“I have wandered many a beautiful valley in countries around Europe; been entranced by floral carpets dancing on grassy meadows and silently awestruck at the imposing, saw-toothed mountains or lush forested slopes which enclose them.”

None have been quite like the Logar Valley (Logarska Dolina).

There is something unique about this remote, yet easily accessible area which nestles in a natural cul-de sac-in the north of Slovenia. The glacial valley boasts immaculate pastures; conifer-clad hills on three sides; and at its head towering, granite peaks – the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. But there’s more to the Logar Valley than a wealth of visual splendour. 

Spend any amount of time within its embrace and a feeling of well-being descends like a comforting arm around the shoulders. Locals call it “being in the nature.” Travel trend reports predict 2020 will be another year when travellers increasingly want holidays which slow down the tempo, give them the chance to explore and absorb destinations at a relaxed pace, and make greater connections with locals, whilst reducing impact on the environment.

By simply doing what they’ve always done, the instinctively environmentally-friendly residents of the Logar Valley have been pioneering wellness, mindfulness, and Slow Travel for some time.

Read full article - published on Inntravel's Slow Lane January 2020