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Katja Rogelj

I am a true Slovenian, not just by birth certificate or nationality, but also by being helplessly in love with this charming country. Since a little girl, I dreamed of adventures in nature and exploring the world, so I traveled around New Zealand (twice) and explored around Europe, moreover neighboring countries. And each time I couldn't wait to come back to enjoy being spoiled by exceptionally beautiful nature, places pervaded with history and an immense variety of experiences packed in a pocket-size country.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Places: Slovenia, Italy - Friuli - Venezia Giulia, Croatia - Istria. Activities: active family vacations, walking & hiking, mountaineering, mountain biking, canyoning, and other water sports, adventure vacations and more. "

How did you get involved in travel?

"I started as sport teacher with a passion for outdoors, which lead me to becoming a canyoning guide and instructor. Canyons are full of mysterious, exciting and beautiful moments, where curiosity satisfies and imagination flies. Since then I am pledged to always explore and travel. "

Katja is part of the following groups: Slovenia Travel Agents
Lake Bled
From the Alps to the Adriatic: Lake Bled, the Soča Valley, and Istria - 13 Days

This 13-day itinerary is perfect for first-time visitors who want to see a little bit of everything: it covers Slovenia's best spots from the Alps to the Adriatic, before finishing with a few days in Croatian Istria. Hike along the beautiful emerald waters of the Soča River, relax and sip wine in the Goriška Brda wine hills, take a dip in the Adriatic Sea near Rovinj, and lots more with this self-driving itinerary filled with tons of activities.

Mountain biking in Slovenian Alps
Mountain Biking and Hiking in Slovenia: From the Alps to the Adriatic Coast - 13 Days

This self-guided hiking and mountain biking tour will take you from Ljubljana to the beautiful meadows in the Karawanke Alps, over the rolling hills of Goriška Brda, and all the way to Piran, on the Adriatic Coast. With its combination of hiking and mountain biking, this itinerary is perfect for active travelers who want to see a bit of everything that Slovenia has to offer.

Lake Bled
Hiking from the Alps to the Adriatic: Ljubljana, Lake Bled, the Julian Alps, Goriška Brda & Piran  - 12 Days

This 12-day hiking adventure is the perfect chance to create unforgettable memories and explore the most beautiful scenery Slovenia has to offer. Start your trip in Ljubljana before continuing on to Lake Bled and northwestern Slovenia, an area known for its rugged alpine landscapes, crystal-clear lakes, and colorful rivers. Then, discover Slovenia's wine region before ending your trip with a swim in the Adriatic Sea.

Julian Alps
Honeymoon adventure in Slovenia & Istria: Ljubljana, the Soča Valley, and Rovinj - 12 Days

This romantic itinerary is perfect for honeymooners looking to enjoy Slovenia and Croatia's Istrian peninsula, with a mix of outdoor sports, wine tasting, and enjoying the Adriatic Coast. Start with a few days of hiking and biking and rafting in the Julian Alps before relaxing in Goriška Brda, the "Slovenian Tuscany," and heading to the Istrian Peninsula for some fresh seafood on the Adriatic Coast.

Recent trip reviews for Katja

Anniversary Adventure-Bike, hike, and paddle · Slovenia - Sep 9 - Sep 20, 2019

Traveler: Danielle C. - Local specialist: Katja Rogelj

We recently visited Slovenia to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. We wanted a trip that was active but one that would also highlight the history and beauty of Slovenia. Katja helped to plan an adventure that exceeded all of our expectations. Every last detail was well thought out; we were able to explore the immense beauty of the country by foot, bike, and boat almost completely independently with the preset arrangements of gps directions and luggage transfers. After big days of adventure... read more

We recently visited Slovenia to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. We wanted a trip that was active but one that would also highlight the history and beauty of Slovenia. Katja helped to plan an adventure that exceeded all of our expectations. Every last detail was well thought out; we were able to explore the immense beauty of the country by foot, bike, and boat almost completely independently with the preset arrangements of gps directions and luggage transfers. After big days of adventure we were able to rest comfortably at night in wonderful accommodations. We would recommend Slotrips to everyone. We certainly fell in love with sLOVEnia and hope to work with Katja again in the future to plan an adventure for our whole family!

