In our opinion a walking holiday in Slovenia isn’t just about getting to the tops of remote hills – with a Walk Slovenia holiday there are lots of chances to get a flavour of the country’s top sights as well.
One of the top ‘must sees’ on most peoples’ list is stunning Lake Bled. This beautiful lake with turquoise waters and a tiny island with a church is not to be missed. It is a magical place; we visit here one afternoon during the holiday, often following on from a high hill morning walk, and guests can choose to walk around the lake, climb to a wonderful bird’s eye viewpoint, swim or just relax with an ice cream or cold beer.
The capital, Ljubljana is another highlight, with the vibrant market, buzzing cafes and the wonderful old buildings in a pedestrianized old town. Guests visit here on Wednesdays, the day off from walking. With the river winding through the centre of the city and the laid back vibe many guests liken it to a mini Prague.
More peaceful but just as enjoyable is the wonderful small town of Škofja Loka. This is close to Pri Lenart and is the best-preserved medieval town in Slovenia. It has a truly excellent museum in the ancient castle showing the old crafts and guilds as well as recreating interiors of houses from the 1700s. The many beautifully frescoed buildings give this town the nickname of “Painted Loka’ and a coffee or ice cream in the shade of the linden tree in the main square is a lovely way to relax after exploring the town.
We aim with our walking holidays to give a real insight into the customs, crafts and heritage of this stunning country, so you can go home feeling you’ve really got under the skin of Slovenia! In reality, Slovenia often gets under guests’ skins, or so it seems – nearly 40% of our bookings are from returning guests!