Julian Alps Family Trekking

SLOVENIA | HUT TO HUT TREKKING | SELF GUIDED OR GUIDED TOUR

JULIAN ALPS FAMILY TREKKING

There are not many things that are more suitable for the development of children and the happiness of a family, than exploring the mountains and their hiking trails, experiencing the beauties of nature. Mountains offer extraordinary views, soothe and regulate children’s energy, and connect families even more firmly into a happy unit. 

Explore the world of Ibex, Chamois, Lynx & other wild friends. Escape from the technology, noise and worry of modern life. Slow down and smell the flowers, hug trees and admire natural wonders. Mountains are a getaway from everyday worries, they are beautiful and the most sparkling children’s “playground”. Exploring the mountains, taking in the beauty of high mountain pastures and crystal clear lakes, feeling the coolness of mountain streams, taking shelter in rustic mountain huts, meeting other hikers, … all this is a useful school for life.

The paths are not too demanding, they usually ascend and descend slightly, with a small daily altitude difference in ascent, which means the terrain is moderately varied.

PRICE OF SELF GUIDED TOUR / ADULT

755,00 €*

* 553,00 € / Child

Duration

6 days / 5 nights

Activity

Self guided trekking

Difficulty

Easy

Season

June 20th–September 30th

Accommodation

B&B Accommodation in Bled and Mountain huts

Booking

Start of the tour on any day of the week.

Start / end of the tour 

Bled, Slovenia

The Julian Alps are considered as one of the most beautiful and best for hiking and multi-days hut to hut trekking tours. Hospitable caretakers of mountain huts, which were mostly built in the 19th Century, open the doors every year between June and October to hikers and visitors. The paths in the Julian Alps are well trodden and marked. The majority of the Julian Alps belong to the Triglav National Park, which has a task of protecting the unspoiled nature of the area. Hiking across the Julian Alps is a “must do” – at least once in a lifetime.

Inclusions

Items that are included in the cost of the self-guided tour price:

Exclusions

Items that are not included in the cost of the self-guided tour price:

Needed

Itinerary

Welcome to Bled! After arrival to Bled and a detailed briefing, you will have free rest of the day to explore Bled on your own. Great opportunity to do a short warmup walk around Lake Bled (1,5–2 hours), or visit the famous Vintgar Gorge (3–4 hours).

  • (optionally) Transfer from Ljubljana airport to Bled.
  • Briefing in LIFE Adventures Office.
  • Afternoon walk around Lake Bled or to Vintgar Gorge (1–2,5 hours).
  • Accommodation in Bled (breakfast included).

After breakfast, a private transfer will take you to the starting point of the hike (1-hour transfer). The path will take you passing by fairytale-like pastures with traditional wooden cottages, where you can stop for a rest and for a tasting of their famous cottage cheese.

  • Breakfast at accommodation.
  • Private transfer to Blato mountain pasture (1–1,5 hours).
  • Walking from Blato pasture to Triglav Lakes Valley mountain hut (3–4 hours).
  • Dedno Polje mountain pastures (Lunch on pastures after 1.5 hours of walking).
  • Dinner and Overnight.
  • Accommodation in Triglav Lakes mountain hut (breakfast and dinner included).

Distance: 9 km / Altitude: +570 m / Duration: 3–4 hours

After breakfast at the hut, stop for a moment and enjoy the tranquility of the early morning by the Double Lake. It is a view unlike any other. You will continue the hike to Bogatin Hut, and on the way, hidden in a basin amid larch forest you will find the Black Lake, the last one in the valley of the Triglav lakes.

  • Breakfast in the mountain hut.
  • Walking from Triglav Lakes Valley mountain hut to Bogatin mountain hut (3.5–5 hours).
  • Optional lunch in the mountain hut.
  • Short afternoon walk (1–1,5 hours).
  • Dinner and overnight.
  • Accommodation in Bogatin mountain hut (breakfast and dinner included).

