Slovenia Julian Alps Hiking
Ljubljana, Slovenia to Ljubljana, Slovenia
Small yet majestic, dreamy and unspoiled, Slovenia is Europe's best-kept secret. On this unique adventure, explore its vibrant capital of Ljubljana, serene countryside, picturesque medieval villages that seem locked in a bygone era, and breathtaking mountain views. This strenuous hiking trip takes in the wonders of western Slovenia's alpine scenery, from the awe-inspiring Julian Alps to the turquoise Soca River, to the fairytale castle on Lake Bled. Along the way, sleep in well-appointed, charming hotels with spa amenities, and sample Slovenia's delicious cuisine and luscious wines.
- Experience the highlights of this stunning European gem before the crowds discover its charms
- Hike to one of the highest standing farmhouses in Slovenia to sample homemade delicacies
- Explore the Julian Alps' gorgeously green landscapes and well-maintained hiking trails - a trekker's dream
Minimum Age: 15
- Adventure and Active
- Educational and Learning
August 17, 2022 7:00 PM
August 21, 2022
to August 30, 2022
August 31, 2022 7:00 PM
September 04, 2022
to September 13, 2022
May 31, 2023 7:00 PM
June 04, 2023
to June 13, 2023
June 14, 2023 7:00 PM
June 18, 2023
to June 27, 2023
August 30, 2023 7:00 PM
September 03, 2023
to September 12, 2023
September 06, 2023 7:00 PM
September 10, 2023
to September 19, 2023
Day: 1, duration: 1
Hotel Lev is ideally located near the old town, so guests can walk to Tivoli Park, Ljubljana Castle, the Central Market, Prešeren Square, and other sights. The hotel boasts modern accommodations in a sleek building. It also features an la carte restaurant, a breakfast room and a bar, as well as a wellness and fitness center.Day: 2, duration: 3
Hotel Plesnik enjoys fairy-tale scenery between the summits of the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. Its lovely rooms feature balconies with vistas of the gorgeous surroundings, while the restaurant serves tasty meals in the rustic dining room. Enjoy the multitude of outdoor activities in the vicinity or take a dip in the hotel's pool.Day: 5, duration: 3
Surrounded by spectacular landscapes, Hotel Jezero is an ideal base from which to explore the Lake Bohinj area. The hotel features comfortable rooms complete with cable TVs, Wi-Fi, and private bathrooms. On-site facilities include a restaurant, swimming pool, fitness room, and two Finnish saunas.Day: 8, duration: 2
Once a roadside inn and a village mill, Hiša Franko is now home to a three-generation family who run this historic countryside estate famed for its restaurant headed up by Slovenia's star chef Ana Ros. The beautifully appointed rooms are spacious and light; some have terraces with hammocks. Guests can enjoy in-room massages, the lovely grounds, and myriad activities in the surrounding valley.
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
This MT Sobek tailored trip pairs hikes through serene countryside, medieval villages, and gorgeous lakes with a stay in Slovenia's vibrant capital, Ljubljana.Reason #02
Knowledgeable local MT Sobek guides inspire interactions with local farmers, often featuring treats of homemade schnapps, fresh cheese, and other local delicacies.Reason #03
After strenuous hikes on hard to find paths, spend evenings relaxing at delightful lodgings, taking in wellness and spa amenities, and enchanting views.Activities
A short city break in lovely Ljubljana, scenic drives, and demanding hikes through awe-inspiring landscapes of mountains, valleys, lakes, and rivers.Lodging
A great mix of attractive modern hotels and historic countryside retreats with wellness amenities and fairy-tale scenery.Climate
The weather in June and September is usually warm enough to wear short sleeves through the day and some warmer clothes in the evening.Who will meet me on arrival?
On Day 1, upon arrival at the Ljubljana airport, you will be met by your guide and transferred to the hotel in Ljubljana.Can I wear trail shoes/cross training shoes on this trip?
No, we highly recommend hiking boots with ankle support for this trip.Can I skip any of the hikes if I need a rest day?
Yes. We will be staying in some hotels for multiple nights, thereby affording you the opportunity on some days to take a leisurely day off and enjoy a good book with world-class views.Is it worth spending extra time in Ljubljana before or after the trip?
Absolutely. Ljubljana is a safe and fun city. Enjoy the city's many cafes that line the banks of the Ljubljanica River. For some other ideas, see this NYT articleWhat is the best time to see wildflowers on this trip?
The wildflowers are most prevalent during our June departures.How does this trip compare to your Tour du Mont Blanc trip?
This trip is easier than our Tour du Mont Blanc trip, with shorter days and less elevation. This is a great trip for hikers wanting to discover an emerging region of Europe.
About MT Sobek
To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.
Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.
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