Although it is fairly obvious that for many of us there are still a lot of questions surrounding holidays abroad this year, the following reasons will help to convince you that Radovljica is the ideal place to holiday this year – as and when the borders are open and it is safe to travel.
You certainly won't be bored in the Radol'ca area. You can cycle along the network of mountain bike trails or along country lanes, hike the peaks of the Karavanke mountains, or explore the numerous themed trails. You will eat well, too! During the heat of summer you can cool off with a dip in the Radovljica swimming pool or take a paddle in the Sava river. You can also take a rafting or kayaking trip down the Sava river. You will have the opportunity to savour the atmosphere of the quaint old town centre, learn about the wealth of history and visit castles. When you've had your fill of Radovljica itself, set off on a journey on a tourist bus to neighbouring areas. And what's more, if you stay in the Radol'ca area for a minimum of two nights, you will receive a FREE discount card. If we haven't convinced you yet, read on…
All those who stay in one of our partner accommodation facilities for a minimum of two nights receive a free Julian Alps: Radovljica discount card. The card entitles holders to discounts and special benefits on experiences and admission fees in Radovljica and Bled, and during July and August cardholders can also take advantage of free half-day guided tours of the surrounding areas.
A new feature for this summer season is a new (currently being established) network of mountain bike routes through Radovljica and its surroundings, which you can tackle with the assistance of a GPS tracker. The suggested routes lead to Bled, the picturesque Završnica valley, and past numerous attractions in the countryside. You can choose from various levels of difficulty – from more level family trips to real adrenaline descents.
Having explored the nature and history of the Radol'ca area, you will undoubtedly be in need of sustenance. Be sure to try the excellent cuisine at Taste Radol'ca restaurants, among which there are some that have also achieved international acclaim. Vila Podvin with head chef Uroš Štefelin has been awarded a Michelin Star, while some of the other Taste Radol'ca restaurants are holders of the prestigious Gault&Miller 'chef's hat'. There are a total of 9 restaurants that take part in the Taste Radol'ca collaboration. In addition to gourmet restaurants, the area also boasts numerous rural village inns, good pizzerias, well-appointed hotel restaurants and other smaller food and drink establishments. Radol'ca really is the culinary centre of Gorenjska!
Radovljica and its surroundings offer great family adventures. Families can enjoy exploring the numerous theme paths, and in town there is a beekeeping adventure with interactive points. Some of the outdoor activities are also family-friendly, such as rafting, horse riding, minigolf, and gold panning. Accommodation to suit all members of the family can be found both in town and in the countryside.
In the 2020 season of rating camps in Slovenia, which takes place annually and is carried out by the largest Slovenian website for camping enthusiasts, two camps in Lesce were rated among the best. New River Camping Bled was rated in second place among the large camps, while the Šobec Camp achieved third place. River Camping Bled also received an award for the best arranged mobile home settlement, while the Šobec Camp recently received the Green Key label. There are also several smaller campsites and other types of tourist accommodation from hotels, to private rooms, youth hostels and tourist farms.
In addition to the historic town centre of Radovljica, visitors are charmed by the village centre of Kropa, picturesque Kamen Castle, and the Basilica of Mary Help of Christians in Brezje. It is worth taking time to visit one, or more, of the numerous museums. The Museum of Apiculture underwent an extensive renovation this year and now offers a more interactive visit. It is due to re-open in the second half of May. You will be filled with nostalgia during a visit to the Avsenik Museum and the Elan Alpine Ski Museum in Begunje na Gorenjskem. In addition, there is the Iron Forging Museum, the Nativity Museum in Brezje, the Museum of Pharmacy and Alchemy in Radovljica, and museum collections in villages.
For those who enjoy discovering hidden gems in the company of local guides, together with Bled and Tržič in July and August we organise guided trips to visit attractions. Guests, who during their stay are entitled to a Julian Alps: Radovljica discount card, can enjoy a journey on the tourist bus in the company of a local guide free of charge.
Free guided tours of Radovljica's old town centre, led by a local guide, are run every Tuesday throughout the year. In addition, in July and August you can join a guided discovery of the ruins of Kamen Castle every Monday at 4pm, on Wednesdays at 3pm you can set off on foot on a guided walk from Radovljica to Kamna Gorica, where you will see the village centre, and on Thursdays at 10pm you can take a guided tour of the village of Mošnje and the Villa Rustica archeological site.
There are numerous hiking trails in the surroundings of Radovljica that lead through the countryside or to neighbouring peaks. Theme trails are marked on the map that you can get at the Radovljica Tourist Information Centre, while there are even more suggested routes on the online map, which also includes detailed descriptions of the routes and GPS tracking. Although not all the trails are marked on the ground, you can download the Outdoor Active app to your mobile phone and use it to help you find your way.
Tourism Radol'ca has acquired two important certificates for the organisation of events and tourist experiences. Through these certificates, we undertake to ensure that our destination is sustainable and to follow safety recommendations when organising events.
Following the trend of a sharp increase in the popularity of mountain biking and e-biking, and thanks to the excellent conditions for such activities in the surroundings of Radovljica, Tourism Radovljica, in cooperation with the mountain biking profession, has designed a network of mountain bike routes.
Throughout July and August you can join FREE guided tours, which are organised by the Radovljica and Begunje tourist information centres and local tourist associations. Guided tours of Radovljica take place every Tuesday and, upon prior arrangement, are also available throughout the rest of the year.
Set off as a family on an adventure accompanied by a cute 'bee' who will explain where she lives, what her chores are, and where she goes to gather nectar. You will see Radovljica's attractions on the way and, as a reward, savour the taste of sweet honeybreads.
A walk through Radovljica which, in addition to Linhart Square, includes many other attractions and acquaints visitors with some of Radovljica's famous residents from the past. Online map is available to assist with orientation.