Radovljica and its surroundings offer several lesser-known attractions and places worth visiting that are off the beaten track. Here are a few suggestions:
- Kamen Castle: Located in the village of Begunje na Gorenjskem, Kamen Castle is a picturesque, partially ruined medieval castle. While not as popular as Bled Castle, it offers a sense of history and beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.
- Draga Valley: This hidden gem, also located in Begunje na Gorenjskem, is perfect for nature lovers. The valley offers several hiking and walking trails, leading to beautiful waterfalls and viewpoints. One of the trails leads to the Roblek Mountain Hut, which provides stunning views of the Karawanks mountain range.
- Poljšica Village: Situated near Radovljica, Poljšica is a traditional Slovenian village with charming houses and beautiful landscapes. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the village, explore the local architecture, and take in the surrounding scenery.
- Sava River: Follow the Sava River and its walking and cycling paths, which offer picturesque views of the river and surrounding countryside. The paths can be accessed from Radovljica and provide a great opportunity for a leisurely stroll or bike ride.
- The Church of St. Peter: Located in the village of Ljubno, a short drive from Radovljica, the Church of St. Peter is a beautiful Gothic church with well-preserved frescoes dating back to the 15th century. The church is not frequently visited by tourists, making it a peaceful and serene destination.
- The Završnica Valley: This scenic valley is perfect for nature lovers and offers various outdoor activities such as hiking, cycling, and horseback riding. The Završnica Recreation Park features a beautiful reservoir, a children’s playground, and a trim trail.
Remember to respect the environment and local customs when visiting lesser-known locations. These hidden gems often remain unspoiled due to the limited number of visitors, so it’s essential to be a responsible traveler and leave no trace.
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