exploring THE SLOVENIAN ALPS

Soak up the stunning scenery and crystal clear lakes and rivers of the Juilan Alps

Activites

Hiking

DURATION:

8 days (7 nights)

DIFFICULTY:

Medium / High

Country

Slovenia

Programme

You will have the opportunity to get to know Slovenia’s capital city, Ljubljana, becoming captivated by its vibrant atmosphere and sampling mouth-watering authentic Slovenian food and wine.

First meeting up in Ljubljana, the group will head for the mountains to begin a 3-day hike. Although the hike is technically not difficult, a reasonable level of fitness will be required to hike for 6-7 hours for approximately 15 km (10 miles) at an elevation gain of up to 800 metres (2,500 feet) on the hardest day.

You will be staying each night in well-equipped mountain huts and no need to bring any special gear or food. Everything is there.

Following the hikes, the sparkling waters of lakes Bohinj and Bled await you, where you can swim and relax before continuing your journey to the Valley of the Emerald River Soča, where you will begin your hike to another peak to enjoy the rugged scenery of the Julian Alps and the hidden secrets of the Soča Valley. There will be opportunities to take part in white water rafting, kayaking or canyoning.

From here you will continue travelling towards the south to visit the historic town of Kobarid, ending the tour amidst the hills of Goriška Brda to enjoy some delicious local food and wine.

We highly recommend taking the optional one-day extension, experience the mysterious underworld of Karst and finish the tour with a relaxed sunset walk on Adriatic coast.

Activities

  • Delight in Slovenia’s authentic cuisine
  • End the tour by enjoying delicious food and wine in the vineyards of the ‘Slovenian Tuscany
  • Visit Slovenia’s bustling capital city of Ljubljana
  • Explore beautiful Triglav National Park’s stunning alpine landscape
  • Discover the pools and waterfalls of the Soča Valley
  • Enjoy the wonderful lakes Bohinj and Bled
  • Optional extension: walk through the underground canyon of Škocjan caves and have a swim in the Adriatic sea!

Location

During the tour you will visit

Ljubljana vibrant capital of Slovenia, Lake Bled, Julian Alps, Bohinj Seven Triglav Lakes, Soča Valley, Mangart, Kozjak Waterfall, Kobarid and wine region Goriska Brda.

Our guides

For your safety and enjoyment, we work with the best and most experienced guides in Europe.

day by day

  • DAY ONE

    WELCOME TO SLOVENIA
    The group meets in the afternoon with our guide.
    Along with a welcome drink the travellers will get to know each other. The guide will present some details of the trip. Free time in Ljubljana and accommodation in a hotel.
  • Day two

    BEGINNING OF TREKKING IN THE JULIAN ALPS

    In the morning we set off towards Lake Bohinj where we begin our trekking through the Triglav National Park.

    We will pass by the endearing alpine pastures up to a mountain hut below Mount Triglav, the highest Slovenian mountain. For those hikers who would like to hike some more, there will be the option to climb a 2000-meter peak with incredible views of the Julian Alps (extra 1 hour).

    Accommodation in a mountain hut in rooms 1/4, 1/6, and 1/10

    Hiking: 10 km / elevation +900 m, -250 m/ approx. 6 hours

  • Day three

    TREKKING IN THE JULIAN ALPS (THE VALLEY OF THE 7 TRIGLAV LAKES)

    Today, the most challenging day, begins as we move on, enjoying more of the lovely alpine scenery.

    There will again be an option to ascend a further 250 metres of an additional peak (approx. 1 hour). We will then descend the Valley of the Seven Lakes and learn something of the geological history of the landscape - and possibly find some fossils in the rocks.We will spend a comfortable night beside one of the lakes.

    Accommodation and dinner in mountain hut in rooms 1/4, 1/6 and 1/10.

    Hike: 14km / elevation +700m, -750m / approx. 7 hours

  • Day four

    TREKKING IN THE JULIAN ALPS AND LAKE BOHINJ

    Slowly we will leave the highest peaks behind and enter the land of the Alpine pastures. 

    We will try some home-made local products and have a delicious traditional lunch. We will explore the stunning Lake Bohinj and treat ourselves to an unforgettable swim in its crystal clear waters.

    Accommodation in a hotel in Bohinj.

    Hiking: 10 km / elevation +200 m, -800 m / approx. 4 hours

  • Day five

    BLED – PERIČNIK WATERFALL – VRSIČ – BOVEC

    This day’s first stop is the magical Lake Bled. 
    We will have the time to visit the island, walk up to a stunning viewpoint or just relax on the lakeside and bathe. 
    On our way northwest we will walk under the fascinating Peričnik Waterfall and drive up the winding road to the impressive mountain pass Vrsič in the centre of the Julian Alps. 
    There we will do another hike to a summit with spectacular view on high limestone walls all around us.

