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Best Slovenia Hikes Tour

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On this best Slovenia Hikes Tour, a certified local guide will take you to some of the top spots in the country including Triglav National Park, Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, Velika Planina, the Soca River, and more!

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Julian Alps

8 Days

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

All Levels


Highlights

  • Visit some of Slovenia's most emblematic nature spots.
  • Discover beautiful and varied landscapes from the mountains to the sea.
  • Learn about local history, experience the culture and enjoy local delicacies.

Description

On this best Slovenia hikes tour we will take you to discover some of the country’s most famous and beautiful natural landmarks. In the evenings, you will enjoy some free time in amazing locations Ljubljana, Bled, Bohinj, Bovec, and finally, Piran.

Throughout your 8-day adventure, you will visit emblematic spots such as Triglav National Park, Velika Planina, Lake Bohinj and Lake Bled, Vrsic Pass, The Soca Valley and River, Skocjan Caves, and Piran. You will have a great balance between nature and culture, as you will visit a local shepherd’s town, learn about the influence of WWI on the country, and even visit a local winemaker. This will give you an amazing taste of Slovenia’s vibrant identity.

Every day, we will be transferred to a different location where we will make short hikes to amazing spots, and sample local delicacies for lunch. We will hike an average of 10 to 12 kilometers per day, around 4 hours, with plenty of rest time to enjoy our surroundings too. The elevation gain will range between 300-400 m (1,000-1,300 ft). However, on the most difficult day,  you will overcome approx. 700 m (2,300 ft) of elevation and spend around 5-6 hours hiking. However, we offer options to cut the hike short if you are not up for it.

This is an easy-going hiking adventure open to all, although there will be some more challenging stretches, and also sections where you will have the chance to opt-out and relax. Therefore, everyone with a good fitness level is welcome to join!

Are you ready to discover some of the Best Slovenia Hikes? Then contact us today and let’s start planning an unforgettable adventure!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

Price details

Inclusions

7 nights bed & breakfast in a conveniently located 3* hotel. Double or twin rooms.

6 guided days with English speaking hiking guide, who is also the driver.

All transfers listed in the itinerary. Starting in Ljubljana and ending in Piran.

Van with 8+1 seats is always available to the group. In the case of more than 8 guests, we will have 2 vans and 2 guides.

Welcome meeting over a drink in Ljubljana.

7 breakfasts and 6 great local lunches.

Wine tasting.

Skocjan Caves entrance fee.

Organization, 24-hour holiday service & support.

Exclusions

International flights.

Airport transfers.

Drinks.

Meals not specified in the itinerary.

Travel insurance.

Personal expenses.

Guide gratuities.

Other services not specified in the Inclusions.

Optional

Single room supplement: 290 €.


Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome drink in Ljubljana

In the afternoon, upon arrival in Ljubljana, you’ll meet your trip guide over a welcome drink to discuss all trip details and answer any questions. You will also get to know all other travelers joining your group.

Free time in  Ljubljana.

Overnight: 3* hotel in the center of Ljubljana
Meals included: /

Day 2: Velika Planina

We will head to the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, just a short drive north from Ljubljana, where your hiking adventure begins.

The first stop is Velika Planina (aka “Big Meadow”), Slovenia’s largest alpine pasture,  and also Europe’s oldest active shepherds’ settlement.

You will learn about their culture by visiting the oldest hut in the pastures. After the walk, we’ll encourage you to participate in making some traditional Slovenian food, then treat you to a delicious home-cooked lunch in a very special place: our best-kept secret.

You’ll return to Ljubljana in the afternoon for some free time.

Walking: 10 km / elevation gain +300m, -300m / approx. 3 hours
Overnight: 3* hotel in the center of Ljubljana
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch
Total driving time: 2 hours

Day 3: Lake Bled & Lake Bohinj

We will first transfer to the foothills of the Julian Alps, about a one-hour drive from Ljubljana, to explore the famous Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj.

