Close to Bled and between the Julian Alps and the Karavanke, discover the sweet treasures of “Radol’ca”. Centuries-old towns and villages, excellent cuisine, traditions in beekeeping, iron forging and music. All in an environment offering unspoilt nature, inviting you to enjoy active outdoor adventures.
Radovljica – the charming encounter with the past
Thanks to its Chocolate Festival and its beekeeping and gingerbread-making traditions, the medieval centre of Radovljica is known as Slovenia’s sweetest town. Radovljica also has one of the best-preserved old town centres in Slovenia. Sava River offers amazing experiences for the water sports enthusiast, while a wide net of cycling and hiking trails can keep you busy as long as you want.
While exploring Radovljica, do not miss the surrounding towns:
- Begunje na Gorenjskem, the birthplace of the renowned musician Slavko Avsenik and the home of Slovene popular folk music, with its two castles, Kamen and Katzenstein.
- The village of Brezje, with its basilica dedicated to Mary, Help of Christians – the largest pilgrimage church in Slovenia.
- Lesce with its sports airfield.
- And the village of Kropa, situated beneath the Jelovica plateau in the Lipnica Valley, where the centuries-old tradition of iron-forging is evident in its heritage-protected centre, the Iron Forging Museum, the preserved forge and artistic forging.
If you need a place to stay, see the Julian Alps Accommodation Searcher. Direct bookings are one of the best ways to help the local community grow while paying the same or even less than via big booking platforms. Also, make sure this area stays amazing and use all the responsible travel options offered by local providers. Every action matters. And we need to step up the responsible living paradigm on every possible level if we want to protect our future.