The surreal beauty of the Slovenian Alps offers unforgettable adventures suitable for all ages. This winter wonderland is packed with places to see and snow activities to engage in, so we’ve compiled a list of options for you to get the very most out of your holiday. Begin your holiday with night sledding, a wonderful experience for youngsters and adults alike, just a short drive from Ljubljana. After you get your first dose of winter fun, continue to Lake Bled, the symbol of Slovenia’s natural splendour, and a perfect base for wintertime exploration of the surrounding area.
There is nothing like the sound of snow crunching under your boots and some of the snowy Alpine peaks are welcoming even in the winter time, so get ready for a true winter fairy-tale on an easy-grade hike in the beautiful Julian Alps. To continue your stay in true Alpine spirit: The early bird catches the view. Getting out of bed 30 minutes before sunrise to hike up a nearby hill is definitely worth it. It involves an undemanding ascent which opens up breath-taking views of Lake Bled and the majestic mountains beyond.
Then it’s time for some more snowy fun, which includes a deeply enrooted Slovenian tradition: cross-country skiing. And there’s no better place to venture into the wilderness than Pokljuka, a scenic plateau, or the gorgeous Tamar Valley. Both locations are stunning, especially in winter, and are crisscrossed with excellent cross-country ski trails of varying difficulty levels. Friendly and helpful local guides will show you exactly how it’s done and recommend the best trail for you.
Another amazing option is to explore this pristine countryside off the beaten track. That’s why we’re taking you snowshoeing. It’s an ancient method used by the locals of old to travel great distances across snow-covered terrain. You’ll get the chance to try out this technique called “flotation” as you wander through the forests and meadows in the heart of the Julian Alps. If you think the paths are too simple, don’t worry, our guides are sure to suggest more demanding routes, depending on your needs and capabilities. Besides snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, you’ll also be able to try the very unique way of travelling on snow: dog sledding.
Enjoy sledding, one of the most popular winter activities for anyone. Get settled at your perfect winter holiday base, Lake Bled, a charming resort in the Slovenian Alps.
Just above Lake Bled is where Pokljuka, a high-elevation plateau, stretches into the Triglav National Park. Covered in beautiful pine forests, it is a great starting point for higher peaks as well as easier trails around this winter wonderland. Your guide will adjust the hike to the weather conditions and your capabilities.
Rise at the crack of dawn, weather and will permitting, and hike up a small hill to catch a magnificent view of sunrise above Lake Bled. After breakfast get ready for your new adventure and head out for some cross-country skiing, an activity suitable for the experienced as well as complete beginners. Weather permitting, you can opt for the incredible dog-sledding experience in the afternoon.
The old way of moving through snow, snowshoeing is praised as a unique experience, as you can move practically anywhere without the need for treaded paths and is compared to floating on snow. It is an experience perfect for people who want to try something new and it is very easy and suitable for practically anyone. Your guide will take you up to the trails of Vogel mountain on a cable car ride and you will be rewarded with great views of Lake Bohinj below.
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