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Report 2017: Slovenia, Bosnia, Croatia September 2011

By Christy319 from USA, Summer 2011

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Page 2 of 7: Logarska Dolina to the Soca Valley via Bled

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Logarska Dolina

Then a drive of two hours or so to Logarska Dolina (Valley of the Logar River). This is a mountain valley in the Kamnik-Saninja Alps that was described (in my Rick Steves guide) as the place that Slovenians go when they want to get away. In mid-September, it was nearly deserted. We stayed at Pension Na Razpotju. It was a good value though a bit more basic than I usually like. But it was comfortable enough, with a great view from the balcony (we were given a nicer room than we’d paid for, because it was only us and an Italian family in the hotel).

There is a scenic drive in the area that takes you up a good gravel road to the Church of the Holy Cross, and there are hikes in the valley and above. We hiked to the end of the valley to a waterfall; the hike was fine but not spectacular. The area is very pretty but probably only a must do for mountain nuts like myself.

There’s a very good TI in the town of Solcava, near Logarska Dolina. They sold homemade strudel and blueberry liqueur, which was delicious. We found helpful TI’s everywhere in Slovenia; they were great for planning our route, since it isn’t obvious, just looking at a map, which route between any two places is the best.

Then onto the Triglav National Park area, in the Alps in Slovenia’s northwest corner. We went via Lake Bled. I knew this would be touristy, but I was not prepared for the traffic, casinos, development, etc., that plagues the lake-shore. And we went in September, after prime tourist season! This is one place that looked a lot more beautiful in pictures than it was in person — Lake Bled was the low-light of our Slovenia trip. When we told the innkeeper in Logarska Dolina that we were heading there next, she winced. Now I know why.

We then headed northwest to the famous ski resort Kranjska Gora, where we turned south into Triglav National Park.

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