Once upon a time there was a magical land named Slovenia filled with castles, lakes, mountains, forests and the friendliest people in all the kingdom. Best of all the country with cute flower-boxed houses and immaculate farms is no fairy tale. To cycle Slovenia if to ride through a fairy tale.
Exploring this natural wonderland by bicycle with Nichols Expeditions was as if pedaling through a series of picture perfect postcards. With medieval castles, alpine peaks, sweeping valleys, crystal clear lakes, forests and vineyards, this cycling trip is our top recommendation for those wanting to try an international trip on two wheels.
You may be asking “Where is Slovenia?” I certainly did. This wee country sits on the sunny side of the Alps hugged by Austria, Italy, Hungary and Croatia.
Why haven’t more people traveled to Slovenia? Perhaps they just don’t realize what this quiet location has to offer. We are about to let the secrets out. Our suggestion is to get packing before everyone else arrives.
26 Magical Reasons to Cycle Slovenia
A romantic mountain escape where surely Mother Goose herself must be swimming with the swans and ducks. An island with an exquisite, tiny church, perhaps the most recognizable scene of Slovenia.
Couples are still married on Bled Island. It is considered good luck for the marriage if the groom carries the bride up the 99 steps to the church entrance. Perhaps not so much good luck for the groom’s back.
Beautiful jagged peaks of the Julian Alps and the country’s highest peak Mount Triglav provide a postcard inspired setting while you cycle Slovenia.
Unique to Slovenia, toplars (double sided hay racks) are often used to store farming equipment. Seen predominantly in the northwest corner of Slovenia, the single rack design keeps hay off the ground and protected by the roof. How many hay racks can you see in the photo above?
Slovenes are friendly and not just in the service industries. We asked a local why everyone seemed so happy. With a smiling but puzzled look the answer came, ” Why wouldn’t we be?”
No traffic jams
When you cycle Slovenia, it will be more likely to face a traffic jam with livestock than with vehicles.
Slovenian history speaks of the accordion ‘driving out’ other folk instruments like the pan pipes and flutes. In a musical mutiny the accordion became the most common instrument in the land.
This beautiful city holds the title of European Green Capital 2016. On a personal note I lost my passport and purse in this city and all were returned due to the kindness of strangers willing to help.
The official symbol of the dragon can be found proudly standing on guard most everywhere in Ljubljana. According to legend the original dragon of the marshes in the area was slayed by the ancient Greek hero Jason and his band of not so merry men the Argonauts. Apparently the dragon ended up with all the glory.
Where are the tourists?
Unlike it’s neighbor Italy, Slovenia remains largely undiscovered by tourists. Those who live in Slovenia seem quite content with a sprinkling of visitors. Those of us choosing to cycle Slovenia could not believe we had the paradise to ourselves.
English is widely spoken and locals joked with us, “In a country of only around a million, how much of the rest of the world can speak Slovene?” This makes travel to Slovenia very easy and we never had an issue with communication.
We arrived a few days ahead of our cycling tour to explore what scientific circles describe as one of the most treasured cave systems on the planet and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1986.
No litterbugs here
Only in such a magical country could litter be swooped up before it ever lands on the ground. Without doubt Slovenia is the cleanest country we have ever visited. Questioning our local guide why there was no litter. His response, ” Why would you put it there in the first place?”
Helpful would be a word that first comes to mind describing the people of Slovenia. Staff in hotels and restaurants and frankly anywhere we went went our of their way to lend a hand. Slovenia travel became comfortable travel.
Over 216 square kilometers of Slovenian land is covered in vineyards. Good news for end of the day refreshments. Maribor, Slovenia’s second-largest city, is home to the oldest vine in the world at over 400 years. The trusty vine still produces grapes for 25 liters of wine per year.
Step back in time
Slovenia is a modern country however in rural areas one you still see people working on small farms giving more of a family run feel than agricultural monopolies. When the hay rack remains an iconic symbol of a country you know some of the best traditions have been preserved.
