The camping season in Slovenia is getting off to a slow start, so now is a good time to go, before the crowds. I’ve been going to NATURAVANTURA CAMPGROUND for 5 years. From Ljubljana it’s about 60 km bike ride, with a climb over the Kamnik Alps.

From the center of Ljubljana you are just minutes by bike to enjoy the great Slovenian outdoors. The 2 hour bike route from Ljubljana to Kamnik follows the Sava & Kamnik Rivers most of the way.

Almost to the campground with the The Doors song “The End” playing, I rolled up as the song ended, perfect timing. The campground sits below the road so there’s no road noise in camp. Camp host, Ales & his crew run a great campground. There’s many activities for adults and kids, it’s a very family friendly place. They’ve added a new dish washing station, also a host kitchen where you can order breakfast and dinners. The camp kitchen comes well equipped with dishes, pots & pans, coffee, tea and traditional Slovenian mint syrup.

I was recommended to ride into Luce and take that route to climb back over the alps. A steady climb at first, then I had to do some walking near the top. From the top, back to the road to Kamnik was one of the nicest rides I’ve done in Slovenia. It was a gradual climb up yesterday and an awesome and fun ride down today. It’s Saturday & sadly Kamnik old town is kind of a ghost town. One great place I can recommend is POD SKALO for a cold beer after climbing over the mountain and down.

I have tickets for the film Festival tonight so I opt for the faster road route home, instead of the river route. Having a bike mirror helped me to survive it. The Ljubljana bike club was cleaning up the highway, impressive.

Hope you can find the time this summer to visit one of Slovenian’s best kept secret campgrounds, NATURAVANTURA CAMPGROUND either by bike, car or bus.
Ride On, Jeff



  1. I like the dish washing stations in the campground. I saw that in Australia too and it makes so much sense! Also kept the dingos away from the tents. : )

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