A colourful rainbow of sea experiences
If you decide to visit the Slovenian coast, you certainly won't be bored. Take a stroll through charming coastal towns, wander around quaint inland villages and spice up your holidays with countless active adventures. You can always take a swim - but you can also feel the wind in your hair on boat trip or go diving in the deep blue of the Adriatic Sea. The land also has numerous adventures to offer such as bicycle riding, hiking, horse-back riding and rock climbing. Check out the selection of some of the most appealing experiences.
Cycling on a former railway line
Parenzana, also known as Porečanka, is a popular cycling trail between Trieste and Poreč which follows the route of a former railway line. There are many interesting things that you can see along the way. In the Slovenian section of the trail, you can visit three nature parks, the old town centre of Koper, and a beach by a lighthouse in Izola, and you can also see the Forma Viva collection of stone sculptures. There are also many other cycling trails that can take you around the coast and its countryside.
Climbing paradise on the Karst Edge
Would you like to complement your coastal holiday by adding a climbing adventure? The Karst Edge, which rises in the hinterland of Koper, is Slovenia's central climbing location where more than half of Slovenia’s climbing routes, with various levels of difficulty, are found. The most popular one among climbers is the wall in Osp, the oldest Slovenian village. You can also find a number of routes at Črni Kal and Črnotiče. In addition to climbing, you can also explore the natural and cultural characteristics of the Karst Edge on biking and hiking trails.
Find refreshment in well-maintained bathing areas
A series of well-maintained bathing areas can be found along the Slovenian coast, from Cape Debeli Rtič to Seča, for those who yearn for busy beaches and those who seek peaceful areas in nature by the sea.
Beaches of Piran and Portorož
Do you prefer more action-packed areas in and by the sea or are you looking for your own oasis of tranquillity accompanied by a sea breeze? You can find both in Portorož and Piran. Those looking for something more lively can head directly to Portorož’s central beach, while those looking for a more intimate spot can retreat to Moon Bay (Mesečev zaliv). In addition to the sea, there are two freshwater lakes in Fiesa, and the bathing site in Strunjan is also popular. There is quite a lot to choose from. Where will you go?More
Izola has eight beaches stretching over five kilometres. In the town itself there is a bathing area by the lighthouse. Towards Piran, Simon's Bay (Simonov zaliv) awaits you, a popular beach with an archaeological park nearby. You will also find beaches for the physically impaired and beaches suitable for dogs.More
Swimming in Koper
There are two bathing areas in Koper. If you like to be in touch with the city, then it is worth visiting the City Beach (Mestno kopališče) or, as the locals call it, the Wet Cat. Fun water experiences await you at the Žusterna beach. You can also have fun in the water on the stretch of land between Koper and Izola.More
At the beginning of the Slovenian coast, Ankaran awaits you with its beaches and natural bathing sites. Swim in the sea at Camp Adria. You will find beautiful beaches at Debeli Rtič. Youthful energy can be found at the Student beach (plaža Študent) with its musical entertainment, but you can also enjoy swimming at Valdoltra beach. The beach in St Bartholomew’s Bay (zaliv sv. Jerneja) is popular with those who are environmentally conscious.More
Stand-up paddleboarding trips on the sea
Enjoy the view of the coast from the sea as you go on stand-up paddleboarding trips. Even if you have never stood on a paddleboard before, do not worry, as experienced paddleboarders will be able to give you the right instructions on how to keep your balance on the board while enjoying the sea’s surface. You can also rent paddleboards and set off on a solo adventure to explore the most beautiful corners of the Slovenian coast.
From Piran to Moon Bay
Moon Bay is one of the gems of the Slovenian coast and the most easily accessible with a SUP. Or perhaps you’ll be tempted to steer through waves along the picturesque shore from Cape Madona in Piran...
Discover Izola by SUP
In Izola, there are eight developed beaches. On a SUP, you can visit them all! You can start from the beautiful White Rocks beach, pass Simon’s Bay and Izola’s lighthouse and arrive at the beach betwe...
Koper as seen from a SUP
Begin at the Žusterna water sports park where you can also rent a SUP and embark on an adventure to explore one of Slovenia’s EDEN destinations and see the historic town of Koper from the sea.
Sea adventures on or under the surface of the water
The mere blueness of the sea is enough to make you want to enjoy water activities. Even if you do not have suitable equipment, you can rent it in different spots on the coast. One of the largest water activity centres is in Koper. In addition to renting equipment for different sports activities, you can also take various courses or disconnect by engaging in various relaxation techniques.
Catch a favourable wind in your sails and sail along the 42-kilometre-long Slovenian coast with a sailboat. Make a stop at one of the marinas in lovely seaside towns and add even more value to your cr...
Surfing and kiting
Are you more attracted to the adrenaline rush of taming the wind than a calm voyage? Lovers of surfing and kiting can find just the right activity at Cape Ronek and the Lighthouse in Izola. The wind b...
Explore the Slovenian coast on hiking trails
Holidays at the seaside – with hiking shoes? Why not? On the Slovenian coast and its Istrian countryside, you can find many trails that will lead you among vineyards and olive groves, past special natural sites, pleasant Istrian villages, and cultural landmarks. You can head to the seaside on foot by taking different long-distance trails.
Slovenian Mountain Trail
The longest and most popular Slovenian long-distance hiking trail takes you from Maribor through the Alpine world to the coastal town of Ankaran.
The E6 European Long-Distance Path
The Slovenian section of the European long-distance trail, which runs from the Baltic to the Adriatic Sea, takes you from Pohorje across the Posavje hills, Dinaric Alps and the Koper countryside all t...
Exploring the coast on horseback
Do you love horseback riding? You can explore the surroundings on horseback even when you are at the seaside. Enjoy the company of horses while exploring the picturesque Istrian countryside and protected natural areas. There are horseback riding lessons available and various activities with horses for children.
Škocjanski Zatok Nature Reserve
You can take horses on the trails of the Škocjanski Zatok Nature Reserve and also spend that time observing various bird varieties that live in this brackish swamp.
Medljan Tourist Farm
Visit the Medljan Tourist Farm, where you can take a horse and head out on a horseback riding trail in the Izola countryside, while your children can make friends with horses on a tailor-made holiday.
Are you planning a stroll along the sea?
Here are some ideas for visits and adventures. Make your own itinerary for an unforgettable exploration of the Slovenian coast.
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