Slovenia

Description

Triglav - by Henk

Slovenia will repeatedly remind you of Austria, whereas at other moments it is distinctively Slavic. The Alps extend into Slovenia, and this is where most hiking opportunities are concentrated.

From west to east are a series of massifs, starting with the Julian Alps on the border with Italy. Central to this white-coloured mountain range is the well-known Triglav National Park, with Mt.Triglav as its highest peak (2864m). It is a wild limestone mountain area with a few much beloved lakes in between. The Karawanken range form the natural border with Austria to the north. In the Kamnik Alps (Steiner Alpen or Kamniške Alpe) knife-edge ridges are interspersed with lovely green meadows. Finally there are the Pohorje mountains (Bachergebirge) in the east of Slovenia, also part of the Southern Limestone Alps.

All these mountain areas have a long-standing hiking tradition common in the Alps, including mountain huts (165 in total), 7000km of marked trails, maps and so-called ‘Via Ferrata'. The Planinska Zveva Slovenije is the Slovenian Alpine Association.

Laid out in 1953, Slovenia's oldest long distance hiking trail is the Slovene Mountain Trail known locally as the Slovenska Planinska Pot (SPP). White circular markings with a "1" in the centre will lead you through all mountain areas of the Slovenian Alps. Any hiking-hero should be able to tackle this trail in 30 days. In the meantime an extended version of this trail has been set out to include the most important mountain peaks. A new trail is Idrija-Cerkno Mountain Path. And of course the international Via Alpina runs through Slovenia for 220km. In the mountains you'll find a trail called Walk of Peace, and the Slovene Geological Path. European long distance trails E6 and E7 lead through a more rural Slovenian countryside. Recommended is the Sub-Alpine Trail passing through quiet hills and valleys, forests and villages, where you can feel truly alone.

