Active holidays in the embrace of nature

Slovenia is a green playground in the middle of Europe. Its diverse landscape where the Karst, Mediterranean, Alpine and Pannonian worlds meet offers a wide range of possibilities for active outdoor adventures that you will find hardly anywhere else.

Climb to the top of a mountain or a hill. On foot or by bicycle. Have fun with your kids in family-friendly ski resorts. Feel the adrenaline. Breathe in the freshness of nature amid green forests, on horseback, by the water or on golf courses. Enter the world of active experiences.

 

Why is Slovenia so successful in sports? 

Slovenia has a heart that beats for sports. This is reflected in both the many active citizens and in the many sporting achievements and medals won by Slovenian athletes in major competitions. You might ask what is so special about this small country in the heart of Europe that makes it so great in the sporting world. We will let you in on a small part of the secret of its success.

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365 days of exciting activities

No matter when you visit Slovenia, there is always something to do.  Active adventures await you all year round.

WINTER

While skiers, snowboarders and other winter enthusiasts can enjoy the snow, those at the other end of Slovenia can cycle and walk in clear weather or catch the bora wind in the Adriatic Sea. 

SPRING

When the hills turn green, the easily accessible mountain huts are often full of hikers and mountain bikers. Seekers of adrenaline adventures in the air can also spread their wings, while climbers at that time look for challenges on the steep rocky slopes near the sea shore.

SUMMER

When the sun warms up the highest Slovenian peaks, there are no longer any obstacles for spending time outdoors. While you can enjoy the fresh air in the mountains, the sea, lakes and rivers provide possibilities for many refreshing sports challenges. Green forests offer pleasant shade perfect for a walk.

AUTUMN

Autumn is ideal for those who prefer to be active in the slightly cooler months. Cycling through the vineyards and hiking among the thousand shades of autumn colours are special experiences. In the underground world there is only one season and you can explore it any time. 

Slovenia is a hiking paradise

Spend your holidays in the heart of the hilly Slovenian landscape. Walk through the diverse, unspoiled landscape intertwined with more than 10,000 kilometres of marked and well-kept hiking trails. You can stop at mountain huts, stay overnight in hiking hotels and at campsites. Climb the mountains and breathe the fresh mountain air.

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Over 10,000 km of trails

5,000 km of themed trails

178 mountain huts, shelters and bivouacs

More than 50 specialised accommodations for hikers

Choose the trails of your choice

Among the many different hiking trails, it is easy to find the one that suits your taste and your level of physical fitness.

Top hiking trails

Every step you take along a Slovenian hiking and mountain trail is an experience. But there are some trails that will particularly fascinate you. With their views, the sights along the way and their diversity, they will be sure to make you want to come back. Discover some of the most beautiful trails in Slovenia.

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Top hiking trails

Top hiking trails

Every step you take along a Slovenian hiking and mountain trail is an experience. But there are some trails that will particularly fascinate you. With their views, the sights along the way and their diversity, they will be sure to make you want to come back. Discover some of the most beautiful trails in Slovenia.

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Take the time to tackle the long distance trails

Take the time to tackle the long distance trails

Explore the diversity of the Slovenian landscape along the long distance trails that connect various parts of the country. These take you from the mountains to the seacoast, across hills and plains, and past Slovenia’s natural and cultural attractions. Most long distance trails are part of an international network of trails that connect several European countries. The longest trail that runs across Slovenian territory, as well as the oldest European long distance trail, is the Slovenian Alpine Trail. 

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The most breath-taking views from Slovenian mountain peaks

The most breath-taking views from Slovenian mountain peaks

Mighty mountains beckon us to the heights. The effort of walking uphill is rewarded with magnificent views that make your heart leap. The views from Slovenia's peaks leave a different but lasting impression on each of us. Take a look at visitors' impressions and photos from Slovenia's most popular peaks on Instagram.

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Themed trails = the best school in nature

Themed trails = the best school in nature

Slovenia is intertwined with hiking trails that will bring the natural and cultural features of each region closer to you in an interesting way. They reveal interesting stories and special features of the places you visit. Some of the trails are also home to fairy-tale creatures.

