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Slovenia Walking Holiday
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Slovenia Walking Holiday

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Situated in the heart of Eastern Europe, against the backdrop of the Julian Alps, Slovenia is a country that offers unlimited opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

A walking holiday in Slovenia with us is sure to be a truly unforgettable experience. During this holiday, you will spend 4 nights in Lake Bohinj and 3 nights in Kranjska Gora with the option of either a moderate or a challenging walking route on each walking day. From taking in the spectacular views of Mount Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia, to experiencing Lake Bohinj, and hiking in Triglav National Park, there is plenty to see and discover in this stunning landscape.

Join us as we trek through gorges, explore national parks, tackle mountain peaks as well as having ample free time for independent exploration.  If you are ready to discover one of Europe’s hidden gems by foot then look no further than our Slovenia Walking Holiday.

The daily walking distance on the moderate walks is between 10 km – 13 km. The daily distance on the challenging walks is between 11 km – 20 km.

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Practical Information for this holiday

Currency

Slovenia: Euro (€)

Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU members do not need a visa, however non-EU members should check with their local embassy. 
Airport
Treviso Airport in Italy is located 304 km from your hotel in Lake Bohinj , approximately a 3 hour drive away. For your return airport transfer from Kranjska Gora, which is 244km from Treviso Airport, the journey will take approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes.  
Climate

Temperatures will be cooler in the mountain areas of Slovenia.

Food & Drink

Slovenian food is simple and hearty, with many cream based dishes such as mushroom soup, pork sour soup and Chicken Paprika. 

Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €1.45
  • Beer: €4.00
  • Glass of wine: €3.50
  • Main course: €12.00
  • Soft Drink: €2.00
  • Bottled Water: €0.50
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • Sun cream
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Sturdy walking boots with ankle support
  • Camera
Recommended Reading/Viewing

April’s Fools Day by Josip Novakovich

The Sound of Blue by Holly Payne

The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

 

Holiday highlights

Lake Bohinj

Lake Bohinj is the largest lake in Slovenia, covering an area of 318 hectares and it’s the gateway to Triglav National Park. There are plenty of water activities on offer during the summer, such as swimming, wind surfing and kayaking. In the winter there is also a chance to go ice-skating.  

Kranjska Gora 

Kranjska Gora is located near the mountains and glacial lakes of Triglav National Park. It’s the perfect place for hiking as there are endless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts during the summer months. During the winter months, Kranjska Gora is Slovenia's largest ski resort.

The Julian Alps

Whilst you enjoy your hiking holiday in Slovenia, you will be amazed by the spectacular Julian Alps mountainscape. Named after Julius Caesar, who founded the town of Cividale del Friuli at the foot of the mountains, the Julian Alps are mountain range that expands from the north-east of Italy to Slovenia. The top peak is 2,864m at Mount Triglav, Slovenia’s highest mountain, an important national symbol as it’s featured on the Slovenian flag.

Triglav National Park

Triglav National Park is the only National Park in Slovenia and is one of the oldest parks in Europe, it’s named after its highest mountain 'Triglav'. The Park expands 880 km2 and offers a great number of hiking trails. You can experience many beautiful natural features such as Vintar Gorge, Martuljek waterfalls, Triglav Lakes, Kriška Lake and Soca River.

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency

Slovenia: Euro (€)

Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU members do not need a visa, however non-EU members should check with their local embassy. 
Airport
Treviso Airport in Italy is located 304 km from your hotel in Lake Bohinj , approximately a 3 hour drive away. For your return airport transfer from Kranjska Gora, which is 244km from Treviso Airport, the journey will take approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes.  
Climate

Temperatures will be cooler in the mountain areas of Slovenia.

Food & Drink

Slovenian food is simple and hearty, with many cream based dishes such as mushroom soup, pork sour soup and Chicken Paprika. 

Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €1.45
  • Beer: €4.00
  • Glass of wine: €3.50
  • Main course: €12.00
  • Soft Drink: €2.00
  • Bottled Water: €0.50
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • Sun cream
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Sturdy walking boots with ankle support
  • Camera
Recommended Reading/Viewing

April’s Fools Day by Josip Novakovich

The Sound of Blue by Holly Payne

The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare

 

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1 – Travel to Slovenia

Afternoon

Travel to Slovenia

Begin your Slovenian adventure with a flight to Treviso Airport in Italy. On arrival you will be met by our representative and will travel by coach over the border to Slovenia towards your hotel in Lake Bohinj (Driving distance 304 km / approximate duration 4 hours and 30 minutes including comfort stops)

Late evening

Arrive at your hotel

You will arrive to your hotel in Lake Bohinj the late evening. Lake Bohinj is the largest lake in Slovenia, covering an area of 318 hectares. It is located within the Bohinj Valley of the Julian Alps and is part of Triglav National Park in northwest Slovenia.

