Hut-to-Hut Hike Slovenia

Hiking & Trekking to the Summits of Julian Alps

Hiking in the heart of Julian Alps

HIKING TOUR | 3 days | from 345€ | An exciting tour through Slovenian Alps designed for all hiking lovers who would like to experience the natural and cultural heritage of Slovenia and especially of Triglav National Park.

Starting from one of the most beautiful locations in Slovenia – the Lake Bohinj, we will continue our adventure along the varied Julian Alps hiking trails to alpine pasture huts and shelters where we will meet interesting local shepherds and cheesemakers. After tasting fresh dairy products and admire the traditional alpine architecture, the hiking trail takes us further towards the highest peaks of the Slovenian Alps.

One of the tour highlights is the beautiful valley of Triglav seven lakes and the greatness of Mt Triglav. Another highlight expects you - sleeping and eating in mountain huts or little shepherd's cottages while on tour.

The hike itself is technically non-demanding though it requires a reasonable fitness level. The tour is also appropriate for children if they are fit enough.

TOUR DAY BY DAY

Summits of Julian Alps – Mountain Triglav (optional)

Day 1 - Summits of Julian Alps – Mountain Triglav (optional)

Start at 8.00 AM. Pick up in Ljubljana, Bled, or Bohinj and drive to our trail starting point in the Triglav National Park. We start hiking along a forest path to the Slovenian charming alpine pastures. After a short break, we continue along the gravel trail over mountain passes with breathtaking views of the Julian Alps. After a late lunch at the mountain hut, we’ll finish our first hiking day. There is an option for an additional one hour of hiking to a nearby summit to enjoy the late afternoon views. Overnight in a nearby mountain hut. ADDITIONAL OFFER for PASSIONATE HIKERS: the Mt Triglav climb, the highest mountain in Slovenia, extra 2 hours, with a 500-meter elevation gain, to the mountain hut just below Triglav summit, where you’ll overnight. Accommodation: mountain hut with rooms 1/4, 1/6, and 1/10. Shared bathrooms. Meals: dinner. Hiking: 9 km, elevation +900 m, -250 m, approx. 6 hours.

Trekking - Valley of the Triglav Seven Lakes

Day 2 - Trekking - Valley of the Triglav Seven Lakes

Today is the hardest day. The hiking trail will take us through stunning alpine scenery along the glacial valley towards the Dolic saddle. A few hours later, we’ll meet the group who decided to climb the summit of Mt. Triglav. We continue to hike together to the Hribarice mountain plateau, where we will be rewarded with the best view of Slovenia’s highest mountain – the Mountain Triglav. Here we will have a break and enjoy the great view. Again there will be an option to ascend Mt. Kanjavec (extra 1 hour & 250 meters altitude gain). We will descend the glacial Valley of the Seven Triglav Lakes along a rough gravel path, learn the geological history of this incredible landscape. We’ll have seen the most beautiful Triglav Lake and Kidney Lake. We will spend the night in a mountain hut next to Double Lake. Accommodation: mountain hut with rooms 1/4, 1/6, and 1/10. Shared bathrooms. Accommodation: mountain hut with rooms 1/4, 1/6, and 1/10. Meals: breakfast, dinner. Hiking: 12 km, elevation +700 m, -750 m, approx. 7 hours. ||| Everyone who has arranged to CLIMB the SUMMIT of MOUNT TRIGLAV will meet their IFMGA mountain guide early in the morning at the hut. From there, you’ll hike across the karst plateau and climb the exposed via-ferrata on the ridge of this three-headed mountain. It’ll take you over the summit of Mali (little) Triglav to the top of Slovenia. After this incredible experience, you’ll rejoin the rest of the group, say goodbye to your IFMGA mountain guide, and continue with your hiking guide.

Hiking the Alpine Pastures above Lake Bohinj

Day 3 - Hiking the Alpine Pastures above Lake Bohinj

Slowly, we will leave the highest peaks behind and enter the land of the alpine pastures. Our trail will take us along the shepherds’ highlands, where alpine dairy farming is still alive. We will try some delicious local products at a local alpine farmhouse. In the afternoon, we will allow some time to explore the stunning Lake Bohinj and treat ourselves to an unforgettable swim in its crystal clear waters. We return to Ljubljana or Bled around 6.00 PM. Meals: breakfast. Hiking: 10 km, elevation +200 m, -800 m, approx. 4 hours.

- Note on the itinerary:

This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, water levels, special events of interest, etc. Our guides and trip leaders will do their utmost care to ensure the best possible experience for our clients without compromising safety at any time. This may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk which could be caused by exceptional situations. Inlandia.com reserves the right to alter the itinerary without prior notice.