In the 19th century Slovenian farmers developed ‘frontboards’ (called panjske koncnice) for their hives. These elaborate murals were felt to help the bees find their way back home. Colorful beehives still dot the land.
Well maintained roads
The roads and infrastructure of the country are in good shape providing a smooth ride. Quiet back roads, where in most countries one would expect gravel or dirt, are fully paved in Slovenia.
Small family run hotels and inns
Throughout our cycling tour we stayed in quaint lodgings that were immaculately clean. (Let’s face it everything is Slovenia is clean so no surprise.)
Accounting for less than 0.004% of the planet’s surface, Slovenia is home to more than 24,000 animal species. Over one third of the country’s land is protected sustaining it’s biodiversity.
Slovenian cuisine is a mixture of central European cuisine (especially Austrian and Hungarian), the Mediterranean and Balkan. Due to the variety of Slovenian cultural and natural landscapes, there are more than 40 distinct regional cuisines. No issues with getting enough to eat when you cycle Slovenia!
The famous Cremeschnitte cream slices of Bled are shown above. Over 10 million have been made in the pastry workshop of Hotel Park.
With almost 3,000 churches, religious monuments and chapels in this small country, Slovenia ranks as one of the countries with the largest number of religious buildings per capita in Europe.
Diversity of Landscape
Slovenia is the only country in Europe that combines the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Pannonian Plain and the Karst. Rivers, lakes, gorges, meadows and mountains await.
60% of the country covered in green makes Slovenia Europe’s third most forested country. Each year Slovenia plants over one million trees and this are one of the only countries in the world where the forests are increasing in size.
Slovenia has many fascinating festivals including the Cabbage Festival and Bean Day. During our cycle Slovenia tour came upon a festival in the town of Kamnik. While awaiting the accordion competition, local vendors offered up their wares.
Farming antiques, war memorabilia, baskets, cheese wheels the size of my bike and for those feeling they would like an extra challenge while cycling, wood chip furnaces were available.
Slovenia is one of Europe’s richest countries in Europe in terms of water. The country boasts almost 27,000 kilometers of streams, and rivers along with multiple thermal springs.
We began to joke that it must be law in Slovenia that every single window of every single building have a flower box in full bloom. My lack of green thumb would be a serious problem in this quaint and charming land.
When is the best time to cycle Slovenia?
With August comes dry weather and sunny days which make any visitor happy, especially if you are cycling. With harvest underway expect fresh produce to be widely served. Chuck and Judy always lead this tour and they tell me the reasons is they can’t imagine a year without visiting Slovenia.
When we receive requests from those looking to do their first international bike tour, Slovenia is the country we recommend. A support vehicle is close by for any challenging climbs and the majority of the riding happens on quiet flat roads or gently rolling hills in the midst of sensational scenery.
The country itself is like walking through a fairy tale. Safe, clean, quiet and if you watch very closely Rapunzel may throw her hair out a castle window.
More information on cycling Slovenia with Judy and Chuck of Nichols Expeditions is here.
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Our cycling tour in Slovenia was not sponsored by Nichols Expeditions. We paid for the trip in full. We will will be working with Nichols in the fall of 2016 on a sea kayaking trip off the coast of Baja Mexico for which we have received a discount. Photo#1 and map courtesy Nichols Expeditions.
Thanks so much for sharing a beautiful travel destination 🙂 I have talked about it, but have not acted on it in getting in on the bicycle action when traveling. We both love to ride and just rode almost 20 miles yesterday. I do enjoy walking a city to explore in more depth as well as hop on the local public transit too. You make me want to escape to adventure and explore now. Happy Week – Enjoy!
Renee good for you to ride 20 miles. Fantastic. If you decide to go on that first cycling trip this truly is the destination we suggest. People often say why not Italy? We love it too but the quiet roads and peaceful atmosphere of Slovenia is a lovely way to start. Besides you never know if you might see a princess in one of those castles. 🙂 Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!
