After our passage through the Lago di Como, we continue our journey by making a route through Slovenia by car.
We spent 7 days enjoying waterfalls, gorges, lakes and nature around the Mount Triglav National Park.
We enjoy so many lakes and waterfalls that we don't miss the beach!
In this post I will tell you the best places on our route through Slovenia that we visited, where we stayed, how much we spent and what we liked most and least about our route by car through Slovenia.
Slovenia route by car – before the trip and how to get there
Before telling you what to see, what to do, etc., I leave some practical information if you are traveling by car to Slovenia.
If you have a Spanish driving license, you do not need the international driving license.
If you travel from Spain to Slovenia by car as we did, keep in mind that gasoline in Slovenia is like in Spain, much cheaper than France and Italy.
You can also fly to Ljubljana, Venice or Trieste, and from here rent a car.
We went by car since it was cheaper to do 1400 kilometers of car, gasoline and tolls, than to fly and rent a car.
But because our trip was 18 days.
If you go less time, I think it will be better to take a flight and rent a car.
What to see in Slovenia
As I say, on our route through Slovenia we focus on the area of Mount Triglav, so we do not pass through the capital of the country or other more touristy places.
Although we did go to Lake Bled, which is one of the most popular places in the country.
On our route, we spent two nights in Tolmin, where our friends later stayed at a music festival.
We spent the next 5 days in a village on the outskirts of Kobarid, a small village called Dreznike Ravne.
This area of the country is cheaper compared to Lake Bled and is perfect for lovers of excursions, nature, waterfalls and enjoy the scenery.
The first day, after resting and visiting the tourist office, where we discovered a lot of waterfalls, rivers and interesting visits, we set off to Lake Bled.
The road from Tolmin to Bled crosses part of the Triglav Park.
The trip is long, since it took almost two hours to make 80 kilometers, but the scenery is beautiful.
Lake Bled is full of hotels and restaurants more expensive than those found in Tolmin.
But the visit is well worth it.
We walked around the lake, we were able to bathe and climbed to the Ojstrice viewpoint.
I highly recommend that you enjoy the views from this viewpoint.
I leave the location of the viewpoint, although it is easy to find it following the indications indicated in beacons or Google Maps.
The climb is short but a bit steep and hard.
After sweating on the climb, we spent a couple of hours enjoying some baths in the lake and sunbathing.
We also wanted to try a typical Bled sweet, the Kremma Rezina.
It is a very creamy custard cake.
In a bakery near where we park, almost leaving the lake, we find it cheaper than on the terrace that overlooks the lake that already looks like a super tourist site.
If you go by car, keep in mind that you will have to pay for parking, but it is a very popular place and there is no other.
I don't make recommendations on where to eat in Bled, since all places seemed expensive and not worth it.
Tolmin Gorge – Tolminska Korita
We follow our route through Slovenia and on the second day we visit Tolmin Gorges.
It is a spectacular site that I definitely recommend you visit.
Tickets cost us € 7 with a 20% discount. Together with the entrance, they give you a map with a recommended itinerary that I "recommend" to follow.
Of course, you do not have to scare the stairs, because there are many.
To get there, we park in the first free parking lot below and a shuttle bus takes you to the parking entrance.
You can also get in your own car at the entrance to the gorges, but this parking is paid.
I leave some photos for you to see the natural environment and the blue water of the river.
Cascada Beri, or Slapova Beri, or Beri Waterfall
The same day in the afternoon we launched to find this waterfall.
The truth is that it cost us a bit and we got lost among small mountain villages, which was quite fun and gave us some anecdotes to tell.
And if you get lost in places like this, no problem.
The problem was that the Google Maps route to get to the waterfall was a bit confusing, so we ended up finding it after asking.
To get there you have to the town of Poljubinj.
Here we arrive at the parking lot next to the river that crosses the town, the Godica river.
In this parking lot we see indications for the waterfall «Beri Waterfall».
It took half an hour climbing through the forest to find it.
The good thing that has to be so difficult to find is that we could enjoy it alone.
Both the views, the photos and the bath in the icy water.
Near our accommodation in Kobarid there were several interesting places like this waterfall and the road that reaches it.
To get there you have to leave the car in a parking lot that costs € 1.5 per hour or € 10 all day.
Or walk from Kobarid.
We left the car for two hours in the parking lot at the lake of the Lazar campsite.
The road follows a river with spectacular turquoise water.
It is easy to find several access to go down to the river and take a bath.
The water was cool, but not frozen.
The waterfall is very pretty, but the most beautiful is the place where it is.
This gorge is another of the most popular sites among Slovenian tourists.
