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 across Slovenia’s most awe-inspiring landscape. 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 the 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 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 cannot guarantee a free spot in the chosen lodge, but we will try our best or find the most suitable alternative for you.
We will start our tour by picking you up and driving to Bohinj (45min from Bled). Our meeting time depends on the forecast and time of the year and will be set a day or two before the tour. After a quick gear check, we will start walking through the Voje Valley by the beautiful river Mostnica. After reaching a waterfall, the route goes up the forest and through mountain pastures, quickly starting to gain altitude before reaching Vodnik hut after about 5-6h. There is a freshwater spring there and a warm dinner before bedtime.
On our second day the route leads us through Velska Dolina under the south slopes of Triglav, reaching Dolič mountain hut after around 2h. After a break, another short climb awaits us before descending to Prehodavci lodge, for a well-deserved rest. The last part of the second day is the most scenic, as we slowly descend through the beautiful Seven Lakes Valley, reaching Triglav lodge at Doule Lake for the night.
Our last day is easier as we walk through authentic mountain pastures descending back to our car. If there is energy left, there is also an opportunity to reach another viewpoint on the way. We are usually back at the car sometime around the early afternoon.
Day 1: 12 km (7,5 mi), 1300 vm (4300 feet)
Day 2: 12 km (7,5 mi), 600 vm (2000 feet)
Day 3: 13 km (8 mi), 100 vm (330 feet)
Vodnikov Dom na Velem Polju, Koča pri Triglavskih Jezerih