Slovenia activity holiday
Typically you will be sharing your experiences with between 4-20 like minded travellers (depending on the trip, operator and how many others are booked on the trip) and you'll have a group leader with you. Whether you are travelling alone or with friends its good value, and a great way to meet new people! While itineraries are pre-planned there is some flexibility and you'll have plenty of privacy. This trip will appeal to travellers of all ages who enjoy meeting new people as well as seeing new places.
How Slovenia activity holiday makes a difference
Soca valley is not on the traveller's top list of places to visit yet and we would like to keep it that way because in such a fragile and clean environment regulated tourism has already been proven as the best solution.
Tolmin itself lies just next to Triglav National Park and by taking people there on a mountain trip we educate them about the unique fauna and flora and how tourism can impact the local ecology. If not managed carefully tourism has the capacity to disrespect the landscape through building roads, the parking of vehicles on the pastures and fields, using motorbikes and quad bikes on mountain tracks and collecting endangered mountain flora.
Using a local agency we work with local guides and qualified sports enthusiasts who are all well trained and friendly and helpful. Our philosophy has always been that, next to the destination, a genuine human touch is the thing that makes a fantastic holiday. It has been proven to be so.
In this area the landscape and people have been seriously affected by both World Wars. In WW1 one of the bloodiest and biggest battles in the high Alps took place along the Soca river. To make people aware of this fact, we present to clients all the important 'must see' places in the valley, especially the award winning museum in Kobarid and Tolmin. There are really vivid presentations given in Kobarid museum since there is still an elder guide Peter, who himself experienced many of the situations presented. It doesn't get more realistic than that and the educational value is very high. Entrance fees also contribute to restoring and maintaining both war sites such as bunkers, front lines, charnel house and national cultural and historic places of all kinds.
We encourage customers to try local food like ĎFrikaí and local dances and it's very easy to soak in the local atmosphere, since almost everyone speaks English, many Italian and if you are brave enough, you can try Slovenian. Bless you for that as it's certainly not easy!
On this holiday, only local accommodation providers are used who employ local staff in all areas. The fact that hotel Krn is the only one in town helps sustain tourism in just the right quantity which reflects quality as well. The whole town is quite connected, so it's not a surprise that they serve local goods such as spirits. Recycling is essential wherever possible, too. All private accommodation from pensions on, serve local delicacies such as the well known Tolmin cheese and bears blood spirit. In this way they help the local economy with products, otherwise cut away from commercial outlet. All transfer services are local. They know every little corner of this winding, but picturesque road.
Slovenia activity holiday