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8 days / 7 nights
Period of Operation : June to September
Slovenia (Ljubljana)
Min Participants : 2
Max Participants : 7
Tour Description

The Slovenia hiking tour is ideal for everyone who loves nature’s easy and pleasant walks. We will enjoy the beautiful Slovenian landscape, tackling trails of low technical difficulty and avoid steep ascents or rugged descents. Join this tour to visit some stunning viewpoints of the Julian Alps, walk by the beautiful lakes and along turquoise rivers, marvel the high limestone peaks, get to know the mysterious underworld of Karst and have a relaxed sunset walk on Adriatic coast. We will stay a couple of nights in our vibrant capital city of Ljubljana, enchanting alpine town of Bled, Slovenia’s outdoor adventure centre, Bovec and a night in our coastal jewel, Piran. Throughout the tour we will discover Slovenia’s natural treasures, get to know the local culture and people, learn about their way of life and taste delicious Slovenian food in authentic surroundings. There will also be enough time for some easy afternoon walks on your own, relaxed private dinners or (window) shopping in the centre of Ljubljana.

If you love impressive mountains, lakes and rivers this is the ideal hiking holiday for you! Slovenia is waiting to reveal its beauties!

Tour highlights:

  • Visit the lively capital city of Ljubljana
  • Walk the beautiful trails near lakes Bohinj & Bled
  • Enjoy the fantastic views on the highest limestone peaks of the Julian Alps
  • Walk along the emerald Soca river and freshen up in its pools and waterfall
  • Explore Velika Planina, one of Europe’s biggest mountain pastures
  • Be amazed by the underground canyon of Skocjan caves and enjoy the sunset on Adriatic coast
  • Experience the authentic and diverse Slovenian cuisine, since we will try some delicious Slovenian food, typical Alpine dishes and the meals of the wine region. 

Level of difficulty

Easy, suitable for everyone with basic physical and mental condition that can hike for up to 4-5 hours per day.

Itinerary

Day 1Welcome to Slovenia, Ljubljana

Travellers from around the world reach on that first day, the city of Ljubljana. Free time to explore the old town centre and its lively streets. In the afternoon, the group will meet the guide over a welcome drink, discuss the details of the tour and get to know each other. Overnight in Ljubljana, where you will dream about your upcoming and amazing Slovenia hiking tour!

Day 2Velika Planina and Ljubljana

We start the adventure in Kamnik-Savinja Alps just north from Ljubljana. We will visit one of Slovenia’s most charming alpine pastures, Velika Planina (= The Big Meadow). You will be amazed by the fascinating landscape and surprised by the interesting alpine architecture. We will also learn about the culture of the local shepherds by visiting one of the oldest huts in the area. After the walk we treat ourselves to a delicious home-cooked lunch in a very special place. Overnight in Ljubljana.
Hike: 12 km / elevation gain +350m, -350m / approx. 4 hours

Day 3Bohinj and Bled

Today we will continue to the foothills of the Julian Alps and first explore Lake Bohinj area, just over an hour drive from our hotel in Ljubljana. We will explore typical villages, crystal clear streams and deep gorges, walk along the gorgeous Lake Bohinj and enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery. After a nice local lunch we transfer 30 minutes to Lake Bled, walk up to a stunning viewpoint or just relax on the lakeside and have an unforgettable swim in the lake! Overnight in Bled.
Hike: 14 km / elevation gain +200 m, -200 m/ approx. 4 hours

Day 4Pokljuka Plateau

We will set off for the Triglav National Park, where we will begin our journey through the dense and magical spruce forest of Pokljuka. The path will take us to several viewpoints where we will enjoy impressive views of the highest mountains of Slovenia and the Bohinj Valley. We will try the products of the local shepherds and have lunch in a typical mountain hut. In the evening you will have time to enjoy lake Bled and its surroundings. Overnight in Bled.
Hike: 10 km / elevation gain +700 m, -700 m/ approx. 5 hours

Day 5Pericnik Waterfalls, Vrsic Mountain pass and the Russian Road

We will start the day by visiting the impressive Pericnik Waterfall in the Vrata Valley. Walk underneath this stunning waterfall and freshen up underneath its cold water curtain. We will move on to reach the heart of the Julian Alps and the mountain pass Vrsic. We will explore this stunning area and walk along the fascinating road built by the Russian prisoners during the First World War. Spectacular mountain landscape and another tasty lunch in a fabulous hut! Overnight in Bovec.
Hike: 10 km / elevation gain +400 m, -400m / approx. 4 hours

Day 6Soca Valley, WWI and the hidden swimming spots

The day will be spent in the western side of the Triglav National Park in the beautiful Soca Valley. We will discover its hidden spots, swim in spectacular pools and walk along the fascinating Soca river, also known as emerald river for its intense turquoise colour. We will learn about the history and WWI influence on the whole area. Overnight in Bovec.
Hike: 12 km / elevation gain +250 m, -250m / approx. 4 hours

Day 7Skocjan caves, Vineyards, Piran

Time to visit the Karst and the Coast. We will go underground and walk through the stunning canyon of Skocjan Caves, a Unesco heritage. Explore the vineyards of Karst and taste the excellent local food and wine. In the afternoon, continue to the coast to visit the most picturesque coastal town of Piran, get lost among its narrow streets and squares and enjoy the evening on the Adriatic sea. Overnight in Piran.
Hike: 7 km / elevation gain +150m, -150m / approx. 3 hours Driving time: approx. 3 hours

Day 8Departure day

Breakfast and end of services.

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Pricing

Price is based on two people sharing, ask us about our fixed departure dates. Private tours also available.

Price Includes

  • 7 nights on 3* accommodations on BB
  • Ljubljana welcome drink
  • English speaking guide throughout the trip
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (B=Breakfast and L=Lunch)
  • All internal transfers (including fuels and tolls)
  • Wine tasting
  • Skocjan Caves entrance fee

Price Excludes

  • Anything not mentioned above
  • Drinks during meals
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal insurance
  • Flights to/from Slovenia and transfers to Ljubljana and from Piran

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