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Slovenia Julian Alps Highlights Hiking Tour

Julian Alps Hiking Tour
Julian Alps Hiking Tour
Julian Alps Hiking Tour

Spend 8 unforgettable days in nature on this all-inclusive Slovenia Julian Alps Highlights hiking tour. Visit some of the most striking natural spots in the country including Triglav National Park, Lake Bohinj, Lake Bled, and Soca Valley.

Private and Group

Julian Alps

8 Days

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Fit

Intermediate


Highlights

  • Discover the most amazing wilderness spots in Slovenia.
  • Combine a 3-day hut-to-hut trek with shorter day hikes and transfers.
  • Enjoy delicious local cuisine and varied landscapes.
  • Join a 1-week tour with a great balance between nature, culture, and fun.

Description

Would you like to explore Slovenia’s best wilderness spots? Then join us on this Slovenia Julian Alps Highlights hiking tour, and we’ll make sure you go to all the right places!

This tour starts off from Ljubljana. We have designed it for your full enjoyment both when hiking in nature, and in the evenings when you are not. The first stretch of the tour will take you on a 3-day hut-to-hut hiking traverse in the Triglav National Park, and then, the following day, we will combine short drives and lovely treks to spots such as the famous Lake Bohinj, Lake Bled, Soca Valley, and more. You can find a detailed itinerary below.

In terms of physical exertion, you can expect to hike 5-7 hours per day, with 10-15 km (6-10 miles) in distance and up to 1000 m (3300 ft) of elevation gain on the hardest day. Therefore, a good fitness level and some hiking experience are recommended.

Though the trails don’t demand any technical skills, they are uneven, sometimes rocky, narrow, and with loose gravel. Furthermore, steep uphill and downhill sections are also part of the fun, and you will have to use your hands as well. Additionally, some stretches of our trekking routes will be shady and forested but others will not and we will be deep in nature, away from immediate amenities. 

So, are you up for some Slovenia Julian Alps hiking fun? Then contact us today and let’s start planning an unforgettable trip together!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transport during the trip

- Breakfast

- Lunch

Price details

Inclusions

5 nights bed & breakfast in comfortable and well-located 3* hotels. Double or twin rooms.

2 nights bed & breakfast & dinner in mountain huts. Shared rooms with 4-10 beds per room. Shared bathrooms.

6 guided days with English speaking hiking guide, who is also the driver.

All transfers listed in the itinerary. Starting in Ljubljana and ending in Goriska Brda.

Van with 8+1 seats is always available to the group, except for the 3-day hut-to-hut hike. In the case of more than 8 guests, we will have 2 vans and 2 guides.

6 breakfasts, 3 dinners, 4 lunches, 1 picnic lunch.

Welcome meeting over a drink in Ljubljana.

Organization, 24-hour holiday service & support.

Exclusions

International flights.

Airport transfers.

Drinks.

Meals not specified in the itinerary.

Travel insurance.

Personal expenses.

Guide gratuities.

Other services not specified in the Inclusions.

Optional

Single room supplement: 215 € (no single room in the mountain huts!)


Itinerary

Day 1: A warm Ljubljana welcome

We will meet you in the hotel and take you out for a welcome drink in the lovely city of Ljubljana. Trip briefing, q&a, free night on the town.

Overnight: 3* hotel in the center of Ljubljana

Day 2: Triglav National Park

We will set off early on day 2 to Triglav National Park where we will enjoy a 3-day hut-to-hut adventure. We will cross lovely alpine pastures near Lake Bohinj, catch sight grazing cows on flowery meadows, and marvel at Mount Triglav, the highest mountain in the country before arriving at the hut.

Hiking: 9 km / elevation +900 m, -250 m/ approx. 6 hours
Overnight: mountain hut with shared rooms (4-12 beds) and shared bathroom
Meals included: Breakfast, picnic lunch, dinner
Total driving time: 1 hour

Day 3: Julian Alps trekking day

Some heavy trekking and an optional ascent to one of the peaks of the Julian Alps will occupy the first half of the day, and reward us with stunning views.

In the second half, we will head to the Via Alpina Trail and Slovenian Mountain Trail leading through the valley of the Seven Triglav Lakes. Karst formations, endemic flowers, and furry marmots will dot the way.

Hiking: 12 km / elevation +700 m, -750 m / approx. 7 hours.
Overnight: mountain hut in shared rooms (4-12 beds) and shared washroom
Meals included: Breakfast, dinner

Day 4: Forests and Pastures

As we head to Lake Bohinj valley, we will have the chance to climb another peak in the area or just continue on through gorgeous forests and pastures. A delicious traditional lunch and a dip in the lake when we finally arrive will make the day even more unforgettable.

Hiking: 8 km / elevation +200 m, -800 m / approx. 4 hours
Overnight: 3* hotel in Bohinj
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch
Total driving time: 15 min

Day 5: Lake Bled & the Vrsic mountain pass

After our 3-day hut-to-hut adventure, we will continue for the rest of the tour moving around in 8-seater vans and doing fantastic day hikes.

Lake Bled will be our scenic first stop, and after taking pictures and a dip in its fresh waters we will continue to the historic Vrsic mountain pass. The day’s cherry on top will be the lovely Soca Valley, near the town of Bovec, where we will spend the next 2 nights.

Hiking: 10 km / elevation gain +650 m, -650 m / approx. 5 hours split into 3 different hikes
Overnight: 3* hotel in Bovec, Soca valley
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch
Total driving time: 2 hours

Day 6: Soca Valley

We will have lots of options in the Soca Valley including a hike to Mount Mangart, kayaking, ziplining and other fun adventures.

