July 2011, June 2014
A mountain paradise like no other.
When people think of the Alps, they tend to think of Switzerland, Austria or France. What a shame, because the mountains in Slovenia might be the prettiest in all of Europe!
I've been fortunate to visit Slovenia twice, the first time to climb its highest peak, and the second time to cycle across this fantastic country on my Global Cycling Tour. It's one of the greenest and cleanest countries on the planet, and isn't quite as consumer-focused as Western Europe. Prices are much higher than the rest of eastern Europe, but camping and hitchhiking is easy enough. I can't recommend enough that every traveller and adventure spend time in Slovenia. It's truly amazing.