Slovenia is a hiking paradise
Spend your holiday in the heart of mountainous Slovenia.
Walk through the dynamic and untouched nature with 10,000 kilometres of marked hiking trails. You can choose from 175 mountain huts or spend a night in hotels and camps for hikers.
The most beautiful hiking trails
Slovenia is intertwined with hiking trails. 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 Slovenian long-distance trails. Some stages of these trails are especially exciting because of their beauty. Discover interesting trails with exceptional views and experiences which will stay in your heart for a long time.
The Trenta Valley is located in Triglav National Park and is magical in all seasons. Towns and villages along the emerald River Soča invite those seeking peace, as well as adrenaline junkies. Backpackers, climbers, fishermen, hunters, families, and romantics – everyone discovers the Trenta Valley in their own way. Take a deep breath in nature and be filled with the energy of the Trenta Valley.
The town of Kranjska Gora in the Julian Alps offers incredible opportunities for summer and winter adventures. Hikers can hike up to the Three Borders, Mt. Mojstrovka, Mt. Špik, and Mt. Prisojnik, take a cable car to the panoramic Mt. Vitranc towering over Kranjska Gora or to the nearby Mt. Ciprnik with views reaching far into the distance. Visit the scenic valleys of Vrata, Kot and Krma, which are perfect starting points for ascending the highest Slovenian peak, Mt Triglav. In winter, you can find 18 ski slopes, excellent ski schools, and numerous other winter activities.
Bled is renowned for a picturesque lake with an island, but it is also a great starting point for hiking trips taking you deep into the Triglav National Park. Nearby, you can find Vintgar Gorge and the Pokljuka Gorge, and the Pokljuka mountainous plateau and the peaks above it are also not too far. Discover the kingdom of forests and mountains by hiking through its many trails for exploration.
In the Bovec Region, you will be inspired by the primeval and remote rocky world, full of karst phenomena. Marked trails are suitable for advanced hikers and mountaineers as well as for those who wish to take a stroll along easily accessible trails, where they can marvel at natural wonders and cultural sites. Hikes on themed trails, such as the Walk of Peace and the Soča River Trail, are especially interesting.
The Tolmin and Kobarid area and the surrounding minor and major peaks are especially attractive for multi-day explorations. You will be able to observe dynamic and striking images of nature once you summit Mt. Krn or when you reach remote areas, high above the Tolminka Valley. South of the River Soča, Mt. Matjur and Mt. Kolovrat rise above the Veneto Region, and numerous wild gorges, such as the Tolmin Gorges, carve their way into the high mountainous edge of the Julian Alps.
The Logar Valley – the Solčavsko Region
The Logar Valley Landscape Park is one of the most beautiful Alpine glacial valleys in Europe. It offers various opportunities for mountain climbing tours or short hikes. A natural history and ethnographic trail takes you through the valley, allowing you to be genuinely in touch with nature. The highlight of the trail is the Rinka Waterfall, one of the tallest waterfalls in Slovenia.
Unspoiled wilderness, the fresh mountain air, and numerous natural sites have been attracting hikers and lovers of nature for a long time. You can experience natural wonders in all seasons, as the valley is surrounded by peaks, rock faces, and lovely mountain pastures. Visit the well-known Češka Koča mountain hut, climb the highest peak, Mt. Grintovec, or find refreshment on the glacier under Mt. Skuta.
Cerkno and its surroundings offer a pleasant haven to all who love spending their holidays actively. It would be hard to find a more pleasant area to learn about the joys of hiking. Cerkno has numerous mountain trails and hiking routes. The Cerkno Hills expand in many directions, they are quite steep, and reach up to an average elevation of 1000 metres. Valleys and narrow gorges with crystal clear waters wind their way among hills and ridges, with karstified plateaus rising above them.
The tallest peak of Slovenia and its national symbol rises in the middle of the Triglav National Park. Mt. Triglav is 2864 metres high and it is the best-known and most visited Slovenian mountain. However, its ascent is relatively difficult and only appropriate for hikers who are well prepared. The view from Mt. Triglav is magnificent, and you can reach the peak on various trails.
