So what's it like?
At the foot of the dramatic Julian Alps and on the edge of the Triglav National Park Kranjska Gora has some spectacular scenery to explore. The lush green forest hides some beautiful trails, or you can head to the lake, up to waterfalls or simply ramble along the valley dotted with small farms and picturesque lunch spots. The most popular walks in Kranjska Gora are numbered 1-20 with a map available from the tourist office. As you would expect there is everything from a gentle stroll to a full day hike. Your rep is also a qualified walking escort offering an introductory walk to help you find your bearings and at least 2 other hikes throughout the week. If you would prefer to walk alone then use the knowledge of the rep to find out the best picnic areas or to help your plan your own routes.
Why not try -
- A walk to Jasna Lake: From behind Hotel Lek follow the aqua waters of the River Pisnica up towards Jasna Lake. Surrounded by forest you will have some great photo opportunities - look up and you are surrounded by the Julian Alps. The pretty Pension Milka is right by the lake, perfect for a refreshing cold beer before you continue further into the National Park.
- The route to Planica: Starting from the Vitranc chair lift in town follow the path through meadows and towards Planica to see the world's highest ski jump. It was here that the first jump over 100m was made, and later over 200m! Why not stop off at the Dom Planica for a homemade cake or crèpe.
Kranjska Gora is an alpine town dating back to the 14th Century. Visit the Old Town where you'll find weekly local markets and the pretty church that dominates the centre. Liznjek's House is also well worth a visit - formally a rich estate the house was built in the 17th Century and now holds a superb collection of antique furniture. The proximity of Kranjska Gora makes exploring Slovenia very easy, so make sure you get out and about during your stay.
Why not try -
- The Julian Alps excursion - you'll visit a World War I fortress, Russian Chapel and have the chance to explore Bovec
- A visit to the mysterious underground world of the Postojna caves and Medieval Predjama castle
- A visit to the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana - get lost down the narrow cobbled streets before stopping off for a large ice-cream
With the mountains on your doorstep and the Soca river close by, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor activities. If mountain biking is your thing there is a superb bike park at the top of the Vitranc cable car with jumps, tables and seesaws. But if you prefer to stay on the flat there are over 300km of marked cycle trails. Try your hand at fishing in the alpine river, or if you are an adrenaline junkie there is everything from canyoning to white water rafting on the Soca river.
Why not try -
- The cycle trail through 3 countries in one day (the Italian border is just 5km away and Austria 4km!)
- A day kayaking down the emerald green waters of the Soca river and stopping off for a picnic en route
- Tearing down the mountain on the summer luge
• cycling (with a 150km of cycling trails) • mountain bike park • tennis • mini-golf • fishing (great for trout fishing - permit required) • swimming pools at Hotel Lek, Hotel Kompas and the Aqua Larix complex