Trip to Klagenfurt

On Saturday, June 3, 2023, members of the Vulkan Society embarked on a trip to Klagenfurt. The weather in Bele Vode was rainy and gloomy. At 7 a.m., we set off from Bele Vode with an almost full bus. We picked up the remaining members along the way, and the bus was packed.

After a little over 2 hours, we arrived in Klagenfurt, where our Slovenian-speaking guide Martha and beautiful weather awaited us. We started with a guided tour of the city center. After the tour, we had free time for coffee, shopping, or independent exploration. Then, we set off on a 4-kilometer walk from the city center, along the Lend Canal, to the lake. We could admire beautiful houses, landmarks, and exciting bridges along the canal. The most famous stone bridge is over 500 years old. It took us about an hour of leisurely walking to reach Minimundus. Our bus awaited us, and we headed towards the Island of Maria Wörth. We visited two beautiful churches and a well-maintained cemetery. The view of the lake was also stunning. Our next stop was Velden, a famous resort town on Lake Wörthersee. On the way there, our guide showed us where the bus could stop very close to the lake so that we could dip our feet in the water. In Velden, Martha told us some interesting facts about this glamorous tourist destination and the Schlosshotel, which has served as a backdrop for numerous TV series and movies. We also took some obligatory group photos. Our journey then took us to Pörtschach. The town is known primarily for its beautiful flower promenade and well-kept beaches. We also walked along the lake, had coffee and ice cream, and admired the beauty of the turquoise-green Lake Wörthersee. Time ran mercilessly, and it was time to head back to Slovenia slowly.

We said goodbye to Martha along the way and headed towards Kotlje, where dinner awaited us at the Dular Inn. The dinner was plentiful and delicious. Satisfied, pleasantly full, and tired, we set off toward Bele Vode. We arrived home late in the evening. Good company, Klagenfurt’s culture and history, and Lake Wörthersee’s beauty made it a wonderful day. The weather was also charming, sunny, and hot. We are already looking forward to the next trip.

eMTB – Tamar – Izvir Nadiže – Tromeja [11. 11. 2021]

Tucked away in the northwestern corner of Slovenia lies a hidden gem of natural beauty: the Tamar Valley. The valley is home to the Tamar River, which begins its journey at the Izvir Nadiže spring and winds its way through the stunning Alpine landscape before reaching its ultimate destination at the Italian border, known as Tromeja. This scenic route is a popular destination for hikers, nature lovers, and adventurers alike.

The Tamar Valley is located in the heart of the Julian Alps, an area known for its majestic peaks, crystal clear lakes, and pristine natural environment. The valley is a protected area and is home to many rare and endangered species of flora and fauna, making it an important ecological hotspot.

The journey through the Tamar Valley begins at the Izvir Nadiže spring, where visitors can witness the birth of the Tamar River. The spring is located at the foot of Mount Ponce, and the water emerges from a series of underground caves and flows into a small pool before continuing its journey downstream.

From the spring, visitors can follow the Tamar River as it winds its way through the valley, passing through forests, meadows, and rocky outcrops. The trail is well-marked, and there are several observation points along the way where visitors can take in the breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape.

As the trail nears the Italian border, it reaches its final destination at Tromeja, a point where the borders of Slovenia, Italy, and Austria meet. The area is marked by a stone monument and is a popular spot for visitors to take photos and enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the Julian Alps.

The Tamar Valley is a perfect destination for hikers of all skill levels. The trail is well-maintained and easy to navigate, with several rest areas and shelters along the way. Visitors can choose to take a leisurely stroll through the valley or embark on a more challenging hike to one of the many mountain peaks in the area.

In addition to hiking, the Tamar Valley is also a popular destination for other outdoor activities such as cycling, horseback riding, and fishing. The area is also known for its traditional cuisine, with many local restaurants serving up delicious dishes made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Overall, the Tamar Valley is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the natural beauty of Slovenia. The stunning Alpine landscape, crystal clear waters, and diverse flora and fauna make it a unique and unforgettable destination that should not be missed. Whether you’re an avid hiker, nature lover, or simply looking for a peaceful retreat, the Tamar Valley has something for everyone.

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Weekend Hiking Meetup to Kališče [8. 2. 2020]

Kališče is a beautiful and scenic area located in the heart of Slovenia, surrounded by lush green forests and crystal clear rivers. It is a popular tourist destination that offers a range of outdoor activities and cultural experiences.

The area is situated in the western part of Slovenia, near the Italian border, and is home to several small towns and villages. The largest town in the area is Kobarid, which is known for its rich history and beautiful architecture. Kobarid was the site of a major battle during World War I, and visitors can still see the remnants of the battle today.

