Holidays in harmony with nature

Slovenia is committed to sustainable development, as demonstrated by numerous nature parks and protected areas, which make up thirteen per cent of Slovenia’s territory.  The natural and cultural features of these nature parks, which have successfully gained the prestigious Slovenia Green Park Label through their sustainable management, can be discovered in an active and green way – on foot, by bicycle or using public transport.  Spice up your holidays and make sure they are environmentally friendly.  Explore the uniqueness of each park and embrace nature's harmony. 

How to visit Slovenia in a green way

We pride ourselves of our unspoiled nature and rich cultural heritage, which we actively protect for the generations to come. We encourage you to help us in achieving this. Follow the green guidelines for ensuring sustainable behaviour before, during, and after your visit to Slovenia, so as to have a positive impact on the natural environment and local communities.

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A quick visit to Triglav National Park

The only national park in Slovenia and one of the oldest parks in Europe offers plenty of opportunities for active and environmentally friendly leisure time.  You can help protect the unique natural and cultural heritage typical of the Slovenian Alpine world by using public transport that connects many of the park’s top attractions. 

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Admire the surroundings while driving along the Bohinj Trail, one of the most picturesque railway tracks in Europe.  There’s plenty of space on the train for your bike.  And there is also a car train that runs between Bohinj and the Soča Valley. 

You can also reach the sights by hop-on, hop-off buses, provided in all villages in the park.

You can tour the lakes of Bohinj and Bled by electric-powered tourist boats.  On Lake Bled you can also take a ride in a traditional pletna boat and forever cherish the experience. 

Of course, you can connect even deeper with unspoiled nature on foot or on a bicycle.  There is no shortage of hiking and cycling trails here.

Natural features and attractions to visit in Triglav National Park

 

The Julian Alps that harbour the only Slovenian national park are rich with natural treasures and cultural heritage features forged by events from the past. Do not miss them! .

Environmentally friendly rambling around the Kozjansko Regional park

Mystical beech forests and meadow orchards full of indigenous varieties of apples and pears cover one of the most extensive protected areas in Slovenia.  The luxury of biodiversity is preserved by sustainable farming, as the people here have been living in harmony with nature for centuries. 

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The area is covered by a network of footpaths that are suitable for hikers of all ages.  While walking along the many interesting educational, thematic and pilgrim trails you can observe rare birds, butterflies and flowers. 

Guided tours are also organised in the protected area in a way that respects the welfare of the natural environment and its inhabitants. 

If you come to Kozjansko Park by train, there is an additional reward – a discount on pampering in the famous spa of Terme Olimia.

What can you see in Kozjansko Regional Park? 

Rich nature biodiversity and many more features in the area and the park’s surroundings. 

Logar Valley Landscape Park by bicycle

Do you like to explore nature on a bicycle? The Logar Valley Landscape Park offers one of the most picturesque cycling routes in Slovenia and beyond.  The beautiful Solčava panoramic road leads from Solčava to Podolše and past the Logar Valley back to Solčava.   

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A wonderful way to experience the Solčava panoramic road is by bicycle!  If you come to the Logar Valley Landscape Park without your bike, you can easily rent one in numerous places.   

Mountain bikes are, of course, the first choice, but there are also electric bikes available offering easier cycling to reach stunning natural features such as the mysterious Snow Cave and the magnificent Rinka Waterfall. 

During the summer, there is a shuttle to the waterfall which has plenty of space for your bike.

Discover the gems of the Logar Valley

A mighty waterfall or traces of our ancestors from ancient times? You can discover both and much more in the landscape park surrounded by the Kamnik and Savinja Alps.

The mysterious underground of the Škocjan Cave Regional Park 

The beauties of Slovenian nature parks go deep below the surface, and the Škocjan Cave Regional Park invites you on a unique experience to discover the Karst underground. 

