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Via Alpina Slovenia

Trek a scenic part of the international trail Via Alpina in Slovenia across the Alps and experience the mountains up-close on this hiking holiday.
Starting point
Cerkno
Finish point
Ljubljana
Duration
5 nights / 6 days
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Via Alpina is the ultimate hiking traverse in the Julian Alps, suitable for anyone
Hiking is one of the top things to do in Slovenia
Discover the rich history from both world wars along the way
Hike from Cerkno to Bohinj in 4 days in one of the most scenic regions of the Slovenian Alps
Experience Triglav National Park, Vogel, Franja Partisan Hospital, the Valley of Triglav Lakes, Bohinj, and other highlights of the Julian Alps
WWII Hospital Franja
Hospital Franja
Panoramic view on Bohinj lake
Panoramic view of Bohinj lake
WWII Hospital Franja
Panoramic view on Bohinj lake

Itinerary

Day What we will do
DAY 1 Cerkno
DAY 2 Cerkno - Petrovo Brdo
DAY 3 Petrovo Brdo - Vogel
DAY 4 Vogel - Triglav Lakes Valley
DAY 5 Triglav Lakes Valley - Lake Bohinj
DAY 6 Lake Bohinj - Lake Bled
DAY 1 - Arrival at Cerkno

Cerkno is a lovely town in the foothills of the Primorska region (the most northern part of the Slovenian coastal area). Your guide will help you with any pre-hiking preparations and supply you with all the necessary information. After checking your equipment, you will be free to stroll around or swim in the pool.

Accomodations

Hotel Cerkno

Highlights

Porezen mountain view

DAY 2 - Pasica Gorge & Mount Porezen

From the hotel, we will follow the Cerknica brook towards Pasica Gorge, home to the legendary partisan WWII hospital Franja hidden in the forest. The trail will then lead us to picturesque Podnjivč and the tiny settlement of Poljane, followed by Velbnik and Porezen mountain. The ascent to Porezen runs across wide meadows. From there we descend into Petrovo Brdo, where your first mountain hut awaits.

Accomodations

Petrovo Brdo Mountain Hut

Highlights

Črna Prst
Rodica Ridge
Some of the best views of the country

DAY 3 - Črna Prst summit & Rodica Ridge

We ascend to the Črna Prst summit, passing through the village of Bača pri Podbrdu and the Kobla ski resort. A bite to eat will be had at the Zorka Jelinčiča Lodge, followed by a hike along the gorgeous Rodica Ridge. Spectacular views are guaranteed. The path then leads on towards the Vogel ski resort. To reach the Merjasec Mountain Hut, we will descend down the ski piste.

Accomodations

Merjasec Mountain hut
Vogel

Highlights

Komna Plateau

DAY 4 - Komna Plateau

The day begins with another ascent up the ski slope to the spot where we left the main route the previous day. We then follow the ridge across Vrata towards Komna. An idyllic, flat, undemanding section awaits till Komna and down to the valley of the Triglav Lakes and its mountain hut.

Accomodations

Triglav Lakes Mountain Hut

Highlights

Črno Jezero

Hut at Triglav Lakes
Hut at Triglav Lakes
Hut at Triglav Lakes
DAY 5 - Double Lake, Black Lake & Savica Waterfall

First, we will venture down the lower valley of the Triglav Lakes, from Dvojno Jezero, or ‘Double Lake’, to Črno Jezero, ‘Black Lake’ (Lopučniška Valley), followed by a descent into Bohinj Valley to the Savica Waterfall. It is a relatively steep descent, but nothing too challenging. From the foot of the mountain, an easy walk to the waterfall awaits, before making our way towards the settlement of Ukanec along the shoreline of Lake Bohinj.

Accomodations

Hotel in Bohinj

Triglav-hike-near-Triglav-lakes
Triglav hike
Triglav hike
DAY 6 - Leisure at Lake Bohinj

The last day will be spent resting in or around the refreshing waters of Lake Bohinj. During your transfer back to Ljubljana, we will make a brief stop at Lake Bled for a well-deserved kremšnita cream cake at the medieval Bled Castle.