One of the most popular attractions in Kališče is the Kozjak Waterfall, which is located in the heart of the area. The waterfall is a stunning sight, with water cascading down from a height of over 15 meters into a crystal clear pool below. Visitors can hike to the waterfall along a scenic trail that winds through the forest, and there are several picnic areas along the way where visitors can stop and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Another popular attraction in Kališče is the Tolmin Gorge, which is a narrow canyon that stretches for over two kilometers. The gorge is home to several stunning waterfalls and pools, and visitors can hike along a series of wooden walkways that wind through the canyon. There are also several places where visitors can swim in the clear waters of the gorge, making it a popular spot for families and adventurers alike.

In addition to its natural attractions, Kališče is also known for its rich cultural heritage. The area is home to several small museums and galleries that showcase the region’s history and art. Visitors can learn about the area’s traditional crafts and customs, and there are several festivals and events throughout the year that celebrate the region’s cultural heritage.

Overall, Kališče is a beautiful and unique destination that offers something for everyone. Whether you are interested in hiking and outdoor activities, exploring the area’s rich history and culture, or simply relaxing and enjoying the beautiful surroundings, Kališče is a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Slovenia.

Weekend Hiking Meetup to Kriška gora [01. 02. 2020]

Kriška gora is a stunning mountain situated in Slovenia’s Upper Carniola region. With an elevation of 1,471 meters, it is one of the highest peaks in the Polhov Gradec Hills, a range of hills that are part of the Julian Alps.

Kriška gora is popular among hikers, mountaineers, and nature enthusiasts. The mountain’s trail is well-marked, making it easy to navigate. The hike up to the summit takes around two hours and offers stunning views of the surrounding valleys and hills. The path is moderately challenging, with some steep ascents and rocky terrain, but it is suitable for all ages and skill levels.

At the summit, visitors can enjoy panoramic views of the Julian Alps, the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, and the Ljubljana basin. On clear days, it is even possible to see as far as the Adriatic Sea. There is a small chapel dedicated to St. Vitus at the top of the mountain, which adds to the beauty of the scenery.

Kriška gora is also known for its ski resort, which offers skiing and snowboarding opportunities during the winter months. The ski resort has three slopes of varying difficulty levels, making it ideal for both beginners and advanced skiers.

For those who prefer a more leisurely visit, the area around Kriška gora is known for its beautiful forests, meadows, and streams. Visitors can enjoy picnics, walks, or bike rides while taking in the stunning natural beauty of the area.

In conclusion, Kriška gora is a beautiful mountain that offers visitors an array of outdoor activities and breathtaking views. Whether you’re an avid hiker, a skiing enthusiast, or simply looking for a peaceful escape from the city, Kriška gora has something to offer everyone. It’s no wonder that it’s considered one of Slovenia’s hidden gems, and a must-see destination for nature lovers.

Ski holidays – Les Sybelles, St Sorlin d’Arves, France [11. – 18. 1. 2020]

Are you ready for a ski holiday adventure in France? Look no further than Les Sybelles in St Sorlin d’Arves, a picturesque ski resort located in the heart of the French Alps. With over 300 kilometers of slopes, Les Sybelles offers an expansive terrain for skiers and snowboarders of all levels to explore. Let’s take a closer look at what makes this destination so special.

Skiing and Snowboarding

Les Sybelles boasts 6 interconnected resorts and 83 ski lifts, allowing skiers and snowboarders to access a wide range of slopes. Beginners can start on the gentle nursery slopes before progressing onto blue runs, while intermediate skiers and snowboarders can enjoy cruising the red and black runs. Advanced skiers can test their skills on the off-piste routes or challenge themselves on the snow park.

The ski area is well-maintained, and the views from the top of the lifts are breathtaking. With plenty of opportunities for skiing in open terrain, as well as tree-lined runs and a range of off-piste options, there’s something for everyone. The resort is also home to a good number of restaurants, bars, and shops, making it easy to grab a bite to eat or pick up any necessary equipment.


St Sorlin d’Arves is a charming and traditional mountain village, and it’s also where most of the accommodation is located. The accommodation options range from budget-friendly to luxurious chalets, all of which provide easy access to the slopes. There are also a few options in the neighboring resorts of Le Corbier, Saint-Jean-d’Arves, and La Toussuire, which are also part of the Les Sybelles ski area.

One of the benefits of staying in St Sorlin d’Arves is that it is a relatively small village, which means everything is within walking distance. There are plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from, making it easy to enjoy a night out after a day on the slopes.


While skiing and snowboarding are the main attractions in Les Sybelles, there are also plenty of other activities to enjoy. Non-skiers can explore the area on snowshoes or take a ride on a dog sled. The resort also has a swimming pool, ice rink, and spa facilities, providing an opportunity to relax and unwind.

The resort also hosts regular events throughout the winter season, including live music and entertainment, making it a lively and enjoyable place to spend a winter holiday.


Les Sybelles, St Sorlin d’Arves, France, is a fantastic ski resort for skiers and snowboarders of all levels. With extensive terrain, a range of accommodation options, and plenty of activities to enjoy, it’s easy to see why it’s such a popular destination. Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, there’s something for everyone in Les Sybelles, making it an excellent choice for a ski holiday.

Happy New Year 2020!

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