Spa + Road Cycling in Slovenia. Girls only trip, what!?
Yes its right, we made it to Slovenia this summer, why?
Because we thought we want to explore an area we never been before, so therefore we ended up staying two nights at Thermana in Lasko, Slovenia. I still can’t believe we made it to Lasko, which was definitely worth to travel to. Especially we made it happen to spa + road cycling in Slovenia – girls only, what!?
About the trip
I am located in the western part of Austria so Google Maps showed me the route passing Innsbruck, the boarder to Germany, Salzburg, Villach, Kranjska Gora, all the way towards Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia and after 615 km I arrived in Lasko, Slovenia. It took me in total 6,5 h to drive, almost everything on a high way, which made it quite relaxing. I met Nici on the way in Villach, so I had someone to chat during the last couple of hours driving. I had to have the Austrian so called Vignette to be allowed to drive on the highway and there where several tunnels where I had to pay toll. Its usually a fee around 9 – 12 Euro. In Slovenia I almost forgot to buy the Slovenian Vignette, I bought a Vignette for 7 days. The price is reasonable. I had to get gas at some point and I would say the prices in Slovenia where cheaper than in Austria, so that was good.
Amazing power place to be.
I have been this summer to amazing places such as Downhill biking in Sölden, where you can ready the article here, but I also experienced many other amazing destinations such as Southtyrol, or the Grand Slam Roland Garros in Paris. My summer trips where focused on sports, activities, outdoor, action and experiencing, which made every trip to a special one. I also suggested on every blogpost a hotel, I have been staying in. Usually I found them rendomly which makes its super thrilling when arriving at the hotel as sometimes its not sure if its a hotel where I really like to stay at. 🙂
Although its trip was different, as it was my very first Roadbiking trip ever to a region where I absolutely have never been before. Therefore what a exciting time. We arrived quite late at night so it was already dark and we could not see anything. Honestly, we went straight to bed as I had a long drive the past couple of hours.
Thermal Water + Spa
We woke up quite early as the weather was brilliant and we wanted to have a relaxed time checking out the Spa and Thermal area.
The breakfast offer was enormous and we have been very impressed about the clean spa area. They provide bathrobes, walkers and towels which was placed in the room. The entrance to the spa is public so also day visitors can attend the spa and thermal area, therefore we received specially coloured bracelets to use for entrance.
The thermal area is huge, we found a lovely and warm hot tub which was located outdoors as well as a sports pool to spend for some swim workout. Thermana is located next to a river, which offers great view while spending time at the hot tub. People who are looking for some action and fun there are a view (Rutschen) to explore. We decided to test the smallest one which was placed indoor although we had so much fun. We did it twice as it was so fun and we got quite competitive to become faster and faster after each try. Childhood’s history popped up. 🙂
In general the water in each pool is warm, clean and worth to relax in. The spa offers plenty indoor as well as outdoor pools to choose from, it was not difficult to find a pool which welcomed us. I like warm water, when enjoying spa. Sometimes indoor pools can be too cold for me, the thermals thermal water was just perfect for my (wohlbefinden)
Spa and Hemp Treatment
We booked us a nice hemp treatment in the spa and massage center, which had a different entrance then the thermal wellness public spa. I experienced the past years quite different treatments due to my travels, although I never had a hemp massage before and I was really impressed.
A lady from India was responsible for my treatment and I had a nice chat which reveals to my next point I really have to mention, as I have to say the staff was super lovely, helpful and very engaged to enable us the best possible stay.
Almost everyone spoke German and English, so quite easy to communicate.
Road Cycling in Slovenia – hidden beauty
The weather was beautiful therefore we decided to explore the area around Lasko by road bike, which was definitely the right decision as it was simply wonderful. The area is hilly, therefore in total we made 1400 vertical meters, which I just loved. I got energised and we found a lovely located hotel with an incredible view. The owners welcomed us with a nice tour around the self-made hotel, treehouse, pool, amazing view and lovely restaurant. They were quite open minded and friendly; such a lovely place to have a break. It’s quite difficult to find restaurants or cafes around the area as its not that public. So my tip here – always ask people 🙂 They know the area and also where to get drinks and food.
Must see when in Lasko
Next stop was Lisca, a famous hotspot for all who like to do some activities around Lasko. It provides a beautiful 360 degree view and rare people are up there, at least when we visited it. The restaurant served us local Ricet food and Crepes including some local beer. I could not really find any special websites where Lisca is shown, although you can check out my Strava to find the route we took and check it out.
Lisca is a wonderful place with an amazing view, it provides almost a 360 degrees view.
A Fun story at Lisca:
The funny story at the end, Donald Trump’s wife Melania grew up super close to Lisca, so therefore they offered tons of different American Crepes and the most special one was called: Crepes Melania.
Yoga @ Thermana Lasko
I got the opportunity to do some morning yoga at least to follow my daily Morning Routine once while travelling. Sometimes it is quite difficult to follow morning routines when being not at home that much, although I managed it to do so. Check out the video here.
The staff was so kind to open up a space where they usually dont let guests in, but I asked them as I really liked the view from there. You wil see it on my video. 🙂
Following the Morning Routine also when not at home is something very special for me and I really appreciate it as its valuable for me in order to find my inner soul and mind.
- Thermana Lasko, beautiful stay, wonderful spa and sauna (check also their Instagram ACCOUNT)
- The hemp treatment was fabulous
- Explore the country side by road bike
- Check out my Strava for more details
Restaurant – secret tip
I am sure you already have been waiting for my secret tip such as I mentioned on my latest blogpost when I have been in Paris.
Here is my final secret tip when being in Lasko and you are looking for a romantic place to sit, drink, eat and just enjoy a wonderful atmosphere and panorama – this place is insane.
The restaurant is called PAVUS and located in a castle on a little hill in Lasko. I would say the hotspot for having a nice and relaxing evening while enjoying the sunset. Its the spot to be. The food is fabulous and the staff are lovely and suggest you just the best things. We enjoyed local Rose Wine from Slovenia which was delicious. I would say the restaurant is quite pricy for Lasko, although we were looking for healthy and local food.
ITS GIVE AWAY TIME
So to sum up regarding to my blog heading „Spa + Road Cycling in Slovenia. Girls only trip, what!?“. I recon there is no need to doubt about travelling to Slovenia in the future. It has been a blast, a true chance to relax as its quite, clean, beautiful and just perfect. Furthermore its time to get you there, so thats why you should sign up for the GIVE AWAY. Get yourself to Lasko, here is the chance to win. #win #giveaway #giveaways #thermanalasko #winatrip #giveawayseptember