Trails

Regions

Mountains

Books

Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2013
  • Walking in Slovenia: The Karavanke
  • This guidebook offers 23 walking routes across the 120km Karavanke mountain range, a natural border between Austria and Slovenia. The one and two-day routes are graded for difficulty, and range from low-level walks to high summits. The approaches are mainly from the Slovenian valleys, with bases in unspoilt towns and villages. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2013
  • Slovenia - Walking in The Karavanke - Slovenia`s Unspoilt Northern Borders
  • This guidebook offers 23 walking routes set across the magnificent 120km-long Karavanke mountain range, which forms a natural border between Austria and Slovenia. Commonly known as `the way the Alps used to be`, as it is yet to experience the extent of commercial development known by the Western Alps, it is one of the longest ranges in Western... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2013
  • Walking in Slovenia: The Karavanke
  • This guidebook offers 23 walking routes across the 120km Karavanke mountain range, a natural border between Austria and Slovenia. The one and two-day routes are graded for difficulty, and range from low-level walks to high summits. The approaches are mainly from the Slovenian valleys, with bases in unspoilt towns and villages. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids Karawanken - Slovenie - Walking in the Karavanke | Cicerone
  • Goede wandelgids met veel dagtochten; redelijk kaartmateriaal en goede praktische informatie. This guidebook offers 23 walking routes set across the magnificent 120km-long Karavanke mountain range, which forms a natural border between Austria and Slovenia. Commonly known as 'the way the Alps used to be'; as it is yet to experience the extent of... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2013
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2015
  • The Julian Alps of Slovenia
  • Guidebook describing 58 walks in the Julian Alps of Slovenia. The walks are organized around five bases - Kranjska Gora, Bovec, Kobarid, Bled and Bohinj. The routes in the Julian Alps range from easy valley walks and rougher forest trails to high-mountain protected routes, including Triglav at 2864m, and multi-day treks. Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Julian Alps of Slovenia: Mountain Walks and Short Treks
  • The Julian Alps of Slovenia in a walking guide from Cicerone Press with 58 hiking routes including a couple of multi-day itineraries, grouped geographically to provide a variety of choices for casual walkers to experienced hill walkers, and accessible from popular holiday destinations, with descriptions accompanied by colour sketch maps.Day... Read more
The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2015
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Julian Alps of Slovenia - Julische Alpen | Cicerone
  • Engelstalige wandelgids met 57 dagtochten en 4 trekkings door de Julische Alpen. Goede omschrijvingen van de tochten met alle noodzakelijke praktische info alsmede - beperkt - kaartmateriaal. Over 60 walks which bring the best of Slovenia’s Julian Alps to the English-speaking walker. The walks are organized around five bases – Kranjska Gora,... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
2015
  • Slovenia: Car Tours and Walks
  • Slovenia is the Sunflower Landscapes guide to exploring the best walking and touring possibilities in the country. The guide covers a range of routes including walks in lake Bled, Bovec, Kobarid, Slap Prsjak and Robanov Kot. A double-sided, fold-out touring map at the back of the book gives an overview of Slovenia and the locations of each... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2015
  • Wandelgids Slovenia - Slovenië | Sunflower books
  • Wandelgids: vele dagtochten worden degelijk beschreven met openbaar vervoer informatie, goede routebeschrijvingen en kaartmateriaal. Tevens enkele autotochten. Deze gids staat goed bekend! Engelstalig, want nederlandstalige is uitverkocht en niet meer leverbaar. 'Small is beautiful' certainly applies to Slovenia, which is only half the size of... Read more
Bol.com
Netherlands
2015
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The Book Depository
United Kingdom
2009
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eBooks.de
Germany
2009
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2009
  • Wandelgids Trekking in Slovenia - Slovenië | Cicerone
  • De eerste beschrijving - en meteen een uitstekende! - van een lange meerdaagse wandeltocht door de bergen van Slovenië. The first English-language guidebook to trekking the Slovene High Level Route across Slovenia. From Maribor to Ankaran the route covers 500km through the forested plateau of Pohorje, the Julian and Kamnik-Savinja Alps, the... Read more
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eBooks.de
Germany
Bol.com
Netherlands
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2016
  • Wandelgids Slowenien - Slovenie wanderbuch | Rother
  • De ‘Rother Wanderbücher’ behandelen telkens de 50 mooiste wandelingen, die variëren van eenvoudige kindvriendelijke wandelingen tot routes die aanzienlijk meer ervaring vereisen. Uitvoerige routebeschrijvingen, een aantrekkelijke lay-out met vele kleurenfoto’s; niets aan duidelijkheid te wensen gelaten hoogteprofielen, kaartjes met de... Read more
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Germany
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Primorska
  • Primorska region of Slovenia on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:75,000 from the Ljubljana-based Kartografija. Coverage includes the Italian coast from Monfalcone to Trieste. On the reverse are bilingual English/Slovenian descriptions of the region’s best sights.Maps in this series from Kartografija, covering most of Slovenia at 50K or... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Štajerska
  • Stajerska region of north-eastern Slovenia on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:50,000 from the Ljubljana-based Kartografija, with coverage centred on Ptuj and including Maribor on the western edge of the map. On the reverse are bilingual English/Slovenian descriptions of the region’s best sights.Maps in this series from Kartografija,... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ljubljana and Environs
  • Ljubljana and Environs on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:75,000 from the Ljubljana-based Kartografija. On the reverse are bilingual English/Slovenian descriptions of the region’s best sights.Maps in this series from Kartografija, covering most of Slovenia at 50K or 75K, have contours at 20m intervals, enhanced by relief shading and... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Ljubljana and Environs
