Friday, 25 September 2015

Laško – European Destination of Excellence

Laško features a diverse cultural, sports and tourism life. The town is renowned for its tradition of the brewing industry, honey and thermal water springs. The untouched and varied landscape of the Laško area is rich in pleasant spots just waiting to be discovered. This is the ideal starting point for outdoor activities.

Endless thermal pleasure
The long tradition of spa tourism in Laško and Rimske Toplice has had a considerable influence on the development of both towns throughout various periods in history. Backed with a wealth of experience, the tradition is carried on today through the modern health and wellness offers of the Thermana Laško and Rimske terme health resorts. For fans of swimming, there are thermal water pools in Thermana Laško, Rimske terme and the Aqua Roma pool complex in Rimske Toplice. 

Laško Brewery tour
Discover the tradition of brewing industry in Laško, where they brew beer since 1825, and raise a toast with Laško beer.

Groups – tours are available for organized groups of minimum 10 persons with advance booking at TIC Laško. Tours are organized from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16:00 and on Saturdays from 8:00 to 12:00.  

Individual guests - every Wednesday and Friday at 14:30, except on holidays if there are at least 10 people interested in tour. Bookings are organized by TIC Laško.

Laško and its surroundings have the ideal natural features to provide countless possibilities for an active vacation in all seasons and for all ages. If you have chosen hiking, you will be impressed. Explore the diverse landscape on the many mountain and hiking trails crossing the surrounding hills and valleys.

You will not be bored for a moment on your cycling trip on trails past the rich natural, cultural, historical and ethnological heritage. There are numerous beauty and rest spots, as well as friendly local farms to visit and try their environmentally sound and traditionally prepared dishes. Choose one of nine trails, suitable for cycling. They are located mainly on the less busy roads and partly on non-asphalt roads, hills and valleys.

Countless events take place in Laško throughout the year. A rich programme of events of the Laško Cultural Centre attracts visitors with theatre performances, music events and art exhibitions. Many folklore events that preserve folk traditions and demonstrate customs and habits of this area are happening in Laško. July is the time for the largest traditional tourist event in Slovenia, the Beer and Flowers Festival. It has gained a reputation as one of the can’t-miss events and attracts more than 130.000 visitors each year.

When exploring the beauties of Slovenia, we recommend you to book a bed in one of the more than 45 Slovenian Youth Hostels.

Valvasorjev trg 1
T: +386 3 733 89 50, +386 51 305 466
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Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Ajdovščina, land of active experiences

Welcome to the Vipava Valley – here you will find diverse landscape, hospitable local towns and villages, and many natural and cultural attractions which always offer new experiences.

Discover the beauty of the Vipava Valley from your bicycle seat – ride along the Hubelj and Vipava Rivers, cycle through the orchards and vineyards over the Vipava hills or climb the Trnovo Plateau and Hrušica. Pick the path that suits your desires and physical endurance.

@Photo: Uroš Švigelj; 
Discover the Gora plateau where a number of hiking trails intertwine and where you will be bedazzled by the nature: from caves and sinkholes to the diverse world of plant and animal life. Explore the Vipava Valley through the Otliško okno (Otlica window) – a large natural opening at the edge of the plateau. Take off from Ajdovščina airport in a powered parachute or paraglider accompanied by experienced pilots and experience an unforgettable panoramic flight over the Vipava Valley. Fly from the Kovk on Gora Plateau airfield for a tandem skydive and discover the magic of flying.

@Photo: Janez Medvešek; 
Try the excellent wine, especially the two autochthonous types – Pinela and Zelen. Sweeten things up with some juicy fruit – cherries in spring, apricots and peaches in the summer. Taste traditional dishes at the tourist farms and restaurants.

@Photo; Archives TIC Ajdovščina;
@Photo: Miha Bratina; 
Where can you book a quality and affordable bed in Ajdovščina?
You will be warmly welcomed in Hostel Ajdovščina, which is located on the fringes of town in Pale Sport Park. The hostel is a fascinating architectural structure with numerous wooden and stone details and a gable roof, covered with terracotta tiles, which instantly resembles a traditional Vipava house. The interior, in spite of a modern approach, is bright, warm and inviting, because furniture is mostly made of wooden materials. The hostel offers 50 beds, breakfast, free internet in all the rooms and in the web corner, at the info point tourist all the information and events in Ajdovščina they could wish for.

@Foto: Miha Bratina; 


Cesta IV. Prekomorske 61 a
5270 Ajdovščina
+386 5 36 59 140