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You can only visit this unique UNESCO natural heritage site on foot and thus with a zero carbon footprint.  You can join a guided tour of the underground canyons, tunnels, halls and abysses any day, all year round. 

In addition, the Rakov Škocjan Natural Science Education Trail that winds through the park offers an insight into the special features of the Karst landscape and highlights the importance of preserving such unique natural habitats. 

Cycling enthusiasts can ride their bikes to another beautiful Karst spot – the Lipica Stud Farm with its photogenic Lipizzaner horses. 

Škocjan Caves and the surrounding karst-related sights

Although the main attraction of the Škocjan Cave Park is the impressive underground canyon, its surroundings will also impress you with stunning natural treasures. You can opt to visit all three major Karst attractions, the Škocjan Caves, the Lipica Stud Farm and the vestiges of the region’s military history.   

My way of relaxing in nature

Create Slovenia’s green story together with us. Explore its green options and visit our nature and local communities in a respectful and responsible way.  Leave the city hustle and bustle behind and enjoy the healing power of nature. 

Breathe in the freshness of Slovenia’s nature parks

You can discover Slovenia's protected areas in a variety of ways.  Some favourites are hiking and cycling, but in some places you also have water adventures on more or less calm waters.  For lovers of horses there is nothing better than to explore the unspoiled nature on horseback.  Whatever activity you choose, do not forget to have fun responsibly and to leave no trace behind. 

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Breathe in the freshness of Slovenia’s nature parks

Breathe in the freshness of Slovenia’s nature parks

You can discover Slovenia's protected areas in a variety of ways.  Some favourites are hiking and cycling, but in some places you also have water adventures on more or less calm waters.  For lovers of horses there is nothing better than to explore the unspoiled nature on horseback.  Whatever activity you choose, do not forget to have fun responsibly and to leave no trace behind. 

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Relaxing experiences in nature parks

Relaxing experiences in nature parks

Authentic nature offers a pleasant haven away from the everyday hustle and bustle.  This is why escaping into a pure natural environment is an opportunity to stop for a moment, listen to the sounds of nature and find your inner harmony. Watching nature and its life will inspire you and fill you with energy to be able to face new challenges.

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Farm stays with a green story

Farm stays with a green story

Visiting a farm can be a pleasant experience for the whole family. Children will enjoy befriending the animals and running around, and you can enjoy genuine and tasty homemade food, relax your thoughts and get to know the farm work or simply appreciate the view of its green surroundings.  If you have a green mindset you will definitely choose a farm that bears the label of Slovenia Green.   

A green story of Slovenia

A green story of Slovenia

Slovenia is a pioneer in the field of strategic sustainable tourism development on a national level. Over a hundred Slovenian destinations and tourism service providers have successfully obtained the Slovenia Green label, which reflects their sustainable approach and responsible behaviour towards the environment. Discover your favourite green corners and experiences and join us in creating a better future.

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Sustainable cycling tour from the Alps to the Adriatic Sea

Sustainable cycling tour from the Alps to the Adriatic Sea

Cycling itself is one of the most environmentally friendly outdoor activities. Now you can enjoy a green-themed cycling tour from the Julian Alps to the Adriatic Sea. Bike Slovenia Green is the world’s first sustainable bike tour that guides you to destinations with a certificate of sustainability.

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Your perfect date with nature

Slovenia's natural features are exceptional and you will encounter masterpieces of nature that will amaze you in every corner of Slovenia.   

Feel the power of the therapeutic water

Experience treatments using incredible thermal and mineral waters in Slovenia.

Feel the power of the therapeutic water

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Springs of Life Energy

Provide your body with positive energy by visiting energy centres.

Springs of Life Energy

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Mountains and hills

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

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Caves

Stunning underground caves, including the world-renowned Postojna Cave.

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Parks

Discover a wealth of various plant and tree species.

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Slovenia’s waters

Discover the freshness and purity of Slovenia’s waters.

Slovenia’s waters

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