Beyond the Lonely planet in Slovenia

A quick look into the Lonely Planet guide for Slovenia will help you understand the country just a tiny bit. However, you will be missing out on a whole lot if the guides are all you rely upon. Slovenia has so much more to offer than a few generic tours that only recommend the biggest and most densely packed tourist centres. So join us as we explore a few places across Slovenia that you may find exciting and a perfect pick for your next trip.


Kamnik is one of the oldest cities in Slovenia. Did you know that Kamnik had its own mint in the Middle Ages, thanks to a large number of aristocratic families living there? Kamnik was also an important route for trade between Ljubljana and Celje. There are two castles in Kamnik. However, we can only refer to them as ruins right now. They are pieces of history that you can still explore and learn about the ways of life in the past. Situated atop the 585-foot high hill called Krniška Gora, Stari Grad, or Old Castle, is one of Slovenia’s most strategically placed castles. When exploring Kamnik, you must walk across Sutna. It is the main street in the city and was first mentioned in the 13th century along with the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Although it is a modern Baroque church, it only dates back to the 18th century. The locals have painted their houses is colourful pastels which adds a bit of flair to the street. Kamnik is also the site of a mass grave from the period immediately after the Second World War. The Cuzak Meadow Mass Grave is located in the southeast part of the town, in a grassy area encircled by a road on the premises of the Svit factory. The grave contains the remains of several hundred soldiers and civilians, mostly Croats but also some Serbs. Kamnik is a small charming city in Slovenia.

Velika Planina

After exploring Kamnik, you must head to Velika Planina, which is just a few kilometers away. You can also take a direct trip to Velika Planina from Ljubljana as a day trip. Velika Planina translates to big pasture, a dispersed high-elevation settlement of mostly herders’ dwellings in the Karst big Pasteur plateau in the Kamnik Alps. When you arrive, you will find the cable car’s base station that will take you up to Velika Planina. Here, you will find the most amazing green pastures of a magnificent mountain plateau situated right amid the Kamnik Alps. The most amazing things to explore and do here are the herdsmen’s settlement and tasting the freshest dairy products. You will also amaze yourself with the cottages’ unique architecture, which gives Velika Planina its charm. In addition, the mountain offers several hiking routes and mountain cycling paths if you are up for more adventure. Velika Planina has always been in a strong position on a wishlist of Slovenia Private Tour itineraries. Velika Planina is excellent for hiking.

The Karst wine route

If you are travelling to Slovenia, you must take advantage of the fine wine the country has to offer. Although small in its geographic size, Slovenia is home to some of the best wines in Europe. We recommend a wine tasting experience or a tour of the Karst wine route. Teran is a very famous wine from the Karst region. The wine’s rich, robust character is evident while the grapes are still on the vines. Teran grows in large clusters of densely packed berries with resistant skins. When you bite into a berry, its pulp bursts into your mouth. If you are looking for an authentic experience or something new, Teran is the right choice. Karst prosciutto goes extremely well with the wine from the region. The people of the Karst prize the traditions and ancient customs that are passed from generation to generation in every house.No feast or holiday in the region is complete without prosciutto, and a plate of prosciutto on the table is the time-honoured way to welcome a guest. Slovenia and Croatia tours help you to discover hidden treasures as goriska brda, amazing wine region in Slovenia.

Brkini Fruit Route

If you are not a big fan of alcohol or meat, fruit lovers must never miss the Brkini fruit route. Known for its first-class apples, and plums, Brkini will enchant you by the picturesque, green landscape, full of small clustered settlements, orchards, and cultivated fields. Whether you are on a bike or on foot, you can enjoy the many views offered by Brkini Hills. The purpose of the Brkini Fruit Road is to increase the sales of fruit and other agricultural produce and products from farms and attract as many buyers as possible. The Brkini fruit road connects 67 farms marked by signs “One plum, one glass of brandy.”brkini Slovenia.

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