Phone: +386 59 90 07 31 (EU)
Phone: +1 650 273 47 71 (USA)
|Type of the trip:||Private Tour which can be further customised for you|
|Period – Dates to apply for:||During warm months (safer for mountain hiking)|
|Duration:||8 nights / 9 days|
|No. of persons:||Up to 15|
|Meals included:||Breakfast daily|
|Entrance fees included:||Mostnica Gorge
|Guides, drivers:||Hiking guide as per program
Private transfer with English-speaking driver
Private transfer to Bled. Check-in at your hotel and rest of the day at leisure.
Bled is famous for its blue-green alpine lake, picture-postcard church on an island, a medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff and some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke
as backdrops – Bled is definitely a must visit place while in Slovenia. We strongly suggest that you explore beautiful Bled area on your own.
Here are some suggestions:
– WALK AROUND THE LAKE: You will need approximately an hour to walk around the lake which is one of the most popular walks in Slovenia. Lake Bled is a glacial lake and the only lake in
Slovenia with an island. The path around the lake is well maintained, undemanding and tends to be crowded, especially at the weekends. It is 6 km long and suitable for a light exercise, walk or
jogging. You can start the path around the lake at any point. The path is well maintained and will take you onto a paved road, gravel walking path and a short boardwalk just above the water level. There are plenty of benches along the path where you can sit down, relax and take in the natural beauty and observe animal life at the lake.
– VISIT VINTGAR GORGE: The Vintgar Gorge, carved out by the Radovna river, is one of the most visited natural landmarks in Slovenia. The area of the gorge belongs to the Triglav National Park. Vintgar itself is 1,600 metres long. It ends with the picturesque Šum waterfall, the biggest river waterfall in Slovenia. From Bled you will need some 3 h of walking in total for round trip, distance is approx. 10 km on mostly flat terrain.
– EASY HIKE TO OSOJNICA: This lovely walk takes you south-west from Lake Bled onto three different hilltops, each one offering a different view, including the best lake viewpoint of all, from
Mala Osojnica, which offers a bird’s eye view of the island with the church and the massif of Stol in the distance. Hike will take you approx. 2,5 h from your hotel.
– TAKE A PLETNA BOAT RIDE TO THE ISLAND: Traditional wooden boat ‘pletna’ will take you to the island in the middle of the lake. After landing, climb 99 stone steps to reach the
Assumption of Mary Church, where you can listen to the church bell and ring it yourself. Legend has it that this will make your wish come true!
– TRY TRADITIONAL CREAM CAKE – KREMŠNITA: This title has been bestowed upon the Bled cream cake for decades. If is offered in many patisseries across Slovenia, but there is only one original Bled cream cake. The original cream cake, which has been traditionally made since 1953, almost 70 years, is the most popular one. Original cream cakes are made fresh every day and
are offered at Kavarna Park, opposite the hotel.
Rest and prepare for your first hiking day.
In the early morning transfer to the Pokljuka Plateau – depature point for many great summits in Julian Alps.
Today we will visit Debela Peč.
This a wonderful Alpine walk which takes you through beautiful forests to a mountain hut on a little alp and then sets off to the peak of Debela Peč, the highest summit on the ridge. The walk
offers amazing views of the Krma Valley, as well as panoramic views to the south.
Length of Walk: 18.5 km
Time: approx. 6 hours
Height Difference: 750 m ascent/descent
In the afternoon return to Bled and rest of the day at leisure. You can swim in the lake or rent some sport equipment – like kayaks or SUP to enjoy some time on the water.
Overnight and prepare for your next hiking day.
Private transfer to Bohinj lake area. Check-in at your hotel and continue with an easy hike (approx. 4 h).
The trail runs along the Mostnica Gorge and Voje Valley that belong among the most beautiful natural sights in Bohinj. They offer views of crystal clear pools and boldly water-shaped rocks, as well as diverse flora and fauna and a cultural landscape that has been nurtured by the people throughout the centuries.
The formation of the approximately 2 kilometre long gorge is partly connected to the tectonic sinking of the main Bohinj valley and partly to glacial deepening caused by erosion or the
deepening of the Bohinj glacier. Four bridges and a footbridge cross the Mostnica on the way from Stara Fužina to Mostnica Waterfall, so our ancestors named the river after the
bridges: Mostnica (“Bridge Water”). The most famous site is the Devil’s Bridge (Hudičev most) which was, according to the legend, built by the devil himself.
Length of Walk: 12 km
Time: approx. 4 hours
Height Difference: 200 m ascent/descent
Rest of the day at leisure. Some free time to enjoy on Bohinj Lake. Again, you are most welcomed to swim in the lake or enjoy kayaking, SUPing or canoeing.
Start your day early and make sure to bring enough water and snacks. This will be the longest hike.
