8 days
Duration
4: Moderate to Challenging
Difficulty grade
Slovenia
Location
July-September
Availability

Stunning hiking trails among the peaks of the Triglav National Park

Pass beneath the rugged summit of Slovenia’s highest peak, Mount Triglav

Stay in traditional alpine mountain huts and taste the local homemade honey brandy

Visit seven glacial lakes in the Triglav National Park, including the serene Lake Bled

Take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Bohinj


This is a stunning mountain hike amid the rugged and breathtaking alpine scenery of the Triglav National Park. Following high trails through the mountains, you will stay in traditional mountain huts amid the high peaks.

Your trip begins and ends at the shores of the beautiful Lake Bled, with some thrilling hut-to-hut hiking days in the high mountains in between. You will hike through narrow gorges, meadows and traditional mountain villages and enjoy stunning views from the mountain passes and ridges. The tour is suitable for fit and experienced walkers. It requires some basic experience of walking along narrow trails in the high mountains. This tour is not suitable for children under 12 years.

8 DAY TOURFrom €680 per person sharing
ACCOMMODATIONFour nights in 3* or 4* hotels in double rooms; three nights in mountain huts in dormitories, bed & breakfast. Linen in mountain huts is included.
AVAILABILITYYou can start on any day of the week, subject to availability, between July 6th and September 14th.
INCLUDED
4 nights in 3* or 4* hotels in double rooms
3 nights in mountain huts in dormitories
7 x breakfasts
Transfers on days 2 and 7 as per itinerary
Luggage transfers between hotels
Welcome meeting upon arrival
Detailed route notes and maps
GPS tracks
Local tourist and other taxes
Backup service (hotline) during the walk
NOT INCLUDED
Flights and travel insurance
Transport between Bled and the airport
Luggage transport on days 3-5 (not possible in the high mountains – you must carry what you need in your day pack on these days)
Lunches & dinners
Personal expenses (drinks, phone calls, tips, etc.)
OPTIONAL EXTRAS
Additional nights before, during or after the walk
Singe room supplement (only available in hotels)
Half-board: seven 3-course dinners (€125 pp.)
Transfers between Ljubljana airport and Bled (€30 pp. each way)

 

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Day 1: Arrival in Bled

Bled is a popular and picturesque lakeside town with a combination of natural wonders and unique culture and history. Take a stroll around the serene lake and visit its unique island church and medieval castle perched high upon a towering precipice. Bled is easily accessible by public transport from Slovenia’s capital, Ljubljana, just 55km (1hr) away.

Overnight: Bled, 4* hotel.

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Day 2: Bled – Pokljuka

Distance: 14 km | Ascent: 710 m | Descent: 620 m | Walking time: 6 hrs approx.

Starting in the verdant woodlands of the Pokljuka high plateau (1280 m), today’s walk leads you over fertile mountain pastures, through dense fir forests up to the traditional Lipanska Hut for a hearty hikers’ lunch. Then it’s onwards through the sweeping vistas of the Karavanke range, Pokljuka plateau, Krma valley and Bohinj mountains to the Pokljuka Biathlon Centre.

Overnight: Pokljuka, 3* hotel

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Day 3: Pokljuka – Planika Hut

Distance: 12 km | Ascent: 1170 m | Descent: 160 m | Walking time: 7 hrs approx.

Today it’s into the heart of the Triglav National Park and Julian Alps. The trail slowly ascends to Vodnikov Dom hut, with glorious views of Mt. Triglav (Slovenia’s highest mountain at 2864 m) and its neighbouring peaks. You will spend the night at Planika hut, right underneath Triglav.

Additional nights can be booked here, should you want to climb Mt Triglav (the climb is partly a “via ferrata” and is suitable for experienced hikers only, a helmet is also recommended).

Overnight: Planika mountain hut

*Today Your main luggage will be collected at Pokljuka hotel and delivered to your hotel in Bohinj, which you will reach on day six.  It is therefore necessary to pack what you need to carry with you for the next 3 nights in the mountains.

