Solčavsko with Logarska Valley is one of Slovenian EDEN destinations
Late Summer & Autumn Holiday Tips from Slovenia

If you would prefer a more refreshing vacation in summer, away from hot seaside destinations, or you are looking for an active autumn vacation, then the European Destinations of ExcelleNce (EDEN) in Slovenia are the right choice.

Cycling, hiking, discovery of natural and cultural features and special culinary experiences – in a refreshing environment of Alpine peaks, invigorating rivers and rich stories from the past…

We have gathered attractive ideas for your active and green late-summer and autumn vacation. You may choose between four Slovenian EDEN destinations – in the extreme west, the Soča Valley is located on the outskirts of the Triglav National Park; Solčavsko is located in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps; Idrija is located in the pre-Alpine hills of the Idrijca River valley, while the Kolpa River is located in the extreme south-west of Slovenia.

Away from packed touristic centres, in tune with the individual and nature and in close contact with tradition.


Discover EDEN destinations
The Soča Valley – active experience along the emerald Soča
The Soča Valley – active experience along the emerald Soča
If you are a lover of views of mighty Alpine peaks and if water gives you energy, then it is worth visiting the Soča Valley. The Soča River is considered to be one of the cleanest Alpine rivers in Europe and is always enthralling with its unique emerald colour, while the entire valley is intertwined with numerous remains from different historical periods, mostly from the period of the First World War and its Soča front. Your towns of interest in the valley are: Bovec, Kobarid and Tolmin. Feel the past and find adventure along and above the river. more...
Solčavsko – discovery of life as it once was
Solčavsko – discovery of life as it once was
The Logarska valley is definitely one of the most recognisable images of Slovenia and, at the same time, one of Europe’s most beautiful glacial alpine valleys. Are you a lover of relaxed walks offering views of Alpine peaks, while the hundred-year-old coexistence of people and nature calms you down? Do you prefer more active cycling and hiking discoveries? Logarska dolina is an excellent starting point for hiking to the peaks of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps and for diverse cycling discoveries. more...
The Kolpa River – active vacation along the longest Slovenia
The Kolpa River – active vacation along the longest Slovenia
On the other side of Slovenia, at its southern edge, the unique river Kolpa links a picturesque destination to neighbouring Croatia. The river is considered to be the longest Slovenian “coastline" and one of the warmest rivers in Slovenia; it offers a completely different experience from the Soča river. It is more relaxed and, especially during the summer months, a little lazy; however, it is still an extremely active destination – the right choice for everyone who wishes to take a rest from the fast pace of everyday life. more...

Idrija – stories written by miners and lacemakers

Idrija – stories written by miners and lacemakers
Idrija offers completely different stories and experiences. The town, caught in a hilly landscape of pre-Alpine Slovenia full of woods, in the Idrijca river valley, was, due to its 500-year richness in mercury, known at home and on the world stage; nowadays, it offers attractive views of past centuries. By bicycle or on foot you can enjoy the excellent cuisine and discover the attractive stories of the miners and lacemakers, away from the hustle and bustle and in a unique manner. more...
Specialized hiking and cycling hotels
Specialized hiking and cycling hotels
Slovenia as an active destination at the crossroads of the Alps, the Mediterranean, Karst and Pannonian Plain offers diverse and attractive hiking and cycling possibilities, while hikers and cyclists are accepted by specialized hotels. After walking a long trail, you can find comfortable rest in specialized hiking or cycling accommodation facilities, mostly hotels; on the other hand, the Slovenian mountains are also full of mountain hostels and huts. more...

Slovenia Green

Slovenia - green and on the path of sustainability
Slovenia - green and on the path of sustainability
Slovenia is primarily characterized by preserved nature, while its special diversity is provided by the juncture of diverse landscapes – European Alps, the Mediterranean and Pannonian Plain. This small area managed to preserve a balanced palette of natural and cultural values. Did you know that Slovenia has a special shade of green? That Slovenia is the third most forested country in Europe? That more than one third of its territory is protected within the framework of Natura 2000? more...
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EDEN Network

Slovenia as part of the European Network of Destinations of
Slovenia as part of the European Network of Destinations of
Europe is the worlds favourite tourist hotspot, enjoying over 40% of the global market share. European Destinations of ExcelleNce (EDEN) is a flagship initiative from the European Commission, which works to maintain Europes position as the world leader in tourism and to uphold its reputation for social responsibility and sustainability. In total, 98 destinations of the EDEN awarded destinations in 26 participating countries were selected and awarded in the period 2007-2011. Among them are 4 Slovenian destinations. more...


Find your favourite package
4-day active package in the Soča Valley
4-day active package in the Soča Valley
Experience the land along the Soča River and get to know its stories on the Path of Peace. Accommodation in Kamp Koren, a tranquil environment above the Soča River gorge, only a short walk away from Kobarid as well as guided tours of the very interesting and diverse natural and cultural-historic heritage. Check out the offer for a 4-day package. more...

Hiking package in the harmony of three valleys
Hiking package in the harmony of three valleys
Active hiking in the heart of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps and relaxing walks in the landscape parks of Logarska dolina and Robanov kot as well as in the upper river basin of the Savinja river. more...

Robinson boating on the Kolpa river
Robinson boating on the Kolpa river
Robinson boating on the warmest and cleanest European river, Kolpa – descend on the river for several days; you can simply indulge in nature. Robinson boating on the Kolpa river, the most unusual (crazy) vacation in Slovenia! Check out the offer of 5- and 7-day programmes. more...

Discover Idrija with Active Idrija agency
Discover Idrija with Active Idrija agency
Discover the rich cultural and technical heritage of Idrija and the unspoiled nature in its surroundings. The Active Idrija tourist agency offers bicycle rentals, cycling trips, rental of GPS equipment for hiking and cycling with attractive marked trails, horse riding and climbing. Check out the special offer. more...

Slovenian EDEN destinations in a new EDEN brochure
Slovenian EDEN destinations in a new EDEN brochure
To present the Slovenian EDEN destinations this summer, the Slovenian Tourist Board published a new presentation brochure that includes the stories behind the four Slovenian EDEN destinations; it also presents all the features and uniqueness in their offer. The brochure includes key events in 2013. If you visit all four Slovenian EDEN destinations, you will experience Slovenia in a very diverse manner, yet always in tight harmony with the natural and social environment. more...

EDEN is part of the EU CIP Programme
EDEN is part of the EU CIP Programme
The EDEN project is a part of the EU’s Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP). more...








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