This would be a good way to ease into it for sure – Italy sounds a little stressful to me; however, I could bike off what I eat when in Italy – ha!
One of the reasons I love cycling trips is the ability to eat anything. One just has to adjust once the cycling ends. 🙂
Slovenia is a great entry into cycling holidays that’s for sure.
What a beautiful country, Sue! I knew nothing about Slovenia before I read this. You piqued my interest!
Glad to know I am not the only one who was missing our on this European gem. Although I didn’t add it to the post , I felt i was going on and on about how clean the country was, bu the restrooms were immaculate no matter where we were, including side of the roads gas stations. I found it to be the most amazing thing. A small thing but it really left an impression on me, well along with about 26 other things. 🙂
Beautiful country, can I move there? Great post!! ❤️
John it is one of the most peaceful and serene places we have ever been. One of those it’s too good to be true but in actuality really is true. Let’s wave a magic wand and you can go and have a look.
What an interesting post! Certainly I had never considered Slovenia as a destination. Am wondering about the economy and so on …?
I love the fact that it’s so green and forested and that planting trees is prioritized the way it is. Love the bee hives, the flower boxes and all the bodies of water!!!!
Peta it truly is a beautiful country. How quaint is a country that has beautiful bee hives and pretty flower boxes? I will be in touch with Judy and Chuck about if there are any concerns about traveling to Slovenia this year. They are currently on a tour in Albania so I will get back to you as soon as I hear from them.
Peta my apologies for taking so long to get back to you about Slovenia. As to the economy and the state of the country this is what Nichols Expeditions replied.
Economy of Slovenia: the country is doing well and would never be considered a poor country.
As for refugees: Here is the latest info that I have seen:
The Balkan trail from Greece to northern Europe used by refugees has been blocked after a string of nations slammed shut their borders.
Slovenia and Croatia, two of the countries along the well-trodden route, said late on Tuesday that no refugees wishing to transit towards other countries would be allowed to enter.
Serbia indicated it would follow suit.
EU member Slovenia said that from midnight (23:00 GMT), the only exceptions were for people wishing to claim asylum in the country or for refugees “on humanitarian grounds and in accordance with the rules of the Schengen zone”.
I love Slovenia! My trip centered mostly around Ljubljana and Lake Bled. I’d love to go back and see more. And those beehives produce some excellent honey!
Wonderful to have someone join in the conversation who has been to Slovenia! There wasn’t a spot in Slovenia we didn’t adore. I really can not say that about another country we have traveled to. I agree about that delicious honey. Perhaps the bees are very happy there too!
It seems a wonderful destination, Sue. Beautiful countryside, clean, friendly — it all sounds positively enchanting. well, apart from the cabbage and bean festival, perhaps. 🙂
Bun all right you can miss the cabbage and bean festivals but wait till you see Rapunzel throw out her hair from the castle overlooking Lake Bled. Then you will thank me for this travel tip. 🙂
They whole place does look like a fairy tale kingdom, doesn’t it? I guess it’s just one more to add to the list of destinations that, with any luck, I’ll visit someday.
I would love to go to Slovenia someday Sue! It has been “on the list”. I can’t cycle because of my neck issue but am sure I could enjoy all the hiking and sightseeing. 🙂
Oh yes indeed Nicole! There are many, many miles of hiking trails with these same stunning vistas. A little known spot packed with so much spectacular!
What a great ambassador you are for this gorgeous country! Love those colourful beehives, and the pastries look to die for. That ‘slain’ dragon does look rather triumphant, doesn’t he? 😕 Nice butterfly catch, Sue. 🙂
It seems to me like the dragon got the last laugh to be sure Sylvia! there is just so much cuteness in the country. I mean colored bee hives? I didn’t even show the ones we saw with little murals on each of the boxes. We found it in a monastery. Oh my goodness I could barely control my self for the glee of it all. 🙂 Thanks for the lovely comment about the butterfly. i think my friend Dave gets the credit for it. 🙂
Okay. Well done, Dave. Not quite as bright as my Monarch, but still lovely. 🙂
Haha well he appreciates the kind words Sylvia.
