Slovenia or South Tyrol

Old Aug 23rd, 2017, 07:34 AM
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Slovenia or South Tyrol

I'm planning a holiday for next summer. We have travelled to Austria and Germany for the last few years so would like something similar again next year put perhaps a little different also.

I've been looking at Slovenia (Ljubljana and also Lake Bled region) and South Tyrol. Which is better? Please bear in mind that we will be using public transport.

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Old Aug 23rd, 2017, 09:23 AM
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Public transport is less good in Slovenia but the vistas are better and the food/accomodation cheaper. I'd pump for Slovenia
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Old Aug 23rd, 2017, 12:12 PM
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It's easy to get between Ljubljana, Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, and most of the nearby towns of interest by public transportation - buses or sometimes trains. I wouldn't skip Slovenia because you are worried about public transit - it should get you where you need to go just fine. It's a lovely country.

You will miss out on some things in Slovenia without having your own car (e.g. some scenic drives), but you might be able to get an organized tour or hire a driver for some of that. Just to get to Lake Bled is easy by public transport, though.
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Old Aug 23rd, 2017, 10:19 PM
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We like Slovenia, especially its "riviera" of Piran and Koper; and Ljubljana and Bled have made for nice overnights.

That said, we LOVE Tirol. In fact, we're departing this evening for a long weekend of hiking, followed by eating Italian-influenced cuisine and drinking fantastic wines in our favorite Austrian state. Though, we are taking our personal vehicle.

Train travel from Innsbruck is easy-peasy to destinations like Bolzano, Lienz and other top destinations (according to friends, anyway.) I might suggest using the online chat service on the Tirol tourism portal; the staff speak English and have on many occasions suggested itineraries for a weekend to a week of activities we never would have known about, and we have yet to be disappointed with the suggestions. (tirol.at)

Happy Planning!
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I would recommend SouthTyrol and a trip to Dolomite Mountains, you don't need a car, if you plan it right.
These links might be helpful:
http://rifugios.net/alta-via-1.html
http://dolomitibus.it/
https://www.youngtravelerineurope.co...l-information/
http://www.cortinaexpress.it/wp-cont...-VENEZIA-1.pdf
https://www.trainline.eu/stations/dobbiaco-toblach
https://www.youngtravelerineurope.co...ugio-lagazuoi/
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