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Domen Strle

I grew up in an idyllic village in the southwest of Slovenia and later moved to Ljubljana to study Tourism Destination Management. In my student years, I became an active member of Alpine Association of Slovenia, where I worked on several projects, and attended courses for mountain guides and alpinists.

I love outdoor activities, especially hiking, mountain biking and ski touring and I believe that Slovenia is a land of infinite opportunities. For the last decade, I’ve been experiencing exploring Slovenia as a challenge, finding new hidden gems with each trip I make.

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What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Places? Slovenia & Istria (Croatia)
Activities? Walking, hiking, mountaineering, all kinds of water sports, cycling, mountain biking, ski-touring, fly-fishing, family trips, gourmet tours, photography trips,..."

Domen is part of the following groups: Slovenia Travel Agents
Lake Bled
Alps to the Adriatic: Inn-to-Inn Walking Adventure - 10 Days

This inn-to-inn walking itinerary gives you a chance to explore some of the most beautiful scenery in Slovenia independently. Start off on the fairytale shores of Lake Bled to explore the rugged alpine landscape and crystal clear lakes of northwestern Slovenia. Then, hike through Karawanks mountain range, on the border between Slovenia and Austria. Then, walk through Triglav National Park and follow the beautiful Soča River downstream to Tolmin, before crossing the border into Italy to visit Cividale del Friuli.

Lake Bled
Slovenia Multisport Adventure - 6 Days

This self-guided six-day adventure covers Slovenia's highlights and gives you the chance to discover the country in a short time. Start at Lake Bled in northwestern Slovenian to see rugged alpine landscapes, crystal clear rivers, and peaceful lakes. Hike through Triglav National Park and sleep in a cozy mountain hut, then explore the emerald Soča River and the surrounding valley, before finishing up with a tour of Ljubljana, the country's capital.

See every shade of Slovenia
Slovenian Alps to Coast Hiking Adventure - 10 Days

Climb (nearly) every mountain of Slovenia on this active 10-day tour. You'll start the trip on the romantic streets of Ljubljana, then visit the shores of Lake Bled before you traverse some of the country's highest peaks during four days of hiking. Soak your muscles in the deep blue waters of the Adriatic when you reach the seaside town of Piran at your journey's end.

Hike through the hills surrounding Lake Bled
Highlights of Slovenia - 8 Days

This outdoorsy 8-day road trip allows you to travel through Slovenia's gorgeous countryside at your own pace. Starting from the laidback riverside cafés of Ljubljana, you'll explore the fairytale shores of Lake Bled, rocky passes of the Julian Alps, rushing waters of Soça River, and rolling hills of Goriška Brda wine region. Enjoy alfresco activities that this small country is known for—i.e. hiking, biking, swimming, and river rafting—along with caves, castles, and centuries of history.

The idyllic town of Piran on Slovenia's Adriatic coast
Slovenian Alps to the Adriatic: Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Bovec, & Piran - 5 Days

With just five days, this scenic road-trip itinerary allows just enough time to explore Slovenia's countryside while not feeling too rushed. Starting from the laid-back riverside cafés of Ljubljana, you'll drive to the scenic shores of Lake Bled, the rocky passes of the Julian Alps, and the rolling hills of Goriška Brda wine region before finishing along the Adriatic coast. Sample the views and outdoor activities Slovenia has to offer, not to mention castles, caves, and history dating back to the Middle Ages.

A sunrise view in Lake Bled
Highlights of Slovenia - 4 Days

Four days is just enough time to check out Slovenia's unbelievably scenic countryside. This 4-day road trip begins in the lively riverside town of Ljubljana, then heads to the scenic shores of Lake Bled before finishing in the medieval coastal town of Piran. With lakes, mountains, and the Adriatic sea along the route, you'll sample some of the best views and outdoor activities Slovenia has to offer in a short amount of time.

Recent trip reviews for Domen

sydney

Slovenian Alps to Cvoast Hiking Adventure - 10 Days · Slovenia - Sep 12 - Sep 20, 2019

Traveler: sydney l. - Local specialist: Domen Strle

I traveled through Slovenia for 8 days on a mostly hiking and occasionally biking itinerary. Domen, our local trip specialist from Ljubljana, did an excellent job planning even more activities than we had time to enjoy, so each day there were options. He responded to our many questions and concern with patience and in detail.

