Slovenia is one of Europe’s best-kept secrets. Fly into the charming capital of Ljubljana, then head out to the dramatic lakes and mountains in the northeast, or down to the small but perfectly-formed Mediterranean coast in the south. For a stress-free journey, let Luggage Mule ship your luggage to Slovenia ahead of you, with a generous 30kg allowance.
Customs: Meat products not originating from EU member states are forbidden, as is the transport of pets. Check the Customs Administration of Slovenia website for full details.
Price: One way shipping from £34.99!
Shipping times: 9 working days
Flights: Flights to Slovenia from the UK usually take about two hours. Major gateways include Ljubljana, Portorož, and Maribor.
Currency: Euro (€)
Power: 230V, 50Hz
Visas: Holders of British Citizen passports or any other EU state citizens do not need a visa to travel to Slovenia. Other nationalities may need a Schengen visa. To check the visa requirements of your country visit Schengen Visa Information website.
Time difference: Central European Time, GMT+2.
Packing for Slovenia
The summer season in Slovenia runs from May to September with average daytime temperatures of 20-25°C. Pack suncream, hats and long-sleeve shirts to combat the heat, especially if you’re visiting the coastal region near Triesta, which boasts a sub-Mediterranean climate all year round. The winter season peaks in January and February and visitors should expect snow in the mountainous regions of The Alps and the Dinarides. Pack multiple layers, a scarf, gloves and a warm thick coat. Visitors to the exposed northeast lowlands should expect rainfall and high winds.
Ship your bike to Slovenia
The best mountain biking destinations in Slovenia can be found in the Triglav National Park. Try the Radovna Bicycle Trail, which offers breathtaking views as it snakes down through the Triglav Lakes Valley. Other areas of note include Pohorje, the Notranjska Biking Park, and the Moravske Toplice in the northeast. The coast is also a great area for cycling, with a number of good trails in the scenic Šavrini Hills. Luggage Mule can ship your bike to Slovenia at reasonable rates, giving you the chance to ride these superb routes in your own wheels.
Ship your golfing gear to Slovenia
If you like your golf games to have a scenic backdrop, you’ll love playing in Slovenia. Golf Bled is Slovenia’s oldest and the largest club, offering an 18-hole King’s Course and a 9-hole Lake Course near the charming lakeside town of Bled. For woodland courses, try Lipica, among the dense oak trees of Karst, and the course at Volčji Potok Arboretum. Other top courses include Castle Mokrice, in the shadow of a 16th century castle; Golf Livada at Moravske Toplice, where the greens are dotted amongst thermal spring waters; and Zlati Gric near Slovenske Konjice, in the heart of the country’s wine region. Luggage Mule can ship your golf clubs to Slovenia at reasonable rates, giving you the chance to try out these superb courses with your own gear.
What to ship home from Slovenia
While traditional craft souvenirs are popular, Slovenia’s finest export is its wine. Slovenia has thousands of wineries spread across three main wine regions: the Lower Sava Valley, the Drava Valley, and the Littoral. The latter produces many internationally recognized white wines including Renski Rizling, Laski Rizling, and Traminec. Slovenia also produces some outstanding blueberry, honey and pear schnapps. Our Slovenia luggage shipping service gives you a generous 30kg allowance, so you’ll have plenty of room to bring home a few bottles of Slovenian wine.
Other popular souvenirs to ship home from Slovenia include salt from the Sečovlje salt flats on the coast of Portorož, lace from the town of Idrija, west of Ljubljana, and wood carving from the Valley of Ribnica.