Off the beaten path

Set out on a personalized adventure up the remote trails of Slovenia’s striking Alps.

STARTING POINT
flexible
Duration
flexible
Group size
max 8 people/ guide
Season
Jan - Dec
Fitness Level
Flexible
Technical Level
Flexible
  • Beat the crowds
  • 100% personalisation
  • Explore the hidden trails of Slovenian mountains
  • Enjoy the peace and quiet
  • Authentic bivouac experience
  • Discover mountain animals
  • Best views in Slovenia

 

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Included in price

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All the needed safety gear
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Professional guide
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Tour design and customization
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Extras

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Transfer from your location
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Trekking poles
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Backpack
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Headlamp

What to bring to the tour

Comfortable sports clothes
Insulation jacket
Gloves
Toilet paper
Snacks
Headlamp
Trekking poles if you are used to them
Extra layer
Rain jacket
Headwear
Sports shoes with good grip
Water bottle
Sunscreen
Backpack 25-30 l

Pickup location and time

To be set upon reservation according to the time of the year and conditions.

Venture into Slovenia’s untamed mountainous paradise, where you’ll get to conquer magnificent peaks and soak up the natural splendour that surrounds them – magnificent views and local wildlife included. Every tour is tailored to your specific wishes and abilities, presenting you with a unique opportunity to satisfy your adventurous spirit and reap the rewards of alpine exploration to the max. The mountains are calling, so let’s go!

Mount Triglav is spectacular. But it’s far from the only incredible summit the Slovenian mountains have to offer. If Triglav is the king of our Alps, then Škrlatica is definitely its queen and Jalovec a mighty prince, the well-deserved nickname for which is Crystal Mountain, the symbol of the Alpine Association of Slovenia. There are numerous marked and unmarked trails leading up these and many other impressive giants that are just begging to be explored.
So what exactly is the Off the Beaten Path tour all about?

It’s about discovering the hidden corners of our mountainous world you wouldn’t believe exist. It’s embarking on an adventure in the company of a professional mountain guide who will take you deep into the untamed wilderness where most tourists (and even locals) haven’t set foot. The tour is perfect for those who have already conquered Triglav and have returned to Slovenia hungry for more diverse alpine adventures. We lead you up remote mountain trails where you’re unlikely to bump into anyone and can therefore enjoy the journey in blissful solitude.

The tour can be entirely tailored to your needs and physical preparedness. From short hikes and easy ascends, to the most challenging climbs up demanding unmarked trails. You can opt for a one-day tour or multi-day excursions. Overnight stays in bivouac shelters only add to the fantastic adventure in these isolated, highly picturesque parts of the country. Given the bespoke nature of these tours, adapting to weather conditions comes with much greater flexibility, as does the choice of our hike’s starting point.

Whatever you do, don’t forget to check your memory card beforehand, because there will be ample opportunity to document breath-taking surroundings, indigenous wildlife (chamois, eagles, mountain goats…), beautiful alpine plants, and of course the unforgettable views from Slovenia’s most prized mountain peaks.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear on the 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.

How many people will be in a group?

The group size will vary on the tour we will choose. More difficult tours can have fewer people per guide.

Who will be our guide on this 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?

We can create and adjust a tour suitable for children of any age.

Do I need a guide to climb Triglav?

Triglav is a high and demanding mountain, not to be underestimated. Tricky route finding in the fog, exposed and steep terrain in the upper parts are some of the reasons to consider a guide. We only work with experienced local guides who know our mountains really well and will not only take care of your safety, but will also show you some new hiking and climbing techniques, share some interesting facts and stories, and overall make it a much more enjoyable experience. Of course, not everybody needs a guide, so for those more experienced among you we have more than a few advanced tours that will prove challenging, even in the company of an expert guide.

Is it crowded up there?

Triglav is amongst the most popular mountains in Slovenia. It has a great symbolic value for us and the saying goes that you are not a true Slovenian until you stand on its summit. Therefore, you can expect a lot of people on the mountain in the high season (July-September), especially on weekends. On week-days, however, it is much more peaceful. Luckily, our guides have some tricks up their sleeves when it comes to avoiding the crowds. Hint: they know exactly when and where to go.

Is it dangerous to climb Mt. Triglav?

Thousands of people climb Mt.Triglav every year. Some come better prepared than others, who underestimate the climb, which can lead to accidents. But with the right approach, knowing the weather conditions (especially the possibility of thunderstorms and snowfall), with the proper safety equipment and an experienced guide, you can minimize the objective dangers and feel completely safe.

What kind of accommodations are available?

Mountain huts in the Slovenian mountains are very cosy and authentic, but provide only basic comfort. Don’t expect too much luxury. Early bookings are usually rewarded with a room but if all rooms are full there are dormitories. There is no shower and the lavatories are basic. There is running water but it is not drinkable. The food is tasty and local but the menu is limited to a few dishes and drinks.

How far in advance do we need to book it?

The earlier the better. The highest season, from July to September, it is not unusual for huts to be fully booked for 5 or more weekends ahead. Weekdays are better but we still suggest bookings at least 2-3 weeks in advance. Last-minute bookings are very dependable on the weather - if the forecast is not a perfect bluebird, then some spots usually become available a few days before. For one-day tours, a week in advance is okay.
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    Jon Green
    June 2021
    This being our third time in Slovenia, we wanted to try something different. Amazingly, there are so many mountains to climb, we wouldn't even know they existed if the Triglav Tours team wouldn't recommend Jalovec for us. The tour was about as difficult as Triglav but we only met around 10 people on the way. The views are just as nice as from the Triglav and the rock is much less slippery - the upper part is exposed and a great experience. Looking forward to our fourth visit to Slovenia!
    Nadia Wolf
    September 2020
    The tour was perfectly tailored for our group because we are not experienced hikers. We did an amazing round tour above Trenta valley and had so much fun. It is a very peaceful part of Slovenia, far from lively Bled and Kranjska Gora. We met have seen chamois and ibex and even a shy marmot. The path was barely visible at times and we were happy to be with a local guide. Highly recommended.
    Alex Huber
    August 2019
    Škrlatica was spot on! We wanted to do Triglav at first but decided on the second-highest mountain because we only had a weekend in Slovenia and wanted to do something a bit less popular. The route up to Škrlatica starts in Vrata and is overlooking the mighty Triglav north face. It is a demanding tour and takes a long day and there are no huts on the way. Some parts are exposed but well secured, on the way down Klemen even taught us the basics of running down a scree. Great day in the mountains, might go to an 'Off the beaten path' tour next time too!

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