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Miha Gantar

Born and raised in Slovenia! The lovely country on the sunny side of the Alps. Went to Germany to study civil engineering, met my Spanish wife, travelled in Asia for a year and decided engineering is too boring so I started an active travel company called Slotrips, where we design unforgettable active trips all over Slovenia (and sometimes the neighbouring countries).

Since sLOVEnia is all about LOVE, we put a lot of LOVE into what we do, which makes our trips special, personal and caring.

Visit Slovenia! Be our guest!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

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

Featured trips & expertise

Some of the scenery you'll encounter in Triglav National Park
Ultimate Bike Tour in the Julian Alps - 8 Days

Experience the Julian Alps on this intermediate mountain bike tour. You'll swim in Slovenia's famous lakes and hike through Triglav National Park and the Soča Valley, biking the area's roads and trails throughout. Meet friendly locals, sample Slovenian cuisine, and jump into waterfalls: there are adventures waiting around every (mountain) bend.

Medieval architecture against a stunning backdrop in Lake Bled
Highlights of Slovenia - 7 Days

Journey through the Slovenian countryside at your own pace with this road trip itinerary. Starting from the laidback riverside cafés of Ljubljana, you'll visit lovely Lake Bled, the Julian Alps, and the Goriška Brda wine region. See castles, caves, and the Adriatic coast as you wind through the country, enjoying a full week of Slovenia's best views and outdoor activities.

Julian Alps
Hiking and Biking in Slovenia - 8 Days

Set off on an amazing trip covering the highlights of the Slovenian Alps. Partake in hiking and biking options as you venture from northwestern Slovenia with its rugged alpine landscape and crystal clear rivers to the fertile wine hills and coastal towns of the south.

Soca valley
Hiking and Fly Fishing in Slovenia – 15 Days

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.

Best Walks in Slovenia - 8 Days

Ideal for anyone who loves nature and leisurely walks, this itinerary takes you through the beautiful Slovenian landscape while tackling trails of low technical difficulty. Visit stunning viewpoints of the Julian Alps, meander along turquoise rivers, and marvel at the mysterious underworld of Karst before relaxing along the Adriatic coast. There's no better way discover Slovenia’s natural treasures.

One of the many stunning peaks along the Slovenian Alps
Discover the Slovenian Alps - 8 Days

Experience the diversity of the Slovenian Alps in this ultimate nature lovers tour. Take on a mix of serious hiking, white water rafting, kayaking and even canyoning. Explore the vibrant city of Ljubljana and savor authentic Slovenian food and wine on an adventure you won't soon forget.

Recent trip reviews for Miha

Sally

We would like to see lubianja and highlights of croatia. , Slovenia - Sep 1 - Sep 13, 2018

Traveler: Sally B. - Local specialist: Miha Gantar

Miha was wonderful to work with. His description of our trip from start to finish was very well organized, accurate and so helpful. The added plus was the use of a cell phone which guided us to each of our hotels and sight seeing spots in Slovenia through the use of its GPS. Miha answered all of our questions, and eased our fears or doubts about any part of the trip that we weren't sure about. We loved all of our hotels, they were centrally located and all of the hosts of each hotel were... read more

Miha was wonderful to work with. His description of our trip from start to finish was very well organized, accurate and so helpful. The added plus was the use of a cell phone which guided us to each of our hotels and sight seeing spots in Slovenia through the use of its GPS. Miha answered all of our questions, and eased our fears or doubts about any part of the trip that we weren't sure about. We loved all of our hotels, they were centrally located and all of the hosts of each hotel were very accommodating and friendly. All the hotels were wonderful, but there were some that really stood out; Pension Berc,(one of the best restaurants we have been to) and loved the free use of their
E bikes, the manager of the hotel 44, in Dubrovnik Damir was also outstanding. He gave us a lot of tips as to where to go and what to do and carried our suitcase up the flight of stairs. We loved that Miha gave us a lot of flexibility in the planning and our trip was a perfect balance of activities and relaxation time. There were so many favorite spots that we wouldn't have the time to list them all. However I wouldn't hesitate for a moment to recommend Miha for your Slovenia and Croatia trip. All the guides spoke great English and were very friendly, and very knowledgeable. Kim Kim and their travel planners are the perfect way to go if you don't like to be in big groups and want to have the freedom and flexibility and most of all independence from a strict schedule.

