What Campers Should Know About Camping in Slovenia
Radar Detectors are Prohibited
Using a radar detector is prohibited in Slovenia. Navigation systems and apps with detectors are also forbidden. If you’re caught using a detector, you will be fined.
Don’t Drink and Drive
The drink-drive limit is 0.05% (50 mg) in Slovenia. Drivers under 21 and new drivers who have had their licence for less than two years are subject to a limit of 0.00% (0 mg).
Not So Fast!
The speed limit in built-up areas is 50 km/h. On roads outside of built-up areas, you can drive up to 90 km/h. Dual carriageways have a speed limit of 110 km/h, and you must not drive faster than 130 km/h on motorways. Trailers are restricted to 100 km/h, unless the vehicle and trailer together weigh over 3.5t, in which case, the speed limit is 80 km/h.
Be Careful Parking
In white-marked zones, you can park up to two hours between 7:00-19:00 when you buy a ticket. Outside these times, you can park in these zones for up to two hours for free. Short-term parking areas are blue, and you can park here for 30 minutes for free. A car park is the only place you can safely leave your vehicle for longer periods of time. In Slovenia, you should also be sure to take a good look at the traffic signs that indicate whether parking is allowed only on even or odd days.
Don’t Forget Your Winter Tyres
In Slovenia, you must have winter tyres on your vehicle from November 15 until March 15. In wintery conditions before or after these dates, though, you must also put winter tyres on your vehicle or bring snow chains with you. The speed limit for vehicles using snow chains is 50 km/h, and spikes are prohibited.
Dipped headlights must be used on all roads, all year round, even during the day. Failure to do so will result in fines.
Wild Camping is Illegal
As in many other countries in the Balkans, wild camping is forbidden in Slovenia and may be punishable by fines. You must not spend the night on car parks, service areas or private property. If you are caught wild camping, you will be at the mercy of the authorities.