Once again, your gorgeous photos and humorous, informative descriptions have put another place on my “must see ” list. Looks amazing.
You warm my heart Wendy. This is a European destination you would love. I am imagining your gorgeous photos already! Dragons and beehives and a trillion or so flower boxes. That’s all before we get to Lake Bled. 🙂
The perfect guide to Slovenia, Sue. Thank you for all these wonderful facts and gorgeous photos. I drove through Ljubljana once (you gotta love that name), but wished I had more time to explore. This tiny country would be a perfect addition to any (Eastern) European tour!
Liesbet I am smiling because even after writing this post I am still double checking the spelling of Ljubljana. Wonderful that you have been there too. Definitely this would be a wonderful addition as you say to an Easter European trip. A bit of calm after some of the more tourist filled destinations.
When I was in Slovenia last time, I wasn’t lucky with the weather. I could still enjoy everything, unfortunately I was missing this lovely blue sky…
Oh too bad about the weather! What time of year were you there? Glad you still were able to enjoy yourself in spite of it.
I think it was summer, don’t remember the month exactly right now, but it was just a bad luck…
Yes in travel the weather just isn’t always cooperative. Have rain coat will wander. 🙂
Wow! What a beautiful place to visit!
Indeed it was Donna Jean. A real treasure in Europe.
I’ve only been to Bled, but it was enough to convince me that Slovenia is a slice of heaven. It truly does look like an image from a fairy tale – although your photos are so much nicer than mine.
… But even in the pouring rain, Bled was magical.
I don’t remember the cream slices though. I have a major weak spot for cream slices and I can’t believe I missed those!!!
Oh dear I think a return trip shall be in order Joanne with the missing of the cream slices. Thank you for the kind words about the photos. We all are getting better as we go along right?
Well, you are for sure. Your photos are breathtaking!
As always, your blog makes me feel like I am there…incredible pictures and it does look like taking a step back in time!!
Happy to take you along virtually with us Kirt. Nothing like a real visit but till then delighted to show you this fairy tale land called Slovenia
It truly is a fairy tale land!!!! Thanks again!!
You have definitely convinced me. I was in Austria once, but only for a short time, and that’s the closest I got. I’d love to travel beyond its borders.
Carrie I hope you get the chance to visit one day. I think Lake Bled would make the most amazing setting for a novel, not that you need any inspiration.
Oh, but a little inspiration like that couldn’t hurt!
Okay, you’ve convinced me, Sue – Slovenia will have to be added to my wishlist of countries to visit! Thanks for sharing those secrets.
Susan that is marvelous. I shall look forward to Slovenian tales from your standpoint!
Looks wonderful, Sue.
One of our favourite cycling trips Jean. Thank you.
Since following Travel Tales I now think of Europe as something vast with beautiful spaces, not some big dirty metropolis that covers the entire landmass with nothing wild left to explore. Beautiful photos and interesting information about somewhere tucked away and off the beaten track.
Annie your feedback makes me feel like we are doing what we intended, showing all kinds of travel for all kinds of people. Definitely we prefer more off the beaten track, although one has to stop in to those big cities. I hope you can see this for yourself one day. I think you and Paul would love all the quaint farms.
You had me with #1. Most definitely on the list.
I am grinning ear to ear Lisa. When you get to Lake Bled you may never want to leave. I also have seen some astounding photos of it in winter. Wow!
It looks much like Southern Poland, Sue, and I can fully endorse the beauty. 🙂 Lake Bled itself has been a tourist destination for many, many years and I know people who’ve got engaged/married there but Ljubliana is a more recent ‘hot spot’. It’s on my list too. 🙂 Happy days, sweetheart!
