So you made it to your hotel in Ljubljana! Looking out the window you take in the beautiful view of the city and think…what now?
Slovenians are very active and its not uncommon to find them hiking up mountains or distant hill, or speeding down it on a mountain bike! So once you have explored the beautiful city; depending on the season, one of the following activities might interest you.
During the summer months, escaping to one of the many hills or even one of the mountains in the bordering Alps is quite popular. Donning hiking boots, walking poles and some tights and sweats, you would not look out of place. Smarna Gora is one hill that is very popular with local Ljubljana residents, a short drive North West of the capital, in the village of Smartno.
Riding a bicycle for pleasure and transport during the sunny months is popular. You’ll find after stepping out of your hotel the centre of Ljubljana is closed to traffic!
Also, down hill mountain biking is very popular and ever growing. There are many guides that offer this experience. Swimming and canoeing are also general activities you will find while in the summer months. Rivers can be a little chilly and also crowded depending on where you go, so keep this in mind when speaking to your tour guide.
So don’t be shy! If you are up for a little nature and activity, step on out of your hotel, seek out a good tour and escape Ljubljana for a day of swimming at Bohinj, walking around the lake at Bled, or a hike up Smarna Gora!