SO GOOD THAT IT HAS TO BE TRUE
This tiny Central European country is simply bursting with attractions – from the atmospheric alleyways of Ljubljana’s old town to the dreamy perfection of Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj; from the majesty of the Julian Alps and Triglav National Park to the subterranean mystery of UNESCO Skocjan Caves. Slovenia’s unparalleled natural variety creates plenty of opportunities for adventure sports and activities – first and foremost some wonderful mountain walking, but also mountain biking, cycling and white – water river rafting, canoeing, kayaking, canyonning. Distances are small, thus travelling is easy. We are exceptionally friendly and English is widely spoken – particularly by the young. With subtle culture and pristine nature, all in all, a perfect place for an active week!
4 HOURS TO VIENNA, 2 HOURS TO VENICE, 0 TO VACATION
Flying in: daily flights from major European cities land at Ljubljana Joze Pucnik airport 20 minutes by car from Ljubljana, the capital city. The following airlines service the airport (EasyJet, Adria Airways, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Air France, Czech Airlines, JAT, LOT, Malev / Hungarian Airlines). From the airport you can take a taxi, a shuttle or a bus into the city. It also very convenient to fly to one of the airports near Slovenia. You can, for example, fly to Venice, Italy (2,5hs by car), Trieste, Italy (1hs), Graz, Austria (1,5hs), Vienna, Austria (4hs), Zagreb, Croatia (1hs) drive from Ljubljana. Upon reservation we can organize airport transfers to and from Brnik, Trieste (Italy) and Venice (Italy). All we require are your arrival / departure times and flight details. Training in: almost every important tourist destination is served by modern and comfortable trains. Connections abroad are also reliable: you can come to Slovenia on direct lines from Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia.
SUNNY SIDE OF THE ALPS
Mostly Slovenia has a continental climate with hot summers and cold snowy winters, which are distinct the highest to the mountains you get. On the coastthe climate is Mediterranean with mild and sunny weather much of the year, but the strong winds are possible throughout of the summer season. An excellent time to visit Slovenia is April to October, while the days are the longest and the temperatures are appropriate for this type of activity. The average day temperatures for this period are 17C in April, 24 C in July and August and 16C in October. The average temperatures in the morning are approximately six grades less. The air gets even cooler in large forests, alpine valleys or on the high mountain passes. In April and October there are greater chances of precipitation, while in summer months short afternoon storms are possible. If you are particularly fond of winter sports January and February are the best months to come, when most of the region is covered in deep snow. Winter average day temperature is minus 2C, but it can even get to minus 10C or lower in the alpine regions.
SOME REAL DATA ON THIS FANTASY
Republic of Slovenia (official name),
June 25, 1991 (Independence Day),
20. 256 km2 (area),
10.124 km2 (forest),
Euro (national currency),
82% (Roman Catholic),
Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary (border countries),
Alpine, Mediterranean, Sub Continental (climate),
Central European Time GMT+1 (time zone),
20 billion $ (GDP),
2 (cities with more than 100.000 citizens – Ljubljana and Maribor),
1h (time it takes from capital to the middle of the Julian Alps or to the Adriatic coast and or to sub – Pannonian countryside),
4% (of the population are members of the Slovenian mountaineering association,
2864 m (Mount Triglav),
400 (brown bears still living).
WORLD OF WILD LIFE
Almost half of Slovenia is covered with forests and 43% of the region is agricultural land – mostly made up of fields, orchards, vineyards and pastures, this makes Slovenia one of the world’s greenest countries. The country is home to 2900 plant species and many are unique to Slovenia. Triglav National Park is especially rich in endemic alpine flowering plants. Common European animals are abundant in Slovenia, including boar, bear, lynx, marmot, birds, deer, chamois and kozorog. The last four are often seen in the mountain region and on the forest edges. Proteus anguinus, the ‘human fish’, is unique to Slovenia’s karst caves, and is one of the world’s most mysterious creatures.