The beauty and diversity of Slovenia’s landscape and its rich cultural heritage inspire its people and encourage them to create innovative experiences. New ideas to bring diversity to holidays in our green country are born. Every year, the Slovenian Tourist Board gives out awards to the best concepts in tourism. These awards are called Snovalec, and the products that have already been established in practice are given the title Sejalec. Learn about the best idea of 2017!
Explore nature in colours
Are you keen on learning about life in different natural environments? Joint trips focusing on natural sciences and trips organised by the Zavod Symbiosis Institute to experience an authentic contact with Slovenia’s nature. Visit natural environments accompanied by a specialist guide, expert in natural sciences, and learn about the plants and animals in these areas. Listen to interesting stories and use your camera lens to catch wonderful moments of nature. Embark on an adventure of learning about the special features of Lake Cerknica, Rakov Škocjan, the Javorniki Plateau, the Pivka intermittent lakes, the Nanoščica river basin, and many other natural landmarks. The Nature in Colours project is the finalist in the selection for the winner of the 2017 Sejalec title.
A climbing holiday on the Karst Edge
Would you like to spend a slightly different kind of holiday? Head to the inland areas of the Slovenian coastal region and experience a climbing holiday on the Karst Edge. This is a dream destination for any climber, as it offers some of the best rock-climbing walls and excellent conditions for climbing all year long. Regardless of the level of your climbing abilities, you will find a route that suits you, and neither rain nor wind will stop you. Such a sports climbing holiday in the company of world-class climbing instructors with Jurij Ravnik at the helm will be enjoyed by everyone – professionals, beginners, and children alike. You can choose between an eight- or an eleven-day holiday, during which you will surely not be bored. In order to add variety to these indescribable adventures on rock walls, you will be taken through the inland areas of Slovenian Istria, where you will explore the hidden gems of nature and culture and taste the delicacies of local cuisine.
Active holidays for those with physical disabilities
In the Loka Valley, even those with physical disabilities can enjoy a bicycle ride by riding adapted bicycles. Go on a guided cycling tour for individuals or groups of persons with physical disabilities accompanied by a local tour guide and discover the beauties of the Notranjska region. You can also learn about the idyllic rural environment on adapted bicycles through a web application called Bikemap. Children and young people can sit on an adapted tricycle. After you have finished your cycling adventure, spend the night in the first youth hostel with access for people with disabilities in Slovenia – Ars Viva.
A culinary journey on a museum train
Take a seat in a travelling restaurant where, in addition to tasty dishes, you will also learn about the picturesque mountain landscape along the way. On a culinary journey on a museum train on the Bohinj railway line connecting the Gorenjska and Primorska regions, the students of the Higher Vocational College for Hospitality and Tourism Bled will serve you selected local delicacies that are typical for the places along the way. And you can simply enjoy the view through your window of the picturesque Posočje region. The journey will be topped off with a visit to the Brda Hills where you can also taste local gastronomic delights, admire the idyllic Brda villages, and learn about the history, customs, and life of the locals.
The legend of tarragon and a dragon
Have you ever asked yourselves what tarragon and a dragon have in common? If you ever visit Slovenia and its capital city, you will discover that they actually have a lot in common. Legend has it that the severely injured Argonaut Jason fought a dragon from the Ljubljana Marshes and quickly got better thanks to tarragon, the miracle herb. For this reason, tarragon is known as the dragon herb. Because a dragon is also a distinctive symbol of Ljubljana, an idea about special culinary souvenirs was born, connecting tarragon and the dragon. As you stroll through Ljubljana’s souvenir shops, you can find tarragon drinks with dragon names. As a cherry on top, you can taste a tarragon cocktail in a selected bar.