Nestled in the heart of Europe and neighboured by Italy, Croatia, Austria and Hungary, it’s fair to say that Slovenia doesn’t receive the attention it should. As word spreads about the undeniable beauty of Lake Bled, it is true that more and more people have visited Slovenia’s Upper Carniolan region in recent years, however, there truly is so much more to be discovered.
If you’re looking for somewhere new to explore on your next walking tour, Slovenia may just be the destination for you. Here’s why:
Slovenia is easily one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. With a diverse range of landscapes to explore, ranging from verdant Alpine forests to glittering glacial lakes, you are bound to fall in love with Slovenia’s breathtaking scenery – and what better way to travel than by foot? Hike rocky pathways and traverse majestic mountains on the holiday of a lifetime.
Slovenia is home to some of the world’s most incredible mountains and Alpine valleys, making it the perfect destination to put your walking boots on and embrace the opportunities on offer. With so many landscapes to explore, you certainly won’t be short on views; with every hike you embark upon, you will be rewarded with unforgettable views across this enchanting country.
Perfect for outdoor enthusiasts
Of course, Slovenia is an idyllic destination for anyone who loves exploring on foot. However, there are plenty of other activities to enjoy, too! With such a fascinating and varied topography, Slovenia is the perfect place to enjoy cycling, skiing, white-water rafting, canyoning and horse riding, depending on how adventurous you’re feeling.
If you’re not one to walk in the rain, then Slovenia could be the dream destination for your next summer holiday. The country enjoys fairly long summers, with warm temperatures enticing people out of their winter slumber from May until September. During the winter, when temperatures drop significantly, Slovenia also transforms into an outdoor playground for skiers and snowboarders.
History and culture
In addition to gorgeous outdoor scenery and a warm continental climate, Slovenia has a rich culture and history to discover. As you walk the trails of this enchanting country, you will wander through villages and towns, and past fortresses, churches and castles, each with their own story to tell. Make sure you do your research before you set off to learn more about the secrets of Slovenia’s past.
Do you dream of exploring Slovenia on foot? At Hooked on Walking, we offer two incredible self-guided hiking holidays designed to show you the delights of Slovenia in just seven days. Choose between our Julian Alps by Foot package or Via Alpina Trail tour and fall in love with this wonderful Eastern European gem.
For more information about our range of hiking and walking holidays, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team at Hooked on Walking today. We’d be happy to hear from you!