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HIKING AND CULINARY ADVENTURE IN SLOVENIA

 

PICTURE YOURSELF:

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 nights in a Slovenian mountain huts in Triglav's breathtaking high country
Experiencing the authentic and diverse Slovenian cuisine
Eating in the World's Best Restaurant - Hiša Franko with 3 Michelin stars
Learning about wine production
Seeing the best of different Slovenian regions

 Hiking in Slovenia

 

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 - a 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 in the countryside, end the trip in the vibrant capital city of Ljubljana.

Grab your hiking poles and join us on this unforgettable hiking and culinary adventure in Slovenia!

HOLIDAY ITINERARY:

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN LJUBLJANA

Arrive in Ljubljana, check into your room. Walk along the river banks and admire bridges, explore the historical city center and medieval old town, admire the stunning architecture, and walk around 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
Accomodation in Ljubljana

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DAY 2 - LAKE BLED, VINTGAR GORGE, LAKE BOHINJ

After breakfast, a short transfer will take us to the world-famous Lake Bled, a picture-postcard lake with an 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.

Hours of walking in Bled Vintgar Gorge: approx. 1,5 hours
Walking: 4 km (approx. 2,5 miles)

Starting point for hiking 480 m (1574 feet)
Highest point: 691 m (2267 feet)
Elevation gain: 211 m (692 feet)
Hiking around 40 minutes

Meals included: Breakfast, dinner
Accomodation on Pokljuka or Bohinj

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DAY 3 – HIKING IN THE JULIAN ALPS

After breakfast, we will start our 3-day HUT to HUT hiking adventure in the heart of Triglav National Park. We will pass shepherds’ cottages and walk through the green meadows of the charming Alpine pastures. We will continue on rocky terrain to mountain ridges that offer one of the most spectacular and breath-taking views in the Slovenian Alps. We will spend the night in a picturesque mountain hut with a view of the surrounding peaks and watch the sunset!

Hours of walking: approx. 6 hours
Hiking: 10 km (approx. 6 miles)
Staring point: 1340 m (4397 feet)
Highest point: 2151 m (7057 feet)
Elevaition gain: 811 m (2660 feet)
Elevaition gain on the hiking: 1100 m (3609 feet)

Meals included: Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation in Mountain hut

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DAY 4 – HIKING IN THE VALLEY OF THE 7 TRIGLAV LAKES

We will 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 will take us through breath-taking scenery of mountain lakes and offer spectacular views. We will follow the scenic trail towards the valley and enter into a 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. You will spend the night in a comfortable mountain hut, just next to one of the beautiful lakes.

Hours of walking: approx. 6 hours
Hiking: 7,5 km (approx. 4,6 miles)
Starting point: 2151 m (7057 feet)
Highest point: 2388 m (7834 feet)
Mountain hut for overnight on 1685 m (5528 feet)

Meals included: Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation in Mountain hut

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Day4 Julian Alps the view

DAY 5 - HIKING IN THE JULIAN ALPS, SWIM IN LAKE JASNA

We will slowly leave the rocky terrain and highest peaks behind and enter the land of the Alpine pastures. On the walk back, you will enjoy magnificent views over the Bohinj area. We will pass by some typical shepherd huts where they carry on a traditional way of life and taste traditional Slovenian delights in one of the huts. We will continue on to the stunning Lake Jasna, where we will take time for a swim in the crystal-clear lake. This spectacular hiking adventure will end with tasty a Slovenian dinner.

Hours of walking: approx. 5 hours
Hiking: 6,6 km (approx. 4 miles)
Starting point: 1685 m (5528 feet)
End of hiking on 1147 m (3763 feet)

Meals included: Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation in Kranjska Gora

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DAY 6 – HIKING VRŠIČ PASS & EXPLORE SOČA RIVER VALLEY

After an early breakfast, we will continue on the scenic mountain road to Vršič pass (1625m). From the plateau on the pass, we will hike on rocky terrain to Sleme, where you will feel all the beauty and breath-taking views of majestic mountains. After lunch in one of the mountain huts we will continue our drive down into one of the most beautiful and one of the few unspoiled river valleys in the world- Soča River Valley, where you will explore the historic town of Kobarid - a blend of history, nature, and delicious food.

On the evening it will be time for a gastronomic experience, a slow food dinner prepared by one of the most innovative chefs, Ana Ros, at her restaurant  Hiša Franko with 3 Michelin stars (Star of Netflix’s Chef’s Table – Season 2) and World's Best Female Chef  for 2017 by the World's 50 Best Restaurants organization and 21 Best Restaurant in the World for 2021.

Hours of walking: approx. 3 hours
Hiking: 6 km (approx. 4 miles)
Starting point: 1611 m (5285 feet)
Highest point: 1911 m (6270 feet)
Elevation gain: 300 m (984 feet)
Elevation gain on the hiking: 350 m (1148 feet)

Meals included: Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation in Kobarid or Bovec

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DAY 7 - KOZJAK WATERFALLS AND VINEYARDS OF GORIŠKA BRDA

We will start the day with a pleasant stroll near the Soča River and the path will take us to the lovely hidden Kozjak Waterfalls with its beautiful pool. Before lunch, you will have time to visit the World War I Museum and learn about the history of the area.

After lunch, we will continue along a picturesque route to Slovenia's winegrowing region of Goriška Brda to enjoy the Mediterranean landscape and magnificent views. It is a land of gently rolling hills, covered with orchards and vineyards, and dotted with small villages. You will have time to swim in the pool or just relax with a glass of wine and enjoy.

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 hiking adventure in Slovenia.

Hours of walking: approx. 2 hours
Hiking: 3,5 km (approx. 2 miles)

Meals included: Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation in Goriška Brda

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DAY 8 - GOODBYE SLOVENIA

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.

Trip dates:

2024

20 - 27 July (full)

3 - 10 August (full)

31 August - 7 September (1 spot left)

14 September - 21 September (6 spots left)

2025

19 - 26 July

2 - 9 August

6 - 13 September

 

Price: 3.050 EUR per person based on double occupancy
Single supplement: 290 EUR

Activities: Hiking
Activity level: 4/5
Group Size: 4-16
Guide ration: 1 guide per 8 guests
Accommodations: Hotels/Tourist farm - 5 nights; Mountain hut - 2 nights

Activity level: This trip is rated activity level 4. You should be in a reasonable shape, a hiker who is comfortable hiking 5-10 miles per day on uneven, rocky terrain. On hut-to-hut hiking expect to walk 5-7 hours per day.

Guided Group
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.

Price includes:

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 farms (two people sharing a twin/double room), with private facilities (except the mountain huts - rooms for 4, 6 or 10 people in a 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 the Ljubljana train station or a downtown hotel
Tourist tax

Not included:

International airfare and airport taxes
Meals not specified in the itinerary
Drinks and alcoholic beverages
Travel insurance (highly recommended)
Optional gratuities for your guides
Personal expenses

Additional Information about the tour:
If you request single accommodations, you will be asked to pay the full single supplement fee. There are a limited number of single rooms available to request. If you wish to share accommodations, we will assign you a roommate if one is available. Please be advised that there are a limited number of single rooms available, and single rooms are not available at the mountain huts.

 

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