Beautiful mountains, Slovenia - Aug 25 - Sep 1, 2018

Traveler: Maria S. - Local specialist: Miha Gantar

The week with slotrips was fabulous.
The tour was extremely well planned. It had everything . Fantastic hikes in the mountains. The via ferrata was great fun. The lakes were beautiful . The final dinner was sooo good .
The wine tasting was special. The lady from the vineyard gave great explanations and the food was delicious at her place . The visit to the caves was very interesting.
We had two guides for the trip : Anya and Domer. They were both terrific. Very knowledgeable , patient and fun.
A perfect trip.

Miha Gantar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Maria! Wohoooo! We just love such reviews! Thank you so much! It was great having you here and happy travelers really make our days! :) Warm regards, Miha

Hiking and fly fishing in slovenia – 15 days, Slovenia - Aug 9 - Aug 23, 2018

Traveler: PAUL D. - Local specialist: Miha Gantar

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.

Miha Gantar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Paul!

Thank you so much for the lovely review! I am glad you enjoyed your stay and that you expanded the trip in Slovenia to 2 weeks. Not many people spend so much time in Slovenia, but adding the activities (hiking, fishing etc.) it is easy to spend some more time in one place and not rush too much, right? :)

Thank you for traveling with us and wish you all the best!
Miha

Colleen

Girls vacation, Slovenia - Aug 17 - Aug 24, 2018

Traveler: Colleen S. - Local specialist: Miha Gantar

This was an amazing trip! We saw many beautiful places throughout Slovenia. Our hiking, biking and rafting were planned out well. We stayed at lovely mountain huts and hotels. Domen and Anja were informative and pleasant staff! This trip is highly recommended!

Miha Gantar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Colleen,
Thank you as well for these nice words! We were super pleased to have you! We really hope to have many adventurous travelers like you who appreciate the wide arrange of activities and landscapes Slovenia has to offer. Great trip + happy travelers = perfect match! :)
Thank you for coming to Slovenia!
Domen & Miha

Girls vacation, Slovenia - Aug 17 - Aug 24, 2018

Traveler: Cindy w. - Local specialist: Miha Gantar

My friend and I did a self guided trip, with Domen planning our route and arranging transportation and accommodations and extras. It was a spectacular trip! Hiking through the mountains to different places (only having to take daypacks) was great. Domen may have slightly overestimated our fitness abilities, but we felt awfully pleased with ourselves after! He was very quick to respond to any questions and we felt safe and secure the entire time. The only thing that didn’t work for us was... read more

My friend and I did a self guided trip, with Domen planning our route and arranging transportation and accommodations and extras. It was a spectacular trip! Hiking through the mountains to different places (only having to take daypacks) was great. Domen may have slightly overestimated our fitness abilities, but we felt awfully pleased with ourselves after! He was very quick to respond to any questions and we felt safe and secure the entire time. The only thing that didn’t work for us was trying to use the phone gps he had given us, but we had detailed directions and maps. It was most likely a user error!😀. Our trip ranged from Bled, through the Julian Alps to Bovec, rafting down the Soca river, then to wine country and ended with the caves on our way to Rovinj. I will definitely come back to Slovenia, it’s a jewel!
Cindy

Miha Gantar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Cindy!
Thank you so much for the beautiful pictures and positive feedback! We are super pleased that you enjoyed the trip and took some nice memories back home! :)
Best wishes and happy travels!
Domen & Miha

ian

Trip to slovenia, Slovenia - Jul 21 - Jul 30, 2018

Traveler: ian T. - Local specialist: Miha Gantar

Slovenia was such a memorable trip. Our Kimkim organisers planned the holiday just as we wanted it...a mixture of sightseeing and activity. The Julian Alps are a must for anyone who enjoys picturesque scenery and cycling/river activities.

