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Hike like a local with 2 Border Collies

Ljubljana, SloveniaPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Eva

4 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Are you a real nature enthusiast? Do you want a real local experience? Then this is the right experience for you.

We shall hike up to Šmarna gora (in Ljubljana we say if you are a real "ljubljančan" (a local), you need to hike up to Šmarna gora at least once a year) from the subburbs of Ljubljana, called Tacen and walk through a beautiful forest trail to the top. There we will enjoy a spectacular view of the capital and the Alps.

While enjoying an amazing view we will visit a local tavern and taste a delicious traditinal pie. After this culinary delight we will slowly start our descend back to Ljubljana valley.

We will be accompanied by 2 fluffly lively collies that will bring smiles to our faces even on a rainy day:)

So what are you waiting for? If you like hiking and experiencing a local's life, do not hesitate to book!
Are you a real nature enthusiast? Do you want a real local experience? Then this is the right experience for you.

We shall hike up to Šmarna gora (in Ljubljana we say if you are a real "ljubljančan" (a local), you need to hike up to Šmarna gora at least once a year) from the subburbs of Ljubljana, called Tacen and walk through a beautiful forest trail to the top. There we will enjoy a spectacular view of the capital and the Alps…

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What's included

  • Food
    Local traditional apple or cherry pie.
  • Drinks
    I will provide fresh mountain spring water.
From $51
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Eva

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 11 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hi. I'm Eva. I was born into a family that bought me hiking shoes the day after I started to walk. Since then I spend every weekend in the hills and mountains, surrounded by the nature.

My passion for hiking is growing with every trip into the mountains. However, I really started appreciating the serenity of it when I went hiking around Anapurnas in Nepal with my father. I find peace and calmness when I am high up and have the most amazing view that smooths my soul.

Four months ago I rescued 2 border collies from captivity and they are slowly becoming my faithfull companions on every hike and now I want to share this passion and the company of my dogs with you.
Hi. I'm Eva. I was born into a family that bought me hiking shoes the day after I started to walk. Since then I spend every weekend in the hills and mountains, surrounded by the nature.

My passion for hiking is growing with every trip into the mountains. However, I really started appreciating the serenity of it when I went hiking around Anapurnas in Nepal with my father. I find peace and calmness when I am high up and have the most amazing view that smooths my soul.

Four mo…
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Where you'll be

Šmarna gora is a small hill (669 m) pointing out of the flat Ljubljana valley. It is a green oasis just a 15 min ride from the city center where locals go to escape the buzz and relax in nature.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 11 reviews.

Taylor
November 2019
We were so glad that Eva started offering this experience in time for our first visit to Slovenia, because it was such a unique experience and was a great introduction to the country. While the experience was simple and straightforward, it was great to have a local guide to show us this beautiful hiking location and answer questions we had about Slovenia as first-time visitors. Moreover, the dogs were very friendly and playful and added a lot of charm to the hike. Be prepared for a very steep hike, but one that is well worth the effort. Even though I started to feel unwell not long after our hike up the mountain, Eva was very kind, patient, and encouraging the whole time, so we pushed on and made it up to the top, where we found that the view from above was magnificent and the food served at the cabin at the summit was delicious. We were able to hike up, relax for a while at the summit, and then hike back down well within the allotted time even with frequent rests, so take your time and get plenty of pictures along the way. A lot of this experience is what you make of it. We had a lot of questions for Eva about Slovenia and daily life, and she was very happy to answer questions and gave us a lot of great insight about a country that we hadn't really known anything about before we visited. We also talked a lot about our shared love of animals, so be sure to bring pictures of your own pets if you have any!
We were so glad that Eva started offering this experience in time for our first visit to Slovenia, because it was such a unique experience and was a great introduction to the count…
Rahil
October 2019
Absolutely loved the experience. The hike was wonderful and her two dogs only enhanced the experience. Great way to start the day. Absolutely recommended. She even sent a list recommending some great bars and restaurants.
James
October 2019
The perfect way to get introduced to Ljubljana. Or to just go for a great hike with some lovely dogs! Eva is lovely, warm and very knowledgeable, with great tips about how and where to spend your time in Ljubljana and Slovenia (with perfect English). Her two border collies are also very friendly and love meeting new people (which is ideal)! And the hike is lovely, moderate climb up to a chapel that gives you fantastic views of Ljubljana and the mountains. Not to mention the great cake in the little cafe there. Altogether took just under 3 hours, maybe a little longer, with about 20/30 mins of driving at the beginning and end. A great way to start the morning - or your time in Ljubljana!
The perfect way to get introduced to Ljubljana. Or to just go for a great hike with some lovely dogs! Eva is lovely, warm and very knowledgeable, with great tips about how and whe…
Tejas
October 2019
If you like nature and hiking, i definitely recommend doing the hike with Eva. It is a beautiful place and the views from the top are amazing. Eva's dogs are very sweet as well. I enjoyed my experience
Linzi
October 2019
We would highly recommend Eva's experience. Her two dogs, Tide and Che are so friendly and full of energy! Between this, the excellent cake and astounding views at the top, we had a delightful morning hiking together.
Rebecca
September 2019
If you're thinking about hiking in Ljubljana definitely book this one! The hike was great! Not easy but doable if you're determined, even if your not really in shape. Eva is the best, she is great to chat with, she gave us loads of tips and speaks very good english. She responds quickly and picks / drops you of in the city. But the best thing were her 2 very cute, adorable dogs! Made the hike even more fun!
If you're thinking about hiking in Ljubljana definitely book this one! The hike was great! Not easy but doable if you're determined, even if your not really in shape. Eva is the be…

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Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Positive attitude

Hiking shoes (or at least sport ones)