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Hiking in the Julian Alps, Slovenia

From £1248 pp

Slovenia

8 Days / 7 Nights

Private Tour

Hiking in the Julian Alps, Slovenia

From £1248 pp

What You'll Do

Embark on this 8 day trip in Slovenia where you will be hiking in the beautifully vibrant landscape, uncovering hidden gems within the gorgeous scenery.

Explore the famous Bled and its blue-green alpine lake with a picturesque church on the island, as well as the medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff.

Embark on a wonderful alpine hike to Debela Pec, taking you through beautiful forests to a mountain hut on a little alp, before setting off to the peak of Debela Peč, the highest summit on the ridge.

Hike along the gorgeous Mostnica Gorge and Voje Valley alongside a local guide. These belong to the most beautiful natural sights in Bohinj, offering views of crystal clear pools and boldly water-shaped rocks.

Enjoy a round trip of all of the most beautiful parts of the Bohinj Lake area in the Julian Alps. Starting in Planina Blato Plateau, you will be challenged on this hike. However, it will certainly be worth it when you reach the summit and admire the breathtaking landscape below you.

Explore Slemenove Spica on a charming walk to the open peak, providing lovely panoramic views of the Julian Alps. Whilst here, learn about Slovenia’s history by visiting the Russian Chapel.

Spend a day relaxing by the magnificent Soca Valley. Kayak, stand up paddle board, swim or simply soak up the spectacular scenery here on your last day.

Experience
Highlights

Hike through Slovenia's most beautiful landscapes

Immerse yourself into Slovenia's culture and history

Relax in the stunning Soca River

Your Local Host:

Mojca

Since I have started studying tourism, I knew that I wanted to plan trips in our part of the world. After years of travelling, experiencing new activities and getting to know the people who were willing to share their knowledge and stories, it was only natural that I jumped at the first opportunity and decided to open a tour operator agency with my friend Tomaz, with whom we've known since our studying years. It took a great deal of work and exploring, but we are proud that today we can offer such a high-quality service for all our clients. Their encouraging words and words of gratitude are what drives us forward. Still, every single trip I plan, I plan with the same enthusiasm as at the start and I think this is worth a lot!

Experience Itinerary

Arrival Day

After arriving in Ljubljana airport, you will be privately transferred to Bled where you can check in at your hotel. The rest of the day can be spent at your leisure.

Bled is famous for its blue-green alpine lake with a picturesque church on the island, as well as a medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff. Bled also has some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke as backdrops.

Walk around the lake for the rest of your day, taking approximately 1 hour to walk around the entire lake. This is one of the most popular walks in Slovenia and for good reason!

Visit Vintgar Gorge, one of the most visited natural landmarks in all of Slovenia. The area around the gorge belongs to the famous Triglav National Park, and the gorge is carved out by the Radovna river.

Take a Pletna (traditional wooden boat) boat ride to the island on Lake Bled. Once you arrive, climb the 99 stone steps to reach the Assumption of Mary Church, where you can listen to the church bell ring. You will also have the chance to ring it yourself – and legend has it that this will make a wish come true!

After your day of exploring Bled, return to the sanctuary of your hotel for a relaxing evening.

Accommodation

The Old Parish House Bled, in Bled.

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Old Parish House offers accommodation in Bled, 100 m from Bled Lake and right next to the Church of Saint Martin. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free private parking is available on site.

Rooms are fitted with a flat-screen TV. Every room includes a private bathroom. Extras include slippers, free toiletries and a hair dryer. There is a gift shop at the property. This bed and breakfast has ski storage space and bike hire is available. Guests can enjoy various activities in the surroundings, including cycling and hiking.

Explore Debela Pec

After you have dined on a delicious breakfast prepared for you at no extra cost by your accommodation, you will be transferred to the Pokljuka Plateau, the departure point for many great summits in the Julian Alps.

Today you will be visiting the Debela Pec. This a wonderful Alpine walk which takes you through beautiful forests to a mountain hut on a little alp and then sets off to the peak of Debela Peč, the highest summit on the ridge.

The walk offers amazing views of the Krma Valley, as well as panoramic views to the south.

Length of Walk: 18.5 km
Time: approx. 6 hours
Height Difference: 750 m ascent/descent

In the afternoon return to Bled and rest of the day at your leisure. You can swim in the lake or rent some sport equipment, such as kayaks or stand up paddle boards, to enjoy some time on the water.

Return to your hotel to unwind in the evening and rest before the next day of adventures.

Accommodation

The Old Parish House Bled, in Bled.

Hike along the Mostnica Gorge and Voje Valley

After breakfast you will be taken to Bohinj where you can check in and drop off your belongings at your new hotel.

Today you will be taking a hiking trail that runs along the Mostnica Gorge and Voje Valley, belonging among the most beautiful natural sights in Bohinj.