    Accommodation in a hotel in Bovec.

    Hiking: 10 km / elevation +650 m, -650 m / approx. 4-5 hours (split into 3 different hikes)

  • Day six

    Mt. Mangart, Bovec and the Soča Valley

    After climbing the awe-inspiring Mt. Mangart on the border of Slovenia and Italy, this spectacular hike provides unforgettable views of three countries. Following lunch, we will seek out the waterfalls and hidden corners of the Soča Valley.

    Accommodation in a hotel in Bovec.

    Hike: 8km / elevation +650m, -650m / approx. 5 hours

  • Day seven

    HISTORIC TOWN OF KOBARID AND THE VINEYARDS

    We will move southward to visit the historic town of Kobarid and learn about tragic WWI events in the region.
    After a beautiful walk by the Soča river and a nice local lunch we continue to the wine region of Goriška Brda to enjoy the Mediterranean landscape, taste some delicious local products and of course delightful wine.
    There will be a great farewell dinner in the evening.

    Accommodation in a hotel in Goriška Brda.

  • Day eight

    Farewell to Slovenia or OPTIONAL ONE-DAY EXTENSION: SKOCJAN CAVES, VINEYARDS, PIRAN

    After breakfast we will return to Ljubljana.

    or 

    We will continue to Karst region and the Coast to complete the tour with a swim in the Adriatic sea. We will go underground and walk through the stunning canyon of Skocjan Caves, a Unesco heritage. We will visit the vineyards of Karst and taste the excellent local food and wine. In the afternoon, we will continue to the coast to explore the most picturesque coastal town of Piran, get lost among its narrow streets and squares and enjoy the evening on the Adriatic coast. The guide will finish the tour in the evening in Piran and will then return by van to Ljubljana.

    You can stay an extra night either in Piran or Ljubljana, depending on your onward travel plans.

    Hike: 7 km / elevation gain +150m, -150m / approx. 3 hours

Equipment

All we need are the essentials

  • Hiking boots,long and short trouses
  • Lightweight rain & wind jacket, fleece 
  • Backpack,knife,flask,sleeping bag
  • Hat, sun creem, sun glasses, gloves
  • Hiking poles (if you use them)
  • Personal items & travel insurance

You can buy or rent equipment at the location.

Dates

2019

  • 7th – 14th July (max 8 travellers, 1 guide)
  • 21st - 28th July (max 16 travellers, 2 guides)
  • 11th - 18th August (max 16 travellers, 2 guides)
  • 24th – 31st August (max 16 travellers, 2 guides)

Bespoke dates also available - please use the enquire form below

Cost

Price list available on request

Price is dependant on season and numbers travelling. Please contact us  for specific pricing.

 

Accomondation

In the huts - Day 2 and 3

We will spend 5 nights in hotels of 3 star category and 2 nights in mountain huts in rooms for 4, 6 or 12 people. It is not possible to have single rooms in the huts. The huts offer food and drinks and provide beds with blankets and “single use” paper bed sheets. Therefore, it is recommended to bring your own cotton sleeping bag liner.

Accomondation

Hotels

MEALS

During the trip we will try some delicious Slovenian food. You will taste some typical Alpine dishes and the best meals of the wine region. On the days when we sleep in the mountain huts, the food offer is more simple and limited.

Please contact us for more informations 

TRANSPORT

The price includes all transfers according to the itinerary

  • The price does NOT include arrival to Ljubljana on Day 1 and departure from Goriska Brda wine hills on Day 8
  • Your main luggage will be transported from your hotel in Ljubljana to the hotel in Bohinj
  • Luggage cannot be transported to and between the huts

Optional extras:

  • Single room: £200 
  • Optional extension to Skocjan & Piran: £85  per person
  • Extra night in Piran: 80 EUR in a double room, £130  in a single
  • Extra night in Ljubljana: 65 EUR in a double room, £95  in a single room.

Other

  • Price NOT include Flights to Slovenia and transfer to Ljubljana and from Goriska Brda wine hills
  • Price NOT include personal expenses, travel insurance, drinks, meals not inluded in the intinarry. For more inforamtions , please contact us
  • Your english speaking mountain guide will be throughout the trip and he will also drive the van

Barefootbear’s itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotels substitutions, and other modifications.

The van is always available to the group throughout the itinerary. In case of bad weather, when we cannot make the 3-day hut-to-hut hike, we will move by van to other places and will make other hikes less conditioned by the weather. To keep the same price of the tour we will stay two nights in mountain huts which are reachable by the van.

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