Tour de Julian Alps Trek

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

TOUR DE JULIAN ALPS TREK

The unspoilt mountains of the Julian Alps are a breath of fresh air for walkers and mountaineers who come to enjoy the lush green valleys, crystal-clear rivers and dramatic limestone peaks.  Hut-to-hut trekking that traverses the Julian Alps across the most beautiful parts of this breathtaking mountain range.

Wherever you are in the Julian Alps, it is possible to discover the natural beauties on foot. There are more than seven thousand kilometers of marked trails in the mountains of Slovenia, along which there are 165 mountain lodges, huts and bivouacs. The mountain world offers an abundance of both, easily accessible marks and those more difficult ones, which can be reached with the help of experienced mountain guides.

Our Julian Alps Trekking is a real hiking treat, which takes you along the most beautiful and scenic and well-marked mountain trails from the east to the west of this beautiful mountain range. This tour is one of the most beautiful multi-day mountain crossings in Julian Alps, Slovenia.

At LIFE Adventures we specialise in designing epic tours. We are committed to seeking out the very best in everything for our guests, which only the knowledge and experience of our local team can provide. This epic Trekking in Julian Alps was designed by our great team in 2012. In the last ten years, more than 250 hikers, lovers of mountains, have walked this epic hut-to-hut trekking tour in Julian Alps.

PRICE OF SELF GUIDED TOUR / PERSON

855,00 €

Duration

7 days / 6 nights

Activity

Self guided trekking

Difficulty

Moderate

Season

June 20th–September 20th

Accommodation

Hotels and Mountain huts

Booking

Start of the tour on any day of the week.

Start / end of the tour 

Bled, Slovenia

Slovenia, the green treasure of Europe

The Julian Alps in the north and north-west of Slovenia are some of the most beautiful mountain ranges in Europe and are the most southern extension of the great Alpine range.

Inclusions

Items that are included in the cost of the tour price:

Exclusions

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

Optional Extras

Optional extra services, that are not included in the standard tour price:

Private Guided Tour

Itinerary

Welcome to Slovenia! Your trip will begin with a brief transfer to Bled from the airport or Ljubljana city and an introductory briefing. After briefing you will have free time for a warmup walk to Vintgar Gorge or simply enjoy the afternoon by the Lake Bled.

  • Transfer from Ljubljana airport to Bled.
  • Introductory Briefing.
  • Afternoon walk to Vintgar Gorge (1 – 2,5 hours) and around Lake Bled (1 hour).
  • Accommodation in hotel, Bled.

  • Breakfast in the hotel, Bled.
  • Private transfer to Pokljuka plateau.
  • Walking from Pokljuka plateau (1.347 m) to Vodnik Hut on Velo polje (1.817 m).
  • Dinner and overnight – Mountain hut.

  • Accommodation in Vodnik Mountain hut.

Distance: 12 km | Altitude: +520 m / Duration: 4–5 hours

  • Breakfast in the hut.
  • Walking from Vodnik Hut on Velo polje (1.817 m) to Prehodavci Mountain hut via Velska Valley or Planika Mountain hut (2.404 m).
  • Dinner and overnight – Mountain hut.
  • Accommodation in Prehodavci mountain Hut.

Distance: 9 km / Altitude: +800 m / Duration: 5–6 hours

Option: Mt Triglav Climb: Planika Mountain hut – Mt. Triglav summit (2.864 m) – Dolič Mountain hut – Zasavska Mountain hut on Prehodavci (2071m) | Guided MT Triglav climb from Planika Mountain hut.

Note: On this walking stage, the hiker can choose the easy option of crossing the Velska valley to the Prehodavci hut or the more difficult route via Planika hut. 

  • Breakfast in the hut.
  • Walking from Zasavska Mountain hut on Prehodavci (2.071 m)  – Triglav Lakes Valley Mountain hut (1.685 m) – Bogatin Mountain hut (1.513 m).
  • Dinner and overnight – Mountain hut.
  • Accommodation in Bogatin Mountain hut .

Distance: 10 km / Altitude: +460 m & -900 m / Duration: 6–8 hours

  • Breakfast in the hut.
  • Walking from Bogatin Mountain hut (1.513 m) to Krn Lakes Mountain hut (1.350 m).
  • Dinner and overnight – Mountain hut.
  • Accommodation in Krn Lakes Mountain hut.

Distance: 13 km / Altitude: -600 m / Duration: 4–5 hours 

  • Breakfast in the mountain hut.
  • Walking from Krn Lakes hut to Bovec via beautiful Lepena and Soča valleys (on the well-known Soča Trail).
  • Accommodation in a hotel in Bovec.

Distance: 19 km / Altitude: +300 m & -550 m / Duration: 6–7 hours

  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • Optionally: White Water Rafting on Soča River, Canyoning in Fratarica or Zip Line Adventure. Can be booked with Life adventures.
  • Private transfer: Bovec –  Tolmin – Most na Soči (40 min).
  • Train from Most na Soči to Lake Bled (the well-known Bohinj railroad).
  • Departure.

Accommodation

Accommodation is in a combination of 3* hotels (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 dorm rooms with 5–30 people. There are no showers in the mountain huts (with the exception of Komna mountain hut, which you will pass on day 4). 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: Hotel*** in Bled / double or twin room with breakfast.
  • Day 2: Vodnik Mountain hut (1.817 m) / dormitory room, half-board.
  • Day 3: Prehodavci Mountain hut (2.071 m) / dormitory room, half-board.
  • Day 4: Bogatin Mountain hut (1.513 m) / dormitory room, half-board.
  • Day 5: Krn Lakes Mountain hut (1.385 m) / dormitory room, half-board.
  •  Day 6: 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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Tour de Julian Alps Trek

Take in the unspoilt mountains of the Julian Alps, which are a breath of fresh air for walkers and mountaineers who wish to enjoy the lush green valleys, crystal-clear rivers and dramatic limestone peaks. 

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