With a bicycle or backpack… welcome to themed accommodation

Published: 18.4.2012

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With a bicycle or backpack… welcome to themed accommodation

As a destination on the contact point of the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Karst, and the Pannonian Plain, Slovenia offers diverse and attractive hiking and cycling possibilities. Well-preserved natural greenery can be found at almost every step. The quest to best serve guests’ needs and wishes has seen the rise of themed accommodation and other dedicated packages in Slovenia. Packages and specialised accommodation for hikers and cyclists are most sought after.

With a bicycle or backpack… welcome to themed accommodation

As a destination on the contact point of the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Karst, and the Pannonian Plain, Slovenia offers diverse and attractive hiking and cycling possibilities. Well-preserved natural greenery can be found at almost every step. The quest to best serve guests’ needs and wishes has seen the rise of themed accommodation and other dedicated packages in Slovenia. Packages and specialised accommodation for hikers and cyclists are most sought after.

No matter whether you simply stop for a night on your hiking or cycling route or decide on an active package for several days, you will value the special offer for hikers and cylists, especially, because it shows a real commitment to fulfilling the needs of cyclists and hikers.

Many hotels, hostels and tourist farms in Slovenia provide dedicated services for cyclists and hikers:

- The accommodation for cyclists is awarded ratings of between one and five bikes. Accommodation rated at one bike offers the most basic services, while five-bike accommodation has the widest range and highest standard of services. For instance, what does a hotel with four bikes offer? It will have several cycling guides, and will offer daily guided cycling trips. Cycling tyres will be on sale. They will offer you free transport to a bicycle servicing centre, and the use of a replacement bicycle. You will be able to hire at least 15 top-grade bicycles. The hotel will offer transport for you and your cycling equipment, a special menu for cycling tours several days in duration, and energy bars and drinks. The hotel will have a sauna and a massage parlour in the vicinity.

- Specialised accommodation facilities for hikers are labelled with 1 to 5 hiker symbols. The most basic level of services is offered by facilities with one hiker, while the widest range and highest quality of services are provided by 5-hiker accommodation. For example, a 4-hiker accommodation is entirely specialised for hikers. These hotels provide everything offered by lower ranked accommodation, plus information at any time in Slovenian and two other languages, multi-day guided hiking programmes, special accommodation packages, sauna and massage salons nearby and communal rooms. They also offer an internet point and hiking gear.

You can select a hiking or cycling destination that is to your taste, then you can find your cycling or hiking hotel.

Choosing a hiking route in a country that has thousands of kilometres of such paths can sometimes be more difficult than walking itself. Why not let someone do the choosing for you and find a route that suits you in a destination offering hiking packages? Or try out some of our hiking tips, which will definitely turn up a route that appeals to you.

In any case, you can use the Hiking in Slovenia brochure, which will provide you with a comprehensive overview of all hiking options in Slovenia – or the Cycling in Slovenia brochure (map). Please find our hiking catalouge here and the cycling map here. For online orders click here or you may pick up a copy directly from Slovenian representative offices abroad.

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