Slovenia is a hiking paradise

Slovenia is a land with thousands of trails inviting you to experience active adventures. Hiking and mountain climbing hold a special place in the hearts of Slovenians. A wide range of interesting and diverse trails will excite any hiker. On these trails you can get to know both Alpine valleys and the mysterious mountain world. You will also be enchanted by the idyllic Slovenian uplands and plains. The best possible way to experience the diverse landscape of Slovenia, from mountain peaks to the coast, from plains to steep slopes are the picturesque long-distance trails. Discover interesting trails with exceptional views and experiences which will stay in your heart for a long time.

Closer to nature

Hiking trails will bring you closer to nature. Every step you take is a new experience. Each breath you take fills you up with freshness and beauty that surround you. Every sound in nature is music for your heart. Which is why each trail, no matter how challenging, will be worth the effort.

Walk the whole of Slovenia in stages

The long-distance trails crossing Slovenian landscapes are considered the most beautiful. Some of them run through other European countries and pass through Slovenia.  Let the beautiful images of the green countryside stay in your mind and meet Slovenian nature, culture and cuisine from the Alps to the sea, from the crystal clear Soča to the dreamy Mura. The longest trail, running across Slovenia in its entirety, presents the country from the picturesque Pohorje Hills through the mighty Alpine peaks to the coast. Which one would you pick?

Explore

Everyone can find a trail to suit them

Are you planning a family hike or are you on the lookout for special hiking challenges? There are trails for everyone in Slovenia. You can ascend majestic 2,000-metre peaks and marvel at the world below, enjoy scenic lowland trails or choose something in between and go for a hike in Slovenian hills.

Mountains

The most beautiful views await you on the tallest peaks.

Mountains

More

Highlands

Head to green forests. You can hike on easy trails or you can be challenged by high mountain peaks.

Highlands

More

Plains

Take a hiking adventure in the lowlands of Slovenia. Interesting walking, thematic, educational, and mountain trails can be found everywhere.

Plains

More

The most beautiful trails for memories that last a lifetime

If you’re not yet fit enough or simply lack the time to venture on one of the long-distance trails in Slovenia, you can choose shorter tours. The selection is really broad, but we’ll help you with a few tips about which trails are the most picturesque and also most popular.

najlepse poti_triglav_dolina triglavskih jezer

Circular Trail to Mt Triglav

Stara Fužina Kredarica Mt Triglav Dolič Pass Triglav Lakes Valley Stara Fužina

It is believed among the Slovenians that to be a "true" Slovenian one must climb Mt Triglav, the highest Slovenian peak, at least once in a lifetime. This is also an attractive peak for foreign hikers because it’s possible to see the entire Slovenian territory from the top of the mountain on a clear day. Various trails lead to the top of the 2,864-metre tall mountain. One of the most beautiful is the three-day tour on which you will discover the mountain pastures of Bohinj and the picturesque Triglav Lakes. But pay attention. If you are not comfortable with heights, don’t venture on this tour, as the top section is quite exposed. Use suitable mountaineering equipment and be physically fit.

Location
Julian Alps, high mountains
Length
25 km, difference in altitude: 2,300 m
Duration
3 days
Difficulty
medium to very difficult, marked trail

najlepse poti_kofce

Trail to Mt Veliki vrh (Košuta)

Tržič (Matizovec) Kofce Mt Veliki vrh (Košuta)

On a beautiful day, this trail is exceptionally popular, especially due to the culinary delights in the Dom na Kofcah Mountain Hut. What hikers enjoy most is the "home" speciality of the hut, delicious štruklji dumplings. The trail is pleasant, not too difficult and offers wonderful views of the surrounding area in the second half of the ascent. From the top of the Košuta ridge, you can see both the Slovenian and Austrian sides.

Location
Karavanke Alps, high mountains
Difference in altitude
1,173 m
Duration
4.5 hours
Difficulty
medium

najlepse poti_logarska dolina

Thematic Trail along the Logar Valley

The Logar Valley Trail is a natural and ethnographic trail leading through beautiful corners of preserved nature and culture in the Logar Valley Landscape Park. These include the spring of the Savinja River, imposing boulders, a forester’s hut, a charcoal burner’s hut, a hunting lookout, a giant juniper and many other attractions. The highlight of the trail is the Rinka Waterfall. The trail is not demanding and is suitable for a family hike in nature.

Visit website

Location
Kamnik-Savinja Alps, high mountains
Length
7 km
Duration
3 hours
Difficulty
medium, marked trail

Safety comes first

Mountains and hills with their wild beauty and extensive views attract numerous mountaineers and hikers. But safety must be observed. When venturing on a hike, use suitable hiking equipment, check the weather forecast and choose the trails suited to your physical fitness.

Explore

najlepse pohodniske poti_pohorska pot

Pohorje Trail

Explore the Pohorje Hills with their extensive forests, the Šumik Virgin Forest, waterfalls and peat bogs with lakes. Head past St. Bolfenk Church and go through spruce forests, past Areh and Žigartov vrh to Pri Bajgotu, where three small Pohorje rivers meet and several forest roads cross. From here, pass the Veliki Šumik Waterfall, the largest waterfall of the Pohorje Hills, and descend along the Lobnica River to Ruše. Make sure not to miss the genuine Pohorje dishes along the way, which are part of the Pohorje Culinary Transversal.

Location
Pohorje Hills, hills
Length
7 km
Duration
3 hours
Difficulty
medium, marked trail

najlepse pohodniske poti_lovrenska jezera

Lovrenc Lakes

The main stars of the hike across the Pohorje pastures and forests to the raised bogs are the small lakes or bog windows that gave this boggy terrain its name, the Lovrenc Lakes. A nicely maintained circular trail with wooden footbridges leads to the heart of the bog, where you can ascend a wooden observation tower. The bog is the habitat of rare plant and animal species, among which the carnivorous round-leaved sundew is the most interesting.

