Savinja Valley connects: Solčava, Luče, Gornji Grad, Ljubno ob Savinji, Rečica ob Savinji, Nazarje, Mozirje, along with Šmartno ob Paki.
Savinjska valley is a fascinating valley of immense and beautiful alpine nature and relaxing rural environment. It is a true jewel for visitors looking for an active vacation in a remote world. It presents opportunity for various activities for families and couples, that offer relaxing corners where you can truly unplug, hiking, mountaineering, sightseeing of natural wonders, exquisite cuisine. Here you will be impressed by the exceptional places that tell authentic stories and conquer the hearts of travellers with the hospitality of the locals. If you will have enough time and curiosity visit neighbouring Šaleška valley.
Solčava and Luče, a relaxing escape to the Kamnik-Savinja Alps
Solčava and Luče will impress you with nature and the way of life brought by the Kamniško-Savinjske Alps: the famous Logarska Valley with the Rinka Falls, mysterious Snow Cave, the legendary Igla and the exceptional ethnological heritage that the locals have always been very proud of. Here the traveller will really enjoy it if he takes enough time for active, relaxing walks, spiced with a good measure of local cuisine.
Zadrečka Valley and Gornji Grad, Tea, Bees and the Largest Baroque Cathedral in Slovenia
The pastor likes to open the door to the largest baroque cathedral in Slovenia and share the stories of Gornji Grad and Benedictine monastery.During the Middle Ages and later on , the bishops of Ljubljana had a summer residence in Gornji Grad. Today in Gornji Grad, it smells of stunning herbs and teas prepared by young herbalists in the Herbal Village. Every year they pay homage to the beekeeping tradition at the Beekeeping Festival. Also if you like to exercise in nature you can visit the nearby popular Menina Planina or hike to Lepenatko.
Ljubno and Rečica ob Savinji, from fishing to energetic active holidays
Ljubno ob Savinji, famous for organizing the FIS World Cup ski jumping competition for women, is a true paradise for lovers of fishing and camping. If you like camping, do not miss the holidays at the Menina campsite (Rečica ob Savinji), where from late spring to autumn you can find energy, animated activities and sporting opportunities. Water sports, organized hiking in Kamnik-Savinja Alps, guided mountain bike excursions offer amazing experiences in the Savinja Valley.
Skiing in Mozirje, Experience the cultural heritage of Nazarje
Largest Baroque building in Slovenia stands at the confluence of the Savinja and Dreta, in the town of Nazarje, it is the true spiritual centre of the Upper Savinja Valley. Castle Vrbovec houses the Museum of Forestry and Woodworking, up on the hill above it lies the Franciscan Monastery with a rich library. From Nazarij to Mozirje, along the river Savinja, there is a promenade that leads to Mozirski gaj Flower Park. Above Mozirje, Golte proudly raises, a popular Slovenian ski resort and a great location for active summer vecation.
Šmartno ob Paki, a walk along the wine routes.
Are you a fan of wine and alpine ambiance? Šmartno ob Paki is adorned with beautiful alpine vineyards, among which are winding lovely roads that are perfect for cycling. Treat yourself to an organized bike trip with a visit to the old vineyard cottages or visit any of the popular events such as the Late Summer Festival and Happy Martin’s Saturday.