Mountains and Lakes of Slovenia

Self-Guided Tour - 8 Days / 7 Nights

The tiny country of Slovenia is a special gem: richly endowed with mountains, lakes, plateaus and rivers; wonderfully preserved historical monuments; a wine culture that boasts the oldest producing vine in the world; plus 47 kilometres of sparkling Adriatic coastline.
The Julian Alps are the base for this wonderful walk in the northwest of Slovenia.
Highlights include:

  • Breathtaking Lake Bled, the spectacular setting of 1000 year old Bled Castle.
  • The Vintgar Gorge with the hilltop chapel of St Katarina
  • Lake Bohinj & Mt Triglav

Your Journey

Day 1

Tour starts from alpine village of Podkoren (Kranjska Gora), a 5 minute drive from the Italian and Austrian borders, and 90 km from the Slovenia's capital, Ljubljana. Famous for hosting the annual World Cup Slalom each January.

Day 2 Podkoren/Kranjska Gora - Martuljek - Podkoren 18 km

Walk through the Jasna Valley with views of the Prisank and Razor Mountains. Visit the Russian Chapel dedicated to the POW who died in WW1 whilst building the military road over the local pass.

Day 3 Podkoren - Three Countries Point - Podkoren 19 km

Walk to the summit of Mt. Peč (1508m) and the triple border point where Slovenia, Italy and Austria meet. Descend through the valley of the Sava River to Podkoren.

Day 4 Radovna Valley - Vintgar Gorge - Lake Bled 11 km

Transfer to the stunning 1.6km Vintgar Gorge, carved 150m deep into the mountains by the Radovna River. The trail will lead you along a wooden walkway through the gorge to reach world-famous Bled Lake. Stop off at the lovely Katarina Church viewpoint.

Day 5 Bled - Bohinjska Bela - Lake Bled - Bled 15 km

Stroll into Bled, on the shore of a beautiful glacial lake, with its unique island church sitting amidst the lake, and the castle spectacularly perched on a cliff above the town and lake. Walk to the neighbouring villages and Osojnica for marvellous views. End the day with the local speciality - the cream cake "Kremšnita" - in one of the great little tea shops beside the lake.

Day 6 Pokljuka - Uskovnica Sadle - Lake Bohinj 12 km

Transfer to the Pokljuka Plateau and hike across mountain pastures, past old farmhouses to a view point of the Bohinj Valley. Descend via historic Studor to visit the museum depicting life there 150 years ago. Arrive Lake Bohinj, the jewel of the Triglav National Park.

Day 7 Lake Bohinj 16 or 23 kms

Stroll around this wonderful, tranquil lake sitting in the shadows of the immense mountains of the Julian Alps. There's a short trail to a waterfall plus a cable car ride up Vogel Mountain (1532 m) for a grand view of Mt Triglav, the highest peak in the Julian Alps. If the weather is warm take a swim in the lake and spend the evening in one of the cosy pubs.

Day 8

Walking tour ends after breakfast.

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Ljubljana

Is the capital city and a centre for culture having been under Hapsburg rule for centuries. It's historical buildings are still in tact despite the political conflicts over the centuries. We recommend a night or two to explore its attractions, most notably the castle that overlooks the city, the cathedral of St Nicholas, the Baroque Old Town and more recent Art Nouveau mansions. It's mostly a pedestrian zone so easy to get to know.

Maribor

The region of Maribor lies at the eastern end of the Julian Alps, 120km from Ljubljana. It is in the town of Maribor that the oldest producing grape vine in the world at over 400 years, exists. This, and an extensive underground cellar beneath the entire city square are icons of the town's wine culture which is age old and a proud tradition.

Wine Roads

The wine roads of Maribor are a 'must do' plus walking the trails from the alpine village of Pohorje through primeval forest, green pastures to lakes and waterfalls. Pohorje is just 10 minutes from Maribor so the best of both worlds. Enquire about our 3 night package in Maribor.

Terrain

Easy to moderate walks in valleys and forest-covered hillsides and mountain plateaus. Although an alpine walk no mountaineering experience is necessary.

Meals

Breakfast daily

Price

Please note that pricing is per person in Euros

2018: Double/twin share €690, Single Supplement €130

High season 1 August - 20 September - Add €25

7 Dinners in Hotel €125

Transfers available: Ljubljana Airport to Podkoren €70 per person, and Bohinj to Ljubljana Airport €60 per person.

Schedule

2018: Start any day from 31 March - 6 October.

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A Walker’s World has been offering walking holidays in Europe and around the world since 1991.

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