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Climb the ‘iron path’ in this small but scenic country and enjoy a more remote side of the Alps!

From the top of the Julian Alps to the border town of Gorizia, there are plenty of places both to learn how to use a via ferrata properly as well as challenge yourself. Make your way to the top of Ojstrica (2350 m) and Turska gora (2251 m) in the Logarska Valley or straddle the Slovenia-Italy border, either way you’re in for a scenic treat here. Explore-Share only promotes mountain trips led by certified guides.

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FAQs: Via Ferrata in Slovenia

What should I know about Via Ferrata Slovenia?

Slovenia is a small country in Central Europe, surrounded by mountains, breathtaking turquoise rivers, alluring valleys and even a coastline to the Adriatic Sea. Most of your via ferrata adventures will begin with a flight into the international airport outside of the capital, Ljubljana then a transfer via bus or rail elsewhere in the country.

Via ferratas —protected climbing routes built with steel, cables and ladders— are becoming very popular in the country, especially in the Julian Alps and provide an exciting mountain experience.

While there are different levels of via ferrata routes, easy and intermediate trips don’t require you to be an experienced climber and may also be an excellent activity to bring your family along! Mountain guides usually provide the equipment you need and will teach you the basic techniques.

Why should I choose Slovenia for my Via Ferrata adventure?

Family fun

Due to its relative ease and the amount of time that it takes to complete, via ferrata is a fantastic family activity. With children aged 10 and above, you’ll be able to do most of the via ferrata in this beautiful country, enjoying views you cannot get from hiking alone.

Stunning scenery

Despite its small size, Slovenia is jam packed with natural beauty. The Julian Alps dominate the north of the country, which is also intertwined with rivers and even has a bit of coast line. Via ferrata is a great way to get outside and into nature to experience some of this natural beauty.

Enjoy the culture

When you are not climbing up the iron rails, enjoy some of this culture of this unique little country. Visit the famous church that sits on an island in Lake Bled. Also take advantage of all the unique food and wine that the country has to offer. Gorizia, specifically, is located in an excellent wine and olive oil region.

What can I expect from the weather in Slovenia?

During the spring, temperatures are quite pleasant, but get colder with more altitude. Rain is not infrequent either. During the summer, temperatures are moderate, but can get all the way up to the mid-30s. In autumn, temperatures become quite pleasant again. Rain is less common during these months.

How many days should I allocate for my Slovenia Via Ferrata experience?

This depends on what you would like to do and how much time you have. Many guides offer single and half-day via ferrata trips. Other guides offer half-week long courses or a week’s worth of via ferrata trips to different spots around the country. A week should be enough time to experience all the top spots.

Which language is predominantly spoken in Slovenia?

Slovene, English

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What’s the high season for Via Ferrata in Slovenia?

May to October. Some guides offer trips starting in March too.

What people are saying about Via Ferrata | Slovenia



Loved Slovenia and would highly recommend for those who enjoy the outdoors and walking. The via ferrata route was great for a morning hike. Stunning views and not too hard which was good given the heat that day. Our guide Borut (replaced by Gregor at the last minute as I had misjudged our dates so very much appreciated it) was lovely and made our trip even better.



Brilliant day of adventure. Blaz is an excellent guide, we felt really safe the whole time. Plus he was full of knowledge about the local area. I would recommend him to anyone, especially if you have kids.



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!



We had a fabulous trip with Blaz. Highly recommend it. No mean feat to inspire our 9, 14 and 17 year olds at the same time and leave us all feeling well exercised and challenged. The early start (rejected 5am offer in favour of the more relaxed 6am!) meant even the grumpy 14 year old learned the benefits of climbing up to the beginning of the actual via ferrata before the heat set in. Breakfast up a mountain looking down on the cloud filled valleys at 8am was a real treat. But then the proper fun began. Roped together and often secured to the rocks with carabiners on the fixed wires, we climbed up gulleys and along rock faces that we could not possibly have tackled without Blaz's encouraging leadership. Along the way he delighted the boys with tales of Slovenian history and had constant stories to distract our young daughter. His photos provide a great reminder of the day (ok, long morning) and meant we didn't need to worry about cameras, and he and Igor (our second guide) made very good company over a well earned cuppa and pancakes at the Vrisic pass cafe at the end. Not cheap, but well worth it. We'll be back.



Blaz is the perfect guide. He kept us safe and made us feel comfortable on 4 very different via ferratas. He allowed us to climb at the limit we were comfortable with. His knowledge of history and landmarks was amazing. We enjoyed his company so much that he is the only guide I would consider on a return visit. Thanks Blaz for two great days of climbing!

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