Slovenia holidays and resorts

Golden eagles, mystical beasts and local legends bring a touch of mystery and magic to the dense forests and mountain peaks of holidays in Slovenia

Stop, breathe and reconnect with nature. Holidays in Slovenia are perfect for nature lovers and those looking for adventure but also a slower place. 60% of Slovenia is made up of forests that are teaming with wildlife and Slovenian life is all about the outdoors. Once you get out on the trails and passes of the Julian Alps, you can explore endless forest paths, lakes and waterfalls, and tougher mountain climbs if that takes your fancy. Off the trails, Slovenia’s rich heritage includes everything from folklore and music festivals in Bled, to open kitchen evenings and wine festivals in Ljubljana, with architecture as diverse as Medieval castles, Baroque churches, Gothic monuments and basilicas.

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Walking holidays in Slovenia

Get off the beaten track and discover the unspoilt beauty of Triglav National Park which covers nearly 84,000 hectares of the Julian Alps and has every flavour of footpath. And are you up for a challenging hike up Mangart or a 25 kilometre walk along the River Soča? In Lake Bled or Bohinj, take an easy lakeside amble or explore the surrounding hills and the pastures of the Pokljuka Plateau. Or, stay in Kranjska Gora to discover the picturesque Zelenci Nature Reserve and its rare carnivorous sundew plants and meander Alpine meadows and villages, orchards and lakes.

Multi-centre holidays in Slovenia

Ljubljana oozes culture and charm. Perfect for exploring by foot, there are a number of city trails of different lengths and a 16th Century castle and Medieval Old Town to explore. Add Ljubljana onto a Slovenian walking holiday in the forests and valleys of the Julian Alps for the best of all worlds. Or, stick to the mountains and see all the best bits of the Julian Alps on the Discover the Julian Alps triple-centre holiday which ticks off Lake Bohinj, Bovec and Kranjska Gora. Or what about going bold and hopping from Slovenia to Austria for some walking in Zell am See or Kitzbühel?

Action and adventure in Slovenia

How adventurous are you? Fancy kayaking down a river in Bovec or zooming down a summer toboggan run in Kranjska Gora or Bled? What about a four-kilometre zipline or some paragliding? And canyon trips into the Susec Gorge near Bovec are a unique way to see Slovenia as you climb through waterslides and pools. And when you fancy a day off, just relax lakeside and take a refreshing dip. On Lake Bohinj or Bled, you can try paddle-boarding or rent a rowing boat and enjoy a picnic on the water.  

Sightseeing in Slovenia

Lake Bled is a symbol of Slovenia’s simple but stunning beauty with its tiny island and 12th Century church. But any holiday to Bled should include a visit to Vintgar Gorge with its 1600 metre wooden walkway across rapids and waterfalls. In Kranjska Gora, the Vršič Mountain Pass is the highest road in the Eastern Julian Alps with a distinctive Russian Chapel and lots of cobbled hairpin bends. Sampling some local food and drink is a must too - try a Jota in a  mountain hut - it's a traditional chunky soup made from cabbage or turnips and is tastier than it sounds. Or tuck into some Kranjska Klobasa (Carniolan sausage) or Prekmurska gibanica (layer cake) and try some local beer or Slovenian wine.

Regions in Slovenia

Resorts in Slovenia

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Holidays to Lake Bled - Lake Bled, Bled Island and Bled Castle

Lake Bled is a popular holiday destination and the perfect choice for an active summer holiday. It has a real fairytale appearance, with its medieval cliff-top castle and the picturesque church on Slovenia’s only island.

Best for: Easy walks, families, nature, activities, sightseeing

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View of Bohinj Lake and Church on a Summer Holiday to Bohinj

Crystal clear Lake Bohinj, situated in the vast and beautiful Triglav National Park is one of Slovenia’s premier walking destinations. Dominated by the majestic Julian Alps, Lake Bohinj offers a wealth of walking and cultural experiences.

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The capital of Slovenia and lying between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, Ljubljana is one of central Europe's most attractive cities. Its vibrant centre is full of cultural and historical sights, including a 16th century castle and a medieval Old Town. 

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View of the village and mountains on a summer holiday in Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora lies in the north western corner of Slovenia and whilst the village is only a few minutes’ drive from both the Austrian and Italian borders, you will be able to experience true Slovenian friendliness and hospitality. 

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The picturesque village of Bovec lies between the mountains and rivers of the Julian Alps on the doorstep of the Triglav National Park. It’s a mecca for nature lovers, cyclists, anglers, canoeists and walkers of all levels.

Currency: Euro

Fly into: Ljubljana daily or Salzburg on Saturday from May to October

Fly from: London Gatwick to Salzburg and Ljubljana, Heathrow to Ljubljana,  Birmingham & Manchester to Salzburg


Slovenia Summer Holiday Deals
July 2024 Holiday Deals from £669 pp
August 2024 Holiday Deals from £679 pp
Lake Bled Holiday Deals from £694 pp

Slovenia Holiday FAQs

Why is Slovenia great for walking?

Walking holidays in Slovenia are perfect for nature lovers and those looking for adventure, with 60% of Slovenia being made up of forests that are teaming with wildlife. Boasting popular walking destinations such as Lake Bled, Kranjska Gora and Lake Bohinj, Slovenia's walking trails are nothing short of beautiful.

Are there walking trails suitable for beginners in Slovenia?

Of course! Slovenia's walking routes are suitable for all abilities. Once you get out on the trails and passes of the Julian Alps, you can explore endless forest paths, lakes and waterfalls, and tougher mountain climbs for those looking for a challenge. Discover our Walking in Slovenia guide to find out more about the beautiful Slovenian walking routes available.

How hard are the walks in Slovenia?

The walking trails across Slovenia are suitable for all abilities. Explore the pristine charm of Triglav National Park in the Julian Alps, offering diverse footpaths across 84,000 hectares. Challenge yourself with hikes up Mangart or along the River Soča's 25km stretch. In Lake Bled or Lake Bohinj, take an easy lakeside amble or explore the surrounding hills and the pastures of the Pokljuka Plateau.

Are there any guided walks available in Slovenia?

Yes! Included in your holiday at select Slovenian resorts you'll have the chance to join a small group of fellow travellers on up to two exclusive Inghams guided day walks, led by a professional guide. Read our Guided Walks guide to find out more.

Where are the best viewpoints in Slovenia?

One of the best viewpoints in Slovenia can be met when walking up to the towering Alpine peaks, with mountain tops shimmering in the morning sun. There is also the charming Mount Vogel in Bohinj, with views across the Julian Alps and its highest peak Mount Triglav, as well as the bird's eye view of Bled Island and surrounding region, which can be seen from Bled Castle!

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