Hiking along the Soča Valley in Triglav National Park, Slovenia © Rudolf Abraham


I first visited Slovenia back in 1998, and was a regular visitor while living just over the border in Croatia – when the seemingly inexhaustible mountain playground of the Julian Alps, Triglav National Park and Slovenia’s beautiful capital, Ljubljana, were all just a short train ride away. I have been returning to this beautiful corner of Europe straddling the Alpine and Mediterranean worlds ever since – from hiking through its spectacular mountains and cycling along its coastline, to photographing beekeepers around Radovljica and stonemasons in the Karst region, or enjoying the St Martin’s Day celebrations in Maribor, when the must from the latest harvest offically becomes wine.

Guidebooks and articles

I wrote the first English language guidebook to the 750km Alpe Adria Trail (around a third of which runs through Slovenia), and I worked on the new DK Eyewitness Slovenia guidebook, as consultant and contributing author. I also co-authored the Bradt guide to Istria which includes the Slovenian coast and Karst region, and have written articles on Slovenia for the likes of Green Outdoors Magazine, Hidden Europe, Outdoor Enthusiast, The Telegraph and Top Trails.

I’m currently writing the first guidebook to hiking the new Juliana Trail – a 270km route through the Julian Alps, which makes a circuit around the country’s highest and most iconic mountain, Triglav, and places an emphasis on slow travel and sustainable tourism.

Alpe-Adria-Trail-Slovenia-Austria-Italy-hiking-travel-writer Alpe Adria Trail (2nd edition, Bradt, 2020)

New edition of my Bradt guide to this epic long-distance hiking route stretching 750km through Austria, Slovenia and northern Italy. The first (and still the only) English language guidebook to hiking the Alpe Adria Trail.

Slovenia-travel-writer-guidebook DK Eyewitness Slovenia (DK Eyewitness, 2020)

All new edition of this guide in the ever-popular DK Eyewitness series, which I worked on as consultant and contributing author. The best travel guidebook to Slovenia out there…!

Slovenia-Croatia-Istria-travel-writerIstria – The Bradt Travel Guide (2nd edition, Bradt 2017)

The most detailed guide to Istria avaiable, which includes the Slovenian coast (with the towns of Piran, Izola and Koper) and the Karst region (with Postojna cave, Predjama castle and the Unesco-listed Škocjan cave).

Slovenia travel photography

Slovenia travel and documentary photography by Rudolf Abraham
Alpe Adria Trail in Slovenia, Austria and Italy