From Dornava we will head towards Maribor and enjoy a panoramic drive that will take us past a number of lakes and also give us a perfect opportunity to admire a view of the Hrastovec castle from a distance. We will make us a stop at the Three Ponds pillars, where we will draw some energy from the flow of water, and then make our way through the city park to the heart of the city – the Maribor Castle.
After visiting the castle, we will make a lunch stop at one of the nearby restaurants, have a bite to eat and taste some of Štajerska region’s traditional specialties with a modern twist.
We will be mesmerised by the cradle of vast forests, in the midst of silence and tranquillity. Invigorated by fresh air, we will get to understand the importance of the present moment, our own existence and inner peace.
We will get equipped with some hiking poles and have a go at Nordic walking. During an easy, 30-minute walk to the Ledinekova Jasa glade, we will get to know the world of pristine forests. On the way back, we will make a stop at the observation tower and the Anžev Križ cross.
Time to get to know the culinary masterpieces and the reinvented traditional local cuisine. We will taste a variety of dishes that have been handed down from generation to generation at local farms, both vegetable dishes and traditional meat treats. This will also be a perfect opportunity to indulge in some Pohorska omleta (Pohorje Omelette), a local speciality.
We will spend some time getting pampered by various wellness treatments and natural-herb massages. For even more relaxation, there will be various Turkish and Finnish saunas to choose from. In the Surprise Tunnel, we will have a chance to discover 63 refreshing showers of different temperatures, and cool ourselves off even more in an ice cave.
After breakfast, we will say goodbye to the forests of Pohorje and return to the valley by cable car. From Maribor we will head towards the town of Kamnik, making a short sightseeing stop on the way there to see the Old Castle of Celje, a medieval Europe’s strategic point and the home of former counts.
In the heart of Slovenian mountains, we will get to admire a pearl of nature, Bled. We will be amazed by nature conjuring up various shades of green and grey of the surrounding mountains on the surface of the lake. Bled is a place that makes the moment stop, the heart flutter, and love blossom again.