April 26th 2016

THE WAYFARERS WALKING VACATIONS’ SLOVENIA WALK TAKES IN THE GREEN CAPITAL OF EUROPE 2016


Ljubljana, European Green Capital 2016, is the start point for The Wayfarers Walking Vacations’ fall Walk in Slovenia.

As countries go, Slovenia is a mere youngster. Just 25-years-old this year, this tiny gem is making a name for itself as a safe 'must-see' destination.

The capital, Ljubljana, has all the charm of Prague in miniature. It achieved its green accolade thanks to an ambitious scheme that transformed a once traffic-choked city into a haven for cyclists and pedestrians.

Dubbed the 'green heart of Europe', Slovenia is at the crossroads of Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary. More than a third lies within the Europe-wide network of Natura 2000 protected areas, and 60% is covered by forest.

A haven for food and wine lovers, Slovene cuisine is building a worldwide reputation for its irresistible mix of flavors and styles.

The Wayfarers’ founder Michael West says: 'Slovenia really is a European gem.

'The landscape is breathtaking. From the lakes and mountains of the Julian Alps to the underground river leading to the Skocjan Cave, a World Heritage Site in its own right, and the fairytale Lake Bled, it is the perfect hiking destination.

'Ljubljana is a charming and inspiring city and throughout our tour we are truly spoiled with the wonderful food and wines of Slovenia.

'Because we take care of everything, all our Wayfarers need to to do is enjoy this lovely, unspoiled country, which is fast becoming one of Europe’s most sought-after destinations for all those who love nature and appreciate deep-rooted local culture.'

Highlights of The Wayfarers’ trip include:

  • The capital, Ljubljana, European Green Capital 2016
  • Incredible caves and river canyons
  • Hiking in the pure mountain air of the Julian Alps
  • Beautiful Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj
  • Strong local culture, unchanged for centuries

Slovenia Walk Information

Slovenia – Mountains, lakes and unspoiled rural life

Next departure 10 September 2016.

Walk level 2 on well-trodden paths, comfortable underfoot, with a wide variety of flat and hilly terrain. 4-10 miles walking per day.

Seven nights all-inclusive price US$ 4,395 per person, based on two sharing.

sloveniaHiking to a hilltop chapel. sloveniaBeautiful Lake Bohinj


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About The Wayfarers Walking Vacations:

Founded more than 30 years ago, The Wayfarers Walking Vacations were named by National Geographic Traveler as purveyor of one of the ‘50 Tours of a Lifetime,’ and by National Geographic Adventure as one of the ‘Best Hiking Companies,’ The Wayfarers offer eco-sensitive hiking vacations in 18 countries with 40+ itineraries. Seeing local cultures and place on foot and up-close, they provide the ultimate in Slow Travel.

Walks cover England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Germany, Austria, Norway, New Zealand, Patagonia, Colorado and Southwest USA.

Wayfarers’ Walks offer exclusive entrees into homes and gardens otherwise closed to the public, graceful accommodations, outstanding cuisine, and meetings with local residents. Walks are from 6-13 days and are rated on a five-level challenge scale. Price per person is all-inclusive from Day One: including all transfers, hotel accommodation, full board plus twice daily snacks, wine with dinner, tips, and entrance tickets.

The Wayfarers are a member of Trusted Adventures, www.trustedadventures.com, dedicated to the highest standards of small-group travel and supporting local economies.

The Wayfarers Walk Away Guide explains the benefits and practicalities of walking vacations and is guaranteed to inspire new walkers. Available free of charge at http://www.thewayfarers.com/walkawayguide

The Wayfarers 2016 brochure http://bit.ly/1t2wwkr

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