Slovenia

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Climb national symbol Mount Triglav, go canyoning in emerald Alpine rivers and marvel at the awe-inspiring Lake Bled. Enjoy an active holiday in Slovenia!

 

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Slovenia is a small country in Central Europe, with a short coastline to the Adriatic Sea. Over half of its territory is covered by meadows and forests, while the mountainous areas lie to the northwest. Often overlooked when traveling through Europe, Slovenia is fast-growing as a top destination among outdoor lovers. Less crowds, breathtaking natural sceneries, lower prices and a broad offer of all-year-round activities, make it a truly gem. Besides, Slovenia has a strong winemaking tradition, including the world’s oldest vine in the city of Maribor.

 

 

Good to Know

 

What’s the weather like?

The northwest of Slovenia has an Alpine weather, with mild temperatures during summer (including occasional storms) and very cold temperatures in the winter season. Spring and autumn provide pleasant weather conditions. The Adriatic coast has a Mediterranean weather: hot summers and pleasant temperatures even in winter.

Getting there

Regular flights from many European cities arrive to Jože Pučnik Airport in Ljubljana. Those traveling to the Slovenian coast generally fly to Trieste (Italy) and then reach the country by bus. Slovenia is very well connected by train and bus with its neighbouring countries (Italy, Hungary, Croatia and Austria).

Language:

Slovene or Slovenian

Country Code:

+386

Currency:

Euro (EUR)

Best time to visit:

The high season in Slovenia is between June and August. It’s also the most crowded time of the year. For hiking, rock climbing or mountaineering, consider April-May and September-October as your best options. The ski season runs from December to April.

 

 

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What People Say

  • 179 reviews

 

That was not the guide, to begin with. It was a very very young woman. She was not very communicative,
although she replied all the questions asked by the people seating in the front row. I, at the rear, have little opportunity to actually ear anything that it was said. Even less to ask myself The tour was not so bad but obviously some stops were far more interesting than others. What I found really annoying was the company of two people (clearly not customers) who shared the tour with us, speaking one another in their language as if they were alone in the van. Customers and friends (colleagues?) should be kept apart.
To be frank we didn’t really got what we wanted. We got Igor as a guide but he acted more
of a babysitter rather than a true guide for us. The climb up to Triglav is not safe and we wanted a guide to ease the planning bc we didn’t have enough time to prepare, and maximize safety while keeping our wishes in focus. We are not the easiest folks to guide as we are used to do stuff on our own. The guide does a good job if your only concern is safety and you’re willing to blind trust people and not asking questions. He will drag you to the top and back. One big mistake he did, he never asked what we expected he never gave directions, or explanations, we only got to follow instructions and got short answers when we asked. We needed to challenge him at the end to get what we wanted and then he wasn’t happy about it. We understand why, but we needed something else than we got until that point. The other thing is that we had an unfriendly guide in a hurry on the way down from the hut, day2. For us that hike would have been better without him. When it’s said he did everything he was expected to do by himself fine (apart from day2), nice service at the hut and otherwise.
Bengt Larsson for Climbing Mount Triglav (2864m)
We can’t say enough great things about this trek. Mitja, our guide, was incredible, we would not have made it
up without him. The whole experience was beyond expectations. I would wholeheartedly recommend this trek to others. Thank you for helping to make our trip so memorable!
One of the best organised trips I have been on. Mitja was very experienced and nothing was too much trouble
for him. Responses to emails/texts were very prompt.
We were looking for a hike suitable for 4 adults with reasonable experience in hiking.Dean not only crafted a 5
day activity for us but was also able to adjust for routes to fit our needs during the hike itself. Dean proved to be a great guide with both knowledge and an amazing attitude and was simply so much fun to be with, Dean also went ‘the extra mile’ for us taking some of us to special activities which we did not plan for. If you are looking for hiking in Slovenia and getting an experience of a life time – I would highly recommend Dean. 5 starts all the way (And if there 6 he would get them as well 🙂 ) Dean, thank you so much !
David G, David N, Oshri and J(ack) for Julian Alps and Triglav National Park 1-to-3-day treks
Loved Slovenia and would highly recommend for those who enjoy the outdoors and walking. The via ferrata route was great
for a morning hike. Stunning views and not too hard which was good given the heat that day. Our guide Borut (replaced by Gregor at the last minute as I had misjudged our dates so very much appreciated it) was lovely and made our trip even better.
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!
Great experience and great professional guide.
Our trip to the summit with guide Blaz was amazing! We had no experience but that did not matter at
all. We had a great time, Blaz made us laugh and took us safely to the summit and back. Blaz was always in touch with the meteorologists and could tell what the weather was gonna do so he kept us out of thunder storms. One of the best things we have ever done. Thank you so much for this great experience!
Luka was an amazing guide. He was able to both challenge our son, who is an experienced rock climber, but
also give my spouse and I the encouragement we needed to have a great time for our first day of outdoor climbing. I highly recommend him!
Mitja was fantastic!!! Very proffesional and obviously very knowlegeable in the area and the climb. He was very
patient with me being a beginner in climbing and helpful when I was having difficulty in parts of the track. I feel like we could not have chosen a better guide. A great guy as well. We did have a little issue with the start time/date of our hike. I’m not sure if that was to do with the timezone in the southern hemisphere when we booked our climb. Thanks for the unforgettable experience. Mary and Mick
We first hesitated to take a guide. We are both young fit people but don’t have experience in hiking a
mountain. But wauw were we glad we had Mitja! He made sure we were safe the whole time (and that wasn’t always a giving (thunder storm aproaching, snow so we coudn’t secure ourselves on the mountain,..). We did things we couldn’t have done if we hadn’t had Mitja with us. Great experience. Wish we could take him to all our mountain trips!
Great guide, great weather and thus a wonderful experience! Thanks Luka 🙂
Dennis Van der Vorst for Triglav private guided climbing tours
Climbing with Mitja was such a great experience! There was still some snow on the mountain and there had been
strong thunderstorms the day before we left, however Mitja was very reassuring and kept in regular contact leading up to the trip re details and weather forecast. We felt 100% safe trekking with him, and had the most amazing time!
Danielle Archibald for Climbing Mount Triglav (2864m)
Our day with Jan and Youna (I’m definitely spelling their names wrong, sorry) went very well, he made sure to
check our skill level and chose climbs based on it. He also offered tips on how to tackle climbs and was very attentive to our safety. A great plus is helping us take photos with his amazing camera. Great day out on the rocks!
Unfortunately the conditions were too tough to climb Mount Triglav but Mitja suggested a great alternative trip which challenged us
and gave us an unforgettable experience in the Slovenian mountains! Highly recommend Mitja as a guide – he was one of the main reasons that we enjoyed the trip so much and we always felt safe in his hands. Overall an unforgettable experience and would highly recommend to anyone out there looking for a challenge.
We cant do the climb with the bad weather. The explore share team and Mitja answer at your question very quickly
and they are friendly. Sad to not do the climb but good service !
 

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