Slovenia is probably one of the best-kept secrets of Europe. Beautiful environment, ranging from Alps to hills, flatlands or seaside make it an excellent country to explore on foot, more so as you will easily find many well-maintained and marked hiking paths.
Our pages contain photo galleries from over 180 hikes in Slovenian hills and mountains, some of them also have brief English descriptions – they are marked with red dots on the above map; you could also find them by browsing individual regions. You might also want to check out our biking ideas.
Recent Hikes with English Descriptions
These hikes have English descriptions (the long ones were translated from Slovenian original by Margaret Davis).
Lačna, Kuk and Kvirik (497 m, Δ=500 m, 4 hours)
Lačna from Gračišče (451 m, Δ=150 m, 1.5 hour)
Mala Mojstrovka (2332 m, Δ=720 m, 4 hours)
Nad Šitom Glava (2087 m, Δ=480 m, 3 hours)
From Krnica toward Pokljuka (1100 m, Δ=480 m, 3.5 hours)
Pokljuka Gorge (773 m, Δ=180 m, 2 hours)
Debeli Vrh (Fat Peak) (1959 m, Δ=760 m, 4.5 hours)
Goli vrh near Jezersko (1787 m, Δ=780 m, 4.5 hours)
Jenkova Planina (1495 m, Δ=490 m, 3 hours)
Vratca above Češka koča (1802 m, Δ=800 m, 4.5 hours)
Češka koča (Czech hut) (1542 m, Δ=560 m, 3 hours)
Loška Koritnica (1103 m, Δ=460 m, 4 hours)
Planina Golobar (1314 m, Δ=960 m, 5 hours)
Slavnik from Podgorje (steep path) (1028 m, Δ=510 m, 2.5 hours)
Planina from Kuren (735 m, Δ=230 m, 1.5 hour)
Snežnik from Sviščaki (1796 m, Δ=590 m, 4 hours)
St. Ivan and Šebrelje (630 m, Δ=420 m, 3 hours)
Čaven from Kamnje (1242 m, Δ=990 m, 5 hours)
Farmers from Kamnje, a tiny village high above Vipava valley, had to walk two hours to reach the meadows where they were preparing hay for the winter.
The local mountaineering team decided to preserve that tradition and created a theme path leading from Kamnje to Mala Gora.
Sv. Lovrenc from Studeno (1019 m, Δ=420 m, 2 hours)
Sončnica (867 m, Δ=450 m, 2 hours)
Saint Jakob above Preddvor (961 m, Δ=440 m, 2 hours)
Stara Baba above Ajdovščina (350 m, Δ=120 m, 1 hour)
Kovk from Col (961 m, Δ=320 m, 2 hours)
Plaz above Vipava (529 m, Δ=270 m, 1.5 hour)
Lipnik from Zazid (804 m, Δ=420 m, 4 hours)
Veliki Rob from Gojače/Zasod (1236 m, Δ=1050 m, 6 hours)
Nanos (Pleša) from Abram (1262 m, Δ=560 m, 4.5 hours)
The hike across sunny Nanos meadows from Abram (a 500-year old farm situated 800m above the Vipava valley) is my favorite way to reach Pleša, the most prominent Nanos peak.
We love taking the hike in May and June, enjoying the wildflowers, or doing it in late autumn or early spring when the soil is still frozen.