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Slovenia 8 day Guided Walking Tour in the Slovenian Alps Level 3/5
Hiking the lonely trails in the heart of the Slovenian Alps
Exploring the amazing landscape of Triglav National Park
Enjoying the fantastic Bohinj & Bled lakes and the Soča River Valley
Spending the night in a Slovenian mountain hut in Triglav's breathtaking high country
Experiencing the authentic and diverse Slovenian cuisine
Eating in World’s Best Restaurant
Learning about wine production
Seeing the best of different Slovenian regions
Explore the heart of the Julian Alps on 8-day hiking adventure, feel the nature and taste traditional Slovenian food & wine in different regions. Enjoy the world-famous picturesque Lake Bled and amazing glacial Lake Bohinj. Experience breathtaking scenery of high mountain lakes and rugged limestone peaks on a 3-day hut-to-hut hike and discover the traditional ways of the shepherds.
Enjoy the stunning Soča River Valley, one of the most beautiful river valleys in the world and visit the historic town of Kobarid - blend of nature, history and delicious food. Leave the mountain trails of Triglav National Park and walk into the vineyards of Goriška Brda, taste some traditional local food and world class wine. After delicious culinary delights on the countryside, end the trip in the vibrant capital city of Ljubljana.
Grab your hiking poles and join us on these unforgettable hiking adventure!
An English speaking, professional local mountain guide throughout the trip
Ground transportation throughout Slovenia as per the itinerary
All accommodations in 3 -,4-star hotels/tourist farm (two people sharing a twin/double room), with private facilities (except the mountain huts - rooms for 4, 6 or 10 people which is dormitory style with shared facilities)
Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
Wine tasting in Goriška Brda
Entrance fee for WW1 Museum
Day 8 transfer to Ljubljana train station or a downtown hotel
International airfare and airport taxes
Meals not specified in the itinerary
Drinks and alcoholic beverages
Travel insurance, (highly recommended)
Optional gratuities to your guides
Activities: Hiking, Walking
Activity level: 3/5
Group Size: 4-16
Accommodation: Hotels/Tourist farm - 5 nights; Mountain hut - 2 nights
This is a small-group guided holiday. The group is usually 4 to 16 people, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, as a couple or as friends together.
Please request single accommodation early as there are a limited number of single rooms available. If you wish to share accommodation, we will assign you a room mate if one is available. Please be advised that single rooms are not available at the mountain hut.
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Arrival in Ljubljana
Arrive in Ljubljana, check into your room, walk along the river banks and admire bridges, explore the historical city centre and medieval old town, stunning architecture, the colorful marketplace. Visit Ljubljana Castle and treat yourself to beautiful views of the city from the castle’s ramparts or Outlook Tower. Afterwards there will be a welcome dinner with traditional Slovenian food. Meals included: Dinner. Accommodation in Ljubljana
Lake Bled, Vintgar gorge, Bohinj lake | Approx.1.5 hours 4km (2.5 mi)
After breakfast a short transfer will take you to the world-famous Lake Bled, a picture postcard lake with island church and a fairy-tale medieval castle built on a precipice overlooking the lake. A good start will be a hike through the spectacular Bled Vintgar Gorge - a narrow canyon. After lunch, we will take a short walk on a hill that has the most beautiful view in the world. Be sure to try a local specialty, Bled custard-cream cake. Next, we continue to glacial Lake Bohinj, a peaceful alpine valley, located in the heart of the Triglav National Park. Meals included: Breakfast, dinner. Accommodation in Pokljuka or Bohinj
Hiking in the Julian Alps | Approx. 5 hours 8 kms (5 mi)
After breakfast, we start our 3-day HUT to HUT hiking adventure in the heart of Triglav National Park. We pass shepherds’ cottages and walk through the green meadows of the charming Alpine pastures. We continue on mountain ridges that offer one of the most spectacular and breathtaking views in the Slovenian Alps. We spend the night in a picturesque mountain hut with a view of the surrounding peaks and watch the sunset! Meals included: Breakfast, dinner. Accommodation in Mountain hut
Hiking in the Valley of the 7 Triglav lakes | Approx. 6 hours 7,5 km (4,5 mi)
We begin a truly unique day by descending into the Valley of the Seven Triglav Lakes and enjoying a rising and falling traverse through rocky terrain. The majestic mountain trail takes us through breath-taking scenery of mountain lakes and offers spectacular views. We follow the scenic trail towards the valley and enter into mountain lovers’ paradise - one of the most beautiful high-altitude alpine valleys in Europe. The magnificent vistas and beautiful mountains will help you see why Triglav National Park is also called the 'Kingdom of the Golden Horn' and is a source of pride to all Slovenians. We spend the night in a comfortable mountain hut, next to one of the beautiful lakes. Accommodation in Mountain hut. Meals included: Breakfast, dinner
Hiking in the Julian Alps swim in lake Bohinj | Approx. 5 hours : 6,6 km (4 mi)
We slowly leave the highest peaks behind and enter the land of the Alpine pastures. On the walk back, enjoy magnificent views over the Bohinj area. We pass by some typical shepherd huts where they carry on a traditional way of life and we taste traditional Slovenian delights in one of the huts.
We continue to the stunning Lake Bohinj, and take time for a swim in the crystal-clear lake. This spectacular hiking adventure will end with a tasty Slovenian dinner. Meals included: Breakfast, dinner Accommodation in Kranjska Gora
Hiking Vrsic pass & explore Soca river valley | Approx. 3 hours 6 km (4 mi)
After an early breakfast we continue on a scenic mountain road to Vršič pass (1625m). From the plateau on the pass we hike to Sleme, where you will be amazed by all the beauty and breath-taking views of majestic mountains. After lunch in one of the mountain huts we continue our way down into one of the most beautiful and unique unspoilt river valleys in the world - Soča River Valley where we explore the historic town of Kobarid – a blend of history, nature and delicious food.
In the evening it is time for a gastronomic experience, dinner prepared by one of most innovative chefs, Ana Roš, at her restaurant Hiša Franko (Star of Netflix’s Chef’s Table – Season 2) and World's Best Female Chef for 2017 by The World's 50 Best Restaurants organisation and among 50 World’s Best Restaurants for 2017. Meals included: Breakfast, dinner. Accommodation in Kobarid
Kozjak waterfalls and vineyards of Goriska Brda | Approx. 1 hour 3,5 km (2 mi)
We start the day with a pleasant stroll near the Soča River where the path takes us to the lovely hidden Kozjak waterfalls with its beautiful pool. Before lunch you will also have time to visit the World War 1 Museum.
After lunch we continue along a picturesque route to the Slovenia's winegrowing region of Goriška Brda to enjoy a Mediterranean landscape and magnificent views. It is a land of gently rolling hills, covered with orchards and vineyards and dotted with small villages.
Farewell dinner will be served in the family run tourist farm with breathtaking views of the rolling hills of the Goriška Brda region. Each dish will be enhanced by a selection of our host’s wine. Together we will raise a toast to a great adventure in Slovenia. Meals included: Breakfast, dinner. Accommodation in Goriška Brda
After breakfast, you will be transferred to Ljubljana for your next adventure. Meals included: Breakfast
Notes on Itinerary Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedule listed above, this itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control.
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