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Top Destinations for a Campervan Road Trip in Slovenia
With so many attractive places across the country, it is difficult to pick just one destination to visit in Slovenia. A better option is to take a road trip and experience everything from the stunning scenery to the picturesque towns. You can make your trip whatever you want it, whether you prefer to relax at beaches and lakes, explore history and culture, or create new adventures by hiking and biking. Every destination on this list is easy to reach by campervan.
Lake Bled is one of the most well-known destinations in all Central Europe, not just in Slovenia. An ideal spot to take photos, this is also the perfect place to get active — row a boat across to Bled Island, rent a bike and cycle around the lake, or hike up the hill to visit the castle. Ideal after a long drive in your motorhome.
The largest glacial lake in the country, Lake Bohinj is situated near Lake Bled and is just as impressive, only missing the castle. Less frequented by tourists, it’s an ideal spot if you’d rather relax away from other travelers. This is the perfect spot to park your hired RV and rest for a day.
Another place for outdoor adventures, in Bovec you will find Boka Falls, Mount Triglave, Soča River, and Vršič Pass. This is a popular spot for river activities, like rafting, tubing, kayaking, and water sports. Come prepared by loading up your motorhome with equipment before you leave Ljubjana. For those less actively inclined, there are also several places where you can learn more about the history of Slovenia, including Fort Hermann, Ravelnik Open Air Museum, and Fort Kluze.
Although Maribor is the second-largest city in the country, you’ll feel as if you’re in a small town. An important location for wine making, in the center of the city is the oldest vine in the world. It is also a favorite place for eco-tourism — visitors can participate in activities including hiking, rafting, cycling, horse riding, and, above all, skiing. The neighboring Pohorje mountain range holds the women’s skiing World Cup every year.
This small town is lesser known, despite being home to a World Heritage Site — a mercury mine. With a tour of the mine, you can see its inner workings and how it was used from the 15th century until as recently as 1986. After the mine, take a drive in your RV to Idrija, where you’ll find the largest wooden wheel in Europe and a variety of lace handiwork.
The perfect spot for adventure, Kranjska Gora is known for hosting a range of outdoor activities. If you visit in the winter, you can take part in sports including ice climbing, sledding, snowshoeing, ice skating, slope and cross-country skiing, and snowboarding. At other times of the year, you may have the opportunity to go summer sledding, tubing, hiking, cycling, and ziplining.
Piran is a coastal spot known for being one of the most charming cities in the Mediterranean. Full of history, this is reflected in the architecture of the buildings contained within the town wall and the statue of Giuseppe Tartini, a famous composer born near the square. Piran is also an excellent place to experience Slovenia culture and fine cuisine.
Similar in character to Piran, Koper is the largest coastal town in Slovenia. Medieval in style, some of the most prominent features are made in Venetian style, including the Praetorian Palace and Da Ponte Fountain, a replica of Rialto Bridge in Venice. Its most important landmark, the Cathedral of Assumption, was originally built around the 12th century and has been rebuilt several times since.
Traveling around the country is much easier with a campervan rental in Slovenia. With Vanvoyage, you have complete control over your schedule and the chance to visit the places that most appeal to you. Contact us for more information about our motorhome rentals.