Hints for summer refreshments in Slovenia: the Savinja river adventures

Savinja river in the Northern Slovenia is a real gem for nature lovers and those who would like to refresh themselves in the hot summer days. In millions of years it has created a picturesque riverbed with numerous pools, rapids and beaches that are calling for a visit. It is the longest river on Slovenian territory. Savinja river starts to run in the scenic Logar Valley (Logarska dolina) and flows through numerous villages to Mozirje and continues to lower valley, where enters into the Celje basin and flows through the cities of Celje and Lasko.

SWIMMING AND ENJOYING NATURE NEXT TO THE SAVINJA RIVER

Finding the perfect place next to rapids of the vivid Savinja river is a great idea for hot summer days. In some parts, Savinja river is deep enough for swimming and the sandy coast covered with smooth stones is a great place for enjoying nature. The temperature of the river varies during the year and also depends on location, but is approx. 17-20 degrees Celsius.  If you are staying in the Camping Menina, you could enjoy even higher temperatures of the water in their own lake.

Savinja River, enjoying summer refreshments in Savinja Valley, Slovenia
Savinja River, enjoying summer refreshments in Savinja Valley, Slovenia

RAFTING and KAYAKING: GET WET ON/IN THE SAVINJA RIVER!

Exploring the river from the boat is another great idea for those who want to get wet in summer. The sport agencies in the Savinja Valley organize rafting and kayak trips. If you prefer paddling in the group, rafting is the perfect choice. There is more than 10 km of the river suitable for white water activities. Sport agencies will provide you all equipment you need for a safe river descend, do not forget a towel and swimming suits. Rafting trip is appropriate also for families. Experienced guides will make sure that you will have a safe trip!

BELLYAK & SUP – NEW ACTIVITIES ON THE SAVINJA RIVER

Belly dancing on the river or belly kayaking 😉 Check by the sport agencies for the bellyak or SUP trip along the Savinja river. Bellyaking is quite new activity that you could enjoy on the Savinja river. The guides will show you how to manage the river craft and will give you all necessary equipment for the safe run. Have tried SUP already? Know how to keep balance on the sea? Try river SUPing with the guides, its even more fun on the vivid rapids! 😉

FISHING ON THE SAVINJA RIVER

Great Alpine landscapes surround clean waters of the Savinja river in the Upper part of the Savinja valley. The river is very rich with water flora and fauna what makes the river a Slovenian paradise for fishing. Riffles, pockets, deep pools and dams – what a great atmosphere for the fishermen and even better hiding place for trouts, graylings and rainbows. The Savinja river is divided into two fly-fishing districts. Fly-fishing season: 15th April – 31th October. Get more info!

 

FLOSARSKI BAL – AUTHENTICITY

Traditional event is organized in the European city of timber rafting, Ljubno ob Savinji every summer. The visitors may observe how the rafters from Ljubno had been transporting wood along the river until 1950. A lot of other events (concerts, hikes, timber and wood carving workshops …) are organized during the Flosarski bal and Flosfest.

WHERE TO STAY, EAT AND ORGANIZE TRIPS IN THE SAVINJA VALLEY

Please check all info before going on the trip at the tourist information centers.

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