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. 14 km in 6 hours (moderate 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.
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 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 (moderate/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.
Day 5: TRIGLAV LAKES REFUGE – KOMNA REFUGE
Stage distance: 8 km in 5 hours (easy 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 5-6 hours (moderate/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.
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.
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