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Slovenia is a hiking paradise
Spend your holiday in the heart of mountainous Slovenia.
The most beautiful hiking trails
Slovenia is intertwined with hiking trails. A wide range of
interesting and diverse trails will excite any hiker. On these trails you can
get to know both Alpine valleys and the mysterious mountain world. You will
also be enchanted by the idyllic Slovenian uplands and plains. The best
possible way to experience the diverse landscape of Slovenia, from mountain
peaks to the coast, from plains to steep slopes, are the Slovenian
long-distance trails. Some stages of these trails are especially exciting
because of their beauty. Discover interesting trails with exceptional views and
experiences which will stay in your heart for a long time.
The most spectacular Slovenian mountains are the Julian Alps
- the home of the amazing Triglav national Park. It is located in the
north-western part of Slovenia with Bohinj, Bled, Kranjska Gora and the Soča
valley (Bovec & Kobarid) being the best starting points for your hiking
adventures. Here you'll find Slovenia's highest peaks, beautiful limestone
walls, jaw-dropping views and numerous waterfalls.
Another excellent hiking location are the Kamnik-Savinja
Alps, which start right at the northern tip of Ljubljana basin. Mount Grintovec
is the highest peak of the region, Logar valley one the most picturesque
corners of Slovenia and don't forget about the fairytale herdsmen village on
Velika Planina. If you are looking for a place to get away from it all and
enjoy amazing mountain views in this part of Slovenia - rent this lonely
is the difference between hiking, trekking and mountaineering?
Mountaineering, trekking and hiking. We associate all these expressions with
walking. However, these words refer to different activities. All include
physical activity in the natural environment even though there are some
significant differences between them.
you want to join us in some of the adventurous activities, you need to
understand these differences. Otherwise we will be unable to meet your
One of the key differences between
mountaineering, trekking and hiking is in the degree of difficulty.
hiking is the easiest of the three activities. Normally, hiking takes place on
marked paths the whole year round. The difficulty of routes ranges from easy to
Hiking tours are usually half-day or
one-day experiences and take place in the mountainous areas such as for example
the Alps (Julian, Carnic etc.), in the foothills (Porezen hill, Nanos hill
etc.) or along routes in the plains (the Soča valley and the Vipava valley).
Most hiking tours are measured according to
the number of hours of walking. Typically, the routes begin and end at the same
spot. Sometimes, it is a circle tour but usually the hikers return to the
Another difference is the needed equipment
compared to trekking or mountaineering. Hiking tours require very little
equipment compared to trekking or mountaineering.
is an exciting outdoor activity suitable for everyone. It strengthens the body
and awakens the adventurous spirit. We can hike all around the world, on any
day of the week. Moreover, this activity
is affordable for anyone.
to the degree of difficulty, we rank trekking somewhere between hiking and
mountaineering. Usually trekking is closer to hiking. Most trekking tours are
longer and more difficult than hiking tours.
Trekking adventures can last from a few
days up to an entire month. Usually, it is necessary to carry the camping
equipment along. This way the list of needed equipment gets longer.
Some trekking adventures enable staying in
smaller accommodation facilities or mountain huts.
It should now be clear that trekking
belongs to a category of much demanding activities than hiking. It includes
walking, camping or even climbing for several days in a row.
Unlike for hiking, trekking tours usually
start and end at different locations. The distance of a trekking tours is
somewhere between 30 kilometres and several hundred kilometres.
Trekking is perfect for long weekends and
extended holidays. Experience a night under the stars, enjoy a sunrise or fiery
sunset and discover true oneness with nature.
is more difficult than trekking of hiking. It is technically a very demanding
method of walking and climbing which enables you to reach the highest mountain
peaks. Oftentimes, the destinations are the highest mountains of countries or
European and the worlds mountain ranges.
Demanding mountaineering tours can last
from a few days up to an entire month or more. Participants need to be
experienced and in a good psychophysical condition. One needs a larger quantity
of equipment than in the case of hiking or trekking. An adequate training is
necessary as well as good knowledge of the climbing equipment.
A mountaineer needs to be familiar with the
use of crampons and an ice hook. Many times, glaciers with large cracks need to
be safely overcome in order to reach the mountain top. The weather changes in
mountain heights can be fast and extreme. Mountaineering and alpinism include
higher risks compared to trekking or hiking due to the occurrence of situations
which cannot be prevented.
if you are daring enough and prepared to conquer high mountain peaks, then
mountaineering can be the right challenge to bring you out of your everyday
Snowshoeing is walking through snowy nature
with the help of snowshoes attached to your winter hiking boots. The shape and surface of snowshoes prevents
sinking into the show and facilitates walking on the snowy surface.
you ever tried snowshoeing?
If you have never tried to put snowshoes on
nor have you experienced how it feels to walk over a snowy blanket without
sinking in, then use the opportunity and try it this winter. In the past, this
was the only way to overcome distances in case of snow. Nowadays, it is mostly
a recreational activity. We are convinced, you will enjoy this experience once
you try it. Snowshoeing requires the activity of your entire body, your heart
rate will speed up and you will intensively work on strengthening your muscles.
And at the same time, you will be able
to enjoy the beauty of a snow-covered
nature. Snowshoeing can be an exciting family leisure activity.
do you need to start snowshoeing?
First you need a pair of snowshoes, walking
poles, a suitable clothing and footwear for the winter conditions. For night
snowshoeing you will need a forehead lamp too.
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