Take a cable car or walk to the famous shepherds’ huts and pastures. Enjoy a stroll on this green plateau, where you will experience the special fairy-tale beauty of the life of shepherds and taste genuine home-made dairy goods. Some huts can even be hired, so you can spend a night in this mountain pasture.
The Pokljuka Plateau
Pokljuka, one of the most well-known plateaus in Slovenia, where world-renowned biathlon competitions take place, is located in the midst of unspoilt nature in the Triglav National Park. You can hike on the Pokljuka Plateau in all seasons. You can hike alone or join a guided hike, adjusted to the physical fitness of the hikers.
Enjoy hikes to nearby hills or take a boat ride on the lake. Lake Bohinj is an ideal destination for everyone who wishes to explore the area on foot, by bike, or on water. The largest natural lake in Slovenia is surrounded by the Alps and by numerous walking trails, mountaineering, and themed trails, such as the Lipanca mountain pasture, the Komna Plateau, the Planina pri Jezeru mountain pasture, the Savica Waterfall, Vogar, the Planina za Liscem mountain pasture, Vogel Ski Resort, the Uskovnica mountain pasture, the Voje Valley, and the Velo Polje mountain pasture. Here, hikers who are well-prepared can also start their ascent to Mt. Triglav, the tallest mountain in Slovenia.
The Planica and Tamar Valleys
Head to this glacial Alpine valley, which is the cradle of ski jumping and flying. See the ski jump in Planica and then hike to the Tamar Valley on a lovely forest trail or on a wide gravel road, also suitable for young families. A lovely mountain cabin is located at the end of the trail. The wonderful source of the River Nadiža can be found at the end of the valley.
Exploring the underground
You can explore the underground in any weather. The weather cannot spoil your plans in the caves so you can freely plan your active experiences. Venture on a breathtaking hike along a river, climb a mountain and discover the incredible fauna in Postojna Cave. Satisfy the explorer in you and visit Škocjan Caves. Along the way, you will see amazing cave formations, exceptional archaeological finds, underground lakes and waterfalls, and rich natural and cultural heritage. In the vicinity, you can also visit Divača Cave or the most 'artistic' of caves, Vilenica Cave, where mythological creatures supposedly contributed their share in forming the underground phenomena according to folk tradition.
Take a break at a mountain hut
Escape from the everyday hustle and bustle into the sheltering embrace of mountain huts. The alpine associations of Slovenia manage 181 mountain huts, shelters and bivouacs, where you can rest and gather your strength before continuing on your way. We present some of the most interesting huts in Slovenia.
There’s nothing better than comfortably resting after reaching the end of the trail
You will find pleasant accommodation in specialised hiking facilities, mostly hotels. When hiking in hills and mountains, you can also spend the night in mountain lodges and huts.
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Perhaps you’d like to walk
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.
Long hikes, satisfying experiences
In Slovenia, lovers of long walks are able to find trails with interesting themes and diverse characteristics, connecting mountain peaks and valleys with coastal areas. Hike on the Alpe Adria Trail, the Walk of Peace, the E7 European long-distance path, etc.
To the highest peaks
The path to the mountains always rewards you with incredible views of Alpine peaks. Head to the highest mountain of Slovenia, Mt. Triglav, located in the middle of the Julian Alps, or to the popular peaks in the Karavanke Alps and the Kamnik and Savinja Alps.
Hiking in the hills
Head to green forests. You can hike on easy trails or you can be challenged by high mountain peaks. Numerous hiking trails are close to towns, so you can simply take various one-day trips.
Walks across the lowland trails
Do you like exploring natural sites? Experience a hiking adventure in the lowlands of Slovenia. Interesting walking, themed, educational, and mountain trails can be found everywhere.
Choose your favourite hiking event!
Let's get moving
Slovenia is heaven for hikers, because you can choose from a wide selection of trails leading through lowlands, hills, highlands and mountains. Why not combine all of them into one long-distance trail? And you can build upon your hiking adventures with other experiences at hiking festivals.
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