Discover green Slovenia on foot

Slovenia is a paradise for hikers in every season of the year. It is criss-crossed by more than 10,000 kilometres of marked and maintained hiking trails. You can go it alone, join an organised hike, take a course in safe hiking in the mountains or come to one of the many hiking festivals and events to learn more and have some fun. As well as the walk itself, you can sample some of the many culinary delights on offer and enjoy a wide range of accompanying events and entertainment.

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In the Bears' Footsteps Endurance Hike

20 April 2024

Do you want to take on a really exceptional hiking challenge? Then we have the right event for you. How about 64 kilometres and 2,300 metres of elevation gain through the vast forests of Kočevje? The endurance hike in the kingdom of the brown bear is a special adventure that is sure to leave a big impression on you. On the hike, bear-paw-shaped markers lead you past deserted Kočevar villages, mighty primeval forests and panoramic peaks to the starting point at Lake Rudnik.

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Soča Valley Hiking Festival

The hiking festival is held at the time of year when the Soča Valley dons a thousand warm shades of autumn, making it perfect for you to enjoy the stunning autumn beauty of the valley on an organised hike. Choose from a variety of guided tours and hikes, from easy walks suitable for families to proper mountaineering challenges. In addition to hiking, you can visit its museums and exhibitions, attend various presentations and film screenings on mountaineering and natural history, and sample the local cuisine.

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Hiking weeks along the paths of Istria

March – April, October – November

Hiking goes hand in hand with a healthy way of life. That's why Strunjan organises special hiking weeks in spring and autumn, where visitors can discover the beauty of Istria and breathe in the balmy sea air. You can also take the opportunity to visit local oil and wine producers, as well as replenishing your energy in typical Istrian tavernas along the way. After the hike, you can also relax your tired muscles with the sea's soothing bounty.  

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International Wild Flower Festival

24 May – 9 June 2024

When spring is in full bloom, the meadows of Bohinj come alive with colour. Did you know that more than 40 species of wild orchids can be found in the Lake Bohinj area? Bohinj's rich Alpine flora is the focus of the International Wild Flower Festival, which brings together a variety of events – from outdoor activities to culinary experiences – in a bouquet of festivities. These include guided botanical tours, where you can discover typical Alpine flowers and listen to local stories as you walk along scenic Bohinj trails.

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Outdoor Festival Mojstrana

14 – 16 June 2024

This June, between the most striking peaks of the Julian Alps on one side and the green Karavanke Mountains on the other, you can experience a colourful festival of outdoor activities for all generations. Join family hikes and mountain hikes, explore the ferratas, take on sport climbing challenges, and take part in mountain biking adventures.

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Vinotour Nordic Walks

All year round, once a month

Vinotour is the first international Nordic walking trail that takes you through the vineyards around Svečina. Each month, themed guided walks are organised, where instructors show you how to do Nordic walking properly. There are five different routes to choose from, ranging from 11 to 24 kilometres in length. But don't worry, there are also stops and welcoming homesteads in between, where you can catch your breath and sample some local delicacies.

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Posavje Hiking Festival

In spring and autumn

The Posavje region is criss-crossed by numerous trails that will take you on a journey to castles, typical repnica turnip-cum-wine cellars and winemakers, revealing local stories and specialities.  You can explore all these trails on organised hikes as part of the Posavje Hiking Festival, which is divided into a spring and autumn part. Families, foodies and experienced hikers can come and get to know the region and character of Posavje in an active way.

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Highlander Adventure Slovenia

22 – 26 June 2024 (Julian Alps)

28 August – 1 September 2024 (Kamnik-Savinja Alps)

Are you up for an unforgettable experience in nature? Highlander Adventure is an internationally renowned series of events where you get to hit the trail and get an authentic experience of wild nature. Hike scenic trails during the day and spend the night under the stars, enjoying a relaxed atmosphere in the company of other hikers. You can now also take on this challenge in Slovenia, where two adventures await you – in the Julian Alps and the Kamnik-Savinja Alps.

Enough energy for another hike?

If your hiking boots haven't got too worn out and you still have the energy to walk another kilometre or two, come join hikers at other hiking events and experiences around Slovenia.



