Walking Via Alpina Purple Route, Slovenia

Self Guided Walking
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Find yourself surrounded by mountain majesties, shimmering lakes and high plateaus

Following the trail of the long range international walking path connecting Mt. Triglav with Obersdorf Germany, you will be walking along mountain ridges, meadows and valley floors, slowly descending from east to west. This is a picturesque alpine trail with stunning views at every turn.

Highlights:

Jezersko – a small romantic village, located in the remote Kokra Valley in the Kamnik–Savinja Alps
Lake Bohinj – a large glacial lake, which lies entirely within the borders of Triglav National Park and has a wonderful naturalness
Triglav National Park – one of the largest national reserves in Europe
 


Itinerary:

DAY 1. ARRIVAL IN JEZERSKO.
With its idyllic location in a basin between the towering Kamnik-Savinja Alps and Karawanke Mountains, on the border with Austria, the small romantic village of Jezersko will be the starting point for your hike. You will spend the next two nights here
(basic 3* hotel).

DAY 2. JEZERSKO – ČEŠKA KOČA
roundwalk 7 km / 5 hours / 640 m ascent. A warm-up hike to Česka koča mountain hut.
This short walk leads up to just above the tree line to one of the oldest alpine huts in Slovenia (100 years old), where you will be blessed with an outstanding view into the two parallel valleys. Your return route takes you past Shepherds Lake and back to Jezersko
(basic 3* hotel).

DAY 3. JEZERSKO - GOLI VRH
14 km / five to six hours walking / ascent and descent 700 m.
Today you hike up the northern side of the Kamnik Alps' - Goli Vrh. A meadow and forest walk brings you to to an amazing viewpoint above Jezersko valley. With one foot in Slovenia and the other in Austria you'll enjoy splendid view of Grintovec range arena. After returning back to hotel you will be transferred to little town of Preddvor.
(3* guest-house).

DAY 4. PREDDVOR – JACOBS CHURCH – HUDI BORST – PREDDVOR
short version 3 hrs / ascent 450m; longer version 6 hrs* / ascent 850 m.
Slightly more demanding yet wonderful, full of splendid vistas full hike. It begins with ascent up to St. Jacobs church, which in days of Turkish raids served as refugee fortress and shelter. Walk continues through deep fir /spruce forest and across steep, with alpine flowers covered hill sides to Hudicev borst, where at hut a picnic can be enjoyed. After a full days walk you can refresh in Crnjava lake just before returning back to your hotel.

DAY 5. PREDDVOR - LJUBELJ - BEGUNJE
12.5 km / 4 hrs* / descent 700 m, ascent 250m.
You will be taken by car to the starting point at Ljubelj, on the Austrian border. From here the trail leads through a short underground tunnel originally dug by merchants in order to reduce the travelling time between Carniola and Carinthia. As you emerge at the other side the trail then follows the old shepherd’s route before entering the peaceful Draga Valley, which takes you on your final leg into the historic village of Begunje. Begunje is also the home town of the famous Slavko Avsenik / Oberkrainer band. 2 kms down the road are the ruins of Kamen Castle
(4* hotel).

DAY 6. BEGUNJE – BLED
18.5 km / 5 hrs* / descent 300m, ascent 275 m.
After days of hill walking, the mornig hike across upper Carniolan plain will be a welcome and relaxing change. The only slight ascent takes you to St. Catherins church. Castle of Bled is already fully visible from here but to reach the town don't miss the short diversion through the stunning 1.6km Vintgar Gorge, carved 150m deep into the mountains by the Radovna River
(4* hotel).

DAY 7: POKLJUKA – USKOVNICA SADLE – LAKE BOHINJ
12 km / 5 hrs / ascent 200m. Mountain meadows & tree line walk.
Today you will be driven by car up to the Pokljuka Plateau from which you will begin your hike across mountain pastures and old farmhouses where you will come to a viewing point providing outstanding views into the Bohinj Valley. As you descend you can stop at the little historic village of Studor where you can visit the museum and see how people lived 150 years ago. Your final destination is Lake Bohinj, the jewel in the heart of the Triglav National Park, and the small settlement of Ribčev Laz (Fisherman’s Pass).
(hotel 4*)

Day 8. Departure
End of the tour or extension of stay in Bohinj.


Luggage transportation:
Luggage transport between hotels (one piece per person, max 20 kgs / 45 lb). Every additional piece 10 EUR, payable on spot.

Included in the price: ► accommodation in standart hotel on Day 1 and 2, in a  country inn on Day 3 and 4, and in a standart hotel on Day 5, 6 and 7 in double rooms with private facilities, with breakfast included ►car transfer on Days 3, 5 and 7 ►luggage transport between hotels (one piece per person) ►information package including detailed route description (picture book) with corresponding maps (one per room) ►welcome meeting upon arrival ►backup service (hotline) during the walk;

Not included: ►flight tickets to/ from Ljubljana ►arrival/departure transfers: Ljubljana airport to Jezersko/ or Bohinj to Ljubljana Airport; Bohinj to Jezersko, option for private transfers ►drinks and meals not mentioned in the program ►insurance ►personal expenses ►tips ►entrance fees

Other expences: ►single room supplement 165 EUR; ►half board (includes 7 dinners in hotels) 150 EUR; ►Transfer from Ljubljana airport to Jezersko: 66 EUR per person (2 persons minimum) ►transfer from Bohinj to Ljubljana Airport 72 EUR per person (2 pers. min.) ►transfer from Bohinj to Jezersko 78 EUR pp (2 pers. min.) ►additional nights: on request

Good to know: ►This short-break tour is a collection of different grade walks. However, none of them have a climbers rating. ►The tour is suitable for experienced walkers with suitable equipment.

We recommend trip in the period: May - September