Miha Gantar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Ian,
Thank you very much for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your stay in our little country and hope to have you again sometime in the future!
Warm wishes!
Domen & Miha

Kim

Europe 2018, Slovenia - Jun 30 - Jul 9, 2018

Traveler: Kim R. - Local specialist: Miha Gantar

My Trip to Slovenia started off with a request to “Solo hike through the alps, away from crowds and tourists". Miha contacted me and wanted to understand what I had in mind. Living in Silicon Valley and working in tech, my desire was to reconnect with nature and pursue a solo-hike through the Alps. I had envisioned doing this in Austria just based on its familiarity with my past travels.

As Miha and I exchanged messages, Miha who converted my desires into a well defined route to... read more

My Trip to Slovenia started off with a request to “Solo hike through the alps, away from crowds and tourists". Miha contacted me and wanted to understand what I had in mind. Living in Silicon Valley and working in tech, my desire was to reconnect with nature and pursue a solo-hike through the Alps. I had envisioned doing this in Austria just based on its familiarity with my past travels.

As Miha and I exchanged messages, Miha who converted my desires into a well defined route to combine seeing many regions in Slovenia, which would allow me to decompress from the fast pace life in California and prepare for my solo hike through the Julia Alps, down into the Soča River Valley, through the Karst region onto Prian. He ensure everything I asked for was awaiting my arrival!

Once Miha and I talked live we settled on the plan and waited for weeks to pass and my flight to Slovenia, for an amazing 10 day trip.

I can summarize my trip by saying a Slovene saying; Sekira mi je padla v med!

Meeting Domen on my arrival, we had a great conversation reviewing maps and the route over beers and burgers and then I was cut loose to explore Ljubljana, where you can still feel the presence of past dragons and the vibe of a modern but well preserved historic city. From the street musicians to the open cafe's and restaurants to eating carniolian sausage at a very small sausage shack (Go there to find it, you will know when you see it along the way to the Castle over the three bridges).

Then onto Lake Bled, 6 kilometers around the lake, meeting Bobbi the artist who paints with watercolors, to experiencing the fairytale setting of the surrounding area. You do not pass up wood-fired traditional meals or the amazing cream cake you can learn about. My stay in Bled was a stepping off point to finalizing my gear and pack, since the next day was on to where my hike would start, on a ridge on the border between Austria and Slovenia.

Getting dropped off in the woods with a short hike up to the border ridge, onto Vosca Peak to start my path through the Julians, to visit Tonka prior to getting to Vrsic pass, hiking along the Soča river, overnighting in a hay barn at a local farm and onto Bovec, then to a Winery older then the United States and Caves where the Reka flows underground, onto Prian with Aljaž to hike sea cliffs and swim in the Adriatic!

Every aspect of the trip exceeded my expectations, the friendly culture, amazing people I met along the way, the nature, food and local beer. I rarely noticed the weather, but thunder does make you hike faster off the peaks :). I cannot wait to return to share this trip with my wife and to introduce her to all my new friends.

My trip can be summed up in one word; Zaklad!

Amazing crew of people at SloTrips, I cannot wait to reconnect with them on my next trip to Slovenia and possibly Croatia! Everyone should strive to take a hike in Slovenia in their lifetime and reconnect with nature and a great culture forged over many thousands of years. You are in great hands with the Miha and the SloTrips team!

-Kim

Miha Gantar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Kim!

WOW! Thank you so much for the detailed and positive feedback! :) And all these great pictures!
It was a pleasure having you here and thank you for your amazing stories, joy & interest in life, positive spirit and inspiration!

