Wednesday, 28 March 2007 12:00 AM
The choice of summer holidays in Slovenia's Julian Alps is set to grow this year as four new tours are launched by trekking specialist Navacos.
The tour operator's itineraries vary from a challenging hike to the summit of Slovenia's tallest peak - Triglav mountain - to a foodie break suitable for most grades of walker and older children in the Soca Valley and along the coast.
Also new for the summer is a tour around the lakes and mountains in Slovenia's north west, and a trek to the World War One front lines in the Soca Valley.
The country has lots of unspoilt natural attractions, and the tour operators explains holidaymakers will be in small groups to minimise environmental impact and can expect to stay in local accommodation in mountain huts where local and organic produce can be enjoyed.
The tours run on Sundays between June and September and can be booked in conjunction with daily flights from Stansted to the capital Ljubljana with Easyjet, with airport transfers included in the cost.
For more information on Navacos' walking and hiking holidays in Slovenia see www.slovenianalps.com