Julian Alps Lakes and Mountains
Slovenia, Trek & Walk, 8 days - from £695 (land only) - from €835 (land only) - from $1,145 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group's hotel base in Bled. A single timed group airport transfer is provided from Ljubljana Airport to Bled. KE Land Only package services begin with the evening meal.
Day 2: Walk in the Karavanke Mountains through the 'Barons Tunnels' to the Prevala hut for lunch, then through meadows and forest to Kamen Castle. Walk distance 12km, 900m of ascent, 1300m of descent, approx 5-6 hours walking.
Day 3: Today we begin a 2-day high level walk through the Julian Alps. Driving into the Triglav National Park to Lake Bohinj, we take a cable car ride into the mountains and walk with spectacular views of surrounding peaks, including Triglav, to our overnight stop in the Dom na Komni Hut (1525 metres). Walk distance 12km, 945m of ascent, 975m of descent, approx 5 - 6 hours walking.
Day 4: Leaving the hut our walk today takes us through the beautiful valley of the 'Triglav Lakes', past a series of 7 differently coloured lakes, before descending to our waiting tour bus and returning to Bled. Walk distance 10km, 350m ascent, 1300m descent, approx 5 - 6 hours walking.
Day 5: A free day to enjoy the lakeside town of Bled. For those who wish there are a number of possibilities for walks in the surrounding area or it is possible to arrange an optional excursion to see the Postojana caves or to visit the Slovenian capital city, Ljubljana.
Day 6: Starting at the small village of Gozd Martuljek, we follow forest trails to a 'hidden valley' in the Martuljak Mountains and through a gorge to a series of waterfalls. We have the option to take lunch at the Lipovceva Hut before returning to Gozd Martuljek and back to Bled. Walk distance 10.5km, 1130m ascent, 1120m descent. Approx 5-6 hours walking.
Day 7: We see a completely different side of this region today as we climb up onto the Pokljuka Plateau, rich in flora and fauna and where the traditional way of life is still practiced by the few shepherds and cow herders who live here. There are many variatiions for walks here and afterwards we return to Bled. Approx 5 hours walking.
Day 8: KE Land Only package services end after breakfast with an early afternoon single group transfer from Bled to Ljubljana Airport.