My way of taking a family trip

Give your family members a break from electronic devices and head out into nature together. Slovenia is criss-crossed with hiking and mountain trails. If you want to see natural and cultural treasures and learn about the life and work of people living in a certain region, then we recommend that you choose one of the numerous themed trails. To help you decide, we collected a few tips on where to hike with your youngsters.

Soča Trail

Take a walk in the kingdom of the Goldenhorn and see the beauty of the Triglav National Park. Follow the emerald Soča River from its spring to Bovec. You will be enchanted on the 25-kilometre trail by the wild beauty of the Trenta Valley, hidden natural gems such as the gorges of the Mlinarica and the Soča, and the hanging bridges over the river also have a special appeal. Learn about mountain herbs and flowers in the Juliana Alpine Botanical Garden.

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Rožle Trail

This trail, which is named for one of the best-known Slovenian fairy-tale heroes, will take you from the pleasant mountain village of Mojstrana to the Vrata Valley against the magnificent backdrop of the Triglav North Face. Along this trail of some 12 kilometres, the Triglavska Bistrica Stream will provide cold refreshment, and you will be taken aback at the sight of the picturesque Peričnik Waterfall. Don’t forget to visit the Slovenian Alpine Museum when in Mojstrana. Those of you who are braver than Vandot’s shy shepherd Rožle should climb the Grančišče via ferrata.

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Trail along Golte

Discover the picturesque mountain world combined with Karst phenomena at Golte. You will encounter an array of natural and cultural sights on this 6.5-kilometre trail. Stop at the mountain lake and admire the marvellous image of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps in the background. If you still have some energy left after the three-hour hike, ascend the highest peak of the Golte Plateau, Boskovec.

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Trail among the Brda Hills

Set out on a family hike among the idyllic Brda Hills. Uncover the interesting architectural heritage of Brda on the Drugmbernca Trail. If you enjoy exploring natural treasures and looking for traces of history, set out on the Črnica Trail. All trails start at Dobrovo Castle, which houses a museum collection.

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Barefoot Trail

Are you up for a very special adventure? Take off your shoes and walk along the Barefoot Trail near Terme Snovik. Enjoy a genuine contact with nature by literally feeling it under your feet. Walking barefoot on gravelly, forest and other surfaces will invigorate your blood circulation and relax your body and spirit. After a relaxing hike, you can all have fun in thermal swimming pools.

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Along the Pohorje Trail

Explore the natural and cultural sights of the Pohorje Hills. Enjoy the vistas from the Maribor vantage point of the Drava Valley and vine-growing hills. Hike in the shade of spruce forests and freshen up in the Pohorje streams. This 24-kilometre trail will also take you to the largest Pohorje waterfall, Veliki Šumik.

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Hiking among the Škofja Loka Hills

The Škofja Loka Hills have many trails suitable for an active family outing. You can admire the idyllic beauty of the hilly landscape, stop at a tourist farm and follow the traces of the former Rapallo Border.

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Follow in the footsteps of knights, shepherds and blacksmiths

In the vicinity of Radovljica and in the embrace of the Karavanke, learn the legend of Pegam and Lambergar along the Lamberg Trail through the Draga Valley, where the ruins of Kamen Castle welcome you at the entrance to the valley. Take your children on the St Peter's Trail, a popular hiking route, where you can enjoy wonderful views of the Julian Alps, Bled and Radovljica. Or take a walk along the Pusti grad natural science educational path by the Sava River and learn about the blacksmithing tradition of the Lipnica Valley.

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Via Bela Krajina

Discover the land of the mythological hero Green George on a 115-kilometre long, but not demanding, hiking trail that takes you among white birches and ferns, vineyards and fertile fields and along the green loveliness of the Kolpa River, which provides pleasant refreshment on warmer days. Walk the trail in stages and rest in between at Bela Krajina tourist farms or in a camp by the Kolpa.

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Trail along Rob (the edge)

No, there won’t be any extreme adventures. A 14-kilometre trail will take you along the edge of the Trnovo Plateau, through beech forests, across meadows and pastures and past lonely farmsteads from Predmeja to Col. The Otlica Natural Window is the grandest sight on the trail boasting magnificent views of the Vipava Valley.

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