Paragliding

In Slovenia, you can do many active outings and sports. The country is great for cycling, mountain sports and water sports.


PARACHUTE TANDEM FLIGHTS

Best tandem paragliding flights in Slovenia with more than 20 years of experiences! Experience Logar Valley and Upper Savinja Valley.

You can choose among 3 options, from more peaceful – panoramic flights, to the ones with more adrenaline. No matter how brave you are, you will surely be able to find an option tailored to your desires. Be it a good adventure or an adrenalin high, our experienced paragliders at Impulse will make sure to satisfy your cravings for flying in the sky.

Information about the flights can be found on the website of Impulse.si

Licenced, competent and experienced pilots

A competent paragliding instructor and tandem pilot, Peter Remšak is the one responsible for the organisation of tandem flights at Impulse. He has 20 years of flying experience, including several years of competitive flying that usually involves flying over mountainous terrains in extreme conditions. Our knowledge about flying can now be passed on to our passengers, who can enjoy seeing the world from up above – with no previous knowledge and in the company of an experienced pilot.

Where and how we fly

Treat yourself to a completely new experience or – if you’re already familiar with the expansion of spirit while freely gliding above valleys, lakes and forests – enjoy a repeat flight! With the help of our pilots, you can choose between tranquil flights over the countryside below, with smaller height differences, and (upon request) height-based, adrenaline-filled flight options for those who crave adventure. There are various types of tandem flights available: BASIC, MAXI AND SPECIAL flights. Experience adventure paragliding Slovenia.

Groups are welcome

At Impulse, we also organize group flights. Transfer service to the airfield is available. Classic sports attire is recommended. Flights must be booked in advance.


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New Holidayhome Kašta

We are adding a new holidayhome near the place Luče in Slovenia!

This house is located on a mountainside with nice views over the valley.
The house has a nice natural look and is finished in wood. The bar under the house and the lovely terrace offer lovely places to sit and enjoy the views and each other.

You can see the information about the house and book it on this page

Waterfalls

In Slovenia, you can find a lot of waterfalls. Not surprising, with all those mountains and the water flowing through them. There are more than 300 waterfalls in Slovenia. We won’t go through them all.


Savica Waterfall

Near Lake Bohinj you will find the beautiful Savica waterfall, which can only be reached on foot. A walk through an enchanting green landscape with beautiful views of the surrounding area. That nature in Slovenia would be beautiful, we expected. But so beautiful, that took us by surprise too. I am eager to show you some more of the country. Starting with the Savica waterfall. Walk with me through the Slovenian landscape to one of the most beautiful waterfalls we have seen in ages.

Hiking to the Savica Waterfall

From Lake Bohinj, you drive along a narrow road, one of those you hope you don’t meet oncoming traffic, through the woods to the starting point of the hiking trail to the Savica waterfall. Park your car or bike, buy a ticket and you are ready for a very nice hike.

Beautiful views
The hike to the Savica waterfall starts off right away. From minute 1, the path leads you up steep stairs. You will definitely get hot while walking. But the hard work is definitely rewarded. The surroundings are incredibly green and during the hike you will have several lookouts with amazing views of the green mountains with Lake Bohinj in the background.

The higher you get, the more beautiful the landscape becomes. Dense forests give way to green-covered white cliffs and in the background you start to hear the murmur of the waterfall. The moment you pass the final bend, an almost magical spectacle unfolds. The Savica waterfall is a picture for good reason. It is not spectacularly large or ferocious, but rather refined and fits perfectly into the landscape.

Good to know

  • Visiting the waterfall is not free. An entrance ticket costs €3 per person, which is actually a great price. In fact, for this money you get a beautiful hike and an almost priceless view of the waterfall.
  • From Lake Bohinj, it takes about 15 minutes to drive to the car park near the waterfall. This is the starting point of the hike.
  • We walked the hike to the Savica waterfall in about 20 minutes. The way up is steep, which makes the hike quite tough.
  • Leave your flip-flops at home and opt for a pair of trainers or trainers. Much more comfortable for this short hike. Hiking boots are of course also possible.

Kozjak waterfall

Not far from Kobarid, above the emerald green Soča River, there is a gorge of the Kozjak stream, where the 15-metre-high Kozjak Waterfall particularly stands out. This popular natural sight creates the image of a heavenly corner hidden from the everyday world by tall, dark walls, covered in limestone sediments, just like in the karstic caves.

An arranged footpath will lead you to the waterfall. In some places, it is complemented by small wooden bridges and ends with a terrace with a mystical view of the rocky amphitheatre with a green pool and a white beam of water.

The mysterious Kozjak waterfall, which is captured in a stony chamber, is according to many the most beautiful waterfall in Slovenia.

