Trail Running

SLOVENIA | TRAIL RUNNING | HUT-2-HUT

SKY RUNNING ACROSS THE JULIAN ALPS

Trail Running – fastpacking holiday in Slovenia. An amazing Hut-2-Hut trail running experience on the central  part of the Julian Alps with running on enjoyable trails, local gourmet and untouched nature surpluses. 

Central part of the Julian Alps in Slovenia, with its nearby hills, Soča river valley on the west and valleys of Sava river on the eastern side, offers excellent conditions for trail runners. This is an area, which is intertwined with marvelous trails that connect Alpine valleys. Trails run across an open alpine world, on the ridges of high mountain tops and through numerous mountain pastures.

A trail running hut-to-hut tour in the heart of the Julian Alps, where the highest peak, Triglav, reigns, is a unique trail running – fastpacking experience. Here, the world is truly unique, removed from everyday infrastructure and bustle. The route entirely follows mountain paths within the protected area of Triglav National Park. Daily stages run from mountain hut to hut, connecting the area diagonally and ultimately approaching the valley that links the Julian Alps to the Adriatic Sea.

This tour is designed by expert runners for runners.

At Lajf Inc. we specialise in designing epic trail running, fastpacking and hiking tours. We are committed to seeking out the very best in everything for our runners and hikers that only the knowledge and experience of our local team can provide. This epic hut to hut running tour in Julian Alps is designed by our great team members and passionated runners.

Facts:

  • Duration: 6 days | 5 nights
  • Activity: Trail Running | Hut-to-Hut running
  • Length: 101 km | Elevation: +5.500 m 
  • Grade: Moderate.
  • Accommodation: Small Hotels ***/**** and Mountain Huts
  • Date: From June 15th to September 30th.
  • Booking: Any day of the week.
  • Start of the tour: Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.
  • End of the tour: Bled, Slovenia.
  • Price: 1.180,00 €/person (self guided tour, min. 2 people in group)*
  • Price: 1.565,00 €/person (guided tour, min. 3 people in group)
  • Guided tours: July 6th – July 12th, 2024 | August 3rd – August 9th, 2024
 
 
  • Note: This trail running tour involves running through remote and rugged terrains. If you decide on a guided trail run tour, the run is led by an experienced trail runner and a UIMLA international guide. The guide is with the group at the introductory meeting (day 01) and on the course from day 02 to day 05. If you have chosen a self-guided tour, you can hire a guide for the first stage, which is the most technical – it’s similar to fine skyrunning type of activities.
 
PRICE OF TOUR / PERSON

1.180,00 €

Duration

6 days / 5 nights

Activity

Self guided Tour

Guided Tour

 

Difficulty

Moderate

Season

June 15th–September 30th

Total length

101 km

Total elevation

+5.500 m

Accommodation

Small Hotels ***/**** and Mountain huts

Booking

Start of the tour on any day of the week.

Start of the tour 

Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

End of the tour

Lake Bled, Slovenia

This running adventure holiday is open to ages 18. Must be able to complete 15–24 kilometres/day of running (hiking the longer uphill climbs on mountain trails and running the flats trails or gravel roads and downhills - trails). Some parts are quite rocky.

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:

Guided Tours - Summer 2024

Private Guided Tour

Itinerary

  • Arrival to Ljubljana airport and transfer to Kranjska Gora.
  •  Introductory meeting.
  • Afternoon option: Three Borders Run.
  • Distance: 14 km | + climbing: 550 m |
  • Surface: trail, gravel roads, tarmac.
  • Overnight in Hotel, Kranjska Gora ***/****
  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • Private transfer to Tonka hut (20 min).
  • Tonka hut (1420 m) – Pogačnik hut (2050) – Aljaž mountain hut in Vrata valley.
  • Distance: 19.8 km | + climbing: 1.680 m | – climbing: 2.520 m |
  • Surface: trail (90%), gravel roads (10% on start)
  • Optional: Lunch in Pogačnik Mountain hut.
  • Overnight: Well-known Aljaž Mountain hut (Vrata Valley).
  • Breakfast in hut.
  • Trail Run: Vrata valley – Luknja (1.754 m) – Triglav Lakes valley – Pri jezeru mt. hut (1.453 m).
  • Distance: 22.5 km | + climbing: 2.490 m | climbing: 2.130 m
  • Surface: trail (95%)
  • Overnight Pri Jezeru Mountain hut.
  • Breakfast in mountain hut.
  • Trail Run: Pri jezeru Mt. hut (1.453 m) – Komna Mountain hut – Krn Lakes (1.371 m) – Krn Škrbina (2.058 m) Pri kuhinji Mountain hut (991 m)
  • Distance: 23.5 km | + climbing: 2.121 m | – climbing: 2.590 m |
  • Surface: trail (100%)
  • Overnight in Mountain hut.
  • Breakfast in hut.
  • Trail Run: Pri Kuhinji hut (991m) – Tolminka valley – Tolmin.
  • Distance: 19.5 km | + climbing: 1.480 m | – climbing: 2.350 m |
  • Surface: trail, gravel roads.
  •  Overnight Hotel Tolmin ***
  • Breakfast in hotel.
  • Private transfer to Most na Soči.
  • Transfer to Bled by well-known train via Bohinj.

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. 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 Kranjska Gora / double or twin room with breakfast.
  • Day 2: Aljaž Mountain hut (Vrata Valley) / dormitory room, half-board.
  • Day 3: Pri Jezeru Mountain hut (1.453 m) / dormitory room, half-board.
  • Day 4: Pri kuhinji Mountain hut (991 m) / dormitory room, half-board.
  • Day 5: Hotel*** in Tolmin / double or twin room with breakfast.

Trail Running Expert

Špela is an enthusiastic trail runner, a nature lover, and a fan of cycling and ski touring. By profession, she is a Kinesiologist – Master of Science, primarily interested in exercise physiology and endurance sports. She applies her expertise to trail running, assisting runners with preparation and providing advice on nutrition, recovery, injuries…

Špela is also a trainee for the UIMLA mountain leader. At LIFE Hike, she prepares and manages trail running programs and holidays. She is also involved in creating the Triglav Trail Run race, which is considered one of the most beautiful trail running experiences in the region. Špela will provide you with advice on running, information about the destination, and help you prepare for your trail running holidays. She will be there for tips on difficulty, the specifics of the trail, equipment advice, and any other information to make your trail running vacation a wonderful experience.

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Sky Running Across the Julian Alps

Enjoy running on trails that will take you across an open alpine world, on the ridges of high mountain tops and numerous mountain pastures.

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