Hiking in the Julian Alps, Slovenia

Self Guided Walking
Departure: from 06-07-2024 to 14-09-2024
Status: Open for booking
Price: 920 €
Duration: 8 days
For bookings or questions, contact us at +45 89 88 36 84 or info@solowalks.com

Experience Slovenia's captivating Julian Alps on this unforgettable hiking adventure. Traverse from Bled's iconic shores to alpine plateaus, ancient huts, and majestic peaks. Immerse yourself in a landscape of unparalleled beauty, explore tranquil valleys, and savor local hospitality. Discover a harmonious blend of nature, culture, and history as you journey through this diverse and enchanting region.

Highlights:
♦ Pokljuka high plateau (1280 m)
♦ Triglav Park’s seven lakes
♦ Bled Lake


Itinerary:

Day 1. Arrival in Bled 
Arrival to Bled, a world famous town on the shore of a beautiful glacial lake, with its unique island church sitting proudly in the lake, and the castle perched high upon a cliff standing guard over the town (hotel 4*). 

Day 2. Bled - Pokljuka high plateau
A short morning car transfer brings you to the staring point, on top of Pokljuka high plateau (1280 m) – starting point of many hiking trails in Julian Alps. The warming-up hike will lead you over mountain pastures and through dense fir forests to up to Lipanska Hut. A typical hikers' lunch can be taken there. The afternoon walk will bring you along a panoramic route (excellent views of Karawanke range, Pokljuka plateau, Krma valley and Bohinj Mountains) to biathlon centre of Pokljuka where you stay for the night (Accommodation in 3* hotel.)
Distance: 14 km,+710m / -640m, 6 hrs walking

Day 3. Pokljuka - Planika hut
After breakfast - off it goes to the heart of Triglav National Park and Julian Alps. The trail slowly ascends to Vodnikov Dom hut, where lunch and rest can be taken. Daily destination is Planika hut, right underneath Mt. Triglav – highest Slovene mountain (2864 m) (dormitory). (Today your main luggage gets collected at Pokljuka hotel and is safely stored in our partner's head office in Bled until you reach Bohinj at the end of the walk on day 6. You will not have access to it until then so make sure you have everything you need in your backpack (mountain hut accommodation, dormitory). 
Distance: 12 km, +1140m / -110m descend, 7 hrs walking

Day 4. Planika hut - Koča pri Triglavskih jezerih
After a hearty breakfast you will start your walk across the Hribarice pass (2358m) in the direction of the Koča pri Triglavskih Jezerih hut. On your way to the hut you can stop and admire the beauty of one the Triglav Park’s seven lakes, Zeleno Jezero (Green Lake), whose name is derived from the high algae content painting the lake a gorgeous lush green. As you continue on you will enjoy the beautiful view into the rest of the Dolina Triglavskih Jezer (The Valley of the Triglav Lakes) (mountain hut accommodation, dormitory). 
Distance: 11 km, +230m / -910m, 6 hrs walking

Day 5. Koča pri triglavskih jezerih - Komna hut
Walking in western direction you wil reach Black Lake - the lowest-lying lake in the Triglav Lakes Valley. It is named for its location in a basin in the middle of the forest, which stretches right to the edge of the Komarča rock face. It is the warmest of the Triglav Lakes. Ending your day at Komna hut you will also enjoy great view of Bohinj Lake.(mountain hut accommodation, dormitory).
Distance: 8 km, +130m / -300m,3 hrs walking

Day 6. Komna hut - Ribčev Laz / Bohinj valley
After breakfast, a relaxing descend down an old military road brings you to Savica Waterfall, which is one of the most famous and popular waterfalls in Slovenia. An alpine Karst spring flows to the top of the waterfall and then cascades 78 metres and subsequently feeds the mighty Lake Bohinj.walk along the northern shore of Bohinj Lake will bring you to Ribcev Laz village where where you can warm your blood with delicious home-made honey brandy and schnapps in the local bars. In summer months one can enjoy a swim in crystal clear water of Bohinj Lake. Alternatively, one can ascend Mt. Vogel with a cabin cable car. From top (1532 m) you'll be able to enjoy a perfect panoramic view of Julian Alps and area you walked previous days (hotel 4*). 
Distance: 16 km, +60m / -1050m, 5 to 6 hrs walking

Day 7. Ribčev Laz - Upper Bohinj valley - Ribčev Laz
Time to rest or enjoy at the lake. Possibility of an additional tour to the upper Bohinj valley. Through idyllic villages you climb to the Rudnica hill, which dominates the valley and offers a farewell view of the lake and the mountains you hiked. (hotel 4*). 
Distance: 13 km, +480m / -480m, 5 hrs walking

Day 8. Departure from Ribčev Laz
The tour ends with a hearty breakfast, after which you are free to do as you please. 


Price Includes:
Accommodation: four nights in 3* or 4* hotels; 3 nights in mountain huts,in dormitories,on basis of bed & breakfast. Bedlinen in mountain huts is not included (on average 6 EUR per person per hut)
Personal transfer on day 2
Luggage transfer – one piece,max 23 kgs / 50 lb. Lufthansa airline dimensions. Every additional piece 60 EUR per trip,payable on spot. During high altitude walks,from day 2 to day 4 clients need to carry own clothing / personal items with them
Tour description and maps in GUIBO application electronic form
Local tourist and other taxes
Backup service (hotline) during the trip

Not Included:
entrance fees
cable car ride to Vogel high plateau
drinks with meals
dinners and lunches

Extra Services:
Extra nights: on request
transfers : on request
Guided ascent to top of Mt Triglav: on request
Printed information package in English or German including route notes and corresponding maps delivered upon arrival - 35 EUR