Hiking trails for everyone

Head to the mountains and enjoy the views from the mighty peaks. Take a walk through the dreamy plains and hills of lowland Slovenia. The old passes used by hunters and herdsmen and today mainly frequented by chamois and mountain guides are a true challenge for enthusiasts seeking out-of-the-way corners of the mountains. If you like to walk a bit further, then choose one of Slovenia's long-distance trails. The country boasts more than 700 different themed trails stretching from the Adriatic coast to the high mountains.

The most beautiful hiking trails

Hiking trails connect you to nature. Every step you take is a new experience. Every breath you take is filled with the freshness and beauty that surrounds you. Every sound in nature is music to your heart. That’s why every path, no matter how challenging, is well worth the effort. Discover the ones that will capture your heart.

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The most beautiful hiking trails

The most beautiful hiking trails

Hiking trails connect you to nature. Every step you take is a new experience. Every breath you take is filled with the freshness and beauty that surrounds you. Every sound in nature is music to your heart. That’s why every path, no matter how challenging, is well worth the effort. Discover the ones that will capture your heart.

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Take the time to tackle the long distance trails

Take the time to tackle the long distance trails

Explore the diversity of the Slovenian landscape along the long distance trails that connect various parts of the country. These take you from the mountains to the seacoast, across hills and plains, and past Slovenia’s natural and cultural attractions. Most long distance trails are part of an international network of trails that connect several European countries. The longest trail that runs across Slovenian territory, as well as the oldest European long distance trail, is the Slovenian Alpine Trail. 

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Themed trails = the best school in nature

Themed trails = the best school in nature

Slovenia is intertwined with hiking trails that will bring the natural and cultural features of each region closer to you in an interesting way. They reveal interesting stories and special features of the places you visit. Some of the trails are also home to fairy-tale creatures.

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The most breath-taking views from Slovenian mountain peaks

The most breath-taking views from Slovenian mountain peaks

Mighty mountains beckon us to the heights. The effort of walking uphill is rewarded with magnificent views that make your heart leap. The views from Slovenia's peaks leave a different but lasting impression on each of us. Take a look at visitors' impressions and photos from Slovenia's most popular peaks on Instagram.

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Hiking trails along vineyards

Hiking trails along vineyards

A stroll through the vineyards is an unforgettable experience, especially in autumn, when the grapes ripen and the foliage takes on warm shades of orange, yellow and red. Many hiking trails in wine-growing areas are also wine roads, where you can make a stop at wineries and combine hiking with the experience of tasting wine and local delicacies.

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Stay the night in hiker-friendly digs

When the going gets tough, seek shelter in one of Slovenia's many specialised hiking accommodations.

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Guesthouse Idila pod Nanosom

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Kamp Siber

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Jasna Chalet Resort

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Soča Residence

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Smogavc Farm and Guesthouse

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Hotel Radin

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Hotel Bohinj

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Hotel Termal

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Hostel Pekarna Maribor

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Hiking trails for all

When visiting Slovenia, don't forget your hiking equipment. Whether travelling alone, in company or with your family, the wide choice of marked trails is sure to include one that's right for you. Along the way, you can relax in mountain huts, where you can enjoy delicious home-cooked food. But remember – safety comes first.

Slovenia – top hiking destination

Hiking in Slovenia rules! Find out why.

Slovenia – top hiking destination

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Alpine Slovenia

Alpine Slovenia, at the heart of the mountains, along lakes and rivers. Visit Triglav National Park, Bled, Bohinj, Kranjska Gora and the Soča Valley.

Alpine Slovenia

Alpine Slovenia

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Mountains and hills

From the green landscape, head to rocky heights, to Slovenian hills and mountains.

Mountains and hills

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Most popular mountain huts in Slovenia

Make a stop in popular Slovenian mountain huts.

Most popular mountain huts in Slovenia

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Stay safe in the mountains

Follow safety mountaineering tips.

Stay safe in the mountains

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Hiking and Mountaineering

Slovenia is a hiking paradise. More than 10,000 kilometres of marked hiking trails.

Hiking and Mountaineering

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Hiking in Slovenia

Hiking in Slovenia

How to see Slovenia on foot? Refer to this publication to find detailed descriptions of individual trails around Slovenia and the accommodation selection in particular areas.



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