Look forward to having you back in Slovenia!
Warm wishes,
Miha

Tammy

Slovenia/croatia , Croatia - Jul 9 - Jul 20, 2018

Traveler: Tammy S. - Local specialist: Miha Gantar

Working with Miha and the Kim Kim team was a seamless experience from start to finish. I would highly recommend this company and will be using them in the future.
Thanks Kim Kim

Miha Gantar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Tammy!
Thank you so much for your positive feedback! It was great having you here and I hope you will "kimkim" in the future as well. :)
Warm wishes to the whole group!
Miha

Trip to slovenia, Slovenia - Jul 17 - Jul 20, 2018

Traveler: ELIZABETH W. - Local specialist: Miha Gantar

Our guide/driver for our short 3 day trip to Slovenia, Domen, was knowledgeable about all aspects of his lovely country. History, geography, economy, traditions, folklore, and food are just a few areas of his expertise. We were able to experience the traditional tourist sites that Slovenia is best known for (Ljubljana, Lake Bled, the Skocjan caves) and also many less traveled sites. Hiking in the Julian Alps, rafting the Soca River, the WWI bunker tour with our very own reenactor ( a... read more

Our guide/driver for our short 3 day trip to Slovenia, Domen, was knowledgeable about all aspects of his lovely country. History, geography, economy, traditions, folklore, and food are just a few areas of his expertise. We were able to experience the traditional tourist sites that Slovenia is best known for (Ljubljana, Lake Bled, the Skocjan caves) and also many less traveled sites. Hiking in the Julian Alps, rafting the Soca River, the WWI bunker tour with our very own reenactor ( a retired teacher who is passionate about WWI history), and our private tour of a family owned winery, followed by a home cooked lunch were some of our highlights. The accommodations provided were fabulous, especially our stay at Kekec Homestead, Soca valley: http://www.kekceva-domacija.si/. A gem in the middle of nowhere with great wine, food, and scenery at the beginnings of the Soca River. a fabulous tour in every way.

Miha Gantar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Elizabeth!
I am super glad you enjoyed your short stay in Slovenia and are hungry for more! :)
Thank you so much for traveling with us and you know where to find us for the future Slovenian adventures! :)
Warmest regards!
Miha

Triglav park, Slovenia - Jul 1 - Jul 9, 2018

Traveler: Tracey H. - Local specialist: Miha Gantar

This was, from beginning to end, a wonderful experience. Both Domen and Miha at Slotrips were amazingly helpful and went out of their way to make sure my journey went smoothly. I was traveling and hiking solo through Triglav Park, and they provided GPS, safety equipment, a cell phone to reach them, and explicit written instructions as well of maps of the area.

When I arrived I had a nasty sinus infection, and Domen was able to arrange transport to a doctor in a nearby town so I could be seen... read more

This was, from beginning to end, a wonderful experience. Both Domen and Miha at Slotrips were amazingly helpful and went out of their way to make sure my journey went smoothly. I was traveling and hiking solo through Triglav Park, and they provided GPS, safety equipment, a cell phone to reach them, and explicit written instructions as well of maps of the area.

When I arrived I had a nasty sinus infection, and Domen was able to arrange transport to a doctor in a nearby town so I could be seen and get antibiotics. The day I was to summit Triglav, the weather was questionable, and Miha called me while I was on the trail to check in on me and make sure my trek was safe and successful. I made requests for minor changes to my transfers, which they accommodated on the spot.

I had wonderful places to stay (clean, quiet, and safe for a solo female traveler) and got recommendations for local restaurants and wineries to visit along the way. This was my first travel experience with KimKim and the gentlemen at Slotrips. It will not be my last! Thank you again for going out of your way to give me a fantastic holiday!

Miha Gantar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Tracy!

