Julian Alps Hiking Trail

Send inquiry 690,00 € per person
  • 8 8 days
  • self guided
  • 690,00 €
  • on request

00386 1 810 04 20



Itinerary

When you hear that someone is hiking in the Alps, you usually thinks of Switzerland, Austria or the Dolomites. Nevertheless, the Julian Alps are just as impressive. Julian Alps Hiking Trail in the Slovenian Alps is a new and different experience.

This is a hike along the most beautiful peaks and valleys of the Julian Alps and is of difficult level. However, if you don’t like to hike as much, in our offer you can find a vast variety of different hikes of different levels in Slovenia and the rest of the Balkans.

This is a self-guided hike, prepared for independent hikers, who prefer to explore natural beauties on their own. But we also organize group and individual trips, accompanied by professional mountaineering guides.

 

Day 1: ARRIVAL IN BLED

Arrival to Bled, a world-famous alpine town, situated on the banks of a beautiful glacial lake of the same name, with a church island. The Bled Castle sitting on a high cliff which rises above the water offers amazing views of the lake and the mountain peaks in the background. Before the start of the Julian Alps Hiking Trail, our representative will meet with you to give you all the details about the self-guided tour.  Accommodation in hotel.

 

Day 2: BLED – POKLJUKA PLATEAU

Stage duration: approx. 6 hours (difficult level), Ascent: 710 m; Descent: 620 m

A short drive to the starting point: the summit of the Pokljuka Plateau (1280 m), the starting point for many hiking trails in the Julian Alps. The warm-up hike takes you through mountain pastures and through dense fir forests to the Blejska koča refuge. There you can have a typical hiker’s lunch. In the afternoon, walk to the Pokljuka Biathlon Center on a scenic route that will give you great views of the Karawanks Mountain Range, the Pokljuka Plateau, the Krma Valley and the Bohinj Mountains. Accommodation in Pokljuka.

Julian Alps Hiking Trail: Hiking to Mt Triglav & Mountain Hut at the Triglav Lakes (Slovenia)

 

Day 3: POKLJUKA – PLANIKA REFUGE

Stage duration: 12 km in 7 hours (difficult level), Ascent: 1170 m; Descent: 160 m

After breakfast the trail will take you into the heart of the Triglav National Park and the Julian Alps. The trail slowly ascends to the Vodnikov Dom refuge and continues towards your day’s final destination the Planika refuge, just below Mt. Triglav – the highest mountain in Slovenia (2864 m). Accommodation at the Planika refuge.

Today your main luggage will be picked up from the hotel in Pokljuka and safely stored in our office in Bled until you reach Bohinj at the end of the 6 day hike. You will not have access to it until then, so make sure you have everything you need in your backpack.

 

Day 4: PLANIKA REFUGE – TRIGLAV LAKES REFUGE

Stage distance: 11 km in 6 hours (difficult level), Ascent: 300 m; Descent: 1000 m

After breakfast, start the walk through the Hribarice Pass (2358 m) towards the Koča pri Triglavskih jezerih refuge. On the way to the refuge, you can stop and admire the beauty of one of the seven lakes of the Triglav National Park, Zeleno Jezero (Green Lake), whose name derives from the high content of algae that paint the lake in a beautiful green color. Later you can enjoy the beautiful view of the rest of Dolina Triglavskih Jezer (The Valley of the Lakes of Triglav). Accommodation at the Koča pri Triglavskih jezerih refuge.

Julian Alps Hiking Trail

 

 

Day 5: TRIGLAV LAKES REFUGE – KOMNA REFUGE

Stage distance: 8 km in 5 hours (difficult level), Ascent: 230 m; Descent: 410 m

Hike in the direction of Black Lake (Črno jezero), the lowest lake in the Valley of the Triglav Lakes. It has been named for its location in a basin in the middle of the forest, which extends to the edge of the Komarča rock. Your day ends at Komna refuge, where you can enjoy an excellent view of Lake Bohinj. Accommodation at the shelter in Komna.

 

Julian Alps Hiking Trail is a crown of Slovenia’s trekking tours

 

Day 6: KOMNA REFUGE – THE BOHINJ VALLEY

Stage distance: 15 km in 6 hours (difficult level), Ascent: 60 m; Descent: 1050 m

After breakfast descent down an old military road to the Savica waterfall, which is one of the most famous and popular waterfalls in Slovenia – a 78 meter high alpine karst spring which subsequently feeds the mighty Bohinj Lake. Hike along the northern shore of Lake Bohinj to the village of Ribcev Laz, where you can sample delicious homemade brandy. In the summer months you can swim in the crystal clear waters of Lake Bohinj. Alternatively, one can ascend Vogel Mountain by cable car. From the summit (1532 m) you will be able to enjoy a perfect panoramic view of the Julian Alps and the area that you walked during the previous days. Accommodation in Bohinj.

Julian Alps Hiking Trail

 

Day 7: THE BOHINJ VALLEY – BLED

To end this circular Julian Alps Hiking Trail, after breakfast we’ll transfer you to Lake Bled where you’ll spend your last full day. The peripheral region offers many excellent walking opportunities, including a walk through the impressive Vintgar Gorge where you can hike on a 1600 m long wooden walkway, which leads through the scenic gorge along the Radovna River to the Šum waterfall. If you prefer a nice easy walk on your last day, a stroll around the lake takes about 1 hour. Night in Bled.

 

Day 8: BLED – DEPARTURE

The tour ends with a breakfast, after which you will have free time before your departure to a selected destination. Get in touch with us if you would like to extend your trip to Slovenia.

Send inquiry 690,00 € per person
, 00386 1 810 04 20

Need to know

Need to know

Good physical preparation is required. The route is not suitable for children under 12 years old.

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 tour any day between 04.07. and 12.09.2020

Prices:

  • 690,00 EUR per person in double room
  • Single room supplement (not possible in mountain huts): 90,00 EUR

The price includes:

  • Bed and breakfast: four nights in 3- or 4-star hotels, three nights in mountain huts in bedrooms, bedding in mountain huts included.
  • Car transfers on days 2 and 7.
  • Luggage transportation between hotels (one piece per person, max. 20 kg / 45 lb). Each additional piece is paid an additional 10,00 EUR (to be paid on the spot). During high altitude treks from day 3 to day 6, clients should carry their clothing / personal items with them.
  • Information package in English that includes a description of the route in text and images and the corresponding maps. One per booking, each additional set is 20,00 EUR.
  • GPS data
  • Local tourist taxes and other taxes.
  • Welcome meeting on arrival.
  • Support service (direct line) during the walk

Price does not include:

  • Tickets
  • Cable car ride to the Vogel plateau
  • Drinks with dinners and lunches
  • Cancellation insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights

Supplements:

  • Half board (7x dinner): 125,00 EUR
    Extra night in Planika (bed & breakfast): 35,00 EUR
    Extra night in Planika (falf board): 42,00 EUR

Transfers (minimum two people):

  • Ljubljana Airport – Bled: 30,00 EUR per person one way
  • Ljubljana – Bled: 35,00 EUR per person one way

 


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