An unusual triangular tower, Šalek Castle’s remains, still marks the entrance to Šaleška Valley. To the west, the valley is protected by the picturesque Kamniško-Savinjske Alps; to the east, the mountain range of ancient Pohorje; and towards the south, the valley meets Posavje Hills, from where the River Paka flows, where you find attractive lakes. Mining changed the landscape and shaped the character of the towns and villages which inspire visitors with their intertwining of unusual industrial heritage and greenery.
Family day at Velenje beach
One day experience
Spend a day on the best Slovenian natural beach. Do it your way!
A unique evening experience
Come by to enjoy some of the best gastronomic pleasures Slovenia has to offer. The dishes rooted in the coalminers’ traditions will be a feast for all senses!
Mysteries of submerged villages
Sail on precious pieces of the past!
Help a descendant of the Velenje miners, who mined one of the thickest layers of coal in the world and turned fertile fields into lakes, find a precious item under the water surface!
Children's stories of lost villages
A tour of the Museum of Coal Mining, a walk to Lake Velenje and a ride with a ‘pletrca’ along Lake Velenje.
Fly into the tannery of Europe
Feel like a legendary entrepreneur on a private tour of a once the most reputable leather factory around! In Šoštanj, the town of light, visit the leather family of Vošnjak – Woschnagg.
Find yourself in Šalek valley
Retreat for relaxation, self-discovery, and finding motivation for life’s new challenges
Everyone has at least one reason to experience the countryside. If your body needs rest and your spirit peace, fulfill your needs on a three-day retreat Find yourself in Šalek valley.
Along the paths of Kajuh
Walk through the old-town centre of Šoštanj, learning about the history and role of Karl Destovnik Kajuh, visiting Kajuh’s Park and home and visiting Villa Mayer.
Adventurous underground cave trekking that excites imagination
The feelings cave explorers experience in the depths of this karst beauty of Šalek valley are indescribable. Experience them yourself. Do you dare join the Underground adventure?
One day experiencee
Experience the diversity of the days of yore and modern-day adventures in three towns boasting stories that could not make them more different from one another!
Guided experiences by bike through the Šalek valley
Find the right route for yourself.
Take the opportunity for activities in the nature of the Šalek valley and don’t forget that you can experience hidden routes also with a cycling guide.