The Kozjak Stream, which springs in several headwater sections high under Krnčica (2,142 m), flows through multiple pools and six waterfalls, of which only two are accessible to visitors: in addition to the Veliki Kozjak (Kozjak Waterfall), there is the slightly lower, 8-metre-high Mali Kozjak waterfall.

Kozjak Waterfall, the Protected Natural Area
The Kozjak Stream with waterfalls is a protected natural treasure. Even though the Kozjak Waterfall is an excellent destination for a walk in the hot summer days, because the steep walls preserve the pleasant coolness and slightly lower temperatures, the pool under the waterfall is not suitable for bathing. Help preserve the original experience of the Kozjak Waterfall for other visitors too and only choose bathing areas next to the Soča, Nadiža and Idrijca rivers for bathing.


Other waterfalls

Gorges

There are several gorges in Slovenia. They are all beautiful pieces of nature, with impressive waters.


Vintgar Gorge

Through this famous gorge, flows the Radovna River. It is 1.16 km long and light north of Lake Bled, on the edge of Triglav National Park. You walk from the entrance on wooden and stone footpaths, along the river. The river has a beautiful turquoise colour and it is so clear you can see the fish swimming.

The water is not suitable for swimming. It flows too fast and is cold. However, you can reach the water around some places. To do so, you have to climb over some rocks. Climbing the stones also makes it fun for the children, besides the beauty of the gorge.

At the end of the gorge is a waterfall. Some people think that the falling water at the dam is the waterfall, but this is not so. So when you get to the dam, walk on to see the real waterfall. There is a small kiosk here. At the bottom of the waterfall, you can swim in the water. To get here, a path leads down from the right side of the kiosk.

The gorge is incredibly touristy. So it can be very crowded. At the end, you can choose to walk a route further, but most people take the same path back. The paths are narrow, so when it is crowded, you regularly have to wait for oncoming traffic to pass.

Despite being so touristy, it really is a must-see in Slovenia.


Tolmin Gorges

In north-east Slovenia, in the Triglav national park, you will find the Tolmin and Zadlsascica gorges. However, the name Tolmin is often used for both gorges together. These gorges were created by the Tolminska River and together they are about 2 kilometres long. The river is clear and has a beautiful turquoise colour. The greenery around the river is very beautiful. If you want to hike here, you need hiking boots with good grip. The path is steep in some places with quite a few steps. Especially if it has rained, the paths can be slippery.

Starting point is in Zatolmin and you will pass several natural phenomena. One is a thermal heat source, where the water averages between 18 and 21°C. There is also a large stone stuck between the walls of the gorge, called ‘the bear’s head’. A beautiful waterfall can be seen behind the bear head.

If you want to go here with children, make sure they have good mobility. The steep path can be very challenging, but therefore fun.


Other Gorges

Mostnica Gorge
Soča Gorge
Mlinarica Gorge

Beach

Slovenia’s coastline is only 47 kilometres long. Beach holidays are therefore not something you can do well in Slovenia. Besides, there are few sandy beaches. However, this does not mean that the beaches are not beautiful.

Slovenian beaches consist largely of pebble beaches.

Caves

Slovenia has a beautiful underground world. The caves are very impressive and you really shouldn’t miss them.


Škocjanske jama

This impressive cave was formed by the river flowing through it: the Reka. The river flows 50 kilometres above ground and then goes underground in the Karst area. It is the largest underground ravine in Europe and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for a reason.

If you visit the cave, you will first have to walk with the park’s guides to the entrance, which is about 500 metres away. When you go inside, you will first come to the Tiha Jama, or silent cave, where you will encounter numerous stalactite formations.

After that, you come to the underground ravine of the Reka. There is an illuminated walkway along the rock face and you will cross the Cerkvenik bridge, which is 15 metres above the river bed. The path is partly a sloping slope, and the rest are stairs. So nice climbing and scrambling.

During the tour, the guide occasionally tells some things. Whether you can see and hear the river depends on the weather. Apart from the illuminated walkway, there is no lighting. You can see the river only by indirect light from outside. When it has rained a lot, there is more water in the river, you can hear it better than if there was a dry spell.

When you almost get outside, and the guide points it out, you may take some photos. Outside, you have to make a choice, will you walk (back), or take the lift up? With children, we definitely recommend taking the lift.

Despite these caves not being as well known as Postojna’s, it can be crowded. You enter the cave in a large group and you are not allowed to take photos. The guides cannot speak Dutch, which is a pity for the children, but if you can speak English or German, it is easy to follow. This way, the children can practise their language skills!


Postojna Jama

This cave is the most accessible of all the caves in Slovenia, and it is the most visited cave in Europe. You can take a large group through the cave in a little train, very special and fun for the kids. Here you can see the beauty of the Karst landscape, including stalactites and stalagmites. After a 2-kilometre ride, you continue on foot through the caves. The guide tells some interesting things, and perhaps a fun story.