We have not yet been to Poland , a shame I know. If it looks like Slovenia then it sounds like we should get it on the list! I will be watching for your trip to Slovenia in the future Jo. Happy days to you too!
So gorgeous!!!!! Isn’t it weird these countries that people don’t know about even though they border super touristy places like Italy? anyway….hope to make a quick visit there this summer with my sis. thanks for the overview….it will come in very handy if we go! Beautiful pics!
Some spots just keep themselves a bit more hidden I think Diana. So wonderful to hear of your summer plans and delighted the post will be helpful.
Heading there in May, very excited! Looks immense.
Wonderful to hear Gemma! Slovenia is a little country packed with such diversity. I will look forward to seeing your trip!
I have never been to Slovenia but your pictures tell me that I should add it to the growing list of countries we should one day visit…(Suzanne)
Suzanne this is a spot we can recommend and not have one ‘but’ in the description. So quaint and charming and the people genuinely friendly wherever we went.
A great informative post with lovely images. The coloured beehives are like ones we saw in Montegrano – we were so near but did not visit Slovenia
How fun to know about the coloured beehives of Montenegro! I loved spotting them in the fields. So happy to show you Slovenia and thank you for telling me about Montenegro!
Sue, what a charming place! awesome images and great information. thank you so much for taking us to this beautiful place i hope someday i can visit! 🙂
Lola you are most welcome. Slovenia would definitely be a recommendation if you are heading back to Europe. Close to so many other countries I think quite easily combined.
Oh wow. What a lovely place. It’s neat to see all those fascinating reasons to visit in one post. It’s certainly a great incentive to visit. I think I would definitely enjoy Slovenia. I’d find it fun to find as many dragons as I could too.
I am grinning Shannyn thinking of you on a dragon quest! Slovenia remains one of our top recommendations. So much green space and a more relaxed pace. We loved it.
It sure does look like a great place.
It truly is. Straight out of some fairy tale. 🙂
that is some cool reasons 🙂
Thank you Joshi!
I have heard such good things about Slovenia. Hope to make it there one day. Great pictures!!
Darlene now that you live in Europe such a trip becomes so much easier I expect. I hope to hear about Slovenia one day on your blog!
It’s so beautiful. Definitely a well-kept secret. Like living in a fairy tale is right!
I expected Little Red Riding Hood might pop out at any minute Linda. 🙂
99 steps? Maybe the Winay Wayna messengers get married there. HA! It does look like a picture perfect place to visit. I’m impressed about the absence of litter. One of my huge pet peeves!
I suggested to Dave we give the steps a go but funny enough he wasn’t interested in hauling me up there. Go figure. As to the cleanliness i have never seen anything like it. I honestly believe one could eat off the public washroom floor and I’m barely exaggerating. Every restroom had matching locks on the doors and every tile or marble surface shone like fairies had just been by to polish things up.
I need some of those cleaning fairies!
You and me both. I should have taken some home as souvenirs!
Hi Sue – seeing if my comment makes it this time – enjoyed the post – the food looks good and the whole place looks amazing 🙂
Yes I think you have made it! I did need to dig you out of pending but hopefully all will be good now!
What a magical trip! Now I’m totally sold on Slovenia. And I loved your reporting of the Slovenian attitude – they sound like wonderfully pragmatic people with a great sense of humour. 🙂
Diane you have described them perfectly. Such common sense approaches with a grin on the side. Slovenia really would Make a wonderful first trip for anyone to Europe. Well it would be fab any time but just more laid back and so quaint you want ot squeeze the country’s cheeks. 🙂
LOL! What a great way to describe it! 🙂
Look lovely! I might have mentioned before, I took a day trip to Albania (from Corfu, not from England!), and loved it, and I think it might be similar? Do you know?
