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Hiking in the Julian Alps and Dolomites (4 days)

Julian Alps
Julian Alps 8
Julian Alps
Julian Alps
Julian Alps

Join one of the guides from the Dean Strosar Guiding Team on a thrilling 4-day hiking adventure in the Julian Alps and in the Dolomites!


Julian Alps, Dolomite Mountains

4 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep




  • Discover the beautiful Julian Alps in Slovenia!
  • Explore some of the most amazing spots in the Dolomites!
  • Join a 4-day program to some of the most scenic European mountain locations!


Would you like to discover some of the most amazing hiking spots in Europe? Then join one of the guides on our team on this 4-day adventure in the Julian Alps and in the Dolomites.

We will begin our adventure in Slovenia, where we will visit the area around Mt. Krn (2244 m) and the Krn lake, which is the largest in the Julian Alps. This stunning range is located in the Southern Limestone Alps and spans over an area of 4400 km².  After spending the first 2 days in this beautiful location, we will head to the Dolomites in Italy for the second half of our adventure. There, we will start off below the awe-inspiring Tres Cime de Lavaredo and discover the beautiful, circular Monte Paterno route and stroll around the beautiful surrounding trails and meadows. You can find a detailed itinerary of the program below, and keep in mind that we can also arrange to start off from Italy if you wish. Whichever side we start from, you will be amazed by the breathtaking landscapes of the Julian Alps and the Dolomites!

Please consider that this is an intermediate hiking adventure. Therefore, it is necessary that you be in good shape in order to join. Of course, we will be there every step of the way to make sure that you are safe.

So, are you ready for a thrilling adventure in the Julian Alps and in the Dolomites? Then book your place now on this 4-day hiking program and get ready for an unforgettable outdoor adventure!

We also offer shorter 1-3 day treks in the Julian Alps, check them out!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Helmet

- Trekking poles

Price details

Not included: Transport on the trip and from your hotel to the meeting place and back which 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.


Day 1: Lepena Valley – Krn Lakes – Mt. Krn

By prior arrangement, I will come looking for your hotel and take you to the Alpena Valley (700 m), where our start for Mt. Krn. The easy route from here leads to the mountain hut Gomiščkovo zavetišče na Krnu (2244m), where we have reserved half board.

Walking for 6 – 7 hours. Altitude differences for around 1544 m.

Day 2: Mt. Krn – Planina Kuhinja

After breakfast at the mountain hut, we will still walk the trails around Mt. Krn. At the end of the tour, we descend to the Planina Kuhinja. We spend the night on planina Kuhinja in a beautiful mountain farmhouse, where we have reserved half board.

The walk is 4 – 5 hours. We will do almost 1400m of descent.

Day 3: Misurina lake – Monte Paterno – Hut Locateli

After breakfast at the mountain hut, we will drive towards the Dolomites to Lake Misurina, a mountain village below the Tre Cime (about 3 hours drive). From Misurina, we will head towards Rifugio Locatelli, at an altitude of 2438m (7,998 ft.), where we spend the night.  The plan is to hike the circular path of Monte Paterno.

The hike takes around 4 – 5 hours and we will see a 900m (2500 ft.) altitude gain.

Day 4: Hut Locateli – Tre Cime – Misurina lake

After breakfast at the mountain hut, we will walk the circular route around the Tre Cime di Lavaredo. At the end of the tour, we will descend again towards Misurina Lake.

Walking is about  4 – 5 hours and about 1400m downhill.

If you wish, I can take you back to your hotel in Slovenia (3-hour drive)




mountain huts and hotels on the way, not included in the price.

Meeting point

Your hotel or by appointment

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.


Italian | English | Croatian



What people are saying about Dean Strosar

Kieran Zeng


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


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


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


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


September, 2021

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Barb Cleveland


January, 2020

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



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


August, 2019

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Daniel Capurro


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


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)


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


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


June, 2019

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

Abby Chua


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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