Peaks of the Julian alps Walking Holidays
Start: Bled

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Peaks of the Julian Alps, Slovenia
Self-Guided | Individual | 8 days | 7 nights | £649 per person

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A walking holiday in the heart of the Julian Alps and along its mountain ridges. This is a picturesque mountain tour, taking you through alpine countryside with many natural points of interest, including Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj.

The tour is suitable for fit and experienced walkers. It requires some basic experience of walking at high mountain levels and narrow paths. Not suitable for children.

Walking Tour Highlights
• Arrive in the world famous lake resort of Bled
• Enjoy panoramic views of the Julian Alps
• See the iconic Mt. Triglav with the option to climb the mountain
• Walk to Lake Bohinj and the Savica Waterfall
• Varied walking tour for hikers with experience of walking in mountain environments

Walking Route Features
Tour is suitable for fit walkers. It requires some basic experience in walking at high level mountains, narrow paths and a short section of ferrata type track. Not suitable for children under 15 years.

The approximate difficulty level for this tour

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Day-by-Day Walking Holiday Itinerary


DAY 1. ARRIVAL IN BLED (501 mtrs).

Arrival to Bled, a world famous town on the shore of a beautiful glacial lake, with its unique island church sitting proudly in the lake, and the castle perched high upon a cliff standing guard over the town (hotel 4*).

DAY 2. BLED – POKLJUKA HIGH PLATEAU (11 km, 620 m ascend, 6 hrs walking).

A short morning car transfer brings you to the staring point, on top of Pokljuka high plateau (1280 m) – starting point of many hiking trails in Julian Alps.

The warming-up hike will lead you over mountain pastures and through dense fir forests to up to Lipanska Hut. A typical hikers’ lunch can be taken there.

The afternoon walk will bring you along a panoramic route (excellent views of Karawanke range, Pokljuka plateau, Krma valley and Bohinj Mountains) to biathlon centre of Pokljuka where you stay for the night (hotel 3*).

DAY 3. POKLJUKA – PLANIKA HUT (10,5 km, 1100 m ascend, 7 hrs walking)

After breakfast – off it goes to the heart of Triglav National Park and Julian Alps. The trail slowly ascends to Vodnikov Dom hut, where lunch and rest can be taken. Daily destination is Planika hut, right underneath Mt. Triglav – highest Slovene mountain (2864 m).

Planika hut is an ideal starting point for a climb to Mt. Triglav, however, additional nights need to be booked there to accomplish this extra climb (the climb is partly a “via ferrata”, some alpine experience and a helmet are recommended).

Today your main luggage gets collected at Pokljuka hotel and is safely stored in Helia’s head office in Bled until you
reach Bohinj at the end of the walk on day 6. You will not have access to it until then so make sure you have everything you need in your backpack mountain hut accommodation.

DAY 4. PLANIKA HUT – KOČA PRI TRIGLAVSKIH JEZERIH (11 km, 700 m descend, 6 hrs walking).

After a hearty breakfast you will start your walk across the Hribarice pass (2358m) in the direction of the Koča pri Triglavskih Jezerih hut.

On your way to the hut you can stop and admire the beauty of one the Triglav Park’s seven lakes, Zeleno Jezero (Green Lake), whose name is derived from the high algae content painting the lake a gorgeous lush green.

As you continue on you will enjoy the beautiful view into the rest of the Dolina Triglavskih Jezer (The Valley of the Triglav Lakes).

DAY 5. KOČA PRI TRIGLAVSKIH JEZERIH – KOMNA HUT (8.5 km, 340 m ascent, 500 m descend, 5 to 6 hrs).

Walking in western direction you wil reach Black Lake – the lowest-lying lake in the Triglav Lakes Valley. 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.

It is the warmest of the Triglav Lakes. Ending your day at Komna hut you will also enjoy great view of Bohinj Lake (mountain hut accommodation).

DAY 6. KOMNA HUT – RIBČEV LAZ / BOHINJ VALLEY (18 km, 1200 m descent, 5 to 6 hrs).

After breakfast, a relaxing descend down an old military road brings you to Savica Waterfall, which is one of the most famous and popular waterfalls in Slovenia.