Extra days

Why not spend a few more days in Slovenia? Extend your holidays with a pre- or post-holiday extension. Accommodation, sightseeing and activities can be arranged. Add as many extra days to your holiday as you wish.

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Included in price

Professional local guide*
2 nights 3* accommodation with breakfast
3 nights in authentic mountain hut
Return transfer from Ljubljana
Organization
* not included on self guided tours

Optional Extras

Return transfer from the airport
Trekking poles
Backpack
Single supplement

An unforgettable 6-day hut-to-hut hiking tour along a super scenic section of the famous Via Alpina in Slovenia. Every day is a new adventure as you tackle the undemanding trails across the Slovenian mountains with overnight stays at mountain huts, located in the pristinely stunning Triglav National Park.

The Via Alpina is a wonderful European collaborative Alpine project that’s been in operation since 2000. It consists of 5 international trails in 342 stages which run through 8 countries from Trieste to Monaco. For this amazing 6-day hiking tour we have carefully selected 4 easy stages of the Via Alpina which will take you into the very heart of Slovenia’s Julian Alps. The trip is suitable for anyone who can walk for up to 5-6 hours per day with breaks.

The trail leads across the unbelievable scenic landscape of the Triglav National Park, where you will get to experience life in the mountains and encounter some incredible Alpine attractions. This type of journey is called hut-hut hiking, meaning you will be spending each night at a different mountain hut location in breathtakingly beautiful surroundings.

Mountain huts are basic, so don’t expect luxurious accommodations. However, they are clean and have all the basic facilities a hiker needs after a long day of exploring. Hut menus consist mainly of local alpine dishes. You’ll definitely regain the calories you lost during your hike and try something new at the same time. Typical food served in most huts are soups with sauerkraut, potatoes, barley, sausages and pork. Authentic and hearty stuff. And remember to bring some cash along, as there are no credit cards in the mountains.

If you’re ready to experience wonderful sunsets and sunrises after hiking on beautiful mountain ridges, contact us and start planning your Via Alpina Slovenia adventure!

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Things to know

It is important that your clothes are comfortable. It is recommended that you also have some warmer and windproof clothing with you as temperature can drop or in case of cold wind. You can always leave excess clothes in the van after consulting with our guide.

We believe that your experience will be better in smaller groups. Therefore, there will be a maximum of 8 guests per guide.

Bring enough water (can be refilled in the hut), snacks for three days and sunscreen or other sun protection. You can also bring trekking poles if you are used to them. Only take with you the most necessary cosmetics and basic personal care items for an overnight stay. A fresh t-shirt and a pair of socks for each day. If you have your own sleeping liner you can bring it with you, or you can get a disposable one in the huts for a few euros. Also note that there are no restrooms in nature, only in the hut.

In case of bad weather the tour can be adjusted, postponed or you will be fully refunded.

The tour is flexible and it can be adjusted to your preferences, skills and fitness. Nevertheless, you should be comfortable with hiking for around 5-6 hour per day, with as many stops for break as you wish.

Our minimum age for tours is 8 years old. Children should be able to hike for 5-6 hours with stops for break. If you are planning to go on a tour with young kids, please let us know in advance and we can adjust the tour if necessary.

On our tours you will have professional local guides. Our guides will make sure that you will receive expert guiding combined with great fun and memorable experiences.

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For travellers that want flexibility and independence. We organize the holidays of your choice, but the adventure of getting around is all yours. You will get a fly & drive itinerary with activities, accommodations and travelling tips with full support of our team for any emergencies or concerns.

Small group

For solo travellers or travellers who wish to meet other like-minded souls, don’t want to stress about trip planning and would maybe like to enjoy some time on their own as well. You will be travelling with our tour leader in a small group of maximum 8 people in a comfortable van with accommodation, entrance fees and a detailed plan of activities arranged. For guaranteed tour departures we have a minimum of 4 people.

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For travellers who want a holiday based on their preferences and needs. You don’t need to worry over itinerary planning or your next move, and at the same time you can enjoy the holidays at your own pace and take as much time on your own whenever needed. We take care of the entire organization and provide you with a professional guide, accommodation, transportation and plan of activities.

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