My family (husband and two children 12 &15) are looking to go to Slovenia in July of 2016. We LOVE the outdoors and prefer hiking, kayaking for our summer vacations. Where would you recommend to visit? We are thinking of leaving on June 30th and heading back home on July 9th. We would also like to maybe add Austria in there but I am thinking not enough time? Any tips or thoughts on where to go for our itinerary would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so very much.
Lake Bled, Vrsic Pass in Slovenian Alps, Karavanke mountains - we stayed in Planina pod Golico, Triglav National Park. A lot of good hiking in these places. You can cross from Planina pod Golico over Golica Mountain into Austria and walk to Maria Ellend, then by public transportation back.
How long did you stay at Planina pod Golino? How did you get there? By car? or public transportation?
I stayed 1 night. I got to Planina by walking from train station in Jesenica. There was no bus at that time. Then I walked across Golica to Maria Ellend in Austria.
I can highly recommend Mulej bled turist farm about a mile outside of Bled. they have apartments, (and regular rooms) and are very welcoming of families
We did 2 weeks in Slovenia and Croatia and loved every minute last May !
We stayed in Bled at Penzion Berc - the breakfasts were wonderful and we used their free bikes to bike around Lake Bled. We hiked Pokljuska Soteska, Vintgar Gorge, Lake Bohinj, and Slap Savica Falls. Row the swan boats on Lake Bled.
In Bled we stayed at http://www.penzion-kaps.si
They were wonderful, so friendly, helpful, and breakfast felt like a huge dinner!
Make sure you take the hike to the Vintgar Gorge (Soteska Vintgar). It is gorgeous! It is very close by Lake Bled. We checked into our B & B and the owner said it is a must see and suggested we go right then. It really was a highlight for us. We also really like the hike to the water fall at Lake Bohinj -Slap Slovenia Waterfall.
The one thing I wish I had known for my trip to Slovenia was to get an air-conditioned room. We were there the first week of August and it was over 100 degrees. Along with Vintgar Gorge, I would also recommend Skocjan Caves. I love caves and won't even go to another because I consider it the best - I'll never be the same! Plus, if it's hot outside, it's comfortable in the caves.