An alpine Karst spring flows to the top of the waterfall and then cascades 78 metres and subsequently feeds the mighty Lake Bohinj.walk along the northern shore of Bohinj Lake will bring you to Ribcev Laz village where where you can warm your blood with delicious home-made honey brandy and schnapps in the local bars. In summer months one can enjoy a swim in crystal clear water of Bohinj Lake.

Alternatively, one can ascend Mt. Vogel with a cabin cable car. From top (1532 m) you’ll be able to enjoy a perfect panoramic view of Julian Alps and area you walked previous days (hotel 4*).

DAY 7. RIBČEV LAZ / BOHINJ VALLEY – LAKE BLED.

After breakfast you will be transferred to Lake Bled, a place that attracts visitors with its combination of natural wonders and unique culture and history. The surrounding region offers plenty of excellent hiking opportunities, including a walk to the stunning Vintgar Gorge.

There is a 1600-metre long walk on a wooden walkway, which leads through the scenic gorge along the Radovna River to the Sum Waterfall. Heading east, following well-marked signs for Bled, you have about 1 km to the Church of St. Catherine. From here it’s about 4 kms back to Bled Lake.

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 visit Bled Castle and its museum inside.

The museum hosts an interesting exhibition on the history of the castle. Your final night will be spent in a nice hotel overlooking the lake (hotel 4*).

DAY 8. DEPARTURE FROM BLED.

The tour ends with a hearty breakfast, after which you are free to do as you please.

Map & Route Information

Route Profile
Tour is suitable for fit walkers. It requires some basic experience in walking at high level mountains, narrow paths and a short section of ferrata type track. Not suitable for children under 12 years.

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Tour Information

Holiday Information

The Peaks of the Julian Alps tour stays in 3* or 4* hotels; 3 nights in mountain huts, in double rooms, bed & breakfast. Linen in mountain huts included.

Your stay includes the daily transfer of luggage to the next hotel and permanent assistance in case of problems.

Available services

- Accommodation: four nights in 3* or 4* hotels in double rooms; 3 nights in mountain huts in dormitories, bed & breakfast. Linen in mountain huts is included.
– Car transfers on days 2 and 7.
– Luggage transfers between hotels (one piece per person, max 20 kgs / 45 lb). Every additional piece 10 EUR, payable on spot. During high altitude walks, from day three to day six clients need to carry own clothing / personal items with them.
– Information pack including detailed route description (in the form of a picture book) with corresponding maps (one per booking).
– Welcome meeting upon arrival.
– Backup service (hotline) during the walk.

Difficulty

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Tour is suitable for fit walkers. It requires some basic experience in walking at high level mountains, narrow paths and a short section of ferrata type track. Not suitable for children under 12 years.

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Travel Information

We recommend flying to Ljubljana and arriving by bus or transfer to the starting point in Bled. You can also fly to Trieste or Klagenfurt, but these require longer transfers to the tour starting point. For more information, please visit Slovenian Railways.

By plane: Closest airport is Ljubljana (LJU). Several airlines serve it. From the airport you can travel to Bled by bus (change once, takes about 2 hrs) or book our transfer (faster): Ljubljana Airport to Bled 30 EUR per person; one way, two persons minimum.

By train: Bled has two railway stations: Lesce Bled on the Villach Ljubljana mainline, 4 km away from town center, need to take a bus, or call us and we’ll give you a lift for free.

The other option is Bled Jezero on the Jesenice – Nova Gorica sideline; only a few trains a day. 2 km away from town center, we’ll have to give you a lift or, in most cases you can simply walk to first hotel which is 100 meters away.

By car: Take exit Lesce from A1 motorway Ljubljana – Jesenice, Karavanke.

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Your Prices

Peaks of the Julian Alps, 8 days, 7 nights
All prices are per person sharing a double or twin room. A number of single rooms are available at a supplement. This holiday is also bed and breakfast with half board as an optional upgrade.

Category Information

Category A: Accommodation: four nights in 3* or 4* hotels; 3 nights in mountain huts in dormitories, bed & breakfast. Linen in mountain huts included.

2018 Walking Holiday Prices:

Prices are based on seasonal date bands
Season 1: 07.07- 15.09.2018
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Category A: Prices per person
Season 1: £649 | Book online here >>
Single Room Supplement: £79
Half Board Upgrade: £119

Any local tourist taxes are not included in the holiday price, and are payable at the hotel.

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Holiday Price: £649
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