Slovenia is a land of water
In Slovenia, water is everywhere you go. The famous Lake Bled, the emerald green River Soča, the intermittent Lake Cerknica, and sparkling waterfalls. Find refreshment in crystal clear rivers and healing waters in nature. Be filled with new, fresh energy.
Lake Bohinj and Savica Waterfall
Lake Bohinj is the ideal choice for lovers of nature, as you can experience the many joys of hiking in the Alps and still find refreshment in the largest natural lake in Slovenia. From here, a wonderful trail takes you to the enchanting Savica Waterfall and to the nearby hills, where you can take in the beauties and delights of the Alps.
Lake Bled, Vintgar Gorge
The famous island in the lake. Fairy-tale beauty, surrounded by green hills. Take the traditional pletna boat to the island in the lake, where a magnificent Gothic church is located. Make sure that you ring its bell if you want your hidden wishes to come true. Take a walk along the lake and marvel at the nearby mountains and the lake itself, and at the end of your walk treat yourself to the original Bled Cream Cake.Explore
The lake that disappears and reappears. This special natural wonder is located in the middle of a large karst field. Lake Cerknica is one of the largest intermittent lakes in Europe. Enjoy some rowing, fishing, biking, walking, and watching more than 270 different species of birds. The changing shape and size of the lake provides you with a different, unique experience every time.
One of the pearls of Slovenian natural heritage can be found near the town of Idrija. The mysterious karst Wild Lake is a true natural monument and the first Slovenian museum in nature. The usually calm, emerald green surface of the lake changes into a true wild water treasure when it rains.
Triglav Lakes, also known as the Valley of the Seven Lakes, is a wonderful hiking destination in the mountains. The valley has seven permanent and a few intermittent lakes, so the view of the lakes slightly changes every time. You will be impressed by their natural colourfulness, also evident from their names – the Green, Brown, and Black Lake.
The River Soča
When you visit this emerald green river in the middle of the summer heat, it will feel like you are breathing in all of the freshness provided by the surrounding woods. Enjoy the natural beauty, gaze at the river with a fish hook in hand and try to catch the famous Soča trout. Marvel at the river current as you walk down a path. Those who are more courageous can also experience an adrenaline adventure in Soča’s white waters.Explore
Peričnik Waterfall and Martuljek Waterfalls
En route to the Vrata Valley, above which the highest Slovenian peaks tower headed by Mt Triglav, you can find one of the tallest and most iconic waterfalls – Peričnik Waterfall. Its particularity lies in the fact that you can also walk behind it. In addition to the powerful 52-metre high lower waterfall, you can also ascend to the upper, 16-metre waterfall. The Martuljek Waterfalls situated below the impressive Martuljek group of mountains reigned by Mt Špik are another of the gems of the Upper Sava Valley of the Slovenian Alps. The Upper Martuljek Waterfall is particularly spectacular since it descends in three levels over a 110-metre of sheer cliff. The stream then continues its path over the Jasenje Mountain and drops over a 50-metre cliff as the Lower Martuljek Waterfall into the 400-metre long and narrow Martuljek Gorge.
Walk along a special wooden footpath to the lake and its marshy surroundings. You are in for an unforgettable green experience. In this natural reserve, many interesting plant species can be found, including the carnivorous sundew, and the animals mostly include amphibians and nesting birds.
The land of water
Green Slovenia has nearly 30,000 km of watercourses, which places it among the top countries in Europe in this regard, especially considering the size of its area.
Wide range of accommodation close to lakes and rivers
Numerous hotels, private apartments, vehicle campsites, glamping sites and tourist farms are often close to lakes and rivers.
Close to the lakes and rivers are numerous maintained walking and cycling trails, where you can experience the beauty of the green landscape, the natural features and outstanding local food.
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.
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.
Road biking is very common in Slovenia. Numerous trails run on various types of terrain and in a clean natural environment, so you can select a different experience each time.
Numerous trails in forests and amidst mountain peaks are suitable for beginners and world-class cyclists. Simply visit one of the many marked biking trails, and adrenaline junkies can also visit multiple locations for downhill rides on mountain bikes.
Gaze into the distance and take a bike ride on picturesque trails. Long-distance trails in Slovenia wind their way through dynamic landscapes in different parts of the country – along the River Drava, on the coast, in the Alpine world, and along the River Mura.
Cultural features in a land of green
Slovenia is not just a land of unspoilt nature. In its cities and towns you will discover a rich cultural history, where the local people like to host all manner of events and unusual festivals that are well worth a detour.
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