Whether you’re a hiker, mountain climber, or just wish to break your daily routine, going to the mountains and experiencing nature in all its glory is always a good experience. Below you may find many popular destinations you can easily reach by train.
Cental Sava Valley (Zasavje)
• Mount Kum (1,220m): Also known as the Triglav of Zasavje, Mount Kum is the highest peak in the Sava Hills. There are two different trails leading to the peak – either through Čebulova Valley or via Dobovec – both of which begin right next to the Trbovlje train station across the Sava Bridge. Because of a significant elevation gain, the ascent is rather challenging.
• Kal Hill (817m): After reaching the town of Hrastnik by train, follow an easy hiking trail to reach the hill, which is situated between Mrzlica (1122m) and Klobuk (890m).
• Lisca Hill (948m): Alight the train at the Breg station and continue your journey on foot. Lisca Hill offers a superb view of the Sava Hills, Inner Carniola (Notranjska), and part of Lower Carniola (Dolenjska), and is the only summit in Slovenia equipped with a weather station that has a Doppler radar (weather surveillance radar). When the weather is clear, you can even see as far as the Julian Alps with the highest peak in the country, Mount Triglav.
Upper Carniola (Gorenjska)
• Mount Golica (1,836m): After leaving the train at Jesenice, continue northwards on foot to reach Mount Golica. The reward for reaching the summit is a beautiful view of the West Karawanks and Julian Alps together with the Triglav. Golica is one of the most known peaks in the Karawanks mountain range, and is at its most popular during May when its slopes turn white with daffodils in full bloom.
The Littoral (Primorska)
• Sabotin Hill (609m): From the Nova Gorica train station, continue your journey on foot to ascend this beautiful mountain ridge which rises steeply above the Soča River, overlooking the city of Nova Gorica and Solkan on the border between Slovenia and Italy. Despite its height, the hill is a perfect spot for viewing the Julian Alps, Soča River, Gorizia Plain (Goriška kotlina), Karst Plateau (Kras), Adriatic Sea, and the Friuli Plain (Furlanska nižina). Scenic views aside, the hill is also an important historical site riddled with bunkers and caverns from WW1, when some of the fiercest battles took place on its slopes. At its foot stands the Solkan Bridge, which was built in 1906 as part of the second rail connection between Western Austria and the port of Trieste. With an arch span of 85 metres over the Soča River, it is the longest stone bridge among train bridges built of stone blocks.
• Mount Kobla (1,498m): Situated between Mount Črna prst (meaning ‘black soil’) and Mount Sorica (Soriška planina), the summit of Mount Kobla rises directly above the rail tunnel connecting the towns of Bohinjska Bistrica and Podbrdo, and can be reached on foot from the Bohinjska Bistrica train station. Those who ascend to the top can enjoy a spectacular view of Škofja Loka and the Cerkno Hills in the south, and the Julian Alps to the north.
• Leave the train at Maribor and travel by bus to the Pohorje Cable Car (Pohorska vzpenjača). After finishing the cable car ride, the sky is the limit – Mount Areh (1258m), Ruška Cottage (Ruška koča), and Mount Three Kings (Sveti trije kralji) are just a few of the many destinations you can choose from.
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- The IZLETka flat-rate ticket: €15.00 for five days of unlimited travel on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays;
- Tourist Weekend offer: 30% off fares for return journeys on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays;
- Holders of the Family Railcard: 40% discount for persons above 12 years of age; free travel for children under 12 inclusive;
- Children aged 6 to 12: 50% discount;
- Persons aged 12 to 26 who are holders of the Youth Railcard: 30% discount;
- Groups of 6 or more people: 30% discount;
- Pensioners and persons above 60 years of age who are holders of the Seniors Railcard: 30% discount on train travel from Monday to Friday, and 50% on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays.
For more information on train times, fares and other offers of Slovenske železnice:
- Visit one of our InfoCentres at the train stations in Koper, Ljubljana, Celje, and Maribor;
- Visit a station ticket office;
- Call our toll-free number 080 81 11 (for calls made from Slovenia), or dial +386 1 29 13 331 (for calls made from abroad);
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