Autumn hiking in Slovenia

Published: 8.9.2016

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Autumn hiking in Slovenia

Slovenia is a land of thousands of paths which invite you to experience the outdoors, and where hiking is the number one sport. Mountaineering seems to be part of the Slovenian DNA.

Autumn hiking in Slovenia

Slovenia is a land of thousands of paths which invite you to experience the outdoors, and where hiking is the number one sport. Mountaineering seems to be part of the Slovenian DNA. In Slovenia we hike year-round; winter and spring are reserved for the lower hills, while during the summer and autumn we visit the highest peaks of the Slovenian Alps. For many hikers, autumn is the best season to visit the mountains, and the mountain huts, which stay open until October, allow you to spend several days hiking.

The year-round campaign Slovenia Hikes includes hiking festivals which are held throughout the country and which continue into the autumn. The following events will be held in September and October: Hiking Days in Bohinj (16.9. to 2.10.), Soča Valley Hiking Festival (16.9. to 2.10.), Hiking Weekend at the Snovik Spa (16.9. to 18.9.), Autumn Hiking Days – Along the Shepherds’ Paths in Cerkno (16.9. to 18.9.) and the Vinotour Nordic Walking Tours (24.9. to 31.10.).

Slovenia Hikes includes multi-day hiking events in 12 destinations all over Slovenia. The hikes are guided or self-guided, free or with an entry fee, some are completely recreational and suitable for families, while others are more sports-oriented, and they feature professional talks about equipment, guiding, the quality of services in hiking-specialised accommodations, with entertainment and presentations of regional cottage industries and cuisine.

Just one day is usually too little for all of the experiences offered by the hiking festivals. Numerous specialised hiking accommodations offer all the comforts you need after hiking, and the mountain huts always have a special charm. Just below the summit of Triglav at 2515 metres, Triglavski dom na Kredarici is the highest-lying hut in Slovenia, and it celebrates its 120th anniversary this year.

The Slovenia Hikes campaign is organised not just by Hiking and Biking Slovenia, but also by the destination organisations, the Alpine Association of Slovenia and the hiking and tourism associations. The project is supported by mountaineer and publicist Viktor Grošelj and Olympic gold medal winning hammer thrower Primož Kozmus.

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