A swim in Lake Bohinj is an absolute must!

After a nice lunch, you’ll go to Lake Bled and walk to its best viewpoint, where you’ll enjoy views over this lovely lake with its iconic island and a medieval castle perched on the edge of a rocky cliff.

You can also skip the viewpoint hike and stay by the lake.

Walking: 14 km / elevation gain +400m, -400m / approx. 4 hours (split in two hikes)
Overnight: 3* hotel in Bled or Bohinj
Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Total driving time: 1.5 hours

Day 4: Triglav National Park

After a short drive, we will set off on a hike in Triglav National Park. Great views of the park and glacial alpine valleys are easy to access via trails of varying difficulty.

To begin, you will set off through the dense and magical spruce forest on Pokljuka Plateau. This path will take you to one of almost 2000-meter peaks, with spectacular views of the jagged glacial valley and Mt. Triglav itself! After continuing for a while, you will enjoy lunch in a typical Slovenian mountain hut.

You’ll return to your hotel late afternoon, so you can enjoy some free time too.

Walking: 12 km / elevation gain +700m, -700m / approx. 5 hours
Overnight: 3* hotel in Bled or Bohinj
Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Total driving time: 1 hour

Day 5: Vrsic pass and the Julian Alps

We will enjoy a series of shorter hikes in diverse landscapes passing rivers, lakes, forests, trees, flowers, and rugged rocks.

The first stop will be at Pericnik Waterfall in the Vrata Valley. Then, we will head to the heart of the Julian Alps along a high mountain path built during World War I by Russian POWs. This path will take us to the highest mountain pass in Slovenia and the eastern Julian Alps, Vrsic pass (1611 m).

A delicious lunch at the mountain hut on top will cap off the hike. Later on, we will transfer to the Soca valley. If we can, we will stop for a refreshing swim in the Soca river.

Walking: 10 km / elevation gain +400m, -400m / approx. 4 hours
Overnight: 3* hotel in Bovec
Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Total driving time: 2 hours

Day 6: Soca Trail and River

We will head to the west side of the Triglav National Park on short walking tours in the beautiful Soca Valley, where we will explore its hidden spots.  You’ll learn about World War 1 history and its influence on north-western Slovenia.

For lunch, you will have the chance to try Soca Valley’s local specialties. Afterward, the crystalline Soca River will tempt you for a swim, it is known as Slovenia’s most beautiful river.

In the afternoon you can go rafting or canyoning on the river and its tributaries- Paragliding, and  zip-lining are other possible options!

Otherwise, you can do some more walking and find a spot by the river to rest and enjoy nature.

Walking: 12 km / elevation gain +250m, -250m / approx. 4 hours
Overnight: 3* hotel in Bovec
Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Total driving time: 1 hour

Day 7: Skocjan Caves and Piran

We will head to south-western Slovenia, and explore karst landscapes and phenomena, as well as the northernmost arm of the Mediterranean Sea, the Slovenian Adriatic Coast.

In the morning, we’ll go touring the subterranean chambers of the Skocjan Caves, a UNESCO  World Heritage Site. Later on, you’ll taste some strong wines from the region and local food, as we’ll visit a local winemaker in the karst vineyards.

In the afternoon, we’ll explore the coastal town of Piran.

Your guide will leave the group in the evening and return to Ljubljana.

Walking: 7 km / elevation gain +150m, -150m / approx. 3 hours
Overnight: 4* hotel in Piran
Meals included: breakfast, lunch
Total driving time: 2.5 hours

Day 8: Farewell

After a hearty breakfast, our tour will end.

Let us know if you need any help with airport transfers.

Meals included: breakfast

 

Details

Accommodation

You’ll stay in selected nice and clean centrally located 3* or 4* hotels, in double or single rooms with en-suite bathroom.

