May 26th 2015

Slovenia - trailside chapel As the capital, Ljubljana, prepares for its year as European Green Capital 2016, this all-inclusive hiking tour promises a grass roots take on Slovenia, the former Yugoslavian country now making a name for itself as an eco-tourism destination. The Wayfarers’ founder Michael West says: 'On our exclusive Slovenian journey we are instantly transported back to a simpler time, full of old-world charm and natural beauty, a culture unchanged and pristine. 'Some 60 percent of this lovely country is covered by forest and as the capital city leads the way in a shift to eco-friendly alternatives to automobile travel, it is a perfect destination for our own 'slow travel’ ethos. 'The beauty of Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj - two of the jewels in Slovenia’s crown - is complemented by majesty; the medieval Castle of Bled and the magnificent 190-ft Savica waterfall on Lake Bohinj. 'There is the tantalising chance of spotting the scarce, short-lived Edelweiss flower during our mountain walks and we get to see traditional artisans at work in a country where, occasionally, time really does seem to have stood still!' Highlights:
  • Explore canyons and follow an underground river into the spectacular Skocjan Cave, a World Heritage Site
  • Learn about the absorbing arts of cheese-making, bee keeping and, at the famous Irina Lace School, traditional lace-making techniques.
  • Take to the water to discover the fabulous lakes of Bled and Behind and travel on the historic Transalpina railway
  • Enjoy the magnificent bridges, buildings and pathways of the capital, Ljubljana
Slovenia – Mountains, lakes and unspoiled rural life. 12-19 September 2015. Walk Level 2 – Well-trodden paths, comfortable underfoot, with a wide variety of flat and hilly terrain. Four to 10 miles of walking per day. Seven nights all-inclusive price US$4,295 per person, based on two sharing. For more information on all the Wayfarers Walks contact www.thewayfarers.com Tel: 1-800-249-4620 or email [email protected] The Wayfarers Walking Vacations 2015 brochure is available in various formats here http://bit.ly/1t2wwkr Photo captions: 1. A lakeside chapel on lovely Lake Bohinj, Slovenia.
  1. A trailside shrine in the Slovenian hills.
For more information on any of our Walks and destination images, please contact Anne King at Watershed PR on 00 44 1308 420785 or email [email protected] NOTE TO EDITORS: www.thewayfarers.com Tel: 1-800-249-4620 Facebook The Wayfarers Walking Vacations; Twitter @wayfarers; Instagram Wayfarerswalks. About The Wayfarers Walking Vacations: Founded more than 30 years ago, The Wayfarers Walking Vacations was 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 offers an eco-sensitive walking vacation of both culture and fitness in 19 countries with 40+ itineraries. Walks cover England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Norway, New Zealand, Patagonia, Alaska, Colorado, Southwest USA, and a barging/walk combination in Burgundy, France. 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, entrance tickets, maps and postcards. The Wayfarers is 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 2015 Brochure http://bit.ly/1t2wwkr ENDS

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