Cycling in Čatež and Posavje
Photo: Archive RRA Posavje
Bike Park Kope
Photo: David Klep
#IfeelsLOVEnia – Experience Slovenia
Summer is finally in full bloom, the temperatures are rising and we want to get out into nature. On our bucket list is discovering new things our number one priority. Experiencing cultures up close and completely immersing ourselves in nature to gather new energy is what we all long for. And Slovenia is here to fulfill this dream for us! With its welcoming warmth, the country and its regions Karst, Bela krajina, Posavje, Koroška and Maribor surprise us every time anew. Vineyards, high peaks and bright green forests – what more could you wish for?
Karst – color spectacle of nature
Wandern in Vremščica
Photo: Jost Gantar
Wandern in Glinščica, Karst
Photo: Jost Gantar, Outdooractive Editors
Radfahren in Brkini, Karst
Photo: Jost Gantar
Extraordinary formations of stone, shaped by water and time, form the soul of the Karst, a remarkable, almost mystical region in Slovenia. Organic formations that grow and change over the years are the scene of the history of our earth. Influenced by nature, people have been exploring this fascinating stone world for centuries, using its uniqueness to their advantage.
Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of the Karst on the edge of the Mediterranean and discover the fascination of its beauty.
In the region, you will have the opportunity to discover every detail at your leisure. There are offers for each of your favorite activities. In addition to wellness offers, you can also go golfing and horseback riding. Especially great experiences await you on the hiking and biking routes through the region.
Hiking: The Karst landscape is an absolute hiker's paradise – no wonder that numerous international hiking trails lead through here! The Jakobsweg, Via Alpina and Alpe Adria Trail are just a few of the routes that lead through the region. In the Karst and Brkini, every step is a delight and will take you to places full of beauty and exciting history.
Cycling: An incredible variety of different bike trails is what makes the Karst such an exciting cycling region. Karst all-ways to the sea, shady forest paths on asphalt, macadam or nature await you. Whether leisurely on easy bike paths or mountain biking to the high peaks, the choice is yours!
With the variety of options, you can spend your vacation in Slovenia with action, fun and relaxation. Immerse yourself in history with #IfeelsLOVEnia and #mojaslovenia and enjoy your time in the Karst!
Bela krajina – Active adventures: trails and views
Bela krajina Aussicht
Photo: Jan Kocjan
Radfahren in Bela krajina
Photo: Jost Gantar
Bela krajina cycling
Rich in history, the antique landscape of Bela krajina lies in southeastern Slovenia. Influences from the Mediterranean and the Austrian monarchy are reflected in the region's diverse culture. Sun-ripened scattered fruit and grapes represent the region's joie de vivre. Behind every hill and valley is a new adventure waiting to be discovered.
The flourishing landscape is fed by Slovenia's cleanest, warmest and most natural river, the Kolpa. The jade-green river radiates energetic tranquility, which passes on to visitors and gives them new strength.
There are many ways to absorb the energy of the Bela krajina region - there is something for everyone. The landscape is made for explorers, adventurers and recreational sportsmen. Whether by kayak, horseback, on foot or by bike, you will never cease to be amazed!
Don't forget to tag your favorite places and moments in photos with the hashtags #IfeelsLOVEnia, #myway and #belakrajina! Share with us your joy and let everyone take part in your adventure.
Perfect photo locations can be found, for example, on a bike ride along one of the many wine roads. The colors of nature will accompany you on pleasure tours from Ljubljana to Metlika as well as on challenging tracks through the wilderness, for example to Mirna Gora, one of the highest peaks of Bela krajina. You can get information about your next bike tour at any local guest information office.
There is so much to see and experience in the regions of Čatež and Posavje, the many impressions shape visitors for a lifetime. Healing thermal waters, refreshing rivers, lush green nature, exuberant vineyards and warm-hearted locals are just some of the reasons why the Posavje region has such an enormous impact.
In addition to thermal and culinary impressions, you can immerse yourself in the history of the region. Surrounded by castles and ruins, you will embark on a journey to another, almost magical time, where you can experience the cultural heritage of Posavje up close.
Enjoy your time out in Čatež and Posavje full of adrenaline or completely relaxed - decide for yourself how you want to spend your vacation. A wide range of outdoor activities is ready to guide you through the region and take you on an unforgettable adventure.
For adrenaline junkies:
Mountain biking at Cirnik
Historic hot springs with thermal water
To discover the region, you set the pace. Every route, every excursion depends on you. On foot and by bike you have the freedom to reach even the most remote places.
The nature in Čatež and Posavje invites you to explore the unfathomable secrets of the Krakovo forest, the natural monuments of Jovsi, the Kozjansko park and the Bistrica gorge "Prišjek". The beautiful Bohor waterfalls and the dreamy banks of the Sava and Krka rivers are faithful companions on your hiking and biking tours.
Curious about how to explore the region on foot or by bike and what wonders await you? Then check out our travel guides here and get more inspiration!
Koroška – wonders and amazing things
Koroška is a treasury full of an extraordinary landscape, diverse culture and warmth. It has the most mountains and forests in the whole of Slovenia – the white rocks peek out from the dense trees and create a contrasting interplay with the lush greenery all around.
Koroška. Zakladnica presenečenj. | Koroška. Takes you by surprise.
Video: Discover Koroška
But it is not only above the ground that remarkable natural scenes take place but also below the ground! A complex cave system runs through the region, telling the story of mankind. On foot, you can go deep into the narrow passages, but a truly unique experience is a bike tour underground. With rocks surrounding you, you'll cycle through the darkness, illuminated only by your headlamps. Don't worry, your guide will lead you safely through the tunnel system. Down there you can finally clarify once and for all what stalagmites and what stalactites are.
Koroška is probably the only place in the world where you can reach heaven and travel to the center of the earth in a single day.
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If you prefer to have the blue sky above you, there is more than enough opportunity to do so. 1000 km of cycling routes will lead you through Koroška's beautiful landscape. You can choose to go up to high peaks or through shady forests in the valley. Depending on the level of difficulty, there is a perfect bike tour for everyone.
However, you can only get to the top of many mountains, such as Peca, Uršlja gora or Raduha, on foot. The hikes in the foothills of Koroška are not without difficulty and require surefootedness, but they reward you with the most beautiful views you have ever seen.
When you read Maribor Pohorje, do you think of fast ski slopes? Let's teach you something new:
Surrounded by the green forests of the Pohorje Mountains, the sunny wine country along the Drava River, Maribor is the center of Slovenian Styria. In this charming city, its historical and cultural roots quickly become clear. In addition to traditional architecture and old customs, Maribor shines with a rich, modern cultural scene; festivals, concerts and markets are held regularly in the summer. Curiosity of the city: The oldest inhabitant is a grapevine, which is even a record holder.
Visit Maribor - Outdoor doživetja
The vineyards outside the city are also delightful destinations. You can cycle for miles on the wine roads of the region and the panoramic paths are predestined for extensive hikes – also for the whole family.
One of the most beautiful Slovenian lakes is located here in the Maribor-Pohorje region: Due to the extraordinary ecosystem of the Črno jezero, the entire lake appears completely black. Framed by moss and spruces, this creates an incredibly contrasting color spectacle that you should not miss.
Curious about what else you can discover in Maribor on foot and by bike? Then take a look at our travel guide pages especially for hiking and biking in the region.
Did you take a selfie at Lake Črno jezero or on a peak in Pohorje? Show us with the hashtags #IfeelsLOVEnia,#mojaslovenia and #visitmaribor!