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Wintertime day hike from Bled in the Julian Alps, near Triglav

Hike your way around the truly special Julian Alps in Slovenia with an IFMGA-certified guide, as the idyllic wintry landscapes lead you to some of the most remarkable panoramic mountain views in Europe.

Mountain RangeJulian Alps
Duration1/2 day
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Dec
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelOccasional
Type of tripGroup

Highlights

  • Hike around the serene, tranquil and gorgeous Julian Alps!

  • Stunning panoramic views across the region, including a snowy Mount Triglav!

  • Discover the beautiful Pokljuka plateau!

Description

I will take you on a Winter hike that will leave you speechless, spellbound and captivated by its sheer natural beauty, as we traipse through the magical Julian Alps in Slovenia, a place you will not want to leave in a hurry!

The Julian Alps are a source of much attraction and popularity for Slovenia, such is the alluring nature of the stunning scenery it offers. The highest peak of the Alps, Mount Triglav, is also proudly displayed on the country´s coat of arms.

This trip starts on Sunday or Wednesday from 15th December to 1st May.

After picking you up from your accommodation and after a short 30-minute drive to the start point, we commence the days hike at the 1400m high Pokljuka plateau, a gorgeous, tree-lined slice of Winter heaven that crystallises the tranquillity of the area.

Over the course of the hike our crunching footsteps will often be the only audible sound, your icy cold breath blowing out smoke, as the stillness and quietness of the atmosphere belies the truly epic scale of the surrounding environment.

After three or four hours of hiking the reward becomes evident, as we reach our special spot which provides sweeping panoramic views of the region, the pièce de résistance being a mesmeric view of snow-capped Mount Triglav. I personally believe it is one of the best views in the region, and I promise it will be an unforgettable sight for you.

We then finish our hike at the start point and drop you back at your accommodation after a brilliant day of adventure.

The Julian Alps truly is a magical place which keeps bringing so many people back time and time again – book now to capture some of this magic!

For those who want a bit more of a challenge and want to tackle the mighty Mount Triglav, I offer 1-day Winter ascents here!

Alternatively, if skiing is more up your alley, I also offer 1+ day ski touring in the Julian Alps here!

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Please bring with you: - Warm clothes e.g. fleece jackets, wind/waterproof jacket, hat, gloves as you would wear for walking in the winter - Good walking boots/snow boots with gaiters or a pair of trousers with a snow cuff Warning: The activity could be cancelled or postponed in case of bad weather forecast. Safety requirements: This activity is not recommended for people with heart issues or pregnant women. Minimum age requirement: 8 years old.

Meeting point

Agency or your accommodation in the Bled area.


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Itinerary

Day 1: Day of activity

– Pick up from accommodation

– Begin hike at 1400m high Pokljuka plateau

– After 3 or 4 hours hiking, reach spot with panoramic views of the region

– Finish activity and head back to accommodation


About the guide

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I’m a certified IFMGA mountain guide and canyoning guide living in the small and famous town of Bled, in Slovenia.

I started rock climbing at the age of 5. From that time on, the mountains became my playground. During my childhood, I took part in many rock climbing competitions. When I was 12, my twin brother and I did our first multi-pitch climb on a 350 m wall.

By the age of 16, I started competing in ice climbing world cups and later on skydiving junior world cups. In fact, in 2008 I became the world champion at the UIAA Ice Climbing Overall Ranking in speed ice climbing.

I climbed in many different countries like Peru, South Korea, Switzerland, France and Italy. However, Slovenia is the place I like the most.

Among other significant achievements, I did the first winter ascent (from the bottom of the wall) in Sphinx, the most difficult route in the mythical North Face of Mt Triglav. Besides, I got the first place for males at the IFMGA International mountain guide climbing championship in 2017.

I like sharing moments with people, especially in mountains. Feel free to join me in the highest mountains, steepest walls and many other Alpine wonders. I’m flexible, so we can also research places in other countries worldwide. Deep canyons, emerald rivers, beautiful mountains, great people, a good laugh, you name it.

I look forward to meeting you!


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Prices per person

Group of 1

EUR 73 each

Group of 2

EUR 73 each

Group of 3

EUR 73 each

Group of 4

EUR 73 each

Group of 5

EUR 73 each

Group of 6

EUR 73 each

Group of 7

EUR 73 each

Group of 8

EUR 73 each

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Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation from your hotel/airport (if in area) to the start of the trip and back

Price details

Price per person to join a group of 2-10 people.

Price includes:

- Essential snowshoeing equipment (if necessary)

- Local guide and driver

- Transport with a car from the Bled area to the starting point and back

- Photos


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