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Vipava Valley 1-to-3-day guided hiking tour, Slovenia

Vipava Valley 1-to-3-day guided hiking tour, Slovenia | Slovenia

Join Dean, an UIMLA certified guide, on this hiking traverse across the Vipava Valley. Discover one of the top hiking destinations in Europe according to Lonely Planet!


1 Day

All year




* Discover one of the most beautiful places in Slovenia

* Explore one of the top ten hiking destinations in Europe

* Craft your own trip according to your desires and skill level


Join me on this 1 to 3 days hiking trip across the Vipava valley in Slovenia. Discover one of the most wonderful valleys in the continent. This place is so amazing that in 2018 Lonely Planet ranked it in the top ten European destinations worth exploring!

The Vipava valley is the ideal place for a hike. It offers some of the most mesmerizing sceneries and breathtaking views. Also, it has many options with various difficulty levels. So you’ll find everything here, from steep slopes to quiet trails. And along the way, you’ll also encounter high plateaus, enchanting valleys and majestic peaks worth visiting.

The options are endless! The steep slopes of the Trnovo plateau, alongside with the ones in Nanos, open the possibilities for different types of terrain.

For those that prefer mountainous adventures, there are many peaks we can hike through. The most popular ones are Čaven, Kucelj, Mali Golak, Nanos, Sabotin and Škabrijel. And all of them are accessible all year long. Moreover, depending on the season, the views you’ll get from the top of these peaks will simply hypnotize you. The colors of everything around them change according to the time of the year, and weather permitting you could even see all the way to ocean and the Julian Alps!

What’s more, the itinerary of this trip is open. Thus, you’ll get the opportunity to create your own itinerary based on your skill level and desires. I will make sure we cover everything you want to see. And of course I will make sure you are safe throughout our journey.

If you wish to take part of this amazing hiking adventure, don’t hesitate and send me a message. Let’s organize an unforgettable trip in the Vipava Valley! 

Do you want to explore Slovenia during winter? Check this 1-day snowshoeing tour in Mount Krn, Slovenia.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

Price details

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.

About the guide

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Mountain Leader

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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What people are saying about -Dean


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



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!!!



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 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.



Dean was an excellent tour guide! He was patient and a great teacher, whilst also being very knowledgeable about safety. Highly recommend!

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