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Travel from Venice to Ljubljana

18-Feb-2010
Venice, gondolas

Venice, gondolas

I was asked today by a follower on Twitter for tips on how best to travel from Venice to Ljubljana. Its a journey we have done by car but not by public transport. What are the options then?

By train seemed the most obvious way and there is a direct line. However, there is only one train per   … Read the rest

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Luče and Solčava

07-Nov-2009
Church of Our Lady of the Snows (Marija Snežna), Solcava

Church of Our Lady of the Snows (Marija Snežna), Solcava

The remote Upper Savinja Valley in Štajerska is a playground for walkers, mountaineers, cyclists and kayakers. The two villages of Luče and Solčava, situated near the head of the valley, are ideal bases from which to explore this beautiful valley and the surrounding hills and mountains.

Attractions in and around

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Kamnik, Slovenia

03-Nov-2009
The Romanesque Chapel, Kamnik

The Romanesque Chapel, Kamnik

Kamnik is a bustling town with a very attractive historical centre. It lies a little off the main tourist routes, so consequently many visitors to Slovenia give Kamnik a miss in their rush to see Bled or Ljubljana, which is a pity. Glavni trg and Šutna are the heart of the old town with the Little   … Read the rest

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Postojna, Slovenia

27-Oct-2009
Predjama Castle, near Postojna

Predjama Castle, near Postojna

Postojna is a modern bustling town and the commercial centre for quite a wide area in the region of Notranjska. Without a doubt most people visit the town to take the 1 1/2 hour tour of the Postojna Cave (Postojnska Jama), a series of passages, caverns and halls, hollowed out by the Pivka River.   … Read the rest

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Idrija and Cerkno, Slovenia

25-Oct-2009
Idrija, Slovenia

Idrija, Slovenia

Idrija and Cerkno lie in the wooded foothills of the Julian Alps, an area that is often overlooked which is a shame because in the steeply wooded valleys are several unusual attractions. The woods provided protection and a base of operations for the Partisans in WWII and some sites still remain and are open to visitors. Idrija is   … Read the rest

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Bohinj – Bohinjska Bistrica, Slovenia

13-Oct-2009
Bohinj - decorated church tower

Bohinj - decorated church tower

Bohinjska Bistrica is the main com ercial and administrative centre of the Bohinj area but the highlights and attractions of Bohinj are to be found in the two valleys, Zgornja (higher) and Spodnja (lower) Dolina and around Lake Bohinj, 6km to the west. Undoubtedly the area’s natural scenic beauty is it’s main asset but the   … Read the rest

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Tolmin, Slovenia

12-Oct-2009

Tolmin is the main administrative centre of the Upper Soča Valley but seems to miss out as a major tourist destination. The River Soča is now wider and more placid and less attractive to kayakers and rafters, the hills lower and wooded and less exciting than their neighbouring mountains further up the valley. But hidden in nearby valleys are a   … Read the rest

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Kobarid, Slovenia

04-Oct-2009
The Charnel House and Sv Anton, Kobarid

The Charnel House and Sv Anton, Kobarid

Kobarid, forever to be associated with WWI and the battles of the Isonzo Front, is a small town sitting a little above the River Soča and at the base of steep wooded mountains. Close to the border, Kobarid has a distinct Italian flavour. The Soča Valley narrows immediately to the north of   … Read the rest

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Bovec, Soča Valley, Slovenia

01-Oct-2009
Kayaking on the River Soca, Slovenia

Kayaking on the River Soca, Slovenia

Bovec is popular with many sporting enthusiasts; including kayakers and rafters who come for the rapids of the River Soča; paragliders who come for the thermals and superb flying conditions of the Soča Valley; in winter, skiers visit Slovenia’s highest ski station on Mt. Kanin; and, of course, hikers and walkers come to climb   … Read the rest

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Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

28-Sep-2009
Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

Kranjska Gora is perhaps better known as a skiing resort but when the snow melts away there is some fine walking in the valleys and, as the town nestles below the Julian Alps, on the mountains too.  The old town centre is small but pretty and from the Tourist Information Centre there we begin our walks.

Attractions

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