Across the Julian Alps to Triglav
- Superb Alpine trekking holiday in the Julian Alps of Slovenia
- Climb to the summit of Triglav the highest mountain in Slovenia
- Easy Via Ferrata scrambling
- Chill out on holiday at beautiful Lake Bled
- Trek via superbly situated mountain huts
Straddling northern Italy and Slovenia, the limestone massif of the Julian Alps is at its wildest and most impressive in the Triglav National Park. Similar to the Dolomites, the Julian Alps form the northernmost part of the Dinaric Alps and are seemingly designed for perfect mountain walking holiday. The stunningly beautiful reserve area of the Triglav National Park extends across a mountainous region of alpine pasture, pine forest, clear streams and rocky lakes, which is served by a number of well-established mountain huts and crossed by several superb waymarked trekking routes. Although not as high as the Western Alps, these mountains are spectacularly rugged and offer simply brilliant high-level alpine style walking. From the lakeside town of Bled, we transfer to the start of our walking near to the lake of Bohinj (Bohinjsko Jezero) and from here make an ascent of Crna Prst (1844m.) which overlooks the lake. Maintaining our height, we spend the next 3 days trekking on a wonderful ridge, traversing 2000 metre peaks, high above lush alpine valleys before crossing the Skrbina Pass (1891m). A gentler walking day in the ‘valley of the 7 lakes,' leads to the foot of the highest mountain in Slovenia, the spectacular triple-summitted Triglav (2864m). The climb to the top is airy, with some scrambling and sections of fixed cable - but the view is described by Baedeker as "... one of the most sublime among the Alps." We can look forward to extensive views across the Julian Alps and over the Karavanke and Kamnik Alps into Austria. This most memorable of mountain walking days provides a fitting climax to a brilliant week's walking holiday in Slovenia. If you are looking for a superb week of hut-to-hut alpine trekking, this holiday walking across the Julian Alps of Slovenia to the summit of Triglav is hard to beat.
Is this holiday for you?
This is real mountain trekking journey with significant amounts of ascent and descent on most days. The trails are predominantly good but there are sections of rocky ridgewalking. We will be walking for between 5 and 8 hours each day. There is some exposure at times and especially on the final 2-hour ascent from the Kedarica Hut to the summit of Triglav, where there are sections of route which are equipped with fixed cable. This trekking holiday is suitable for regular hillwalkers, looking for an excellent week's mountain walking in a largely undiscovered part of the world. For 5 nights we will stay in mountain huts which are mostly inaccessible by vehicle and this means that group members will carry all of their personal equipment throughout the trip. Considering that all bedding is provided in the huts this need not mean carrying a large or heavy backpack. However, the fact that this holiday is not vehicle supported does have a big influence on the overall grading.