Walking in the Julian Alps

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-20446
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Starts Bohinj Lake, Slovakia
  • Ends Bled, Slovenia
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Experience breathtaking scenery of high mountain lakes and rugged limestone peaks
  • Option to ascend Mt Triglav – the highest peak in the Julian Alps
  • Stay in charming mountain hotels and rustic mountain huts
  • Visit the picturesque town of Bled
The tour "Walking In The Julian Alps" starts from Bohinj Lake and ends in Bled. This is a walking trip that takes 7 days taking you through Bohinj Lake, Planika Hut, Bohinj Lake, Bovec and 3 other destinations in Slovenia and Slovakia. This is a self-guided private tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

A superb walk through the Julian Alps of Slovenia with an option to ascend Mt Triglav, Slovenia's highest mountain. In the north western corner of Slovenia, close to Austria and Italy, are the limestone mountains known as the Julian Alps. The range was the stage of bitter fighting during WWI (with relics on the trails to prove it) and Hemingway wrote his book, 'Farewell to Arms', while based in these mountains. More recently they have become famous for the exciting trekking and climbing opportunities in what is some of the finest mountain scenery in Europe. Characterised by high mountain lakes, peaceful alpine valleys and rugged limestone peaks, the Julian Alps retain their distinctive identity and originality. The walk ascends thematic paths and passes by beautiful turquoise lakes to complete a memorable journey. An option to ascend Mt Triglav (2864m), Slovenia's highest mountain is available. There is plenty of time after the walk to soak up the beauty and history of the fairytale town of Bled nestled at the base of the Julian peaks. This is an exhilarating adventure which will appeal to alpine enthusiasts.
  • Day 1 : Arrive Bohinj Lake
  • Day 2 : Moderate hike to Planika hut (7-8hrs)
  • Day 3 : Optional Mt Triglav ascent, Triglav Lakes Valley walk (5-6hrs hike)
  • Day 4 : Hut to hut walk through the Julian Alps (8-9hrs)
  • Day 5 : Trek to Bovec, afternoon free to relax or white water rafting option (2-3hrs)
  • Day 6 : By bus to Bled, remainder of the day free for sightseeing
  • Day 7 : In Bled, trip concludes
  • 3 nights in small family run hotels / an apartment with private facilities on a twinshare basis, 3 nights in mountain hut on multishare basis
  • 6 breakfasts and 3 dinners (in the mountain huts)- continental breakfasts are served and usually consist of breads, jams, coffee and tea
  • Public bus from Bovec to Bled on day 6 (or a private transfer can be arranged on request - supplement applies)
  • Welcome meeting on day 1 (approx 6pm)
  • Luggage transfer from Bohinj to Bovec (where you stay on Day 5) - ie your main luggage is stored. You will need to carry your gear from day 2 to day 5 as there is no luggage transfer between mountain huts
  • Information pack (per room booked) with route instructions and detailed itinerary, maps with marked routes
  • Digital documents - navigational app with GPS files (smartphone required)
  • Emergency contact number and 24/7 support
  • Tourist tax & VAT
  • Travel to and your home country to the start and end point of the trip
  • Lunch daily (allow eur10-15 per meal), dinner when staying in the towns, all beverages
  • Sleeping sheet (required for the mountain huts). You can either bring your own or buy single-use sheets at the huts(allow 3-4eur pp). Blankets are provided free of charge at the huts
  • Items of a personal nature including beverages, laundry, phone calls etc
  • Travel insurance - mandatory
  • Optional arrival transfer from Ljubljana (airport) to Bohinj - supplement applies
  • Luggage transfer days 2-5 - you will need to carry your own gear when staying in the mountain huts, including the ferrata equipment if planning to summit Triglav (see below)
  • Day 3 optional ascent of Mt Triglav - including guide and gear: helmet and harness hire - payable locally, allow EUR300 (1-4 people) - this is usually discussed with clients during the welcome briefing and the ferrata equipment is at your disposal to take or not. If you are unsure about doing the summit, you need to take the equipment, because without it you won't be able to go to the summit. The equipment is not heavy to carry, most people simply clip it on the outside of their rucksacks, so it doesn't take any space. No pre-booking or additional payments are required for the equipment.
  • Day 5 optional white water rafting on the Soca river - supplement applies - must be pre-booked and pre-paid (minimum 2 people)
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Walking in the Julian Alps tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 08 April 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 08 April 2023, a deposit of 186 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Walking in the Julian Alps tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Walking in the Julian Alps tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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