Reaching independence in the early 90s, Slovenia has since experienced a state of freedom and overall upswing. The EU member state has developed steadily and established a fruitful collaboration with its neighbors. The area of the Slovenian Alps is the juncture of three large mountain ranges and sub-alpine plateaus. The area is crisscrossed with a number of well-marked climbing, hiking, panoramic and thematic trails. Since the end of the Balkan war in the 90s, Slovenia and Croatia have been two of the hottest travel destinations in Europe, and it’s easy to see why: Slovenia is an outdoor lover’s paradise, with beautifully preserved wilderness and stunning mountain peaks as far as the eye can see.
The western Julian Slovenian Alps which connect Slovenia with Italy, and the Eastern and Central Julian Alps are, together with the marginal plateaus, an oasis of unspoiled – and for the most part – protected nature. They cover an area of 1,542 km² and the 838 km² of the Triglav National Park lies at their core. The highest peak is Triglav at 2,864 m. Situated to the east of the better known Dolomites, the Julian Alps offer spectacular climbing and winter sports. Like the Dolomites they are also limestone, offering some spectacular ridges but also some loose rock, and some interesting situations for climbing huts.
This gem hidden by the mountains kept its unique outlook during centuries. Its medieval past, an inspiration for artists and touristic attraction, gives a valued reason for the castle to protect. Located on the dominant rock, offers an overlook of its most precious pearl
Kranjska Gora is best known as a winter sports town, being situated in the Julian Slovenian Alps. It annually hosts an event in the Alpine skiing World Cup series, also known as the Vitranc Cup for the slalom and giant slalom events. The well-known ski jumping hill Planica is located in the nearby Tamar Valley
Goriška and Vipava Valley
The wonders of the Goriška region include the beautiful Alpine peaks and valleys of the Triglav National Park, the enchanting wine winegrowing areas of Goriška Brda and the Vipava Valley, and the hills around Cerkno and Idrija. One of the most distinctive and recognizable sights of the region is the emerald river Soča.
To the northeast, the Škofjeloško and Polhograjsko Hribovje mountain range border with the Julian Slovenian Alps. The highest ridge extends from Škofja Loka over Blegoš (1,562 m) and Porezen (1,630 m).
Each year, thousands of people gather to see all the cultural activities on the borders of the Drava River. In Maribor, you will also find the old city district Lent, which can boast of having the oldest wine in the world and a wine cellar with over 300 Slovenian wines.