Top Via Ferrata Trips in Slovenia
From the top of the Julian Alps to the border town of Gorizia, there are plenty of places both to learn how to use a via ferrata properly as well as challenge yourself. Make your way to the top of Ojstrica (2350 m) and Turska gora (2251 m) in the Logarska Valley or straddle the Slovenia-Italy border, either way you’re in for a scenic treat here.
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Slovenia is a small country in Central Europe, surrounded by mountains, breathtaking turquoise rivers, alluring valleys and even a coastline to the Adriatic Sea. Most of your via ferrata adventures will begin with a flight into the international airport outside of the capital, Ljubljana then a transfer via bus or rail elsewhere in the country.
Via ferratas —protected climbing routes built with steel, cables and ladders— are becoming very popular in the country, especially in the Julian Alps and provide an exciting mountain experience.
While there are different levels of via ferrata routes, easy and intermediate trips don’t require you to be an experienced climber and may also be an excellent activity to bring your family along! Mountain guides usually provide the equipment you need and will teach you the basic techniques.
During the spring, temperatures are quite pleasant, but get colder with more altitude. Rain is not infrequent either. During the summer, temperatures are moderate, but can get all the way up to the mid-30s. In autumn, temperatures become quite pleasant again. Rain is less common during these months.
This depends on what you would like to do and how much time you have. Many guides offer single and half-day via ferrata trips. Other guides offer half-week long courses or a week’s worth of via ferrata trips to different spots around the country. A week should be enough time to experience all the top spots.
May to October. Some guides offer trips starting in March too.
We are an active couple in or late 50s and always wanted to do a via ferrata. Of course we were concerned that we would be physically unprepared for the trip. The web description, including time of travel was very accurate. The pacing by the guide was excellent and adapted to our speed. The amount of training and oversight was just right for our level of experience. The trip was amazing, a bucket list item. We were able to access extreme terrain with large exposure in a very safe manor. We were comfortable a all time on terrain that, with out the ferrata system, could only be safely accessed by experienced climbers using protection. I highly recommend this trip and guide.
Grega was brilliant. An absolute legend. The climb was challenging but Grega made us feel safe and comfortable throughout.
We had a great day climbing Mt Mangart by via Italiana. The bottom via Ferrata was amazingly good fun. Mitja was an awesome guide. He went out of his way to arrange some rental boots for my daughter and her friend. Then he got us safely to the top of Mangart despite some icy conditions in parts. We will definitely be back for more!
Mitja was a great guide. Despite the poor weather he worked out a great alternative down in the valley. Very knowledgeable and would recommend to anyone. Thank you!
Igor is very attentive guide and he was with me at every step. He made pictures with me along the way and he pushed me to achieve my goal. Thanks!
All the entire process to booking was very easy from choosing the trip to descending back in town in safety and they are amazing team, because I have a tone of questions and they have a tone of patience. Thanks again, guys! I will return for via ferrata on Triglav.
I had an amazing experience with Mitja. From the start, he was very communicative and kept me updated constantly on the weather conditions at Triglav. However, things weren’t ideal so I wasn’t able to get to Triglav. Despite the change in plans, Mitja went out of his way and arranged new activities he felt would suit my interests. We ended up doing a via ferrata he personally set and climbing ice falls. It was so much fun – Mitja was great to chat with and he was very knowledgable about Slovenia’s geography. I enjoyed every second of our trip and would definitely contact him again for another challenge when I go back to Slovenia!
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