Central Slovenia
Hiking

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Central Slovenia Hiking

Triglav National Park Tour from Bled

1. Triglav National Park Tour from Bled

Get back to nature and explore Triglav National Park on a full-day tour by air-conditioned minivan from Bled. Journey into the heart of the Julian Alps on an approximate 3.5-hour scenic drive with stops every 10-30 minutes to see points of interest. Take part in 3 nature hikes of around 30-45 minutes. Choose to skip any, or all, of these hikes if you prefer and wait by the minivan in a scenic spot. Get the chance to try wild swimming to refresh yourself. See major landmarks such as Lake Bohinj, Savica waterfall, and the Pokljuka plateau. Be amazed by the Vintgar Gorge, Alpine Radovna valley, and the pretty village of Mojstrana. Express your wish to see a particular attraction to your guide and they will happily point them out during the day.

Šmarna Gora: Hiking and Food Tour from Ljubljana

2. Šmarna Gora: Hiking and Food Tour from Ljubljana

Discover the beauty of the countryside by hiking up the most popular hill on the Sunny Side of the Alps, to Šmarna gora. Besides the magnificent scenery from the top, you will also enjoy local cuisine.  The tour will start in the morning, first with transfer from your accommodation to the foot of the mountain. From here you will start with a hike which will take around 1 hour. Along the way you can listen to stories from your guide about the Turkish invasions in the 15th century and the famous story about the church bell on the top of Šmarna Gora, which rings half an hour earlier than bells in other churches.  At the top you will taste local delicacies in traditional Slovenian Restaurant and enjoy the view over one third of Slovenia. After lunch, go down to the valley, again about 1 hour of moderate walking. This hike is of medium difficulty. Enjoy a food hike, that is guided by a friendly local, who knows about the history of the surrounding area. 

Ljubljana: Scenic Bled and Škofja Loka Self-Driving Tour

3. Ljubljana: Scenic Bled and Škofja Loka Self-Driving Tour

Discover scenic lakes and historic towns as you drive, read stories provided on the tour app, and stop for photos whenever you like. Begin your drive in Ljubljana, and make your way to Škofja Loka at your own pace. Begin your journey with a short drive from Ljubljana to discover the famous Apline jewel of Lake Bled. Choose your itinerary from the curated list of options, and stop to hike along the lake’s scenic routes, explore Bled Castle perched on the top of a cliff above Lake Bled, or enjoy a relaxing boat ride on a pletna — a traditional flat-bottom boat. Continue on to one of the most stunning natural canyons, the impressive Vintgar Gorge, where you can walk along wooden platforms and bridges above the rushing Radovna River, ending your walk by the 13-meter high Sum waterfall. Next is Lake Bohinj, Slovenia’s largest glacial lake, in the Triglav National Park. Swim, canoe, and walk in the verdant park, or simply relax next to the calm waters. Head back to Ljubljana, and on your way stop in Škofja Loka, one of the oldest and best-preserved Slovenian towns still standing today. Walk through the charming town center and marvel at the castle and monastery perched high above you. Round up your trip by driving back to Slovenia’s capital city at your own pace.

From Bovec: Sunset Yoga & Wine on Mangart Mountain

4. From Bovec: Sunset Yoga & Wine on Mangart Mountain

Travel from Bovec to the top of Mangart Mountain for a yoga experience unlike any other. Enjoy yoga in a nature-setting with your instructor whilst witnessing panoramic views of Slovenia, Italy, and Soča Valley before topping it off with a glass of wine. Start your adventure by meeting your guide and instructor in the main square of Bovec. After a short meet-and-greet, travel by car along the scenic winding roads that will lead you to Mangart Mountain. After your scenic drive you will take a short hike to your outdoor yoga location. Take in breathtaking views of the sun setting on the mountains across the valley during your yoga session and witness the splendour of the Soča Valley from high. Unwind after your invigorating yoga session with a glass of local wine as the sun goes down. All yoga sessions are suitable for beginners and pros alike.

From Koper: Small Group Slovenian Coastal Villages Tour

5. From Koper: Small Group Slovenian Coastal Villages Tour

Discover the charm of the villages of Piran, Koper, Izola, Strunjan, and Portoroz in the coastal region of Slovenia. Hike through vineyards and along the sea, try local wine or a seafood lunch, and learn about the area from your guide. This region is made up of five magical lands — these towns were once fishing villages clustered together alongside the indestructible cliff sides on the Slovene Riviera. These towns are also very well known for their landscape, cultural heritage, hiking and biking trails, the relaxing sight of fishing boats bobbing in the sea, and crystal clear waters. If you like the sea then the ideal time to visit Slovenia's littoral starts from mid-May to mid-September. If you are interested in hiking and biking, it starts even earlier, from mid-March to mid-October. But above all, this region is heaven for wine and food lovers. The area's delicious, fresh seafood and excellent wines are sure to satisfy even the most demanding visitors so make sure you experience the culinary side of the cities too and relax with a lovely dish.

Frequently asked questions about Central Slovenia Hiking

What are other things to do than Hiking that are worth visiting in Central Slovenia?

The other unmissable things to do in Central Slovenia are:

Which Central Slovenia Hiking are taking additional COVID-19 precautions?

These Central Slovenia Hiking are taking additional COVID-19 precautions:

Other Sightseeing Options in Central Slovenia

Want to discover all there is to do in Central Slovenia? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Central Slovenia

This tour in a modern, air-conditioned van / minibus is highly recommended. You see and experience wonderful, fantastic and mighty places in nature. The day is varied and the interplay between amazement and relaxation is perfectly coordinated. You also get a lot of interesting information about the region, people and history. While we were skeptical about guided tours in general and the length of time, afterwards we are happy to have done the tour in the same way. If we had explored the area on our own, we would certainly only have gotten to know a fraction.

This tour was so much more than I expected. Alenka the guide was so knowledgeable and friendly! She did absolutely everything she could to make my experience the best it could be. It didn’t feel like a tour but more like a hike with friends! I Learnt so much about Slovenia and the locals. If your in Ljubljana and have some time. This tour is MUST!

Treated like a guest and family all at the same time! Alenka was the most gracious guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our day in the beautiful mountain air. The climb was quite a workout, definitely not a leisurely stroll, but after days of traveling, the exercise was just what we needed. And the company was delightful!

Great canyons and waterfalls. Excursion worth seeing. Our guide competent and super nice. We learned a lot about the country from its stories. I hope he gets his tractor soon

Good itinerary & excellent guide who spoke very good English