Slovenia

Slovenia has marvellous alpine hill walking, through limestone country, with stunning vistas of high snowy peaks, lakes and river valleys. Slovenia lies south of Austria and Italy and our walking in the Julian Alps is in the north of the country.

We base ourselves near Lake Bohinj, the largest of the Slovenian lakes. There are picturesque villages, with farming at the heart of the economy. There are alpine meadows to amble through, and fast flowing rivers, with a number of deep gorges  - familiar to limestone alpine scenery.

Our walks take us over stunning ridges, and down beautiful valleys, and there is a variety of scenery for the discerning walker. Normally five hours walking. We grade the walks as moderate with some short strenuous stretches. An easier shorter option is available on each day.

Simply stunning alpine mountain scenery.

Slovenia - the country

Slovenia shares borders with Hungary, Austria, Croatia and Italy. It is one of the newer members of the EU, having joined in 2004.

The spectacular mountains in the Julian Alps are predominantly limestone, and their jagged form produce stunning vistas wherever you look. The area is softened by beautiful, tranquil lakes in the valley bottoms and also amongst the rocky crags. Deep gorges abound and the Alpine meadows are a real treat..

The country has a proud reputation for cleanliness, and self sufficiency - you will find many small allotments for vegetable and fruit growing in most gardens. The Slovenes are a  welcoming people, friendly and outgoing. They want you to explore their superb countryside. Walking is a national hobby - why wouldn’t it be when there is so much grand scenery to explore. Their other national pastime is eating - and they have excellent Slovenian wine.

Walking is available from May to October in these hills, and temperatures can be hot in the valleys in July and August, though higher up cool breezes are a help. We walk in June and September - ideal temperatures. Ljubljana is the capital, and the airport is also near there, transfers to our hotel are about 60 minutes, but through wonderful scenery—a good way to whet you appetite for the days ahead. Lake Bled is 12 kilometres away.

The programme of walks

Five days walking during the week’s break, with one day as a rest day. Walking is moderate,  we don’t rush the hills and ridges - talking, looking, learning about Slovenia - tend to slow the pace a little.We offer two grades of walk each day and a choice of which one to do every day.

 

 
Read More

Holiday Listing

Filter by Type:
  • View Holidays By:
  • List
  • Calendar
  • Map
View My Account
Our Promise To You
You matter to us & we promise to provide you with a superb walking & social holiday, tailored specifically to your needs. We provide walking holidays for walkers & as walkers ourselves, we appreciate & understand the requirements of a walking holiday.

What Others Said...

               I had a wonderful holiday in Majorca, thanks, and Eileen certainly looked after us well and communicated her great love for and knowledge of the island.  As a stroller I found all the walks on offer within my capabilities  -  we visited some lovely villages and saw the agriculture first-hand.  The mountain walks were great too.  Obviously one needs to be there longer to fully appreciate the towns and particularly Palma which we didn't visit on the day off because we prefered a local walk to Cala Sant Vincens.  Must return!     Our hotel the Daina was terrific and by far the best I've experienced on a walking holiday with the Tripic probably in second place.  I felt that its location in the centre of Port de Pollensa was much better than the Uyal's because we had several supermarkets close by plus the bus terminus and we found it very quick to walk to the town square after dinner.  I couldn't fault it. As you know, our group was small (8) but I heard that the previous week there were 31 walkers which is quite a crowd!  OK for 2 walk leaders if they split evenly but I would have been rather dismayed to be walking with so many others and of course the social aspect might not be so good.     All the best to you and Chris and I hope your year is panning out excellently!  Kind regards, VIV                                                                                    

Viv Lambert

Featured...