harmony of three valleys
The Solčava region is made up of the village of Solčava and the village of Podolševa, as well as three parallel Alpine valleys that have been transformed by glaciers and are among the most beautiful in the entire Alpine region. These are the most recognisable and most often depicted Logar Valley and the slightly less known, but no less exceptional and unique, Robanov kot and Matkov kot valleys. The Logarska dolina and Robanov kot are specially protected and declared a landscape park due to their exceptional nature, and together with Natura 2000, the protected nature area accounts for 80% of the area of the Solčavska region.
The area also has a wealth of cultural and ethnological heritage. The area also has a wealth of cultural and ethnological heritage. The basic characters of living in Solčava is high-altitude self-sufficient farms, which tell stories of the greatness and strength of the people of Solčava. The people here have also retained their identity in their stories, fairy tales that have become legends, dances, songs and music. Another important part of the Solčavsko tradition are the zithers, the pleasant sounds of which can still be heard on many of these farms today.
Solčava is a harmony of three valleys and at the same time a harmony of exceptional nature and carefully thought-out tourism. In 2009, the destination was awarded the title of “European Destination of Excellence” in the field of tourism and protected areas.
A HARMONY OF THREE VALLEYS
Set off on foot to DISCOVER the mighty peaks of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps , the Karavanke mountains, and the picturesque valleys in their lap; hidden springs, mighty trees, rock ‘windows’ and ‘doors’, underground caves and other natural attractions; the majestic murmur of the Rinka waterfall and other mighty waterfalls; streams and mysterious places along the tributaries of the Savinja river; beautiful corners along the Solčava panoramic road, which connects the Matkov kot valley and Podolševa; traces of Ice Age hunters in museum Streams of zigzags; the joyful perseverance of the locals on the of large mountain farms, farms in the mountains; the enthusiastic coexistence of people with nature in the landscape parks Logarska dolina and Robanov kot;
Along the paths YOU LIVE in the luxury of the laid tables; in the delicious home-cooked meals such as Upper Savinja gizzard and cheese roll; in the homeliness of tourist farms, the friendliness of the cosiness of mountain huts, the pleasant atmosphere in the cosiness of village inns; in the comfort of accommodation in hotels, guesthouses and farms; in the customs, songs and stories that live among the people; in the outdoor activities: hiking, mountaineering, cycling, archery, horse riding and interesting programmes; in the winter joys of cross-country skiing, sledging or skiing in snow-covered fields.
When you freeze in your stride the beauty of the landscape at every glance, especially in the landscape image of theLogar Valley, Roban and Matko Corner and ecluded high-lying farms; alpine flowers along mountain trails and on mountain pastures; animals in the wild at any time of the year; the gothic Church of Our Lady of the Snows, the Church of the Holy Spirit and the chapel of Christ the King; the ethnological heritage and cultural heritage of farmers, foresters and charcoal burners; the work of diligent and skilled hands when working with high-mountain wood or Solčava marble ; the uniqueness of useful woollen products created by knitting and felting; the pleasant sound of the zither and harmonious folk singing.