Introducing Upper Savinja Valley
The beautiful Upper Savinja Valley (Zgornja Savinjska Dolina) is bound by forests, ancient churches, traditional farmhouses and high Alpine peaks.There are activities here to suit every taste and inclination – from hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing to fishing, kayaking and swimming in the Savinja.
The valley has been exploited for its timber since the Middle Ages. Rafters transported the timber from Ljubno to Mozirje and Celje and some of the logs travelled as far as Romania. The trade brought wealth to the valley, evident from the many fine buildings still standing here.
The best place to get active is around Logarska Dolina. The free English-language brochure entitled The Savinjska and Šaleška Valleys is helpful if you intend to spend a fair bit of time in the area. Serious hikers should pick up a copy of the 1:50,000 Kamniško Savinjske Alpe map (€8.10) by PZS. Cyclists will want the Kolesarska Karta Zgornja Savinjska Dolina (Upper Savinja Valley Cycling Map) available everywhere for €3.