Slovenia’s rivers and lakes and the Slovene part of the Adriatic Sea offer various water-related sports from traditional boating for relaxation to adrenaline-inducing whitewater descents over waterfalls and rapids.
On the coast there are schools for diving, sailing, and nautical skills, as well as swimming lessons. Various agencies rent boats and water scooters along with other equipment for water sports. Also available are the thrills of parasailing, water skiing, and windsurfing.
Slovenia is an excellent place for sport and recreation; active holidays are possible in all parts of the country during all seasons.
Golf has become an increasingly popular sport among the lovers of active holidays; it is played not only by Slovenians but also by our foreign visitors. It has been popular in our country since the year 1938. At that time the golf course at picturesque Bled was opened. Today golfers are welcome to eight golf courses and numerous practice areas.
2. Cuisine and food
Slovenia is a hospitable country which surprises its visitors with the abundance of traditional Slovenian food as well as culinary masterpieces which originated outside the country but have received a Slovenian touch.
Special delights are the wines – from quality to top quality specialty wines, predicate wines and sparkling wines. On the coast you should try Teran, Rumeni Muškat, Malvazija and Rebula. The specialty of the Posavje Region is Cviček, a Slovene wine with a light taste and low alcohol. Vine growing hills of the Podravje Region in the east boast excellent specialty wines such as Renski Rizling, Traminec, Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Ranina and many other top quality wines. Numerous wine cellars in Slovenia offer wine tasting and the inns and restaurants you can consult experienced sommeliers.
3. Tourist farms
Holidays in the countryside at one of more than two hundred Slovenian tourist farms are an unforgettable experience – holidays far from crowds and everyday rush which offer a close contact with nature and people with their culture, wisdom, customs and habits.
Your friendly hosts will serve delicious home cooked meals you will try genuine home made wines and brandies. A relaxing rest on the traditional ceramic heating stove, captivating scent of new-mown hay or helping with the farm work will remind you of the link between the Slovenian farmer and the land.
The mighty but easily accessible Julian Alps, the tourist area in this attractive geographical area are linked by the offer of four developed tourist towns: Bled, Kranjska Gora, Bohinj and Bovec with the Soča Valley. Most of the area is in the Triglav National Park which measures 85 hectares and is one of the largest natural parks in Europe. The park lies in the vicinity of high stony mountains including Mount Triglav (2864 m); the highest mountain of Slovenia - and deep river gorges, highland karst potholes and friendly highlands.