With the completion of a new trail circumnavigating the Julian Alps and a recent article in the NY Times promoting it, Slovenia is poised to become a popular destination for hikers. Quite simply, the scenery is stunning, villages charming and welcoming and some very luxurious and lovely hotels. We have been offering trips here for the past decade and are thrilled to now offer this hiking trip in a region we know well. This itinerary starts from the post-card perfect village of Bled with overnights in villages ideally located so that you can walk from inn to inn through nature that will have you in awe.

“Walking an Adventure Playground. A new hiking path through Slovenia’s Julian Alps offers the pleasures of lakes and valleys rather than high peaks. It’s a worthwhile trade-off.”
-NY Times, October 13, 2021

Location

Bled

Bled, Slovenia

Day 1

Bled

Bled, Slovenia

Day 2

Goreljek

Goreljek, Slovenia

Day 3

Stara Fuzina

Stara Fužina, Slovenia

Day 4

Tolmin

Tolmin, Slovenia

Day 5

Tolmin

Tolmin, Slovenia

Day 6

Bovec

Bovec, Slovenia

Day 7

Bovec

Bovec, Slovenia

Day 8

Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

Day 9

What’s Included in the Cost of Your Trip?

INCLUDED IN REGULAR TRIP

9 nights hotels
All breakfasts and 2 dinners
Detailed map and route instructions
GPS data of the route
All baggage transportation
Comprehensive Tour Details with detailed pre-trip information
Personal meet & greet with our local Area Manager
Area manager available on call throughout the tour
Access to Loyalty Program and other exclusive benefits

Particulars

EVENT DATES

Any start date between May 15 and October 15
Custom trips also available and can start any day. Call or email for details.

TOTAL DAYS

10 days / 9 nights with 8 days of hiking

ARRIVE / DEPART

Bled / Kranjska Gora

ACTIVITY LEVEL

Moderate+ with the opportunity to challenge yourself. See daily distances & elevation gains in itinerary. Hiking average daily: 14 km (8.6 miles)

TERRAIN

Slovenia is moderately hilly and there is the opportunity to challenge yourself on longer routes.

COST

Land Cost:
US $3,650

Single Supplement:
US $920

Please note: Final itinerary is subject to revision; any changes made are done so in an attempt to provide the best possible trip given route conditions and available services. Due to the nature of our business and exchange rates, prices are subject to change. All prices quoted are U.S. dollars but we gladly accept payment in Canadian dollars also. If you have any questions before making your reservation, please contact us.

Getting There

Your trip starts in Bled. You can fly directly into Slovenia’s international airport, Joze Pucnik Airport, in Ljubljana and then take the train to Bled.


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Day 1

Bled

Arrive to Bled and stroll through this lakeside village. Take a boat out onto the lake and visit the Instagram-friendly Church of the Assumption sitting on its teardrop island. Meet your Area Manager at 4pm at your hotel. Stroll along lakeside paths and stop in at one of the popular cafés on the lake. For dinner, choose from our recommendations for the first of many superb meals.

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Day 2

Bled – Goreljek Pokljuka

Walk from Bled to Gorje to the Pokljuka Gorge, a nearly 2km long ravine with karst formations including natural stone bridges and wooden platforms that allow you to explore the gorge.  After crossing the Pokljuka Plateau arrive to the hamlet of Goreljek.
Hiking distance: 13.2 km; 750 m* or 20.2 km; 950 m.
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Day 3

Goreljek Pokljuka – Stara Fužina

Today’s hike is entirely within Triglav National Park and passes through lush pastures and the Goreljek peat bog, over the Spodnji Goreljek and descends to the villages of Gorjuše and Koprivnik. The viewpoint in Vodnik is the perfect place to admire the entire Upper Bohinj Valley, Lake Bohinj and the mountains above the lake. The trail passes many old Bohinj villages, where people are mostly active in tourism, cheese production and forestry. Every summer, St Martin’s Church in Srednja Vas v Bohinju hosts the Bohinj Summer Music Festival. The stage ends in Stara Fužina, which is well known for the nearby Mostnica Gorge, the Alpine Dairy Farming Museum, and is an access point to hike to Triglav and other peaks of the Julian Alps.

Hiking distance: 12.4 km; 135 m* or 23.4 km; 280 m.

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Day 4

Stara Fužina–Bohinjska Bistrica

From Stara Fuzina, the route follows the Lake Bohinj shoreline. The pastures of Bohinj are still used for animal grazing and cheese production; the Bohinj cow (cika) is the symbol of Bohinj and many local products are made under this label. You can take a car cable 1000 metres high to the Vogel Ski Centre, which is a winter/summer resort. The trail weaves through villages under the Bohinj and Tolmin mountains, across the diverse meadows of Dobrava, which offer a wonderful view of the Triglav mountains.

Hiking distance: 8.6 km; 165 m.

