Pokrajina Bele krajine

Central Slovenia

A visit to the country side with white birch trees

Osrednja Slovenija

    Bela Krajina

    Surrender to the flow of the River Kolpa and discover its mysteries on foot, by bicycle, or in a canoe



    Bela Krajina


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    Discover the magic of Bela Krajina, the pearl of Slovenia in its south-east! This idyllic landscape is surrounded by the lively Kolpa River, the picturesque Gorjanci Mountains and the Kočevski Rog. In the Bela Krajina, beautiful karst phenomena intertwine to create a fairy-tale landscape that is home to a rich flora and diverse fauna. There is a peace and tranquillity rarely found elsewhere.

    Črnomelj and Metlika are the main places where tradition and modernity intertwine. In this magical region you will find two beautiful natural gems – the Lahinja Landscape Park and the Kolpa Landscape Park – which will enchant you with their unspoilt beauty. Discover Slovenia’s hidden gem and experience unspoilt nature, clean air and the warmth of local life in the Bela Krajina.

    Experiences in Bela Krajina

    Surrender to the flow of the River Kolpa and discover its mysterious path.

    Active experiences in Bela krajina

    There are many wonderful opportunities to actively explore and experience nature in the Bela Krajina!


    The Kolpa River is one of the warmest rivers in Slovenia and offers an ideal environment for various water sports. It warms up nicely in summer, making it attractive for swimming, SUP-ing and other water activities. Exploring by canoe or boat is an unforgettable and rewarding experience. Fishermen will also enjoy the abundance of fish on the Kolpa- a fishing licence is essential.

    Enthusiastic hikers can choose from 18 well-maintained and signposted trails. Walking along the Kolpa River or conquering peaks such as Mirna gora or Krašnji Vrh will reveal the beauty of the region in a unique way.


    The terrain in the Bela Krajina is also perfect for cycling. The rugged landscape offers excellent conditions for family bike rides and for those who want a challenge on more challenging trails. There are 13 varied cycling routes to suit different levels of difficulty.

    In addition to the natural beauty of the Bela Krajina, there is also a rich cultural heritage, which is reflected through various events. Among the recommendations, the Jurjevanje – the oldest folklore festival, which has been held since 1964 – stands out. For those who love the noble drop, there is also a special offer. Visit the Vinska Vigred wine festival, which takes place on the third weekend in Metlika.


    RTC Gače is the perfect destination for winter sports enthusiasts looking for the right combination of sporting activities and delicious food. The ski resort offers a variety of ski slopes suitable for different skill levels, so there is something for everyone. In addition, there are cross-country skiing trails, offering a variety of options for recreational and competitive skiers. In summer, RTC Gače becomes a popular mountain centre, for cyclists hikers and family leisure.

    Along with all this skiing fun, the cuisine at RTC Gače is something special. Local dishes and delicious specialities will fill you with energy and allow you to experience your skiing adventures to the full.