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Valleys and lakes of Slovenia’s Julian Alps

€680 per person

This is a collection of easy valley floor and forest-covered hillside walks. Though in an alpine area, no climbing experience or equipment is necessary. The route passes through the most well-known Slovene alpine towns and villages; more than half of the walks are done within the central area of Slovenia’s only national park.

  • Destination
  • Duration
    8 Days I Tour Difficulty: 2 (of 5)
  • What is included
    Tour briefing on Day 1; Roadbook (1 set per booking; itinerary description in English and detailed walking maps); Accommodation in 3-4* hotels incl. breakfast; All luggage and people transfers as per program (people transfers on days 3, 4 and 6); GPS tracks; Emergency hotline;
  • What is not included
    Drinks and other meals, entry fees, travel insurance
  • Best period
    April, May, June, July, August, September
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Day 1: Arrival in Kranjska Gora
Famous ski resort of Kranjska Gora is the starting point for this tour. Also a popular ski resort, it is most famous for hosting the annual World Cup Slalom every January. You will spend your first night here in the shadows of the mighty western Julian Alps (family hotel 3*).
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Day 2. Kranjska Gora - Jasna Valley - Kranjska Gora (5-6hrs, 18km, +500m)
Your warming up walk will take you via a trail to the end of Jasna Valley. Emerging at the other end is the glorious mountain arena of the Prisank and Razor Mountains. A typical hikers lunch can be taken in Krnica hut. Upon return, one can visit the “Russian Chapel” a touching monument dedicated to Russian POWs who died during WW1 while building the military road over Vršič Pass.
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Day 3. Podkoren - Three Countries Point - Podkoren (6hrs, 19km, +640m)
This walk takes you to the summit of Mt. Peč (1508m) to the triple border point where Slovenia, Italy and Austria meet. At the top you can soak up the dramatic views across the Julian and Carnian Alps, with Hohe Tauern, the highest alpine range in Austria, forming a picturesque backdrop. The trail then descends through the valley to the source of the mighty Sava River, the longest in Slovenia, back to Kranjska Gora.
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Day 4. RADOVNA VALLEY – VINTGAR GORGE - LAKE BLED 11 kms / ascent 200m.
You will begin your walk after a car transfer through the Radovna Valley, an untouched wilderness between the Pokljuka and Mežakla plateaus. You will be dropped off at the start of the stunning 1.6km Vintgar Gorge, carved 150m deep into the mountains by the Radovna River. The trail leads along a wooden walkway through the gorge and onwards to the world-famous Bled Lake, via the lovely Katarina Church viewpoint. Your hotel is on the western side of the town, overlooking the lake.
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Day 5. Bled - Bohinjska Bela - Lake Bled (4,30hrs, 15km, +270m)
Today you will take a leisurely stroll into Bled, a world famous town on the shore of a beautiful glacial lake, with its unique island church sitting proudly in the lake, and the castle perched high upon a cliff standing guard over the town. A short panoramic walk can be taken to the villages of Kupljenik and Bela. For the best photos of the lake, castle and Karawanke range, photographers will want to ascend Osojnica. End the day with the local speciality – the cream cake “Kremšnita” – in one of the great little tea shops beside the lake.
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Day 6. Pokljuka - Uskovnica Sadle - Lake Bohinj (4hrs, 12km, +200m)
You will be driven by car up to the Pokljuka Plateau from which you will begin your hike across mountain pastures and old farmhouses where you will come to a viewing point providing outstanding views into the Bohinj Valley. As you descend you can stop at the little historic village of Studor where you can visit the museum and see how people lived 150 years ago. Your final destination is Lake Bohinj, the jewel in the heart of the Triglav National Park, and the small settlement of Ribčev Laz (Fisherman’s Pass).
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Day 7. Lake Bohinj (16-23km)
Spend the day strolling around this wonderful, tranquil lake sitting in the shadows of the immense mountains of the Julian Alps. Warm weather permitting, you can swim in its crystal clear water. Try the delicious Bohinj trout. At the western end of the lake is a short trail up to Savica Waterfall, which feeds the lake. Then you can take the cable car up to the 1532-metre high Vogel Mountain for a spectacular view of Mount Triglav, the highest peak in the Julian Alps. Spend the evening in one of the cosy village pubs and try the local home-made honey brandy.
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Day 8. Departure

TOUR LOCATION

Price
680 Euro/person in twin/dbl room (high season supplement: 35 Euro (August/September)
Single room supplement
145 Euro/person
Group size
Min. 2 persons
Tips
Неарест аirports: Ljubljana (50 km), Klagenfurt (65 km). Departure on any day of the week; Best travel period: June-September. Node train is available around the lake of Bled, which you could also explore on foot or by bike (payable locally). Luggage transport between hotels includes one piece per person, max 20 kgs / 45 lb). Every additional piece is charged 10 EUR (payable locally). Transfers (per person, one way, 2 persons minimum!): Ljubljana airport to Podkoren - 60 EUR per person; Ljubljana City to Podkoren - 70 EUR per person; Bohinj to Ljubljana Airport - 55 EUR per person; Bohinj to Ljubljana City - 60 EUR per person; Bohinj to Podkoren - 55 EUR per person.
Accommodation
3-4* hotels, including breakfast; Seven 3-course dinners (supplement on request): 140 EUR (in hotels or local restaurants).

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