Articles associated with - travel

Slovenia – weather, climate and the best time to go

18-Oct-2009
Storm clearing over the Soča Valley

Summer storm clearing over the Soča Valley

For such a small country, Slovenia has a widely varying climate that can be neatly divided into three types or zones.

  • A Continental climate in eastern Slovenia, characterised by hot summers and very cold winters.
  • A Mediterranean climate on the coast and in much of Primorska, characterised by warm, mild winters and sunny
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A drive over the Vršič Pass, or Russian Road

17-Oct-2009

The Vršič Pass, which rises to a height of 1611 metres, is the highest pass in Slovenia. It connects, in the north, the Sava Dolinka Valley in

Vršič Pass - mountain view

Vršič Pass - mountain view

Gorenjska to the the Soča Valley in Primorska, in the south. The road, impassable in the winter months, is an exhilarating and spectacular drive, climbing and descending 49   … Read the rest

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Driving and car rental in Slovenia

30-Sep-2009

Renting a car or taking your own vehicle to Slovenia gives you the most freedom to explore the country and access those areas where public transport is limited or non-existent (most of our walks can be accessed by bus but there are some where a car is more convenient or necessary).  A little research before you go will pay dividends,   … Read the rest

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Driving to Slovenia from the UK

23-Sep-2009

Driving to Slovenia is a popular option and easy to do providing that you have the time and are well prepared before you set off.  Whilst we have driven to Slovenia many times, we are not authorities on the legal aspects of driving abroad and so have only provided links to helpful websites.

All vehicles using Austrian motorways (autobahns) and   … Read the rest

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Flying to Slovenia

22-Sep-2009

Slovenia’s main international airport is the Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU) (sometimes refered to as “Brnik Airport”) located just north of the capital city, Ljubljana.  Scheduled flights from the Uk are operated by easyJet from London-Stansted (STN) and by Adria Airways from London-Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN) and Dublin (DUB).  The airport is refreshingly small scale, easy to navigate and has   … Read the rest

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