This walking holiday explores the Triglav National Park encompassing Slovenia’s highest peak, Mt Triglav (2864m), in the Julian Alps. Starting in the charming Alpine village Kranjska Gora, your route crosses the mighty Vršič Pass into the hidden Trenta Valley and then continuing along the course of the crystal clear Soča River – one of the cleanest rivers in Europe, with marbled trout swimming in its crystalline turquoise waters towards the little town of Bovec. Here the area is “littered” with reminders from Napoleonic and WW1 battles, one of which is the dramatic Kluže fortress. Still following the Soča river, you’ll be moving south to Kobarid. The last stage of your walk takes you north again to the beautiful Lake Bohinj. Situated in the unspoiled nature, this is one of Slovenia’s most beautiful lakes and a perfect place to end your hiking week.
We meet you at Ljubljana airport and take you to Kranjska Gora.
The warm up walk takes you gently ascending through forests to a high plateau with views extending right across to Italy and Austria. After the Martuljek gorge, it’s a lovely walk through meadows as you head back to Kranjska Gora.
After a truly breathtaking drive up and over the Vrsic Pass (1611m) we drop you off at the starting point of the path following the turquoise crystalline Soča River as it cascades through limestone. Through the scenic Trenta Valley you head across to the Jelinčič homestead. Lift/Transfer from here to Bovec
The mountains around Bovec were fiercely fought over in the WW1. Today you can follow a trail that climbs through dramatic Koritnica Gorge to Kluže fortress – built into the mountain above a twisted ravine.
After leaving Bovec the path takes you along the foot of the Kanin mountain range reaching the mighty 106 m drop Boka waterfall. You’ll be going alongside the Soča River to Trnovo where you turn along an ancient Roman path leading into Kobarid.
This little town witnessed the largest battle in history of WW1 which inspired Hemmingway’s “A Farewell to Arms”. There’s a historical trail passing the old Italo-Austrian defences and Italian war memorial offering breathtaking valley views. Worth visiting is the award winning WW1 Museum.
Today a panoramic railway journey takes you from a nearby village Most na Soči through the mountains to Bohinjska Bistrica. From the train station you can enjoy the gentle walk to the lake Bohinj and your hotel on the lake shore.
Today you can make the most of Lake Bohinj resort. Why not take a cable car up to Mt Vogel and have a bird’s eye view of the lake or hike up narrow Mostnica Gorge over Devil’s Bridge to the Mostnica Waterfall or just walk around the lake?