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Day 4: Planika Hut – Koča Pri Triglavskih Jezerih

Distance: 11 km | Ascent: 300 m | Descent: 1000 m | Walking time: 6 hrs approx.

After a hearty breakfast, your day starts with a walk across the Hribarice pass (2358 m). Stop and admire the beauty of one of the Park’s seven lakes, Zeleno Jezero (Green Lake). Continuing along the trail, you will enjoy beautiful views into the Valley of the Triglav Lakes. A further three-hour hike brings you to your overnight accommodation at Koča pri Triglavskih Jezerih mountain hut on the shore of Double Lake.

Overnight: Koča pri Triglavskih Jezerih mountain hut

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Day 5: Koča Pri Triglavskih Jezerih – Komna Hut

Distance: 8 km | Ascent: 230 m | Descent: 410 m | Walking time: 5½ hrs approx.

Walking in a westerly direction you will reach Black Lake – the lowest-lying and warmest of the seven Triglav lakes. It is named for its location in a basin in the middle of the forest, which stretches right to the edge of the Komarča rock face. Your day ends at the traditional Komna hut, with stunning views of Lake Bohinj at sunset.

Overnight: Komma mountain hut

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Day 6: Komna Hut - Ribčev Laz / Bohinj Valley

Distance: 15 km | Ascent: 60 m | Descent: 1050 m | Walking time: 5½ hrs approx.

The first part of your walk takes you to Savica Waterfall, one of the most famous and popular in Slovenia. An alpine karst spring flows to the top of the waterfall and then cascades 78 meters and subsequently feeds the mighty Lake Bohinj. Then you can ascend Mt. Vogel (1532 m) with a cable car and enjoy a panoramic view of the Julian Alps over a piping hot stew. A walk along the northern shore of Bohinj lake will bring you to Ribčev Laz village, where you can warm your blood with delicious homemade brandy and schnapps in the local bars.

Overnight: Lake Bohinj, 4* hotel. Your main luggage will be waiting for you on arrival.

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Day 7: Return to Lake Bled

After breakfast you will be transferred back to Lake Bled, where you’ll have more time to explore this magical region. The surrounding area offers plenty of excellent hiking opportunities, including a walk to the stunning Vintgar Gorge. There is a 1600-metre-long wooden walkway leading along thundering rapids to the Šum waterfall, from which you can hike a trail to the Church of St. Catherine. From here it’s about 4 km back to Lake Bled. If you prefer a nice leisurely stroll on your final day, a hike around the lake takes about 1 hour. You can reach the famous island church on the lake by a special boat called “Pletna”, or you can visit Bled Castle and its fascinating museum. Your final night will be spent in a nice hotel overlooking the lake.

Overnight: Bled, 4* hotel

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Day 8: Departure

The tour ends with a hearty breakfast, after which you are free to do as you please. You may also wish to add an extra night to relax and enjoy the many attractions on offer in the Bled region.

Overview of walking route

 

Arrival and departure info

 The closest airport is Ljubljana (LJU). From the airport you can travel to Bled by bus (change once, takes about 2 hrs) or book airport transfers in advance (faster): Ljubljana Airport to Bled 30 EUR per person; one way, two-person minimum.
Bled has two railway stations: Lesce Bled on the Villach – Ljubljana mainline, 4 km from town centre, you’d need to take a local bus. The other option is Bled Jezero on the Jesenice – Nova Gorica sideline; only a few trains a day. 2 km away from town centre, we can arrange a pickup from here.
Flixbus stops at Lake Bled.
If travelling by car, take exit Lesce from A1 motorway Ljubljana – Jesenice. Please consult us about parking possibilities in Bled.
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Pokljuka Plateau, www.slovenia.info, photo: Ales Zdesar
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www.slovenia.info, photo: Anna Pongacar
Triglav National Park, www.slovenia.info, photo: Josit Gantar
Koča pri Triglavskih Jezerih, www.slovenia.info, photo: Jure Oblak
Bled Castle

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