You can combine your visit to the cave with a visit to Predjama Castle, or explore the entire Postojnska jama park. The park includes the castle, as well as Hotel Jama. Here, besides staying overnight, you can visit secret rooms. These rooms show the history of the secret service of the former Yugoslavia.

The park also includes a vivarium, where you can see baby dragons! Unfortunately, they are not real dragons, but that is what the Olms are called because they look quite similar. These special little animals live their entire lives in the caves. They are the only vertebrates in Europe that live exclusively in caves.

There is also an exhibition on the Karst and the caves. Its history is shown in a modern and interactive way.

If you are curious about how a miller spends his day, you can do so at the Modrijan Homestead near the Pivka Ponor River.


Other Caves

Krizna jama
Jame Vilenica
Kostanjeviška jama

Lakes

In total, some 321 lakes can be found in Slovenia. Quite a lot, in other words. Although, some are more like ponds in terms of surface area… We’d like to help you get some more information about some of the lakes.


Lake Bled

Lake Bled is Slovenia’s best-known and most touristic lake. The lake is known for how fairytale-like it looks. This is because of the picturesque island, the castle overlooking the lake, blue water and the green mountains around it. You can sail, kayak and swim in the lake. You can walk around it, which gives you beautiful views. This walk is about 6 kilometres. On this walk, you will pass places where you can have a nice swim.

To get to the islet, you can rent a boat or join a pletna. This is not cheap, but it is a nice experience.

Despite being so touristy, it really is a must-see in Slovenia.

Want to read more about the village of Bled? Read this page.


Lake Bohinj

Lake Bohinj is a little quieter than Lake Bled. The water is beautifully blue and the lake is surrounded by mountains. You can sail on the lake, as long as it is not a motorised vehicle. You can swim in it, and the water is even a bit warmer (or less cold…) than Lake Bled.

There are plenty of walks to do from the lake, and you can walk around the lake.


Other lakes

  • Jasna
  • Cerknica
  • Kreda
  • Planšarsko jezero
  • Lovrenška jezera

Nature Parks

Slovenia has several nature parks, such as Triglav national park. Each park has a special environment and different biodiversity.


Triglav National Park

In the Julian Alps lies Slovenia’s highest mountain: Triglav. Its name means the three-headed by the formation of the mountain, and it is some 2,864 metres high. The park surrounding it is named after the mountain: Triglav national park (Triglavski narodni park).

The park is one of Slovenia’s most famous parks. The park is 838 km2, which is 4% of Slovenia’s surface area. The north of the park is mountainous, but as you go further south, it is sloping, with the lowest point at 180 metres. The difference is almost 2,700 metres!

You can experience the real Alpine feeling well in this park with its mountains, green valleys, diversity of flora and fauna and waters. One of Slovenia’s most famous legends takes place in Triglav national park: Goldenhorn or Zlatorog in Slovenian. The kingdom of Goldenhorn is home to magnificent treasures, at least according to legend

The park includes many wonders such as Bohinj, Soča valley, Kranjska Gora and Bled.

In this park, you can do a fun hike with children: the Goldenhorn Fairyland hike. The walk is named after the aforementioned legend. It is a free walk, but you can take a guided tour, or buy a booklet with a map. This walk aims to promote experiential learning. The central theme of the walk is legends, which are told on signs at various places. Should you want to read them back later, you can do so, as they are in the booklet. In addition, there are assignments that can be carried out. These assignments are very fun and challenging for the children. How long the walk takes depends on how much time you spend at the playgrounds. You can take 1 hour, but also easily half a day.


Sečovlje Salina Nature Park

In Slovenia, salt is extracted in salt fields in the traditional way. The Sečovlje Salina nature park shows the history of salt extraction and how it is done. In addition, the park is filled with unique biodiversity. This is because the salt pans is a special wetland where plant and animal species have adapted to the extreme living conditions of salt water. In the park, you can enjoy this special nature.

The park has two entrances. The first is in Lera, and the second at Fontanigge. It is important to take your passport with you when you want to go to the second entrance, as it lies between Slovenia and Croatia. There is wellness to be found, but to go here you need to have booked in advance. Unfortunately, visiting the park is not free. For current prices, check the park’s website.

If you want to go through the second entrance to the salt museum, you can go by bike. We do recommend this as it is about 2.5 km. It is possible to cycle towards the sea.

We recommend visiting the park at the end of the day, so you will be less affected by the sun and get a nice view with the setting sun. A visit to this park can be well combined with a visit to Piran.


Other parks

  • Rakov Škocjan
  • Kozjanski park
  • Strunjan national park
  • Zelenci nature reserve

Villages and towns

There are hundreds of villages & towns to be found in Slovenia. Many of these have retained their historical charm, and are really worth a visit. But which ones are fun to visit with children? We have compiled an overview for you with the villages & towns we would like to tell you more about.

