7 ideas for autumn escape in Savinja Valley
7 ideas for autumn escape in Savinja Valley
Autumn is the ideal time to visit the Savinja Valley. We have put together 7 ideas for the perfect autumn escape to the area. Good news: the main road between Ljubno and Luče is after the floods again in operation.
Plan your autumn escape in the Savinja Valley and check out seven top ideas, which will make your visit to the area truly memorable.
1. Magnificent natural parks
These days, the Logar Valley is less crowded than usual, making it the perfect destination for unwinding in pristine nature. Embark on a hike to the Rinka waterfall or explore the Logar Trail, which earned the title of the best thematic trail some time ago. Do not forget to visit the serene and nostalgic landscape park, Robanov kot, where you can escape the noise of traffic. Enjoy the scenic Golte plateau, offering breathtaking views of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. These are just a few of the awe-inspiring stories that nature has to offer in the area.
2. Exciting active adventures
Rekindle some of the virtues of our ancestors and try out archery in Matkov kot. A fun and dynamic experience that will surely delight all generations. Another option is the Bushcraft Savinjska experience, where you can also experience the skills and knowledge of ancestors. An authentic guided forest adventure at Golte offers an insight into the many virtues of survival in nature.This fun and dynamic experience is suitable for all generations, but remember to book in advance.
More about Golte: this high Karst plateau, is another gem in the Savinja Valley, offering fantastic views and exciting activities. It is an increasingly popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts, with options like paragliding, tandem flying, and a mysterious underground exploration of the karst world. The Golte landscape park is dotted with gullies, sinkholes, and karst caves, which are protected as national natural treasures. The cave area is also under the protection of NATURE 2000.
3. Spectacular views and exciting hiking trails
Those who cherish breathtaking vistas will be amazed by the Solčava Panoramic Road, where you will find plenty of opportunities for picturesque photos. Autumn is an excellent time to explore it by bike or on foot. You can also visit the picturesque Menina plateau or hike the Žabja pot trail between Mozirje and Rečica.
Please note the following autumn guidelines for mountain hikes from the Mountain Association of Slovenia:
- Days are shorter in autumn.
- Mountain huts in highland areas are closed, while lower-lying ones follow a winter schedule.
- Your mountain backpack should always contain the necessary equipment, adjusted to the trip's difficulty.
- Stick to marked mountain trails.
- Be cautious when encountering fallen leaves (wet roots and stones) on mountain paths.
- Check current conditions before departure and avoid exposed areas near watercourses, where terrain may be frozen. Also, check the operating hours of mountain huts, as many close in autumn.
4. Taste local gastronomy
At this year's Restaurant Week (October 13 to October 22, 2023), three top Savinja restaurants—Lesnika, Planinka and Hiša Raduha—are participating. Get ready for a culinary exploration that combines traditional flavours with innovative approaches.
Do not forget to taste the authentic Savinja delicacies in restaurants and tourist farms. Whether it's the famous Zgornjesavinjski želodec (stuffed pig’s stomach from the Upper Savinja Valley), the robust masunek (a rich thick dish made of buckwheat, white and corn flour cooked in hot cream), Solčava cheese, or sweet buckwheat, Savinja Valley offers a culinary experience like no other. Explore traditional dishes or indulge in the innovation and sophistication of modern cuisine.
5. Indulge in wellness and spa
Take some time for yourself and treat yoursel to wellness or spa. To add the finishing touch, consider visiting one of the five wellness resorts. Immerse yourself in nature in the Logar Valley, where Logar Valley 4 U, The energy of authentic nature awaits.
6. Wine tasting
As befits the autumn season, treat yourself to a wine tasting experience in an Alpine vineyard. The wine tourist route promises to delight your senses with its authentic atmosphere and flavours.
7. Local heritage
Visit the Museum of Forestry and Woodworking in Nazarje to learn how wood continues to be a vital part of Savinjska. Discover the historical significance of wood management. In Gornji Grad, immerse yourself in a thousand years of history through a virtual narrative. Step back in time and enter the Cathedral in Gornji grad, which is the largest cathedral in Slovenia.
OPEN ACCOMMODATION PROVIDERS:
The municipality of Solčava: Hotel Plesnik, Govc-Vršnik House, Majerhold Mountain House, Ojstrica House, Gradišnik Tourist Farm, Logarski kot (from October onwards open for announced groups), Pod macesnovo streho, Na razpotju Eco House (fairytale forest is open, food and drinks available for their guests and booked groups), Ramšak Tourist Farm, Hiška Osojnik, Pri Rogovilcu Rooms, Valentina Rooms, Čerček Tourist Farm, Logar Valley Mountaineers' Hut, Matk Tourist Farm, Lenar Tourist Farm, Hut at Grohot, Ošep Apartments, Majdač Tourist Farm, Klemenča Cave (open on weekends), Perk Tourist Farm.
The municipality of Luče: Metul Apartments, Guesthouse S, Zgornji Zavratnik TK (for individual guests), Hiša Raduha, Hiša Pečovnik, Hiša Prdelanca, Savinja Apartments, Juvanova Hiša, Hiša Sonca Luče, Kokley Homestead Koklej/Vintage Vacation.
The municipality of Mozirje: all providers except the Melisa holiday house operate normaly: Mozirje Forest Camping, Montis Wellness Hotel and Golte Mountain Resort****, Korošec Apartments and Wellness, Skok Apartments and Wellness Mozirje (Beeland), Lesjak Tourist Farm, Kristina Beli zajec Apartments.
In Nazarje and Rečica ob Savinji: Koča na vasi and Koča na jasi, Koča ob jezeru, Žagar Tourist Farm, Burger Veniše ranch, Sončni mokec apartments, Vita apartment, Dobrovc Guesthouse, Čujež apartments.
In Ljubno: all tourist providers operate normally, except for campsites and glamping sites.
The municipality of Gornji Grad: Petek Tourist Farm, Trobej Guest House, GTC 902 Črnivec Guest House, Menina Guest House, Toman Tourist Farm
The municipality of Šmartno ob Paki: the Šmartno ob Paki Youth Centre
Center Rinka, +386 3 839 07 10, email@example.com, Martinov svet Tourist Info Point (t: +386 (0)3 891 53 77, e: firstname.lastname@example.org), Mozirje Tourist Info Point (t: +386 70 799 099, e: email@example.com), Nazarje Tourist Info Point (t: +386 (0)3 839 16 13, e: firstname.lastname@example.org)
❗️❗️RECOMMENDATIONS AND WARNINGS FOR A SAFE VISIT: Since intervention works are still being carried out in the wider area of the destination, please remain cautious. Especially in Luče, they advise against unnecessary driving on the surrounding roads, which are in poor condition. Current news regarding the situation on the ground and transportability are published on the Facebook profiles of the Municipality of Luče, Municipality of Solčava, Municipality of Mozirje, Municipality of Nazarje, Municipality of Rečica Ob Savinja, Municipality of Gornji Grad, Municipality of Ljubno, Municipality of Luče, Municipality of Solcava, Municipality of Šmartno ob Paki. Also check the condition of the mountain trails.