Slovenia

Slovenia is bordered by Austria to the north and Hungary to the far northeast; Italy to the southeast; Croatia to the east, southeast, and southern ends of the country.
The Alpine region of Slovenia makes up for close to 20% of its surface area, bordering with Italy and Austria in the North and Northeast, which include the High Alps and the Julian Alps where the country's highest peak, Mount Triglav (2864 metres resides).
In the shadows of Triglav lie idyllic Lake Bohinj and Lake Bled, whereas below the High Alps is the subalpine “ridge-and-valley” terrain called the Pohorje, located south of the Drava River.
The historical name for the central Alpine lands is Gorenjska (Upper Carniola), a name that Slovenes still use. Slovenes refer to the Mea and Mislinja river valleys as Koroška (Carinthia). On Gorenjska’s southern edge is the spacious Ljubljana basin, which contains the capital as well as the industrial city of Kranj.


"Za vsakim dežjem posije sonce"
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(Every cloud has a silver lining.)

Major Attractions

HIGHEST PASSES
Mangart Pass (2072m)
Vršič Pass (1611m)
Pavlič Pass (1338m)
GRAVEL OPTIONS
Ljubljana
Soca Valley
Bled

LAKES
Bled
Iška
Bohinj

Riding

Quiet roads, good surface with the possibility of mixing road and gravel to create a truly differenent cycling holiday. Divers are respectable, best in Spring and Autumn

Facts

BEES: there are over 90,000 beekeepers in a population of 2 million!
EUROPES CHEAPEST SKI RESORT: Kranjska Gora
PROTECTED: Just over 53% of the land is protected
FORESTS: 50% of Slovenia is covered in forests!

History

Once controlled by the Habsburgs of Austria, who ruled the Holy Roman Empire with coastal portions being held by Venice. When part of Yugoslavia, itcame under communist rule for the bulk of the post-WWII period. With the dissolution of the Yugoslav federation in 1991, a multiparty democratic political system emerged.

Languages

The official language is Slovenian, Slovene Slovenščina, South Slavic language written in the Roman (Latin) alphabet and spoken in Slovenia and in adjacent parts of Austria and Italy. The earliest written record is found in the Freising manuscripts dating from about ad 1000, but not generally written until the Reformation, when Protestants translated the Bible.
Julian Alps

Lush Green Mountains

Slovenian Tradition

Traditional Local Desserts

Natural Wonders

Nature and Adventure

"Slovenia made me go back in time, to where I imagine the rest of Europe was 50 years ago, untouched, undiscovered, rich, real.... worth the discovery!"

Yvette - Tour Leader

Official Partners

Contact

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    Freshwater NSW 2096
    Australia
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