Tucked away in between the more often visited Croatia and Italy is a small Eastern European country known as Slovenia that is rapidly gaining popularity and for good reason. It may be a small country, but it has no shortage of dramatic landscapes, historical towns, delicious cuisine and inviting people. As a country with such unique and bountiful natural wonders, Slovenia is becoming known as the country for adventure activities. Since it is still somewhat of a mystery, the crowds are minimal, the prices are still reasonable and due to its size, one could easily pack in a multitude of activities in a few days. But, Slovenia won’t be unknown for long; it is already thought of as one of the best countries to visit for adventure seekers. Spend a week in Slovenia and you will for sure be coming back time and time again!
5. Lake Bled
After Slovenia’s capital, Lake Bled is the most visited destination; the image of the church in the middle of the Lake is iconic and picturesque. The town of Bled itself is small and lacking in dramatic architecture (although a visit to the Cream Cake is a necessity), but the lake and the lifestyle are what far exceeds people’s expectations. The lake is motor-free, but it is a haven for canoers and kayakers. There are spots all around the lake where you can rent a canoe and paddle to the island, on a small like such as this it’s a quick trip there and back. At one end of the lake, during the summer months, is a fun toboggan race track; grab a few friends and race to the end! For true extreme sport seekers, 3glav Adventures is best. They rent bikes, offer horseback riding, lead diving expeditions of Lake Bled, offer rafting and kayak trips and, if you can stomach it, provide paragliding and skydiving experiences where, from the plane, you can see all of Slovenia. There is something for everyone at Lake Bled; from relaxing and eating, to swimming, hiking and skydiving, it is hard leaving this quaint Slovenian lake, especially during the summer months.