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Walking Via Alpina

Tour Details

Country:
Slovenia  
Duration:
8 days
Best period:
April
May
June
July
August
September
Price from:
€ 580

This short-break tour is a collection of different grade walks. However, none of them have a climbers rating. You will be walking along mountain ridges, meadows and valley floors, slowly descending from east to west. This is a picturesque alpine trail with stunning views at every turn. The tour is suitable for experienced walkers with suitable equipment.

Itinerary
DAY 1. ARRIVAL IN JEZERSKO.
With its idyllic location in a basin between the towering Kamnik-Savinja Alps and Karawanke Mountains, on the border with Austria, the small romantic village of Jezersko will be the starting point for your hike. You will spend the next two nights here (3* hotel).
DAY 2. JEZERSKO - JEZERSKO
2 hrs* / 640m. A warm-up hike to Česka koča mountain hut.
This short walk leads up to just above the tree line to one of the oldest alpine huts in Slovenia (100 years old), where you will be blessed with an outstanding view into the two parallel valleys. Your return route takes you past Shepherds Lake and back to Jezersko (3* hotel).

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DAY 3. (car transfer) JEZERSKO - PREDDVOR
6 hrs* / ascent 900m and descent 1100m .
Following a short bus transfer to the starting point, you will hike up Baseljsko Sedlo and head to the mountain hut on the Kokra saddle where you could have lunch and enjoy an outstanding view across the Kamnik-Savinja mountain range. During the afternoon you will take a nice stroll back down though hillside villages to Preddvor and past Črnava Lake (3* country inn).
DAY 4. PREDDVOR - TRŽIČ
4 hrs* / ascent 200m.
Today you will head west through a picture-perfect vista framed by two great mountain ranges. The trail traverses the foothills of the Karawanke mountain range with the Julian Alps forming the backdrop. The trail passes through typical alpine villages, wide open valleys resplendent with wild flower and Kozolec (large racks for drying hay, unique to Slovenia) (2* country inn).
DAY 5. (car transfer) TRŽIČ - BEGUNJE
4 hrs* / descent 700 m, ascent 250m.
You will be taken by car to the starting point at Ljubelj, on the Austrian border. From here the trail leads through a short underground tunnel originally dug by merchants in order to reduce the travelling time between Carniola and Carinthia. As you emerge at the other side the trail then follows the old shepherd’s route before entering the peaceful Draga Valley, which takes you on your final leg into the historic village of Begunje. Begunje is also the home town of the famous Slavko Avsenik / Oberkrainer band. 2 kms down the road are the ruins of Kamen Castle (4* hotel).
DAY 6. BEGUNJE – BLED
5 hrs* / descent 150m, ascent 200m.
As the morning sunlight fills the valley, you will ascend to the little church of St. Petrus, an important sentry point in the days of the Turkish raids. From here you trek along a mountain ridge, taking in the stunning views across the Sava Valley. As you descend towards Bled, you could take a short diversion into the stunning 1.6km Vintgar Gorge, carved 150m deep into the mountains by the Radovna River (4* hotel).
DAY 7: (car transfer) POKLJUKA – USKOVNICA SADLE – VOJE – LAKE BOHINJ
5 hrs, 12 kms / ascent 200m. Mountain meadows & tree line walk (hotel 4*).
Today you will be driven by car up to the Pokljuka Plateau from which you will begin your hike across mountain pastures and old farmhouses where you will come to a viewing point providing outstanding views into the Bohinj Valley. As you descend you can stop at the little historic village of Studor where you can visit the museum and see how people lived 150 years ago. Your final destination is Lake Bohinj, the jewel in the heart of the Triglav National Park, and the small settlement of Ribčev Laz (Fisherman’s Pass).
DAY 8. End of tour or extension of stay in Bohinj.

Accommodation and luggage transportation
2-3-star hotels/guesthouses as specified in the itinerary; en-suite rooms on bed & breakfast basis; luggage transfers included (see "The price includes")

inn to inn trekking in slovenia, julian alpsGroup size: Min. 2 pers

Single supplement: 130 Euro; Halfboard (6 dinners in hotels (no dinner on Day 4): 110 Euro;


The price includes:
• Welcome meeting upon arrival.
• 7 night accommodation in above mentioned hotels / boarding houses in a two bedded room with WC and shower, based on bed&breakfast basis.
• Car transfer on days 3, 5 and 7.
• Luggage transport between hotels (one piece per person).
• Information package including detailed route description (in form of a picture book) with corresponding maps (one per room). Both need to be returned to Helia after the trip.
• Backup service (hotline) during the walk.

The price does not include:
• Entrance fees
• Other meals/drinks/personal expenses
• Transfer from Ljubljana airport to Jezersko: 45 EUR per person  Bohinj to Ljubljana Airport 45 EUR. Bohinj to Jezersko 45 EUR. All prices per person, one way, two persons minimum.

Tips:
Via Alpina – Purple Route is part of Transalpine walking Trail. In Slovenia it starts at Mt. Triglav, follows Valley of Sava River and later ridges of Karawanke range and Stone Alps. The tour runs between 15/5 and 01/10. 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.


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