  • Ljubljana and Environs in a series of double-sided maps at 1:40,000 from Kartografija in Ljubljana, accompanied by bilingual guides with descriptions of hiking trails, cycling routes, places of interest, lists of mountain huts, etc.The maps have contours at 20m intervals, enhanced by relief shading and graphics to provide a very effective... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina Road Atlas
  • Croatia, Slovenia and Bosnia-Herzegovina Road Atlas from MairDumont in an A4 spiral-bound format, with 12 street plans and the publisher’s innovative system of providing peel-on/peel-off stickers for making selected locations more prominent when navigating. Road information includes motorway services, toll roads, seasonal closures, traffic... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Maribor - Pomurje - Drava Valley
  • Maribor - Pomurje and the Drava Valley in a series of GPS compatible, double-sided recreational maps at 1:75,000 from Kompass covering Northern Slovenia and the country’s coast, with hiking and cycling routes plus extensive tourist information. Cartography, different in style to that used in Kompass’s extensive hiking series covering other... Read more
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Germany
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart 2802 Marburg Pomurje Drautal | Kompass
  • Goede wandelkaart met vrijwel alle topografische details en ingetekende routes. Ook met symbolen voor toeristische bezienswaardigheden, register. Berghutten duidelijk weergegeven. Gevaarlijke wandelroutes zijn goed herkenbaar. GPS toepasbaar. KOMPASS-Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wissenswerte für Wanderer wie aktuelle Wanderwege mit... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • EuroVelo 9 Cycle Route: Brno - Vienna - Maribor (550km) Bikeline Map/Guide
  • A 550km section of the EuroVelo 9 from Brno in the Czech Republic, across eastern Austria including Vienna, to Maribor in north-eastern Slovenia presented by the Verlag Esterbauer in guide with maps at 1:75,000 showing the route and its variants. Extensive information is conveyed by symbols, indicating road surface, campsites and other... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Polhograjsko Hribovje Slovenian Alpine Club 25K Map
  • Polhograjsko Hribovje area at 1:25,000 in a series of contoured, GPS compatible recreational maps from Planinska zveza Slovenie - Slovenian Alpine Club, covering Slovenia’s popular hiking regions at 1:50,000 or 1:25,000. Contours are at 20m intervals and the map has a 1km UTM grid plus 1’ margin ticks. On the reverse are details of two mountain... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Slovenia Kartografija Road Atlas
  • Slovenia at 1:75,000 presented in an A4, paperback road atlas from the Ljubljana-based Kartografija with very detailed GPS-compatible mapping at 1:75,000, including vivid presentation of the topography, extensive tourist overprint, plus 11 indexed street plans, a distance table, etc. Coverage includes the border areas of Italy around Trieste... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Slovenia: Alpine Club 50K and 25K Hiking Maps
  • Slovenia’s popular hiking regions at 1:50,000 or 1:25,000 on contoured, GPS compatible recreational maps from Planinska zveza Slovenie - Slovenian Alpine Club, with most titles also providing details of accommodation.Titles at 1:50,000 have contours at 20m intervals with shading and graphic relief in the mountainous areas. An overprint... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Notranjski Kras, Brkini, Dolenjska, Bela Krajina
  • Notranjski Kras, Brkini, Dolenjska and Bela Krajina regions of southern Slovenia on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:75,000 from the Ljubljana-based Kartografija. The map is double-sided and includes bilingual English/Slovenian descriptions of the region’s best sights.Maps in this series from Kartografija, covering most of Slovenia at... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Slovenia: Kompass 75K Hiking and Cycling Maps
  • Northern Slovenia and the country’s coast, including the Trieste area, at 1:75,000 on GPS compatible, double-sided recreational maps from Kompass, with hiking and cycling routes plus extensive tourist information. Cartography, different in style to that used in Kompass’s extensive hiking series covering other parts of Europe, has contours at... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Pomurje
  • Pomurje, the north-eastern corner of Slovenia, on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:75,000 from the Ljubljana-based Kartografija. Coverage is centered on Murska Sobota. On the reverse are bilingual English/Slovenian descriptions of the region’s best sights.Maps in this series from Kartografija, covering most of Slovenia at 50K or 75K,... Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Pomurje
  • Pomurje in a series of double-sided maps at 1:40,000 from Kartografija in Ljubljana, accompanied by bilingual guides with descriptions of hiking trails, cycling routes, places of interest, lists of mountain huts, etc.The maps have contours at 20m intervals, enhanced by relief shading and graphics to provide a very effective picture of the... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Slovenia: Kartografija 40K Hiking and Cycling Sets
  • Popular recreational areas of Slovenia on double-sided maps at 1:40,000 from Kartografija in Ljubljana, accompanied by bilingual guides with descriptions of hiking trails, cycling routes, places of interest, lists of mountain huts, etc.The maps have contours at 20m intervals, enhanced by relief shading and graphics to provide a very effective... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Posavsko Hribovje
  • Posavsko Hribovje region of eastern Slovenia, on a contoured and GPS compatible map at 1:75,000 from the Ljubljana-based Kartografija. On the reverse are bilingual English/Slovenian descriptions of the region’s best sights.Maps in this series from Kartografija, covering most of Slovenia at 50K or 75K, have contours at 20m intervals, enhanced by... Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Slovenia: Kartografija 25K Pocket Hiking Maps
  • Slovenia’s popular hiking areas on contoured, GPS compatible maps at 1:25,000 published by the Ljubljana-based Kartografija in a handy pocket format; walking trails and cycling routes are highlighted, along with numerous tourist facilities and recreational sites. On the reverse each map has extensive bilingual text with more tourist... Read more
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Walking holidays

