About Slovenia and Croatia with TrekTrek!
HIKE + BIKE SLOVENIA
Imagine a lush green country of virgin forests, emerald rivers, alpine peaks and glacial lakes. Slovenia – dubbed the green heart of Europe – is every hiking and cycling enthusiast’s dream, offering an unparalleled natural world that can be explored on countless hiking trails and cycling routes, enjoying local hospitality and cuisine along the way.
A day- or week-long hike in the Slovenian Alps is the best way to get intimately acquainted with the country’s pristine nature and breath-taking vistas. While the Alpine peaks and meadows could easily pass for Switzerland, you have in fact just discovered a tiny country in the EU that feels like Western Europe, but has the exotic charm of the Balkans. Despite its diminutive size, Slovenia’s incredible geographic diversity has something for everyone. Once you are done conquering the high limestone peaks of Triglav National Park or negotiating the mountain roads of the Julian Alps you can relax by spending a couple of days by the Adriatic coast or exploring our world-famous Karst caves. We have it all!
Slovenia is a must for hiking and cycling enthusiasts, yet remains fairly undiscovered.
We would love to show you Slovenia on one of our guided or self-guided hiking and biking tours. For an experience tailored completely to your interests and needs, contact us to arrange a Private tour.
And why should you choose Slovenia for your next hiking and biking holiday?
- Superb Alpine scenery.
- Get away from the crowds in this fairly undiscovered European gem.
- Genuine contact with friendly locals.
- At the doorstep of the exotic Balkans.
- It is a very safe country in which English is widely spoken.
- Member of EU and Schengen zone, using Euro currency.
- You can visit the Alps and the Mediterranean in one day!
- Well maintained trails, white-water rivers and turquoise lakes.
- Quiet backroads with little or no traffic.
- World-class gourmet restaurants and boutique wine producers.
- Location, location, location: 2 hours to Venice, 2 hours to the beautiful Croatian Adriatic coast, 3 hours to Vienna.
HIKE + BIKE + SEA-KAYAK + SAIL CROATIA
Remember the Big Blue Shangri-La from the novel Lost Horizon, by James Hilton? The mystical scenery from the novel seems to suddenly spring to life in the clear waters, pristine islands and picturesque local culture of the Croatian Adriatic coast. You could criss-cross the world in search of the perfect setting for your adventure, but hardly anything can match the beauty of Dalmatia. This southern region of Croatia boast a truly stunning coastline dotted with UNESCO’s historic towns like Dubrovnik and Split, only a stone’s throw away from pristine islands like Hvar, Korcula and Brac. Here you can embark on a journey that takes you back to the time of the Venetians, Ottomans, pirates and adventurous sailors. You will have the opportunity to explore timeless treasures like the Diocletian palace in Split; the old town of Dubrovnik dubbed the Pearl of the Adriatic and once an independent state; Marco Polo’s Korcula or Rovinj, the gem of the Istrian peninsula in northern Croatia.
Step aboard a sailing boat, paddle a sea-kayak or hike and bike around the islands and you will get to enjoy one of the most beautiful coastal landscapes in the world.
Why hiking, biking, sea-kayaking and sailing in Croatia:
- 1000+ islands.
- 8 National Parks.
- Genuine contact with the friendly locals.
- Very safe to travel and member of the EU.
- UNESCO’s towns of Dubrovnik and Split.
- Venetian atmosphere as you stroll the cobblestone streets and piazzas in Dalmatia.
- Cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, lavender products and boutique wine producers.
- Over 3600 miles of coastline with clear waters and pebble stone beaches.
WHO IS TREKTREK?
TrekTrek is a team of seasoned hikers and travellers who love exploring the great outdoors and sharing their passion for our beautiful corner of the world. In the process we have discovered and designed some of the best hikes in Slovenia, incorporating a wealth of trekking and travel experience from seven continents. That makes us the right address for anyone interested in hiking holidays in Slovenia.
Although TrekTrek started out as a trekking agency 18 years ago, we now also have an expert team of passionate cyclists that design, organize and execute unforgettable cycling holidays in Slovenia & Croatia. Join us on our top-quality hybrid bikes, fully equipped with panniers and repair kit, and let us show you around our beautiful country. For passionate MTB riders we’ve designed a tour on forest trails with fun single-track riding. Prefer the road bike? We’ve got you covered – our road cyclists know every scenic route, gruelling climb and exhilarating descent that Slovenia has to offer, and are looking forward to receiving your inquiry and setting up a tailor-made tour just for you.
WHY WITH TREKTREK?
On our guided TREKKING AND CYCLING TOURS you can expect to have a very knowledgeable and reliable guide who can offer insight into every aspect of Slovenia and its people. Our guides speak fluent English and are passionate travellers who love showing others around their country – we have a lot to be proud of! A van will be at your disposal throughout the day and our team will be always there to help when you need us. We take care of all the logistics so you can relax and take in the sights. While you spend your days hiking or cycling and sampling the local cuisine your luggage will be transferred to your next hotel and already waiting for you when you arrive.
As much as we love the great outdoors the TrekTrek team also knows the importance of exploring a destination through local cuisine, complementing its hiking and cycling tours with a wide array of local culinary delights and excellent local wine. Foodies will feel right at home in Slovenia, and our tours are the best way to explore the diversity and subtlety of Slovenian cuisine, from shepherd delicacies to world-class dining.
And don’t forget: in Slovenia an organic farm-to-table approach is the norm rather than the exception! Explore Slovenia with TrekTrek and you will have a chance to visit interesting local food producers and winemakers that are considered among the “Top 100 in the world” according to Wine & Spirits magazine. With us you will dine at Hisa Franko, a charming countryside villa and home of chef Ana Ros, whose unique blend of culinary innovation and tradition has been documented in the Netflix show “The Chef’s Table”. After a dinner at her restaurant you will understand why she was chosen as the world’s best female chef in 2017!
In Slovenia’s southern neighbour, we’ve carefully selected from the 1000+ islands of Croatia, 17000+ vineyards and 8 astonishingly beautiful National Parks to create itineraries where you can experience the best of Croatia as a local. We’ve let our love of good food take the reins, designing tours where you will taste the best cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, wine that will make your head spin and freshly caught sea food that will make your mouth water just by reading the menu. Not to mention the pristine nature of secluded beaches, hidden trails among the limestone landscape, the smell of lavender in July and the warm caress of the sun on your shoulders.