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Rolling pastures, sapphire lakes, and scrumptious dishes—this is Slovenia, the best-kept secret of the Alps. We have to start off with the showstopper: after touring one of Europa’s most exquisite river valleys, you’ll dine in a 2-star Michelin restaurant, led by the World’s Best Chef of 2017: Ana Roš. But the rest of Slovenia’s best-ofs that you’ll tour and taste are by no means subpar. Picture yourself strolling through fragrant vineyards of Goriška Brda, exploring rugged peaks of Triglav National Park, and relaxing above glacial Lake Bled—with a 5-star view of a small church island emerging from the water. And when you’re not on the lookout for another natural wonder, it’s time for food. So much food. From local farms to upscale restaurants, relish Kočevje honey, Bled custard-cream cake, or Karst prosciutto, paired with exquisite wines and stellar views.
Dine in a 2-star Michelin restaurant, sample fine wines, and taste divine Slovenian dishes
Saunter through the quintessential Alpine landscape of Triglav National Park rising to 9,396 ft
Feel the softness of pastures, jump into turquoise lakes, and ramble among prosperous orchards
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Slovenia, please refer to Slovenia’s Travel Information.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!
What you get on this adventure:
What’s not included:
The hike and culinary tour in Slovenia is beginner-friendly! While it requires no hiking experience, make sure you’re physically prepared for this trip. The most you’ll hike is 5 miles (8km) per day with a 3,609-foot (1,100-meter) elevation gain. If you’re ready to keep up with the tempo, you’re good to go!
Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and prices:
Hiking in Slovenia can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
In case you would like to ensure a room to yourself, and not share it with anybody, there is a possibility of a single supplement for an additional $285. However, keep in mind that you’ll be spending two nights at mountain huts, where there’s no possibility of single rooms.
Min. age requirements:
If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
A 30% deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 3 months (90 days) prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.
To get to Ljubljana, most people fly into Ljubljana Airport, a 30-minute drive from the city. From there, you can take a shuttle service into town.
Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet, whether that’s at the guide shop, the hotel, or a predetermined location.
The guide will choose the appropriate terrain dependent on conditions and the ability of the group.
Slovenia is a small country, but its gastronomic offer is rich and varied—22 Slovenian dishes and food products are protected at the European level. Your guides are experts on the local cuisine, and they’re eager to take you on a tour to fantastic restaurants, quaint farms, and premier wineries.
The highlight of the tour might just be visiting a 2-star Michelin restaurant—Hiša Franko—where Ana Roš, World’s Best Female Chef for 2017, will prepare gourmet meals for you! The restaurant was ranked 21st on the prestigious list of 50 Best Restaurants in the World for 2021 and it features a cooking style rooted in the surrounding Alpine landscape, spiced up with modern trends.
When it comes to this tour, you can always count on fresh and local ingredients proudly presented at locally-owned businesses. With a massive selection of delicious sweet and savory dishes and products—such as the Karst prosciutto, the semi-hard Tolminc cheese, or the Bled cream cake—you’ll find it difficult to choose your favorite one. You don’t have to, though, just think of this trip as 8 days of pure flavor bliss.