The Lož valley (Loška dolina) is in the Notranjska region of southern Slovenia, surrounded by the largest concentration of uninhabited forest in Central Europe. This is the ideal living space for many forest animals and just one hour from Green Slovenia’s capital city Ljubljana! Our experienced guides will take you into the depths of these forests to find and safely observe the brown bear (Ursus arctos) in his natural environment.
In the late afternoon you will be awaited at the Brown Bear Visitor Centre in TIC Lož (Tourist Information Centre). Here you will be given some basic information about the brown bear and its presence in Slovenia. You will also learn how it affects the lives of the people in Loška dolina.
Before setting off, you will be given instructions on how to move around safely and what to do to make your brown bear observation experience as successful as possible.
Our professional guide will then drive you deep into the forest, which is about 15 minutes away from Lož.
After a short and easy walk through the forest you will climb up the hunting hideout and quietly listen and observe the animals wandering around. A brown bear will be among them.
The programme starts between 4 pm and 6 pm. The beginning of the programme depends on the length of the day, so the participant will be given exact information upon booking the tour. The entire programme lasts about 2-3 hours, two of which are spent in the hide.
All our programs are 'Bear friendly' - they are based on the principle of humans cohabiting with brown bears. By participating, you are contributing to the ongoing conservation of the brown bear and his environment.