The bewildering variety of landscapes in Slovenia make this small country feel larger than it is and provide a stunning location to explore on foot or by bike. Discover jagged limestone peaks, high flower-filled meadows, romantic islands, thundering waterfalls and historic hilltop castles on your activity holiday in Slovenia.
Cut off from their neighbours by dramatic limestone peaks, life still moves at a slower pace in Slovenia. The half-timbered villages still celebrate a calendar of medieval festivals and in the meadows where the sun bleaches grass piled high in timber hayracks, you'll still hear the tinkle of cow bells.
Nowadays there's sophistication too at beautiful Lake Bled, put on the map by 19C travellers coming to bathe in its clear waters. Towards Italy are the sun-drenched vines of the Vipava valley where over a dozen wines are produced from Merlot to Riesling. Here the landscape is perhaps more stunning underground. Slovenia has 8,000 cave networks where you'll find twisted stalagmite columns and underground rivers. Whilst at the coast, Slovenia offers visitors colourful harbours, pastel coloured houses, Venetian campaniles and some of the cleanest waters in the cobalt blue Adriatic Sea.
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Here, in the beautiful Triglav National Park, you'll find half-timbered villages with mushroom-domed churches that still celebrate a calendar of mediaeval festivals; and, in the meadows, where the sun bleaches the grassy hayracks, you'll hear the constant tinkling of cowbells.
Our 10 night holiday takes you from the turquoise waters of Lake Bled, nestled below Slovenia's jagged Julian Alps, along the Alpe Adria Trail, passing into Italy. Wind down through the mountains to the island of Grado on the Adriatic coast. On route pass through the historic towns of Venzone, Udine and Palmanova.