The northwest of Slovenia has an Alpine weather, with mild temperatures during summer (including occasional storms) and very cold temperatures in the winter season. Spring and autumn provide pleasant weather conditions. The Adriatic coast has a Mediterranean weather: hot summers and pleasant temperatures even in winter.
Regular flights from many European cities arrive to Jože Pučnik Airport in Ljubljana. Those traveling to the Slovenian coast generally fly to Trieste (Italy) and then reach the country by bus. Slovenia is very well connected by train and bus with its neighbouring countries (Italy, Hungary, Croatia and Austria).
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The high season in Slovenia is between June and August. It’s also the most crowded time of the year. For hiking, rock climbing or mountaineering, consider April-May and September-October as your best options. The ski season runs from December to April.
Slovenia is a small country in Central Europe, with a short coastline to the Adriatic Sea. Over half of its territory is covered by meadows and forests, while the mountainous areas lie to the northwest. Often overlooked when traveling through Europe, Slovenia is fast-growing as a top destination among outdoor lovers. Less crowds, breathtaking natural sceneries, lower prices and a broad offer of all-year-round activities, make it a truly gem. Besides, Slovenia has a strong winemaking tradition, including the world’s oldest vine in the city of Maribor.
Well planned and brilliant communication before had, Mitja would reply to emails quickly and would answer any questions that we had. The walk was fantastic, deffinatly a challenge.
Mitja was the man, so friendly and experienced. We wouldn’t have been able to do the climb without him, he provided all gear and had endless tips and great stories about Slovenia and the mountain. This was for sure one of the top highlights of our 13 day honeymoon in Slovenia!
-Taylor and Pete (New Jersey, USA)
Climbing Mt. Triglav with Mitja and Roks was a truly enjoyable experience for me that I would cherish forever. They are extremely organized, helpful and full of humor that made the difficult journey to the top so easy. Even though I was the slowest in the group, they made sure that I reach safely to the destination and enjoy the trek thoroughly. Mitja’s repeated advice on being relaxed and not to think much over the hurdles on the path while trekking was one of the valuable takeaways. And I thank them thousand times for offering such a memorable trip in Triglav. For those who are thinking of climbing Mt. Triglav, I can reccommend Mitja and Roks anytime as guides to have a safe and comfortable journey.
Mitja is a well qualified expert guide, jbut more than that, he’s a good people-person and risk manager. While he’s introducing you to the countryside during the steadily incling walk up the former glacier/Kemal valley, he’s also assessing each of the groups’ strengths and weaknesses, forming sub-groups based on the optimal mix and the weather conditions. Even though he does this twice a week in Summer, you can tell he loves his work and interacting with people. The when we’ve arrived at the 2000m hut, he switches into safety, security and risk manager mode behind the scenes to ensure the final 800m via-feratta ascent to the summit goes without a hitch and to ensure each ‘guest’ gets maximum outcomes. To do this he uses a team of guides (Rok, Igor, etc) who take 3/4 guests and rope you together for the final climb up Triglav. I have to say, while I have a fear of heights (yet I’ve parachuted and abseiled/respelled) and my butterflies and toes were tingling all the way up, I felt very safe and secure throughout. My grand daughter was also born that day so I yelled a welcome to the world message off the top of Triglav for her. What a great day on many levels. Thx Mitja and team
Really nice experience
Leaving climbing Mt Triglav until late 50s and my nervousness about heights are both understatements. However at all times with Mitja and his crew of expert full-time guides (Rok, Igor and another) I felt in highly experienced, safe and capable hands. We had perfect weather so walked to top hut near Triglav and summitted in one day. It was challenging, scary and highly rewarding. I was in a mixed age and abilities group of 13, some of whom were ill-prepared mentally (some delusional that they were going out for an easy two day Hill walk) and physically. But all made it to the top easily and triumphantly. Well done Mitja and guide crew. Thanks Ash
It was the first day with “autumn weather “ since summer started. Mitja tried his best to make the right decision for us about when to go to the summit. We went the first day, unfortunately without a view from the summit but it was a good decision as the next day was very windy and freezing cold.
