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Characterised by striking limestone peaks rising above blue lakes and alpine meadows dotted with tiny villages of traditional architecture, this area with its many varied trails is perfect for a hotel-based, moderately-paced walking holiday.



Duration: 8 days
Departures: Various Saturday departures from April to September
Start point: Bled
End point: Bled

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Walking in Slovenia - Julian Alps Lakes

The breathtaking Julian Alps lie at the eastern extremity of the main European alpine chain, straddling the border between Italy and north western Slovenia. These striking limestone peaks, rising above blue lakes and alpine meadows are dotted with tiny traditional villages. We base ourselves in a beautiful mountainous area, rich in contrasting trails and therefore, perfect for a moderately-paced walking holiday. Lake Bled is a picture postcard lakeside town with an iconic island church and wonderful mountain backdrop, ensuring we spend less time traveling and more time walking! In a series of day walks, we will explore the Karavanke Mountains on the border of Austria with its network of tunnels, the hidden valleys and waterfalls of the Martuljak Mountains, the beautiful forested Pokljuka plateau where shepherds and cow herders carry on a traditional way of life unchanged for centuries, and the spectacular Triglav National Park home to Slovenia's highest mountain Mt Triglav (2864m) `Three Heads!` The highlight of the week is a two-day trek into the beautiful Triglav National Park where we make use of a spectacular cable car ride to get high into the Julian Alps and stay overnight in a traditional mountain hut, stunningly located on the east-viewing ridge of the Komna Plateau overlooking the glacier lake of Bohinj. This classic ‘Lakes and Mountains' walking holiday is the perfect introduction to moderate alpine hiking in a spectacular setting and with all the comforts of a hotel base.

This is a hotel based walking week at the heart of the Julian Alps. On each day's walk we follow good and well-marked trails. The average distance covered each day is around 10 to 15 kilometres (6 - 9 miles) with varying amounts of ascent and descent. We would expect to be walking for 5 to 6 hours at a moderate pace with time to stop and take in the scenery. During the holiday we spend one night in a mountain hut at 1520 metres using a cable car to gain the majority of this elevation.

What price includes

  • A professional English speaking Slovenian guide
  • 6 nights hotels
  • 1 night mountain hut
  • 5 days walking with 1 free day
  • 7 breakfasts and 5 dinners included



Plan your journey by train

Meeting point:
Group hotel in Bled

Nearest train station to meeting point:

Transfer to meeting point:
Guests make their own way to meeting point
The Lesce-Bled train station is 4km southeast of Bled so you will need to take a taxi to the group hotel.

How to get there:
London to Ljubljana (via Paris and Munich). Train to Lesce-Bled train station.

Plan your journey by train to Lesce-Bled

Plan your journey by train

Finish point:
Group hotel in Bled

Nearest train station to finish point:

Transfer to finish point:
Guests make their own way to station
Clients can take a taxi to the local train station at Lesce-Bled (4km from Bled).

How to get back:
Train from Lesce-Bled to Ljubljana. Train to London (Via Munich and Paris)

Plan your return train journey from Lesce-Bled