There are many opportunities for recreation, sports and leisure pursuits. Walking and hiking are usual weekend activities for many Slovenes to relax in the quiet and beauty of nature. Paths, cycling routes, hiking trails, orienteering routes in hilly forests and parks, are well-marked.
Excursion trips in wilderness areas are taken to see protected flora and fauna and historic localities. Activities are: trekking, cycling, caving, horseriding, angling, game and photo-hunting, canoeing, ballooning, sailing, skiiing and diving. Adrenaline rush sports are: mountainbiking, rafting, paragliding, parachuting, boarding and freeclimbing. Sports halls are usually at health resorts.