Walking holidays in Slovenia
Tiny Slovenia, at the northern end of former Yugoslavia, is a Slav country with a delightful admixture of German and Italian influences. From Austrian domination it emerged after the first world war as a willing partner in the new Yugoslavia and represented the stereotypical hard-working western European element in an otherwise more easygoing Balkan culture. It was the first country to achieve independence during the breakup of Yugoslavia, and is now a strong voice in the EU.
This is a country that is beautiful too – nowhere moreso than the Julian Alps, where our Slovenian Highlands route explores the valleys below the major peak of Triglav, finishing at pretty Lake Bled. Our Classic Slovenia route eschews the mountains for the Karst: a rolling landscape of vineyards, little villages and considerable Italian influence. It ends in the Italian seaport of Trieste (with a considerable Slovene-speaking population) and thus binds the country to its original maritime outlet once more.
Prsut, Teran wine and disappearing rivers The “Kras”, or Karst, in the west of this tiny country, is an area of woodlands, meadows and unspoilt villages with an ever-present ...
Price: from £805 for 4 nights
Mountain walking made easy The northwest corner of Slovenia is popular ski country, but outside of the winter season it is a walker's paradise. Our chosen route gives ...