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