Zelenci reserve near Kranjska Gora.
Pogled proti Bledu na poti s Šobca
Trail by the Soča River, Trnovo ob Soči
Daffodils above Jesenice
Bohinj, Stara Fužina
Winter sports report
Attractions in the Julian Alps
Discover the region
WHY VISIT THE JULIAN ALPS?
Because you are seeking enchanting natural beauty
Slovenia is among the most biodiverse countries in the world. The Julian Alps are home to more than seven thousand animal species and over 1600 different plants. Several endemic species have found their habitats in the steep walls of this geologically diverse area with Mesozoic sea deposits and ample fossil remains. Up to a height of 1600 m, the Julian Alps are forested and abound with streams, rivers and waterfalls. The most unique features of the Slovenian Alps can be found in the Triglav National Park, which is one of the oldest in Europe.
Because you enjoy outdoor activities
The Julian Alps are an excellent choice for outdoor activities throughout the year. In summer they attract hikers, hillwalkers, mountain bikers, climbers, paragliders and other sports enthusiasts, while anglers and adrenaline-seekers are drawn to the rivers and lakes of the Triglav National Park. In winter the Park becomes a winter fairy tale, welcoming skiers, snowboarders, tobogganers and more. Routes in the Julian Alps are well marked. Experienced guides will accompany you to more challenging goals and adventures. To seek out active experiences, head to the SočaValley, which offers ample opportunities for adventure. Then trek on to the hills between Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj, which form part of the Alpine Pearls network of holiday destinations, linked by environmentally friendly “soft mobility” transport options. When the snow starts falling, be sure to visit the winter sports centres of Kanin, Vogel and Kranjska Gora.
Because the local culture is special
Bled, the charming lake with an island in the middle, is a cosmopolitan tourist town guarded by a castle perched high on a cliff, and has exceptional history as well as numerous events throughout the year. Bohinj, a town by a massive glacial lake in Triglav National Park, charms visitors with its traditional Alpine FlowersFestival and traditional dairy farms. The Soča Valley, dotted by the towns of Tolmin, Kobarid and Bovec, is interlaced with monuments to World War One, theBohinjpaths of peace, and outdoor museums, and it is also known as the valley of music festivals. Medieval Radovljica is a beekeeping town, known for antique music and chocolate festivals; Kranjska Gora is a venue for large sports and entertainment events throughout the year.
Because you like to taste the best
The Julian Alps are a great venue for foodies as well. In Kobarid, you will find Ana Roš, named the World’s Best Female Chef of 2017 by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants organisation, who amazes her guests with her culinary ingenuity. In Kobarid and elsewhere in the Julian Alps, hungry travellers can enjoy authentic natural ingredients, cheese and other dairy farm delicacies and traditional dishes. To wash it down you can enjoy world-renowned wines from nearby Goriška Brda. For the icing on the cake, stop in Bled and indulge yourself with one of their original cream slices, without which no visit to Slovenia is complete.
Because you support sustainable tourism
This land of a thousand natural, cultural and other genuine specialities develops tourism according to sustainable principles. Here you can choose environmentally friendly forms of mobility and accommodation. If you decide to go for a hike, stick to the marked paths. Do not leave any unnecessary marks on the precious natural environment.