HIKING TOUR | 3 days | from 360€ | Discover Slovenian Julian Alps. If you like nature, mountains, lakes and being active, you will love this 3-day tour!
It includes several short hikes and visits to Slovenian natural highlights and hidden treasures: Lakes Bled & Bohinj, Vintgar Gorge near Lake Bled, the most beautiful waterfalls and viewpoints of Slovenia, swimming and relaxing on the Lake Bohinj, Lake Bled or in the beautiful Soča River. An adventure is certainly enjoyment in the turquoise pool of the Kozjak waterfall, hidden in the rocks. Canoeing or rafting on the Soča River is an option and could be your highlight of this Slovenian Alps adventure.
The trails are technically non-demanding, but a minimum fitness level is required. The tour offers a lot of fun for children as well.
Start at 9.00 AM. Pick up in Ljubljana, Bled or Bohinj and drive to our trail starting point to Lake Bohinj, on the foothills of the Julian Alps, just over an hour's drive from Ljubljana and half an hour from Bled. We will explore the Lake Bohinj area, the Slovenian countryside, its authentic villages, crystal clear streams and deep gorges. The trail takes you through one of the largest glacial valleys in Slovenia. Walk along the gorgeous Lake Bohinj and enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery. After a nice local lunch in a mountain hut with Slovenian mountain cuisine, we transfer 30 minutes to Lake Bled and hike to a stunning panoramic viewpoint, where you can take pictures of the Bled area, its beautiful lake with a small island in the middle, and a medieval castle perched on the edge of a rocky cliff. We continue to the Vintgar Gorge, a 1.6-kilometre / 1 mile long and 250 metres-deep gorge on the eastern part of the Triglav National Park. In the afternoon you can relax on the lakeside of Lake Bled and take the excellent opportunity for a fresh swim! Optional: visit Bled Castle & little church on a small lake island (entrance fee). Accommodation: 3* hotel/guesthouse in Bled. Meals: breakfast, lunch (extra expense on the spot). Walking: 14 km/elevation gain +400 m, -400 m/ approx. 4 hours. Total driving time: 1.5 hours.
After breakfast, we drive across the stunning Vršič pass with incredible mountain views and hike surrounded by the limestone walls of the highest Slovenian mountains. We will continue to the beautiful Soča Valley - the first European Destination of Excellence in Slovenia. On several stops by the Soča River, we will enjoy the mountainous landscape and swim in its crystal clear pools. We will learn about the history and WWI's influence on the entire Soča area. We recommend water & other adventure activities like rafting or canyoning on the Soča River, paragliding, or a zip line. On the way back to Bled, we will stop for lunch in a traditional Slovenian inn. After lunch, we will visit the king of the Slovenian waterfalls – the stunning Peričnik waterfall in the Vrata Valley. Drop off in Bled around 8.00 PM. Accommodation: 3* hotel/guesthouse in Bled. Meals: breakfast, lunch (extra expense on the spot). Walking: 10 km/elevation gain +400 m, -400 m/ approx. 4 hours. Total driving time: 3 hours.
After breakfast, check out from your accommodation and departure.
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. That may mean changing the original itinerary to avoid discomfort or risk, which exceptional situations could cause. Inlandia.com reserves the right to alter the itinerary without prior notice.
Departure dates 2023: from May to October, every day on request
Price: 360 € per person
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE / Additional costs (payment on the spot):
You need to bring:
Warm clothes, hiking shoes, swimming suit, towel, a spare pair of shoes, extra clothes.
TOP 5 Highlights of the tour Slovenian Alps Adventure:
Lake Bohinj, located in the middle of the Triglav National Park, is the best-kept secret in Europe. It is a must-see in Slovenia. Bohinj is the largest natural lake in Slovenia, best known for its motive of the St. John the Baptist Church and the stone bridge. The circular walk around Lake Bohinj, which we recommend, is 12 km long and takes 2-5 hours, depending on your walking dynamics and the number of stops along the marked trail. In summer, you can swim, go stand-up paddle boarding or kayaking. We recommend also the short hiking tour to the Mostnica Gorge (3 km from the St. John the Baptist Church, ca. 45 min of hiking).
Lake Bled is one of the most picturesque spots to visit in Slovenia and one of the most famous in Europe. Did you know that the only natural island in Slovenia is the one in the middle of Lake Bled? You can visit the 17th-century church on the island, dedicated to the Assumption of Mary, by boat. Another highlight of Lake Bled is the fascinating Bled Castle built on a stepped cliff. The 6 km long walk around Lake Bled is suitable for everyone. The path is well-maintained and just above the water level. Sweeten your trip to Lake Bled with a cream cake - the Bled kremšnita. It will be the perfect end of your Bled holidays.
Vintgar Gorge is the 1.6 km (1 mile) long and 250 m deep gorge in the Triglav National Park, nearby Lake Bled. Through the gorge flows the Radovna River, exciting to visitors because of its numerous waterfalls, pools and rapids. It is one of the Slovenian most popular tourist attractions. The Vintgar Gorge includes two man-made sights. The single-arch stone bridge of the Bohinj railway, constructed in 1906, crosses the gorge 33.5 m above the trail and the dam from which the water flows to the small Vintgar hydroelectric power plant under the Šum waterfall. The Vintgar Gorge is a wonderful place and an absolute must for anyone who loves beautiful natural landscapes. The short trail is very well maintained and suitable for all ages.
Vršič Pass is a high-mountain road across the Julian Alps in northwestern Slovenia with an elevation of 1,611 metres (5,285 ft). The highest pass in Slovenia and the Eastern Julian Alps starts in Kranjska Gora in the Upper Carniola region through Vršič to the Village of Log in Trenta Valley. There are 50 hairpin bends, offering beautiful vistas. The Vršič Pass was built as a military route in 1915 by Russian prisoners at the behest of the Austro-Hungarian administration. On the way to Vršič, you can see the Russian Chapel, a natural window in the Prisank Mountain face and the Heathen Maiden (Ajdovska deklica). An iconic drive and an amazing experience with fantastic scenery, which you shouldn't miss when visiting Slovenia.
Soča Valley is south of the Vršič Pass and connects Slovenia’s highest mountains with the Adriatic Sea. It has long been a favourite among seekers of active experiences in Europe. Its emerald Soča River is one of the most pristine Alpine rivers because of its numerous waterfalls and playful cascades, pools and ravines, offering unforgettable, expert-guided kayaking, rafting and canyoning tours, and other thrilling adventures.
Peričnik Waterfall is one of the most breathtaking and well-known waterfalls in Slovenia. It drops 16 metres down, to the first ridge, from where it continues to descend 52 metres down the bottom waterfall. The Peričnik waterfall is a remnant of the Ice Age, formed by the largest glacier in the Vrata valley on the northern side of the Julian Alps. In winter, the waterfall turns into innumerable icicles and floes in delicate shades of blue and green.
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