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Your Holiday at a Glance


   
Independent Walking Holiday
  • Triglav National Park: Bled to Bohinj

Dates for 2019
  • Everyday (subject to availability) from 15 April to 31 October
Price
  • £740
  • €810
  • Please contact us for single supplement price
  • Nights accommodation in Ljubljana: £55/€60
Grade
  • moderate to challenging walking holiday+

Profile
  • 7 days: 6 days walking moving between guest houses
Highlights
  • Discover numerous natural sites of Triglav National Park including gorges, waterfalls, lakes & mountains
  • Area of traditions, unique cuisine and architecture
  • Voyage through two mountainous regions of Slovenia: Karavanke & then the Julian Alps
  • Mountains over 2000m with great views across the Save Valley, as well as Italy and Austria
  • Rich wildlife & wild forests as well as alpine pastures where you can try local cheese with schnapps
Accommodation and Meals
  • 7 nights in a mix of comfortable small guest houses, hotels and auberges. Warm welcome and good local cuisine.
What's included
  • 7 nights' half board accommodation
  • Full walking notes and maps,
  • Transport of luggage between guest houses
  • Transfers between Ljubljana and walking area at start and end of walking holiday or from Lesce-Bled train station
What's not included
  • Lunches, drinks, any excursions or entrance fees, travel insurance
 
Walks

Slovenia: Bled to Bohinj

From the Karavanke Alps to the Julian Alps via the beautiful Lakes Bled & Boninj, discover Slovenia's varied landscapes, the Pokljuka Forest and Mostnice Gorge all in one independent walking holiday. Enjoy peaceful accommodation in typical auberges and B&B's.

This self-guided walking holiday in Slovenia is a mixture of circular trails and walks between guest houses, crossing the Triglav National Park. As well as many natural features such as gorges, lakes, waterfalls, mountains and forests, this walking holiday will also enable you to discover the Slovenian heritage including the local houses and their unique architecture, the local cuisine as well as the local lifestyle and traditions of the Alpine population.

On this Slovenia walking holiday you'll disover two mountains ranges, firstly the Karavanke mountains which form a natural barrier with Austria where the German influences mix with those of the Slovenians in the local music, cuisine and farming practices. This is followed by the Julian Alps where you'll find a completely different landscape and atmosphere. A mix of immense forests with a rich wildlife and alpine pastures where local dairy products are made during the summer season and can be tasted accompanied by a glass of schnapps. In addition you'll be able to climb to summits over 2000m offering panoramic views across into Italy, Austria and the Save Valley.

Walking Profile

6 days independent walking with a mixture of 3 walks between guest houses and 3 circular trails. The days average 6 hours walking with an average of +700m ascent per day. Maximum altitude gain in one day is +1000m. Your walking holiday is in a part of Slovenia which is rugged and mountainous - the paths are on limestone, and some sections can be rocky, with ocassional passages with cables for assurance. You should be reasonably fit, have a good head for heights and be comfortable walking on paths in mountainous areas.

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Day 1: Arrival

Transfer from Ljubljana to your auberge in Draga

Day 2: Draga (698 m) - Roblekov Dom (1657 m) - Preval (1311 m) - Draga (698 m)

Your morning is about ascendning in the Begunjsica mountains where you climb the Draga Valley through a mixed forest before reaching the first summer pastures from 1100m. Climb through more forest to the Roblekov Dom hut at 1657m. Beautiful views and a great place for your lunch. Descend to the pastures of Preval via a small balcony path surrounded by summits. Descend by another valley with gorges in a wild and natural environment. 7hrs, +1000m / -1000m

Day 3:Draga (698 m) - Smokuski (1100m) - Zavrsnisko Jezero (650m) - Zasip (545m)

Leave the Draga Valley by a small and prety path which takes you via the ruins of Lambert castle. Climb to reach the 12th century church of Sveti Peter offering a first view over Lake Bled. Pass to the other side of Gosjak mountain and reach the Zavrsnica Valley via a path traversing through beech forest. Descend to Lake Bled and pass through 3 typical villages of the region: Zirovnica, Breg and Zasip. 6hrs, +400m / -450m

Day 4: Zasip (545m) - Bled (475m) - Rcitno (900m) - Goreljek (1250m)

Leave the small village of Zasip and head to Lake Bled, the jewel of the Julian Alps. After a lake side walk you'll climb towards the Pokljuka pateau where you'll cross several summer pastures dotted with summer cabins called planina Koca. Continue your climb through forest and wetlands in a rich natural environment. Arrive at Goreljek. 7hrs + 825 m / -300m

Day 5: Goreljek (1250m) - Blejska Koca (1630m) - Debela Pec (2014m) - Goreljek (1250m)

Cross through the large forests of the Pokljuka pateau as well as the Javornik pastures before reaching the Blejska hut by the historic iron route. The forest disappears giving way to alpine meadows and fields of limestone blocks where its not rare to see marmots, chamois and deer. A final ascention leads you to a summit at over 2300m with great views over the Krma Valley. A final summit over 2000m, this time closer to Triglav mountain before returning to Goreljek. 6hrs 30, +820m / -820m

Day 6: Goreljek (1250m) - Planina Zajamniki (1400m) - Planina Uskovnica (1154m) - Srednja Vas (590m)

Leave the plateau behind via vibrant forests and some of the most beautiful meadows in the region, including the photogenic Zajamniki alpine meadows with the Triglav summit in the background, where you can sample some of the local dairy products. Reach Uskovnica meadows and its mountain hut before descending to the village of Srednja Vas via a small path through a wild beech forest. 5hrs +300m / -900m

Day 7: Sredjna Vas (590 m - Mostnice ( 760 m) - Bohinj - Srednja Vas

A circular trail to finish the week, passing by the village of Studor and its numerous hayracks. Afterwards walk along the narrow gorge of Mostnice and reach the meadows of Voje. After your descent you'll walk alongside Lake Bohinj, ideal place to take a swim in the summer. 6hrs +650 m / -650m

Day 8: Departure

Transfer to Ljubljana after breakfast

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Bed

Accommodation & Meals


7 nights in a mix of comfortable small guest houses, hotels and auberges on a half board basis. Rooms for 2 with private bathrooms. 2 nights in auberge, 3 nights in B&Bs and 2 nights in a 3 star hotel. Warm welcome and good local cuisine. A couple of the places are detailed below.

Name Type Details Rating  
House Jager B&B

Featuring an on-site bar and apartments with satellite TV and kitchen facilities, Apartment House Jager is located in the village of Srednja Vas on the edge of Triglav National Park. Evening meal in local auberge 300m away serving local specialities

   
Tourist Farm Pri Biscu B&B

Located in a small village of Zasip, near Bled, Tourist Farm "Pri Biscu" features a spacious garden. All rooms have private bathrooms.

   
Travel Options

Travel Options


Transfer before & after holiday from Ljubljana train station or airport or Lesce-Bled train station.

Flights

Flights from most major European cites to Ljubljana. Airline companies include Easyjet & British Airways. Easyjet flights from London Gatwick & Stansted. Also regular flights from Brussels and Zurich.

Train

Trains from all major european cities. From the UK trains go via Paris, Stuttgart, Munich and arrive at Lesce-Bled train station.

 

Note: Please check concerning the availability of a holiday before booking any flights. If you need further information or would like to discuss any aspect of your travel arrangements, please contact us, we’re here to help you.

 

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