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Via ferrata trails to the most beautiful views

Via ferrata trails to the most beautiful views

Ferratas or secured climbing trails are also becoming a real hit in Slovenia. But remember, these are challenging trails that require the relevant protective equipment and a good fitness level.

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Explore Slovenia by bike

The diverse Slovenian landscape boasting a myriad of natural attractions makes for a perfect cycling holiday destination. Here, you will definitely find suitable routes for yourself, your friends and family. Thanks to the Mediterranean climate you can go cycling in Slovenia almost all year round.  

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365 days of cycling opportunities

More than 10 long-distance cycling trails 

11 bike parks

More than 50 specialised accommodations for cyclists

Go on a bike trip

Cyclists of all kinds will definitely find routes and tours in Slovenia where every kilometre will be a pleasure. From well-maintained cycle paths to adventurous single-tracks - you can find all of this in Slovenia.

10 reasons why you should go cycling around Slovenia

Slovenia is a paradise for cyclists. Cycling is one of the most popular activities among Slovenians. The successes of Slovenian cyclists at top cycling races additionally boost the enthusiasm for cycling. The diverse landscape is the perfect venue for all kinds of cycling – road to mountain cycling, family cycling or long-distance challenges. Discover more reasons why it is worth visiting Slovenia by bike.

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10 reasons why you should go cycling around Slovenia

10 reasons why you should go cycling around Slovenia

Slovenia is a paradise for cyclists. Cycling is one of the most popular activities among Slovenians. The successes of Slovenian cyclists at top cycling races additionally boost the enthusiasm for cycling. The diverse landscape is the perfect venue for all kinds of cycling – road to mountain cycling, family cycling or long-distance challenges. Discover more reasons why it is worth visiting Slovenia by bike.

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Top road cycling tours

Top road cycling tours

Road cycling is gaining in popularity among Slovenians on the wings of successes of Slovenian professional cyclists. We have our own "treats" for the most enthusiastic cyclists on racing bikes. Discover some of the most popular road cycling tours where top Slovenian cyclists have been making names for themselves.

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Mountain cycling experiences

Mountain cycling experiences

The diverse Slovenian landscape offers excellent venue for mountain bikers. Get to know Slovenia by travelling the most beautiful touring cycling routes, which lead you to luxurious views, skill challenges and, above all, to indescribable pleasures in green nature - from the Alpine world to the sea.

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Bike Slovenia Green – a bike tour connecting green destinations

Bike Slovenia Green – a bike tour connecting green destinations

Experience a unique biking adventure from the Julian Alps to the Adriatic Sea. Take a ride along the world's first sustainable bike trail that connects destinations with a certificate of sustainability. 

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Ride for kilometres on long-distance bike trails

Ride for kilometres on long-distance bike trails

Some are part of international trails, other connect interesting places in Slovenia. Long-distance cycling routes in Slovenia lead you through the green country and reveal its diversity. With all the attractions along the way, the kilometres will fly by.

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Enjoy winter in Slovenia

When snowflakes dance in the sky and create a wonderful winter landscape, it is time for fun in the snow.  In addition to the well-maintained ski slopes, you can choose among many other winter activities in Slovenia. Explore snow-covered landscapes on cross-country skis. Sit on a sled or put on your snowshoes and take a walk in the virgin white snow. Do you like adrenaline? Snow parks beckon snowboarders, while snowy mountain peaks attract ski touring enthusiasts. Enter the world of unforgettable experiences on snow and ice.

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More than 10 large ski centres and more than 30 smaller ski resorts

15 active ski schools with professional instructors

6 venues for major international winter sports competitions

The single ski pass SKI PASS SLOVENIA connects several Slovenian ski resorts

Wide range of activities in the snow

Skis of all kinds, snowboards, sledges and other winter equipment will definitely be of use in Slovenia. Even if you don't have everything with you, don't worry, you can always rent the equipment for various sports activities.

Top reasons to go skiing in Slovenia

In Slovenia, distances between individual parts of the country are very small. Ski resorts are also relatively close to each other and connected by the single skiing ticket. Most of the ski resorts are family-friendly. In addition to skiing, you can enjoy many other winter activities.

