Hut-to-Hut Hike Slovenia

Along the lonely alpine trails

Hiking in the heart of Julian Alps

An exciting 3-day tour designed for all HIKING lovers who would like to experience natural and cultural heritage of Slovenian Alps and Triglav National Park.

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

One of the tour highlights is the beautiful valley of Triglav seven lakes and greatness of Mt Triglav. Another highlight expect you in mountain huts or small shepherd's cottages where you will sleep and eat during the tour.

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

TOUR DAY BY DAY

Triglav National Park – Mountain Triglav

Day 1 - Triglav National Park – Mountain Triglav

Start at 8.00AM. Pick up in Ljubljana, Bled or Bohinj and drive to our trekking trail in the Triglav National Park. There will be an optional stop at a supermarket to buy some supplies if necessary. We start hiking along lonely trails, pass by a wonderful landscape of alpine pastures and optionally hike to a marvellous peaks with breathtaking views of the Julian Alps (extra 1 hour). We will sleep in a great located mountain hut, just below Mt. Triglav – Slovenia’s highest mountain. Accommodation: mountain hut with rooms 1/4, 1/6, and 1/10. Meals: dinner. Hiking: 10 km, elevation +900 m, -250 m, approx. 5 hours.

Valley of the Triglav seven lakes

Day 2 - Valley of the Triglav seven lakes

Today is the hardest day. The hiking trail will take us through stunning alpine scenery with spectacular views. Again there will be the option to ascend a fantastic peak (extra 1 hour & 250 meters altitude gain). We will descend down the Valley of the 7 Triglav lakes, learn the geological history of this incredible landscape and perhaps even find some fossils in the rocks. We will spend the night in a comfortable hut next to one of the lakes. Accommodation: mountain hut with rooms 1/4, 1/6, and 1/10. Meals: breakfast, dinner. Hiking: 14 km, elevation +700 m, -750 m, approx. 6 hours.

Lake Bohinj

Day 3 - Lake Bohinj

Slowly we will leave the highest peaks behind and enter the land of the alpine pastures. We will try some delicious local products and have a lunch 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 8.00PM. Meals: breakfast, lunch. 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.

Departure dates 2018: On request

Price: 220 € per person

  • The price includes transport and guiding.
  • The tour price of 220 € 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 guide will also drive the van.
  • Transfer from Ljubljana, Bled or Bohinj to the trail head and back.
  • 3 days of organized activities.
  • Basic insurance and costs for the organization and realization of travel.

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

  • Accommodation in the mountain huts: ca. 20-25 € per night.
  • Local taxes.
  • Food/Meals: ca. 5-10 € per meal
  • Personal expenses, tips and any other service not specified in the paragraph “included”.
  • International airfare to/from Slovenia.
  • Travel insurance: additional health insurance and cancellation insurance, which can be arranged by e-mail to info@inlandia.com

You need to bring:

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

 

Highlights of the tour:

  • Swimming in the 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 Julian Alps and tasting traditional Slovenian food.
  • Enjoying the splendid valley of Triglav seven lakes and Triglav mountain itself.
  1. Lake Bohinjthe biggest glacial lake in the middle of the Triglav National Park. It is the best kept secret of Europe. Certainly "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. The circular walk and biking around Lake Bohinj is also recommended.
  2. Triglav National Park is the only Slovenian national park. It covers 838 km2 by the border with Italy and Austria, which is 4% of Slovenia’s entire territory. The park was named after Triglav, the highest mountain in the heart of the park, which is also the highest summit in Slovenia (2.864 m). Triglav (»three-headed«) owes its name to its characteristic shape as seen from the south-east 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 true national symbol and is featured on the national coat of arms and the 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. Alongside Triglav, which in clear weather can be seen from virtually all parts of the country, there are the mighty peaks of Mangart, Jalovec, Prisojnik and Špik. There is a huge contour range: pointed peaks, plunging rock faces and deeply carved, glacially formed valleys. The mountains in Triglav National Park are laced with well marked and, where necessary, properly secured trails.
  4. Valley of Triglav seven lakes is an alpine valley situated in the Triglav National Park between Bohinj and Trenta. It is a rocky hanging valley in Julian Alps approximately 8 km long below the sheer sides of Mount Tičarica and Mount Zelnarica southwest of Triglav. The valley has strong karstic features and here you can discover a reddish Jurassic rock, in which fossils can be found. The lowest lake is Black Lake (Črno jezero) at an elevation of 1.294 metres above sea level. The Double Lake (Dvojno jezero) below Mount Tičarica (1.676 m) make two interconnected lakes. At an elevation of 1.838 m lies Big Lake (Veliko jezero) which got its name because of the location in a cavity in the middle of the forest. This is the largest and the deepest of Triglav lakes. The highest is Podstenje Lake (Jezero v Podstenju), which is located at 1.993 m, also called the Lake under Vršac. Almost  all Triglav lakes are connected to one another. Their water flows into the Sava Bohinjka River and then continues on towards the Black Sea.

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