Julian Alps Lakes and Mountains
Slovenia, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £695 (land only) - from €975 (land only) - from $1,140 (land only)
Centre-based in the picturesque Lake Bled!
We've been running walking and trekking holidays in Slovenia for more than 10 years so we don't only show you the Julian Alps. We include the charming Karavanke Mountains too, for a true "off the beaten track" walking experience!
- A centre-based walking holiday in the spectacular Julian Alps
- Fantastic two day trek to the `Valley of the Seven Lakes`
- Superb walks to glacier lakes and stunning views of Mt Triglav
- Alpine meadows, medieval castles and hidden waterfalls
- Time at leisure to explore the charming capital of Ljubljana
The breathtaking Julian Alps lie at the eastern extremity of the main European alpine chain, straddling the border between Italy and north western Slovenia. These striking limestone peaks, rising above blue lakes and alpine meadows are dotted with tiny traditional villages. We base ourselves in a beautiful mountainous area, rich in contrasting trails and therefore, perfect for a moderately-paced walking holiday. Lake Bled is a picture postcard lakeside town with an iconic island church and wonderful mountain backdrop, ensuring we spend less time traveling and more time walking! In a series of day walks, we will explore the Karavanke Mountains on the border of Austria with its network of tunnels, the hidden valleys and waterfalls of the Martuljak Mountains, the beautiful forested Pokljuka plateau where shepherds and cow herders carry on a traditional way of life unchanged for centuries, and the spectacular Triglav National Park home to Slovenia's highest mountain Mt Triglav (2864m) `Three Heads!` The highlight of the week is a two-day trek into the beautiful Triglav National Park where we make use of a spectacular cable car ride to get high into the Julian Alps and stay overnight in a traditional mountain hut, stunningly located on the east-viewing ridge of the Komna Plateau overlooking the glacier lake of Bohinj. This classic ‘Lakes and Mountains' walking holiday is the perfect introduction to moderate alpine hiking in a spectacular setting and with all the comforts of a hotel base.
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.