• Vršič Pass, Slovenia
    Vršič Pass

Julian Alps

The northwestern corner of Slovenia — within yodeling distance of Austria and Italy — is crowned by the Julian Alps, where mountain culture has a Slavic accent. The Slovenian mountainsides are laced with hiking paths, blanketed in deep forests, and speckled with ski resorts and vacation chalets. Beyond every ridge is a peaceful alpine village nestled around a quaint Baroque steeple. As you curl on twisty roads between the peaks, you'll enjoy stunning high-mountain scenery, whitewater rivers with superb fishing, rustic rest stops, thought-provoking WWI sights, and charming hamlets.