HIKING TOUR | 3 days | from 230€ | An exciting tour through Slovenian Alps designed for all hiking lovers who would like to experience 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 varied Julian Alps hiking trails 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 2019: every Wednesday from July to mid September
Other dates on request.
Price: 230 € per person
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE / Additional costs (payment on the spot):
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:
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.