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Hiking in the Julian Alps
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Hiking in the Julian Alps

Hiking Slovenia's Julian Alps

Follow the Via Alpina through Triglav National Park

Trip Details

Location Triglav National Park, Slovenia
Length 9 days
Grades Moderate, Strenuous
Accommodations Hotels, Mountain Huts
Group size 5-12
Dates We will be scheduling dates for this trip soon. Please check back.
Land Cost
Single Supp Cost

Hiking Trip Summary

Sharing borders with Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Hungary to the east and Croatia and the Adriatic Sea to the south, Slovenia boasts incredible natural diversity for such a diminutive country. Our 8-day Hiking the Julian Alps is brimming with some of Slovenia’s most stunning landscapes.

Beginning in the Prague-like capital of Ljubljana, we will visit the lakeside town of Bled, with its picturesque island church and hillside castle, walk the Vintgar Gorge and visit the medieval town of Radovljica, finally traveling northwest to the Lake Bohnj in the heart of the Julian Alps.

Our 4-day hut-to-hut circuit through the Julian Alps will pass through one of Europe’s oldest and largest parks, Triglav National Park. Encompassing the tallest peaks in Slovenia, including Triglav at 2,864m, this is not only a landscape of towering limestone spires but of rich medieval forests and lush open valleys. Dotted with old-world mountain huts set in green meadows and along emerald green lakes, this area offers a hiking experience reminiscent of a bygone era. Dipping into the Upper Soca Valley, known for its unspoiled beauty and rich history, we’ll get a taste of this area depicted in Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms before our tour comes full circle, returning to Ljubljana.

As in past years, we continue our collaboration with our friends at TrekTrek Adventures, one of the foremost active travel companies in Slovenia, working to introduce travelers to not only to hiking in the Julian Alps, but to the many unspoiled natural treasures, the country possesses.


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Additional Information


If you wish to have your own room, there is a single supplement charge. Please let us know if you would like a single at the time of registration. If you are traveling alone and would like to share a room, we will match you with a roommate. If there is no one with whom you can share, a “forced” single rate of $275 will apply.


  • Group transfer to and from the Ljubljana Airport
  • All accommodations
  • All breakfasts
  • 6 lunches
  • 6 dinners
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Guide/s
  • As always, lots of great hiking!


Airfare, 2 lunches, optional/individual transfers or excursions, items not on set dinner menu, beverages, tips to guides, insurance, items of a personal nature.


This hike is not vehicle supported for the 4-day hut-to-hut portion of the trip. For these days, you will need to carry a moderate-sized pack with the clothing and accessories you will need for the duration of this portion of the hike. (See our sample packing list.) With advances in synthetic clothing and other travel gear, it’s possible to keep your pack weight to 20 lbs. or less, including lunch and water.


During the trip, we will be staying at mountain huts and hotels.

Hotels: Our accommodations in Ljubljana, Lake Bohinj, and Kranjska Gora are comfortable 3- and 4-star hotels and B&Bs with private baths.

Huts: Three nights will be spent in mountain huts. These huts vary greatly, depending on their location, but are generally very simple and rustic, yet comfortable. They have small bunk rooms or dormitories, each bunk with blankets and a pillow. The huts have warm and cozy dining areas where dinners and breakfasts are served. All huts have outdoor areas where you can admire the view and relax over a cup of coffee or cool beverage after your hike. The facilities are shared. The huts in Slovenia do have facilities for washing but do not have showers. Each hut has its own charm, unique character, and spectacular view!

Breakfasts are served at the hotels or hut. Dinners are served at the huts as well. Some of our dinners may be taken at local restaurants and lunches are picnic style along the trail or at mountain huts along our route.


It is most convenient to fly into Ljubljana’s Jože Pučnik Airport, which is located 23 kilometers north of the city. Ljubljana can also be reached by train from anywhere within Europe, just be sure to allow extra travel time. Ljubljana is four hours from Venice by train and six hours from Innsbruck or Vienna.


The group will meet at the Ljubljana Airport in the afternoon for a transfer to our hotel in Ljubljana.


The trip will end after breakfast on the last day, with a transfer from Lake Bohinj back to the Ljubljana Airport.


Our Hiking in the Julian Alps trip is a unique experience for those strong hikers who are looking for solid hiking through Slovenia's Julian Alps and are intrigued by the idea of staying in old-world mountain huts. This hike is a mix of both remote mountain hiking and overnight stops at the resort village of Lake Bohinj and Kranjska Gora, as well as the capital city of Ljubljana.


For a more detailed itinerary that includes daily elevation gains, losses, and distances, or to register, please contact us. We're also happy to supply a list of past participants willing to share their insights into this guided Hiking the Julian Alps experience.

Reserving This Trip

A deposit of $500 along with your completed registration forms will reserve a space on your requested trip. We accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express card as well as personal checks. To make a deposit, you may either follow one of the “Reserve a Trip” links below, give us a call at 1-888-845-5781, or include your payment information in the area provided when completing your registration forms.

The balance is due 90 days prior to departure for most of our trips. When applying less than 75 days prior to departure, full payment is due. For final payments, we accept MasterCard, Visa, and American Express, as well as personal checks.

As confirmation of receipt of your deposit, we will send you a comprehensive packet of information pertaining to your trip, an invoice for final payment and additional information including release agreement form, medical information form, travel information, and packing list. Upon receipt of final payment and no later than 30 days prior to your trip start, you will receive trip rendezvous information and a list of accommodations. Returning trip participants will receive a 5% discount on most trips.

Receipt of all forms will finalize your registration.

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