Are you ready to accept a hiking challenge? If you opt for one of the long-distance trails in Slovenia, you will be rewarded with breathtaking views, picturesque landscapes, pleasant places and people and unforgettable experiences.
In Slovenia, lovers of long hikes will find trails with interesting themes and diverse characteristics, connecting the ends of this green country. Belonging to the most beautiful and popular trails are long-distance trails that are mostly part of international hiking links and which lead you from mountain peaks to the sea, and from the Pannonian plains to the karst world. These trails are well worth your time. Awaiting you along the way is hiking-friendly accommodation where you can take a break and enjoy local flavours.
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.
Austria, Slovenia, and Italy – three countries, three cultures, three different landscapes, but all connected by the Alpe Adria Trail, known for having sections with a minimal difference in elevation. The Slovenian part of the route starts in Kranjska Gora, concludes in Brda, and is divided into eight stages. The route in Slovenia takes you through the Julian Alps and the Soča Valley to Brda and parts of the Karst. The lovers of nature and delicious cuisine will surely enjoy this trail.
You can also get to know the wonders of the mountain world "from below". The popular circular Juliana Trail leads along the slopes of the Julian Alps and the Triglav National Park all the way to Brda and Nova Gorica. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to experience the genuine hospitality of the locals and get to know the natural and cultural places of interest. At the end of each stage, you can take a break and regain your strength with local dishes. As it runs mostly on flat terrain, it is also suitable for families.
The longest long-distance route that runs entirely through Slovenia is the oldest connecting trail in the world, created in 1953. It begins in Maribor, takes you across the plateaus of the Pohorje Hills, the Kamnik and Savinja Alps, the Karavanke Alps, and the Julian Alps. Finally, in Debeli Rtič you will be caressed by the sea breezes of the Adriatic coast. For 28 days, you will be rewarded with exceptional views and experiences. There are 49 mountain huts along the way, and you will conquer 23 peaks, including the highest in Slovenia, the 2,864 m high Triglav.
Explore the Alps and their natural and cultural heritage on the Via Alpina trail. Two of the five trails that connect the eight Alpine countries, measuring 5,000 kilometres, pass through Slovenia. The red trail takes you from the sea across the Karst to the Julian Alps and the Karawanks, and the purple trail reveals the charm of the three highest Slovenian alpine groups – the Karawanks and the Kamnik-Savinja Alps in addition to the Julian Alps.
The historical trail along the River Soča will allow you to discover areas that were the scene of numerous battles during World War I. The remnants of the WWI Isonzo Front, including fire trenches and bunkers, are today connected into the Walk of Peace that stretches from the Alps to the Adriatic. Owing to its mission and its homage to peace, this trail is on the trial list of UNESCO heritage.
Slovenia features a multitude of exceptionally beautiful hiking trails. These include long-distance trails that lead you from one part of Slovenia to another and reveal the diverse Slovenian landscape along the way. There are also shorter trails that are popular with hikers due to the views and attractions to be enjoyed along the way. Which one will you choose? Let us offer you some suggestions.
Cross Slovenia on foot from Pohorje to the Adriatic! On the 350-kilometre-long Slovenian part of the trail, which begins in Radlje ob Dravi, get to know the beauties of the Pohorje and the Posavje hills and discover the secrets of the Dinaric Mountains. Along the way, stop off at the lovely Snežnik Castle, and at the end take a dip in the sea in Strunjan.
The E7 European long distance path connects the Atlantic and the Black Sea and has a total length of 4,330 kilometres. In the Slovenian part of this international footpath, which starts in the Soča Valley, you will cross Slovenia from west to east. You will encounter hospitable residents of small villages along the path and climb picturesque hills and cross beautiful valleys. The highest point on the trail is the 1,630-metre high Porezen. The path leads you from the Cerkno Mountains towards Dolenjska and the Pannonian Slovenia to the Hungarian border.
This long-distance trail in Zasavje leads from the Bizeljsko wine district to the top of the Kum. In the hilly part of Posavje you will be treated to a special experience in the characteristic repnice, cellars for wine and crops carved out of flint stone. The trail then enters the hills and valleys of Zasavje and leads you past the geometric centre of Slovenia above the village of Vače.
The Koroška Mountain Trail leads you along the slopes of the three valleys of Koroška – the Mežica, Drava and Mislinje valleys and connects the Karawanks, Pohorje, and Kozjak ranges and the Savinja Alps. This circular, long-distance trail is 230 kilometres long in total, but you can also opt for shorter, one-day tours.
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In Slovenia, you can go hiking alone or accompanied by a guide. Authentic natural beauty awaits you on well-arranged hiking trails.
To the highest peaks
The path to the mountains always rewards you with incredible views of Alpine peaks. There are trails of various difficulty, so choose the right one for your experience, physical fitness and equipment, or hire a mountain guide.
Slovenia is an Alpine paradise. More than 10,000 kilometres of marked hiking trails and 352 mighty peaks over 2,000 metres await you. Some are only accessible to Alpine climbers and mountaineers accompanied by professional mountain guides.
Slovenia boasts more than 5,000 kilometres of thematic trails. They include those with a particularly emphasised educational note that will bring you insight into local history and natural and cultural heritage in an attractive way.
Discover Slovenia on a multitude of hiking trails. Make a stop at one of the mountain lodges and regain your strength. Enjoy the magnificent views and absorb all the beauty of the landscape that you walk through. After all, hiking is one of the most sustainable ways to explore the countryside.
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