Walking Via Alpina Purple Route, Slovenia

Walking Via Alpina Purple Route, Slovenia 675 , 8 Days
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Find yourself surrounded by mountain majesties, shimmering lakes and high plateaus!

Following the trail of the long range international walking path connecting Mt. Triglav with Obersdorf Germany, you will be walking along mountain ridges, meadows and valley floors, slowly descending from east to west. This is a picturesque alpine trail with stunning views at every turn.

Highlights:

Jezersko – a small romantic village, located in the remote Kokra Valley in the Kamnik–Savinja Alps
Lake Bohinj – a large glacial lake, which lies entirely within the borders of Triglav National Park and has a wonderful naturalness
Triglav National Park – one of the largest national reserves in Europe


Itinerary:

Day 1. Arrival in Jezersko
With its idyllic location in a basin between the towering Kamnik-Savinja Alps and Karawanke Mountains, on the border with Austria, the small romantic village of Jezersko will be the starting point for your hike. You will spend the next two nights here. /_/_/_/
(basic 2* guesthouse ).

Day 2. Jezersko – Česka  Koca
This short walk leads up to just above the tree line to one of the oldest alpine huts in Slovenia (100 years old), where you will be blessed with an outstanding view into the two parallel valleys. Your return route takes you past Shepherds Lake and back to Jezersko. B/_/_/ roundwalk 7 km / 5 hours / 640 m ascent. A warm-up hike to Česka koča mountain hut.
(basic 2* guesthouse ).

Day 3. Jezersko - Goli  Vrh 
Today you hike up the northern side of the Kamnik Alps' - Goli Vrh. A meadow and forest walk brings you to to an amazing viewpoint above Jezersko valley. With one foot in Slovenia and the other in Austria you'll enjoy splendid view of Grintovec range arena. After returning back to hotel you will be transferred to little town of Preddvor. B/_/_/
(3* guest-house). 14 km / five to six hours walking / ascent and descent 700 m.

Day 4. Preddvor – Jacobs Church – Hudi Borst – Preddvor
Slightly more demanding yet wonderful, full of splendid vistas full hike. It begins with ascent up to St. Jacobs church, which in days of Turkish raids served as refugee fortress and shelter. Walk continues through deep fir /spruce forest and across steep, with alpine flowers covered hill sides to Hudicev borst, where at hut a picnic can be enjoyed. After a full days walk you can refresh in Crnjava lake just before returning back to your hotel. B/L/_/ short version 3 hrs / ascent 450m; longer version 6 hrs* / ascent 850 m.

Day 5. Preddvor - Ljubelj - Begunje 
You will be taken by car to the starting point at Ljubelj, on the Austrian border. From here the trail leads through a short underground tunnel originally dug by merchants in order to reduce the travelling time between Carniola and Carinthia. As you emerge at the other side the trail then follows the old shepherd’s route before entering the peaceful Draga Valley, which takes you on your final leg into the historic village of Begunje. Begunje is also the home town of the famous Slavko Avsenik / Oberkrainer band. 2 kms down the road are the ruins of Kamen Castle. B/_/_/
(3* hotel). 12.5 km / 4 hrs* / descent 700 m, ascent 250m.

Day 6. Radovna Valley – Vintgar Gorge - Lake Bled
You will begin your walk after a car transfer through the Radovna Valley, an untouched wilderness between the Pokljuka and Mežakla plateaus. You will be dropped off at the start of the stunning 1.6km Vintgar Gorge, carved 150m deep into the mountains by the Radovna River. The trail leads along a wooden walkway through the gorge and onwards to the world-famous Bled Lake, via the lovely Katarina Church viewpoint. Your hotel is on the western side of the town, overlooking the lake.B/_/_/11 kms / 5 hrs / ascent 200m. Valley & meadow walk (hotel 4*).

 Day 7. Pokluka – Uskovnica Sadle – Lake  Bohinj 
Today you will be driven by car up to the Pokljuka Plateau from which you will begin your hike across mountain pastures and old farmhouses where you will come to a viewing point providing outstanding views into the Bohinj Valley. As you descend you can stop at the little historic village of Studor where you can visit the museum and see how people lived 150 years ago. Your final destination is Lake Bohinj, the jewel in the heart of the Triglav National Park, and the small settlement of Ribčev Laz (Fisherman’s Pass). B/_/_/12 km / 5 hrs / ascent 200m. Mountain meadows & tree line walk.
(hotel 3*)

Day 8. Departure
End of the tour or extension of stay in Bohinj. B/_/_/

Good to know:

This short-break tour is a collection of different grade walks. However, none of them have a climbers rating.
►The tour is suitable for experienced walkers with suitable equipment.

We recommend trip in the period: mid-May-early October 


Price Includes:
seven night accommodation in above mentioned hotels / guesthouses in a two bedded room with WC and shower,based on bed & breakfast accommodation
meals according to the itinerary (B-Breakfast,L-Lunch,D-Dinner)
1 picnic lunch (day 4)
car transfer on days 3,5,6 and 7
luggage transport between hotels (one piece per person,max 20 kgs / 45 lb). Every additional piece 10 EUR,payable on spot
information package including picture&text route description (in simple English) and corresponding maps. One per booking,every additional set 20 EUR
GPS data
local tourist and other taxes
backup service (hotline) during the walk.

Not Included:
flight tickets to/ from Ljubljana
arrival/departure transfers: Ljubljana airport to Jezersko/ or Bohinj to Ljubljana Airport; Bohinj to Jezersko,option for private transfers
drinks and meals not mentioned in the program
insurance
personal expenses
tips
entrance fees

Additional Services:
transfers: on request
additional nights: on request

Vacation Extensions:
The Orpheus Mountains Self-guided Trek (Bulgaria)
Carpathian Mountains Self Guided Trek,Transylvania (Romania)


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Walking Via Alpina Purple Route, Slovenia (Rated 4.77 / 5 Based on 308 Reviews.)
Price
675 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Single Supplement
165 EUR
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Price
695 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Single Supplement
165 EUR
Status
Open for booking
Price
675 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Single Supplement
165 EUR
Status
Open for booking

Currency fluctuations might cause correction of price at any time.

Most of you, who are used to walking/cycling during a long weekend, will be in condition to cope with a tour of this level. You should be in a good health condition. We have successive days of longer and more difficult walking and days of lighter walking/cycling. Some parts of the day routes are done at a higher altitude. The paths are in good condition. We walk/cycle for 5/7h a day.

These tours include trekking which is a little harder, normally on a challenging terrain. We take it for granted that you are in good condition and fit. You should be physically prepared at home to get the maximum of the tour. Most of the trekking is done at a greater height (max 3000m).

Group Size
min. 2 people
Reservation System Code
SLVIAALP
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