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This Summer, Slovenia Invites You To Enjoy Five Unique Must-Do Experiences At Least Once In A Lifetime

From exploring seven castles in a single day to foraging for wild mushrooms in the forest or feeding salt to native sheep in the mountains, these extraordinary boutique experiences promise to create memories that will last a lifetime.

Here are five unique experiences for guests who appreciate nature, gastronomy, and history and wish to delve deeper into Slovenian culture.

Embark on the Enchanting Route of The Seven Castles of Posavje

Experience a boutique tour that blends inspiring green views, rich cultural heritage, and exceptional culinary delights. Visit seven castles in one day, each narrating its own unique story, offering breathtaking scenery and a deep dive into the region’s history. Savor top-class “castle” cuisine, meticulously crafted by Posavje’s finest chefs using authentic local ingredients and paired with the region’s best wines. This tour promises an unforgettable fusion of natural beauty, historical exploration, and gourmet pleasures. Enhance your adventure with activities such as a chocolate workshop, leisurely strolls through impeccably maintained aristocratic parks, creating your own graphics at the Kostanjevica na Krki Monastery printing house, and a visit to Countess Mathilde at the majestic Sevnica Castle.

Become a Master of Seafood: Mediterranean Fish Cooking Workshop

In the enchanting setting of Fonda Fish Garden, just steps away from the Sečovlje Salt Pans and the sea, join a small group workshop to master the art of cooking fish and seafood. This 4-hour experience is led by Irena Fonda, a biologist and passionate cook, who will guide you through the essentials of selecting and preparing the freshest seafood, especially sea bass. Learn to identify high-quality ingredients, clean and fillet fish, and create exquisite dishes like fish soup, carpaccio, sashimi, and smoked sea bass appetizers. Under the pine trees by the sea, you will craft seasonal delicacies, gaining both culinary skills and marine biology insights. 

Feeding Salt to Native Sheep above Češka koča

Embark on a memorable journey through the timeless shepherding trails of Jezersko alongside an expert mountaineer. Join the renowned Alpine climber Drejc, as he guides you to the high pastures beneath the majestic north face of Grintovec. Trek through the rugged terrain above Češka koča mountain hut in search of the indigenous Jezersko-Solčava sheep, offering them salt from your hand amidst the breathtaking alpine scenery. Along the way, Drejc shares captivating tales of mountain life, enriching your experience with his vast knowledge of mountaineering. After the hike, enjoy a hearty shepherd’s meal on the terrace of Češka koča, a historic symbol of Slovenian mountain culture dating back to 1900.

Kayaking Adventure in the Underground of Mount Peca

Embark on a thrilling underground adventure as you paddle through the flooded and narrow tunnels of the largest lead and zinc mine in this part of Europe. Your journey begins with a ride on an original mining train, traveling through a 3.5-kilometer tunnel to reach the Union Slope Tunnel. Descend 91 meters down the steps and change into protective equipment before embarking on your kayaking expedition. Paddle through an underground river and navigate small lakes 700 meters below the earth’s surface, exploring a maze of flooded tunnels and excavation sites. Your guide, a former miner, will share fascinating insights into the geological history of the area. 

Mushrooming in the Forest with Dr. Fungi

An enchanting woodland adventure with Dr. Fungi awaits you. You will unlock the secrets of the mushroom kingdom while basking in relaxation and fun. Led by a licensed mycologist passionate about mushrooms, explore the forest to uncover Slovenia’s five most common edible mushrooms, learning to distinguish between safe and toxic varieties while delving into their life cycles. This sensory journey blends education with playful exploration, as you hunt for hidden treasures amidst the rustling leaves and fragrant earth. Discover wild herbs and their medicinal properties along the way. After your adventure, enjoy an authentic mushroom lunch at the local restaurant Mars, where discussions and presentations on medicinal mushrooms await, along with natural remedies and elixirs crafted from these forest treasures.