Macs Adventure
United Kingdom
  • Mountains & Lakes of the Julian Alps Self Guided Walking Holiday
  • Explore the mountains and lakes of Slovenia’s Julian Alps as you follow the Via Alpina from Jezersko to Lake Bohinj. Explore the mountains and lakes of Slovenia’s Julian Alps as you follow the Via Alpina from the tranquil village of Jezersko to Lake Bohinj at the heart of the Triglav National Park. Following well marked trails you will walk... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Slovenië - Kamniske Alpe
  • Wandelvakantie vanuit een fraaie boerderij aan het eind van een groen dal in de Steiner Alpen, niet ver van de Oostenrijkse grens. U maakt kortere en langere rondwandelingen en kunt eventueel een nacht in een klassieke, houten berghut overnachten. Heerlijke maaltijden met veel producten van eigen boerderij. Read more
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Netherlands
  • Slovenië - Kamniske Alpe
  • Nostalgische boerderijvakantie in de rust van de Kamniske Alpe, niet ver van de Oostenrijkse grens. Tussen de fruitbomen door kijk je op ruige bergen. Het erf is één groot speelparadijs. Begeleid natuurprogramma of lekker spetteren en dammetjes bouwen in de beek. Bergwandelingen met voor liefhebbers een overnachting in een klassieke, houten... Read more
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Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Slovenië - Notranjska * caves & wildlife
  • Tijdens dit korte verblijf maak je kennis met het mysterieuze karstlandschap rond het Meer van Cerknica in het hart van Slovenië. Het meer staat een deel van het jaar droog en kan opeens vol kan lopen, al naar gelang de waterstand in verschillende ondergrondse riviertjes die er in uitkomen. Rond het meer vind je uitgestrekte wouden vol wild en... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Slovenië - Soca Valley * Multi Adventure
  • In het zuidwesten van Slovenië, op de grens met Italië, ligt de Soca vallei met de bekende plaatsjes Bovec en Kobarid. Het turkooizen water van de wilde rivier steekt mooi af tegen de groene beukenbossen en de witte kalkwanden van de imposante Julische Alpen. Het klimaat begint hier al mediterraan aan te doen, net als de keuken. Een ideaal... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Slovenië - Notranjska
  • Tijdens deze korte reis maakt u kennis met het mysterieuze karstlandschap in het hart van Slovenië. U overnacht in een klein, gastvrij pension en maakt van daaruit rustige wandelingen en eventueel een fietstocht, naar interessante punten. Optioneel kunt u een unieke excursie boeken, waarbij u met een rubberbootje in een groepje van maximaal 4... Read more
Snp Wandelreizen
Netherlands
  • Slovenië - Bohinj
  • Wandelreis in het schitterende Bohinj dal met het gelijknamige diepblauwe meer, aan de voet van de grijswitte Julische Alpen. Het dal is in het voorjaar een ware bloemenzee, met fraaie, natuurlijke bossen en bergweiden. U verblijft in een comfortabel appartement in een typisch Sloveens huis in het rustige boerendorpje Stara Fuzina. Vijf dagen... Read more
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