They offer views of crystal clear pools and boldly water-shaped rocks, as well as diverse flora and fauna and a cultural landscape that has been nurtured by the people throughout the centuries.

The formation of the approximately 2 kilometre long gorge is partly connected to the tectonic sinking of the main Bohinj valley and partly to the glacial deepening caused by erosion.

Four bridges and a footbridge cross the Mostnica on the way from Stara Fužina to Mostnica Waterfall, so our ancestors named the river after the bridges: Mostnica (“Bridge Water”). The most famous site is the Devil’s Bridge (Hudičev most) which was, according to the legend, built by the devil himself.

Length of Walk: 12 km
Time: approx. 4 hours
Height Difference: 200 m ascent/descent

Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. You will have some free time to enjoy the Bohinj Lake. During this time you are most welcome to swim in the lake or enjoy the variety of watersports available.

You will then return to your accommodation for the night.

Accommodation

The Bohinj Eco Hotel, in Bohinj.

The luxurious 4-star Superior Bohinj Eco Hotel is an oasis of peace and comfort set in Bohinjska Bistrica, at the edge of Triglav National Park, 6.5 km from Bohinj Lake and 20 km from Bled Lake. It offers accommodation with interior decoration made of natural materials, boasting panoramic views of the Julian Alps.

Opened in June 2009, the award-winning Bohinj Eco Hotel is the first ecological hotel in Slovenia. It offers a filling station for electric and hybrid cars.

Guests staying in most rooms have a free entrance to the Aquapark that spreads over 3.500 m2 and features indoor and outdoor pools, water slides and various water attractions for children. For an additional fee, they can also enjoy an exclusive wellness and spa area on the top floor of the Bohinj Eco Hotel including saunas and a pool offering panoramic views.

Explore the Tringlav Lake's Panoramic Views

Enjoy a large breakfast to begin your day, as you will be starting your day early and embarking on the longest hike of the trip.

On this day you will explore some wonderful parts of the Julian Alps. It will be a round trip over the most beautiful parts of Bohinj Lake area.

Start your hike on Planina Blato plateau (1147m). The first stop will be Koča na Planini pri Jezeru (1453m). Mountain hut is located in the heart of mountains called Fužinske gore. Right by the hut are few Sheppard’s houses. Just few meters below is a lake of a green colour.

The view of the surrounding mountains is limited because of the vibrant forest nearby. Although you can still see Debeli vrh, part of the Ogradi and Kovačičeva glava. This will be the perfect opportunity for your first break.

Continue to Koča pri Triglavskih jezerih (1685m). Koča pri Triglavskih jezerih is situated between lake Dvojno jezero and artificial lake Močivec, the latter is a source of drinking water for the mentioned mountain hut.

From the mountain hut or its nearby surroundings a stunning view opens up on the already mentioned lake Dvojno jezero, ridge Špičje, and scree and peaks, which surround eastern part of the valley Dolina Triglavskih jezer.

You cannot get enough of these beautiful mountain lakes. Views are simply stunning. You will then slowly start your descent in order to reach the next stop.

Dom na Komni Mountain Hut (1520m) is situated in the eastern edge of plateau Komna, which is sweeping steeply into the Bohinj valley. The views over the lake and surrounding mountains are magnificent.

From Komna the last part of your trip takes you to Koča pri Savici (653m), where you will also visit the beautiful Savica Waterfall. From there, you will be privately transferred to your hotel.

Length of Walk: 20 km
Time: approx. 8 hours
Height Difference: 700 m ascent / 1000 m descent

Although this route is not technically challenging it is quite long. Depending on the physical condition of the group, the route can be adapted if necessary. As it is a round trip any of the destination can be excluded and this way the route can be shorter.

Accommodation

The Bohinj Eco Hotel, in Bohinj.

Hike in the Kranjska Gora and Slemenova Spica

After breakfast you will be privately transferred to Kranjska Gora. Leave your luggage at your new hotel and continue to the departure point on Vrsic Mountain pass.

Slemenova Špica is an easy walk to a charming open peak, with lovely panoramic views of the mountain Jalovec along the way. This is a great way to get a taste of the high mountains with relatively little walking required and a relatively simple trail.

Length of Walk: 6 km
Time: approx. 3 hours
Height Difference: 350 m ascent / descent

After your hike you will make two stops on your way back to Kranjska Gora.

First, you will stop at the Russian chapel. Here, you will have the chance to immerse yourself in the Slovenian history, educating yourself on the background to mmany aspects of their lives.

The wooden chapel, dedicated to St. Vladimir, was built in 1917 by Russian prisoners of war in memory of the deceased during the construction of the Vršič Pass road.

Some of the perished Russian prisoners, who built the road over Vršič, were buried in Trenta, and the majority in the common graves on Vršič and underneath it, in a stone tomb. Next to it the surviving Russian prisoners built a memorial chapel in the Russian style, which was acquired by the Russian Matica in 1924.

