With its beautiful scenery of mountains, valleys, lakes, waterfalls, and rivers, Slovenia is truly a hiking paradise. It’s no surprise that hiking and mountaineering have long been national sports and a favorite pastime for many Slovenians. This is evident in the many well-maintained and thoroughly marked trails that make self-guided walking tours a viable option for anyone with some hiking experience. Guided walking holidays in Slovenia are perfect for both experienced or inexperienced hikers who wish to spend some time with locals and benefit from their local insight. There are also plenty of mountain huts offering hearty traditional dishes and a place to spend the night if you’re interested in hut-to-hut hiking.
Another option is to choose a home base and head on daily hikes from there. This way you can either explore local cuisine in the authenticity of the mountain huts or try the many excellent restaurants in the evenings, after your hike. This is an especially great way to spend your holiday if you prefer walking on fairly level terrain and wish to experience the natural wonders of the Julian Alps along the way, without the physical strain of difficult ascents.
We primarily offer hikes in the Julian Alps on our Slovenia mountain holidays, and that is because they contain a wide array of hiking routes, and all of them come with amazing views. You are guaranteed to be amazed by the gorgeous mountain lakes, green valleys, pristine rivers, and mesmerizing waterfalls of this region.
One of the most popular routes in the Julian Alps is the Via Alpina, a network of eight trails that spreads across the whole of the European Alps. We offer hikes along a segment of the Red Trail, which is the longest among the Via Alpina routes as it not only crosses Slovenia but seven other countries as well.
We offer planned Slovenia hiking holidays with great walking trails, and have the knowledge and experience to create any custom hikes as well. You can choose between a guided tour with experienced local hiking guides or a self-guided tour where we prepare your itinerary along with detailed maps and make reservations for your accommodations. There are different accommodation options, depending on your route and whether you would like to sleep in the comfort of the hotels in the valley or experience the minimal comfort of mountain huts.
If our options are not enough, Walking Holidays Slovenia, our sister brand might have something for you. For those more adventures who want to tackle climbing the highest peak in Slovenia, head over to Triglav Tours and become a "true Slovenian"!