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Located in central Europe, Slovenia is known for its mountains, forests, adventure sports, lakes and brown bears. These added with the medieval structures and endearing cultural interactions, make Slovenia a country worth exploring.
Surrounded by Italy, Austria, Hungary, Croatia and the Adriatic Sea, Slovenia is in many ways a mix of various culture and cuisines, as well as, eco regions and biodiversity. With almost fifty percent of its land area forested and much of it under hilly terrain, Slovenia is also extremely well watered with numerous rivers and streams. The Karst topography seen mainly around Lake Bled and the Postojna caves, Skocjan caves are the main natural landscape attractions of the country. The magnificent underground river and cave sequences make for excellent, distinctive and memorable views.
For wildlife lovers, Slovenia is the one place where the Brown Bears are sighted frequently. These grizzly beasts are the wildlife mascots of the country where they are found in their natural habitat in the forests.
Nature road trips
A nature road trip through Slovenia is a wonderful experience with the snow-capped mountains, limestone caves, forests and lakes. Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia is richly embedded in historical and architectural monuments, however, for those yearning a natural outlook the karst topography of Bled, Postojna and Skocjan are a must visit. Besides, the Triglav National Park and Soca Valley amidst the Julian Alps offer stunning views and a varied biodiversity.
In the Notranjska and Kocevska regions of Slovenia one can see the Brown Bears most comfortably put in their natural environment. The sighting takes place from the wooden houses that only add to the drama and adrenaline while encountering with these massive mammals. The adventure and experience of watching these beings roam and wander about is worth a lifetime of memories.
Slovenia is the one of those European countries which offer not only, the splendid landscapes, culture and historical monuments, but also, the actual sighting of one of the largest mammals of the world.