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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. "

Featured trips & expertise

Aerial view of the Striking Soča River
Slovenia in May: Travel Tips, Weather, and More

May is truly one of the best months to get outdoors and explore Slovenia, especially now that the rains have temporarily subsided. The sun is shining, the daytime temperatures are warm, and the Mountain wildflowers are blooming. Read on for more tips on where to go and what to expect in Slovenia this month.

Lake Bled, Slovenia
Food & Nature in Slovenia - 8 Days

This adventurous itinerary brings you on a thrilling gastronomic and cultural journey through Slovenia's top regions. Explore Ljubljana's old town, see Lake Bled's 11th-century castle, and explore the fairytale-like landscapes of the Soca River Valley. End your trip in Slovenia's Goriska Brda region, where world-class wines, a Mediterranean vibe, and exceptional farm-to-table cuisine await.

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.

Recent trip reviews for Katja

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!