Departures 2021: every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from July till mid-September

Price: 345 € per person

  • The price includes transport and guiding.
  • The tour price of 345 € per person is based on a minimum of three (3) and a maximum eight (8) participants in a group.
  • Individual guests can join an existing group.
  • Definite departure will be confirmed to participants by e-mail.

INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Experienced local English-speaking mountain guide throughout the trip. The tour guide will also drive the van.
  • 2x nights with dinner and breakfast in a mountain hut. Rooms: 1/2, 1/4 or 1/8-bedded. Shared bathrooms. The group doesn’t share their dormitory/rooms with other groups.
  • Transfer from Ljubljana, Bled or Bohinj to the start point of the hiking tour.
  • Transfer from the end of the hike to Bohinj, Bled or Ljubljana.
  • 3x days of organized activities.
  • 24-hour customer service & support.
  • Basic insurance and costs for the organization and realization of travel.

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE  /  Additional costs (payment on the spot):

  • Internationa airfare to/from Slovenia.
  • Arriving at / departure from Ljubljana, Bled or Bohinj.
  • Local taxes.
  • Meals not specified in the paragraph "Includec in the price".
  • Drinks.
  • Personal expenses, tips and any other service not specified in the paragraph “Included in the price”.
  • Travel insurance: additional health insurance and cancellation insurance, which can be arranged by e-mail to info@inlandia.com

Optional: guided hike to Mt. Triglav | 360 € per trip with 1-4 hikers.

You need to bring:

Warm clothes, wind & rain protection, hiking boots, swimming suit, sunscreen, sun glasses, a bottle, energy bars of your own choice.

 

·         airfare to/from Slovenia.

 

Highlights of the tour:

  • Swimming in Lake Bohinj, the biggest glacial lake in Slovenia.
  • Hiking along lonely trails to the Slovenian highest peaks in National Park Triglav.
  • Sleeping in mountain huts in the Julian Alps and tasting traditional Slovenian food.
  • Enjoying the splendid valley of Triglav seven lakes and Triglav mountain itself.
  1. Lake Bohinj is the biggest glacial lake in the Triglav National Park. It is the best-kept secret and a must-see in Slovenia. The largest natural lake in Slovenia, best known for its motive of a stone bridge and the Church of St. John the Baptist. Various water sports are popular here in the summer. Also recommended are a circular walk and biking around Lake Bohinj.
  2. Triglav National Park is the only Slovenian national park. It covers an 838 km2 area to the border with Italy and Austria, 4% of Slovenia’s entire territory. The national park was named after Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia (2.864 m). Triglav (»three-headed«) owes its name to its characteristic shape seen from the southeast side. According to ancient Slavic legends, Mount Triglav is the three-headed God who watches over the earth, the sky and the underworld. The mountain is a national symbol featured on the national coat of arms and the Slovenian national flag.
  3. Slovenian highest peaks - the majority of Slovenia’s 400 two-thousand metre mountains lie within Triglav National Park. Views of them are fascinating. The highest of them - Triglav summit, in clear weather, can be seen from virtually all parts of the country. Alongside Triglav, there are the mighty peaks of Mangart, Jalovec, Prisojnik, and Špik. There is a great contour range: pointed peaks, plunging rock faces and deeply carved, glacially formed valleys. The mountains in Triglav National Park are bound together with well-marked and, where necessary, well-secured trails.
  4. Valley of Triglav Seven Lakes is an alpine valley in the Julian Alps situated in the Triglav National Park between Bohinj and Trenta. It is a rocky hanging valley, approximately 8 km long, located southwest of Triglav, below the sheer sides of Mountains Tičarica and Zelnarica. The valley has specific karstic features. Here you can discover a reddish Jurassic rock, in which fossils can be found. The lowest lake is Black Lake (Črno jezero), 1.294 metres above sea level. The Double Lake (Dvojno jezero) below Mount Tičarica (1.676 m) make two interconnected lakes. At 1.838 m lies Big Lake (Veliko jezero) that got its name because of the location in a cavity in the middle of the forest. It is the largest and the deepest Triglav lake. The highest is Podstenje Lake (Jezero v Podstenju), located at 1.993 m, also called the Lake under Vršac. Almost all Triglav lakes are connected. Their water flows into the Sava Bohinjka River and continues towards the Black Sea.


    SEE more tours in Slovenia: 

    Alps to Adriatic on Foot

    Slovenian Alps Adventure

 

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