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Hiking holidays in Europe

Hiking on the sunny side of Alps

For international travelers, Slovenia is something of an undiscovered gem nestled in the heart of Europe - at the junction of the Alps, the Mediterranean, the mysterious Karst and the wide Pannonian plains. Within an area of 20,000 km2, we can admire its exceptional geographical diversity with rich natural and cultural traditions.

In Slovenia, Gorenjska is a symbol of the Alps and Alpine foothills encompassing: the 2000m high peaks of the Julian Alps stretching in the northwest of the country across its border with Italy, the summits of the Karavanke and Kamnik-Savinja Alps connecting the northern sections of Slovenia with Austria, and the Alpine foothills where every step is a new discovery. Pri Lenart hotel is located in the pre- Alp hills on the elevation of around 3000 feet, with quick access to peaks that offer a stunning views of all the three ranges of Slovene Alps.

Hiking holidays in Europe

The Julian Alps with highest peak Triglav in the middle

There are more than 10,000 km of well-marked trails across Slovenia's hills and mountains. The uplands are best visited in spring, summer and autumn, but hiking in the valleys and on the mid-lying lands is fine all year round. With Walk Slovenia, we hike in the trails of the pre-Alp hills of Škofja Loka and Cerkno, which offer moderate terrain with wonderful views of the highest Slovenian mountains.

Hiking holidays in Europe

Trails on Soriška planina

Nature gave Slovenians thousands of hectares of first-class forests, which many generations of our ancestors maintained carefully. Forests have influenced our economic and social development over centuries. Three-fifths of Slovenian territory is covered by woodland. Slovenia is the third most forested country in Europe after Finland and Sweden. Our hikes run mainly through forests in the lower terrain to offer us enough shade in the warm summer days, occasionally passing meadows dense with wildflowers and buzzing insects. When we approach the peaks of our daily hike the scenery changes into panoramic views of neighbouring higher mountains. 

Hiking holidays in Europe

A morning view of the valley bellow Pri Lenart

At Walk Slovenia, all hikes are accompanied by our experienced local guide speaking fluent English and with the knowledge of local sights, customs and country's history, which adds to the whole experience. One day in the week we plan a hike somewhere in the proximity of Lake Bled, so that guests have at least a few hours to enjoy the glacial lake enriched by an ancient castle and a church on an island, which is a number one landmark of Slovenia.

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We look forward to welcoming you to your perfect European hiking holiday. Contact us today to check prices and availability.

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