Family Holidays in Slovenia - Top Tourist Activities

Published: 25th March 2009
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Sometimes called "Little Europe", Slovenia offers a sample of the best things Europe has to offer, including spectacular nature parks and architectural wonders from the Middle Ages. Indeed, even if it is a small country, it has a wealth of attractions and activities, all of which make good reasons to spend your family holidays in Slovenia.

Cycling - Slovenia is a good place to ride your bicycle, particularly because of the breathtaking scenery all over the countryside. Rent a bike or bring your own then choose from over a hundred cycling trails, including those across nature parks and along lakes like the Smartinsko Lake or Velenje Lake.

Horse Riding - Slovenia offers many opportunities for horse riding, too, so be sure to try it while spending your family holidays in Slovenia. Head out to the Lipica Stud Farm where you can get horse riding lessons, ride a horse carriage, and best of all, watch the noble Lipizzaner horses perform classical dressage.

Rafting - Water sports are popular in Slovenia, particularly whitewater rafting. Therefore, make sure you take your family for a ride down the Soca River. If you have small children, though, you can just go rafting or kayaking down the more peaceful Kolpa river.

Skiing - Slovenia is a great destination for winter sports, too, such as skiing, snowboarding and sledding, so don't let the snow stop you from spending your family holidays in Slovenia. The most popular ski resorts in Slovenia are Kranjska Gora and Maribor Pohorje, which are also hosts to international slalom tournaments.

Spelunking - With its more than one thousand karst caves, Slovenia is a real treat for spelunkers. These caves can provide an unforgettable adventure for the whole family, too, particularly the Postojna Cave and the Skocjan Cave. The Postojna Cave is the most popular cave in Europe, while the Skocjan Cave is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Golf - Slovenia is a golfer's paradise, too, with ten of the world's most beautiful golf courses, some of which are in the shelter of romantic castles. The most popular golf course is the one in Bled, which hosted the country's first golf tournament in 1976.

Spa treatment - Before you end your family holidays in Slovenia, pamper yourself at one of the wellness centres in the country, like the Thermalium or the Atlantis Water Park. This way, you will truly have sampled the best that Slovenia has to offer and go home feeling happy and satisfied.

Isabella Olsen is a writer for various travel magazines who has toured global tourist destinations by car. To book your car rental Slovenia or learn more about cheap car rental worldwide, visit www.zencarhire.com.

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