One of the things I definitely wanted to do when visiting Slovenia back in September was hiking.
Since I live in one of the flattest countries in the world, the Netherlands, I started missing Slovenian nature and the mountains more and more. Therefore, I try to go hiking every time I go home so I can soak up all the greenery possible for the upcoming months in the lowlands. :)
Even though our initial plan was hiking to Triglav, our highest mountain, we looked at the weather forecast and decided to hike to Kamnik Saddle in Kamnik Savinja Alps instead. This mountain has a maximum altitude of 1903 meters.
We started the hike in the stunning Logar Valley in Solčava region, which is in the northern part of Slovenia. This beautiful Alpine glacial valley takes my breath away every single time I get to see it. I always feel like I’m looking at one giant live version of a postcard. :)
Once we started the hike it took us around 10 minutes to reach Rinka falls – one of the most famous waterfalls in Slovenia. With a drop of 105
From there we continued to Okrešelj lodge – a mountain lodge on 1378 meters which is surrounded by 4 different mountain peaks. The hike up there was quite steep and it took us about 45 minutes to reach, but the views we saw along the way were already worth the sweat.
Once we reached Okrešelj lodge we had a little snack break and tried to take in all the stunning views that surrounded us.
We continued with our hike and even though the hiking paths in Slovenia are very well marked we somehow missed one mark and did a little detour. And by little, I mean a detour which took around an hour of our time. Whoops!
Nonetheless, after around two more hours of
It’s so funny that I started appreciating our beautiful nature and mountains only once I moved away from Slovenia. But I think that’s life, you crave and you miss things you simply can’t or don’t have at that moment. Do you feel the same?
Have you been hiking in Slovenia? What are your favourite hiking spots?