A fairytale wonderland for the outdoor enthusiast, Slovenia is a quilt of snowcapped mountains, rushing rivers, and dramatic Adriatic coastline. Raft the Soča with a guide who knows every rapid. Gallop on horseback for miles through the Zavrsnica Valley. Cycle along the rolling hills of the wine-growing region along the River Drava, or through the forested Pohorje Hills. When it’s time for a breather, dip into charming villages to marvel at the storybook Baroque architecture and partake of the hearty, rustic cuisine—you’ve earned it. Try pasta dumplings bursting with potato and bacon, and save room for the fabulously decadent gibanica dessert. Partake of the unheralded Slovenian wine—both white and red—that is becoming increasingly well-known worldwide. History, culture, cuisine, heart-pumping activities: Slovenia is an active traveler’s mecca.