Hiking through Slovenian forests

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2 nights
Availability : June - September
Worldwide
Slovenia
Min Age : 10+
Max People : 8
Tour Details

Hiking through a lovely, hilly landscape, largely unexplored by tourists in the company of a local guide who is also a biologist with an excellent knowledge of the local flora and fauna. If this is what you like, then we have the right tour for you!

 

 

Departure & Return Location

Cerknica (near Postojna)

 

Tour price

The price of this hiking tour is 355,- Euro per person. This price is valid from 3 participants onwards. It is also possible to run this tour for two participants. Then the price becomes 450,- Euro per person. 

Price Includes

  • Accomodation (single supplement applies)
  • Full-board
  • Naturalist guide

Price Excludes

  • Airplane ticket
  • Travel insurance
  • Any private expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks

Complementaries

  • Photocamera
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hat
  • Waterproof hiking shoes
  • Tick repellent
What to Expect

We visit a different area each day. Shortly after breakfast, we depart from the accommodation. Slovenia is a small country, so our driving time is limited to 1-2 hours most of the days. At each destination, we stop close to the sites which we intend to visit, to maximise the time we spend in nature. We have lunch in the field (picnic), for this, we take everything we need with us in the van. Dinner is planned around 18.30 h.

Please note that taking any plants from nature is not permitted during this tour. 

 

    Itinerary

    Day 1Follow the Water

    In Southern Slovenia, water is a precious commodity. During our hikes, we will see how the availability of water, and the lack of it, dictates the life of plants, and animals, as well as the human inhabitants. Entirely in style, we start our tour at a water basin, in the middle of a village. The landscape changes when we go further from the village until we reach a very different kind of water: a lovely meandering stream which flows along flower-rich meadows!

    Day 2The Highest Mountain Outside of the Alps

    Today’s hike appears to have more to do with the absence of water: we go to a mountaintop. We start our hike in the middle of the forest and climb up to the top of mount Snežnik. With an altitude of 1800 meter, the »Snow Peak« is the highest Slovenian mountain outside of the Alps. On the way up, we see the landscape changing. Trees become smaller and hive way to low mountain pines. On the top itself, there is just a short herbaceous vegetation, full of flowers. Only from here, we can again see water: far away the Adriatic sea is glittering in the sunlight. Interestingly enough, the entire mountain is made of limestone, which is formed by ancient deposits from the bottom of the see. If we are lucky, we may find a fossil sea-shell right on the top of the mountain!

    Day 3Where Two Worlds Come Together

    In Rakov Škocjan the familiar above-ground landscape joins the mysterious underground in a most spectacular way! An underground river formed huge caves, which became so big, that eventually, their ceiling collapsed! This process, which continues today, resulted in a fantastic landscape with caves, springs and spectacular limestone bridges. This is a place of contrasts, and at other places, the river flows quietly between small forest meadows, where we can enjoy a picknick in the sun.

    Diffculty

    Moderate: expect to hike 10-15 km on each day. We go uphill and downhill, largely on unpaved roads and trails. 

     

    Accommodation

    We will stay in a quiet countryside hotel or B & B. The accommodation depends on availability. 

    Transport

    For this tour, it is expected that participants will have their own transport. However, we can also take up to three participants in the car of the guide without added costs. For larger groups, we can arrange a van, which is driven by the guide. However, this van is not included in the price.