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Motorbike Europe has been to Slovenia many times, and always look forward to the next time we can ride this unspoiled and beautiful landscape. There's always a lot to see, and Slovenia offers some spectacular riding, for all types of rider.
Named after Julius Cæsar, the Julian Alps are located in the Southern Limestone Alps, on the border between Italy and Slovenia. The highest peak is Triglav, at 2,864 meters above sea level. The name 'Triglav' meaning “the three-headed”. A larger part of the Julian Alps is also part of Triglav National Park. Triglav’s three peaks are also seen in the Slovenian national coat of arms, the flag, and the Slovenian 50-cent coin.
The area of Triglav is the scene of an old Slovenian fairytale, about a hunter, and a goat, named Golden Horns (Zlatorog in Slovenian). The mountain top of Aljažev is a Slovenian landmark and national symbol.
Slovenia is a great motoorcycle country to explore, both geographically and historically. It has a short coastline on the Adriatic Sea, bordering Italy, Austria, Hungary and Croatia. For about 600 years, Slovenia has been inhabited by Slovenes, which later came under Austrian rule. In 1918, the area became a part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes, which in 1941, was divided between Germany, Italy, Hungary, Bulgaria and Albania, and from 1945 to 1987, the area was part of Yugoslavia.
Modern Slovenia was founded on 25th of June, 1991, after the dissolution of Yugoslavia, and in 2004, Slovenia joined the EU. Slovenia is considered the most wealthy and westernized region in the "former Yugoslavia". The two largest cities are the capital Ljubljana, and the city of Maribor in the east.
MOTORBIKE EUROPE RECOMMENDED HOTELS
Here are some of the hotels we use when we're exploring Slovenia:
4280 Kranjska Gora
TEL : +386-4-5881-520
FAX : +386-4-5881-343
Ribčev Laz 51
4265 Bohinjsko Jezero
TEL : +386-4-5729-100
FAX : +386-4-5729-039
TEL : +386-5-3896-880
FAX : +386-5-3896-889
Cesta Svobode 8
TEL : +386-4-5796-000
FAX : +386-4-5796 010
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