Outdoor activities in Slovenia

bovec white water rafting

Slovenia is a hidden gem, which is beginning to establish its position as one of the leading tourist destinations in central Europe. The capital city, Ljubljana, is quite often overshadowed by larger and better known cities in its proximity, for example Vienna, Venice or Budapest. However, the natural wonders of the country and colorful architecture of the small towns and cities are worth seeing. All of the main tourist attractions can be covered in just a few short days, however it is worth taking a few extra days to explore the hidden corners of the countryside and to experience everything Slovenia has to offer.

The aforementioned capital city of Ljubljana offers many outdoor activities, like cycling or walking through the city. Scavenger hunts are also popular around town, organized by local companies. A scavenger hunt is an activity where you have to follow the trail around the city’s most famous landmarks, find clues and accomplish some tasks. Since Ljubljana and especially its old town, are quite small, all of the main landmarks can be reached in just a couple of hours.

However, activities that include a dose of adrenaline can be found in the pristine nature of Slovenia, especially in the North of Slovenia; activities on white water, hiking or mountaineering in the Julian Alps or even skydiving. In a small Northern town called Bovec white water rafting is the most popular tourist activity. The Soca River is also ideal for kayaking, canyoning or more extreme activities like hydrospeed. On Soca river (Slovenia), kayaking is one of the more relaxed activities on the river.

Slovenia is fulled with natural wonders and offers many options for outdoor activities. Be it the capital city of Ljubljana or small rural towns, anyone can find his or her ideal activity.