Triglav Via Ferrata Tour

Tackle the most adrenaline-pumping route up Mount Triglav with a guide.

Duration
2 days
Difficulty
Challenging
Elevation
2160 m
Season
May - Oct

Highlights on Triglav Ferrata Tour

  • Put your skills to the test on Slovenia’s number one via ferrata
  • Enjoy the wildest side of Mount Triglav with close-up views of its famous North face
  • Spend the night in an authentic Slovenian mountain hut
  • Relish the very best sights Triglav has to offers
  • The most difficult ascent to Triglav is also voted as the most beautiful marked path in Slovenia in 2020

Description of Triglav Via Ferrata Tour

This tour takes you up the famous Bamberger Route, a legendary via ferrata along the western ridge of Triglav’s northern wall. The ascent is demanding and requires excellent mountaineering skills and technical knowledge. With the right equipment and our expert guide, your Triglav ferrata tour is also the most fun you’ll have in the Julian Alps. The only way is up!

The Bamberger Route via Plemenice, a plateau on the edge of the northern wall, is the crème de la crème of via ferrata routes this side of the Alps. The marked trail was secured and put into use back in 1913 by members of the Carniolan section of the German-Austrian Mountaineering Association. It was named after one of the founders and the first president of the Carniolan section, Ottmar “Otto” Bamberg. This Triglav via ferrata route is considered the most difficult Triglav ascent, not only due to its rough features, but also because there is no mountain hut to stop off at on the way, meaning the ascent has to be done in a single push.

We start our ascent from Vrata Valley, from where we first climb to Luknja. The latter may translate to “hole”, but it’s just the opposite. In fact, Luknja resides at an elevation of 1758 m. Continuing along the ridge between Vrata and Trenta, we can feel the terrain acquiring its wild high-alpine character. This is where things get interesting.

The trail soon turns into an extremely steep via ferrata – probably the best in the country. As the path is perfectly secured, the ascent along it with the use of the right equipment is completely safe. But make no mistake, this path is an adrenaline-fueled climb, which allows no room for vertigo. The trail then ascends up the spectacular western edge of the northern Triglav wall, known among alpinists simply as The Wall. Magnificent views open up, reminding us of the sheer magnitude of this natural phenomenon.

Gradually nudging towards the top, we will also have the pleasure of witnessing one of the most spellbinding scenes the Slovenian mountains have to offer: a close-up view of the Sphinx – the steepest monolith, home to the most demanding mountaineering routes in our mountains. The route then leads us to Plemenice, a grassy plateau at the top of the Wall, from where we turn around towards the south and eventually reach Triglav’s summit. The descent will take us to the cosy Planika Lodge, where we will spend the night and recuperate. The next day, we will head back to our starting point in Vrata Valley, but along a much easier path. After all, the Bamberger Route demands a somewhat smoother finish. But fear not, the return journey will certainly be more than memorable!  

NOTE: It can be busy up there in the summer. To ensure your spot in the lodge, 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 lodge, but we will try our best or find the most suitable alternative for you.

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Included

Transfer from Bled
Helmet
Via Ferrata kit
Professional guide

Optional extra charge

Transfer from Ljubljana
Overnight stay at Planika Lodge
Dinner and breakfast in the hut
Backpack
Headlamp

What to bring on Triglav Via Ferrata Tour?

Comfortable sports clothes
Insulation jacket
Spare socks, underwear and shirt
Gloves
Toilet paper
Snacks
Headlamp
ID card
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 the food and accommodation

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear on Triglav Via Ferrata 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 take a look at our Triglav in winter tour.

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 3 guests per guide.

Am I fit enough for Triglav Via Ferrata Tour?

The tour is not for the faint-hearted, it is pretty steep and exposed on parts, but very well secured. You don't need prior via ferrata experiences, but is advisable that you are familiar with some steeper mountaineering. If in doubt, it is best to consult with our guides, who will be happy to give you more information about what to expect.

Who will be our guide on Triglav Ferrata 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?

The tour is generally not suitable for children. If you have a youngster that you feel is very experienced and ready for the Via Ferrata Triglav Tour, write to us and our guides will recommend it or not.

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1 person
525€ / person
2 persons
329€ / person
3-4 persons
299€ / person
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    Isabella Robertson
    July 2020
    I took a full week for hiking in Julian Alps and this was definitely the highlight of my trip! I was the only one on the tour so it was not very cheap but totally worth it, the route was not overcrowded and the views are exceptional up there! Five stars!
    Jeff Warren
    July 2019
    Having climbed Triglav last year already, I wanted something different this time. The Plemenice route is so much more fun than the usual approach from the south!
    Clayton Wheeler
    August 2020
    Pretty scary journey, I wouldn't have done it without a guide. I was afraid about going down because the route is vertical on some parts! Well, the descend is on the other side so it is pretty easy thank god :)

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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