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Lakes and Valleys

Lakes and Valleys

Degree of difficulty - Moderate

A guided group walking holiday or those who like alpine scenery and sweeping vistas. This is a collection of easy valley floor and forest-covered hillside walks. Though in the alpine area, no climbing experience or equipment is necessary. More than half of the walks are situated in the Slovenia's only National Park. The famous Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj, as well as Mt. Triglav National Park, are the highlights of this walk. A very picturesque mountain tour through glorious landscape. Suitable for hikers of very average fitness, recommended for photography enthusiasts. Walk highlights:

  • Guided walking along valley trails through the Triglav National Park
  • Crystal clear mountain lakes, deep canyons carved by mountain streams
  • Broad meadows resplendent with wildflowers on mountain pastures
  • A touch of Austria and Italy
  • Three individual hotels, great food

DAY 1 ARRIVAL TO 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 (family hotel 3***).

DAY 2 KRANJSKA GORA – JASNA VALLEY – KRANJSKA GORA

Your warming up walk will take you via a trail to the end of Jasna Valley. Emerging at the other end is the glorious mountain arena of the Prisank and Razor Mountains. A typical hikers lunch can be taken in Krnica hut. Upon return, one can visit the “Russian Chapel”, a touching monument dedicated to Russian POV’s who died during WW1 while building the military road over Vršič Pass. (Accommodation: 3* hotel) 16km round trip / ascent 400m. Alpine walk

DAY 3 (10 min. car transfer) PODKOREN – THREE COUNTRIES POINT – PODKOREN

Today's walk takes you to the summit of Mt. Peč (1508m) to the triple border point where Slovenia, Italy and Austria meet. At the top you can soak up the dramatic views across the Julian and Carnian Alps, with Hohe Tauern, the highest alpine range in Austria, forming a picturesque backdrop. The trail then descends through the valley to the source of the mighty Sava River, the longest in Slovenia. (Accommodation: 3* hotel) 19km round trip / ascent 640m; forest and mountain meadows trail

DAY 4 RADOVNA VALLEY – VINTGAR GORGE - LAKE BLED

You will be transferred through the Radovna Valley to 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 overlooks the lake. (Accommodation: 4* hotel) 11kms / ascent 200m. Valley & meadow walk

DAY 5 BLED – BOHINJSKA BELA – LAKE BLED

Today you can take a leisurely stroll into Bled, a popular town on the shore of a beautiful glacial lake, with its unique island church and castle perched high upon the lakeside cliff. A short panoramic walk can be taken to the villages of Kupljenik and Bela. For the best photos and views of the lake, castle and Karawanke range, ascend Osojnica. End the day with the local speciality – the cream cake ‘Kremsnita’ in one of the great little tea shops beside the lake. ( Accommodation: 4* hotel) 15 km round trip / ascent 270m. Hillsides and panoramic walk

DAY 6 (car transfer) POKLJUKA – US KOVNICA SADLE – VOJE – LAKE BOHINJ

You will begin your hike across mountain pastures and old farmhouses to a viewing point into the Bohinj Valley. As you descend you can stop at the little historic village of Studor and see how people lived 150 years ago. Your final destination is Lake Bohinj, the jewel of the Triglav National Park. (Accommodation: 4 * Hotel) 12 kms / ascent 200m. Mountain meadows & tree line walk

DAY 7 LAKE BOHINJ

Spend the day strolling around this wonderful, tranquil lake sitting in the shadows of the immense Julian Alps. At the western end of the lake is a short trail up to Savica Waterfall, which feeds the lake. Then you can take the cable car up to the 1532 - metre high Vogel Mountain for a spectacular view of Mount Triglav, the highest peak in the Julian Alps. (Accommodation: 4* Hotel) 16/23kms. Lakeside / valley walk

DAY 8 END OF TOUR OR EXTENSION OF STAY IN BOHINJ

€610 per person sharing

€130 Single room supplement

€25 High season supplement (travelling from 1st August - 20th September)

Optional extras:

Half board supplement €125 per person - (7 dinners/3 - course in the accommodation hotels)

 

We can organisse additional nights in Bled:

3* Hotel per person/night in standard double room - €60.00; single room €85.00; half board supplement €15.00. 4* Hotel in Bled: € 80 per person sharing a lake view double room, single room €135, half board supplement €25 (4 course dinner)

Additional night in Bohinj:

4* Hotel, per person/night, in a double room, B&B: €60.00; single room €85.00; half board supplement €15.00 (3-course dinner)

 

Transfers are possible: all prices are one way and based on a minimum of 2 people travelling

  • From Ljubljana airport to Podkoren (Kranjska Gora): €60.00 per person
  • From Ljubljana city to Podkoren: €70.00 per person
  • Bohinj to Ljubljana airport €55.00 per person
  • Bohinj to Ljubljana City &euro60.00 per person
  • Bohinj to Podkoren €55.00 per person

Tour Includes

  • Accommodation in above mentioned hotels / boarding houses in a two bedded room with WC and shower on bed & breakfast basis
  • Tour guide who walks with the group and looks after the daily program
  • Transfers on day 4 and 6
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel (1 piece per person)
  • Information package including detailed route description with corresponding maps (one per room) Maps and description (in a form of a picture book) have to be returned to us after the trip
  • Backup service (hotline) during the trip
  • Welcome meeting upon arrival

Self Guided Tour Information

 

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