Walking tour through Slovenia's valleys and lakes

Walking tour through Slovenia's valleys and lakes 995 , 8 Days

Embark on a captivating walking journey through Slovenia, beginning in the charming town of Kranjska Gora. Surrounded by the majestic Julian Alps, Kranjska Gora serves as the perfect gateway to Slovenia's natural wonders. Explore scenic trails through lush forests and alpine meadows before reaching the iconic Lake Bled, with its medieval castle and charming island. Continue to Slovenia's largest glacial lake, Lake Bohinj, within Triglav National Park, where tranquil waters reflect rugged peaks and verdant forests. This walking adventure offers an unforgettable exploration of Slovenia's natural beauty and serene landscapes.

Highlights:
♦ Lake Bled
Lake Bohinj
♦ Mt. Triglav National Park
♦ Summit of Mt. Peč (1,508m) where the Slovenia, Italy and Austria borders meet.


Itinerary:

Day 1. Arrival in Kranjska Gora
Famous ski resort of Kranjska Gora is the starting point for this tour. Also a popular ski resort, it is most famous for hosting the annual World Cup Slalom every January. You will spend your first night here in the shadows of the mighty western Julian Alps. -/-/-

Day 2. Kranjska Gora – Jasna Valley – Kranjska Gora 
Your warm-up walk will take you out past the first of many beautiful lakes you'll visit on this trip: Lake Jasna. With the jagged peaks of the Julian Alps behind it, Lake Jasna is the perfect spot for relaxing. But save it for the walk back because there's more ahead. Continuing on through the Jasna Valley, you'll be greeted by the glorious mountain arena of the Prisank and Razor Mountains and return via the “Russian Chapel” dedicated to Russian POWs who died during WW1 building the military road over Vršič Pass (Accommodation in 4* hotel.) B/-/-
Distance: 17 km round walk , ascent/descent 460m, 5h.

Day 3. Podkoren – Tripoint (Triple border point)
This walk takes you along forest and mountain meadows to the summit of Mt. Peč (1,508 m) where the borders of Slovenia, Italy and Austria meet. At the top, you can soak up the dramatic views across the Julian Alps and Carnian Alps. The Hohe Tauern alpine range, highest in Austria, will greet you in all its majesty. The trail then descends through the valley to the source of the beautiful Sava River, the longest in Slovenia, back to Kranjska Gora (Accommodation in 4* hotel.) B/-/-
Distance: 18 km round trip , ascent 520m. / descent 730m., 5:30h.

Day 4. Radovna Valley – Vintgar Gorge - Bled Lake
A member of our team will drive you through the lush green Radovna Valley, amid soaring mountain peaks, to where the Radovna River has carved the 150 m deep Vintgar Gorge. You can then walk the trail that leads along a wooden walkway through the gorge and onwards to the world-famous Bled Lake, via the lovely Katarina Church viewpoint. Your hotel overlooks the lake. (Accommodation in 4* hotel.) B/-/-
Distance: 14 km , ascent 210m./ descent 320m, 4h.

Day 5. Lake Bled – Bohinjska Bela - Bled
Today you will take a leisurely stroll into Bled, a popular town on the shore of a beautiful glacial lake, with its medieval castle standing guard over the distinctive island church from the edge of the lakeside cliff. For the best photos and views of the lake, church and castle and Karavanke mountain range, hike up to Mala Osojnica viewpoint from the western side of the lake. End the day with the local speciality - the Bled cream cake "Kremšnita" - in one of the great little lakeside coffee shops (Accommodation in 4* hotel.) B/-/-
Distance: 15 km , ascent/descent 520m., 4:30h.

Day 6. Pokljuka – Uskovnica sadle – Lake Bohinj
You will be driven by car up to the Pokljuka Plateau where you will begin your hike across mountain pastures and rustic farmhouses to a viewing point into the beautiful Bohinj Valley. On the way down you can stop at the little historic village of Studor and take a journey into the past. Your final destination is Lake Bohinj, a true gem in the heart of the Triglav National Park, and the small, fisherman's settlement at the lakeside (Accommodation in 4* hotel.)B/-/-
Distance: 14 km, ascent 30m. / descent 830m., 4h.

Day 7. Lake Bohinj
Spend the day strolling around this wonderful, peaceful alpine lake setting, in the shadows of the immense mountain peaks of the Julian Alps. You can swim in its fresh water. Try the delicious Bohinj trout. At the western end of the lake is a short trail up to Savica Waterfall, the source of the lake and the Sava Bohinjka river. Then you can take the cable car up to the 1,532 m high Vogel Mountain for a spectacular view of Mount Triglav, the highest peak in the Julian Alps. Spend the evening in one of the cosy village pubs and try the local homemade honey brandy (Accommodation in 4* hotel.) B/-/-
Distance: 21 km. ,  ascent/descent 330m, 6h.

Day 8. Departure B/_/_/

 ►Getting there
By plane: closest airport is Ljubljana (LJU). Several airlines serve it (check details here). From the airport, you can travel to Kranjska Gora by bus (change once in Kranj, takes about 3 hrs) or book our transfer - please, write us for more details.
By train: nearest railway stations are Tarvisio / Italy (useful for arrivals from Trieste or Venice), Villach / Austria (for arrivals from Munich or Vienna) or Jesenice / Slovenia for arrivals from Ljubljana.
By bus: Flixbus stops at Lake Bled, 42 km away.
By car: take exit Karavanke from the A1 motorway Ljubljana - Jesenice, Karavanke and then follow signposts to Kranjska Gora. From the motorway Villach - Venice, take exit Tarvisio in Italy or exit Villach West in Austria. Unguarded parking at first hotel for the duration of your trip costs 5 EUR per night per car.


Price Includes:
Accommodation in hotels 3* / 4* hotels and guesthouses in two bedded ensuite facilities room,on basis of bed & breakfast
Personal transfers on days 3,4 & 6
Luggage transfer – one piece,max 23 kgs / 50 lb. Lufthansa airline dimensions. Every additional piece 60 EUR per trip,payable on spot
Tour description and maps in GUIBO application electronic form
Local tourist and other taxes
Backup service (hotline) during the trip.

Not Included:
Entrance fees
lunches
dinner

Additional Services:
Extra night in a 4* Hotel in Bohinj ,Kranjska Gora or Bled:on request
Transfer from Ljubljana airport to Kranjska Gora : on request
LAST MINUTE BOOKING SURCHARGE: Bookings falling within 21 days before arrival date – surcharge 10% on basic price


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Walking tour through Slovenia's valleys and lakes (Rated 4.84 / 5 Based on 81 Reviews.)
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995 EUR
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8 Days
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Duration
8 Days
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Status
Open for booking
Price
995 EUR
Duration
8 Days
Single Supplement
440 EUR
Status
Open for booking

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Group Size
Min. 2
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