Today I am going to share part one of our road trip through Slovenia. We focused our road trip on west and central Slovenia. The capital was as far East as we went but you will see that one next week.
We started our road trip through Slovenia in Kranjska Gora, a winter sport town in the north of Slovenia. Expectations were high after our time in the Dolomites. We drove into Kranjska Gora over the “Wurzenpass” which at one point has a maximum ascension of 18%. It is one of the more dangerous passes in Europe.
As last time I will share all the places we camped at with our T3 in case you are on a road trip through Slovenia in a camper as well.
From Kranjska Gora to Bled
We only stayed in Kranjska Gora for one night and did a little bit of hiking to the lake and back. It was our starting point for the drive.
From there we drove to Lake Bled and stayed at this campground between Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj for two nights.
The drive was beautiful especially between the two lakes; there is no village but winding roads through the valley. I recommend rolling down the windows and listening to loud music. There really is only one way to enter the valley and at the end, you must turn around to get back on the main street.
We focused our time on Lake Bled, the castle and of course eating famous blejska kremšnita.
To get the best views we hiked up to a viewpoint where we followed a non-existing path and basically climbed up the cliffs on all four only to find out later there was an easier way up. The view was worth it though.
We then drove to the other side of the lake and visited the castle with more views of the lake and to learn some of the history of Bled.
To celebrate and treat ourselves we finished our day by sitting by the lake promenade and then eating cream cakes at Café Zima.
From Bled to Logarska Dolina
Our next stop was Logarska Dolina another beautiful National Park. The valley is gorgeous and you can hike it or drive it as we did because of time. To get there we passed through Austria again over another pass with hairpin roads. We stayed at this beautiful spot for one night and were almost completely by ourselves in nature.
Since we were short on time and could not hike the whole valley, we only hiked to the waterfall Rinka that is a pretty simple hike.
The waterfall was gorgeous and the entry fee for the National park definitely worth every cent.
As we were just in nature for our time there, it felt so quiet and serene and gave us lots of time to just breathe and relax and remind ourselves to not be going so fast all the time.
Friends, that is it with our first part of our road trip through Slovenia. Next week we will drive to Ljubljana and I am already excited to share everything with you.