EUR 985.00

Slovenia - Walking holiday in the Julian Alps

This is a walking holiday for the leisurely person who appreciates good hotels and casual walking in beautiful surroundings. The hiking is easy along good trails in the Triglav National Park in the northwestern corner of Slovenia on the border to Austria and Italy. This is the Julian Alps, named after the Roman statesman and dictator Julius Caesar.

Here is everything your heart desires: Green lush valleys, dramatic gorges, rugged mountains, panoramic views and beautiful glacial lakes surrounded by wooded slopes.

You will be staying at three different well-chosen family-run hotels in the popular towns Kranjska Gora, Bled and Bohinj. Your luggage is transported from hotel to hotel, and you walk only with a daypack.

Highlights on this tour

  • Easy hiking in Slovenia's only national park: Triglav 
  • The beautiful Julian Alps on the border of Austria and Italy 
  • Alpine scenery with small villages, green valleys, cold glacial lakes and rugged mountain peaks 
  • Hiking through the impressive Vintgar gorge
  • The Russian Chapel, charming churches and the medieval Bled Castle
  • Good 3 and 4-star hotels 
  • Well-chosen routes with beautiful views 
  • Luggage transport between hotels 
  • Start any day of the week

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Day 1 Arrival in Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora is a famous ski resort and the starting point for the next few hiking days. During winter a Slalom World Cup section is held here. During that time the city vibratres with life and colour. Your first night is spend on the base of the Julian Alps.

Hotel (example): Hotel Miklic***

Day 2 Kranjska Gora - Jasna Valley - Kranjska Gora

The hike of the week will take you down to Jasna valley. As you walk by the lake you can enjoy the beautiful mountian reflections on  the glacial lakes that surround you. You will meet the eroded limestone mountains - Prisank (2,547m /8,356ft.) and Razor (2,601m/ 8,533ft.), which were shaped by glaciers and rivers that decend the mountian every winter. Arround lunch you arrive to the Krnica hut. Take a break and enjoy a meal, before moving back.

On your way back you can visit the a Russian chapel, build in memory to the Russian prisoners of World War I that died during the construction of the military road over the Vrsic Pass. You'll return to Kranjska Gora for the night.

Walking: approx. 5 hours
Distance: ca. 17km
+460 / -460
Hotel (example): Hotel Miklic***

Day 3 Podkoren - Three-country border point - Kranjska Gora

After a 10 min. transfer, today's walk takes you to a breathtaking view point from the top of Mount Pec (1.508m/ 4,947ft.), where the borders between Slovenia, Italy and Austria meet. From here you get a panoramic view across the Julian and Carnic Alps with the high mountain range Hohe Tauern, the highest alpine area in Austria, as a picturesque backdrop. The descent goes through the green valley past Slovenia's longest river source, the Sava river. You'll then return to Kranjska Gora where you will stay one more night.

Walking: approx. 6 hours
Distance: ca. 18km
+520 / -730
Hotel (example): Hotel Miklic***

Day 4 Radovna valley - Vintgar gorge – Lake Bled

A transfer will take you through the lush green Radovna valley, a pristine wilderness area between Pokljuka and Mezaklas highlands to the amazing Vintgar gorge, where your hike strats. The river has carved itself through the rock and created a gorge barely two kilometers long and 150 deep. The path winds through the bottom of the gorge, along the wooden walkway. You will carry on to the world famous Lake Bled via the viewpoint at Katarina Church. Your hotel is located in the western part of the town overlooking the lake.

Walking: approx. 4 hours
Distance: 14km
+210 / -320
Hotel (example): Hotel Triglav****

Day 5 Bled - Bohinjska Bela – Lake Bled - Bled

You are now in Bled, a spectacular city on the banks of the glacial lake of the same name. In the lake is Slovenia's only island with the charming St. Mary's Church, to which pilgrims have travelled. A long time ago it was the place where the slavs worshiped the goddess of love and fertility. According to local tradition a newly married groom must carry his bride the 99 steps up to the church and the bride must stay silent all the way.

Today you can take a leisurely stroll around Bled and its beautiful surroundings. On a rock high above Bled you will find the medieval Bled Castle. A short panoramic walk can be taken to the quiet villages of Kupljenik and Bela. The best views of the lake are taken from the castle and Karawanke mountain range. You should also go up the Osojnica hill.

End the day with the local specialty, the cream cake "kremšnita" - in one of the lovely cafes around the lakeshore.

Walking: approx. 4½ hours
Distance: ca. 15km
+520 / -520
Hotel (example): Hotel Triglav****

Day 6 Pokljuka - Uskovnica saddle – Lake Bohinj

The day starts with a transfer up to the Pokljuka plateau, from where you start your hike across the green pastures and rustic farms. You will have a unique view into the Bohinj valley. On the way down you can stop at the small historic village Studor, where you can visit the local historical museum Oplen House and see how people lived here 150 years ago. Today's final destination is Lake Bohinj, a true gem in the heart of the Triglav National Park.

