Sometimes you want to feed your wanderlust without having to traverse entire continents and multiple oceans. Thankfully, you can find adventure and unspoilt nature closer to home. Right in the middle of the European Union, on the border of Balkans and Central Europe, Slovenia boasts a truly glorious National Park. Extending along the Italian border and close to the Austrian border in the north-west of Slovenia, the beautiful Triglav National Park is accessible by bus from Ljubljana and is also a short hike away from Bled. This protected area of Slovenia is 880 square kilometres in size and houses Slovenia’s highest mountain, Triglav, which stands 2,864 metres high. It is also home to unique flora, abundant wildlife and a landscape that is truly breath taking.
The mountains in Triglav National Park are laced with well marked trails. Hiking is a mass activity in the summer months, while many of the more experienced mountaineers head up to the Julian peaks in winter, too. Along the way there are numerous mountain lodges and huts. A major feature of the park is Slovenia’s biggest glacial lake – Lake Bohinj. Various water sports are popular here in the summer, while in winter, when it freezes, crowds come to ski at nearby Vogel and to ski tour.
Many other lakes are well known in the park, for instance Krnsko jezero. There are also numerous waterfalls, two of the finest being Savica and Peri?nik. One of the most popular tourist attractions is the enchanting Radovna River gorge of Blejski Vintgar. Tolmin Gorges is the lowest and southernmost access point to Triglav National Park and an extraordinary natural feature.
In the So?a River area, which also falls within the park, the most popular pastimes are high-adrenaline sports along the So?a River. Rafting and hydrospeeding are unforgettable experiences. Whether you want to admire glacier valleys, snow-capped mountains or subterranean caves, Triglav National Park is a spectacular setting.
Review Of Hotel Jezero In Triglav National Park
Hotel Jezero is a cosy spa hotel located near Lake Bohinj in Slovenia. As the largest lakeside hotel, in the area, Hotel Jezero boasts a gym, pool, saunas and a restaurant with a delectable menu. The setting is so magical that you will not want to leave. The best way to reach the hotel is by renting a car from Ljubljana Jože Pu?nik Airport, 44 km away.
Each of the rooms is equipped with mini-bars, Wi-Fi, safes, balconies, hairdryers and cable TV. Take your pick from Superior Rooms, with marble-top bathrooms and large windows. Upgrade to a Deluxe Room with Plasma TVs and larger veranda. Or simply sit back and relax in your own apartment.
Hotel Jezero has two popular restaurants on site, buffet-style “Vrtovin” and “Zlatov?ica” that serves à la carte. Both restaurants boast conservatories to ensure that you can soak in the exclusive views as you indulge your gourmet senses. The hotel also serves complimentary and filling breakfasts to fuel your planned hiking escapades.
In addition to the saunas, the hotel offers its guests an opportunity to enjoy a relaxing massage. You can book your favourite decompressing method after several laps in the hotel’s indoor pool, a brisk walk outdoors or a session at the gym.
Do not leave without trying the local “sljivovica”, a fruit brandy made from Damson plums and hailed to be the best in the area and the perfect way to end a day of exploring
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