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Top reasons to go skiing in Slovenia

Top reasons to go skiing in Slovenia

In Slovenia, distances between individual parts of the country are very small. Ski resorts are also relatively close to each other and connected by the single skiing ticket. Most of the ski resorts are family-friendly. In addition to skiing, you can enjoy many other winter activities.

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Crossing the snowy landscape on cross-country skis

Crossing the snowy landscape on cross-country skis

Cross-country skiing is one of the most popular activities among the Slovenians, proof of which is that you can find well-maintained cross-country trails in many places all over Slovenia. Everyone can enjoy cross-country skiing: true cross-country enthusiasts as well as beginners.

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Take a hike on the snow cover with winter boots and snowshoes

Take a hike on the snow cover with winter boots and snowshoes

Winter has its charms. A stroll in the snow-covered countryside instils peace and fills you with energy. So put on your winter hiking boots or your snowshoes and take a hike along the snow-covered plains. Discover your winter fairy tale in the middle of pristine nature.

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Adrenaline-packed winter experience

Adrenaline-packed winter experience

Are you looking for an adrenaline-fuelled winter experience? You can choose among a variety of fun adventures on ski slopes that are also suitable for families. Those seeking daring experiences can perform the craziest tricks in snow parks or take the pristine snow-covered slopes.

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Safe ski touring

Safe ski touring

Do you like the feeling of freedom in the middle of endless whiteness? Descend down the blanket of snow with touring skis. But be careful! Check the weather and snow conditions before you set off and make sure you have the right protective equipment.

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Indulge in water adventures

Slovenia is rich in natural water resources and is the perfect place for activities in and by the water. Refresh yourself with a swim in the sea, lakes and rivers or in swimming pools. Sail and surf with the wind in your hair or simply hop in a boat or on a paddleboard and paddle through the crystal clear waters. Do you enjoy adrenaline-filled adventures? Go down the river rapids by raft, kayak or canoe and discover the beauty of Slovenia’s narrow gorges. Relax while fishing and take a passenger ferry along the Slovenian rivers.

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One of Europe's most water-rich countries with more than 27,000 kilometres of watercourses

Slovenia's longest river is the Sava and the warmest is the Kolpa

More than 300 waterfalls

Standing waters cover 0.3% of the Slovenian territory, and the largest natural lakes are Lake Bohinj and Lake Bled

Activities to refresh you

Slovenia's clear waters offer plenty of opportunities for an active holiday.  You can swim there or paddle along their surface, catch the wind in your sails or dive into their depths.

Where can you swim in Slovenia?

When the air warms up and it is time to freshen up, stop by Slovenian lakes, rivers and the sea. Everywhere you go you will find natural bathing sights and other places where you can dive into the water. In the cities, visit well-equipped bathing areas where you won't get bored. Whenever you want to go for a swim, you can always visit a spa.

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Where can you swim in Slovenia?

Where can you swim in Slovenia?

When the air warms up and it is time to freshen up, stop by Slovenian lakes, rivers and the sea. Everywhere you go you will find natural bathing sights and other places where you can dive into the water. In the cities, visit well-equipped bathing areas where you won't get bored. Whenever you want to go for a swim, you can always visit a spa.

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Active by the sea

Active by the sea

The sea provides countless opportunities for water activities. Catch the wind in your sails, ride the surf between the waves, dive into the depths and discover their mysterious world, paddle on the sea surface or simply swim in the blue of the Adriatic Sea.

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SUPing is super!

SUPing is super!

Catch the real balance on stand-up paddleboards and enjoy the gliding across the water. On the lake, sea or river. In nature or in the city. If you don't have a paddleboard with you, you can rent one at many waterside locations.

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Fishing – catch your lucky moment

Fishing – catch your lucky moment

Treat yourself to a unique meditation by the crystal clear Slovenian rivers. They are home to many species of freshwater fish, including the popular Soča marble trout and brown trout, grayling, rainbow trout, huchen and carp. Slovenia is a fly-fishing paradise and with its wealth of rivers and picturesque surroundings it provides an unforgettable fishing experience.

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Water experiences in spas

Water experiences in spas

Fun is also on the menu in Slovenian thermal spas. Thermal water parks invite you with their thrilling water slides, fast and slow rivers and other attractions that spice up the day for all generations. In addition to swimming and massage pools, many of them also have saunas and wellness centres where you can find a cosy corner in which to relax.