Walking: approx. 4 hours
Distance: 14km
+30 / -830

Hotel (example): Hotel Kristal****

Day 7 Around Lake Bohinj

Spend the day strolling around this wonderful alpine lake dominated by impressive views of the Julian Alps. During hot weather it is possible to swim in the crystal clear water. At the western end of the lake you will find a short path up to Savica waterfall which is the main source of water for the lake.

Take the cable car up the Vogel Mountain to 1,532meters above sea level (5,026ft.) for a spectacular view of Mount Triglav, which is the highest peak in the Julian Alps (2,864m/ 9,396ft.). You can take a small detour into Mostnica gorge and the green Voje valley.

For dinner you should try the delicious Bohinj trout and enjoy you last evening in one of the cozy village pubs and taste the local homemade honey brandy.

Walking: approx. 6 hours
Distance: 21km
+330 / -330
Hotel (example): Hotel Kristal****

Day 8 Departure or Extension

This tour is now over. During the morning you check out from the hotel. It is possible to book extra nights after the tour if you prefer.

Price includes

Not included
  • Transportation to and from the destination
  • Local tax (if due)
  • Handling fee (EUR 20)
EUR 1,115.00

Practical info

General information

The price is based upon two people sharing. It is also possible travel alone in a single room. Simply choose "1 person" in the booking form and it will automatically add the single room surcharge.

On this tour you will be on your own supplied with maps, route descriptions and luggage transfers. That means that your time is your own and you have plenty of time to enjoy the stages in your own pace.

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  1. Choose your desired start date
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  3. Select number of people, add any optional extras and see the price at the bottom of the page (you don't have to fill in anything on the form).

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The process of your booking
When you book, we will start booking hotels and arranging all the practical details of the trip. This process typically takes 2-5 working days, but some bookings may take longer. If you are arranging your own transport, we recommend that you wait until we have confirmed your booking before arranging this.

If you can select the date in the tour calendar at the top of this page, this is a possible start date. We continually update the tours with sold-out dates, after which those dates will turn red and cannot be selected.

How to get there

The flights to/from Ljubljana (closest airport are not included in the price. You can easily find a suitable flight via a flight booking engine such as Momondo or Skyscanner.

Notice: we recommend that you book with us and wait for the confirmation before you book your flights.

It works like this:

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If you prefer that we handle your flight, then we would be happy to arrange this for you. You simply book a quote below the map on this page and we will return with a quote as soon as possible (usually within 48 working hours). Please note that we add a handling fee of 45 euro to each flight and this means that the flight will be cheaper if you book it yourself.

Local transportation
We can arrange transfers from Ljubljana to the first town Kranjska Gora  and back to Ljubljana from Lake Bohinj. The trip each way takes about 1 hour. Transfers can be selected on the bookingform.

You can also go by local buses and / or trains. It takes approximately 3 hours.

The cable car on day 7 costs € 14 return for an adult. Remember to ask for any discounts for children, students and seniors.

If you drive to Slovenia then you can park your car at the first hotel. On the booking form you can add a transfer from the last hotel to the first hotel.


You will be staying in only three different hotels and therefore do not need to pack and unpack every day, as you will only change hotels twice. You have three nights in Kranjska Gora , 2 nights at Lake Bled and 2 nights at Lake Bohinj. All accommodation are well-chosen 3- and 4-star hotels of good standard.

In the itinerary you can see some examples of the hotels we use on this tour. Notice that the hotels are examples and you may end up staying in different hotels. It depends on availability when you book the tour.

Food & Drink

Breakfast is included in all the hotels.

Lunch can be arranged in several different ways. You can ask your hotel to prepare a lunch package for you, you can buy your own little picnic at a local convenience store or you can have lunch at one of the small restaurants on your route.
In Kranjska Gora you will find several restaurants and at Lake Bled and Bohinj there are many restaurants to choose from.

Route & Difficulty

The daily walking tours as described in the itinerary is level 2. This tour is categorized as light hiking along good paths and trails. Only on day 3, the ascent is more than 600 meters/1,968 ft. The other days only 200-300 meters (656-1,312 ft.). As you are walking individually without a guide, it is possible to make your own desicions on how much you wish to walk from day to day. Luggage will be transported, and you only walk with a light daypack.

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Routes and elevation profile

Here you can get an overview of the entire route and the elevation profile for each day. The data shows the data from the GPX-files related to the tour. Notice that the routes are sometimes updated, which means that there might be small variations.

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Blue routes: The route as normal
Red routes: Variations/options (such as shortened or extended routes)

Tour documentation

You will recieve the following documentation

Upon booking
You recieve practical information about the tour in a digital format

One month before arrival
You recieve your hotel list and your voucher (hotel list is often supplied upon booking)

Upon arrival
You recieve the welcome package which contains the printed version of the road book, luggage tags, local specific vouchers and if you have rented bikes then they will also be delivered and fitted at the first hotel.


It can be hard to plan your trip according to the weather, and in the mountains there may be many weather changes throughout the day. The image below shows the statistics for the weather around the year in lake Bled, as shown on www.yr.no.

Climate in Slovenia

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