Discover hiking and fly fishing in the Slovenian Alps. Travel independently with a rental car, starting in Ljubljana and heading north and north-west. Experience rugged alpine landscapes and crystal clear rivers and lakes, before continuing south to the fertile wine hills. Visit the magical Skocjan caves and the charming coastal town of Piran.

Highlights

  • Hike and go fly fishing in the Slovenian Alps
  • Explore the wine hills of southern Slovenia
  • Visit the Skocjan caves — a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Explore the charming coastal town of Piran

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Slovenia Ljubljana
Day 2 Free day to explore Ljubljana Ljubljana
Day 3 Hiking in Velika Planina meadow Logar Valley
Day 4 Fly fishing and hiking in Logar Valley Logar Valley
Day 5 Hiking in Jezersko Lake Bohinj
Day 6 Hiking in Bohinj region Lake Bohinj
Day 7 Fly fishing and hiking at Lake Bohinj Lake Bohinj
Day 8 Explore Lake Bled Lake Bohinj
Day 9 Julian Alps and Vrsic Pass Bovec
Day 10 Fly fishing and hiking in the Soca Valley Bovec
Day 11 Explore the Soca valley Bovec
Day 12 From the mountains to the vineyards Goriska Brda
Day 13 Explore wine country Goriska Brda
Day 14 Discover the caves and coast Piran
Day 15 Explore Piran and depart  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Slovenia

City center of Ljubljana and Presern Square
The historic city center of Ljubljana 

Fly into Ljubljana airport, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Relax or walk around the charming city center.

Day 2: Explore Ljubljana

Love locks on the butchers bridge in Ljubljana
Love locks on the Butcher's Bridge in Ljubljana 

Today is a free day for you to explore Slovenia's lively capital city on your own. Visit the Ljubljana Castle and Tivoli Park, go on a guided walking tour,  or explore the city and its surroundings by bike. Take a walk with a food expert and get to know the 'yummy side' of Ljubljana.

Day 3: Hiking in Velika Planina Meadow

Traditional shepherd architecture in Velika Planina Meadow

 

Pick up your rental car in the morning and drive for an hour and a half to the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, just north of Ljubljana. Go on a gentle 4-hour hike across the beautiful Velika Planina Meadow and admire the traditional shepherd architecture. In the afternoon, continue to the spectacular Logar Valley, where you will spend the night.

Day 4: Fly Fishing and Hiking in the Logar Valley

Logar valley
Logar Valley

Enjoy a full day of fishing on nearby Savinja River with an expert fly fishing guide.  Keep an eye out for Danube salmon, rainbow trout, brown trout, and grayling. Afterward, you will have some free time to explore the Logar Valley on foot.

Day 5: Hiking in Jezersko

The picturesque trails of the Jezersko region

Drive two hours across alpine passes and hike through the picturesque Jezersko region. In the afternoon, continue on to the amazing Lake Bohinj, where you'll stay for the next four nights.

Day 6: Hiking in the Bohinj Region

Bohinj lake
Lake Bohinj in Triglav National Park

Lake Bohinj is located in Triglav National Park. This unique glacial lake and its surroundings deserve plenty of time to explore. Choose from several hiking options of varying difficulty, according to the weather and your wishes.

Day 7: Fly Fishing and Hiking in Lake Bohinj

Sava Bohinjka river
Sava Bohinjka River

A fly fishing guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you for a full day of fishing on the nearby Sava Bohinjka River. You'll have another opportunity to fish for rainbow trout, brown trout, grayling, and see the endangered Danube salmon. You can also take advantage of some easy hikes directly from your hotel doorstep.

Day 8: Explore Lake Bled

Explore Lake Bled by cycle, paddle boat, or on foot

Explore spectacular Lake Bled and its surroundings less than an hour's drive away. You can rent bikes and cycle through idyllic Slovenian countryside, go on short hikes to viewpoints and gorges, visit the island in the middle of the lake, and much more. Return to Bohinj in the afternoon.

Day 9: Julian Alps and Vrsic Pass

The majestic Julian Alps

Drive two hours across the stunning Vrsic Pass at 5,285 feet in the central Julian Alps. Enjoy the dramatic mountain scenery along this winding road and admire the nearby limestone walls. You can do several short (or long) hikes on your way to the Soca Valley. You'll be able to choose from different hiking options.

Day 10: Fly Fishing and Hiking in the Soca Valley

The Soca River is famous for its marble trout

The Soca Valley is home to the emerald green Soca river and the famous marble trout. There are lots of options for first class fly fishing and beautiful hikes in the area. A fly fishing guide will pick you up and take you for a full day of fishing on one of the nearby rivers or streams.  

Day 11: Explore the Soca Valley

Rafting on the Soca River

The Soca Valley, its river, and surrounding mountains are true natural gems. Today is yours to spend at leisure. Rafting, hiking, or fly fishing can be arranged.

Day 12: From the Mountains to the Vineyards

Slovenian Tuscany

Head south, leaving the mountains behind on to the countryside of Goriska Brda, also called "Slovenian Tuscany." Just an hour and a half away from the mountains, you will enter rolling wine hills dotted with pastoral villages, and countless vineyards and fruit orchards. Spend the night in the Goriska Brda wine hills.

Day 13: Explore Wine Country

Vineyard
Explore the wine hills

Explore the beautiful wine country on foot or by cycle.

Day 14: Discover the Caves and Coast

Skocjan Caves

Visit the Skocjan caves, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is an underground river canyon created by the Reka River. You're sure to be completely amazed by this subterranean world, before continuing to the lovely town of Piran on the Slovenian coast about an hour and a half away. Explore its narrow streets and squares, and take a dip in the Adriatic Sea.

Day 15: Explore Piran and Depart

The coastal town of Piran

After a relaxed breakfast, take a stroll along the coast before driving to the airport, where you will return your car and say farewell to Slovenia.

Map

Map of Hiking and Fly Fishing in Slovenia – 15 Days
Map of Hiking and Fly Fishing in Slovenia – 15 Days

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Miha was excellent to work with in planning our adventures thoughout Slovenia. Ljubljana is a fun city with great restaurants and shops, night street music, and market with plenty of food options, crafts, and farm fresh items. When we left the city we headed for a meadow hike-Velika Planina and were delighted to reach a small village that offered homemade cheeses and sausages. Our hotels were all very comfortable, with wonderful breakfast buffets. we enjoyed all the towns we... read more

Miha was excellent to work with in planning our adventures thoughout Slovenia. Ljubljana is a fun city with great restaurants and shops, night street music, and market with plenty of food options, crafts, and farm fresh items. When we left the city we headed for a meadow hike-Velika Planina and were delighted to reach a small village that offered homemade cheeses and sausages. Our hotels were all very comfortable, with wonderful breakfast buffets. we enjoyed all the towns we visisted...Logarska, .Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, Bovec, Medina wine country, and seacoast town of Piran. We had great fishing guides, appreciated Miha"s recommendations for hikes, castles/forts, and bike rides.