August is the ideal month for a journey that follows paths in harmony with nature, admiring its beauties through space and time, discovering the byways of Slovenia. The routes recommended by the Slovenian Tourist Board are the Emerald Trail, the Path of the Wind, the Amber Path, the Path of the Sun, the Path of the Ambulanti e the Auricorno Path.
Il Emerald Trail crossed by the Soča river, it will take you to discover Kranjska Gora and the Triglav National Park, the green pearl of Slovenia with 840 square km of forests, streams, waterfalls, mountains and lakes; Bovec where you can try kayaking, rafting, canyoning or paragliding, you will then reach Kobarid notorious for the greatest defeat of the Italian army during the First World War. Between wine-growing areas and the Vipava valley you will find yourself in Nova Gorica, an extension of Gorizia in Slovenian territory.
Il Path of the Wind to the southwest it will allow you to cross the Sečovlje Salina Park until you reach the Adriatic Sea of Portoroz and Piran where you can taste excellent fish dishes. Continuing towards Izola, a small fishing town, and the medieval Koper you will immerse yourself in the Karst. Among caves, villages and forests is Lipica famous for its stable of Lipizzan horses. Do not miss the well-known Postojna Cave. The route ends in medieval Roman Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia. A city with a rich cultural history, its medieval historic center is characterized by the unmistakable Baroque style and the Secession style.
Il Amber Trail starts from Ljubljana and heads north. In the footsteps of the ancestors, you will pass through alpine villages, the coal basin of the Sava valley, the historic Kamnik, the Stari grad Celje castle, the Lasko brewery and Maribor, the second largest city in Slovenia. The Path of the Sun will take you to discover eastern Slovenia, rich in healthy waters, touching its largest inhabited center Lendava and its thermal baths, Dovrovnik on the Hungarian border, the thermal baths of Banovci, the castle of Grad, the beautiful city of Ptuj with its thermal baths and the monastery of Olimie and the baths. Along the way you will come across numerous castles.
Il Path of the itinerants to the south is a path that reaches the centers of Otocec, Novo mesto and Ribnica through forests, streams, vineyards, birch groves. The Auricorno Trail in the Polhov Gradec Dolomites, it will take you to visit the medieval town Skofia Loka, the Poljanska Sora valley full of farmhouses and trattorias, the Kobra river canyon, the Kamnik Alps, Bled and Bohinj with their alpine lakes surrounded by greenery.
More information to organize your holiday in August along the paths of Slovenia can be found directly on the website Slovenia.info.
La Slovenia has a mild coastal and continental climate, with cold winters and hot summers, in the innermost areas, particularly rainy is autumn. The summer between July and August despite the high temperatures is the ideal period for a holiday in the woods and nature trails of Slovenia, when the rains are less frequent.
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