Day 1: ARRIVAL IN KRANJSKA GORA
Arrival to Kranjska Gora, the starting point for your hiking in the Julian Alps. This famous alpine ski resort is one of the most popular sport centers in Slovenia, also known for hosting the FIS World Cup every winter. You will spend your first night here in the shadow of the powerful Western Julian Alps.
Day 2: KRANJSKA GORA – THE JASNA VALLEY – KRANJSKA GORA
Stage distance: 17 km of circular route (moderate level), Ascent: 500 m
Breakfast. The first warm up hike will take you to the end of the nearby Jasna Valley. Along the way you can admire the glorious area of the Prisank and Razor mountains and enjoy a typical hiker’s lunch in one of the huts. On your return, you can visit the Russian Chapel, a moving monument dedicated to Russian prisoners of war who died during World War I while building the military road over the Vršič Pass. Night in Kranjska Gora.
Day 3: KRANJSKA GORA – TRIPLE BORDER POINT – KRANJSKA GORA
Stage distance: 15 km of circulate route (moderate level), Ascent: 640 m
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the starting point of the day’s walk (approx. 10 min trip). This hike will take you to the summit of Mt. Peč (1508 meters) to the triple border point where Slovenia, Italy and Austria meet. At the top, you can enjoy spectacular views of the Julian Alps and Karawanks mountain range. The trail descends through the valley to the source of the mighty Sava River at Zelenci nature reserve, the longest river in Slovenia. Return to Kranjska Gora.
Day 4: KRANJSKA GORA – THE RADOVNA VALLEY – VINTGAR – LAKE BLED
Stage distance: 11 km (moderate level), Ascent: 200 m
Breakfast. You will start your daily trek after a transfer through the beautiful Radovna Valley between the Pokljuka and Mežakla plateaus. The car will drop you off at the impressive 1,6 kilometre-long Vintgar Gorge, dug 150 meters deep in the mountains along the Radovna River. The wooden walkway leads through the gorge to the world-famous Lake of Bled. Accommodation in a hotel by the lake.
Hiking in the Julian Alps is like hiking in paradise
Day 5: BLED – BOHINJSKA BELA – LAKE BLED – BLED
Stage distance: 15 km of circular route (easy/moderate level), Ascent: 270 m
Breakfast. Today you will take a leisurely stroll through Bled, alpine town situated on the banks of a beautiful glacial lake with a church island and a castle perched on top of a cliff overlooking the lake. There is a circular route which also includes some of the nearby villages. To get the best photo angle of the lake, castle and mountain range in the background, hike up the Osojnica hill. End the day with the local specialty, the kremšnita cream cake, in one of the small tea shops by the lake. Night in Bled.
Day 6: BLED – POKLJUKA – USKOVNICA – LAKE BOHINJ
Stage distance: 12 km (easy/moderate level), Ascent: 200 m
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Pokljuka Plateau, from where you will start your hike through mountain pastures and ancient farms. Shortly you will arrive to a viewpoint, which offers exceptional views of the Bohinj Valley. As you descend, you can stop at the small historic town of Studor, where you can visit the museum, and learn about the local life there 150 years ago. Your final destination will be Lake Bohinj, the jewel in the heart of Triglav National Park, and the small settlement of Ribčev Laz (Fisherman’s Pass). Accommodation in Bohinj Valley.
Day 7: BOHINJ LAKE
Stage distance: 16 km (easy/moderate level)
Your last day of hiking in the Julian Alps will be spent along this wonderful and calm lake, sitting in the shade of the immense mountains. If the warm weather allows it, you can swim in its crystal-clear waters. Lunch recommendation: try Bohinj’s delicious trout. At the western end of the lake there is a small trail to the Savica Waterfall, which feeds the lake. You can take the cable car up to the 1,532-meter-high Vogel Mountain, for a spectacular view of Triglav Mountain, the highest peak in the Julian Alps. You can spend the night in one of the cosy bars in town, and try homemade honey brandy. Accommodation in Bohinj Valley.
Day 8: BOHINJ LAKE – DEPARTURE
Breakfast. Free time before departure from Bohinj. You might consider extending your trip to Slovenia by visiting Ljubljana, Postojna and other interesting points. Contact us for more details.
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