Slovenia package holiday – Best combinations
Slovenia is a little gem of a country beautifully positioned at the convergence of two of Europe’s major climatic zones: the Alpine and Mediterranean. As the country is also small in size, with just over 20,000 sq kms of land, it’s also incredibly easy to get around. With such diversity packed into such a small country, it’s often said that you can ski in the mountains in the morning and swim in the Adriatic Sea in the evening. However, many other combinations are entirely feasible and would make a great Slovenia package holiday.
There are actually four major physical geographic regions in Slovenia: Alpine, Karst, Subpannonia, and the Slovene Littoral (coast). Each region has its own unique areas of interest, which can easily be combined. Liberty Adriatic’s expertise in arranging holidays for the business/corporate sector or luxury individual travel makes us the best company to use when planning a trip to Slovenia. Package holiday requirements can be easily realized by our skilled and knowledgeable staff.
In Slovenia there is something for everyone, so here are a few ideas to get you going:
Alpine Mountains and Sea
It is physically possible in early spring to ski after breakfast, have lunch and then be swimming in the Adriatic Sea in the evening. Kanin Ski Resort, overlooking the Soca Valley, is high enough that there is often still snow in spring. However, while it is possible, why rush? Slovenia has so much to offer that there is plenty you can fit in on even the shortest of visits. And there is plenty of water in the mountains too.
The Soca Valley is a spectacle not to be missed at any time of the year. This lush green valley is irrigated by the Soca River, which thunders out of the Julian Alps and meanders through the valley, forming beautiful gorges along the way. A number of majestic waterfalls such as Kozjak and Boka are also wonderful sights to see. The two great mountain passes of Vrsic and Mangart are also a must.
We suggest spending at least a day or two in the valley before heading down to the coast, which is just a short drive away. After all that activity, a leisurely walk along seafront promenades with lovely Venetian architecture in seaside towns such as Piran or Izola will be the best way to end your trip.
Hiking, cycling and watersports in the Triglav National Park
The Triglav National Park is Slovenia’s only national park, and encompasses the very best and most beautiful parts of the Julian Alps. Here you can visit two of the country’s most beautiful alpine lakes: Bled and Bohinj. Swim or stroll around the beautiful fairy tale Lake Bled, and take a boat out to the island church and ring the bell of wishes. A panoramic flight over the lake by small plane or hot air balloon is even possible. If you are feeling daring, why not try a tandem skydive?
At Lake Bohinj there is a huge network of hiking trails to suit all levels of fitness, and a cable car will also take you up to Vogel, a ski resort in winter and hiking spot in summer. Around Bohinj, and in the Soca Valley, you can kayak or raft the whitewater rapids of the surrounding rivers through gorges, and even try canyoning. Also, there are plenty of great rock faces for rock climbing enthusiasts.
Karst Caves and Cured Ham
In the karst region of the west, the limestone landscape is riddled with so many caves and subterranean tunnels that it has more holes in it than a lump of Swiss cheese. Underground you can visit gigantic cave systems, or even don a hard hat and go pot holing with an expert guide. The fertile soil above is perfect for making red wine, which you can enjoy at a tourist farm along with the famous Pršut, Slovenian karst ham which is air-dried by the Bora wind.
Historic Castles and Wine Roads
The Subpannonia in the eastern part of Slovenia comprises the Sava, Drava and Mura river valleys. This region is famous for its sunny wine roads, winding through beautiful low green hills dotted with vineyards and hilltop castles and churches. You can do it slowly, by bicycle, or a little more quickly by vehicle.
A combination of one or more
So as you can see there is a diverse range of landscapes, climates and activities in Slovenia. Package holiday itineraries can easily be tailored to suit your individual requirements, whether you are looking for a specific incentive trip, looking to combine some leisure time with a business meeting or conference, or just want a few days off from your busy schedule.