On this day you will explore some wonderful parts of Julian Alps. It will be a round trip over the most beautiful parts of Bohinj Lake area.
Start your hike on Planina Blato plateau (1147 m).
First stop will be Koča na Planini pri Jezeru (1453 m). Mountain hut is located in the heart of mountains called Fužinske gore. Right by the hut are few Sheppard’s houses. Just few meters below is a lake of a green colour. View on the surrounding mountains is limited because of the forest nearby. Although you can still see Debeli vrh, part of the Ogradi and Kovačičeva glava. Perfect opportunity for a first break.
Continue to Koča pri Triglavskih jezerih (1685 m). Koča pri Triglavskih jezerih is situated between lake Dvojno jezero (Double lake) and artificial lake Močivec, the latter is a source of drinking water for the mentioned mountain hut. From the mountain hut or its nearby surroundings a nice view opens up on the already mentioned lake Dvojno jezero, ridge Špičje, and scree and peaks, which surround eastern part of the valley Dolina Triglavskih jezer. You cannot get enough of these beautiful mountain lakes. Views are simply stunning.
We slowly start our descent in order to reach the next stop. Dom na Komni Mountain Hut (1520 metres) is situated in the eastern edge of plateau Komna, which is sweeping steeply into the Bohinj valley. Views over the lake and surrounding mountains are stunning.
From Komna last part of your trip takes you to Koča pri Savici (653 m), where we will visit also Savica Waterfall. From there private transfer will take us back to the hotel.
Length of Walk: 20 km
Time: approx. 8 hours
Height Difference: 700 m ascent / 1000 m descent
Although route is not technically challenging it is quite long. Depending on physical condition of the group route can be adapted, if necessary. As it is a round trip any of the destination can be excluded and this way route can be shorter.
Private transfer to Kranjska Gora. Leave your luggage at your hotel and continue to departure point on Vrsic Mountain pass.
Hike to Slemenova Špica. An easy walk to a charming open peak, with lovely panoramic views of mountain Jalovec along the way. A great way to get a taste of the high mountains with relatively little walking required and a relatively simple trail.
Length of Walk: 6 km
Time: approx. 3 hours
Height Difference: 350 m ascent / descent
After hike, on your way back to Kranjska Gora we will make two stops.
First we will stop at Russian chapel. The wooden chapel, dedicated to St. Vladimir, was built in 1917 by Russian prisoners of war in memory of the deceased during the construction of the Vršič Pass road. Some of the perished Russian prisoners, who built the road over Vršič, were buried in Trenta, and the majority in the common graves on Vršič and underneath it, in a stone tomb shaped like a pyramid. Next to it the surviving Russian prisoners built a memorial chapel in the Russian style, which was acquired by the Russian Matica in 1924. In the vicinity of the Russian Chapel, you can visit the graves and a stone tomb dating back to 1936–37.
Down in the valley, second stop at Lake Jasna, a wonderful opportunity to take a swim in this artificial lake with breath-taking scenery.
Return to your hotel and overnight.
Overnight: Kranjska Gora
Early morning private transfer to Bovec. In fact, your luggage will be transferred to Bovec, directly to your hotel, meanwhile you will start your easy hike in Trenta Valley, just below Vrsic Mountain Pass.
Walk big part of Soča River Trail. The Soča River trail in an easy, but long walk taking you along the emerald green Soča with its picturesque footbridges, from its source, over the Trenta Valley
and towards Bovec. The natural history educational path, which is marked by picturesque hanging footbridges, lonely Trenta homesteads and the pleasant freshness of the Soča River, connects peaceful and mysterious corners of the Trenta Valley.
On the way you can visit:
– the Source of the Soča River
– Juliana Alpine Botanical Garden
– Mala korita Soče (The Small Soča Gorge)
– Velika korita reke Soče (The Great Soča Gorge)
At the end of the trail arrive to Bovec, walk directly to your hotel and enjoy the rest of your day at leisure.
Distance: in total 25 km (during Summer public shuttle bus can shorten your hike)
Time: approx. 8 hours (without sightseeing stops)
Height Difference: 400 m (only descent)
Spend your last day relaxing in Soča Valley. Bovec is a very attractive alpine town, which offers numerous adrenaline options for everyone – from rafting, to zip line, kayaking and canyoning,
every person can find some fun in this wonderful place surrounded by mountains.
If you still have some strengths left, it is time to conquer the king of Soča Valley – Mt. Krn.
A challenging walk to the iconic mountain of Krn, which played an important role during the first world war conflict in the Soča Valley, located on the south high edge of the Julian Alps above
Kobarid and offering wonderful panoramic views of the whole of the Julian Alps.
Length of Walk: 11 km
Time: 6 to 7 hours
Height Difference: 1300 m ascent/descent
It is up to you to decide how you will perfectly finish this wonderful Alpine adventure!
Private transfer to Ljubljana Airport (approx. 2 h).
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