Northwest Slovenia

Sandwiched between Italy, Austria and Croatia, compact Slovenia, with its charming capital Ljubljana, easy travel, developing wine industry and pocket of coastline, is an appealing destination on any journey through Europe. For the adventure-minded, or for those who just want to camp in a beautiful lakeside setting, the northwest region is perfect.

Nestled below the stunning Julian Alps are the very different twin lakes of Bled and Bohinj. From here you can carry on to the Soča Valley, right by the Italian border, for hiking, kayaking and rafting adventures.

Where to stay

Best guest house for views of Lake Bled: Guest House Mlino

Best for lake views: Grand Hotel Toplice

Rough costs

Daily budget: Basic €45, occasional treat €65
Drink: Pivo (beer) €2.50 for half a litre
Food: Pizza €5–7
Hostel/budget hotel: €18/€60
Travel: Train: Ljubljana–Maribor €9; bus: Ljubljana–Bled €7

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