green Savinja Valley. Stay in unique glamping facilities, swim in pools and ponds with natural water or get warm in hot-water pools. Enjoy a massage and the therapeutic effects of api therapy.

 

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Indulge your taste buds - taste the Savinja Valley food!

Indulge your taste buds - taste the Savinja Valley food!

People eat well in the Upper Savinja Valley. Top chefs preserve the traditional culinary heritage and enhance it with their own views, feelings and ideas. Unforgettable culinary interpretations and creations are a real treat for all your senses. Contemporary dishes will delight you.

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Alpine Vineyard - a Wine Tourist Route in Šmartno ob Paki

Alpine Vineyard - a Wine Tourist Route in Šmartno ob Paki

Raise a toast in the highest vineyards in Slovenia, where you can listen to the lively melodies of the accordion while enjoying a glass of wine. Visit one of Slovenia's oldest and best preserved vineyard cottages, the Špančeva vineyard cottage.

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Green Facts

Slovenia writes a green story. Feel it at every step.

At the Rinka Centre, a multi-purpose centre for sustainable development, you can see high-quality local products and an exhibition on how people in the Savinja Alps live together with nature.

Due to its incredible quality of air and living space, Gornji Grad is the only Slovenian municipality that is a member of the European Climate Foundation.

More than 170 km² of the Upper Savinja Valley area is included in the European NATURA 2000 network of special protected areas.

Rent an e-bike and contribute to preserving the clean air and natural beauty of the Savinja Valley.

Ajdnek

Ajdnek is a cake made of light leavened buckwheat dough poured into a baking pan, sprinkled with ground walnuts and drizzled with honey. You can make this tasty dessert yourselves or try it at one of the tourist farms.

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Savinja Valley, feel the nature

Forget about your everyday troubles and discover inspiring corners in nature. Relax in refreshing air and enjoy the authentic rustic ambience of the Savinja Valley.

Experience a pleasant getaway and have some rest

Would you like to stay a little longer and see and experience as much as possible? Then select suitable accommodation that is ideal for you in the nearby area.

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Nearby destinations

Explore neighbouring areas too. Leave the Savinja Valley and head to the Šalek Valley, specifically to the town of Velenje, where you can tour a unique underground mining museum, or pamper yourselves in the nearby Terme Topolšica Spa – all this just 10 km away. Make sure to also stop in Žalec, a hop-growing centre, where you can pour various varieties of local beer from a beer fountain.  Within a radius of approx. 30 km, you can experience two historical towns – Celje with its mighty castle, and Kamnik, which will not only take your breath away due to its old town centre, but also because of its green surroundings. A visit to the Volčji Potok Arboretum or a climb up to the Velika Planina plateau are also a must. The Koroška region is just 30 km away, where you can discover the mysteries of the Karavanke Geopark or embark on an exciting adventure in the underground of Mt Peca.

Celje

The town of princes with rich archaeological treasures, a modern urban vibe, and a green soul.

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Celje

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Kamnik

A charming medieval town nestled in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps.

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Kamnik

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Koroška

A hidden gem and a treasure trove at the eastern edge of the Alps

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Koroška

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Velenje - Topolšica

A young town with a green heart and mining veins.

Velenje - Topolšica

Velenje - Topolšica

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More details about the Upper Savinja Valley

For more information, visit the Upper Savinja Valley website.

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