Overnight

Accommodation

4 star hotel in Lake Bohinj (4 nights)

Day 2 – Orientation meeting & Walking Day

Morning

Orientation meeting

This morning you will have an orientation meeting with your local expert walking guides. On each walking day throughout your holiday there will be a choice of either a moderate or a challenging walking route. During the orientation meeting your local expert walking guides will discuss the kind of distance and terrain you can expect for both walking options, and the level of physical fitness required to join either the moderate or the challenging route.

Full Day

Moderate Route

The moderate walking route will take in Uskovnica, an Alpine pasture on the Pokljuka plain, Voje Valley and Mostnica gorge. The Mostnica gorge is the perfect example of the creative and powerful forces of nature. The Mostnica stream has carved out a narrow gorge that expands over 2km in length. Admire the extraordinary rock shapes and pools that the water has created in the gorge as you follow the crystal clear stream, encountering gorge walls of up to 20m in height. In some places the stream bed is extremely narrow before widening in the upper part of the Mostnica to reveal the idyllic Voje Valley with rolling meadows and traditional Slovenian holiday homes. At the end of the valley is Voje waterfall. A packed lunch is included today, as well as on all walking days, for both the moderate and the challenging route. (Distance: 10km / Duration: 6 hours / Incline: 560m)

Full Day

Challenging Route

The challenging walking route will take in Triglav Lakes Valley, a rocky hanging valley in the Julian Alps, below the sheer sides of Mount Tičarica and Mount Zelnarica. The valley is also often referred to as the Seven Lakes Valley, despite having ten, and not seven, lakes in the valley! Located at 1500 above sea level, Triglav Lakes Valley is surrounded by stunning landscapes. Today's challenging hike will take you to three of the ten mountain lakes, through forests, across alpine pastures and past traditional timber framed farm buildings. There will also be the chance to catch a glimpse of Slovenia's highest mountain, Mount Triglav, and the surrounding mountains. (Distance: 20km / Duration: 9 hours / Incline: 700m)

Day 3 – Walking Day

Full day

Moderate Route

The moderate walking route will begin in Vintgar Gorge, a 1.6km gorge that was carved by the Radovna River. Marvel at the vertical rocks of the Hom and Boršt hills as you pass by the gorges waterfalls, pools and rapids along an elevated wooden trail ending at a bridge overlooking the 13m high Sum waterfall. Afterwards walk up to Hom hill, before proceeding to Ojstrica and Osojnica peaks from which you will have beautiful views of Lake Bled and the surrounding mountains. (Distance: 13km / Duration: 5 hours / Incline: 300m)

Full Day

Challenging Route

The challenging route will take you to Mt Visevnik, one of Slovenia's most visited peaks. Starting from the Pokljuka Plateau, you will follow a mountain path which begins on open ground and is fairly easy underfoot before becoming a little more broken and rocky underfoot as you approach the summit of Visevnik. The challenging climb will definitely be worth it as once you reach the top there will be breathtaking views of the surrounding Julian Alps and Karavanke mountains. (Distance: 12km / Duration: 5 hours / Incline: 700m)

Day 4 – At leisure

Full day

At leisure

Today you will have a full day at leisure. You may chose to rest and recuperate at your hotel or enjoy some independent exploration in the Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj areas. Your local expert guide will be happy to make suggestions on places to eat, drink, shop, sightsee and explore in your free time. The possibilities to keep you entertained are endless and the choice is all yours! Lunch will be included today at your hotel in Lake Bohinij.

Day 5 – Walking Day

Full day

Moderate route

This morning it will be time to say goodbye to your base in Lake Bohinj as you transfer by coach to Kranjska Gora, an alpine town nestled in the Sava Dolinka Valley of northwest Slovenia. Kranjska Gora enjoys an enviable location near the mountains and glacial lakes of Triglav National Park. During the winter months, Kranjska Gora is Slovenia's largest ski resort but is also an ideal place for hiking with endless opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts during the summer months. (Driving distance 70km / approximate duration 1 hour and 15 minutes). You will embark on your walking day en route from Lake Bohinj to Lake Bled, checking in to your hotel in the evening. The moderate route will take you to the Martuljek waterfalls. Starting in Gozd Martuljek, you will walk through Jasenje Planina, where you can see traditional Slovenian mountain huts and a local chapel, towards Mt Spik, underwhich you will find the Martuljek waterfalls. The upper waterfall is particularly impressive, descending in three levels over a 100m vertical wall. (Distance: 10km / Duration: 5 hours / Incline: 400m)