Slovenia offers stunning geography, wonderful food, and warm hospitality. Hiking through the Julian Alps and along the Soca River can be challenging with some... read more

I traveled through Slovenia for 8 days on a mostly hiking and occasionally biking itinerary. Domen, our local trip specialist from Ljubljana, did an excellent job planning even more activities than we had time to enjoy, so each day there were options. He responded to our many questions and concern with patience and in detail.

Slovenia offers stunning geography, wonderful food, and warm hospitality. Hiking through the Julian Alps and along the Soca River can be challenging with some steep inclines and miles of uneven surfaces to navigate. You need to be fit and wear good boots- all worthwhile when you’re immersed in the natural beauty.

We were provided with with a local phone and a detailed itinerary with maps and navigation for each segment of the trip. We had problems with the Android phone, but found that we could download the maps and itinerary details into our iPhones which worked better for us.

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Domen Strle, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Sydney, thank you so much for a great review!
I'm glad you have enjoyed your hiking adventure and loved the country. :) Please send my warmest regards to the girls and thank you for exploring Slovenia with us!

Trekking in Slovenia · Slovenia - May 11 - May 24, 2019

Traveler: Karen N. - Local specialist: Domen Strle

Slovenia was awesome. I loved the trekking - quite challenging sometimes, especially in the Alps/ mountains/ hills , but always interesting. The River Soca is beautiful and Piran is a gorgeous town on the Adriatic. But lots of other lovely places. Domen was superb. Always responsive and kept in touch to make sure I was ok. The accommodation and treks he organized were perfect. Thanks Domen, SLO trips and kim kim 😀 10/10. Nga mihi Karen, New Zealand.

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Domen Strle, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Karen!
Thank you so much for your great feedback! I'm happy to hear you loved your trip despite the unfortunate weather at first. Although, the fresh snow did add a bit of adventure to the hike! :)
I wish you safe travels and many more amazing long-distance hikes in the future!
Warmest regards,
Domen

Nature at a slow pace · Slovenia - Aug 3 - Aug 10, 2018

Traveler: Jacqui B. - Local specialist: Domen Strle

Miha organised the trip so well to suit our style. He made it easy. Everything was organised from the printed itinerary to the mobile phone on loan! Nothing went wrong and we really enjoyed the hike.

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Domen Strle, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Jacqui!
It is great to hear you enjoyed your stay in Slovenia! Thank you very much for being our guest and for taking the time to write this review and publish all the photos! :) Wish you happy travels in the future!
Warm wishes,
Miha & Domen

Connie

Beyond the Alps · Slovenia - Jul 30 - Aug 9, 2018

Traveler: Connie E. - Local specialist: Domen Strle

We spent a wonderful two weeks driving around Slovenia, seeing the sights and taking lovely day hikes. Domen and Miha both worked with us designing a unique trip. We visited both the usual tourist sights and some that were specific to our interests. They gave us gps tracks to quiet, solitary day hikes with amazing views. We do not hesitate to recommend Slotrips for a fabulous vacation.

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Domen Strle, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Connie!
Thank you so much for your kind feedback! It was great having you here and I hope you might visit Slovenia in the future again :)
Warm wishes,
Miha & Domen

Bruce

Hiking slovenia · Slovenia - Jul 8 - Jul 20, 2018

Traveler: Bruce S. - Local specialist: Domen Strle

Great trip organised and coordinated by Miha Gantar everything was well thought out and coordinated. The standard of service and accommodation was excellent. The country is open welcoming and not yet over crowded and pretty much everyone spoke english so we had no trouble getting around and being understood. Our guide Aliaz for our 5 day hike was fantastic and took all the worry out of navigating some challenging terrain. By far the best organised trip we have done

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Domen Strle, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Bruce,
It makes us very happy to hear that you had a great time in Slovenia! We are honoured to be a part of this amazing experience.
Thank you again for exploring our country with us and keep using Kimkim and local providers for your future trips. :)
Warmest regards,
Miha & Domen