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    Alpine Slovenia

    Slovenia is an Alpine country. You can admire Alpine peaks from afar as soon as you land at Slovenia's central airport or while you're walking through the capital city of Ljubljana.

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    An Alpine paradise for outdoor enthusiasts

    Picturesque forests, pastures, and meadows at higher elevations turn into rocky peaks. And these come in abundance. There are more than 300 mountains surpassing the 2000 metre mark, and dominating them is the 2864-metre-high Mt Triglav. It has captivated us so much that it is included on the Slovenian flag and coat-of-arms.

     

    The mighty Alps begin to form in the plateau-like Pohorje Hills in the country’s northeast. From there, the elevations just keep growing. Towards the northwest, mighty Alpine mountain ranges come one after another: the Kamnik and Savinja Alps, the Karavanke Alps, and the Julian Alps.

     

    The Alps are an ‘it’ destination for hikers and mountaineers, cyclists, skiers, lovers of water activities, fishermen, paragliders, climbers, and other adrenaline junkies. In addition to the unique nature and diverse outdoor activities, the Alps are also popular because of their well-maintained infrastructure, rich cultural heritage, excellent cuisine, and numerous events.

     

    The vast Alps conceal many areas still undiscovered by tourists, where you can find unspoilt nature, peace, and tranquillity.  If you like vast unexplored areas, hire a local guide and head to the hidden corners of the Slovenian Alps.

    That's how we have it

    Our Alps are beautiful. Experience them with all your senses.

    The Julian Alps

    The Julian Alps are the epicentre of our outdoor tourism.

     

    They are Slovenia’s largest, highest, and for many people the most beautiful mountain range. Their numerous stunning peaks and incredible valleys are located in the far northwest of Slovenia and continue into the neighbouring Italy. Their unique appearance is imparted to them by the emerald River Soča, the rivers Sava Bohinjka and Sava Dolinka, and the glacial lakes Bohinj and Bled. Most of the Julian Alps are within Slovenia’s only national park, Triglav National Park, which is dominated by our highest mountain, Mt Triglav.

     

    The Kamnik and Savinja Alps

    You can find this range in northern Slovenia, on the border with the neighbouring Austria. The peaks are bare and rocky, while lower elevations are covered in forests. This range is dominated by the 2558-metre-high Mt Grintovec and the majestic River Savinja. The water flowing from the source of the River Savinja immediately falls down a precipice, thus forming the Rinka Waterfall, located in one of Slovenia’s most beautiful Alpine valleys, the Logar Valley.

     

    You’ll also be left breathless by the Velika Planina plateau. When snow-capped in winter, it invites ski touring and conventional skiing enthusiasts, while in summer visitors can grab their backpacks and go hiking through its pastures. Replenish your energy levels by enjoying some sour milk or ‘skuta’ curd cheese produced there.

     

    The Karavanke Alps

    The Karavanke Alps are shared with the neighbouring Austria and Italy. The national border between Slovenia and Austria runs across the ridge of the range’s tallest peak, the 2236-metre-high Mt Stol.

     

    The imposing Košuta mountain range is 10 km long and includes no fewer than six peaks over 2000 metres. The Karavanke Alps are known for daffodils. These flowers grow in late spring on Mt Golica, in Planina pod Golico, and in Javorniški Rovt. They grow so densely that it seems as if snow has fallen once again.

    Always on the right track

    Use the interactive map to find your perfect outdoor experience. Always in the right place at the right time on the right path. Find the best trails and outdoor activities in your selected location. The map will show you recommended trails with their elevation, estimated time, and instructions. Download GPRX data to your phone and begin your adventure.

    Destinations

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    Bled

    Are you looking for fun in nature, with a beautiful view of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke Alps? Are you up for a bit of adrenaline and some water activities? Bed, the icon of Slovenian tourism, invites you.

    Bohinj

    Do you know a place that is a true oasis of peace and unspoilt nature? Bohinj is a glacial valley embraced by the Julian Alps. Lake Bohinj is located in the valley and it's the largest natural lake in Europe. Bohinj is an ideal starting point for hiking, cycling, climbing, stand-up paddleboarding, fishing, skiing, cross-country skiing ... Have you started packing yet?

    Soča Valley

    Ready for action? Adrenaline? Discoveries? Fun? Enter a picturesque world caught between the emerald River Soča and the peaks of the Julian Alps. Enjoy adrenaline-fuelled adventures and unforgettable experiences.

    Kranjska Gora

    Kranjska Gora, where there’s adventures in all seasons. A full measure of fun, adrenaline, and relaxation. Kranjska Gora is a world-class skiing and summer centre embraced by the Julian Alps and located at the triple border with Austria and Italy. Skiing, sledging, snowshoeing, snowboarding, ice climbing, climbing, zipline, cycling, bike park, via ferratas. You can also simply relax by rivers and lakes with a stunning view of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke Alps.

    Radovljica

    Are you attracted by wonderful views of forests and mountains? Are you a lover of hiking on themed trails, in the lowlands or the mountains? Then it’s time to visit Radovljica.

    Kranj

    The unspoilt nature surrounding Kranj invites you to come and explore and enjoy trips to the hills and mountains. The picturesque environment of this town and its surrounding area is ideal for various outdoor experiences. Visit Kranj and try golfing, horeseback riding, hiking, cycling, and skiing in nearby ski centres. Kranj provides various experiences, cycling on a circular course – pumptrack, themed and educational trails, fishing, and swimming at the town and in natural swimming areas.

    Maribor - Pohorje

    The Maribor Pohorje Hills are a starting point from where you can discover special features of the eastern part of Slovenia. The green hills of the eastern-most part of Alpine Slovenia is full of ski slopes, hiking and cycling trails, adrenaline-fuelled experiences, and water adventures on the River Drava. Together with Areh, the Maribor Pohorje Hills are the largest winter centre in Slovenia. There are approximately 42 kilometres of ski slopes and 20 different ski lifts, among which the Pohorje gondola is the most famous. 

    Rogla - Pohorje

    Adrenaline-fuelled experiences in Rogla provide unforgettable thrilling adventures. Take on new challenges, including a bike park, a sledging hill, and a fun park for skiers and snowboarders! Let’s go! Rogla, a plateau in the Pohorje Hills, attracts visitors with its extensive forests, a peat bog, and lakes. Trails connect Rogla with ski slopes and Zreče with its thermal water with interesting villages.

    Upper Savinja Valley

    The Upper Savinja Valley and Logar Valley with the crystal-clear green River Savinja – preserves the of indigenous Alpine life. Feel nature in this iconic glacial valley, on hiking or cycling tours in the Kamnik and Savinja Alps.

    Koroška

    It’s certainly known for the Mt Peca underground, through which you can walk, take a trail ride, go mountain biking, or take a kayak ride. You can experience an exciting adventure in the mysterious tunnels of an abandoned mine. The forest covered Pohorje Hills are popular with hikers and mountain bikers. In winter, cross-country skiing, sledging, skiing, and ski touring are popular.

    Jezersko

    Would you like to go hiking or cycling? Jezersko is an excellent starting point for your hike to nearby hills and mountains. It’s a valley perfect for sports activities, hiking, cycling, via ferratas, and climbing.

    Tržič

    Do you need an active getaway in unspoilt nature, next to a humming stream, with adrenaline flowing through your veins? Are you up for a mountain biking or BMX tour, hiking, paragliding? Tržič and its forests, meadows, remote mountain areas, mountain pastures, gorges, streams, and plenty of trails is the perfect location for this.