Meeting point

Ljubljana

About the guide

We are a team of passionate outdoor enthusiasts, which specialises in walking, hiking and biking trips in Slovenia. As a fully licensed tour operator, we design and execute trips for several international travel operators, providing all land services in Slovenia.

All our small shared group tours have guaranteed departures, fixed prices and are lead by our outstanding guides licensed by the Slovenian hiking association.

By traveling, hiking and biking extensively around Slovenia, we are discovering countless hidden corners, stunning natural sights, peaceful spots with jaw-dropping views and the best places to stay and eat. We would be honored to take you with us and show you around our beautiful country.

Join us and explore the true authenticity of local nature and culture!

Languages

Slovenian | English

Residence

Ljubljana, Slovenia


What people are saying about Slotrips .

Jon Joel Einarsson

5.00

August, 2022

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Jelle Gans

5.00

August, 2021

It was beautifull in the julian alps. Challenging hike

Clarisse

5.00

September, 2020

The 3 day hut-to-hut tour of the Julian Alps offered by Slotrips was one of the highlights of my trip in Slovenia. It was an incredible and intense trekking experience… from impressive views, to the thrill of hiking on narrow mountain ridges; from spotting chamois & marmots, to coming across former Yugoslavia/ Italy border markers; and from sleeping in remote mountain huts, to laughing with new friends :) Domen, our guide, was super flexible and adapted the trek based on our physical ability and wishes as a group. Knowing so many unmarked trails and the history of the country, he went above and beyond my expectations! I would highly recommend a guided tour with Slotrips!

Petra and Jennifer

5.00

August, 2020

We had a fantastic tour with Slotrips. We did the two-night hut to-Hut tour with Domen as our guide. The hike itself was spectacular- beautiful and diverse scenery with fields of wildflowers and thick forests and then alpine terrain. The communication before the trip and during was excellent. Domen adjusted the hike for our capacity and wishes, staying aware of how we were doing and thinking about alternatives. He knew every trail so well and shared his knowledge about nature and Slovenia. We learned a ton from him. He was such a wonderful guide and nice to hang out with. Thank you for a unforgettable start of our fantastic Slovenian holiday.

Kathy

5.00

August, 2019

We (me, my husband and two teenage sons) went on the 3-day hut to hut hike. The whole experience was exceptional. When planning our trip communication with Domen and Anja was always, prompt, friendly and informative. Our guide was Aljaz. He made sure we were comfortable and informed and having a great time. He was always positive and interesting and did a fantastic job of being there when we needed him and giving us space for family time too. He went out of his way to connect with my son, which made it an especially memorable experience for him. A certain level of fitness is required, they say this in the description - I wouldn't disregard this. I sort of thought I was fit but I had to push myself. That wasn't really hard though, because for inspiration all you have to do is look around; it's always beautiful - always, everywhere - from the time you step out of the van. And of course the challenge makes you feel like you've accomplished something. If you are considering this adventure, don't let anything stop you.

Lenny

5.00

August, 2018

Our 3-day hike exceeded all of my expectations! It was well planned, along a challenging trail with spectacular scenery. Along the way we passed through alpine pastures and even got to same cheeses that were made right on the mountainside. We stayed in mountain huts both nights, where we were comfortable and well fed. Our guide was interesting and always made sure we were safe. Miha was easy to communicate with over email, always responding to messages quickly. I appreciated that we were picked up and dropped off at our hotel. And the price of the trip was very affordable. I would love to do this hike again and would recommend it to everyone!

Jonah

5.00

June, 2018

This trip was unbelievable. The company itself did a wonderful job working hard to secure us accommodation at this time of year (most huts weren’t open yet). Although difficult at times due to the snow still on the mountain this early in the season (June 18th) our guide Aljaz expertly navigated us around the snow when possible and ensured our safety navigating through the snow when necessary. He completely customized our hiking experience to suit our level adding on extra mountain peaks when possible. He was better than I ever expected. The mountains themselves were gorgeous! I could not recommend this enough!


 

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