Julian Alps Lakes and Mountains
Slovenia, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £645 (land only) - from €905 (land only) - from $1,060 (land only)
Includes only the very best of Slovenia's stunning scenery!
We've been successfully running walking and trekking holidays in Slovenia for more than 10 years. Join us on this Lake Bled centre-based holiday, and experience not only the spectacular Julian Alps, but the charming Karavanke Mountains too!
- A centre-based walking holiday in the spectacular Julian Alps
- Mountain hut experience overlooking beautiful Lake Bohinj
- Walk the Valley of the Seven Lakes for superb views of Mt Triglav
- Alpine meadows, medieval castles and hidden waterfalls
- Stay in Lake Bled - time to explore the pretty capital Ljubljana
The breath-taking Julian Alps lying in the eastern European alpine chain, and straddling the border between Italy and Slovenia, offers some of the most breath-taking scenery in the entire European Alps. These striking limestone peaks, rising above blue lakes and alpine meadows are dotted with tiny traditional villages, mountain hamlets, lush alpine meadows and richly forested plateaus. We base ourselves in the beautiful lakeside town of Bled, superbly located in the heart of the mountainous area and therefore, perfect for a moderately-paced walking holiday. Staying in Lake Bled ensures we spend less time traveling and more time walking! Lake Bled is a picture postcard alpine town with a pretty island, an iconic mediaeval castle, and wonderful mountain backdrop, which includes a fantastic panorama of Mount Triglav, Slovenia's highest mountain. We start by exploring the Karavanke Mountains on the border of Austria and Slovenia with its network of mountains tunnels before walking the hidden valleys and waterfalls of the Martuljak Mountains beneath beautiful Mt Spik ` the Matterhorn of Slovenia.` The charming high plateau and forested area of Pokljuka, is an area where shepherds and cow herders carry on a traditional way of life unchanged for centuries, whilst the spectacular Triglav National Park is home to Slovenia's highest mountain Mt Triglav (2864m) `Three Heads!` However, the highlight of the week is a two-day trek into the beautiful Triglav National Park and Valley of the Seven Lakes, where we make use of a spectacular cable car ride to get high into the Julian Alps, which offers awesome views of Mount Triglav. Here we stay overnight in a traditional mountain hut, stunningly located on the Komna ridge in an alpine amphitheatre, whilst overlooking the crystal clear glacier lake of Bohinj. This classic ‘Lakes and Mountains' walking holiday is the perfect introduction to moderate alpine hiking in a spectacular setting, combined with all the comforts of a hotel whilst based in Slovenia's prettiest town.
Is this holiday for you?
This is a hotel based walking week at the heart of the Julian Alps. On each day's walk we follow good and well-marked trails. The average distance covered each day is around 10 to 15 kilometres (6 - 9 miles) with varying amounts of ascent and descent. We would expect to be walking for 5 to 6 hours at a moderate pace with time to stop and take in the scenery. During the holiday we spend one night in a mountain hut at 1520 metres using a cable car to gain the majority of this elevation.