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Nena Rifelj

Nena Rifelj is a passionate adventurer who has enjoyed traveling throughout the world but also loves to introduce visitors to the mountains and cultures of her native Slovenia. Nena was a professional alpine ski racer for nine years and has taught skiing in Italy, the US, and Slovenia. When not guiding our trips, she loves rock climbing, hiking, and wake boarding. Nena speaks English, Italian, and Croatian and lives in Menges, a small town near Ljubljana.

Upcoming Trips: TBA

Past Trips

Client Testimonials


Nena was both professional and personable. She always made participants feel comfortable and welcome, and paid close attention to participant safety on hikes. Her knowledge of Slovenia's history and personal anecdotes about her own background in Slovenia's evolving political history added insight and interest.
— Donald D., Boulder, CO
Hiking in Slovenia
Nena is a delightful person and she shared her extensive knowledge of the history, geography, and natural environment with us as well as information about current life in Slovenia. Every few miles in the bus, in towns, or on the trails, she had some piece of information to enhance our understanding of what we were seeing.
— Ellen F., Boulder, CO
Hiking in Slovenia
Nena was just wonderful. Very kind, attentive, fun, engaging, caring, and saw to all the details in order to provide seamless excursions.
— Kristi G., Key West, FL
Hiking in Slovenia
Nena was so enjoyable, knowledgeable, interactive, and just fun to be around. I know she was working hard to make sure everything went smoothly, but she made it all seem effortless.
— Sue C., Seattle, WA
Hiking in Slovenia
I can't say enough good things about Nena. Knowledgable, approachable, sense of humor.
— Candy H., Sacramento, CA
Hiking in Slovenia
Nena was wonderful—she was very well informed, very patient, aware, and understanding. A great guide and trip leader.
— Elisha F., Mount Kisco, NY
Hiking in Slovenia
Nena was great, organized, kind, caring, funny, knowledgeable.
— Patricia R., Los Angeles, CA
Hiking in Slovenia
Nena is terrific and is a very kind person who was concerned about our well-being.
— Lisa M., Toledo, OH
Croatia: Istria and the Dalmatian Coast
What a delight Nena is! She has a wicked sense of humor and quick smile and added tremendously to the leadership of our trip.
— Nancy S., Spring, TX
Hiking in Slovenia
Nena is a wonderful leader and contributed significantly to making this a memorable trip for me!
— Karin E., Napa, CA
Hiking in Slovenia
Nina's knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm added immeasurably to my enjoyment of the trip. Her genuine interest and concern for the clients was always apparent.
— Linda L., Dallas, TX
Hiking in Slovenia