Gloves, hat, poles were provided by Mitja. He us on a different way back so we would still have a great view almost similar to the one on the top, this route was amazing! Thanks Mitja It was super!
Pack light but for all the elements
Mitja provides all the technical kit
We had a fantastic experience climbing Triglav via the Blato Meadow, the seven lakes valley and back. We got the best of both worlds, hiking on our own to the Dolic Hut and back from the Planika hut, meant we could enjoy the scenery and wildlife at our own pace. But meeting Marco and having his expertise, harnesses, helmets and advice for the via farrata, ascent and descent of Triglav, was fantastic. We definitely felt safe and in good hands.
As soon as we decided to spend our holiday in Slovenia, we wanted to climb Mount Triglav. We both love hiking, but didn’t have any climbing experience, mostly because of the lack of mountains in the Netherlands ;). Therefore we searched for a guided trip and found the two-day trip through The Seven Lakes Valley on Explore-Share. Mitja was not available on the date we preferred, so Blaz Stres was our designated guide.
The e-mail contact prior to the trip immediately felt good, Blaz closely monitored the weather forecast so we wouldn’t be raided by a thunderstorm or heavy rain. Our trip started at 5am and during the trip we gradually found out what an experienced mountaineer Blaz is. While we struggled on the steep parts and had to catch our breath several times, Blaz strolled with one hand in his pocket, totally at ease. At a certain point the weather got a bit rebellious and we walked in the rain for 3,5 hours (rain is something we DO have in the Netherlands, so nothing we couldn’t handle), but after a while we were totally soaked. Blaz kept reminding us to only have quick breaks and keep on going, because hypothermia was looking around the corner. Eventually we arrived at the Dolic hut, where we would stay overnight, and it took us a while to get dry and warm again.
The next day we started our climb to the top, Blaz explained everything and helped us with the climbing gear. We climbed for 1,5 hour and suddenly we saw Blaz standing before us, with his outstretched hand and a big smile on his face, saying: “Congratulations, you made it to the top!”.
Although we were pretty fast going up, our descent was rather slow because of a twisted knee, but Blaz kept us motivated (“It’s always an hour”, “We really ARE getting closer!” and “It’s only 100 horizontal meters”). When we finally got back to the car, with very muddy shoes, Blaz showed us the ultimate Slovenian hospitality by letting us put our feet in a garbage bag.
For a safe, fun and unforgettable climb on Mount Triglav, we recommend everyone to do a guided trip with Blaz!
Our guide Marko was excellent – friendly and patient. Would highly recommend this!
Beautiful and challenging hike with superb guide. I can recommend booking this hike with Mitja and his team. With their supper we have been able to enjoy every step. Cheers, Michiel
Grega was brilliant. An absolute legend. The climb was challenging but Grega made us feel safe and comfortable throughout.
I had an amazing time climbing Triglav; the weather was perfect on both days, the scenery from the valley to the summit is just outstanding, and Mitja was an awesome guide.
September 2018. My girlfriend and I spent a fantastic day climbing with Peter Jeromel ( guide). It was Mandy’s first time outside climbing and Peter was just perfect. We can’t recommend him highly enough. Thank you. Tom and Mandy
We had some trouble because of Bad weather.
Luka was a fantastic guide, we were complete beginners and he took us through all the equipment and techniques making us feel super safe up on the rock. Luka is a very friendly guy and we really felt he gave us great value for our trip and I would recommend him to anyone wanting to climb in Slovenia
I really enjoyed the the climb of Triglav from Krma valley with Mitja, he is an excellent leader with so much mountain knowledge, years of experience and so much patience! I joined a group of 7 other climbers so was a great way to meet like minded outdoors enthusiasts. It was my first time using the via ferrata system – a safe and fun way to summit and reaching the top of Triglav with the group was exilerating! I would definitely recommend Mijta and joining a group to climb Triglav.
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