Slovenia’s rich natural diversity is spread out across the whole country. The Julian Alps guard the northwest border while steep cliffs clings to the southwest coast of the Adriatic Sea. Its pure natural beauty is perfect hiking terrain. Visit between May to September for prime hiking conditions.
What should I know about Hiking Slovenia?
Located in the south of Central Europe, Slovenia is at the meeting point of many of the main European cultural and trade routes. The mostly mountainous country, with the Julian Alps to the north, and over half its surface blanketed in forest, it also has an elaborate cave system, with over 10,000 across the country.
Why should I choose Slovenia for my Hiking adventure?
Abundance of trails
With just 8,000 square miles in area, Slovenia is packed full of stunning terrain waiting for you to discover, making it an incredible place to hike. And with such an abundance of trails, hiking in Slovenia is suitable for all levels of abilities, whether you’re a seasoned hiker or complete beginner.
A blending of culture
Slovenia’s geographic location, bordering Austria to the north, Hungary to the east, Croatia to the south, and Italy to the west, has cultivated a special blending of its culture. And territories of the country has been part of many past states, such as the Roman and Byzantine empires, the Republic of Venice and the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
The wide variety of stunning landscapes are dispersed across the country, which spreads out the steady streams of tourists. Which means Slovenia has avoided large-scale environmental pressures, contributing to the county’s title of having the world’s most sustainable tourism.
What can I expect from the weather in Slovenia?
Slovenia has a temperate climate with cold winters and warm summers, while the coastal regions receiving a pleasant sub-Mediterranean climate. Temperatures average from -2 in January to a peak of 21 in July, with a liberal falling of snow in the winter.
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How many days should I allocate for my Slovenia Hiking experience?
With the long range of landscapes to explore, hiking trips can last from anywhere between a couple of days on the Trnovo Plateau, to 1 or 2 weeks. There are even some long distance trails, including ones that stretch from the west to east, that takes approximately 30 days.
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What’s the high season for Hiking in Slovenia?
Between May and September for prime hiking conditions.
Dean was prompt and super knowledgeable about the area we were going to. He guided us safely to Slemenova Spica to enjoy the Julian Alps. As two girls from the city, we don't have much hiking experience, and he was patient and super helpful. We enjoyed our trip so much and it has been the highlight of our Slovenia trip. Thanks once again, Dean, for taking us on this experience!
Our guide was Mitja Drinavec (not Matevz Vukotic), he was very nice and responsible during the entire trip. Thank you for the great experience.
Dean is an excellent guide. He's friendly and conscientious and throughout or trip was focused on getting us to achieve our hiking goals while being aware of our abilities and experience. We chose a relatively tough hike (8hrs, 1,700m elevation gain) but Dean made sure we completed it safely and at a good pace. He also took photos throughout so we could concentrate on the hiking and shared them with us later. He was also good company on the hike. I would thoroughly recommend his services.
It was beautifull in the julian alps. Challenging hike
I had Uroš Grilj as a guide for a 7-day hike and I recommend him wholeheartedly. He is highly skilled and competent. The hike felt safe at all times, even on more exposed routes, for which I had no previous experience and which were nonetheless perfectly comfortable and fun, entirely thanks to him. He constantly adapted the routes to my level and the weather conditions, checked in on me and discussed the options for the next days with me. He is also a very nice person and it was a pleasure to talk to and learn from him. Thank you very much, Uroš!
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