HIKING IN SLOVENIA - JULIAN ALPS & SOČA VALLEY

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HIKING IN SLOVENIA - JULIAN ALPS & SOČA VALLEY

Departure Date

Every Monday

Duration

7 nights / 8 days

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Tour description

Slovenia is a hiking paradise. Pure and intact nature of Triglav National Park with magnificent Lake Bled, mountains Krn with it’s crystal clear mountain lake and a true paradise for nature lovers – beautiful Soča River Valley. All this in one program – in a week long group hiking holiday.

Yes, we are pretty sure this guided trekking tour will take your breath away.

We start in the most popular places in the Julian Alps, including the famous Bled and Bohinj Lakes. The trail leads us through rich spruce tree forests and picturesque mountain pastures on the high karst plateau Pokljuka. You’ll get the chance to admire incredible alpine scenery. The highlight of the trek is the Mt. Krn on 2,244 m (SloActive’s favorite peak in Julian Alps). Once on top you are rewarded with wonderful views (in good weather). You can see all the way to the Adriatic Sea, Matajur, Stol, Kanin, Triglav, Lake Krn and more.

Descending to Soča Valley is also special. The emerald Soča River Valley will inspire you with its natural features and scenery. The last two nights are in Bovec – Soča Valley’s capital. Bovec offers plenty for adventure-sports enthusiasts. Nestled below the Julian Alps, above the Soča River and surrounded with Triglav National Park is just a fairy-tale town.

Join us on our majestic group hiking tour in Slovenia. You’ll be accomodated in beautiful and welcoming (smaller) hotels, two nights you’ll sleep in mountain huts in pristine natural environment. You’ll have the chance to eat typical Slovenian food and you can taste some of our famous honey brandy or borovničevec (bilberry brandy).

*Cover Photo; Tomaž Rozman

Highlights:
Triglav National Park with Lake Bled & Lake Bohinj
Mt. Krn
, the highest mountain of the Krn mountains in the heart of Julian Alps with the scenic Krn lake and colorful alpine flora
Bovec – the capital of Soča Valley
Soča Valley – Paradise for active vacation in nature

Date;
4.7.2020 – 11.7.2020 (7 nights / 8 days)

Tour course

Day 1

Individual arrival to Bled.

Lake Bled, famous for its immense natural beauty, together with its surroundings is considered to be one of the most beautiful alpine resorts. It is a perfect start of this unique group hiking holiday. We recommend you to come a day earlier and book an extra night here as you will love exploring this fabolous place. With its island in the middle of the lake and other natural and cultural sights, Bled will surely amaze you. And do not forget to taste the world wide known Bled cream cake, one of the Symbols of Bled. In the evening briefing with your tour guide and welcome dinner. (Hotel 4* or a good 3* hotel).
Day 2

Pokljuka Plateau – Bohinj Valley (Approx. 14,5 Km, 100 M Ascent, 4-5 Hours)

Morning (short) transfer to Pokljuka plateau (1.300 m) where our hike beginns. Fir forests, verdant mountain pastures and traditional mountain villages will be our company today. We'll admire incredible alpine scenery in Pokljuka, one of its appealing points are certainly the cattle, still grazing on many pastures during the summer season, local shepherds and cheese makers. Descending to Bohinj we'll walk through Mostnica, an Alpine river with gorges and watterfalls, and Voje valley, both with magnificent nature. Last part of the hike takes us through historic villages with traditional farmhouses and hayracks that are declared as an architectural monument. Our destination for today is beautiful Lake Bohinj, the largest lake in Slovenia in the heart of the Triglav National Park. (Hotel 4*, meals included: breakfast and dinner). *Photo of Bohinj Lake, Photo archive: www.slovenia.info, Photographer: Matevž Lenarčič
Day 3

Bohinj Valley - Mt. Komna (2,244 m) (Approx. 12 Km, 1.050 M Ascent, 5-6 Hours)

Our day starts magnificent! First we'll cross the Bohinj Lake on a boat, then we get to see the third most visited attraction in Slovenia. A spectacular waterfall, hidden amidst the steep walls of the Komarča - The Savica Waterfall. It is the source of the Sava Bohinjka (known under the name of Savica) to the spot where it flows into Lake Bohinj. It is one of the must-see sights for Bohinj first-timers. Today's goal is mountain Komna on 1,527 m. Komna is a vast plateau, which rises on the west side of Lake Bohinj. It is popular hiking destination but even more popular in winter as a ski-touring area due to the fact that the hut on Komna is open also during winter. (Mt hut, meals included: breakfast and dinner). *Photo of Waterfall Savica, Photo archive: www.slovenia.info, Photographer: Mojca Odar
Day 4

Mt Komna - Mt Krn - Krn Lake (Approx. 19 Km, 1.130 M Ascent, 7-8 Hours, optional shorter version 3-4 hours)

