As we drove into Slovenia we didn’t know a great deal about the country other than what we’d read in our Europe guidebook (and to be honest, everywhere is fabulous according to the Lonely Planet…..), however we were soon blown away by this small but remarkable country. Slovenia is full of mountains, rivers and lakes and over 50% of the territory is forest, the people are incredibly friendly, love the outdoors and are a nation of hikers and climbers (as we were scrabbling up steep rocks on our emerald riverĀ tour our guide laughed and told us ‘in Slovenia we call this walking’).

We went horse-riding (me), mountain biking (Craig), white water rafting (both), played a round of golf (mainly Craig, I had more fun driving the buggy) and met the white Lipizzaner horses of Lipica.