Slovenia abounds with green destinations

Published: 8.9.2016

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Slovenia abounds with green destinations

Anywhere you turn in green, active and healthy Slovenia, towards the Alpine peaks, the green forests, the Adriatic sea, the mysterious Karst, the vineyards or the Pannonian plains, everything is green.

Slovenia abounds with green destinations

Anywhere you turn in green, active and healthy Slovenia, towards the Alpine peaks, the green forests, the Adriatic sea, the mysterious Karst, the vineyards or the Pannonian plains, everything is green. People of Slovenia are proud of sustainable tourism and endeavour to preserve the environment as it is – unspoiled and beautiful. To this end, the Slovenian Tourist Board has drawn up a Green Scheme, which is an effective and user-friendly tool for the introduction and promotion of sustainable business models in Slovenian tourism. No less than eleven destinations in Slovenia have already joined the Green Scheme. Get to know them and fall in love!

Enjoy green adventures in Slovenia Green destinations! Go through the English publication of Green Adventures and be inspired to visit Slovenia. Experience sustainable mobility and active vacations to delicious retreats, and discover the rich Slovenian cultural heritage and unspoilt nature.

Ljubljana, the 2016 European Green Capital, is one of the greenest cities in Europe. Since the entire city centre is closed to traffic, it is ideal for exploring by bike. Cycle along the paths of Tivoli Park, just a few minutes from the old town centre. At the foot of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, just a short distance from the capital, lies the medieval town of Kamnik. A fairy-tale land of green meadows, pastures and wooden huts rises above it. It is called Velika Planina, which means “large Alpine pasture”.

A full 65% of Slovenia is covered by forests. You will have a special experience of its green energy in a Forest Selfness programme. They are held deep in the Cerklje Hills. Enjoy special relaxation and meditation techniques that will truly revitalize your being.

The mixture of Alpine and Karst topography in western Slovenia has created a beautiful landscape which rises above Slovenia’s oldest mining town. Idrija is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, through which flows the crystal-clear Idrijca River, which is known for its large trout. Put on your waders and try some fly-fishing.

Swimming is particularly healthy in Radlje ob Dravi, which is the home of the first eco-pool in Slovenia. At the other end of Slovenia, at Rogla and Zreče, you can experience nature a little differently. We suggest Mountain Wellness, which is complemented by interesting local features on the Pohorje Massif.

Less than an hour’s drive northeast of the capital is the centuries-old home of famous counts. Today they would be proud of their town and its green energy. Visit Celje! A mighty castle rises above the town, and just a stone’s throw from the city centre is the municipal forest.

Not far from Celje, Laško is a beekeeping centre. Experience the “poetry of farming”, as the beekeepers refer to their work. Less than a half hour’s drive from Laško, the Lower Sava Valley offers some of the prettiest sunsets in Slovenia. This is due to the plantations of hops, which the people of Laško like to call “green gold”.

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