We arrived at 11:45 and there was a lot of queue and a lot of people.
The entrance costs € 10 per person, plus € 5 parking, although with unlimited time.
So I recommend you go early or at lunchtime.
If you go from Kobarid as we did, Google I recommend that you go through Italy and Austria instead of crossing Mount Triglav.
But although it is shorter and it is fun to go through 3 countries in two hours, there is a toll between Austria and Slovenia of € 7'50 that crosses the Karabantunnel tunnel of 8 kilometers.
The visit is made in two hours following quite flat walkways that follow the river and the gorge until you reach a waterfall.
I leave you some photos.
On the same day we visited the Vintgar Gorges, we took the opportunity to visit Lake Bohinj.
By car Lake Bohinj is relatively close to Lake Bled and the Vintgar Gorges.
The lake is surrounded by beaches that allow swimming and everyone is sunbathing, playing on the beach, kayaking and swimming in the lake.
The lake is very beautiful and the mountainous landscape around it makes it a delight to bathe enjoying such views.
To go to these beaches it is advisable to bring a mat as it is full of pebbles where lying with just a towel can be a bit uncomfortable.
All around the lake has parking areas with a blue zone for € 3 per hour. In the town it is impossible to park.
Virje Waterfall – Borec
Another day is dedicated to exploring the area of Borec, another town north of Kobarid, in the natural park of Mount Triglav.
We saw several waterfalls, walked and took a bath in the river.
In addition to eating trout and schnitzel in a very rich road bar. It was called Zvikar restaurant.
What we liked most about this area is the Virgin waterfall or Slap Virje.
In the waterfall you can bathe, although the water here was very cold.
But the environment in which it is and the green colors are very beautiful.
To get Google Maps took us to the parking lot of a golf course where we paid € 2 to park, for unlimited time.
We follow the indications of the waterfall walking through the forest for 20 minutes.
There are very beautiful pieces like this bridge.
Next to the waterfall was another parking lot with a blue zone that cost € 5 for two hours.
We only dared to get our feet wet 🙂
Dreznica – Sopota and Krampez waterfall
The last day we were a little tired of so much car and we went to discover the waterfalls and the viewpoint that we had closer to the town where we were staying, Dreznica.
You can walk in 20 or 30 minutes to the waterfalls from the village and climb to the viewpoint.
The good thing about this area and these waterfalls is that we made the way and we could bathe quietly without more tourists around.
Where to stay in Tolmin and Kobarid
Where to stay in Tolmin
We chose the Remec apartment. We paid € 160 for two nights for 4 people, so it cost us € 20 per person per night.
The apartment is very good, is huge, has a huge kitchen, heating and is perfectly located in the center of Tolmin.
It also has its own parking.
I leave you some photos:
You can check the price and book it by clicking on this link
By the way, if you stay in Tolmin you can go to dinner at Kavarna in Gostilna Pri Noni.
It is at the entrance of the town, next to the roundabout. They make great pizzas and very well priced.
We had 4 pizzas, a salad and half-liter beers for € 10 each.
Where to sleep in Dreznica or Kobarid
We were very comfortable in the Skubin apartment in Dreznica.
It is a town on top of the mountain very very quiet, although you need a car yes or yes.
We rent it for two people for € 50 a night.
It also has a kitchen and more rooms in case you want to go more people.
I leave you some photos in case you want to take a look.
You can see the price and book by clicking on this link
Where to sleep in Bled
Or near Bled to enjoy this area, Lake Bohinj or the Vintgar Gorge.
I recommend these accommodations:
Nature hotel Lukanc
Matt’s central place
Slovenia route by car
Now that we have returned, if you want to make a route similar to ours, I think you would do it differently.
For example if you are a week, you would do 4 nights in Tolmin or Kobarid and 2 or 3 in the area of Bled or Bohinj.
This way you will lose less time traveling by car.
How much we spent on our route through Slovenia by car
I make a small summary, although the issue of expenses is always something personal.
For example, we try to take apartments since we have breakfast and sometimes we have dinner in the apartment, which means a good saving.
But we always drink coffee outside in a bar because we like it better.
So I break down the expenses:
Accommodation: € 160 (€ 40 per person two nights) plus € 250 (€ 125 per person).
Gasoline: with a deposit that we filled for € 58 we made 600 kilometers of route.
Lunch: between super market, dinners and coffees: € 99'40 per person, making at least one or two meals a day outside.
Gorges tickets: € 17
Parkings and blue areas: € 15, € 7'50 per person.
Price per total person: € 220 per person sleeping, eating and activities in 7 nights.
Now if you want to continue with the route, you can see what we did before in Lago di Como or return to the index of the travel blog.