The Julian Alps

An 8- day walking tour
Walking tour
Walking Tours
Difficulty level 4
Individual tour
Self guided tour
code: SLO01W
Slovenia

Prices

from 690€

Julian Alps Peaks Walk

Bled–Pokljuka-Planika Hut-Trigla Vskih Jezerih-Komna Hut-Bohinj

Walking in the Julian Alps along its mountain ridges gives unimaginable sceneries and unexpected emotions. You are surrounded by mighty peaks and have gorgeous panoramas on Mount Triglav, with its 2860m the highest mountain in Slovenia. The Julian Alps stretch from Northeast Italy to Slovenia and a big part makes part of the Triglav national park. The tour starts in Bled a small town on the shores of the eponymous lake. From the 12th century castle, you have a beautiful view of the lake with the only island of Slovenia. The next couple of days you walk in the mountains of the Julian Alps sleeping in mountain huts. Another highlight is lake Bohinj in Triglav Park. It is the biggest lake in Slovenia and it has a stunning backdrop of mountains. It is possible to swim in the lake but it is for the brave among us because the water is quite chilly.

Lake Bled

A real attraction of this tour is the Savica waterfall of 78m high. On the last day, we advise you to visit the Vintgar gorge that is a 1,6 km deep gorge with wooden bridges and waterfalls. Of course, it is not only a tour full of nature. Slovenia has also excellent food and wines. Enjoy fresh fish from the lakes, cheeses, sausages, and the kremšnita, the tasty cream cake from Bled.

Julian Alps

The daily program of the 8-day tour

Bled is a popular town on the shore of a beautiful glacial lake with a combination of natural wonders and unique culture and history. Take a stroll around the lake and visit its unique island church and medieval castle perched high upon a towering precipice.

Overnight with breakfast in Bled

Accommodation in **** stars hotel

A short morning car transfer brings you to the starting point, on top of Pokljuka high plateau (1280 m) – the starting point of many hiking trails in the Julian Alps. The warming-up hike will lead you over mountain pastures and through dense fir forests up to Lipanska Hut. A typical hikers’ lunch can be taken there. The afternoon walk will bring you along a panoramic route (excellent views of Karawanke range, Pokljuka plateau, Krma valley, and Bohinj Mountains) to the biathlon centre of Pokljuka.

Overnight with breakfast in Pokljuka

Accommodation: *** stars hotel

Distance: 14 km,

Ascent & Descent: +710 m – 620m

Walking time: 6 hrs

After breakfast – off it goes to the heart of Triglav National Park and the Julian Alps. The trail slowly ascends to Vodnikov Dom hut, where lunch and rest can be taken. The daily destination is Planika hut, right underneath Mt. Triglav – the highest Slovene mountain (2864 m). Planika hut is an ideal starting point for a climb to Mt. Triglav, however, additional nights need to be booked there to accomplish this extra climb (the climb is partly a “via ferrata”, some alpine experience and a helmet are recommended).

Important: Today your main luggage gets collected at Pokljuka hotel and is safely stored in Helia’s head office in Bled until you reach Bohinj at the end of the walk on day 6. You will not have access to it until then so make sure you have everything you need in your backpack)

Overnight with breakfast in mountain hut accommodation.

Distance: 12 km

Ascent & descent: +1170 m – 160m

Walking time: 7 hrs

After a hearty breakfast, you will start your walk across the Hribarice pass (2358m) in the direction of the Koča pri Triglavskih Jezerih hut. On your way to the hut, you can stop and admire the beauty of one the Triglav Park’s seven lakes, Zeleno Jezero (Green Lake), whose name is derived from the high algae content painting the lake a gorgeous lush green. As you continue on you will enjoy the beautiful view into the rest of the Dolina Triglavskih Jezer (The Valley of the Triglav Lakes).

Overnight with breakfast in Mountain Hut accommodation

Distance: 11 km

Ascent & descent: +300 m – 1100m

Walking time: 6 hrs

Walking in the western direction you will reach Black Lake – the lowest-lying lake in the Triglav Lakes Valley. It is named for its location in a basin in the middle of the forest, which stretches right to the edge of the Komarča rock face. It is the warmest of the Triglav Lakes. Ending your day at Komna hut you will also enjoy a great view of Bohinj Lake.

Overnight with breakfast in Mountain Hut accommodation

Distance: 8 km,

Ascent & descent: +230 m – 410m

Walking time: 4-5 hrs

After breakfast, a relaxing descend down an old military road brings you to Savica Waterfall, which is one of the most famous and popular waterfalls in Slovenia. An alpine Karst spring flows to the top of the waterfall and then cascades 78 metres and subsequently feeds the mighty Lake Bohinj walk along the northern shore of Bohinj Lake will bring you to Ribcev Laz village where where you can warm your blood with delicious home-made honey brandy and schnapps in the local bars. In summer months one can enjoy a swim in crystal clear water of Bohinj Lake. Alternatively, one can ascend Mt. Vogel with a cabin cable car. From the top (1532 m) you’ll be able to enjoy a perfect panoramic view of the Julian Alps and the area you walked in previous days.

Overnight with breakfast in Ribĉev Laz / Bohinj Valley (*** stars hotel)

Distance: 15 km,

Ascent & descent: +60 m – 1050m

Walking time: 5-6 hrs

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Lake Bled, a place that attracts visitors with its combination of natural wonders and unique culture and history. The surrounding region offers plenty of excellent hiking opportunities, including a walk to the stunning Vintgar Gorge. There is a 1600-metre long walk on a wooden walkway, which leads through the scenic gorge along the Radovna River to the Sum Waterfall. Heading east, following well-marked signs from Bled, you have about 1 km to the Church of St. Catherine. From here it’s about 4 kms back to Bled Lake. If you prefer a nice leisurely stroll on your final day, a hike around the lake takes about 1 hour. You can reach the famous island church on the lake by a special boat called “Pletna”, or visit Bled Castle and its museum inside. The museum hosts an interesting exhibition on the history of the castle. Your final night will be spent in a nice hotel overlooking the lake.

Overnight with breakfast in Bled (**** stars hotel)

The tour ends with a hearty breakfast, after which you are free to do as you please

Impressions

Self guided tour
Difficulty level 4
The Julian Alps
An 8- day walking tour

Bled–Pokljuka-Planika Hut-Trigla Vskih Jezerih-Komna Hut-Bohinj

Code | SLO01W
LEVEL 4

Difficult Tour that is only suitable for fit and experienced walkers. Significant differences in level. It requires basic experience of walking in high mountains, along narrow paths/trails and a short section of ferrata type track. Not suitable for children under 15 years

Daily distances between 8 km / 5 mi and 15 km /9,3 mi

Total km: 55 km / 34 miles

 
DEPARTURES:

Daily from 10 July till 18 September (last starting date)

 
PARTICIPANTS:

2 or more people.

 
START / FINISH:

Bled / Bled

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