Across mountain tops to the sea
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. The Alpe Adria Trail connects Mt. Grossglockner with the sea through valleys. The Walk of Peace follows the battlefields of World War I, and the European Long-Distance Path E7 crosses the Soča Valley, from the River Nadiža to the Baška Grapa Valley.
Slovenian Mountain Trail
This is the longest and the most popular long-distance trail in Slovenia. In 28 days, you will be rewarded with exceptional views and experiences. 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, you will be caressed by a sea breeze on the Adriatic coast.
Alpe Adria Trail
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 lovers of nature and delicious cuisine will surely enjoy this trail.
Explore the Alps and their natural and cultural heritage on the Via Alpina trail. Two of the five trails connecting the eight Alpine countries pass through Slovenia. Along this trail, you will be able to discover the highest mountain ranges in Slovenia – the Julian Alps, the Kamnik and Savinja Alps, and the Karavanke Alps.
Walk of Peace
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 Isonzo Front, including fire trenches and bunkers, are now connected into a Walk of Peace 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.
Long-distance trail Julian Alps
Explore the Julian Alps, which Lonely Planet placed among the top 10 regions of the world. Go for a hike along a 300 km long-distance trail, uncover the hidden corners of the Alpine landscape, and explore the culture, the historical heritage and the exquisite food that the Julian Alps have to offer. The path leads you through the Triglav National Park and through the biosphere reserve of the Julian Alps, which also form part of the network of UNESCO MAB sites.
You can also discover and explore the beauty of the Alpine world from a worm's eye view. Hit the Juliana Trail, a 270 km-long circular trail that will take you to the edges of the Julian Alps and Triglav National Park, offering you the opportunity to interact with the people who live there. The trail is divided into 16 sections, and at the end of each section you will be able to take a break and enjoy local dishes to regain you strength. The trail’s primarily flat terrain makes it perfect for families.
European long-distance path E7
This easy to medium difficulty path runs across Slovenia from west to east and it will take you about 30 days. You will encounter hospitable residents of small villages along this 600 km path, climb picturesque hills and cross beautiful valleys. The highest point on the trail is Mt. Porezen (1630 m).
European long-distance path E6
Hike Slovenia from the Drava River 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.
European long-distance path E12
Get to know the Slovenian coast in hiking boots! Get a feel for the rhythm of the coastal towns – Ankaran, Koper, Izola, Piran and Portorož – on the nearly 50-kilometre-long trail from Škofije to Sečovlje. Along the way, stop off at the at the Škocjanski zatok Nature Reserve and listen to the stories of the salt workers at the Strunjan and Piran salt pans.
Via Dinarica Slovenia
The Slovenian part of the trail which connects the Dinaric Alps will take you across the mysterious Karst. Awaiting you on the 160-kilometre section are picturesque karst plateaus, the astonishing underground world, mysterious vanishing lakes and ancient beech forests, which are part of the UNESCO heritage. In addition to the natural wonders of the Karst, you will also be amazed by the rich cultural heritage along the trail.
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.
Additional hiking options
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. 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.
Spend your holiday in the heart of mountainous Slovenia. Walk through vibrant and untouched nature that is criss-crossed by 10,000 kilometres of marked and arranged hiking trails. You can choose from 175 mountain huts or spend your nights in hotels and camps for hikers.
Are you in the mood for a hike?
Take part in some of the numerous hiking festivals and events, where you will learn about Slovenian natural and cultural heritage together with like-minded people. Make a stop at one of the mountain lodges and regain your strength.
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