We are so happy you felt that we care for you! :) And most of all were are happy you've had a great trip in our lovely small country! Too bad about the weather on the summit. A reason to come back and climb it again in the sun! :)

Thanks again for traveling with us!
Big hug from Slovenia!
Domen & Miha

Jacci

slovenia, Slovenia - Jun 10 - Jun 20, 2018

Traveler: Jacci Z. - Local specialist: Miha Gantar

I cannot say enough about Kimkim and Miha. The trip was perfectly planned, just the right amount of days and activities in one place. They made everything so easy. Except the driving, which by the end of the first week got easier. And of coarse is not Kimkims fault. Plenty of information and directions to every place we went. The Hotel and other accommodations were perfect! Thank you Kimkim for the great trip!

Miha Gantar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Jacci!
Thank you so much for the great feedback! We are very pleased you enjoyed Slovenia and are happy with our services and Kimkim as well. Thank you again for visiting the home of your ancestors with us and keep using Kimkim for your future trips. :)
Warm wishes!
Domen & Miha

9-day active slovenia vacation that includes a few big/moderate hikes, Slovenia - May 27 - Jun 4, 2018

Traveler: Shree L. - Local specialist: Miha Gantar

We had an amazing 9-day Slovenia vacation with kimkim and the local specialist, Miha and his company. Ours was a completely customized trip for a group of 11 adults. We had two amazing guides, Domen and Anja. We were very impressed with the quality of the tour, the hotels, the farmhouses we visited, the wine tasting experiences, the local meals that we would never have found on our own, etc.... Miha before the start of the trip and our wonderful guides Domen and Anja during the trip had... read more

We had an amazing 9-day Slovenia vacation with kimkim and the local specialist, Miha and his company. Ours was a completely customized trip for a group of 11 adults. We had two amazing guides, Domen and Anja. We were very impressed with the quality of the tour, the hotels, the farmhouses we visited, the wine tasting experiences, the local meals that we would never have found on our own, etc.... Miha before the start of the trip and our wonderful guides Domen and Anja during the trip had tremendous attention to detail, and we could feel that they were doing their utmost to make sure all our wishes were fulfilled. We could not go on some of the hikes originally planned due to too much snow and Domen suggested awesome alternatives that had beautiful vistas. We were also impressed by how well Domen and Anja worked together as a team.

Slovenia is an extremely beautiful country with a wide variety of landscapes and we loved them all - the mountains, the lakes, the valleys, the meadows, the waterfalls, the underground caves and amazing cave kayaking experience, wine country, the Adriatic coast, the super charming towns, the lovely farmhouses, ...We will be recommending Slovenia and your awesome team to all our travel crazy friends!

Thanks again Miha, Domen and Anja for everything. You guys are the best!

And kimkim will certainly be on the top of my list to contact for all our future adventures in every country where they provide their services and have local operators.

Miha Gantar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Shree,

It was amazing having you here and showing you our backyard. You were a wonderful group and it was a pleasure to work with you. Domen and Anja also had lots of fun. Everybody happy! This is the best part of our job and I hope that our love and enthusiasm for what we do was reflected in the organization & execution of your trip.

Thank you again for coming and wish you all the best!
Miha

Slovenia, Slovenia - May 19 - May 27, 2018

Traveler: Gregory T. - Local specialist: Miha Gantar

We had a wonderful time. The logistics were superb including the fantastic hotels, the very convenient car pick up and drop off, and the activity suggestions.

For me the most memorable places were the castle near Postojna and the beauty of the Alps. But a close second to these include our row boat ride to the island on Lake Bled, the castle at Lake Bled, the beauty of Lake Bohinj, the food at your recommended restaurants was superb, the caves (we saw both), the market square and view of the... read more

We had a wonderful time. The logistics were superb including the fantastic hotels, the very convenient car pick up and drop off, and the activity suggestions.

