- 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
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 : Transfer Ljubljana to Bohinj Lake
Day 2 : Moderate hike to Planika hut (6-8hrs)
Day 3 : Optional Mt Triglav ascent. Triglav Lakes Valley walk (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 : Transfer via scenic route to Bled, remainder of the day free for sightseeing
Day 7 : In Bled, trip concludes
- 2 nights in 2-3 star apartments, 1 night in 3 star hotel with private facilities on a twinshare basis, 3 nights in mountain hut on multishare basis
- 6 breakfasts - continental breakfasts are served and usually consist of breads, jams, coffee and tea
- Transfer from Ljubljana (airport) to Bohinj
- Transfers on Day 6
- Luggage transfer from Bohinj to Bovec on Day 5 (note- you will need to carry your gear from day 2 to day 5 as there is no luggage transfer between mountain huts)
- A map with the route marked and route instructions, train and bus timetables and details of your accommodation (one set per room booked)
- Emergency contact number (we recommend you carry a cell phone during the hike)
- Travel to and your home country to the start and end point of the trip
- Optional activities including ascent of Mt Triglav (allow approx EUR140pp (min 2 people, less for up to 6 people) including guide and helmet and harness hire) and whitewater rafting (around EUR40-45pp with discount (minimum 2 people) for 2-3 hour whitewater rafting trip on the Soca River) – prices quoted are subject to change without notice.
- Lunch and dinner daily and all beverages (allow 12-18 EUR per meal)
- Sleeping sheet (required for the mountain huts). It is possible to hire sleeping sheets from the mountain huts. Blankets are provided.
- Items of a personal nature including beverages, laundry, phone calls etc
- Travel insurance - mandatory
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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.Payment
For any tour departures within 14 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 14 December 2022, a deposit of 283 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.Visa
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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