Many travelers are curious about life in the countryside of Slovenia, and for them the country offers the opportunity to spend a day in the life of a farmer, participating in a variety of activities and indulging in local cuisine and wine. Slovenia tourist farms offer an authentic, cultural, and personal traveling experience. With more than 200 tourist farms to choose from, you won’t be short on options to make your dream of a countryside getaway come true. A combination of exposure to nature, simple living, and local people and customs has put farm tourism in Slovenia on the map.
Slovenia tourist farms offer more activities than travelers might think. The opportunity to participate in traditional farming practices is only one element of this type of vacation. Fishing, hunting, and even pig slaughtering can be experienced by travelers. Another important aspect of farm tourism in Slovenia is the opportunity to enjoy the countryside. Skiing, swimming in the cool rivers, kayaking, and hiking all contribute to an active, adventurous trip, and home-cooked meals with fresh local ingredients and the opportunity to sample Slovenian wines and brandies are the perfect ending to an adventurous day.
Psnak Farm is one of the most popular Slovenia tourist farms. Offering access to the beauty of the Triglav National Park, Psnak Farm is also popular for its beekeeping, traditional cuisine, and close proximity to spectacular hiking opportunities. This area of the countryside is located near Kranjska Gora and Bled, yet it feels miles away from the crowds. Family-owned and operated, Psnak Farm provides an authentic glimpse into Slovenian life. The female side of the family prepares fragrant, local specialties, while the male side of the family will bring guests—sometimes via hay wagon—along the Cultural Heritage Trail where it is possible to hike or go mountain climbing.
Farm tourism in Slovenia is known for being family-friendly. Maribor is another Slovenian town that is surrounded by many beautiful farms. A Maribor farm offers a range of options including small farm hotels and charming bed and breakfasts. This area is especially well-known for its close proximity to vineyards and wineries. While all tourist farms offer the opportunity to taste local wines (and the vineyards offer great space for children to run and play), Maribor has a few wineries that are within walking distance of the town center. If you plan on visiting one of the wineries on the weekend, it is best to make reservations in advance to ensure your place. Sunday lunch is an especially popular option to experience tourist farms. A gourmet meal, local wines, and spectacular scenery encourage travelers to explore farm tourism even further.
The healthy lifestyle of a farm is experienced by all guests. A small capacity, individual attention, and authenticity are all striking elements of this type of holiday. One popular tourist farm in Pohorje is Urksa, a farm that year-round delivers a genuine rural atmosphere, complete with lit fireplaces, slow-cooked food, and horseback riding. This option is an especially modern one, complete with the comforts and conveniences you would expect from hotels. With a range of accommodation choices, there is a tourist farm to suit every budget and desire, and an alternative way of life is waiting to be discovered in the countryside of Slovenia.