Experiences

Activities to add to your tour to get the best from your visit.

Vintgar Gorge (Bled)

The steep, narrow, 1.6 kms gorge was discovered in 1891. Wooden walkways were soon constructed through the gorge enabling tourists to visit this natural wonder. In a beautiful environment the River Radovna descends in rapids and whirls in pools; towards the end of the gorge there is the 13-metre Šum waterfall and an old stone railway bridge that crosses the gorge. It is a 1-hour walk, but you can extend the experience by returning by a pleasant path around the Hom hill, past St. Catherine church and back to the starting point.

Sledging (Bled)

Summer sledding on the Straža ski slope is routed down the double chair lift line. The sledding route is arranged over interesting terrain and offers splendid views of Bled, Bled Castle, Lake Bled and the countryside. The selected route ensures an interesting ride and provides an appropriate measure of adrenaline. A 500-metre track descends the hillside at speeds of up to 40 km per hour. Straža ski slope is accessible by car or by foot as it is only a few minutes' walk from the centre of Bled.

Brewery visit – Pivovarna Union (Ljubljana)

Learn about the history and tradition of beer brewing in Slovenia. The historical industrial brewery items on display testify to the development of all the industries related to beer brewing, from cooperage and the design of beer raising and dispensing equipment to marketing, label design, and transport. Among other things, the museum's collection illustrates the development of the Pivovarna Union brewery from its foundation in 1864 to the present day. Apart from visiting the museum, you can also take a tour of the brewery's production line and learn about the technological processes involved in the production of beer and other beverages.

Timber Raft – Drava River (Maribor)

In olden times the Drava river was the main transport link, and rafters docked here when they transported timber from the forests of Pohorje and Kozjak all the way down to Osijek and Belgrade. You will learn about rafting on the Drava in the past from the rafters themselves. A ride with a timber raft along the Drava offers visitors a completely new view of the city accompanied by traditional music. After the raft docks, take a walk along the river Drava embankment of Maribor's famous Lent, to the Old Vine and the Old Vine House.

Classical Riding School Performance (Lipica)

When you visit Lipica, you can watch the training of horses in a covered riding ground accompanied by music. At the Lipica Classical Riding School, you will be able to see how difficult the figures are that the Lipizzaner horses have had to learn during their training. See selected stallions impress with their elegant steps and noble appearance. The show lasts for 45 minutes in the main arena. Performances have traditionally been held on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays during high season at 1500 and includes a tour of the stud farm. Announcements are made in several languages.

Walk to Velika Planina (Ljubljana)

Velika Planina is the site of one of Europe's few surviving high mountain herdsmen's villages where traditional Alpine herdsmen's culture is still alive. This scenic high mountain plateau, part of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, is famous for its stunning natural beauty. Its landscape, characterized by vast pastures and numerous karst phenomena such as dolines and hollows, is criss-crossed with an extensive network of hiking routes. Velika Planina is accessible by cable car located in the Kamniška Bistrica Valley. The herdsmen occasionally sell dairy products, including the famous trnič cheese.

Vršič Mountain Pass and Trenta Museum

The Vršič Pass with an elevation of 1,611 metres, is a high mountain pass across the Julian Alps in north-western Slovenia. The pass is about 13 kms southwest of Kranjska Gora, via a road that zigzags wildly as it climbs. The mountain village of Trenta is the main settlement along the road over the Vršič Pass. The lower section, Spodnja Trenta is home to the Triglav National Park, where you will also find the Trenta Museum, which focuses on the park's geology and natural history.

Visit Salt Pans (Piran)

South of Portorož are the salt pans of the Sečovlje Salina Nature Park. The result of work by nature and assiduous salt pan workers is a high-quality product with slightly sweet but exceptional taste and of pristine crystalline shape. The tiny pyramidal crystals are created on the surface of brine only in windless conditions, for they are disturbed even by the slightest wave. Piran salt contains numerous microelements and minerals, which are vital for the human body. The former workshops along the administrative building have been rearranged into the Park's multimedia centre, which offer visitors various displays.

Bee-keeping

The Slovenian Beekeeping Centre in the village of Lukovica, 15-minute drive from Ljubljana, run by the Slovenian Beekeepers' Association, offers you an opportunity to learn about the history of beekeeping in Slovenia, taste and buy high quality honey and other bee products, and go on a bee and herb-themed nature trail. The centre’s offerings also include a guest house and a shop selling honey and honey-based products. The Slovenian Beekeeping Centre runs apiary tours, tasting sessions of honey and honey-based drinks, scientific lectures and presentations and tours of its library.

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