Autumn is a wonderful time to explore Slovenia, whether for outdoor activities or learning about cultural heritage, and not forgetting a visit to great restaurants. Below you can read our latest suggestions for an autumn trip in the surroundings of Radovljica.
What is the most beautiful feature of the forest during autumn? Is it the colourful treetops or the sounds of leaves rustling beneath your feet? Is it chestnuts or the joy of picking mushrooms? Whatever the reason, if you are searching for great forest paths, then you can find quite a number of them in Radol'ca. Among them we suggest the Lamberg Trail in Begunje. The trail leads through the forest from the Krpin recreation centre to Kamen Castle, while you can also follow it further through the Draga valley to the Gostišče Draga restaurant.
Foto: Jošt Gantar
In autumn there is still time before the first snowfall to conquer some of Slovenia's hills and mountains. Mount Begunščica lures hikers to its peak, while there are numerous shorter trails that also afford wonderful views. You may already be familiar with St. Peter's Trail that leads to the church above Begunje, and from Kropa you can hike up to the Church of St. Primus and Felician on Jamnik. The trail leads through a wonderful forest and on reaching the end you are rewarded with stunning views of the well-known church and far-reaching views of the whole of Gorenjska.
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The old town of Radovljica is a pleasant place to spend quality time regardless of the weather. On a beautiful autumn day you can sit on the terrace of one of the cafes, while the autumn rain is the perfect time to visit one of Radovljica's museums. There is a really diverse choice; the Museum of Apiculture, the Municipal Museum, the Pharmacy and Alchemy Museum, the Lectar Workshop and Museum, and the Šivec House Gallery. At the latter there is a photography exhibition by Wilhelm Heiliger on view until 10th November. Families have until 4th November to try out the special 'Follow a Bee Through Radovljica' adventure.
Photo: Miran Kambič
The excellent cuisine alone is a reason to visit Radol'ca, and the great food available in our restaurants and inns will hit the spot even more after one of the above-mentioned activities! From 28th October to 30th November 2022, the restaurants and inns that are part of Taste Radol'ca will be offering special menus as part of the 'Month of Local Cuisine'. There are eight participating restaurants and inns in Radovljica, Lesce, Begunje, Mošnje and Podbrezje. Each offers a menu consisting of at least 3 courses, created exclusively using locally sourced and grown ingredients, for a set price of €26 per person.
Photo: Boris Pretnar
Written by Kaja Beton, October 2018, Photo: Kaja Beton and Jošt Gantar
Autumn steadily colours the leaves and changes nature into a wonderful painting on canvas. Set off on one of our suggested hiking tours where you can enjoy the autumn colours and wonderful nature.
Local ingredients, the finest preparation and an unforgettable experience. Visit Radol'ca this October, where you can visit open days at local farms and take part in a guided culinary experience, while in November the best of Radol'ca's restaurants invite you to enjoy selected menus made using local ingredients.
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.