Across the Julian Alps to Triglav
Slovenia, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £695 (land only) - from €975 (land only) - from $1,175 (land only)
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- Superb alpine trekking holiday in the Julian Alps of Slovenia
- Climb to the summit of Slovenia`s highest mountain - Triglav 2864m
- Perfect introduction to easy Via Ferrata and alpine scrambling
- Post-trek chill-out time based in picturesque Lake Bled
- Off the beaten track ridge walking above breathtaking Lake Bohinj
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 Mt Triglav, is impossible to beat. Straddling northern Italy and Slovenia, the limestone massif of the Julian Alps are designed perfectly for breathtaking mountain walking and are at their wildest and most impressive in the Triglav National Park. The stunningly beautiful reserve area of the Triglav extends across a mountainous region of alpine pasture, pine forest, clear streams and rocky lakes, which is served by a number of well-established traditional mountain huts and crossed by several superb waymarked trekking routes. 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 glacier lake of Bohinj (Bohinjsko Jezero) and from here make an ascent of Crna Prst (1844m.), which offers an awe-inspiring vista. 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 magnificent Skrbina Pass (1891m). A gentler but memorable walking day in the ‘Valley of the Seven Lakes,' leads to the foot of the highest mountain in Slovenia, the spectacular triple-summitted Triglav (2864m). The climb to the top is outstanding - excitingly airy along a jaw-dropping trail, some brilliant scrambling and sections of fixed cable, whilst the summit view is described by Baedeker as "... one of the most sublime among the Alps." We can look forward to an extensive panorama across the Julian Alps, the Karavanke Mountains, the Kamnik Alps and into neighbouring Austria. This most memorable of mountain walking days provides a fitting climax to a brilliant week's walking holiday in Slovenia, topped off perfectly by a final night in Lake Bled.
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.