For me the most memorable places were the castle near Postojna and the beauty of the Alps. But a close second to these include our row boat ride to the island on Lake Bled, the castle at Lake Bled, the beauty of Lake Bohinj, the food at your recommended restaurants was superb, the caves (we saw both), the market square and view of the Adriatic at Piran, the Russian monument, and the friendliness of the people. Everywhere we went the people were extremely friendly and helpful. Thank you for helping us set this up.
Greg Thompson

Miha Gantar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Greg,

So glad to hear our travelers are having a great time in sLOVEnia! We are happy to be a part of this and thank you so much for taking your time and posting this lovely review.

Happy travels in the future and hope Kimkim will become your indispensable travel partner. :)
Best regards to the whole family!
Domen & Miha

Alex batchelor party, Slovenia - May 11 - May 13, 2018

Traveler: Owen B. - Local specialist: Miha Gantar

Miha and his team were incredible and really made our trip. They had incredible ideas for activities (MTB tour of Ljubljana, SUP on Lake Bled, hiking in Triglav NP) and always executed perfectly. Our trip was 3-4x as good for thier involvement. I recommend them without hesitation.

Miha Gantar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Owen!
It was great having you here! Great group, fun trip and hopefully it was a good initiation to Alex' long-lasting happy marriage! :)
Thank you for coming and thank you for posting your kind feedback!
Best wishes to everyone!
Miha

Slovenia, Slovenia - May 3 - May 10, 2018

Traveler: Bryan P. - Local specialist: Miha Gantar

The organisation and guidance was excellent. The accommodation was good. Our trip was well planned and with lots to see and do. The food walk in Ljubljana is a must do. The walks and scenery were outstanding. The route enabled us to see a lot of this beautiful country. There were some interesting and different things for us to do. In particular a guided tour of a WWI battlefield in the Sochi Valley and a visit with a beekeeper in Bled. Our tour organisers Domen and Miha provided excellent... read more

The organisation and guidance was excellent. The accommodation was good. Our trip was well planned and with lots to see and do. The food walk in Ljubljana is a must do. The walks and scenery were outstanding. The route enabled us to see a lot of this beautiful country. There were some interesting and different things for us to do. In particular a guided tour of a WWI battlefield in the Sochi Valley and a visit with a beekeeper in Bled. Our tour organisers Domen and Miha provided excellent maps, notes and personal guidance. I highly recommend them and their firm Slotrips. I also found Kimkim to be a very good way find and to communicate with travel organisers.

Miha Gantar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Bryan!
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! Wish you happy travels in the future!
Warm wishes,
Domen & Miha

Slovenia and iceland, Slovenia - Mar 18 - Mar 22, 2018

Traveler: Jerold K. - Local specialist: Miha Gantar

We had an absolutely wonderful time. The planning and logistics were impeccable by Miha. Lodging and venue selections exceeded our expectations.

The best selection was picking Domen to be our guide. He was the consummate guide and host for our two days on the road. Knowledgeable, passionate about his country, personable and flexible. Besides the main venues we wanted to see, he took us to out of the way “local” spots and venues so we saw amazing natural beauty and had time to interact... read more

We had an absolutely wonderful time. The planning and logistics were impeccable by Miha. Lodging and venue selections exceeded our expectations.

The best selection was picking Domen to be our guide. He was the consummate guide and host for our two days on the road. Knowledgeable, passionate about his country, personable and flexible. Besides the main venues we wanted to see, he took us to out of the way “local” spots and venues so we saw amazing natural beauty and had time to interact with local business people. We hated to leave!

Finally, thanks to Urban Hotel for refunding our first night due to flight delays, and special thanks again to Miha for arranging transport for our son on his last day.

Miha Gantar, local specialist, responded to this review:

Dear Jerry!

Thank you so much for your lovely feedback! I am very glad you have enjoyed your trip in Slovenia, especially after all the hassle you've had with your flights. Thank you for visiting us and welcome back anytime! :)

Warm wishes!
Domen & Miha