Hiking in the Julian Alps, Slovenia

Self Guided Walking
Departure: from 10-07-2021 to 18-09-2021
Status: Open for booking
Price: 690 €
Duration: 8 days
For bookings or questions, contact us at +45 89 88 36 84 or info@solowalks.com

 A self guided walking holiday in the heart of the Julian Alps and along its mountain peaks. This is a stunning mountain hike, taking you through breathtaking alpine scenery and its many natural attractions, including Lake Bled & Lake Bohinj.

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


Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Bled (501 mtrs).
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 3*).

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 (hotel 3*).
Distance : 14 km,+710 m / -620 m, 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, + 1170 m/ -160 m 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,+ 300 m/ -1000 m , 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) (mountain hut accommodation, dormitory).
Distance: 8 km, +230 m / - 410 m , 4 to 5 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 3*).
Distance:15 km, + 60 m / - 1050 m , 5 to 6 hrs walking

Day 7: Ribčev Laz / Bohinj valley – Lake Bled
After breakfast you will be transferred to Lake Bled, a place that attracts visitors with its combination of natural wonders and unique culture and history. The surrounding region offers plenty of excellent hiking opportunities, including a walk to the stunning Vintgar Gorge. There is a 1600-metre long walk on a wooden walkway, which leads through the scenic gorge along the Radovna River to the Sum Waterfall. Heading east, following well-marked signs for Bled, you have about 1 km to the Church of St. Catherine. From here it’s about 4 kms back to Bled Lake. If you prefer a nice leisurely stroll on your final day, a hike around the lake takes about 1 hour. You can reach the famous island church on the lake by a special boat called “Pletna”, or visit Bled Castle and its museum inside. The museum hosts an interesting exhibition on the history of the castle. (hotel 3*).

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

How to get there:
By plane: closest airport is Ljubljana (LJU). Several airlines serve it. From the airport you can travel to Bled by bus (change once, takes about 2 hrs).We can arrange yoy private transfer from 
By train: Bled has two railway stations: Lesce Bled on the Villach - Ljubljana mainline, 4 kms from town centre, you'd need to take a local bus. The other option is Bled Jezero on the Jesenice - Nova Gorica sideline; only a few trains a day. 2 kms away from town centre.
By bus: Flixbus stops at Lake Bled.
By car: take exit Lesce from A1 motorway Ljubljana - Jesenice. Please consult us about parking options in Bled.

 


Price Includes:
Accommodation: four nights in 3* or 4* hotels; 3 nights in mountain huts in dormitories
bed & breakfast
Linen in mountain huts included
Car transfers on days 2 and 7
Luggage transport between hotels (one piece per person
max 20 kgs / 45 lb). Every additional piece 10 EUR
payable on spot. Between overnight addresses in hotels (during high altitude walks
from day 3 to day
6 clients need to carry own clothing / personal items with them)
Information package including picture&text route description (in simple English) and corresponding maps. One per booking
every additional set 20 EUR
GPS data
Local tourist and other taxes
Welcome meeting upon arrival
Backup service (hotline) during the walk

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

Extra Services:
Extra night in Planika Hut: on request
transfer Ljubljana Airport to Bled : on request