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Interesting destinations by foot

Various walking, thematic and hiking trails take you from the lakes that give Šaleška Valley its distinctive character to panoramic and easily accessible locations. Discover the peaks at the valley’s edge on Šalek mountain trail.

Strolls in the valley, hikes to panoramic peaks.


Guided walking tour

Velenje, Šoštanj and Topolšica are places with attractions easily visited by foot, as well as the lakes and their environs, the river, the stream and the forest. Whilst walking, you discover the cultural and natural heritage of the area. Find the most interesting guided walking tour for you!

View on the valley

Hikers and mountaineers are attracted to the valley by individual peaks, such as Smrekovec, Paški Kozjak, or the peaks surrounding Vinska Gora, as well as sections of Šalek mountain path, the mountain bypass with routes on the Vinska Gora and Trška trails on the former border with Šoštanj. Choose your mountain trail.

For kids and families

If you’re up for ascents, you can visit Šaleška Valley by thematic teaching trails, many of which are great inspiration for kids and families. Wander around castles with the dragon Pozoj, in the Valley of Mills with the dwarf Biser, in Topolšica with butterflies, in the forest with Želodek, and in the Fruit Forest with Mr. Črvek!

The most beautiful trails


Mountain hiking trails

K 24 – The Carinthian Mountain Hiking Challenge

K 24 is another name for the so-called Carinthian mountain hiking challenge or the trail linking five of Carinthia’s (Slovene ‘Koroška’) most prominent peaks.

The Slovenian Mountain Hiking Trail

The so-called Slovenian Mountain Hiking Trail begins in the City of Maribor and ends on the Debeli Rtič Cape on the Adriatic Sea.

Šaleška Mountain Hiking Trail

The Šaleška Mountain Hiking Trail leads you along the edges of Šaleška Valley. It is marked with blazes and there are directional signposts at intersections.

On the trails around Vinska Gora

The long-distance mountain hiking trail dubbed On the trails around Vinska Gora takes you from one hill to another in the vicinity of Vinska Gora.

Saint Martin’s Trail

The Trail of Saint Martin of Tours, which was proclaimed in 2005 by the Council of Europe to be a Grand European Cultural Trail, is 2,500 km long and links the locations that marked the life (and the veneration) of this celebrated saint.


Themed hiking trails

Pozoj castle trail around Velenje

For exploring the castles in Velenje we recomend you the Pozoj dragon circular trail around Velenje.


Jump into Lake Velenje

Velenje Beach is the best starting point for strolls, cycling, and horse riding around the lakes, the waterpark for swimming, stand up paddleboarding, sailing and kids playing, pleasant bars for relaxation, and sunken villages for surprising discoveries!
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Topolšica Spa

When our path leads us astray from the main roads into the heart of nature, we are greeted by an infinite assortment of primal experiences.

Hotel Paka

Hotel Paka has received numerous awards both in Slovenia and abroad. It has four stars.

Villa Herberstein

Vila Herberstein is situated in one of the most beautiful locations in Velenje. It is located only two hundred metres from the town’s centre, close to the winter swimming pool, and the woodland behind the Villa is an excellent place for relaxing walks in the nature.

Hotel Razgoršek

Hotel Razgoršek is a family hotel, where all the rooms are furnished in style. It is located only 15 kilometres from the motorway exit, in the vicinity of shopping centres, the bank, post office and coach and rail station.

Hotel Golte

We can assure you that you will feel great in one of the 52 double rooms.

Youth hostel Velenje

Velenje Youth Hostel is located only 500 metres from the town centre and the main bus station, on the shores of the river Paka opposite the Livada Elementary School.

Prenočišče Mraz

The Mraz Accommodation is located at the edge of the woodland in the hamlet of Gorica near Velenje. Here guests can relax and enjoy the peaceful, natural environment.

Camping jezero Velenje

The Jezero camping site is located at the Velenje lake, only one kilometre fro the town’s centre in the Westerly direction.

Apat Tourist Farm

The Apat family also offers comfy accommodation in a modern apartment house where you can spoil yourself with sauna or jacuzzi.

Tourist farm Tuševo

From the farm you can admire magnificent views of the Vinska gora, nearby fields and hamlets, whilst enjoying mouth-watering home-made dishes from home-grown produce, made according to traditional Slovenian recipes.