I shall have to ask Judy and Chuck as they are currently cycling in Albania. My understanding from what they have previously said is that Albania is a bit more rustic.
Yes, maybe, parts of it were indeed very rustic, but parts of the town around the harbour were quite modern and stylish. This is a link to my photos from the day trip we took there (although previously when I’ve sent you a facebook photo link on wordpress it hasn’t worked, but we can try!) – https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10201656436033865.1073741832.1268205963&type=1&l=2eb4148b04
It looks wonderful Vanessa! Definitely a trip we might consider in future for sure.
Hi Vanessa. My apologies for taking so long to get back to you regarding your question about how Slovenia compared to Albania. this is what Nichols Expeditions had to say.
For your questions about Slovenia vs Albania: no comparison. Albania is a very poor country – roads are rough, it feels about 100 years behind Slovenia. Albania is beautiful, the people are very friendly, food is good, but it is definitely rough around the edges.
To me, Slovenia could better be compared to Switzerland without as much tourism. Everything works in Slovenia – the roads are in excellent condition, hotels are all lovely – it can compare to any western European country, but is just more “off the beaten path”.
Thanks Sue, and no worries, I wasn’t actually expecting a further reply! I don’t know about you, but personally I think that “rough around the edges” can make for an interesting place to visit! I can certainly believe that comparison. There were very definite contrasts within Albania, you could see the modern, fashionable, up-and-coming places, right alongside the very poor and backward parts. I felt like I wanted to spend longer than a day there because there seemed so much to experience. I yearn to travel more!
Totally agree Vanessa. I love rough around the edges. Nichols Expeditions have a cycling tour in Albania as well. Maybe one day!
WOW! I’ve added Slovenia to my bucket list. Your photos are gorgeous.
Fantastic to hear! You are very kind and many thanks. The whole country seems top be posing for postcard photos. 🙂
Not sure about the cycling bit, but totally keen to visit Slovenia. I went to a wedding recently, the groom was from this beautiful country, he spoke about it just like your photos.
I am smiling Anna thinking about the groom speaking of his country. How do you describe a land where one wouldn’t be surprised to see Little Red Riding Hood skipping down the lane. I think anyone who likes to be a bicycle would love cycling Slovenia. Although the gazing about at flower boxes and bee hives can cause for some swerving and such. 🙂
Slovenia looks like my kind of place – special, beautiful yet off the beaten path. I like that you had your purse and passport returned. My wife looses stuff all the time so I feel confident I could take her there. Thanks for sharing.
Well lucky for Dave and I we seem to take turns leaving things. It is unbelievable how many things we have had returned to us. Jeff I think you would love Slovenia. Maybe a stopover between Alaska and Thailand? 🙂
I’ve never been to the country of Slovenia but I’ve been to Lake Bled. (Yes, I’m that old.)
I didn’t need 26 reasons. Any country full of accordions will do me. Although, the addition of cake certainly helps.
Wow you are old! 🙂 I can only say that because I am far older so that is allowable I think. Well if you like accordions this is the place. Forget the church bells echoing through valleys, here it is accordions and I’m not making that up.
When he was about 10, the Middle Son wanted to learn the accordion. We couldn’t find a teacher. Should have looked for a Slovene.
Definitely! Apparently we were in he midst of accordion competition time. Here in Canada we might see soccer tournaments in the spring or baseball. It just made me fall in love with Slovenia a bit more.
Wow! This looks awesome 🙂
Anni & Toby
It really is the most amazing country. Thank you!
Sue, have you thought of submitting stories and/or photos (of these types of stories) for the various cycling magazines [or compile a book and submit to a pub; I’m working with a very bike-friendly pub right now I could recommend]? In any case, Slovenia is gorgeous; as you said, it looks like a kind of fairy tale or place of picture-book perfection. And I don’t think I even knew about it prior to reading this. I will put it on my to-see list for sure! Thank you & Dave both. (Don’t think I could convince my husband to carry me up those steps either!)
