Hiking in Slovenia, in this former Yugoslav Republic is still one of Europe’s best kept secrets. The Julian Alps are magical, with deep emerald lakes, medieval villages tucked away in hidden valleys, and dense networks of trails below towering limestone cliffs, allow for unsurpassed hiking in this Mediterranean nation. Our local guides provide expert guidance and an insider’s knowledge to their country’s rich past. Moderate hiking, superb accommodation and bountiful meals combined with an expertly crafted itinerary make for an unforgettable journey.
Trip Difficulty: Difficult
Ljubljana – Kranjska Gora – Bled
8 Days, 6 Days of hiking
Price per person: CAD $2950
Single supplement: CAD $400
Day 1: Arrival in Ljubljana.
In the afternoon we will visit the old city, the Dragon Bridge and possibly take a boat ride along the river, followed by our trip briefing and welcome dinner.
Day 2/3: Logarska Valley
The secluded Logarska Valley National Park near the Austrian Border is our destination, where jagged limestone cliffs and lush green valleys have been the hide-out for Austrian nobility for centuries. One of our hikes will take us up to Mont Okreselj and later along the fairy tale trail to the hidden Rinka Waterfall.
Day 4/5: Lake Bohinj and Bled.
We head to the jewel of the Slovenian Alps, Lake Bohinj, by taking a spectacular mountain road. Bled is one of the highlights of the trip and we will enjoy hiking up Mt Visevnik, which gives us unobstrcuted views of Mount Triglav, situated in a World UNESCO Heritage Site. Free time in the afternoon to take the boat to the island in the middle of the lake and explore the 11th century medieval castle.
Day 6/7: The Valley of the Seven Lakes.
Our hike takes us high above Bohinj, in an area of the Julian Alps referred to as ‘The Mystic Kingdom of the Golden Horn’. We end our day at the Prehodavci Hut. Enjoy the alpenglow in one of the most beautiful high alpine settings as dinner is being prepared for you. Descending in the morning light touching the peaks around us, we head back down to Lake Bohinj.
Day 8: Departure from Ljublana
– Airport transfer from and to Ljubljana
– Certified local hiking or mountain guide
– Certified Alpine Interface guide
– All accommodation
– All breakfasts, lunches and dinners, except dinner in Bled
– All local transports, all lifts, Luggage transport