The following Slovenian villages and towns are discussed:


Ljubljana

Ljubljana is really not to be missed when you go to Slovenia. It is Slovenia’s main and largest city, with around 250,000 inhabitants. The city was named the European Green Capital in 2016, and that is definitely noticeable when you visit it, there is a nice relaxed atmosphere. There is a lot to do and is perfect for a city break. Everything is within walking distance of each other, which is nice for the kids.

The city is divided into two parts by the river Ljubljanica. This river used to be an important source of income, but today you will find many cosy terraces along its banks. It is a nice place to take walks along it. On the river itself, you can do many fun activities. You can take a cruise, or go kayaking or SUPing yourself.

Ljuljanski Grad, Ljubljana’s castle, is not to be missed when visiting the city. It dates back to the Middle Ages and sits on a hill in the centre of the city. It was built on the hill for its strategic location. It was used by provincial rulers until the early 17th century, and after this it was used as a prison for a while. The castle is largely open to the public. Some rooms are used for events and exhibitions.

The castle can be reached by walking up or taking the funicular. A funicular is a kind of inclined lift or cable car. During the ride up, there is a nice view of the city. When you have arrived at the courtyard, you have to make a choice about what to visit, as there are many attractions.

There are several nice museums to visit in Ljubljana. There are a few described on the Museums page.

You can also visit a zoo, where you can see animals from all over the world.


Bled

Bled is a small town in north-west Slovenia with a population of about 11,000. It is one of the most popular destinations in Slovenia. It is very photogenic because of the lake with its picturesque island. On the lake, you can do many fun water activities, such as boating or swimming.

To get to the islet in Lake Bled, you can take a pletna. If you want to sail yourself, the easiest way is to rent a boat locally. On the islet you will find the Church of the Assumption of Mary with the well-known ‘wishing bell’. It got this name because of the legend. When you visit the church, you get to ring the bell yourself and make a wish! In doing so, you show respect to the Virgin Mary, which will then make your wish come true, according to the legend. The church and church tower can be visited for a fee.

If you do like to swim, you can do so in Lake Bled. The water is quite fresh, so it is nice to enjoy this on a hot day, or after a walk! Be mindful of the boats though, and try not to swim to the islet, it’s further than it looks….

Despite the fact that Bled is known for the lake, there is plenty to do on land. You can go to the dinopark, the castle, go down a toboggan run, visit the Vintgar gorge and enjoy good food.

A summer toboggan run can be found at Straža Bled. This track is 520m, you can toboggan down the mountain here at max 40 km/h with an altitude difference of 131m and an angle of about 25%.

Bled has a traditional dish called the Bled cream cake, also called ‘Kremna rezina’ in Slovenian. This cake was first made in 1953. Characterised by layers of light vanilla cream, custard and puff pastry. When you go to Bled, you must try this tasty pastry!


Maribor

Maribor is Slovenia’s 2nd largest city with around 100,000 inhabitants. It lies on the Drau River and belonged to Austria for a long time. One of the main sources of income here is wine. So if you want to taste wine, Maribor is a good place to do so.

It is a pretty town, but there are no attractions specifically aimed at families.


Piran

Piran is a port town with around 3,700 inhabitants and it is one of the most touristic coastal towns in Slovenia. Located on the coast, it is also called the Venice of Slovenia. It is a cosy town with a beautiful historic centre and many narrow streets. Along the water is a nice promenade with many eateries.

In the centre is St George’s Cathedral. This cathedral was built on the remains of Roman buildings and has a beautiful interior. You can climb the tower, from which you get a nice view of the square called Tartinijcv trg and the harbour. When you turn around, you can see the old city walls on the hill.


Celje

Celje is Slovenia’s 3rd largest city with around 50,000 inhabitants. Located northeast of Ljubljana, it has a rich history. You can see that history in the castle and monastery.


Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora is a village in north-west Slovenia with a population of about 1,400. Among other things, it functions as an entrance to Triglav National Park.

The village is mainly known as a winter sports destination, but it has plenty to offer outside winter. Even though the ski jump can only be used when there is snow, it is beautiful to see when the snow is not there.

The nature around Kransjka Gora is very beautiful. You’ll find beautiful lakes here, for example, like Lake Jasna. And if you like cycling, this village is a great base.

You will also find a toboggan run here. Here you can toboggan down the 1,500m toboggan run in about 5 minutes. Very fun, for you and your child.


Šmartno

Šmartno is a small village in the municipality of Brda with around 200 inhabitants. It is a very small village, but incredibly beautiful. It has beautiful views, cosy shops and delicious wine. In fact, Brda is the wine region of Slovenia. Definitely a nice place to visit if you want to taste delicious wines.