Best Things to do in Slovenia

Unique things to do, curated by kimkim specialists
Slovenian Alps
Map of Best Summer Hikes in the Slovenian Alps
Best Summer Hikes in the Slovenian Alps

The Slovenian Alps has a great selection of beautiful short hikes that can be extended into full-day adventures. Here's a list of our favorite routes to do during the summer when the trails are at their best.

Top 5 Adventures in Slovenia
Map of Top 5 Adventures in Slovenia
Top 5 Adventures in Slovenia

Slovenia is often referred to as Europe's playground for adventure. Offering countless outdoor opportunities, there are few adventures that stand out from the rest. The variety of options highlights the diversity that Slovenia has in store for the avid adventurer. Below, we've put together our 5 favorite outdoor adventures in Slovenia.

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Best Outdoor Adventures in Slovenia: Kayaking, Caving, Hiking, & More

Slovenia often gets overlooked in favor of its higher-profile neighbors Italy and Croatia. For travelers, this can be a good thing, as a journey here abounds with possibilities for great adventures without the chaos of mass tourism. Because Slovenia is a predominantly rural nation, many of these adventures are of the outdoor variety, and we list the best options below.

Slovenia Experiences

Siberian huskies pull a sled
Dog Sledding in Kranjska Gora

A world-class ski center nestled in the Julian Alps on the border with Austria and Italy, Kranjska Gora is among Slovenia's largest and best-equipped ski resorts. Though looking beyond its slopes there are plenty of alternative winter-related activities to try, including fun and exhilarating dog...

A traditional Slovene meal
Ljubljana Food Tour

As both the capital and largest city in Slovenia, Ljubljana overflows with top chefs and high caliber restaurants as well as a bustling market that offers locally sourced, fresh ingredients. And while it wasn't up until a few years ago that the world viewed Slovenian fare as "peasant food" (it's...

The Lake Bohinj glacial valley
Hiking around Lake Bohinj

Though not as well known as its counterpart in Bled, Lake Bohinj's blue-green glacial waters give Bled some friendly competition for best lake in Slovenia, with all of the scenery and none of the crowds. Expect postcard-perfect vistas everywhere you turn of snow-capped mountains, dense forests,...

Lake Jasna in winter near Kranjska Gora
Kranjska Gora Ski Adventure

Near the mountains and glacial lakes of Triglav National Park in northwestern Slovenia lie the hills of Kranjska Gora. A world-class ski center nestled in the Julian Alps on the border with Austria and Italy, Kranjska Gora is among Slovenia's largest and best-equipped alpine resorts offering runs...

 Hot air balloon flies over Lake Bled, Pilgrimage church, and Bled Castle in the background
Hot Air Balloon over Bled

The most famous example of Slovenia's beautiful pastoral countryside, Lake Bled's picture-postcard lake with its peaceful island is one of the country's most visited attractions. The lake adjoins the town of Bled and sits in the country's northwestern corner, not far from Ljubljana, the capital...

Red rooftops of Ljubljana
Experience Ljubljana by Bike

With a winding river, medieval castle, and plenty of historic allure, the tiny Slovenian capital delivers on its name, “of lovely appearance.” Add to that a healthy bike culture and a city center void of cars and motorized vehicles and it makes sense why the city continues to win awards for its...

Predjama Castle
Postojna Cave and Predjama Castle

Turn your attention away from Ljubljana and to Slovenia's rugged and beautiful Karst region in the southwest of the country. A limestone plateau that extends from the Gulf of Trieste to the Vipava Valley sees rivers and lakes disappear only to resurface in the porous limestone, typically...