Experience the Greatest Escape in the Heart of Slovenia

Walk the Greatest Escape of WW2 and the 20th Century from the Austrian to the Croatian border through the hills of Slovenia on 17, 14, 6 and 5-day Walking Tours.

Walk the Greatest Escape of WW2 and the 20th Century from the Austrian to the Croatian border through the hills of Slovenia on 17, 14, 6 and 5-day Walking Tours.

The guided walks include gourmet Slovenian cuisine, wines, rolling countryside and steep mountain terrain peppered with medieval villages, baroque churches, hidden springs and ancient forests. Treat yourself to the best of Slovenian hospitality while dining, when meeting the locals, during partisan-style lunches, staying on farms, in guesthouses, amidst spa resorts and in local hotels and villages.

The 17-day walk in 2019 recreates the historic escape that freed about 100 men on its 75th anniversary. A briefer 14-day tour, with a rest day, allows the trekker to experience the escape amidst traditional and hotel-style accommodation, gourmet food, great local wines and ported luggage. The first night is spent in medieval Maribor, the last in Kalska domačija in Štrekljevec, near Semič, close to the Croatian border. The 5-day Walking Tour explores the first few stages of the escape trail starting in Maribor and the 6-Day Walking Tour starts in Ljubljana with the walk commencing at the might Sava River.

Our Tours

75th Anniversary Walk

  • Depart
    Maribor
  • Arrive
    Semič
Relive The Greatest Escape. Join the first-ever recreation of The Greatest Escape in the history of WW2.

14-Day Walk

  • Depart
    Maribor
  • Arrive
    Semič
Follow in the footsteps of WW2 heroes. From the rolling foothills of Maribor to the stunning vistas of the Bela Krajina region. Enter in to the heart and history of Slovenia.

6-Day Walk

  • Depart
    Ljubljana
  • Arrive
    Semič
Like the escaping prisoners of war, row the mighty Sava River, march on to the Croatian border. Taste a slice of history, and local cuisine on The Crow’s Flight.

5-Day Walk

  • Depart
    Maribor
  • Arrive
    Topolšica
Catch the escape train from Maribor to Ožbalt. Party in Lovrenc na Pohorju, climb Ribnica; then finish in the thermal wonderland of Topolšica.

4-Day Bus Tour

  • Depart
    Maribor
  • Arrive
    Ljubljana
From medieval Maribor to Ljubljana via baroque Gornji Grad, GEOSS and provincial Semič. Register your interest now.
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