Bovec will be a fun place to end the day with plenty of options for food and drinks.

Hiking: 8 km / elevation gain +650 m, -650 m / approx. 5 hours
Overnight: 3* hotel in Bovec
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch
Total driving time: 1 hour

Day 7: Vipava Valley wine region

In the morning, we will set off on a great hike along the Juliana Trail, which is a part of the larger Soca Trail that borders the gorgeous Soca River. Hanging bridges and dips in turquoise river pools will be part of the fun. Finally, we will have a local lunch in the Bovec basin. From there, we will drive to the rolling hills of Vipava Valley, a lovely little wine region where we will celebrate the end of the tour with a delicious dinner and then we'll get a transfer back to Ljubljana and where we'll spend the night.

Hiking: 9 km/elevation gain +300 m, -300 m / approx. 2.5 hours
Overnight: 3* hotel in the center of Ljubljana
Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Total driving time: 2.5 hours

Day 8: End of the trip

After breakfast, we will say goodbye, unless of course, you want to stay one more day with us and visit the Skocjan Caves, the Karst vineyards, and the coastal town of Piran. Just let us know your preference!

 

Details

Accommodation

You’ll stay in nice and clean centrally located 3* or 4* hotels, in double or single rooms with en-suite bathroom. Two nights are spent in typical Slovenian mountain huts. For your private hiking tours in Slovenia, we will propose and book hotels according to your wishes. Depending on your group size, you can choose really nice boutique and family-run properties. Don’t expect a 5* luxury, but rather small & cute charming hotels and B&B’s.

Meeting point

Ljubljana

About the guide

We are a team of passionate outdoor enthusiasts, which specialises in walking, hiking and biking trips in Slovenia. As a fully licensed tour operator, we design and execute trips for several international travel operators, providing all land services in Slovenia.

All our small shared group tours have guaranteed departures, fixed prices and are lead by our outstanding guides licensed by the Slovenian hiking association.

By traveling, hiking and biking extensively around Slovenia, we are discovering countless hidden corners, stunning natural sights, peaceful spots with jaw-dropping views and the best places to stay and eat. We would be honored to take you with us and show you around our beautiful country.

Join us and explore the true authenticity of local nature and culture!

Languages

Slovenian | English

Residence

Ljubljana, Slovenia


What people are saying about Slotrips .

Jon Joel Einarsson

5.00

August, 2022

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Jelle Gans

5.00

August, 2021

It was beautifull in the julian alps. Challenging hike

Clarisse

5.00

September, 2020

The 3 day hut-to-hut tour of the Julian Alps offered by Slotrips was one of the highlights of my trip in Slovenia. It was an incredible and intense trekking experience… from impressive views, to the thrill of hiking on narrow mountain ridges; from spotting chamois & marmots, to coming across former Yugoslavia/ Italy border markers; and from sleeping in remote mountain huts, to laughing with new friends :) Domen, our guide, was super flexible and adapted the trek based on our physical ability and wishes as a group. Knowing so many unmarked trails and the history of the country, he went above and beyond my expectations! I would highly recommend a guided tour with Slotrips!

Petra and Jennifer

5.00

August, 2020

We had a fantastic tour with Slotrips. We did the two-night hut to-Hut tour with Domen as our guide. The hike itself was spectacular- beautiful and diverse scenery with fields of wildflowers and thick forests and then alpine terrain. The communication before the trip and during was excellent. Domen adjusted the hike for our capacity and wishes, staying aware of how we were doing and thinking about alternatives. He knew every trail so well and shared his knowledge about nature and Slovenia. We learned a ton from him. He was such a wonderful guide and nice to hang out with. Thank you for a unforgettable start of our fantastic Slovenian holiday.

Kathy

5.00

August, 2019

We (me, my husband and two teenage sons) went on the 3-day hut to hut hike. The whole experience was exceptional. When planning our trip communication with Domen and Anja was always, prompt, friendly and informative. Our guide was Aljaz. He made sure we were comfortable and informed and having a great time. He was always positive and interesting and did a fantastic job of being there when we needed him and giving us space for family time too. He went out of his way to connect with my son, which made it an especially memorable experience for him. A certain level of fitness is required, they say this in the description - I wouldn't disregard this. I sort of thought I was fit but I had to push myself. That wasn't really hard though, because for inspiration all you have to do is look around; it's always beautiful - always, everywhere - from the time you step out of the van. And of course the challenge makes you feel like you've accomplished something. If you are considering this adventure, don't let anything stop you.

Lenny

5.00

August, 2018

Our 3-day hike exceeded all of my expectations! It was well planned, along a challenging trail with spectacular scenery. Along the way we passed through alpine pastures and even got to same cheeses that were made right on the mountainside. We stayed in mountain huts both nights, where we were comfortable and well fed. Our guide was interesting and always made sure we were safe. Miha was easy to communicate with over email, always responding to messages quickly. I appreciated that we were picked up and dropped off at our hotel. And the price of the trip was very affordable. I would love to do this hike again and would recommend it to everyone!

Jonah

5.00

June, 2018

This trip was unbelievable. The company itself did a wonderful job working hard to secure us accommodation at this time of year (most huts weren’t open yet). Although difficult at times due to the snow still on the mountain this early in the season (June 18th) our guide Aljaz expertly navigated us around the snow when possible and ensured our safety navigating through the snow when necessary. He completely customized our hiking experience to suit our level adding on extra mountain peaks when possible. He was better than I ever expected. The mountains themselves were gorgeous! I could not recommend this enough!


 

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