WELCOME TO SLOVENIA

A TRUE SPORTS DESTINATION

Slovenia is an incredible nature’s playground and it is hard to find more diversity packed up on such a small area. Splendid natural resources have been upgraded with an adequate infrastructure and experiences, which is why Slovenia has developed into an excellent sports and recreational destination for 365 days a year, suitable for training professional athletes and sports teams, as well as for carrying out major international sports events.

LJUBLJANA

is the capital of Slovenia with around 300,000 inhabitants.

Not many world capitals are as closely connected with nature as Ljubljana. The town forest is linked with the famous park reaching into the very centre of the culturally vibrant town. The river that flows between vibrant embankments through the old town centre carries the stories of the ancient pile-dwellers. The city at the very heart of the country is an excellent starting point for exploring all the Slovenian specialities such as virgin forests, mountain pastures, sports venues and important heritage sites.

Ljubljana, one of Europe’s green capitals, is also one of the European Best Destinations 2022, as voted by the travellers in the European Best Destinations project. As many as 92 per cent of votes for the Slovenian capital came from other countries. No other destination has won with such a high percentage of foreign votes.

It’s great to be active outdoors in nature all year round in Slovenia. In spring, climb the lower peaks in the highlands, venture to launch sites for some acrobatics in the air or climb sunlit natural climbing sites near the coast. In summer, it’s lively on the water and refreshing in the green forests and high mountain peaks. In autumn, there’s no limits for sports suited for all seasons, while snow in winter enables special sporting treats.

Slovenia is the first choice of many top athletes. In fact, many even live here. Slovenia is the chief inspiration for many recreational athletes. Here, many encountered for the first time the activity that now draws them irresistibly to the great outdoors. Where movement in nature is concerned, Slovenia is the right choice for everyone in any season of the year. 365 days a year.

Its extremely well-preserved nature and the variety of choices make Slovenia an extraordinary tourist destination and a sensational venue for top outdoor sporting events.

Official name: Republic of Slovenia
Political system: parliamentary republic
Capital: Ljubljana
Population: 2,067,284 (1 April 2018)
Language: Slovenian (also Hungarian ad Italian in nationally mixed territories)
Area: 20,273 km2 • Forests: 11,854 km2 • Vineyards: 163.5 km2 • Length of international borders: 1,370 km • with Austria (318 km) • with Italy (280 km) • with Hungary (102 km) • with Croatia (670 km) • Length of coast: 46.6 km
Highest peak: Triglav (2,864 m)
Religion: Roman Catholic (58%, census 2002)
Time zone: Central European Time, GMT + 1, summer time: GMT + 2
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Accession to the European Union: 1 May 2004

Climate and temperature:
Mediterranean on the coast (Portorož, 2 m)
Jul 23.8°C / 73.4 F
Jan 4.6°C / 39.2 F
Continental inland (Novo mesto, 220 m)
Jul 21.6°C / 69.8 F
Jan 0.4°C / 32 F
Alpine in the mountains (Kredarica, 2514 m)
Jul 7.4°C / 44.6 F
Jan -7.7°C / 19.4 F
(Rateče, 846 m)
Jul 17.7°C / 62.6
Jan -3.7°C / 26.6 F

Average daytime temperature between 2004 and 2013 at the stated location. Data from the ARSO Archives.

Great and modern sport venues, numerous accommodation facilities at affordable prices and easy access to Slovenia with convenient logistics will create a unique experience. The small, diverse and picturesque Slovenia will make you want to come back.

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