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