Every country has a unique feature that sets it apart from its neighbors. In Slovenia, that special attribute might just be its unforgettable and unparalleled rivers, streams, lakes, and sea. Here are some of the special gems we’ve discovered.
The Soča River is an 86 mile long emerald green river that flows through western Slovenia. Breathtaking to look at, it is also a recreation magnet, attracting kayakers, hikers, and trout fishermen.
Gorge-ous! The Vintgar Gorge, located close to the town of Bled, has a 1.6 km wooden walking trail along a gem-colored stream. The water ripples over rocks along the way, culminating in the 13 meter high Šum waterfall.
Though not technically a Slovenia waterway, the Savica Waterfall located in Slovenia’s only National Park (Triglav). You do have to walk up 500 plus steps to get there. However, the view of both the waterfall and the ravine is well worth it.
The Ljublijanica River is the heart of Ljublijana’s Old Town. A stroll along the city’s “river walk” will take you by restaurants, shops, cafes, and street musicians. Numerous bridges, like the famous Dragon Bridge or Triple Bridge easily transport you from one side to the other of this divided town. Or, you can take in both sides from the river itself if you hire one of the boat companies to take you on a cruise.
An impressive Slovenia waterway, Lake Bled is surrounded by the Julian Alps and a 6 km walking trail that attracts tourists and locals alike. In addition to a stroll around the lake, there are other opportunities to enjoy the scenic view–a boat ride visit to Bled Island, carriage rides, hiking up to Bled Castle, shopping, or watching world championship rowing.
The glacial lake Lake Bohinj measures nearly 800 acres and is the largest of Slovenia’s lakes. It is located in the Triglav National Park in the Julian Alps. To get views of this mirror-like lake from above, take a quick cable car ride up to the ski resort. Or, drive up the winding mountain roads. The views are also spectacular from ground level. Hike the walking trails that surround the lake, rent a boat, or hop in for a summer month swim when Bohinj reaches temperatures of 80 degrees.
From the town of Kobarid, you can take an hour-long hike alongside The Kozjak stream. Along the way you will encounter small pools and six waterfalls. The focal point is the Veliki Kozjak, one of Slovenia’s most picturesque waterfalls. This waterfall is 15 meters high and is hidden in a rock chamber that can be accessed by climbing along a rock wall and around a corner. One route to this stream includes a walk across a suspension bridge crossing the spectacular Soča River.
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