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Hiking traverse in the Kanin mountains

Iztok, an IFMGA mountain guide based in Slovenia, takes you on this 2-day hiking traverse in the Kanin Mountains, on the border with Italy.

Mountain RangeJulian Alps
Duration2 days
Offer periodJun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripNot specified


The Kanin mountains are a part of the Julian Alps, lying on the border between Slovenia and Italy. Come with me and discover this beautiful and less explored region!

This group of mountains divide the large ski resort of Bovec and the Soča Valley in Slovenia, with the Resia Valley, in Italy. The highest peak is Big Mount Kanin (2587 m).

Our 2-day hiking traverse will begin late in the afternoon in Bovec. From there, we’ll go up to Kanin ski resort. However, there are two different ways of getting there. We can go either on a cable car (plus a 45 minutes hike) or hike for 3 hours if the cable car is already closed. Finally, we’ll arrive to a new modern bivouc where we’ll spend the night.

The following day we’ll take a route called ‘Visoka rosijanska pot’ (in Slovenian), Alta Via Resiana (in Italian) or High Resia Way, a famous and very beautiful high route on the southern ridge of the Kanin mountains.

Our traverse will begin on a saddle under Vrh Žlebi. We’ll get there after a 1.5 hour of hike from the bivaouc. Then, almost 5 hours later we’ll reach the summit of Big Mount Kanin.

The whole trip will be a combination of scrambling (up to grade 3 UIAA) and mountain hiking.

Because of that, you should be in a good physical condition.

After admiring a great view from the top of Big Mount Kanin, we’ll descend to the bivouc in 2 hours.

This as a great opportunity to enjoy mountain hiking in a pure, isolated and uncrowded region. If the weather is good, you’ll have a very pleasant hiking experience!

Would you like to come for a hiking trip in the Kanin mountains? Contact me so we can start planning this adventure together!



Modern bivouc

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Well fitness preparation is recommended. It's an all day tour with exposed climbing parts. Technical equipment: harness, helmet, climbing shoes, day backpack, ultralight sleeping bag Some extra water should be carried by ourselves while on the plateau there are no water sources.

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Day 1: Bove - Kanin ski resort

(Late afternoon).

The tour begins in Bovec. Then, we go up to Kanin ski resort and overnight in new modern bivaouc. If the cable car is not working we’ll hike for 3 hours to reach the bivouc. Otherwise, it’s just a 45 min nice hike from the cablecar.

Day 2: Summit of Big Mount Kanin - Kanin ski resort

The ‘High Resian way’ traverse begins on a saddle under Vrh Žlebi (1,5 hour from the bivaouc).  Then we summit Big Mount Kanin (2587 m). (5 h)  And descent to the bivouc (2h).

About the guide

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I'm an IFMGA mountain guide and also a mechanical engineer based in Celje, Slovenia. Over the past years, I’ve been on more than 700 alpine trips in the Western Alps, the Dolomites, Peru, Turkey and Greece. My favorite activities are climbing and skiing.

In Peru, for example, I made a descent from the southern saddle of Vallunaraju (5696 m). Another challenging downhill on skis that I did was in the northern wall of Bavškega Grintavca and the massif Kanin.

In addition to mountaineering, I enjoy practicing other sports like rock climbing, biking, whitewater kayaking and Pilates. I think these activities are a great source of spiritual and personal growth.

I also love spending time with my family: my wife, daughter and our dog.

Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 350 each

Group of 2

EUR 350 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

Cablecar ticket and bivouc fee are not included.

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