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Climbing the Mangart via ferrata in the Julian Alps, Slovenian and Italian routes

Join Blaz, your IFMGA-certified guide, as he leads you on this epic and adventurous climb on the Mangart Via Ferrata in the Julian Alps, a thrilling route that entails climbing on huge sheer rock faces that also provide sensational views out over the lovely Slovenian countryside.


1 Day

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov




* Via Ferrata on the spectacular and majestic Mangart in the Julian Alps!

* Admire the epic and awesome views out over the Slovenian scenery

* Climb with all your friends and family - suitable for people of all abilities


I invite you to join me on this fun, exciting and enjoyable adventure, as I  guide you on a full day of climbing the Mangart Via Ferrata in the Julian Alps, on both the Slovenian and Italian routes, where we traipse and travail around an exposed and breathtaking rock face within the Alps, getting our adrenaline pumping and also admiring the awesome views along the way.

Mangart (2679m) is a mountain nestled within the Julian Alps, which are on the border of Slovenia and Italy, and is officially the third-highest mountain in Slovenia. It is an immensely popular location for outdoor activity enthusiasts, with hiking, rock climbing and via ferrata trips all catered for.

We begin our trip by picking you up in either Bovec, Kranjska Gora, Bled or Tarvisio, and from there we drive to the 2000m high Mt. Mangart saddle, the starting point of our journey.

After a short hike through the slopes of the Julian Alps, we then reach the via ferrata, where we will firstly run through all relevant safety information and dispense the climbing gear.

It is then time to start the via ferrata, and the route we take is doable for people of all levels of ability, from beginner to expert.

There is a light, airy feel to much of the area we are climbing, allowing for ease of movement, and the sublime views out over the tranquil countryside are a near-constant.

After exiting the via ferrata we then continue to the top via either the Slovenian or Italian route, and after ample time relaxing and taking in yet more magnificent views we then head back to our starting point, where our fun-filled and action-packed day ends.

Raise your heart rate and see the glorious Slovenian scenery, all in one via ferrata trip – book now to experience!

For a different Slovenian via ferrata experience, try our 1-day Climbing Mala Mojstrovka Via Ferrata in the Slovenian Alps, here!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

Price details

We provide climbing harness, helmet and ferrata clips.


Day 1: Meet, via ferrata, finish

Pick up from Bovec, Kranjska Gora, Bled or Tarvisio, drive to Mt. Mangart Saddle, Via Ferrata climb, hike to summit, return to start point, finish.


Equipment you will need to bring

Other gear: hiking boots, backpack, clothing, cap, ferrata gloves


What happens if there is still snow on the via ferrata?

When faced with abundant snow in our mountains, the prospect of climbing this route may become challenging, necessitating preparations for winter climbing, which significantly amplifies the seriousness of the experience. We have the option to switch to lower via ferratas along the valley, which traverse captivating waterfalls. By combining these routes, we can achieve a minimum altitude gain of 500 meters and cover approximately 2 kilometers in total ascent and descent. This alternative presents a safer and equally enjoyable journey, adaptable to individual preferences.

About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I’m an IFMGA Mountain Guide and an Alpine Instructor from Slovenia.

At the back of the house where I grew up, past a slope, a higher hill and some rocks, you could see Mount Triglav rising towards the blue sky.

Mountains were a part of my backyard and I started practicing alpinism when I was a schoolboy. At that time, I enrolled for a sport climbing school and I became an alpine instructor in 1995.

Between 1995 and 1997, I’ve been a member of the Sub-commission on Extreme Alpinism for the Slovene Alpine Society. Some years later, I was Chief of the Commission for Alpinism.

As a member of the alpine team, I went on several expeditions in North and South America, the Himalaya, the Tian Shan and the Kookshall-Too mountain range.

I climbed more than 700 routes in Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland and France. Long winter climbs and ridges are always among my favorites.

I made some first winter ascents: on two routes on the north wall of Ribezni, Možnica (700m, V+, 5, UIAA VI/A1) and in Jof di Montasio / Poliški Špik, Grapa (700m, UIAA 4, ascent and complete ridge traverse). Other memorable climbs were a winter traverse of 4000 m peaks in Mont Blanc (4807 m) and the Slovenian Peuterey ridge traverse, among many others.

After 6 years of training, I obtained my IFMGA certification in 2010.

I organize many guided ski touring, rock climbing and ice climbing trips in Slovenia, especially in the surroundings of Mt. Triglav and the whole Soča valley.


Slovenian | Italian | German | English

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What people are saying about this trip



Great trip with Blaz!



We didn’t do the Mangart via ferrata as we were never looking into this. We wanted to do a beginner’s class, and friends of ours recommended Blaz. This turned out to be a really good recommendation and spent a fabulous day with Blaz! Already recommended him further to other people we met on a campsite during our vacation! 🙌🏼



Blaz was an amazing guide! He is very knowledgeable and passionate about mountaineering. During the climb he was calm and patience. He takes security very seriously and offered advice on how to cross the more technical sections. You certainly know you are in safe hands. Blaz also has a witty sense of humour and he is passionate about local history, making for great conversations both up and down the mountain. The climb up Mangart with Blaz is the highlight of my trip to Slovenia, and I cannot recommend a trip with him highly enough.



This was my first via ferrata and on the whole tour I never felt in danger or overstrained. Blaz is a great guy who can explain everything to you, can tell you a lot of interesting things about the region and is always up for a funny saying. An all-round successful day for me. Very recommendable.



the booking, getting the trip planned was not that easy. it's easier to contact the guide directly by phone or whatsapp

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