A new breed of tourist is arriving in the Julian Alps. They come in a large coach, stay for a night around Lake Bled, snap a selfie to show they’ve ticked off Slovenia, and then leave. But staying longer unlocks the Slovenian secrets that the whistle-stop tours miss. Photographers, for instance, can make the most of misty mornings and dew-dropped spiders’ webs; cross country skiers can take their time to shush across Slovenia’s snow-covered trails; and hikers and bikers can access no end of trails through spruce forests and over alpine pastures bedecked in wild orchids, edelweiss and the occasional chamois goat.
From visits to local beekeepers to farmhouse hosts who welcome you down to breakfast by asking, “What kind of eggs do you like?” – our holidays in the Julian Alps offer authentic alpine experiences either side of summer.
Our Julian Alps trips invite travellers to stay for longer as part of a small group or on a tailor made ski or e-bike holiday. You’ll get to enjoy life in an alpine village, like Gozd Martuljek and Kranjska Gora, as well as getting to know hosts, like Brigita, and local guides and activity instructors, like Andrej Kralj, who are now able to work in the area that they grew up in, all year round.