Selected areas in central/southern Slovenia

I organize my tours in the Notranjška region in Slovenia. While this area is not very touristic, it has many attractions to offer. below, I provide some links to what else you can do here. 

This is a personal selection of what I like and not a complete list. The tourist information centers provide further links and also list all places where you can sleep and eat. The map on the right shows the location of the valleys. The numbers on this map refer to the meeting points for my tours. 

Lož valley (Loška dolina)

Tourist information center (with information about a marked trail and accommodations) – Lož

Bear watching – Lož

Bear watching for professional photographers – Markovec

Snežnik castle – Kozarišče

Križna jama cave – from Lož northwards in the direction of Bloška polica

Guided excursions and an ethnographic exhibition – Zgornje poljane. 

Cerknica Valley and Lake Cerknica

Museum of lake Cerknica – Dolenje jezero

Visitors center of Notranjska regional park (with information about marked trails and accommodations) – Dolenje jezero

Heritage house – Dolenja vas

Kayak rental – Dolenje jezero

Bloke plateau

Tourist information center Bloke – Nova vas (information on the municipality website)

Bloke skiing museum – Nova vas

Planina valley

Planina cave – Planina

Haasberg mansion ruins – Laze


Tourist information center – Postojna

Karst museum – Postojna

Postojna cave and Predjama castle – Postojna & Predjama

Pivka valley

Green Karst tourist information – Pivka

Museum of military history – Pivka

Ekomuseum – visotors centre – Slovenska vas

Prem castle – Prem, Ilirska Bistrica

Various links

Hanna and Chris at Lipizzaner lodge with links to more places than you can visit in a year 🙂  

Petra in Kočevje guide and photographer in the primeval forest

Jana at Bonistra at the Slovenian coast, with all natural plant oils

Nina in Kostanjevica, in the far eastern part of Slovenia, with the most beautiful guesthouse of all

Peter at Vestigium with beautifully made bronze casts of animal footprints. 

Dušan and colleagues at the (relatively) far Kožjanski park, which is well worth the travel distance 🙂 – do not forget castle Podsreda!