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Hiking in Slovenia’s Soca River Valley in the Julian Alps

Join UIMLA certified guide Dean on one or more days of incredible hiking in the beautiful Soca River Valley in the Julian Alps! Explore numerous waterfalls and streams in one of Slovenia's most beautiful regions.

Private

Julian Alps

1+ Days

All year

Open to everyone

Beginner


Highlights

  • Enjoy breathtaking views of the Julian Alps and emerald green Soca River.
  • Suitable for both beginner and experienced hikers.
  • Choose from a wide variety of hiking trails in the Soca River Valley.

Description

Come to the picturesque world of Slovenia’s Julian Alps, Triglav National Park and the emerald green Soca River on your next active break! You will be amazed by the wide array of active experiences that rank the Soca River Valley among the top outdoor adventure destinations in all of Europe.

If you love hiking, you simply cannot miss the Soca River Valley! This corner of Slovenia and the Alps is every hiking enthusiast’s dream come true.

The trails in the Soca River Valley have so much to offer. Here you will discover Alpine streams and waterfalls, a profound silence only found in the depths of the forest and countless flower and animal species. This is a truly unique place. Many people even say it’s the most beautiful place in the Julian Alps.

The many trails in this area vary in difficulty and are suitable for hikers of all levels. Whether you are an experienced mountaineer or just looking to take a leisurely walk through natural wonders and cultural sights of the Julian Alps, there is a trail for you.

The Soca River Valley is the access point to the tallest and fiercest peaks in the Julian Alps. From here, hiking trails lead to some of the wildest corners in Slovenia. The Soca River Valley is also the starting point of the trail that leads to Triglav (2,864 m), the highest peak in the country.

Contact me to plan your hike in Slovenia’s Soca River Valley, or visit my profile for a list of other adventures in the area!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

Price details

5% discount for families.

Price includes: Guiding fee, Transport during the trip and rental of personal technical equipment ( Hiking poles, climbing belt, helmet, snowshoes, etc. ) // The price does not include: Transportation from your hotel to the meeting place and back to your hotel is not included in the price and must be paid in cash upon arrival (10 – 60 EUR per person). Half-board accommodation in the mountain hut or hotel for guide and clients are not included in the price.


Details

More info

Please be sure to wear comfortable clothing, sturdy walking shoes, a backpack and bring along snacks and drinks of your choice.

Meeting point

Your hotel or by appointment.

Equipment you will need to bring

Backpack

Watter bottle

Other gear: Comfortable clothing, Sturdy walking shoes, Beverages and snacks of your choice.


About the guide

I am the founder of the Gotrek Hiking Company, an outdoor adventure company that offers qualified and professional mountain guiding to domestic and foreign guests and tourists in Slovenia, Italy, Croatia and all over Europe. All climbing, training, trekking, hiking and snowshoeing tours are guided by CMGA certified (Croatian Mountain Guide Association) and UIMLA guide.

I live in Slovenia, a country where mountaineering is a way of life. My team of UIMLA and CMGA guides and instructors works and lives in Slovenia or Croatia. If I am not available to guide you, one of the experienced guides in my team will be your guide.

We organize mountain experiences in all seasons in the European Alps, the Dolomites, Carnic Alps the Slovenian Julian Alps, Triglav National Park, Kamnik - Savinja Alps and the territory of Croatia, Velebit, NP Paklenica, and the islands in the Adriatic sea.

Languages

Italian | English | Croatian

Certificates

CMGA | UIMLA

Residence

Nova Gorica, Slovenia


What people are saying about Dean Strosar

Kieran Zeng

5.00

January, 2023

Dean was an excellent tour guide! He was patient and a great teacher, whilst also being very knowledgeable about safety. Highly recommend!

Gabrielle Cooper

5.00

December, 2022

We truly had an unforgettable snowshoeing tour with Dean! We couldn’t have asked for a better guide! Even though my snowshoeing skills were not the best, he was very patient. He definitely has the skills and was incredibly knowledgeable. He made sure we stayed safe and kept a close eye on everyone. He was kind enough to take photos of us! You can tell he loves what he does. You will not be disappointed with Dean! As for the Explore-Share service website….it made the booking process and communication extremely easy. I emailed with questions first and within 24 hours I had a response and decided to book. All in all the whole experience was great!

Lenny Sari

5.00

March, 2022

We had a wonderful day today with Dean as our guide at the "Tre Cime". He was very patient with us (we're not particularly fast walking up a mountain), but we never felt pressured. He offered us some additional detour to give us an additional special view, but made clear that we would have to see first if the conditions were good enough for us to pass, as otherwise it would be too dangereous. We were lucky and were able to walk on, but on the "dangerous" icy passage over a cliff he walked under my wife making sure she was safe - overall, we felt that we were in very good hands with you, Dean, thank you very much!!

Amy Garrod

5.00

October, 2021

I had an absolutely fantastic time with Dean. He was patient and adapted the course to my ability. I would highly recommend this trip.

Christian Jensen

4.00

September, 2021

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Barb Cleveland

5.00

January, 2020

Dean was very attentive to all. Easy to talk to and informative

Dorothy

5.00

December, 2019

Dean was very helpful and responsive to our enquiries. He was enthusiastic and devoted to show the prettiest side of Tre Cime to us. Although we were a bit behind, Dean was patient to wait for us and cater to our speed. Great experience!!

Wing Cheng

5.00

August, 2019

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Daniel Capurro

5.00

August, 2019

Dean is an excellent guide. He's friendly and conscientious and throughout or trip was focused on getting us to achieve our hiking goals while being aware of our abilities and experience. We chose a relatively tough hike (8hrs, 1,700m elevation gain) but Dean made sure we completed it safely and at a good pace. He also took photos throughout so we could concentrate on the hiking and shared them with us later. He was also good company on the hike. I would thoroughly recommend his services.

Anne Ledet

5.00

July, 2019

Dean was simply wonderful ! Sure footed and quick to notice when we needed a break. Conversation was easy and he was very pleasant and professional. We had a fantastic time and would absolutely hike with Dean again. What an enjoyable experience!!!

David G, David N, Oshri and J(ack)

5.00

July, 2019

We were looking for a hike suitable for 4 adults with reasonable experience in hiking.Dean not only crafted a 5 day activity for us but was also able to adjust for routes to fit our needs during the hike itself. Dean proved to be a great guide with both knowledge and an amazing attitude and was simply so much fun to be with, Dean also went 'the extra mile' for us taking some of us to special activities which we did not plan for. If you are looking for hiking in Slovenia and getting an experience of a life time - I would highly recommend Dean. 5 starts all the way (And if there 6 he would get them as well :) ) Dean, thank you so much !

Sheryl Chua

5.00

June, 2019

Dean was prompt and super knowledgeable about the area we were going to. He guided us safely to Slemenova Spica to enjoy the Julian Alps. As two girls from the city, we don't have much hiking experience, and he was patient and super helpful. We enjoyed our trip so much and it has been the highlight of our Slovenia trip. Thanks once again, Dean, for taking us on this experience!

Kaori Tanaka

5.00

June, 2019

He guided us to really fun hiking depending on the weather ,our skill and preference.We had a great time.

Abby Chua

5.00

May, 2019

Dean is a super experienced guide, he is very qualified to do all sorts of mountineering too if you are interested to try. I had a good time learning how to do snow shoeing and he is very patient in teaching me and assessing my abilities to suggest different routes which is suitable for my build and stamina. It was great and safe to have him as a guide because he knows the terrain well and that is good to know.


 

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