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Suggestive 8 days Hiking and Gastronomic experience in Slovenia Explore the heart of Julian Alps on 8-day guided hiking adventure, feel the nature and taste traditional Slovenian food & wine in different regions. Enjoy the world-famous picturesque Lake Bled and amazing glacial Lake Bohinj. Experience breathtaking scenery of high mountain lakes and rugged limestone peaks on a 3-day hut-to-hut hike and discover the traditional ways of the shepherds. Enjoy the stunning Soča River Valley, one of the most beautiful river valleys in the world and visit the historic town of Kobarid - blend of nature, history and delicious food. Leave the mountain trails of Triglav National Park and walk into the vineyards of Goriška Brda, taste some traditional local food and world-class wine. After delicious culinary delights on the countryside, end the trip in the vibrant capital city of Ljubljana.
Hiking trails in the heart of the Slovenian Alps8 day of hiking trips delighted by the Slovenian culinary delicacies Exploring the amazing landscape of Triglav National ParkEnjoying the fantastic Bohinj & Bled lakes and the Soča River ValleySpending the night in a Slovenian mountain hut in Triglav's breathtaking high countryExperiencing the authentic and diverse Slovenian cuisineLearning about organic wine production.
- This is a small-group guided holiday. The group is usually 4 to 16 people, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, as a couple or as friends together.
- Single supplement policy : If you request single accommodations, you will be asked to pay the full single supplement fee. There are a limited number of single rooms available to request. If you wish to share accommodations, we will assign you a roommate if one is available. Please be advised that there are a limited number of single rooms available, and single rooms are not available at the mountain hut.
- Activity Level : 3/5
Day 1: ARRIVAL IN LJUBLJANA - ( dinner included)
Start Point Meeting Point Ljubljana , Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia Arrive to Ljubljana, check into your room, walk along the river banks and admire bridges, explore the historical city centre and medieval old town, stunning architecture, the colorful marketplace. Visit Ljubljana Castle and treat yourself to beautiful views of the city from the castle’s ramparts or Outlook Tower. Afterwards there will be a welcome dinner with traditional Slovenian food. Meals included: Dinner Accomodation in Ljubljana
Day 2: LAKE BLED, VINTGAR GORGE, BOHINJ LAKE ( breakfast and dinner included)
After breakfast a short transfer will take us to the world-famous Lake Bled; a picture postcard lake with island church and a fairy-tale medieval castle built on a precipice overlooking the lake. A good start will be a hike through the spectacular Bled Vintgar Gorge - a narrow canyon. After lunch, we will take a short walk on a hill that has the most beautiful view in the world. Be sure to try a local specialty, Bled custard-cream cake. Next, we continue to glacial Lake Bohinj, peaceful alpine valley, located in the heart of the Triglav National Park. Hours of walking: approx. 1,5 hours Hiking: 4 km (approx. 2,5 miles) Meals included: Breakfast, dinner Accomodation on Pokljuka or Bohinj
Day 3: HIKING IN THE JULIAN ALPS ( breakfast,and dinner included)
After breakfast, we will start our 3-day HUT to HUT hiking adventure in the heart of Triglav National Park. We will pass shepherds’ cottages and walk through the green meadows of the charming Alpine pastures. We will continue on mountain ridges that offers one of the most spectacular and breath-taking views in Slovenian Alps. We will spend the night in a picturesque mountain hut with a view on the surrounding peaks and watch the sunset! Hours of walking: approx. 5 hours Hiking: 8 km (approx. 5 miles) Meals included: Breakfast, dinner Accommodation in Mountain hut
Day 4: HIKING IN THE VALLEY OF THE 7 TRIGLAV LAKES ( breakfast and dinner included)
