Ruševec - Family Vacation Pohorje



Ecotourism - Tourism for Future Generations

“If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere.” Vincent van Gogh

Ecological tourism or Ecotourism is a form of environmentally responsible tourism. It is a low-impact and small-scale form of travel aimed at avoiding the alteration of each place's ecosystem and favouring the active and socioeconomically beneficial involvement of local communities. Ecotourism involves travel and visitation to relatively undisturbed natural areas with the object of enjoying, admiring, and studying the nature (the scenery, wild plants and animals), as well as any cultural aspect (both past and present) found in these areas, through a process which promotes conservation and has a low impact on the environment and on culture. Ecotourism is called also: quality-, sustainable-, green-, responsible-, intelligent-, soft-, alternative-, romantic-, untechnological tourism (Mihalič, 2006).

Being s small-scale form of travel, Ecotourism isa kind of individual tourism. It seeks to promote and support the understanding, appreciation and conservation of the environment and culture, raising awareness and producing a feeling of appreciation for biodiversity and for local cultures. It is also a suitable means to obtaining economic resources for the conservation of the natural and cultural heritage, supporting local efforts to this end.

A single definition of Ecotourism is yet to be reached, but also UNWTO defines it with the terms stated above. Ecotourism is a perfect choice for educated individuals who have an ecological conscience and seek personal growth. This form of travel enriches visitors that enjoy discoveries and are eager to find out about different ways of life on this planet. Ecotourism helps us to better understanding of the effects we as individuals produce on life and on planet in general and to greater understanding of our local environment (where we live).

The Main Characteristics of Ecotourism in the Green Village Ruševec:

• Being a part of the Natura 2000 Natural Reserve Park we maintain biological and cultural diversity in order to protect natural ecosystems.
• We organize travels to the intact areas of Pohorje ‒ the main attractions being local culture, flora and fauna.
• Sustainable Development Politics enables us to minimize the impacts of the tourism on the environment and on culture.
• The Permaculture Circle Ruševec represents a model of habitat ‒ by imitating forms of nature and educational activities we seek to raise ecological awareness of our guests.
• By developing individual tourism we guarantee the host-guest-local population interaction.
• Our great variety of offers (holiday packages) connects and supports the local economy and thereby helps to improve economic and social development of the local community.
• We respect the local cultural heritage and include it in our offers.
• We support employment of local population and therefore promote the sustainable use of biodiversity.  

Booking Ruševec

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Villa Ruševec
Hočko Pohorje 36 n
SI - 2208 Pohorje, SLOVENIA
T: +386 2 603 63 00
M: +386 51 625 102
F: +386 3 757 13 30
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The Boutique Wellness Ruševec is really something, the real experience. Body treatments are superb ‒ they include all branches of wellness. We recommend it to all who are looking for a place to relax.


Pohorje and the Villa Ruševec surrounding is a perfect location for hikers and bikers. It’s very peaceful, there are many well-marked paths and routes of all levels of difficulty.


The Villa Ruševec is situated in a very quiet, full-of-hills location of Pohorje. We recommend it to all who are seeking to be in touch with wonderful nature.


The surrounding of the Villa Ruševec is wonderful and the Villa is clean and nice. We were very satisfied with the additional offers. A ski centre is only 2 km away and after skiing the Ruševec is a perfect peaceful shelter.


Thank you for a wonderful family relaxation in your apartment. I recommend the Villa Ruševec to all. My children enjoyed it very much. Ruško the Black Grouse rules.

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