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Slovenia - Walking holiday in the Julian Alps

This is a walking holiday for the leisurely person who appreciates good hotels and casual walking in beautiful surroundings. The hiking is easy along good trails in the Triglav National Park in the northwestern corner of Slovenia on the border to Austria and Italy. This is the Julian Alps, named after the Roman statesman and dictator Julius Caesar. 
Here is everything your heart desires: Green lush valleys, dramatic gorges, rugged mountains, panoramic views and beautiful glacial lakes surrounded by wooded slopes. 
You will be staying at three different well-chosen family-run hotels in the popular towns Kranjska Gora, Bled and Bohinj. Your luggage is transported from hotel to hotel, and you walk only with a daypack.
 
  • Easy hiking in Slovenia's only national park: Triglav 
  • The beautiful Julian Alps on the border of Austria and Italy 
  • Alpine scenery with small villages, green valleys, cold glacial lakes and rugged mountain peaks 
  • Hiking through the impressive Vintgar gorge
  • The Russian Chapel, charming churches and the medieval Bled Castle
  • Good 3 and 4-star hotels 
  • Well-chosen routes with beautiful views 
  • Luggage transport between hotels 
  • Start any day of the week
 
 
 

 

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Day 1 Arrival in Kranjska Gora
Kranjska Gora is a famous skiresort and thestarting point for the next few days hiking. During winter a section of the slalom World Cup is held here. Your first night will be here at the base of the Julian Alps.
 

 

Day 2 Kranjska Gora - Jasna Valley - Kranjska Gora
Walking Distance: About 16 km +/-400m (+/- 1,312 ft.)
 
Your first hike of the week will take you down a path to the end of Jasna valley where the mountains are reflected in the beautiful glacial lake. Your views will include the eroded limestone mountains Prisank (2,547m /8,356ft.) and Razor (2,601m/ 8,533ft.), which for millenia have been shaped by glaciers and rivers. Lunch can be enjoyed in the Krnica hut. On your way back you may wish to visit the Russian chapel and monument to the Russian prisoners of war who during World War I died during the construction of the military road over the Vrsic Pass. You will return to Kranjska Gora for the night. 
 
 
 
 
Day 3 Podkoren - Three-country border point - Kranjska Gora
Walking Distance: About 19 km +/-640m (+/-2,100ft.)
 
After a 10 min. transfer, today's walk takes you to a breathtaking view point from the top of Mount Pec (1.508m/ 4,947ft.), where the borders between Slovenia, Italy and Austria meet. From here you get a panoramic view across the Julian and Carnic Alps with the high mountain range Hohe Tauern, the highest alpine area in Austria, as a picturesque backdrop. The descent goes through the green valley past Slovenia's longest river source, the Sava river. You will return to Kranjska Gora where you will stay one more night. 
 

 

Day 4 Radovna valley - Vintgar gorge – Lake Bled
Walking Distance: 11 km +/- 200m (+/-656 ft.)

A car transfer will take you through the lush green Radovna valley, a pristine wilderness area between Pokljuka and Mezaklas highlands to the amazing Vintgar gorge, where today's hike starts. The river has carved itself through the rock and created a gorge barely two kilometers long and 150 deep. The path winds through the bottom of the gorge along a wooden walkway. You will carry on to the world famous Lake Bled via the viewpoint at Katarina Church. Your hotel is located in the western part of the town overlooking the lake. 
 

 

Day 5 Bled - Bohinjska Bela – Lake Bled - Bled
Walking Distance: approximately 15 km +/- 270m (+/-885ft.)
 
You are now in Bled, a spectacular city on the banks of the glacial lake of the same name. In the lake is Slovenia's only island with the charming St. Mary's Church, to which pilgrims have travelled. A long time ago it was the place where the slavs worshiped the goddess of love and fertility. According to local tradition a newly married groom must carry his bride the 99 steps up to the church and the bride must stay silent all the way. 
Today you can take a leisurely stroll around Bled and its beautiful surroundings. On a rock high above Bled you will find the medieval Bled Castle. A short panoramic walk can be taken to the quiet villages of Kupljenik and Bela. For the best views of the lake, the castle and Karawanke mountain range you should go up on the hill Osojnica. 
End the day with the local specialty, the cream cake "kremšnita" - in one of the lovely cafes on the lakeshore. 
 

 

Day 6 Pokljuka - Uskovnica saddle – Lake Bohinj
Walking Distance: 12 km +/- 200m (+/- 656 ft.)
 
The day starts with a car transfer up to the Pokljuka plateau, from where you start your hike across the green pastures and past rustic farms. You will have a unique view into the Bohinj valley. On the way down you can stop at the small historic village Studor, where you can visit the local museum Oplen House and see how people lived here 150 years ago. Today's final destination is Lake Bohinj, a true gem in the heart of the Triglav National Park. 
 
 

 

Day 7 Around Lake Bohinj
Walking Distance: 16/23 km (depending on route choice)

Spend the day strolling around this wonderful alpine lake dominated by impressive views of the Julian Alps. During hot weather it is possible to swim in the crystal clear water. At the western end of the lake you will find a short path up to Savica waterfall which is the main source of water for the lake. 
Take the cable car up the Vogel Mountain to 1,532meters above sealevel (5,026ft.) for a spectacular view of Mount Triglav, which is the highest peak in the Julian Alps (2,864m/ 9,396ft.). You can take a small detour into Mostnica gorge and the green Voje valley. 
For dinner you should try the delicious Bohinj trout and enjoy you last evening in one of the cozy village pubs and taste the local homemade honey brandy. 
 