Todaj we'll hike to one of the most beautiful mountains in Slovenia. A very popular mountain with its typical and recognisable shape in the heart of Julian Alps is seen from far away. Towards north and west the peak is steeply cut while the southern side descends in a more gentle way through green and golden meadows towards Soča Valley. During World War I fierce battles were fought on Krn and Batognica and one can still spot pieces of barbed wire, grenades and other sad remains from this tragic period. But today, Krn and the scenic Krn Lake (Slovenia's highest lake) are visited because the hike offers beautiful views and colorful alpine flora. (Mt Hut, meals included: breakfast and dinner) *Photo of the ascent to Mt Krn, Photo archive: www.slovenia.info, Photographer: Marko Šinkovec *Photo of Krn Lake: Tomaž Rozman
Day 5

Krn Lake - Lepena Valley (Approx. 10 Km, 100 M Ascent, 4-5 Hours)

From picture-perfect 300 m long and 150 m wide Krn Lake we'll start descending to Lepena Valley. We'll start from the water and we'll finish by the water too. At the end of the hike you'll get the chance to admire one of the most beautiful natural sights on the Soča River and an important natural treasure of the Triglav National Park. The Great Soča Gorge. The emerald green river Soča has carved 750 metres long gorge that is only a few metres wide and 15 metres deep. The narrow Soča Gorge is truly incredible, a Natural Treat for the Eyes and Soul. (Private guesthouse, meals included: breakfast and dinner) *1st Photo of River Soča, Photo archive: www.slovenia.info, Photographer: Alan Kosmač *2nd Photo of River Soča, Photographer: Tomaž Rozman
Day 6

Lepena Valley - Bovec (Approx. 10 Km, 200 M Ascent, 4-5 Hours)

From stunning Lepena Valley we'll hike to the Soča Valley's capital town - Bovec. Small but beautiful alpine town Bovec, surrounded with attractive mountains such as Kanin and Krn, with emerald green Soča river and plenty of active summer & winter offer is one of the most popular outdoor destinations in Europe. You'll spend two days in this amazing picturesque world of the Julian Alps. (Hotel 3*, meals included: breakfast and dinner) *Photo of Bovec, Photo archive: www.slovenia.info *Photo of Soča River, Photographer: Tomaž Rozman
Day 7

Bovec - round hiking tour (Approx. 12,5 Km, 560 M Ascent, 4-5 Hours)

Also today will be a beautiful hiking day. We'll take you to see the most visited cultural sight in the Soča Valley, the majestic Kluže fort. Located just above the Koritnica gorge, Kluže fort is an important monument to the defence against Turkish invasions, Napoleon's army and attacks during the World War I. It is captured in the remarkable nature, between the steep slopes of Rombon, Slemen and the 70 m deep emerald green gorges of the River Koritnica. The fort is called also Bovška vrata (the door of Bovec) due to its strategic important position. (Hotel 3*, meals included: breakfast and dinner) *Photo of Koritnica river, Photographer: Tomaž Rozman
Day 8

End of the programe and individual departure (meals included: breakfast)

Should you wish to prolong your stay we would be happy to assist you with booking extra nights.

Price

Price per person (sharing a double room): 1.315 €

Price includes:
5 overnights with breakfast and dinner in Hotels 3* and 4* with en suite facilities (sometimes dinner is outside hotel in a local restaurant)
2 overnights with breakfast and dinner in Mountain Hut (shared beds)
English speaking tour guide throughout the tour (starts with welcome meeting and dinner on Day 1 and ends after group dinner on Day 7)
Entrance fee to Mostnica Gorge
Boat drive on the Bohinj Lake
Entrance fee for the Savica Waterfall
All transfers as described in tour programe
Luggage transfers between the hotels (to Mountain Huts no luggage transfer)
Preparation, organization and VAT

Optional supplements:
Single accomodation 125 € (only in hotels, in Mountain Hut shared beds)
Airport & city transfers (prices are per person, minimum number two people sharing a transfer):
– Airport Ljubljana – Bled 30 €
– Ljubljana City – Bled 45 €
– Klagenfurt airport, Austria – Bled 70 €
– Villach train station / city – Bled 60 €
– Bovec – Ljubljana City 75 €
– Bovec – Ljubljana Airport 60 €

Minimum and maximum number of participants: 6 and 14

What’s not included;
Arrival / departure to / from first / last hotel
Flight tickets
Travel insurance
Gratuity
Lunch’s, drinks
All other expenses that are not mentioned in what’s included description

Accomodations;
Mixture of 4* and 3* hotels & private guesthouse’s with en suite facilities, 2 Mountain Huts with shared beds

Category:
Moderate difficulty, nothing too challeging. For better physical prepared guests. You should be able to hike for round 5 hours with climbs and descents.

Key information;
This guided tour is designed for a smaller group (max 14 pax). We strongly believe that smaller number of guests creates best group dynamic; you’ll get to know people from different countries and different backgrounds with a shared interest in travel. One of our local guides will be with you throughout the programe, this way you get a unique insight into local life. They know the stories behind the sights you’ll see, plus they are famous for going the extra mile to make sure your holiday is the best it can possibly be!

Date;
4.7.2020 – 11.7.2020 (7 nights / 8 days)

*Extra nights before / after tour on request. We would be happy to assist you with booking extra nights.

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