Just a short drive from Lake Bled and back in the Triglav National Park, the Julian Alps provide the backdrop for Lake Bohinj. Lake Bled may well be the jewel in Slovenia's crown but what Lake Bohinj lacks by way of a castle, and island, it more than makes up for in sheer understated beauty. We actually visited the area twice, at the beginning of our tour of Slovenia and again at… Read More

After watching other people use the Ski lifts, we decided to pay for a days pass each so that we could use the bike park. The park had an offering of green (easy), blue (a bit more difficult) and black routes (suitable for teenagers who have no regard for their own safety). The lifts have a hook that you can attach your bike to, allowing you to just ride the downhill sections… Read More

We actually decided to return to Rogla, a) because it was free to stay with all the services we need and b) because we wanted to do more of the walking paths/cycling this side of the mountain. Luckily and thankfully, the weather the second time round was beautiful! We spent many days walking around the multitude of paths and made daily stops at some of the cafe's in the resort. When it's… Read More

Rogla is a place we'd visit twice in Slovenia. The first time it was a wild and windy place atop the mountain, where we spent a few free nights and had tobatten down the hatches when heavy thunderstorms rolled in. Unable to enjoy what it had to offer and with the weather being so poor, we decide to move onto Kope, a ski resort above Slovenj Gradec. As we usually find on… Read More

Maribor is the second biggest city in Slovenia, our camper contact app told us there was a restaurant just outside the city where we could park for free and stay the night so we headed for that. Arriving at the restaurant there was another van there but no sign designating motorhome parking so we went into the restaurant to ask. The waitress confirmed we could park stay for free. This is where… Read More

In the north of Slovenia we stayed at the village of Luce, again at an amazingly cheap campsite that gave us the luxury of spending a few days exploring the area. Camped in the shade of the trees with the river running alongside, it turned out to be one of our favourite places. Our second day in Luce was Adams birthday, Chief delivered the mail and once the birthday cards were opened… Read More

After a thoroughly enjoyable few days foray into Italy we returned to continue our tour of Slovenia. Setting off early from the Fusine lakes we stopped on route at another breathtakingly beautiful lake for a quick breakfast and Chief's customary morning swim. Crossing back into the northern tip of the Triglav national park we set our sights on the Soca valley. Our chosen route avoided the Trenta pass as it is deemed… Read More

Following the recommendation of a tourist we met in Kranska Gora we decided to visit the Fusine lakes which were just a short hop over the Italian border. We planned to spend the day there but as we pulled up it was clear that not only were these two little twin lakes very pretty but there were about 10 other vans there and we realised we had stumbled upon a free place… Read More

On the far northern tip of the Triglav national park we visited Planica and stayed at the site of their winter sport Olympic training facility. There is an Aire on site here and it turned out to be a really nice quiet place with fantastic facilities.  Planica is famous for ski jumping with many ski jumping records having been achieved there over the decades, it boasts one of the 6 longest ski… Read More

Approaching Slovenia in the midday heat, we set our sights on driving to lake Bled, one of the most popular destinations in Slovenia. We were a bit apprehensive as we had found in Italy all of the main tourist attractions had been particularly busy. We don’t cope especially well in busy places, but as with Venice we knew once we’d seen it we could retreat to somewhere a little more sedate.  Approaching… Read More