With so much natural beauty, it’s no wonder that Slovenia has become one of Europe’s most sought-after tourist destinations, it’s a real gem that not too many people know about. Whether you’re looking to drink in the picturesque views of Alpine peaks, terraced vineyards, emerald lakes, and rushing rivers or hike through dense forests and ascend snow-capped peaks, Slovenia has it all.
We haven’t even gotten to the best part yet. You see, with such natural wonders at your fingertips, there are plenty of things to do in Slovenia that will blow your socks off. From enjoying hiking trails and skiing runs to taking a dip in thermal springs and sampling locally produced wine, this small Central European country has some very big adventures in store for you, so read on to find out about the must-do activities in Slovenia.
Go hiking through pristine forests and along scenic trails.
If you’re visiting Slovenia in the summer, you’re in luck. This is the best time to go hiking here. With average temperatures hovering between 20 and 23 degrees Celsius, you can enjoy hiking trails and scenic trails without having to worry about excessive heat, especially if like us you’re travelling with your dog. While you’re at it, don’t forget to bring your camera. You won’t regret it.
Slovenia’s natural beauty is no secret, and its pristine forests are the perfect place to enjoy it. You’ll find hiking trails in all four of the country’s national parks. Most trails range from 3 to 10 miles, so you can choose an activity that’s right for you and your travel companions.
We visited Slovenia in April and the weather varied so much. We had beautiful sunny days some of the time, and then a few miles away towards the mountains we had lots and lots of snow. We did the most amazing hike we have ever done which was on the Vršič Pass. The whole place was completely covered in snow and it was a complete winter wonderland. We thoroughly recommend this hike, it’s so beautiful.
Ski the day away on some of Europe’s best slopes.
If you visit Slovenia during the winter season, a trip to one of its ski resorts is a must. Slovenia’s ski season usually lasts from mid-December to late March, so you have plenty of time to enjoy the slopes. Popular ski destinations include the Julian Alps, the Karavanke range, the country’s southern mountains, and the Pohorje Mountains.
Slovenia is a popular summer and winter tourist destination. This means that you’ll find excellent skiing conditions, a variety of terrain and ski lifts, as well as plenty of ski holiday accommodation options.
Cruise along rivers and lakes and enjoy a picnic with a view.
Slovenia’s rivers are perfect for summertime activities, especially if you’re traveling with kids. The Soča and Soca rivers offer excellent cruising opportunities from June to September.
You can also enjoy a cruise on the Sava River, which is another popular summer activity in Slovenia. The Sava River is home to a wide array of wildlife, including herons, kingfishers, and otters.
Take a break from the cruise and enjoy a picnic on one of the many islands or sand bars that are dotted along the river. With such stunning views, you won’t regret it.
Lake Bled is probably the most popular and iconic spot in Slovenia, and this is with good reason. It’s not one of those over-rated spots, it’s genuinely one of the most beautiful places we have ever been to. You can hire a rowing boat to Bled Island which is the island in the middle of Lake Bled which you’ll probably see in most of the photos that you see of Lake Bled, where you could enjoy a picnic or an ice cream from the café on the island.
We can’t recommend hiring a boat and going over to the island enough, it was so much fun and one of our favourite things that we did in Slovenia.
Soak in thermal springs and enjoy the local cuisine.
Slovenia’s thermal springs are one of its most interesting features. Many of these springs are open all year long and are visited by tourists from all over the world.
Most thermal springs have been developed and have become spas and health resorts where you can relax and enjoy a spa treatment. Be sure to try out some of the local cuisine while you’re at it.
There are many restaurants that serve traditional Slovenian cuisine, such as potica (a nut roll), žlikrofi (a baked pasta dish), žganci (a type of porridge), fiš in klobasnik (a type of sausage), pečenec (a type of sausage), and žlikrofi with apple and walnuts.
Visit UNESCO World Heritage sites and discover Slovenian culture.
Slovenia has many UNESCO World Heritage sites, which make for an excellent way to discover Slovenian culture. Some of the most popular UNESCO sites in Slovenia are the Postojna Cave, the Robba Fountain, and the Predjama Castle. Be sure to visit these and other sites to gain an understanding of Slovenian heritage and culture.
Other popular cultural attractions include the Ethnographic Museum, the Museum of Architecture, and the Museum of Modern Art. If you’re visiting the Ethnographic Museum, don’t forget to take a few photos with the famous Liddle Kittie!
Don’t miss out on these activities in Slovenia that will blow your socks off!
Whether you’re a nature lover, a thrill seeker, or someone who just wants to relax, Slovenia has something to offer everyone. With excellent weather conditions and a wide range of experiences to choose from, this tiny Central European country is a must-see destination.
With so many things to do in Slovenia that will blow your socks off, what are you waiting for? Book your trip and enjoy this amazing European country as soon as you can!
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