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Day 5

Most na Soci–Tolmin

Start the day with a short (35 min; 2.60€) train ride to Most Na Soci. Walk a scenic stretch along the Soča River on a riverside path to Tolmin, a charming village built on the terraces above the confluence of the rivers, Soča and Tolminka. Tolmin is an old town with a castle on the picturesque Kozlov Rob above the town and is popular for music festivals in the summer. The town itself has been known since WWI as the starting point of the famous Isonzo Front.

Hiking distance: 8.6 km; 165 m.

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Day 6

Tolmin–Kobarid

The trail from Tolmin to Kobarid is gentle and runs in the valley along the sunny side of the Soča River, through pleasant villages and past waterfalls to Kobarid. In good weather you may see hundred of paragliders flying above the alpine peaks. Between Kamen and the Church of St Lawrence walk through enchanting forests and along the paths that run among the ancient, moss-covered walls. The church was the last home of Simon Gregorčič, one of the most famous Slovenian poets. The Kobarid Museum displays exhibits on the events that occurred during World War I on the Isonzo Front.

Hiking distance: 16.8 km; 225 m.

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Day 7

Kobarid–Bovec

Walk through the gorge of Kobarid and Trnovo, along the most picturesque and wild part of the Soča River. This is a scenic section, and you’ll see lots of rafts and kayaks on the river between Trnovo and the Boka Waterfall. Above Boka, the valley extends to a wide basin and you will enjoy the views of the mighty peaks: Kanin, Rombon, Loške stene, Svinjak and Triglav at the end of the valley. Arrive to Bovec, a charming village with lots to see and do.

Hiking distance: 14.1 km; 345 m* or 21 km; 500 m.

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Day 8

Bovec–Log pod Mangartom (Tarvisio, IT)

Walk another picturesque section along a historic route past Ravelnik where you can visit an outdoor museum and Kluže Fortress, built above the 60-metres deep gorge of the Koritnica River. Further along, admire a gorge and waterfalls arriving to Log pod Mangartom, one of the most beautiful villages of the region, nestled below the peaks of Jerebica, Mangart, Jalovec and Loške stene. From this village, you will take a shuttle (30km; 30 min) to Tarvisio, Italy to stay in a luxurious lodge in the alpine village of Tarvisio, Italy.

Hiking distance: 11.2 km; 380 m.

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Day 9

Tarvisio (IT)–Kranjska Gora

From Tarvisio, follow the Julian trail to the Slovenian-Italian border at Rateče, and past the Podkoren ski resort where world cup slalom and giant slalom races take place in winter. Arrive to the resort town of Kranjska Gora, a fitting place to complete your trip. “I know of no greater beauty in Europe”, quipped Sir Humphry Davy, a renowned English scientist, on the beauties of the Sava Valley with its waterfalls and lakes. We think you’ll agree.

Hiking distance: 10.3 km; 110 m* or 20 km; 265 m.

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Day 10

Departure Day

Enjoy a last stroll in the village. Depart at your leisure after breakfast. If returning to Ljubljana, it takes 1h54 by bus which depart frequently.

*Please note that our shorter distance option requires a transfer.

Luxe

Hotel Astoria, Bled

This hotel, with its contemporary design and upscale furnishings, is in a class of its own. The wellness centre is superb with a jacuzzi, sauna and massage services available. Air-con, Wi-Fi.


Sport Hotel Pokljuka, Zgornje Gorje

Set in the forested Triglav National Park, this hotel caters to active guests. Amenities include a casual restaurant, 2 bars and a terrace, plus sports facilities, a gym, and saunas.


Hotel Bohinj, Ribcev Laz

This recently renovated hip hotel brings a new story to the local environment for those that enjoy the natural environment and creative ambience. The comfortable guest rooms, restaurant and wellness center are all superb.


Bohinj ECO Hotel & Wellness, Bohinj

This 4-star luxury hotel has contemporary guest room décor, warm bar/restaurant with a fireplace. Other amenities include a bowling alley and a bar, as well as a sauna, a steam room, and an indoor pool with mountain views.


Hotel Dvorec, Tolmin

This casual hotel was a former mansion and is ideally located just 3km from Tolmin Gorges and steps from the Tolminski Muzej, a local history museum.


Hotel Hvala & Restaurant Topli Val, Kobarid

This family-run casual 3-star hotel with en-suite bathrooms, and a restaurant with terrace. The bar is popular with guests.


Martinov Hram, Bovec

This pension is centrally located and with friendly owners. The rooms are spacious and the restaurant is the most popular in town.


Hotel II Cervo, Tarvisio

Surrounded by forest and verdant hills, this 4-star hotel have rooms with balconies and town or mountain views. Other amenities include a cozy, rustic restaurant, as well as a second dining room with mountain views and a terrace, plus a bar. There's also a spa, a hot tub, a sauna, and steam room, as well as an indoor pool.


Hotel Skipass, Kranjska Gora

Yes an unusal name but perhaps not for a hotel in a ski village. It is the most luxurious hotel in Kranska Gora with contemporary design and amenities you will enjoy.


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