In the vicinity of the Russian Chapel, you can visit the graves and a stone tomb dating back to 1936. Down in the valley, second stop at Lake Jasna, you will have the wonderful opportunity to take a swim in this artificial lake with breath-taking scenery.

Finally, you will return to your hotel and turn in for the night.

Accommodation

The Korona Resort & Entertainment, in Kranjska Gora.

Featuring 2 restaurants, a casino and a bar, Korona Resort & Entertainment is set in nature surroundings just 300 m from the centre of Kranjska Gora.

Spacious rooms feature a seating area with a sofa and a flat-screen cable TV, as well as a minibar and a desk. Private bathrooms feature a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Guests staying at Korona Resort & Entertainment can enjoy a drink on the bar terrace with views of the surrounding mountains or relax in the sauna. Activities that can be enjoyed in the vicinity include skiing, nature walks or cycling.

Hike through Trenta Valley and Soca River

After breakfast you will have an early morning private transfer to take you to Bovec. Your luggage will be taken to your hotel, allowing you to behin your easy hike in Trenta Valley, just below Vrsic Mountain Pass.

Walk a large part of the Soča River Trail. The Soča River trail is an easy, but long walk taking you along the emerald green Soča river, with its picturesque footbridges. You will walk from the river’s source, over the Trenta Valley and towards Bovec.

The natural history educational path, which is marked by gorgeous hanging footbridges, lonely Trenta homesteads and the pleasant freshness of the Soča River, connects peaceful and mysterious corners of the Trenta Valley.

On the way you can visit the source of the Soca River, the Juliana Alpine Botanical Garden, the Small Soca Gorge (Mala korita Soče) and the Great Soca Gorge (Velika korita reke Soče).

At the end of the trail you will arrive in Bovec where you can walk directly to your hotel and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.

Distance: in total 25 km
Time: approx. 8 hours (without sightseeing stops)
Height Difference: 400 m (descent)

Accommodation

The Hotel Dobra Vila Bovec, in Bovec.

Housed in a historic telephone central office surrounded by green sceneries, Hotel Dobra Vila features a wine boutique and air conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi. You can relax in the winter garden or the library, while the restaurant uses locally sourced ingredients.

The traditionally decorated rooms are all soundproofed. They come with cable TVs, DVD players, and a fridge. A bridal suite is offered as well. Free private parking is provided on site. Airport shuttle, laundry and ironing services are available at an extra charge.

Enjoy Soca Valley

After breakfast, you can spend your last day relaxing in Soca Valley.

Bovec is a spectacular alpine town, which offers numerous adrenaline options for everyone. From rafting, to zip line, kayaking and canyoning, every person can find some fun in this wonderful place.

If you still have some strengths left, it is time to conquer the king of Soča Valley, Mount Krn.

A challenging walk to the iconic mountain of Krn, which played an important role during the first world war conflict in the Soča Valley, located on the south high edge of the Julian Alps above Kobarid.

This walk offers wonderful panoramic views of the whole of the Julian Alps. Gaze over the landscape you have spent the last few days exploring like never before.

Length of Walk: 11 km
Time: 6 to 7 hours
Height Difference: 1300 m ascent/descent

It is up to you to decide how you will perfectly finish this wonderful Alpine adventure!

Accommodation

The Hotel Dobra Vila Bovec, in Bovec.

Departure Day

After your last delicious breakfast provided by your hotel, you will check out and begin your journey home. You will be privately transferred to Ljubljana Airport from your hotel in Bovec. This will take approximately 2 hours. Unfortunately, this will mark the end of your hiking trip in the stunning Slovenia!

 

Location Information

You will be picked up from Ljubljana or Venice airport and taken to Bled. Bled is famous for its blue-green alpine lake, the picturesque church on its own island, the medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff and some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke as backdrops.

Next you will be staying in Bohinj, in the Julian Alps. This stunning location is famous for its beautiful nature and scenery.

After this you will be staying in Kranjska Gora. This alpine town is right by the mountains and glacial lakes of Triglav National Park, making hikes in this location truly sensational.

Your last destination is the mountain town Bovec. This small town is surrounded by the Julian Alps, with the iconic Soca River running through it.

  • 7 nights of accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts at your accommodation
  • Transportation for all excursions on the itinerary
  • Local guides for all excursions on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for all excursions on the itinerary
  • Organisation of the trip
  • All VAT

FAQs

Yes you will have a local guide with you at all times whilst hiking. This is for your safety as well as to ensure you have the best experience possible. However, you have the option to opt out and travel without a guide. Although this is not recommended, it is certainly an option!

Yes, you will be picked up from Ljubljana airport at your specified time and driven back when needed. Both of these trips are private transfers and included in the cost.