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Katja Rogelj, local specialist, responded to this review:

Danielle,

Thank you so much for such a nice and overall overview of your anniversary adventure trip experience in Slovenia with Slotrips and me! More, your recommendation to others, to travel with us in Slovenia is priceless!
It was an absolute pleasure planning and making this trip with you. Moreso, because you expressed your interests and your prefered level of engagement for each activity, which helped me select suggestions, the most suitable experiences, logistics around it and to have... read more

Danielle,

Thank you so much for such a nice and overall overview of your anniversary adventure trip experience in Slovenia with Slotrips and me! More, your recommendation to others, to travel with us in Slovenia is priceless!
It was an absolute pleasure planning and making this trip with you. Moreso, because you expressed your interests and your prefered level of engagement for each activity, which helped me select suggestions, the most suitable experiences, logistics around it and to have the chance to treat yourself after a big day. It's great to see you found following the navigation easy.
A smile draws all over my face seeing, that I managed to pass my love for Slovenia on to you and that I'll have the opportunity to enjoy your companionship again (perhaps the next anniversary trip :)) and get to know your children soon!
Until then, I wish you all to have a reason to smile every day! :)
Katja Rogelj

Slovenia active but easy nature with adult daughtere · Slovenia - Jul 6 - Jul 13, 2019

Traveler: Janis R. - Local specialist: Katja Rogelj

Katja was great, every step of the way. Our accomodations were beyond our expectations. Our rental car was a beautiful new hi- bred , with GPS. The downloaded step by step instructions and directions were spot on. Thank you Katja for helping to make our Mother/Daughter a trip to be remembered forever.

Janis and Sammy😘

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Katja Rogelj, local specialist, responded to this review:

Janis and Sammy!

You make my heart sing! Thank you for being so wonderful and for loving your Mother/Daughter trip! :D I am honoured to be able to help, but it is all you who have made this trip one to remember forever. ;)
We all love your photos! When there is a good time for a Mother/Daughter trip to Slovenia anniversary, we will be happy to have you back. :)

Katja :D

Slovenia self guided walking tour · Slovenia - Jun 12 - Jun 23, 2019

Traveler: Susan G. - Local specialist: Katja Rogelj

Overall this was a great concept and great trip. Gorgeous scenery, perfect accommodation, attention to detailing and availability by kim Kim and slotrips was perfect. We would recommend this trip. As we were on t he “non-guided” trip some of the trails are not marked, so stay on the blue line on phone given you. We would also advice asking locals before you get on trail as they know where the trails are and alternates. Especially after severe weather, as we experienced. A couple of our... read more

Overall this was a great concept and great trip. Gorgeous scenery, perfect accommodation, attention to detailing and availability by kim Kim and slotrips was perfect. We would recommend this trip. As we were on t he “non-guided” trip some of the trails are not marked, so stay on the blue line on phone given you. We would also advice asking locals before you get on trail as they know where the trails are and alternates. Especially after severe weather, as we experienced. A couple of our roads were blocked due to weather but there were alternate routes around. People /hikers are friendly, accommodation fantastic, and this is a great country to visit and a great concept to have a smartphone with trail details and a “demanding voice” to tell when off course. :)

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Katja Rogelj, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Susan,

I am honoured to have had the opportunity to create a lovely trip for you and am happy to see that overall you have enjoyed the tour! :)

The self-guided tours are truly a great way to explore Slovenia, moreover to peak into the unbeaten path areas, which lead to unmarked areas, where the detailed navigation takes care of the guidance. The beautiful sights, unknown terrain and crossroads might be overwhelming sometimes, thus the foot might set off course, which adds some... read more

Dear Susan,

I am honoured to have had the opportunity to create a lovely trip for you and am happy to see that overall you have enjoyed the tour! :)

The self-guided tours are truly a great way to explore Slovenia, moreover to peak into the unbeaten path areas, which lead to unmarked areas, where the detailed navigation takes care of the guidance. The beautiful sights, unknown terrain and crossroads might be overwhelming sometimes, thus the foot might set off course, which adds some distance and exploring the surrounding nature. But you have managed the challenge amazingly!
The marked trails lead along the frequently walked paths, maintained by the Slovenian mountain club and regional municipalities, hence we do our best to know the actual conditions and provide the detours to ensure safe passing for our travellers. The weather sometimes can cause changes, thus challenge a hiker to overcome a tree log every now and then, yet we are always here for you to provide solutions over the phone and applications for safe passing. We will keep trying to make our hiking trips even better, so the "demanding voice" won't feel the need to speak. :)

I am grateful for the recommendation of Slotrips and Kim Kim and excited to know that you loved our country, accommodations and people so much!

Thank you and welcome back to explore Slovenia with us - there is more! :)
Katja Rogelj

Highlights of Slovenia - 8 Days · Slovenia - May 16 - May 23, 2019

Traveler: Peter A. - Local specialist: Katja Rogelj

Katja was wonderful to work with and planned a fantastic holiday .

she was attentive to all our needs and really went out of her way to make sure we had a great time

We always felt that she was available to us at any time if we had any queries or questions

Would 100% recommend her to others

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Katja Rogelj, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Peter,

It has been an absolute pleasure to work with you and making this wonderful trip for you. I am grateful for your kind words and for taking the time to post your review regarding your experience with me and you travel in Slovenia with fellow travellers, which will help them to choose Slovenia as their travel destination and me to create an exceptional trip plan for a wonderful experience.

Welcome back and have a wonderful time in the meantime!