This fantastic walking holiday takes you deep into the Alpine world of Slovenia’s most breath-taking natural environment. From hiking through pristine river valleys leading to gorgeous waterfalls, to walking across mesmerizingly green pastures with views of magnificent mountains and stopping off at mythical glacial lakes, this adventure allows you to experience these wonders up-close and personal.
Your daily itinerary will consist of 3-4 hours of hiking down undemanding, gradually ascending trails in the company of a professional local guide. Van transfer is organised between locations and your guide will have a different route planned for you each day, making sure the walk is tailored to your needs.
Not only will you see jaw-droppingly beautiful sites and visit traditional mountain huts and alpine villages, you’ll also be able to taste some amazing authentic Alpine cottage dishes and get a glimpse into the rural life of the local population. Taking a long walk has never been more educational, adventurous and fun!
Get settled at Lake Bled, the most popular alpine resort in Slovenia, your home for the next four days. Start your walking adventure after a short drive to Bohinj area and a cable car ride to Vogel, a skiing area in the winter and a walker’s paradise the rest of the year. Surrounded by beautiful mountain vistas, the trails of Vogel are the easiest in the Slovenian Alps at such elevation. Enjoy the beautiful view of Lake Bohinj, an absolute pearl of Triglav National Park. To energise before your walking, we will treat you with a nice traditional lunch in a mountain hut.
Start your day at the crack of dawn and head up to a small hill in Bled, called Ojstrica, for a spectacular sunrise view of Lake Bled. After breakfast and maybe a quick nap for the sleepyheads, we will head out to discover Voje Valley. Our walk will start at Mostnica Gorge with trails and bridges that cross this stunning creation of nature. Halfway into the valley, we will stop at the Voje mountain hut for lunch (and some of the best pies ever!) to fuel up for the rest of the day. The Voje Valley opens up and crossing shepherding meadows and forests, we will reach another pearl, the Mostnica Waterfall. After our return to the starting point, we will head to Lake Bohinj for some free time, swimming or, for those most eager, some more walking along the lake’s shore. We will wrap up this exciting day with a real treat, a gourmet dinner at a local family-run restaurant.
An absolute favourite for anyone staying at Lake Bled, is a hike through Vintgar Gorge, located very near. Following Radovna River on boardwalks and trails, this refreshing and shady walk is a perfect start of our day. After Vintgar, we will drive through the less-known Radovna and Krma Valleys with their almost untouched traditional way of life to reach Vrata Valley, right in the heart of the Julian Alps. Vrata Valley is marked by the Triglavska Bistrica stream and a great walking trail all the way to the head of the valley, where you will be in awe of the great northern face of Mount Triglav, the highest peak in Slovenia. Our lunch break will include a stop at the Aljažev dom hut, a popular base for hikers and mountaineers that head up to the higher peaks. Our highlight of the afternoon will be the Peričnik Waterfall, one of the highest among Slovenian waterfalls, where you can literally walk behind it.
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