Tadej Kožar of campingvalley.com approached me with the idea of creating a guest blog post, I agreed as long as the post was about camping in Slovenia (his home country), he was quick to comply and wrote this generous post. I hope you enjoy.
Slovenia is a great destination if you want to camp with a pop-up, hiking or a cabin camping tent, RV or motorcycle, hike and do sport activities outdoors. You ask why? It is a country that has the most beautiful nature where you can relax and calm your mind.
A guest looking for peace will not be disappointed if he visits Slovenia. The beauty of nature and its diversity – mountains, lakes, the sea, natural spas, historic towns and villages, castles and churches will convince a tourist to come again.
Camping in Slovenia is an ideal starting point for anyone who wants to plan their holidays, who are spontaneously choosing excursions and, most importantly, they want to spend their holidays in a clean and pristine nature, where they can hear the noise of trees and grinding birds.
Families with children will enjoy their staying in the camps. Numerous campgrounds have children’s playgrounds, also swimming pools and they also arrange for animation.
For those who want to get to know the country with the guidance of professional tourist or mountain guides, Slovenians offer the possibility of organized excursions in the nature.
Know the Green Pearl of Slovenia!
Did you ever visit Slovenia? Slovenia is the first country that has become the first green destination of the world according to the international criteria of Green Destinations. It lies in the heart of Europe, between the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Karst and the Pannonian world.
They have over 200 campgrounds all around the country where you can spend your most exciting holidays. Slovenian camps have been a member of EFCO & HPA, a European association (European Federation of Camping site Organizations & Holiday Park Associations) since 2001. There are over 20,000 European camps involved in this association.
When camping in Slovenia, you will have the option to choose among camps with stars from 1-5. The more stars the campsite has, the bigger it is and has more luxury to provide.
Now I will reveal you which are the best campsites in Slovenia that you can spend some quality time alone or with friends and family. As I mentioned before, Slovenia is a very diverse country so you can choose to camp in the mountains, at the sea side or in the spa.
Best Campsites in Slovenia
Now it is the time that you see which are one of the best Slovenian campsites.
When we talk about Slovenian most known tourist destinations, we shouldn’t forget on Bled. Slovenia has only one island, but it is more attractive than many other islands around the world. In the shelter the picturesque mountains it can be found in the middle of an alpine lake. If you want to experience something different, beautiful, with possibilities of relaxation and inspiration, peace or sporting challenges, visit camping Bled with 5 stars.
The campsite is ranked in the highest category of campsites, and is especially friendly to families with children. Hosts provide a varied animation program for both adults and for the youngest. Cyclists, sports enthusiasts and camping lovers will feel good there due to their programs of hiking and cycling tours offers many recreational opportunities.
In addition to the aforementioned sports, the surrounding area includes golf, canyoning, rafting, as well as basketball, volleyball and horseback riding on the Lipizzaners along the Triglav National Park.
Guests can also be convinced of the wonderful gifts of nature during the guided observation of birds and their nesting sites. If you will visit Bled your vacation won’t be perfect without a ride with a carriage around the lake, a trip to the island with traditional knitting and a tour of the castle.
Terme Čatež Camp
Terme Čatež Camp is one of the best campsites in Slovenia that has 5 stars. There are 480 campgrounds for campers, motorhomes and tents in the camp. Proper sanitary equipment and electrical connections in the camping area ensure a comfortable stay at any time of the year.
The camp is famous for its beautiful arrangement. They have an archery shooting range that has been set up in their Indian village, where professional tutors are assisted in the study of archery. In addition to camping you can also rent Indian tents, floating pirate lodges and cowboy wagon. The youngest enthusiasts will love the thermal part with swimming pools and water slides.
The sanitary facilities are heated and some are additionally equipped with washing machines, dishwashers and drying machines. You have also individual bathrooms, which you can rent during your stay.
A well-known German automobile association ADAC and the Dutch auto camp ANWB rated Terme Čatež as the best campsite in Slovenia.
Do you want to camp on the sea? Camp Adria is a 4 star camp, and the largest and one of the best organized campsites on the Slovenian coast. It is located right next to the sea and in a beautiful natural environment. You can relax in the shade of centuries-old cedar trees and pine trees. If you want a comfortable stay, they have mobile homes or luxurious Hobby trailers with full camping equipment available for you.
The safe and shady shelter of many paths and playgrounds is ideal for families with small children. The camp is also adapted for people with disabilities; it is the only camp on the coast, which has the lift from the pool for them. Pets are welcome as they have their own toilet, shower and beach.
There are four restaurants and bars with a rich culinary offer along the sea. Spacious beach with pier, Olympic and children’s pool, water sports, tennis courts, bowling and a wellness center with heated seawater – this is just a few possibilities for recreation, fun and relaxation. The camp is open as a stop for RV’s in the winter time.
In the center of the 35 km long Upper Savinja Valley, surrounded by up to 2,500 meters of high mountains and extremely intact nature, there is a camp Menina with 4 stars. It stretches along the river Savinja, where you can swim and refresh or do it in a lake within the campsite. The campsite lies in a valley known for its many natural attractions and many opportunities for sports activities.
There are countless possibilities for one or several-day guided mountain trekking. There are many well-marked biking trails and take-off paragliding courses. The camp staff will be happy to offer you the opportunity to experience rafting, kayaking, canyoning, fishing, bowling, tennis, table tennis, volleyball, football, morning jogging and aerobics, or a chance to relax in the sauna or massage parlor at the campsite. In addition to the camp, there is a brand new sports center with various playgrounds and dog training.
Cross-country ski runs are arranged in the winter time, and ice-skating lovers can enjoy the frozen lake. The nearby ski center Golte offers Alpine skiing. The surrounding places organize numerous local events. Together with the beautiful Logar Valley, Matkovo and Robanov kot, Rinka Waterfall, Mozirski gaj and many other historical and cultural sights, the valley is definitely worth a visit!
Endless Possibilities for Pure Enjoyment
As you see Slovenia is a green pearl that offers pleasurable moments for all age groups with different taste. You can choose camping on the sea side, stay close to the mountains or enjoy in the spa while camping and exploring the beautiful nature.
Slovenian people are friendly and will take care of you so you will visit this country again for sure. It is a small country, so you can decide to drive through it and see their cultural and historical sights in a matter of a few hours with a car, motorcycle or RV.
Camping in Slovenia won’t let you down if you want to spend some quality time outdoors. If you are planning a vacation in the nature, invite some friends and family, explore and feel Slovenia! For more information about the campgrounds you can visit one of their camping sites: https://en.camping.info/slovenia/campsites.