Best time to visit Slovenia

Hiking in Slovenia

Hiking is the best way to discover all the natural treasures of Slovenia

Best time: April–November


Take any hiking trail in Slovenia and it will definitely bring you to unforgettable views.

Slovenia is covered by about 10,000 kilometers of hiking trails that can be found everywhere, even within a few minutes of its biggest cities.

The well-preserved nature of the country, its multiple lakes, and incredibly vivid fauna makes every hike special whether you decide to take a path which goes through forests, leads to the top of a mountain, or connects the cross-country trails.

If you are looking for something more than walking and sightseeing, Slovenia might interest you with its special thematic hikes that add a certain cultural aspect to the trail like the annual hike of Saint Martin in early November and many others.

The Trenta Valley in Triglav National Park and is a good place for camping. Kranjska Gora region offers spectacular hikes. Hike up to the Three Borders, Mt. Mojstrovka, Mt. Špik, and Mt. Prisojnik. If you are tired of walking, you can take a cable car to Mt. Vitranc and enjoy panoramic views on Kranjska Gora and other peaks. In the Bovec Region, hikes on themed trails, for example, the Walk of Peace and the Soča River Trail.

Practical info

What is the best time to visit Slovenia for hiking?

Slovenia's favorable hiking season spans from April through November. Hikers should anticipate mild weather conditions and flourishing flora and fauna. While technically possible to hike during winter months, Slovenian winters can be harsh. Before setting out, always check local weather conditions to ensure safe and comfortable hiking conditions. Show more

Where are the best hiking trails in Slovenia?

Slovenia, renown for its varied landscape, is home to approximately 10,000 kilometers of hiking trails. Some spectacular hikes include, but are not limited to: Mt. Mojstrovka, Mt. Špik, and Mt. Prisojnik in the Trenta Valley of Triglav National Park and the Kranjska Gora region. Themed trails are also popular, such as the Walk of Peace and the Soča River Trail in the Bovec Region. Show more

What are some popular cultural hikes in Slovenia?

While Slovenia offers a variety of cultural hikes, an annual favorite is the early November hike of St. Martin. This hike follows a wine trail, offering hikers a chance to sample some of Slovenia's finest wines. Other popular cultural hikes include the Walk of Peace trail, passing WWI sites near Kobarid/Tolmin, and the Soča River Trail, boasting breathtaking views of the Soča River and the Julian Alps. Show more

What are some recommended camping spots for hikers in Slovenia?

Camping near the picturesque banks of the river in Triglav National Park's Trenta Valley is a popular option. Camping pitches in this area range from 10 to 20 euros per night. Other campsites near hiking trails are available in areas such as Kranjska Gora, Bohinj, and Vogel. Due to the popularity of these areas, campsites can fill quickly, so reservations are recommended. Show more

What are some other activities to do in Slovenia besides hiking?

In addition to hiking, Slovenia is renowned for skiing in the winter, rafting, and paragliding. Visitors can also enjoy water activities on famous lakes such as Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj. Slovenia is famous for its wine production, thus, wine tours are widely popular. Also, visitors can explore the impressive Postojna and Škocjan karstic caves boasting unique subterranean landscapes and natural wonders. Show more

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