Underground Cycling Tour
Slovenia is a popular destination for the cycling enthusiast. On top of the well-kept biking trails across the country, visitors can also experience biking underground. Riders can explore the Slovenian underground on a cycling tour underneath Mt. Peca. On this guided tour, riders get the unique experience of cycling their bikes through the shafts of an abandoned lead and zinc mine.
Mežica Mining Museum, Glančnik 6, 2392 Mežica, Slovenia, +386 2 870 01 80
The Only Beer Fountain in the World
The Slovenian town Žalec, in the Lower Savinja Valley, is home to the only Beer Fountain in the world. The town is a hop growing center of Slovenia, and the beer fountain is a homage to the centuries-long hops producing tradition in the region. Beer lovers can choose between six different beers, including Zeleni Štajerc, a green colored beer, brewed especially for the fountain.
Beer Fountain, Savinjska cesta 14, 3310 Žalec, Slovenia
Visit to a Secret Partisan Hospital
During the Second World War, the Slovenian resistance movement built secret hospitals across the territory of Slovenia. The best equipped was named Franja Hospital, it was also hidden in a Pasice gorge. After the war, Franja became a museum and a monument to honor the brave people that helped the hospital operate during the war. Visiting Franja Hospital offers a rare opportunity to step back in time and learn about this incredible place.
Hospital Franja, Dolenji Novaki, 5282 Cerkno, Slovenia, +386 5 372 31 80
A Night in an Old Prison Cell
An old army prison building in Ljubljana has been transformed into the beautiful Hostel Celica. 20 old cells have been converted into unique hostel rooms. Each of the cells was designed by a different artist, however, all the cells still have the original bars on their windows and doors. Upon arrival, guests are not allowed to choose their own cells, instead, one is assigned to them, the same way, a cell was assigned to the prisoners in the past.
Hostel Celica, Metelkova ulica 8, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia, +386 1 230 97 00
A Cell | © Žiga Okorn/Courtesy of Hostel Celica
Škofja Loka Passion Play
The town of Škofja Loka is the birthplace of the Škofja Loka Passion Play, the oldest dramatic play written in the Slovenian language. Traditionally, the play is performed as a procession, and the streets of medieval Škofja Loka create a perfect setting. Each production of the 16th-century play includes over 600 actors and 80 horsemen, transforming the town into the largest outdoor theatrical venue in Slovenia.
Škofja Loka, Slovenia
A Honey Massage
The beneficial properties of honey have been known for centuries. However, it was not until recently when honey started being used in massage treatment to enhance the already healing effects of the massage. Selected spas in Slovenia now use flower honey in their treatments, providing a natural way to nourish the skin, detoxify the body, increase blood circulation, build the immune system, and relax the whole body.