Hiking Slovenia’s Via Alpina

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  • 8 8 days
  • self guided
  • from 650,00 €
  • on request

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Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVAL – JEZERSKO

The Via Alpina Trail represents some of the best hiking Slovenia has to offer. With its idyllic location in a basin between the towering Kamnik-Savinja Alps and the Karawanks Mountain Range on the Austrian border, the small romantic town of Jezersko will be the starting point for your trail. You will spend the next two nights here.

Day 2: JEZERSKO – ČEŠKA KOČA – JEZERSKO

Stage distance: 7 km of the circular route in 5 h (medium / high level), Ascent: 640 m
Let’s warm-up with one of the most popular hiking trails of Slovenia: a climb just above the tree line will lead you to the popular Češka koča mountain hut, one of the oldest alpine huts in Slovenia (over 100 years old). Once you reach your destination you will be able to appreciate an exceptional view of two parallel valleys. Your return route will take you across the Shepherds’ lake (“Planšarkso jezero”) back to Jezersko. Accommodation in Jezersko.

Hiking Slovenia: Via Alpina

Day 3: JEZERSKO – GOLI VRH – JEZERSKO – PREDDVOR

Stage distance: 14 km in 6 h (medium / high level), Ascent: 700 m; Descent: 700 m;
Today you will hike the north face of the Kamnik Alps: Goli Vrh. A walk through the meadow and forest will take you to the incredible viewpoint over the Jezersko valley. With one foot in Slovenia and the other in Austria, you will enjoy a splendid view of the Mt Grintovec area. After returning to the hotel, you will be transferred to the small town of Preddvor. Night in Preddvor.

Day 4: PREDDVOR – JACOB’S CHURCH – HUDIČEV BORŠT – PREDDVOR

Short version: Stage duration: approx. 3 h; Ascent: 450 m
Long version: Stage duration: approx. 6 h; Ascent: 850 m
It’s time for a little more demanding but wonderful hike full of splendid views. It begins with the ascent to the church of St Jacob, which back in the days of Turkish incursions served as a shelter. The walk continues through the deep spruce forest and steep alpine meadows that cover the slopes to Hudičev boršt, where you can enjoy a picnic at the cabin. After a full day of hiking, you can cool off at Črnava Lake just before returning to your hotel. Night in Preddvor.

Day 5: Day 5: PREDDVOR – LJUBELJ – BEGUNJE

Stage distance: 12 km in 4 h (medium / high level), Ascent: 250 m; Descent: 700 m
Transfer to the starting point in Ljubelj, on the border with Austria. From here, the trail leads through a small underground tunnel originally dug by merchants to reduce the travel time between Carniola and Carinthia – two lands of the Hapsburg Empire. As you exit the tunnel, the trail follows the ancient path of shepherds before entering the quiet Draga Valley, which will take you to the historic town of Begunje. Don’t miss the nearby ruins of the Kamen Castle. Accommodation in Begunje.

 

Hiking Slovenia: Via Alpina takes you to three Alpine Mountain Ranges

 

Day 6: BEGUNJE – BLED

Stage distance: 18 km in 5 h (medium / high level), Ascent: 275 m; Descent: 300 m
After several days of hiking, the morning walk through the upper Carniola plain will be a pleasant and relaxing change. The only slight ascent will take you to the church of St Catarina. Bled Castle will already be fully visible from here, but to get to Bled you’ll have to cross the impressive 1,6 kilometers long Vintgar gorge, dug 150 m deep in the mountains by the river Radovna. Accommodation in Bled.

Hiking Slovenia: Via Alpina - Jezersko

Day 7: BLED – POKLJUKA – USKOVNICA – LAKE BOHINJ

Stage distance: 12 km in 5 h (medium / high level), Ascent: 200 m;
Transfer by car to the Pokljuka Plateau for the start of yet another amazing hiking Slovenia has to offer. The route takes you through mountain pastures and ancient farms, passing a viewpoint that offers exceptional views of the Bohinj Valley. As you descend, you can stop at the small historic town of Studor, where you can visit a small ethnographical museum. Your final destination will be Lake Bohinj in the heart of Triglav National Park. Night in the small settlement of Ribčev Laz (Fisherman’s Pass).

Day 8: BOHINJ LAKE – DEPARTURE

End of the trip. Contact us if you want to extension your holidays in Slovenia and try other activities.

 

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Need to know

Need to know:

Our self-guided hiking tours are carefully planed routes along the most beautiful spots of Slovenia. Self-guided does not mean you are on your own. Before the start of the tour you will get all the necessary documentation which will guide you through this journey. Furthermore you can always contact out super friendly team via phone, email or messaging app if you get lost or need additional information about your Slovenia hiking tour.

Below are the rates for a self-guided tour. But if you’d prefer to do the hiking tour with a private guide, we would be glad to assist you. Contact us at info@ekorna.net.


Dates:

  • You can start your hiking adventure any day between 16.05. and 03.10.2020

Prices for a self-guided tour:

  • 650,00 EUR per person in a double room
  • Single room supplement: 130,00 EUR

The price includes:

  • Seven nights accommodation with breakfast in 3- and 4-star hotels / guest houses
  • Transfer by car on days 3, 5 and 7
  • Luggage transportation between hotels (one piece per person, max. 20 kg / 45 lb). Each additional piece is paid 10.00 EUR per piece (paid on the spot)
  • Information package in English that includes a description of the route in text and images (in simple English) and the corresponding maps. One per booking, each additional set is 20,00 EUR
  • GPS data
  • Local tourist and service fees
  • Welcome meeting
  • Support service (direct line) during the walk

Price does not include:

  • Entrance tickets
  • Lunches
  • Travel insurance
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Flights

Supplements / discounts:

  • Half board: 7x 3-course dinner: 130,00 EUR
  • One less night in Jezersko: 30,00 EUR

Transfers (minimum two people):

  • Ljubljana Airport – Jezersko: 55,00 EUR per person, one way
  • Bohinj Lake – Ljubljana: 60,00 EUR per person, one way
  • Bohinj Lake – Jezersko: 65,00 EUR per person, one way
  • Bohinj Lake – Ljubljana: 65,00 EUR per person, one way

 


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