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For adrenaline enthusiasts

Do you enjoy special experiences? When your heart skips a beat and your heart rate increases. Explore Slovenia from a different perspective.  See the landscape from the air, hear the sound of water rapids, feel the adrenaline rush. It is an experience that will turn your holiday into an unforgettable lifetime event.

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The biggest zip line in Europe (Učja) and the steepest zip line in the world (Planica)

More than 20 adventure and adrenaline parks

More than 40 paragliding launch sites

The Soča River – the most adrenaline-packed river for water adventures

Activities that fill you up with adrenaline

Enjoy a daring adventure and go on a breath-taking experience of your choice. On river rapids, in the air, among the treetops or on steep cliffs.

Rivers are a playground for adrenaline adventures

Wild river rapids are the perfect testing ground for all adrenaline seekers. Rafting, kayaking, canoeing or something more daring – try out refreshing fun that will get your blood pumping. Explore narrow gorges in a wetsuit and discover the magic of canyoning by going down a waterfall.

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Rivers are a playground for adrenaline adventures

Rivers are a playground for adrenaline adventures

Wild river rapids are the perfect testing ground for all adrenaline seekers. Rafting, kayaking, canoeing or something more daring – try out refreshing fun that will get your blood pumping. Explore narrow gorges in a wetsuit and discover the magic of canyoning by going down a waterfall.

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Adrenaline rushes down daring zip lines

Adrenaline rushes down daring zip lines

Did you know that Slovenia has the longest zip line in Europe and the steepest in the world? Go on a daring descent along zip line and enjoy the view of the world below you – over wild gorges, high in the mountains, over riverbeds or over a magnificent ski flying hill.

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Top adrenaline and adventure parks

Top adrenaline and adventure parks

Giant swings, thrilling zip lines, tests of balance and conquering heights... find all of this and more at Slovenia’s adrenaline and adventure parks, spread all over Slovenia.

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Adrenaline in the air

Adrenaline in the air

In Slovenia, you can find places with excellent thermic conditions that attract paragliders and hang gliders. There are also more than 40 launch sites from which you can fly through the air with good air currents.

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Climbing challenges in Slovenian climbing areas

Climbing challenges in Slovenian climbing areas

Do you like to climb steep walls? Slovenia has approximately 113 natural climbing sites with routes of varying grades, as well as several climbing and sports centres where you can climb in all seasons.

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Golf courses surrounded by magnificent nature

Slovenia's golf courses are among the most beautiful in Europe.  They are set in the characteristic landscape of the peripheral areas of the Pannonian Plain, among vineyards and hills, beneath Alpine peaks and in the idyllic Karst scenery. Due to the short distances across the country, most golf clubs can be reached within an hour from Ljubljana.  Discover the most attractive courses!

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Golf Royal Bled (1937) – the oldest golf course

17 golf courses –  eight 18-hole and nine 9-hole courses

The Alpe Adria Golf Card connects several Slovenian golf courses.

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Horseback riding in the country of the Lipizzaner horses

Thanks to the Lipica Stud Farm, the cradle of the world famous Lipizzaner horses, equestrianism and horse-riding have a centuries-old tradition.  Numerous equestrian centres, farm stays and ranches give you an experience of Slovenia in the horse saddle.

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The more than 440-year-old Lipica Stud Farm, the oldest stud farm in Europe

Over 140 years of harness racing history in Ljutomer

62 members of the Equestrian Federation of Slovenia

30 competitive equestrian clubs

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Caves worth exploring

The Slovenian underground world is full of surprising beauties and adventures. Karst caves carved out of the karst soil by rivers, are among the most magnificent creations in Europe and the world. The underworld created by man is also breath-taking. Abandoned mine shafts tell the stories of former miners and ancient earth transformation processes. You can take a tour through the shafts under Mount Peca by bike or kayak.

Over 13,000 karst caves

Vilenica is the oldest cave opened for tourists (1660)

Postojna Caves are the biggest and the most visited cave in Europe.

The Škocjan Caves form part of the UNESCO World Heritage.

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