We will begin a truly unique day by descending into the Valley of the Seven Triglav Lakes and enjoying a rising and falling traverse through rocky terrain. The majestic mountain trail will take us through breath-taking scenery of mountain lakes and offers spectacular views. We will follow the scenic trail towards the valley and enter into mountain lovers’ paradise - one of the most beautiful high altitude alpine valleys in Europe. The magnificent vistas and beautiful mountains will help you see why Triglav National Park is also called the Kingdom of the Golden horn and is source of pride to all Slovenians. You will spend the night in comfortable mountain hut, just next to one of the beautiful lakes. Hours of walking: approx. 6 hours Hiking: 7,5 km (approx. 4,5 miles) Meals included: Breakfast, dinner Accommodation in Mountain hut
Day 5: HIKING IN THE JULIAN ALPS, SWIM IN LAKE BOHINJ (breakfast and dinner included)
We will slowly leave the highest peaks behind and enter the land of the Alpine pastures. On the walk back you will enjoy magnificent views over the Bohinj area. We will pass by some typical shepherd huts where they carry on a traditional way of life and taste traditional Slovenian delights in one of the huts. We will continue on to the stunning Lake Bohinj, where we will take time for a swim in the crystalclear lake. This spectacular hiking adventure will end with tasty Slovenian dinner. Hours of walking: approx. 5 hours Hiking: 6,6 km (approx. 4 miles) Meals included: Breakfast, dinner Accommodation in Kranjska Gora
Day 6: HIKING VRSIC PASS & SOCA RIVER VALLEY ( brekfast and dinner included)
After early breakfast we will continue on scenic mountain road to Vršič pass (1625m). From the plateau on the pass we will hike to Sleme, where you will feel all the beauty and breath taking views of majestic mountains. After lunch in one of the mountain huts we will continue our drive down into one of the most beautiful and one of the few unspoilt river valleys in the world- Soča River Valley, where you will explore the historoc town of Kobarid - blend of history, nature and delicious food. On the evening it will be time for a gastronomic experience, slow food dinner prepared by one of most innovative chefs, Ana Ros, at her restaurant Hiša Franko (Star of Netflix’s Chef’s Table – Season 2) and World's Best Female Chef for 2017 by The World's 50 Best Restaurants organisation and among 50 World's Best Restaurants for 2017. Hours of walking: approx. 3 hours Hiking: 6 km (approx. 4 miles) Meals included: Breakfast, dinner Accommodation in Kobarid
Day 7: KOZJAK WATERFALLS AND VINEYARDS OF GORIŠKA BRDA(breakfast and dinner included)
We will start the day with a pleasant stroll near the Soča River and the path will take us to the lovely hidden Kozjak Waterfalls with its beautifull pool. Before lunch you will have time to visit the World War 1 Museum and learn about the history of the area. After lunch we will continue along a picturesque route to the Slovenia's winegrowing region of Goriška Brda to enjoy Mediterranean landscape and magnificent views. It is a land of gently rolling hills, covered with orchards and vineyards and dotted with small villages. You will have time to swim in the pool or just relax with a glass of wine and enjoy. Farewell dinner will be served in the family run tourist farm with breathtaking views of the rolling hills of the Goriška Brda region. Each dish will be enhanced by a selection of our host’s wine. Together we will raise a toast to a great adventure in Slovenia. Hours of walking: approx. 1 hours Hiking: 3,5 km (approx. 2 miles) Meals included: Breakfast, dinner Accommodation in Goriška Brda
Day 8: DEPARTURE, LJUBLJANA ( breakfast included)
Ljubljana Train Station, Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia After breakfast we will transfer to the capital town of Ljubljana in time for your scheduled departure airport in time to catch your flight or train departures. You are always welcome to extend your stay to explore the old part of the city and marketplace.
Accommodation in double/twin room in family run 3-4-star hotels/tourist farm for 5 nights (at the mountain huts for 2 nights - rooms for 4, 6 or 10 people which is dormitory style with shared facilities)
An English speaking, local mountain guide throughout the trip
Half Board meal treatment ( breakfast and dinner )
Wine tasting in Goriška Brda
Transportation throughout Slovenia as per the itinerary
Transfer to Ljubljana train station or a downtown hotel