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

Julian Alps Hike
Hike in Julian Alps
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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.

Group

Julian Alps

1/2 Day

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Dec

Occasional

Beginner


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!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transportation start and back

Price details

Price per person to join a group of 2-8 people.

Price includes:

- Essential winter mountaineering equipment (snowshoes, microspikes, poles, if necessary)

- Local guide and driver

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

- Photos


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

 

Details

More info

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.

About the guide

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!

Languages

Slovenian | English

Certificates

ZGVS | IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA

Residence

Bled, Slovenia


What people are saying about Matevz Vukotic

Shamima Bibi

5.00

December, 2022

We only had a small time in Bled and wanted a half day snow shoe tour. The company were very accommodating and were able to offer a shorter tour for us based around our needs. Very easy to book and communicate about where to meet etc. Our tour guide was great, very friendly and welcoming. He took the tour at our pace and we enjoyed the hike. Would highly recommend 👍🏽

Predrag Pisarić

5.00

August, 2022

Our guide and tour were amazing!

Lilli Rosanna Silander

5.00

July, 2022

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Nina Oberbeck

5.00

January, 2022

Stunning hike up Debela Pec with our guide Timotei from Altitude Activities. Everything was exactly as we hoped - super kind and friendly guide, beautiful scenery, fun hiking in the snow and a great traditional Slovenian lunch at the hut on the way down. Great experience!

Christophe Thibaut de Maisières

5.00

August, 2021

Very nice team and trip! Maybe the group was a bit too large...

Jeroen Van Overloop

5.00

August, 2021

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Hans Donckers

5.00

August, 2021

The traveller did not leave a comment.

Clement Neo

4.00

January, 2020

Nice guy. We were unable to complete the hike due to personal reasons. But Matevz was understanding and did not tell us what to do. Instead he offered the facts and gave us options, which was the right way to do so. We ended up doing alternative activities on second day, which was a nice way to replace the 2 day itinerary.

Jorella Doga-ong

5.00

July, 2019

We were with Matevz' friend, (Ziga? - sorry if I spelled this incorrectly), but still definitely had a great time :). Thank you both .. hope to come back again!

Szilvia Baron

5.00

July, 2019

Our guide was Mitja Drinavec (not Matevz Vukotic), he was very nice and responsible during the entire trip. Thank you for the great experience.

Susana Zorrilla

2.00

July, 2019

That was not the guide, to begin with. It was a very very young woman. She was not very communicative, although she replied all the questions asked by the people seating in the front row. I, at the rear, have little opportunity to actually ear anything that it was said. Even less to ask myself The tour was not so bad but obviously some stops were far more interesting than others. What I found really annoying was the company of two people (clearly not customers) who shared the tour with us, speaking one another in their language as if they were alone in the van. Customers and friends (colleagues?) should be kept apart.

Jessie Gonthier

5.00

July, 2019

Hi, We had a great climb with Matevz on the Hanz route - we knew we were in good hands and he kept a good pace and made sure we were taken care of on the way up. The climb was quite steep and a little scary but it helped knowing we were secured by a rope so an exhilirating day overall. We loved it!

Mei Poon

5.00

June, 2019

Our day with Jan and Youna (I'm definitely spelling their names wrong, sorry) went very well, he made sure to check our skill level and chose climbs based on it. He also offered tips on how to tackle climbs and was very attentive to our safety. A great plus is helping us take photos with his amazing camera. Great day out on the rocks!

Yan Lam Annabel Tsoi

5.00

April, 2019

Amazing hike!! Enjoyed it a lot:D

Anita Krakar

5.00

February, 2019

Myself and my dad went ice climbing with Matevz Vukotic and we had the most amazing day. Great guidance through techniques as well as a lot of fun and laughter. I would highly recommend and we will definitely join again.

Mario Christopher

4.00

August, 2018

Please give the age group that can do this tour on your website. We had two senior citizen for whom we booked the tour but they could not do the tour because of their age

Nora Szoke

5.00

July, 2018

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Dan Byrne

5.00

July, 2018

Had an absolutely amazing morning sending a few routes on the limestone near Bled. Our guide JERRY was a super friendly guy who went well out of the way to make us feel welcome. We stopped by a bakery in route to pick up some snacks for the day and picked up Bella, an adorable friendly little mountain dog. Jerry’s knoweledge of the rock was excellent and he quickly got my partner and I set up in appropriate routes. We also climbed near to nesting peregrine falcons to top things off!

Fiona Shepheard

5.00

July, 2018

Matevz is an excellent guide and we had an amazing half day climbing around Bled. Would highly recommend this tour!

Lonneke Visser

5.00

July, 2018

Matevz was the best guide! He is a really nice and easy going dude. We had a lot of fun going up and he knew how to motivate us when we needed it. All together he was a very chilled an relaxed guide. We could not have wished for more.

Ira Boomgarden

5.00

July, 2018

We had a great time rock climbing! Our guide was very knowledgeable and made the experience fun for both us and our kids. We can't wait to do it again!

Stephani Seymour

5.00

July, 2018

Our hike was great! Thank you!

Kevin Hughes

5.00

June, 2018

We had a great day out at the craig with Matevz!

Hilary Butler

5.00

May, 2018

Thank you so much for making this arguably the best part of our 2 week stay in Slovenia. We highly recommend Altitude Adventures. All the staff are friendly and the guides were experienced, encouraging and a pleasure to be around. We were given loads of pictures and the gear was comfortable. Thanks again.

Irene 0

5.00

May, 2018

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Irene 0

5.00

May, 2018

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Jeremy Korb

5.00

May, 2018

Matevz is an excellent guide. He is extremely outgoing, professional, and a great photographer. I highly recommend this trip for anyone looking for their first taste of mountaineering or just looking to climb Triglav in general. I hope that Matevz and I meet again soon to go on another epic adventure in the Alps.

Danny

5.00

March, 2018

I can't rate Matevz highly enough! He was awesome, the trip was awesome, the day was AWESOME!

Zuzana Ježíková

5.00

October, 2017

The traveller did not leave a comment.


 

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