Distance: 7.5 km / Altitude: +150 m / Duration: 3,5–5 hours

This day’s scenic route has only one ascent to Sedlo Bogatin where you will see the former Italian military barrack ruins, built in the 1930s. From the saddle the path descends all the way to Krn Lake mountain hut. In the afternoon take a walk to Lake Krn, the largest Alpine lake of the Slovenian mountains. Although swimming in the lake is not allowed, you can relax by the lake and enjoy stunning views.

  • Breakfast in the mountain hut.
  • Walking from Bogatin mountain hut to Krn Lakes mountain hut (3–5 hours).
  • Optional lunch in the mountain hut.
  • Short afternoon walk to Krn Lake (1 hour).
  • Dinner and overnight.
  • Accommodation in Krn Lake mountain hut (breakfast and dinner included).

Distance: 9.2 km / Altitude: +250 m / Duration: 3–5 hours

Last day of hiking will begin with a descent towards Lepena valley and continue through the valley to Soča village, via the breathtaking The Water Hurst of Šunik (Šunikov Vodni Gaj). In the afternoon take a walk by the Soča river and enjoy the views of the emerald water with its white rapids, untouched nature and spectacular views of the mountains.

  • Breakfast in the mountain hut.
  • Walking from Krn Lakes mountain hut to Bovec (3–5 hours).
  • Optional lunch on the way.
  • Optional visit of the Water Hurst of Šunik. 
  • Dinner and overnight.
  • Accommodation in a hotel***, Bovec.

Distance: 12.8 km / Altitude: +110 m / Duration: 3–4 hours

On the last day, you will have a free morning. You can use it to explore the Soča Valley or join us on one of our amazing adventure activities, such as rafting on Soča, canyoning or even Zip-Line. In the afternoon you will take a public bus transfer via Vršič mountain pass back to Bled and optionally further on to Ljubljana airport or Ljubljana city.

  • Breakfast at the accommodation.

  • Optional morning activities around Soča Valley and its emerald Soča river.

  • Optional lunch in Trenta Valley.

  • Afternoon bus transfer from Bovec to Bled via Vršič mountain pass (1.611 m).
  • (optionally) Transfer from Bled to Ljubljana airport or Ljubljana center.

Accommodation

Accommodation is in a combination of 3* B&Bs (comfortable with en-suite) and mountain huts. Mountain huts are basic, generally with excellent mountain views, hearty cuisine and warm atmosphere. In the mountain huts you will generally sleep in private rooms. There are no showers in the mountain huts. Meals can be ordered in hut’s dining room. You can purchase picnic lunch supplies in towns before the tour or purchase lunch from accommodation providers the night before. It is always good to have snacks and energy bars with you, particularly when you are staying in the huts where supplies are limited.

  • Day 1: B&B*** in Bled / family, double or twin room with breakfast.
  • Day 2: Triglav Lakes Mountain hut / half-board.
  • Day 3: Bogatin Mountain hut / half-board.
  • Day 4: Krn Lakes Mountain hut / half-board.
  • Day 5: Hotel*** in Bovec / double or twin room with breakfast.

Travel and Hiking Expert

Every company needs a responsible person behind the scenes. Every hiking tour needs someone who knows the destination, is knowledgeable about outdoor activities, understands the specifics of hiking, and is, among other things, a passionate mountain enthusiast dedicated to exploration. For you and with you on hiking tours is Matej, who has been a hiker, climber, and alpinist for three decades. He is an excellent connoisseur of destinations in Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, Italy, and further across the Balkans.

Matej has traveled to various corners of the world and explored remote places. He is also the creator of over 50 hiking routes, products, programs, and the conceptual leader of the Triglav Trail Run event, considered one of the most beautiful in the region. Regarding hiking content, he advises destinations and collaborates with the industry in developing hiking trails, creating long-distance hiking paths, working for development agencies and destinations. He is here primarily for you, to advise you before the tour, during the tour itself, and, along with the rest of the team at LIFE Hike, to be your greatest help on the tour and during your vacation. To ensure that your hiking holidays are an unforgettable experience.

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Julian Alps Family Trekking

Connect your family even more firmly into a happy unit by exploring the world of Ibex, Chamois, Lynx & other wild friends.

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