Autumn’s here... What of it? The active don’t mind what season it is!

And this is certainly true in Slovenia. You will always find activities to fill your free time. And autumn is no exception. Quite the opposite, in fact: the myriad shades of nature and the more pleasant temperatures are an even bigger magnet for those who like to be active outdoors. Even a cloudy, rainy day can be turned into an active adventure by exploring the world beneath the Earth’s surface. You may have to take a few more items of clothing than in the summer, but you will be rewarded with stunning colourful images and the fertile scents of autumn. So put on your hiking boots, hop on your bike or saddle up your horse and head out into the autumn nature! You might feel like an autumn adrenaline rush, too.

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Take a walk in the autumn nature

When bathed in sunshine, autumn is ideal for hikers, as the temperatures are not so high anymore but still pleasant enough for a hike. The best hiking experiences await you in the hills and lower mountains, where you can enjoy the splendour of the colours. You may find edible mushrooms or chestnuts along the forest paths or catch the scent of ripe produce if you meander through the vineyards and fields. You can still go to the high mountains to escape any fog in the valleys, although you should bear in mind that the days are shorter in autumn, many of the huts are already closed and you may encounter snow in some areas.

Cycling into autumn

Autumn is certainly not yet the moment to put your bike away. In fact, this is an excellent time to ride across and explore Slovenia. In some areas, temperatures are still pleasant enough to enjoy cycling even in late autumn. It is especially worth cycling in wine-growing areas, where you can hit upon the joyful atmosphere surrounding the new wine harvest. Of course, when on a cycling journey, stop off at friendly hosts and farms, where the locals will be happy to help you recharge your batteries with a good bite or sip made with fresh ingredients, of which there is no shortage in the autumn.

Experiencing autumn on horseback

Why not experience the magic of autumn from the saddle? The best horse-related experiences await you in Lipica, home of the elegant Lipizzaner. Here you can go riding on your own through the Karst landscape, which glows with the red leaves of smoke bush in the autumn, or if you are not such a skilled rider, you could take a carriage ride instead. If Lipica is the cradle of the Lipizzaner, Ljutomer is the centre of harness racing, and it is by no means out of the question that you’ll come across a harness race when you visit Prlekija. Horse riding opportunities can also be found on many farms and ranches.

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Lipica – cradle of the Lipizzaner

One of Slovenia’s greatest attractions is the Lipizzaner Stud Farm in Lipica, which has been in operation since 1580 and is considered to be the oldest in the world. The tradition of breeding these elegant white horses, which are named after Lipica, is inscribed on the UNESCO List of Intangible Cultural Heritage. You can admire the elegance of the Lipizzaner horses at classical riding shows and training sessions and experience the Karst in a carriage or on horseback.

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Peek into the mysterious world beneath the Earth’s surface!

You can turn rainy days into a unique adventure below the surface of the Earth. Discover the mysterious Slovenian underground, which is especially stunning in the Karst. Here you’ll find the famous Postojna Cave, the most visited tourist cave in Europe, which you can visit on a unique cave train, or you can put yourself in the shoes of the original cave explorers. In addition to Postojna, there are a number of other caves well worth visiting. And not only caves. Abandoned mine shafts can also offer active and even adrenaline-pumping experiences.

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An adrenaline-fuelled adventure in the most famous karst cave in Europe, which will transform you from tourists into explorers.

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In the footsteps of the first cave explorers - In the footsteps of Luka Čeč

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Become a part of an underground adventure in which you will row through the flooded tunnels of the largest lead and zinc mine in this part of Europe.

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Kayaking adventure through the underground of Mount Peca

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Feel the adrenaline rush of a mountain bike ride through the abandoned tunnels of the Mežica Mine under Mount Peca.

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Adrenaline-pumping mountain bike descent on the Black Hole Trail

Your adrenaline-filled autumn

Why not use the autumn for adrenaline-filled adventures? Whizz down ziplines and take in the autumn-coloured landscape below! Test your skills and courage in adrenaline parks across Slovenia. Seize a warm, sunny autumn day to climb a via ferrata or visit an outdoor climbing area. When it rains, you can take refuge in sports halls, where you can climb on artificial walls.

Fly like a bird with the help of ziplines

Ready, set, go – slide down the most daring ziplines in Slovenia.

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Let the adventure begin!

Find adrenaline fun in adventure parks.

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Ferratas and climbing sites in Slovenia

Find climbing challenges and delight in the views on via ferratas, and in Slovenia’s many natural and artificial climbing areas.

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Ideas for explorers in autumn days

Don’t let autumn’s rainy days thwart your exploratory spirit! Unforgettable adventures await you indoors too! Or you can upgrade your active holiday in Slovenia with a visit to unusual museums or virtual reality experiences. Or turn detective and try your hand at solving puzzles and cracking codes in escape rooms.

Unusual museums in Slovenia

Enter the world of Slovenia's unusual museum collections.

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Find your way out of Slovenia’s escape rooms

Enter a world of exciting adventures and find your way out of escape rooms.

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Top virtual reality experiences in Slovenia

Discover interesting stories from Slovenia with the help of virtual reality.

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Spend active autumn holidays in Slovenia

Have we convinced you that autumn in Slovenia can be fun and a(ttra)ctive? Browse through our selection of active autumn holidays and book your autumn break today.

Autumn in Slovenia is full of adventure!

Autumn may not be your favourite time of year, but if you visit Slovenia during this season, you might well change your mind. There are plenty of interesting experiences, many related to wine-growing traditions and wine culture. As well as keeping fit, you can also maintain your good health by visiting Slovenia’s natural spas.

Hints for the best autumn experience in Slovenia

Spend autumn in Slovenia your way!

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Top reasons for an autumn visit to wine-producing Slovenia

Experience the magic of autumn in the wine-producing regions of Slovenia.

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Farm stays that tell a green story

Choose a holiday on one of the farm stays whose sustainable attitude is proven by the Slovenia Green Label.

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Historic towns with a wine tradition

Visit historic towns boasting rich wine tradition.

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The best observation towers in Slovenia

Capture the most beautiful views of the world below from Slovenia’s observation towers.

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Active experiences and relaxation in spas

Treat yourself to an active break and relaxation in Slovenian spas.

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Strengthening your immune system

Read some suggestions on activities you can do in Slovenia to strengthen your immune system.

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Autumn gastronomic events in Slovenia

Taste Slovenian gastronomy at autumn festivals and culinary events.

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