In the Bears' Footsteps Endurance Hike
22 April 2023
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.
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.
Kamnik-Savinja Alps Hiking Festival
Fall in love with the beautiful world of Alpine peaks and valleys. You will be enchanted by the idyllic valleys on the doorstep of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, where life is still in perfect harmony with nature. Join hiking enthusiasts on group hikes organised by the Kamnik-Savinja Alps Hiking Festival. There is something there for everyone, with hikes along flatter trails to water springs and climbs to the peaks of Slovenia's second highest mountain range. You can also get to know the mountain world and life in the Alpine valleys through a wide range of accompanying events.
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.
International Wild Flower Festival
19 May – 4 June
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.
Outdoor Festival Mojstrana
10 – 11 June 2023
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.
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.
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.
Highlander Adventure Slovenia
24 – 28 June 2023 (Julian Alps)
30 August – 3 September 2023 (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.