Šmarna Gora: Hiking and Food Tour from Ljubljana

Activity provider: Ljubljana Guides

Šmarna Gora: Hiking and Food Tour from Ljubljana

Activity provider: Ljubljana Guides

From US$ 129.12 per person

Discover the beauty and the taste of local cuisine of the countryside in Ljubljana's surrounding area. Go for a hike to enjoy the magnificent scenery and taste the Slovenian traditional food along the way.

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Duration 5 hours
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Hotels in the city center


  • Enjoy a magnificent view of the Ljubljana basin
  • Have lunch at a traditional Slovenian restaurant
  • Get to know more about the history and culture of the area
  • Hike up Šmarna Gora
Full description
Discover the beauty of the countryside by hiking up the most popular hill on the Sunny Side of the Alps, to Šmarna gora. Besides the magnificent scenery from the top, you will also enjoy local cuisine.  The tour will start in the morning, first with transfer from your accommodation to the foot of the mountain. From here you will start with a hike which will take around 1 hour. Along the way you can listen to stories from your guide about the Turkish invasions in the 15th century and the famous story about the church bell on the top of Šmarna Gora, which rings half an hour earlier than bells in other churches.  At the top you will taste local delicacies in traditional Slovenian Restaurant and enjoy the view over one third of Slovenia. After lunch, go down to the valley, again about 1 hour of moderate walking. This hike is of medium difficulty. Enjoy a food hike, that is guided by a friendly local, who knows about the history of the surrounding area. 
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Local guide
  • Hiking tour
  • Transportation
  • Extra alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with heart problems
  • Children under 2 years

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • If you have any allergies or dietary restrictions, an alterrnative menu can be arranged
  • In case of bad weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • Hiking boots are required
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 4 reviews

Review summary

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  • Service
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Treated like a guest and family all at the same time! Alenka was the most gracious guide. We thoroughly enjoyed our day in the beautiful mountain air. The climb was quite a workout, definitely not a leisurely stroll, but after days of traveling, the exercise was just what we needed. And the company was delightful!

March 25, 2023

This tour was so much more than I expected. Alenka the guide was so knowledgeable and friendly! She did absolutely everything she could to make my experience the best it could be. It didn’t feel like a tour but more like a hike with friends! I Learnt so much about Slovenia and the locals. If your in Ljubljana and have some time. This tour is MUST!

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March 25, 2023

I really enjoyed this day trip. I love to hike, so this definitely appealed to me. It was a nice way to explore an area outside of Ljubljana and do something that is popular among locals. The hike was challenging, but not too strenuous, and the weather was beautiful. Tour guide was awesome. I really enjoyed the views at the top and traditional food that was served to us. Highly recommend

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March 25, 2023

Product ID: 78839