Enjoy an unforgettable hiking day in the Trnovo Plateau with UIMLA mountain leader Dean. These lands in Slovenia offer unique landscapes, pits and ice caves.
I invite you to a hiking day around unique geometric forms and the unspoiled nature of the beautiful Trnovo plateau, 90 minutes away from Liubliana, Slovenia's capital.
This karstic plateau in the northwestern part of the powerful Dinaric mountain range is free of running water and broken down by enclosed houses, hills, wells and abysses.
During this trek, we will explore ice and snow caves, which are peculiar formations resulting from the karst phenomena. And you will feel the "Bora wind", a typical wind here, that descends from the plateau towards the sea.
The steep slopes of the Trnovo plateau represent a challenge for hikers. However it is an accesible hike. If you come during the summer, you could discover many forest paths hidden among the tree trunks. You can also go cycling here.
In winter instead, the plateau offers ideal conditions for winter activities, such us winter hiking, diving and cross-country skiing. On weekends you can also visit or spend a night at the Iztok Mountain Hut, beneath the Golak Mountains or in the Anton Bavčer's Hut, Čaven.
These peaks range from 1,200 to almost 1,500 meters of altitude. From the summit of Mali Golak, the highest one with 1,495 meters, you can enjoy the most beautiful views of Slovenia, Mount Triglav and large part of the Julian Alps, with the Trieste Gulf below.
So, if you are willing to hike around this wonderful natural land please contact me. You won't regret it!
I also lead a hiking trip in the Kanin mountains. Please check out this trip here.
Equipment: upon agreement with the guide.
Your hotel or by appointment.
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.
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Nova Gorica, Slovenia
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!!
I had an absolutely fantastic time with Dean. He was patient and adapted the course to my ability. I would highly recommend this trip.
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Dean was very attentive to all. Easy to talk to and informative
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!!
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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.
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)
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 !
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!
He guided us to really fun hiking depending on the weather ,our skill and preference.We had a great time.
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.
Group of 1
EUR 207 Each
Group of 2
EUR 104 Each
Group of 3
EUR 73 Each
Group of 4
EUR 62 Each
Group of 5
EUR 52 Each
Group of 6
EUR 44 Each
Group of 7
EUR 37 Each
Group of 8
EUR 33 Each
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- Transport during the trip
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.
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