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.
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.
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.
Between May and September for prime hiking conditions.
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