Full day

Challenging route

Today's challenging route will take you to the summit of Golica. Begin walking from the small alpine village Planina pod Golico, through forests, in order to reach the meadows on the slopes of the Karavanks mountain range. Hike towards the mountain hut before reaching the top of Golicia, from which you will have views of Slovenia to one side and Austria to the other. (Distance: 12km / Duration: 7 hours / Incline: 900m)

Overnight

Accommodation

4 star hotel in Kranjska Gora (3 nights)

Day 6 – Walking Day

Half day

Moderate route

The moderate route will follow the Triglavska Bistrica trail. Begin your day in the Vrata valley in the heart of the Julian Alps towards the base of the northern wall of Slovenia's highest peak, Triglav. You will stop along the way at the Peričnik Falls before continuing along the trail under the Galleries, a series of hollowed conglomerate rocks which have been eroded by the stream. The last stop of the day will be the Aljazev dom mountain hut in Vrata valley, the largest glacial valley on the north side of the Julian Alps. (Distance: 10km / Duration: 4 hours / Incline: 270m)

Full day

Challenging route

Today's challenging route will take you to Luknja. Begin walking in the Vrata valley, walking along the Triglavska Bistrica trail before starting to slowly climb above the forest to see the surrounding mountains rising above the valley of Zadnjica. (Distance: 10km / Duration: 6 hours / Incline: 800m)

Day 7 – Walking Day

Full day

Moderate route

The moderate route will take you to Slemenova Spica, a wonderful grassy viewpoint in the Julian Alps. The coach will take you to Vrsic mountain pass which is 1611m above sea level and from here you will begin walking across the plateau which is surrounded by mountains. You will have the chance to see some of the most beautiful Slovenian peaks along the way , including Mt. Jalovec and Mt. Mangart. Upon reaching Slemenova Spica you will have views down towards the Planica valley, which has been made famous by the Planica ski jumps. (Distance: 10km / Duration: 5 hours / Incline: 300m)

Full day

Challenging route

Today's challenging route will take you to Zavetisce pod Spickom, a shelter set under the Spica peak in the Trenta Valley. The coach will take you to Vrsic mountain pass which is 1611m above sea level and from here you will begin walking through shubbery pines and up slopes of broken rock fragments towards Zavetisce pod Spickom. After enjoying some time to take in the views at the top you will begin the descent down through Trenta Valley, during which you can admire the mountain peaks above the Soca River. (Distance: 18km / Duration: 7 hours / Incline: 800m)

Day 8 – Return home

Morning

At leisure

You will have the morning at leisure to spend as you wish in Kranjska Gora. Relax and take in the alpine atmosphere or do some last minute independent exploration in this outdoor lover's paradise.

Afternoon

Transfer to airport

In the afternoon it will be time to say goodbye to Slovenia as you make the journey back over the border towards Treviso Airport in Italy for your return flight home. (Driving distance 244 km / approximate duration 2 hours and 40 minutes)

* Please note that the order of your excursions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

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Hotel Jezero 4

Enjoying a prime location in the heart of the Julian Alps, Hotel Jezero offers the perfect base for outdoor enthusiasts. Explore the nearby Lake Bohinj, admire the stunning natural surroundings or simply fill your lungs with fresh mountain air. With an onsite wellness centre, swi... read more read more read more

Enjoying a prime location in the heart of the Julian Alps, Hotel Jezero offers the perfect base for outdoor enthusiasts. Explore the nearby Lake Bohinj, admire the stunning natural surroundings or simply fill your lungs with fresh mountain air. With an onsite wellness centre, swimming pool, restaurant and bar you can unwind at the hotel following a day of sightseeing. All rooms have modern furnishings and a balcony, adding to a comfortable stay.

Hotel address
Hotel Jezero
Ribcev Laz 51
4265 Bohinjsko Jezero
Slovenia
Lake Bohinj
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Hotel Kompas 4

Lying at the foothills of the Julian Alps in Kranjska Gora and surrounded by vast gardens and green meadows, Hotel Kompas offers the ideal base for outdoor enthusiasts. Try a taste of traditional Slovenian cuisine at the hotel’s onsite restaurant, enjoy a drink at the bar or rela... read more read more read more

Lying at the foothills of the Julian Alps in Kranjska Gora and surrounded by vast gardens and green meadows, Hotel Kompas offers the ideal base for outdoor enthusiasts. Try a taste of traditional Slovenian cuisine at the hotel’s onsite restaurant, enjoy a drink at the bar or relax in the wellness centre after a day of exploring the great outdoors. Offering modern rooms, right in the heart of nature, the Hotel Kompas is sure to provide a comfortable stay.

Hotel address
Hotel Kompas
Borovška cesta 100
4280 Kranjska Gora
Slovenia
Kranjska Gora
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* Some hotel facilities may be seasonally operated or under maintenance and therefore unavailable at the time of your stay. Charges may apply for certain facilities.

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