Family frolics – and fantasy
Whatever the activity, Slovenia lets you and your family do it in spectacular settings. The magnificent Julian Alps provide climbs, hikes and biking trails to tempt the most adventurous teens, such as the steep 1,500m descent from Mt Vogel down to Lake Bohinj. In the west, gorgeous-coloured pristine mountain rivers dive into awesome valleys through rapids offering some of Europe's best white-water rafting, as well as canyoning. Ease up on the pace beside ravishing lakes like Bled and Bohinj, where lakeside paths provide perfect terrain for easy cycling. Horsey kids, meanwhile, can choose between riding the white stallions of one of the world's most majestic breeds, or little Icelandic horses. Oh, and did we mention Slovenia has Europe's longest and highest zip wires?
It's a great place to get imaginations working as well as muscles. Thousands of years of evocative history range from Neanderthal and early human times to 20th century wartimes. And history's never dull when places to be explored include Europe's largest cave system, witchcraft-linked medieval castles and historic towns out of a colourful fantasy.