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Julian Alps Peaks Walk

Tour Details

Country:
Slovenia  
Duration:
8 days
Best period:
July
August
September
Price from:
€ 620

Finally a walk in heart of Julian Alps which will take you to the top of mountains. A very picturesque mountain tour, emphasis on the countryside and natural points of interest. Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj are visited. Tour is suitable for fit walkers. It requires some basic experience in walking at high level mountains, narrow paths and a short section of ferrata type track. Not suitable for children.

Itinerary
DAY 1. ARRIVAL IN BLED
(501 mtrs)
Arrival to Bled, a world famous town on the shore of a beautiful glacial lake, with its unique island church sitting proudly in the lake, and the castle perched high upon a cliff standing guard over the town (hotel 4*).

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DAY 2. BLED – POKLJUKA HIGH PLATEAU
(11 km, 620 ascend, 6 hrs walking).
A short morning car transfer brings you to the staring point, on top of Pokljuka high plateau (1280 m) – starting point of many hiking trails in Julian Alps. The warming-up hike will lead you over mountain pastures and through dense fir forests to up to Lipanska Hut. A typical hikers' lunch can be taken there. The afternoon walk will bring you along a panoramic route (excellent views of Karawanke range, Pokljuka plateau, Krma valley and Bohinj Mountains) to biathlon centre of Pokljuka where you stay for the night (hotel 3*).
DAY 3. POKLJUKA – PLANIKA HUT
(10,5 km, 1100 ascent, 7 hrs walking)
After breakfast – off it goes to the heart of Triglav National Park and Julian Alps. The trail slowly ascends to Vodnikov Dom hut, where lunch and rest can be taken. Daily destination is Planika hut, right underneath Mt. Triglav – highest Slovene mountain (2864 m). Planika hut is an ideal starting point for a climb to Mt. Triglav, however, additional nights need to be booked there to accomplish this extra climb (the climb is partly a “via ferrata”, some alpine experience and a helmet are recommended).
(Today your main luggage gets collected at Pokljuka hotel and is safely stored in Helia’s head office in Bled until you reach Bohinj at the end of the walk. You will not have access to it until then so make sure you have everything you need in your backpack) (mountain hut accommodation).
DAY 4. PLANIKA HUT – KOČA PRI TRIGLAVSKIH JEZERIH
(11 km, 700 descend, 6 hrs walking).
After a hearty breakfast you will start your walk across the Hribarice pass (2358m) in the direction of the Koča pri Triglavskih Jezerih hut. On your way to the hut you can stop and admire the beauty of one the Triglav Park’s seven lakes, Zeleno Jezero (Green Lake), whose name is derived from the high algae content painting the lake a gorgeous lush green. As you continue on you will enjoy the beautiful view into the rest of the Dolina Triglavskih Jezer (The Valley of the Triglav Lakes). From the Koča pri Triglavski Jezerih hut it’s about a 3-hour hike to the Koča pri Savici hut where you will spend the night (mountain hut accommodation).
DAY 5. KOČA PRI TRIGLAVSKIH JEZERIH – SAVICA WATERFALL HUT
(10 km, 1000 descend, 4,5 to 5,5 hrs).
A long descend into the valley awaits you. During lunch break at Komna hut you will also enjoy great view of Bohinj Lake. The day will end with a short 20-minute walk to Savica Waterfall, which is one of the most famous and popular waterfalls in Slovenia. An alpine Karst spring flows to the top of the waterfall and then cascades 78 metres and subsequently feeds the mighty Lake Bohinj. (Your main luggage will await you here.) (mountain hut accommodation or hotel 3*).
DAY 6. SAVICA WATERFALL HUT - RIBČEV LAZ / BOHINJ VALLEY
(13 km, 100 m ascend, 4 to hrs).
After breakfast, a relaxing walk along the northern shore of Bohinj Lake will bring you to Ribcev Laz village where where you can warm your blood with delicious home-made honey brandy and schnapps in the local bars. In summer months one can enjoy a swim in crystal clear water of Bohinj Lake. Alternatively, one can ascend Mt. Vogel with a cabin cable car. From top (1532 m) you'll be able to enjoy a perfect panoramic view of Julian Alps and area you walked previous days (hotel 4*).
DAY 7. RIBČEV LAZ / BOHINJ VALLEY – LAKE BLED.
After breakfast you will be transferred to Lake Bled, a place that attracts visitors with its combination of natural wonders and unique culture and history. The surrounding region offers plenty of excellent hiking opportunities, including a walk to the stunning Vintgar Gorge. There is a 1600-metre long walk on a wooden walkway, which leads through the scenic gorge along the Radovna River to the Sum Waterfall. Heading east, following well-marked signs for Bled, you have about 1 km to the Church of St. Catherine. From here it’s about 4 kms back to Bled Lake. If you prefer a nice leisurely stroll on your final day, a hike around the lake takes about 1 hour. You can reach the famous island church on the lake by a special boat called “Pletna”, or visit Bled Castle and its museum inside. The museum hosts an interesting exhibition on the history of the castle. Your final night will be spent in a nice hotel overlooking the lake (hotel 4*).
DAY 8. DEPARTURE FROM BLED.
The tour ends with a hearty breakfast, after which you are free to do as you please.

Acommodation and luggage transportation
3-4-star hotels as specified in the itinerary - 4 nights; mountain huts - 3 nights (basic accommodation with limited and / or shared facilities; dormitories; linen is included); bed & breakfast basis; Luggage transfers included: between overnight addresses in hotels (during high altitude walks, from day 3 to day 5 clients need to carry own clothing / personal items with them).

independent trekking in slovenia; self-guided walksGroup size: Min. 2 pers.

Single supplement: 80 Euro (only available in hotels); Halfboard: 70 Euro (4 dinners in hotels)

The price includes:
• Accommodation in hotels and huts as mentioned above on a bed & breakfast basis.
• Welcome meeting upon arrival.
• Car transfers on days 2 and 7.
• Information package including detailed route description (in form of a picture book) with corresponding maps (one per room). Both need to be returned after the trip.
• Luggage transport between hotels (one piece per person).
• Information pack including detailed route description (in form of a picture book) with corresponding maps (one per room).
• Backup service (hotline) during the trip.

The price does not include:
• Entrance fees
• Cable car ride to Vogel high plateau
• Other meals/drinks/personal expenses and transfers
• Transfers: Ljubljana Airport to Bled or vv 30 EUR per person; one way, two persons minimum.

Tips
The nearest airports are Ljubljana, Klagenfurt, Graz and Trieste. Ryanair offers very reasonably priced flights to Trieste, Easyjet to Ljubljana, from where transfers can be arranged.
This walk can be done any day of the year from July to mid-September.


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