Kranjska Gora

 Slovenian tourism is less developed  than the likes of Austria or Switzerland the attractions are less publicised and the transport network is not as geared towards getting you to see the sights.  Having your own transport makes life a lot easier if you are planning on sightseeing further afield.

There are many walks from around the village but dont expect to see cable cars and cogwheel trains on every mountain.  Kranjska Gora has two open chair lifts on Vitranc in the summer months.  This mountain also has a tobogen ride and mountain bike area.  The other mountains in the area do not have any lifts operating in the summer.  Maps are available to buy from the tourist board and the walks shown correspond with the signposts dotted along the trails.  They wont however match the route numbers in many of the independant walking guides you can buy.  Also in the area is the ski jumping-hill flying at Planitca  which  is a very understated world cup event arena, with several of the mountain walks leading you there. 

With all mountain  holidays you need to consider plan B if the weather does not lend itself  to climb mountains, Kranjska Gora is close to the Italian and Austrian boarders, it is also only a 2/3 hour drive to the coast  and there is the capital Ljubliana only 70 km away to explore. However there  is no rail link from the village but there is an hourly bus service through the valley but, using your own transport is recommended.

The village has many hotels filled with package holiday tourists as well as pensions and apartments.  There are a number of taverna's and bars offering food with austrian, italian and slovenian influence.  There are two supermarkets for self catering and a handful of gift shops for souvenirs.  in the summer months there are events in the main square but the village is quiet and many of the bars seem to shut fairly early.  We visited in early July so it is possible the season hadnt really started.

There appears to be a lot of building and development in the village, low cost airlines fly to Ljubliana,Salzburg, Trieste, Graz and klagenfurt and so it an easily accessable place to stay.

 One big bonus for travellers is the fact that Slovenia is cheap but how long that will last with the introduction of the Euro anyone can guess, lets hope it doesnt follow the rest of Europe.