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Karawanks Ridge Hiking Tour in Slovenia

Join an unforgettable Karawanks Ridge Hiking tour in Slovenia and discover the amazing landscapes and views of this remote wilderness haven with a local certified guide!

Group

3 Days

Jul, Aug

High

Intermediate


Highlights

* Enjoy a unique trek in the Karawanks.

* Spend three days away from the crowds and deep in nature.

* Explore different landscapes and landmarks of Slovenia.

Description

The Karawanks range offers amazing remote trails, away from the crowds and in the depths of nature. On this 3-day program, we will explore some of the most amazing spots in the range.

We will set off from the village of Dovje, and follow different trails each day that will show us the wonders of the Karawanks including views of the famous Mount Triglav, blooming daffodils, forests, grasslands, and Valvazorjev dom, a famous meeting place for mountaineers, among others. You can find a detailed, day by day itinerary below.

Each day we will cover between 9 and 16km, with varying altitude gains. This means that you will need to be physically fit to join, although no special technical skills are required. Please contact me if you have any doubts about your skill level.

This is a unique trekking tour in a beautiful wilderness region in Slovenia. Book your place and enjoy an unforgettable hiking tour in the Karawanks!


Itinerary

Day 1: Dovje - Dovška baba - Hruški vrh - Rožca saddle - Golica - Koča na Golici refuge

From over Dovje village, we will hike along a mountain path to Planina Rožca and to the top of Dovška baba, from where we will enjoy beautiful views of Triglav, the Julian Alps, and Vrata valley. From there, we will continue on a ridge path, across pastures and meadows over Hrušica and Jesenice, until we reach Golica (1583 m). Then, we continue down to Koča na Golici where we will spend the night

  • Altitude gain: 1050 m

  • Distance: 12 km

Day 2: Koča na Golici - Belska planina - Potoški stol - Stol - Prešeren's hut on Stol

We will set off on a first stretch that will take us through thick grass up and down until we reach the Sava caves, where ore was mined for the Jesenice ironworks. After crossing pastures, and forests, we will walk through lonely paths that we will share with the livestock on the Belska Planina. The views will open up to us until we reach Stol Ridge. Then, we descend to Prešeren's hut, where we will spend the night.

  • Altitude gain: 950 m

  • Distance: 16 km

Day 3: Prešeren's hut under Stolo - Finžgarjeva skala - Valvasor's hut - Ajdna - Završnica

On our final hiking day, we will enjoy a beautiful descent over Finžgarjeva Skala and Žirovniška Planina until we reach Valvazorjev dom, a popular meeting place for mountain climbers. After stopping for coffee, we climb to Ajdna, an old settlement, and archaeological site. Then, we descend in the direction of Završnica.

  • Altitude gain: 1530 m down

  • Distance: 9 km

 

Equipment you will need to bring

30 l backpack, good hiking shoes, 3 layers of clothing (one of these windblock), long hiking pants, hat, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, first aid kit, food (in the hut is half board), 1.5 l water for the first day (possible purchase in the hut), ID and other equipment proposed by the guide.


FAQs

What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Cerkno Cerkno Slovenia
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Hotel Kendov Dvorec Sp. Idrija Slovenia
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Hotel Mangart Bovec Slovenia
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About the guide

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Anita

Mountain Leader

I started with hiking first as a student and during the years with mountaineering, climbing, ski touring and more.

Now I live in the most beautiful village under our highest mountain of Triglav in Julian Alps and I started guiding long time ago first in Slovenian mountains and since I finished UIMLA course I guide abroad too.

We are guiding mostly in Julian Alps but also in Karawanks in Austrian Alps, in Croatia, and in Italy.

I prefer to guide smaller groups so that guests feel really comfortable in the mountains.

Please get in touch with me if you wish to be guided on any of our trips in the mountains. If I'm busy I will make sure that another great guide will guide you.

Languages

English | German | Spanish | Croatian | Slovenian

Certificates

UIMLA


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