Slovenia: Europe's outdoor adventure playground
The central European country of Slovenia packs an adventure-sports punch much greater than its diminutive size would suggest...
Places in Slovenia
Slovenia's capital and largest city also happens to be one of Europe's greenest and most liveable capitals. Car traffic is restricted in the centre, leaving the leafy banks of the emerald-green Ljubljanica River, which flows through the city's heart, free for pedestrians and cyclists.
With its emerald-green lake, picture-postcard church on an islet, a medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff and some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke as backdrops, Bled is Slovenia's most popular resort, drawing everyone from honeymooners lured by the over-the-top romantic setting to backpackers, who come for the hiking, biking, boating and canyonin.
Lake Bled & the Julian Alps
Mountains and lakes are the big draws in Gorenjska, and if you're into adventure sports, this is the province to head for. The Triglav National Park, with hiking and biking trails galore as well as Slovenia's share of the Julian Alps, is the epicentre for all things outdoors.
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