Leigh you are very kind to suggest my stories could be made into a book. Not something I have ever thought about but who knows what the future holds.
As to Slovenia well it is a dream destination, even if one’s husband won’t do the stairs. 🙂
Book and/or magazines. Bicycling magazines, not just the traveling ones, Sue! It could augment what you’re doing with the blog and ‘feed’ people back to your blog (or someday, the book). Just an idea! 🙂 Enjoy grandparenting; looks lovely!
Well you never know Leigh. They are solid ideas that’s for sure. I’ve just never thought my writing was of the caliber for magazines. I’m a bit of a free spirit as if you hadn’t noticed. Punctuation to me is more of a loose guideline than a rule. 🙂
They say F. Scott Fitzgerald couldn’t spell his way out of a paper bag. A good editor can help you there, but I’ve enjoyed your posts (as an editor) and see room only for minor tightening of the writing/grammar, honestly! 🙂
Leigh your words mean a great deal to me. Thank you! Having recently switched my blog to a self hosted site and starting to fix old posts for SEO and some other editing I feel my hands are full at the moment. However you have sparked my interest and I so appreciate you taking the time to explore this with me. I’ll keep thinking about it and let’s reconnect down the road.
I want to write travel articles like this, but I keep getting side tracked when I write, and who knows where the post might end up. This is another great post…AND there’s a DAVE MAP, to boot, eh?!! Does he give cyber lessons on how to make maps? I visited Slovenia when it was Yugoslavia! And united. And communist…well, sort of communist. And there was no castle on that hill in Ljubljana when I was there.
The castle still remains Badfish and we did have a walk about up there. This map Dave can not claim and i have given credit at the bottom of the post to Nichols Expeditions. However that is a very good idea for a future guest post from Dave. How to make travel maps! I’ll see if I can get him interested.
I think these travel articles can be quite helpful to people. Doing something of this magnitude is a great deal of work that’s for sure. Still I do like having the variety of styles on the blog. Kind of like a bit of something for everyone.
I very much enjoyed this travel article, Sue. Slovenia looks gorgeous and very inviting, and I love the quote by the person when asked why everyone there seemed so happy: Why wouldn’t we be? That says it all.
I am smiling remembering the Slovenes matter of fact common sense approach. They adore their country and really why wouldn’t they. Thanks so much for your visit Jet. I’m always so happy to have a visit with you.
I adored Slovenia and am trying to convince my husband to come along next time. Now I’ve got it – he loves biking and this will be right up his alley! Thanks!
Oh this is the perfect solution! On our trip with Nichols we almost cycled the entire country so saw so much. Let me know if you head to Slovenia on a two wheeled adventure!
I certainly will! We were actually looking at Slovenia for this summer but then discovered my husband has less vacation that he thought in a new job. 🙁 Soon, though!
That situation has happened with my husband too. We are completely maxed out with planned trips and his vacation time. Well hopefully next year Slovenia will be a destination for you.
Wow, what an awesome post, thank you for presenting Slovenia in such a wonderful way!
My pleasure! We had such a wonderful time in Slovenia and would love to return one day. Feel free to share the post on if it would be helpful to you in promoting your gorgeous country. You can always reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org should you ever want to connect. So delighted you liked the article!
Thank you for writing so nice about my country.
It was such a pleasure. We loved your beautiful country and hope to return to Slovenia one day!
Hello bicycle friends. I am from Slovenia too. I like your post. I cycling around Gorenjska area all the year. (app. 6500km per year) . Here is many cyclists on the roads . Have you seen any of them? we have a vont to say živjo “hello” to other cyclists. So be not surprise next time.
all the best on the roads. bojan
Oh my you are a true cyclist! 6500kms per year is astonishing! We loved Slovenia and hope to be back one day. Thank you for your lovely comment.