Location
Pohorje Hills, hills
Length
8 km
Duration
1.5 hours
Difficulty
easy

Tree Top Walk

You’ll find a 1,043-metre long Tree Top Walk on top of Mt Rogla where you can observe the world below from 20 metres above ground. Also literally, as you can look vertically down through the safety nets at certain places. Along the walk can be found information boards about Pohorje nature and adrenaline challenges. From the 37-metre observation tower, it’s possible to admire the surrounding green hills and plains all the way to the Julian Alps.

More

Tree Top Walk

Tree Top Walk

You’ll find a 1,043-metre long Tree Top Walk on top of Mt Rogla where you can observe the world below from 20 metres above ground. Also literally, as you can look vertically down through the safety nets at certain places. Along the walk can be found information boards about Pohorje nature and adrenaline challenges. From the 37-metre observation tower, it’s possible to admire the surrounding green hills and plains all the way to the Julian Alps.

More

najlepse pohodniske poti_pot na blegos

Trail to Mt Blegoš from Hotavlje

Mt Blegoš, the second highest peak in the Škofja Loka Hills, is attractive for hikers. The trail from Hotavlje will take you across scenic meadows and through beech forests. The views from Mt Blegoš, rich in diverse flora, are marvellous. Just under the peak, you can regain your strength in the Koča na Blegošu Mountain Hut before descending past the Zavetišče gorske straže na Jelencih Shelter and along the old path towards the settlement of Volaka back to your starting point.

Location
Škofja Loka Hills, hills
Length
8 km
Duration
4 hours
Difficulty
easy

najlepse pohodniske poti_roska pot

Rog Hiking Trail (In the footsteps of the brown bear)

The Kočevje forests are the kingdom of the brown bear. Through the forests leads a trail marked with a bear paw symbol. The trail reveals the most interesting corners of the Kočevski Rog forests; it passes numerous natural attractions, the remains of the lost villages of the Gottschee Germans and houses or farmsteads which are still inhabited. In spring, you can join the endurance hike In the Bear’s Footsteps when the hikers walk a distance of more than 60 kilometres in a single day. 

Location
Kočevsko region, hills
Length
64 km
Duration
18 hours
Difficulty
difficult

najlepse pohodniske poti_pot po robu_vipavska dolina

Trail along Rob (the edge)

The trail along the "edge" of Mt Gora will reward you with majestic views of the Vipava Valley, the Karst and all the way to the Trieste and Piran Bay. The trail starts at Predmeja and leads across the undulating Karst landscape through beech forests, pastures and meadows, past remote farmsteads to Col. Along the way, you can see natural features such as the Otlica Natural Window from where you can enjoy a view of the Vipava Valley. The Slovenian Mountain Trail also runs along the ridge.

Location
Vipava Valley, lowlands
Length
14 km
Duration
5 hours
Difficulty
medium

najlepse pohodniske poti_crnica_brda

Brda Hiking Trail – Črnica

Set out through the Brda vineyards, along paths that fork in several directions and down farm tracks into the most hidden corners of the Brda Hills. The starting point is at the Dobrovo Castle, while many other cultural and natural sights can be explored along the way, such as the natural stone bridge above the Kožbanjšček Stream. While hiking through the small Brda villages, you can enjoy wonderful vistas of the idyllic landscape. Also try the delicacies of Brda cuisine and superb Brda wines to restore your energy.

Location
Brda Hills, lowlands
Length
16.5 km
Duration
5 hours
Difficulty
easy

Enrich your life with stories from Slovenia 

SUBSCRIBE TO E-STORIES FROM SLOVENIA AND RECEIVE AN OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES E-GUIDE. FREE OF CHARGE.

Subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter and stay up-to-date with holidays in Slovenia, seasonal offers and trip opportunities. Even before you have the pleasure of reading the first issue, you will receive a comprehensive Slovenia Outdoor e-guide. Almost 100 pages of the most beautiful ideas for sports and recreation in the green natural environment await you.

Subscribe

Top IG Stories about Active Adventures

Looking for an idea about how to invigorate your active break in Slovenia? View unique Instagram Stories about active outdoor activities @FeelSlovenia.

Are you in the mood for a hike? 

Take part in some of the numerous hiking festivals and events, where you will learn about Slovenian natural and cultural heritage together with like-minded people. Make a stop at one of the mountain lodges and regain your strength. You can also explore Slovenia on a bicycle.

Slovenia – top hiking destination

Hiking in Slovenia rules! Find out why.

Slovenia – top hiking destination

More

Most popular mountain huts in Slovenia

Make a stop in popular Slovenian mountain huts.

Most popular mountain huts in Slovenia

More

Across Slovenia in hiking boots

Discover the most interesting hiking festivals and events in Slovenia

Across Slovenia in hiking boots

More

The Most Beautiful Biking Trails

Pick an unforgettable cycling experience on some of the most beautiful trails.

The Most Beautiful Biking Trails

More

Active holidays

Discover the world of active outdoor adventures in Slovenia.

Active holidays

More

Top educational themed trails in Slovenia

Themed trails that help you to discover the local natural and cultural heritage in a fascinating way.

Top educational themed trails in Slovenia

More
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.



Stories from Slovenia

Sign up for our monthly newsletter to receive a green piece of Slovenia in your inbox, and learn about holidays, seasonal offers, upcoming events and travel options.

Share with friends

Add to favourites Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Vkontakte Recommend to a friend