 

Day 8 Departure
You trip has come to an end. 
Unless you choose to extend your trip with extra nights at Lake Bohinj 
 

Prices includes

  • 3 nights in a double room at a 3-star hotel in Kranjska Gora
  • 2 nights in a double room at a 4-star hotel at Lake Bled
  • 2 nights in a double room at a 4-star hotel at Lake Bohinj
  • 7 x breakfast
  • Transfer by car on day 3, 4 and 6
  • Luggage transport between hotels
  • Detailed route descriptions and maps
  • Welcome meeting upon arrival in Kranjska Gora
  • Local service hotline
Not included
  • Transportation to and from the destination.
  • Cancellation and travel insurance.
EUR 645.00

Practical info

Price info
Note: 
The price is based on at least two participants accommodated in a double or twin room.
- Please note that it is 'land only' prices.
 

On this tour you are on your own without a tour guide. We have arranged for overnight stays, route descriptions and maps, but you must organise your own transportation to the starting point of the destination.

Dates of departure 
This tour can be arranged with daily departures from mid April to mid October 2016
 

 

Transportation

Please note that transportation to Podkoren and from Lake Bohinj, Slovenia is NOT included in the package, and that you have to make sure to book your own flight. This is easily done online. It is your responsibility to ensure that the flight scedule fits start and end dates of your trip. We recommend that you book the trip with us before you buy your plane tickets.
Ljubljana is the nearest and most accessible airport for this tour. 

Local transportation 

Please note that transportation to Kranjska Gora  and from Lake Bohinj, Slovenia is NOT included in the package, and that you have to make sure to book your own flight. This is easily done online. It is your responsibility to ensure that the flight scedule fits start and end dates of your trip. We recommend that you book the trip with us before you buy your plane tickets.
Ljubljana is the nearest and most accessible airport for this tour. 

Local transportation 
We can arrange transfers from Ljubljana to the first town Kranjska Gora  and back to Ljubljana from Lake Bohinj. The trip each way takes about 1 hour. Prices are based on minimum 2 people traveling together. 
 
Ljubljana airport - Kranjska Gora    € 65,- p.p. 
Ljubljana city Kranjska Gora   € 75,- p.p. 
Bohinj - Ljubljana Airport  € 55,- p.p. 
Bohinj - Ljubljana city  € 75,- p.p. 
Bohinj - Kranjska Gora   € 55,- p.p. 
 
You can also go by local buses and / or trains. It takes approximately 3 hours. 
 
The cable car on day 7 costs € 14 return for an adult (2016). Remember to ask for any discounts for children, students and seniors. 
 

 

Accommodation
You will be staying in only three different hotels and therefore do not need to pack and unpack every day, as you will only change hotels twice. You have three nights in Kranjska Gora , 2 nights at Lake Bled and 2 nights at Lake Bohinj. All accommodation are well-chosen 3- and 4-star hotels of good standard. 
 
It is possible to extend your trip with additional nights in Bohinj. 
4-star hotel: € 70,- p.p. in a double room 
 
It is also possible to add extra nights in Bled in the middle of your journey: 
4 star hotel: € 90,- p.p. in a double room
 
Food and beverage
Breakfast is included in all the hotels. 
Lunch can be arranged in several different ways. You can ask your hotel to prepare a lunch package for you, you can buy your own little picnic at a local convenience store or you can have lunch at one of the small restaurants on your route. 
In Kranjska Gora several restaurents and at Lake Bled and Bohinj there are many restaurants to choose from
It is also possible to buy half board so that dinners at your hotels are included.
Price for 7 x dinner (3-course menu) is € 160,- p.p.

 

Trip grading
The daily walking tours as described in the itinerary is level 2. This tour is categorized as light hiking along good paths and trails. Only on day 3, the ascent is more than 600 meters/1,968 ft. The other days only 200-300 meters (656-1,312 ft.). As you are walking individually without a guide, it is possible to make your own desicions on how much you wish to walk from day to day. Luggage will be transported, and you only walk with a light daypack. 
Read more about our grading system here.
Cancellation Insurance

Cancellation Insurance is the customer's own responsibility. When you book a trip with us, you should consider whether you want to take out cancellation insurance against sudden illness, or whether you are already covered. You have to arrange the cancellation insurance in you home country.

Travel insurance

We highly recommend that you are covered by a good travel insurance covering at least Medical Expenses, Illness, Personal Accident, Baggage and Repatriation. The customer is responsible to take the necessary travel insurance that covers these costs. Mountain Adventures, or our local partners, do not have any responsibility for our customers not being covered by a necessary travel insurance. You have to arrange your insurance in your home country.

 
Passports and Visa

It is the customer’s responsibility to have a valid passport. It is also the customer’s responsibility to seek and obtain any necessary visa for travelling to the booked destination. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the expected return. Note that there may be special visa requirements for different foreign nationalities. Please note that processing time for visas to some countries may be several weeks. Mountain Adventures have no responsibility for any lack of travel documents. Be aware of any transit visa requirements.

Vaccinations

We advise you to contact a medical specialist or your personal doctor or a licensed vaccination clinic. In case vaccination is recommended it is advised to bring your vaccination certificate when traveling.

Trip notes

When booking the trip, you will receive all relevant pre-tour information. On individual self-guided tours trip notes, maps and other destination material will be given to you upon arrival at the first accommodation.

Climate
It can be hard to plan your trip according to the weather, and in the mountains there may be many weather changes throughout the day. The image below shows the statistics for the weather as shown on www.yr.no

 

 

 

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