At first glance looking out the window of your hotels in Ljubljana, you probably would think, as did I “Wow, what a quaint laid back little city this is”.
You took a stroll around checking out the numerous cafes and bars along the river, including my favourites Bikofe and Tozd. Took in the surrounding scenery like the three bridges, castle and squares. And now you are all set to head back to your hotel to maybe have a siesta? Well guess again. There are heaps of activities in Slovenia that really take advantage of the many surrounding rivers and mountains.
Canoeing is huge in Slovenia, maybe give this a go? Slovenia held the ICF Canoe slalom World Championships in 1955, 1991 and 2010. Located on a Polygon on the Sava, eight kilometres northwest of the city centre, is the Tacen White Water Course. This is a great place to watch local Slovenians practice and might inspire you to look up a local tour offering canoeing along the rivers outside of Ljubljana.
Looking out your windows of those hotels in Slovenia, is it winter? Well then skiing could be on your list. 600 metres long, two ski lifts and five ski jumping hills! If this excites you, head to Gunclje in the northwestern part of the city. This is where even the Slovenian Olympic and World Cup medalists train.
OK, so this is only two and there are many more outdoor activities that thrive in Ljubljana’s surrounding villages. Hopefully this article has enticed you enough to jump on the web within those hotels in Ljubljana and escape for a hike, paddle or ski in a distant village!