Julian Alps Hut to Hut Hiking

Explore the mesmerising beauty of the Slovenian mountain one mountain hut at a time.

Duration
3 days
Difficulty
Easy
Elevation
2700 m
Season
Apr - Oct

Highlights on Julian Alps Hut to Hut Tour

  • Experience authentic life on alpine pastures
  • Sleep in high mountain huts
  • Authentic food served in the huts
  • Reach Mount Kanjavec (2500 m) - optional
  • Triglav Lakes Valley
  • High alpine flora and fauna
  • Start and finish in Bohinj

 

Description of Julian Alps Hut to Hut

An incredibly beautiful 3-day hiking tour around Triglav’s immediate vicinity. No demanding climbs, just exceptionally picturesque walks in Slovenia’s spectacular Julian Alps. It’s an unforgettable hut-to-hut expedition that takes you through the most awe-inspiring landscape in Slovenia. Witness unforgettably stunning views, encounter indigenous wildlife, taste traditional Alpine food and learn first-hand about Slovenian mountaineering culture.

This fantastic hut-to-hut tour involves around 5 to 6 hours of walking per day down trails of moderate difficulty. The routes around the Lake Bohinj area and towards Triglav’s Seven Lakes Valley are appropriate for most amateur hikers and offer beautiful vistas of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps.

The tour begins at the gorgeous Lake Bohinj and leads past high pastures dotted with grazing cattle, the source of famous Slovenian cheeses and soured milk. As we ascend further, we see the surrounding terrain become rugged and rocky while the trail itself remains relatively undemanding and pleasant. The scenery changes into majestic slopes with scarce alpine vegetation, the home of graceful wild climbers, such as the chamois or ibex. Don’t be surprised if we encounter a few of these local show-offs. 

The trail then leads past pristine alpine lakes, each with its own shape, colour and story. The Triglav Lakes Valley or Seven Lakes Valley is something out of a storybook and is one of the best things you can experience in Julian Alps. Rest assured, you will have numerous opportunities for scenic breaks along the way to really absorb the majesty of this special place. Nights will be spent sleeping in lovely mountain huts, deeply rooted in Slovenian Alpine tradition. Their cosy shelters that offer a delightfully scenic atmosphere and delicious cuisine. For those most keen, there will be a chance to add an extra peak after each mountain hut we reach.

The tour is easy and not technically demanding, suitable for everyone with a basic level of physical fitness. Families included. The route is flexible enough to be adapted to suit beginners as well as the more experienced and eager hikers in search of adrenaline.

NOTE: It can be busy up there in the summer. To ensure your spot in the lodges, we recommend booking the tour several weeks in advance, especially for the weekends. For last-minute bookings, we can not guarantee a free spot in the chosen lodge, but we will try our best or find the most suitable alternative for you.

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Included

Transfer from Bled
Professional guide

Optional extra charge

Transfer from Ljubljana
Overnight stay at Vodnik Lodge and Pogačnik Lodge
Food in the huts
Trekking poles
Backpack
Headlamp

What to bring on Hut to Hut?

Comfortable sports clothes
Insulation jacket
Spare socks, underwear and shirt
Gloves
Toilet paper
Snacks
Headlamp
ID card
Trekking poles if you are used to them
Extra layer
Rain jacket
Headwear
Sports shoes with good grip
Water bottle
Sunscreen
Toothbrush
Sleeping liner (disposable can be bought in the hut)
Backpack 25-30 l
Some cash for food and accommodation

Pickup Time & Location

*Can be changed due to conditions or upon agreement

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear on Julian Alps Hut to Hut Tour?

It is important that your clothes are comfortable. You should have comfortable shoes with a good grip. It is recommended that you also have some warmer and windproof clothing with you as the temperature can drop or in case of cold wind. You can always leave excess clothes in the van after consulting with our guide.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

In case of bad weather the tour can be postponed or you will be fully refunded.

Is the tour only possible in stated season?

The season stated is informative. In case of dry conditions, the tour is also possible sooner or later in the year. If there is early or late snow in the mountains the season is shorter. I that case we can always suggest an alternative.

How do I pay for accommodation?

We will make a reservation at the hut for you at the time of your booking in advance and you can pay cash on the spot. There are rooms available if you book early enough, otherwise there are cheaper dormitories - let us know your preferred option.

How many people will be in a group?

We believe that your experience will be better in smaller groups. Therefore, there will be a maximum of 8 guests per guide.

Am I fit enough for Hut to Hut Tour?

The tour is flexible and it can be adjusted to your preferences, skills and fitness. Nevertheless, you should be comfortable with hiking for around 5-6 hours per day, with as many stops for breaks as you wish.

Is climbing Kanjavec difficult?

Kanjavec is at 2500m very high mountain, but relatively easy to climb. It makes our day for about 2 hours longer and takes some effort to gain extra vertical meters but the view from the top makes up for it. Technically, it is not demanding or exposed, except for a short section that is well secured with a cable. After a day of hiking together, our guide will know you enough and will be able to recommend it or not on the spot.

Who will be our guide on the tour?

Our tours are led by professional local guides. Our guides will make sure that you receive expert guiding combined with great fun and a memorable experience.

Is the tour kid friendly?

Our minimum age for tours is 8 years old. Children should be able to hike for 5-6 hours with stops for breaks. If you are planning to go on a tour with young kids, please let us know in advance and we can adjust the tour if necessary.

INQUIRY

1 person
595€ / person
2 persons
329€ / person
3-4 persons
299€ / person
5+ persons
249€ / person
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    Jacqueline Sims
    June 2019
    This hiking trip wasn’t only cool because we got to witness the best parts of Slovenia’s Julian Alps, but also the way it was organized. They picked us up and took us to the Triglav National Park. The guide made sure everyone could keep up on the steeper areas and told us some really useful info about the mountains… Plus, our group was awesome! I’ve never stayed in mountain huts before, but I’m definitely doing it again. The views were jaw-dropping, the food was amazing and I got to experience the Slovenian alpine spirit first-hand. It’s certainly the best way of exploring the mountains and you don’t have to worry about the logistics, booking huts, etc. Highly recommend it!
    Steve Rhodes
    August 2020
    I have to say that this was an amazing hiking trip. The itinerary was planned to perfection. I never knew there were so many beautiful lakes in the Slovenian mountains. Our guide took us down some ridiculously picturesque routes we would probably miss out on if going at it alone. He adapted the hike to a doable pace, so the whole group felt comfortable. The huts we stayed at were cosy, warm and we had the pleasure of meeting a few interesting people to share the views with. Way beyond expectations and very rewarding.
    Willie Fisher
    June 2020
    It was my first time hiking in a group. I was exploring Slovenia for two weeks and decided to join this journey to see mountains and meet new people. For me the trip was very easy but also nice. All wonders of Triglav park, lakes, beautiful mountains, panorama… and watching the sunrise from the huts… Fantastic! Also the guide was friendly in communication and I learn a lot. I saw so much in 3 days! Good food and drink and great company. If you want some super hiking, meet people and experience beautiful nature go in this trip!

Why should you

Travel with us

Experienced 
guides

All our tours are guided by local professionals

Equipment 
rental

We provide all the gear you need

Trustworthy company 

More than 8 years of experience with hiking tours

Convenient
transfer

We can pick you in Ljubljana or Bled

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