Met by our transport you are transferred from Ljubljana airport to
Kranjska Gora (75 minute transfer approx). The town of Kranjska
Gora is in the north-west of Slovenia, close to both the Austrian
and Italian borders. You have time to relax before dinner or
to explore the lovely Zgornjesavska valley.
Starting from our base you start to ascend through woods of hazelnut,
chestnut and birch to arrive at high plateau with breathtaking views
across the Italian and Austrian Alps. You continue on to have lunch
in the Martuljek gorge before descending gently through meadows awash
with orchids, narcissi and blue gentian as you head back by the entrance
of the Triglav National Park and Kranjska Gora.
Your day starts with a breathtaking drive up to the Vrsic Pass (1611m).
From here you can continue with your luggage or elect to walk along
a beautiful path along the turquoise Soca River as it tumbles through
limestone gorges. you ahev linch along the way at the Metoja mountain
restaurant. As you continue on in the afternoon the Trenta mountain
range fills the horizon with the imposing peaks of Javorscek, Svinjak
and Romsom reaching above you. You head on to the Jelicnic refuge
for a refreshing drink and then take the lift down to Bovec for
your evening meal.
Leaving Bovec you ascend on a trail that climbs through bluebells
and primula auricola and then on past the dramatic Koritnica Gorge
to Kluze fortress - a WWI stronghold which stands at the top of a
narrow canyon and a site that has been fortified since at least the
15th century. The mountain range of Bovec was fiercely fought over
in the WWI. Returning to your hotel in plenty of time for dinner,
there is time to relax on the alpine terrace of your hotel and to
enjoy its amazing views.
Leaving Bovec you head off underneath the Kanin mountain range across
meadows of brightly coloured wildflowers to reach the Boka waterfall
with its impressive 106m free drop and a further 30m of tumbling
cascades below. You then continue alongside the Soca River to Trnovo
where you can enjoy a picnic (and a paddle) if you wish! In the
afternoon you follow an ancient Roman path that leads into Kobarid
and one of the friendliest, family-run hotels we have ever come
across. The restaurant here is locally renowned - serving local
specialities such as trout and fresh water crayfish, as well as
mushrooms and truffles in season.
Your second day at Kobarid is an easy one. It is difficult to imagine
that this small and amiable little town witnessed the historic WWI
battle that inspired Hemmingway’s “A Farewell to Arms”. There is
a historical trail past the old Austro-Italian defences and which
offers breathtaking views of Soca Valley. Alternatively (or in addition)
the award-winning First World War Museum is certainly worth a visit.
If you prefer taking the day off driving into the nearby Vipava vineyards,
then car hire can be arranged locally.
Your route today takes you on the high mountain path to Globoko pass (1828m)
where you can enjoy a panoramic picnic. On your descent you are rewarded
with glorious sweeping vistas of Mt Triglav and shimmering below
you the waters of Lake Bohinj. Finally you take the cable car down
to your hotel on the lake shore.
Alternatively you can take an easy option today. Embark on a panoramic
railway journey to Bohinj, with views along the way as far as the
Gulf of Venice. You then follow a circular path around the lake to
reach the hotel.
Your final day is spent in the environs of the 4-star Hotel Jezero
which is ideally placed to make the most of Lake Bohinj. You could
perhaps hire a rowing boat or swim in the lake's clear azure waters.
For the more energetic, there is still the opportunity for some
walking - following the narrow Mostnica Gorge up to Devil’s Bridge
- where, according to legend, only the virtuous can pass as the
bridge can sense bad intentions! Continuing on to the Mostnica
Waterfall at the end of the Voje Valley, you then have an easy
walk back with time perhaps for a dip in the hotel’s indoor pool
before your final dinner.
The tour is completed following your breakfast, as we take you to
Ljubljana airport (1hr journey time approx) for your flight home.
8 nights accommodation, based on two adults sharing, in our approved
partner hotels (3 or 4-star local hotels throughout) on a dinner, bed
and breakfast basis.
Lunches are not included, but packed lunches can be
bought in most of the villages or ordered directly from your hotel.
Luggage transfers between hotels, route description
and maps. Welcome briefing from local walking guide upon arrival
or following breakfast on day two.
Airport transfers to and from Ljubljana airport are
included. Please contact us if you wish to arrange transfers to or
from other locations.
For more information on the Triglav area visit the
official National Park website at http://www.tnp.si/national_park/.
Flight schedules and information on Ljubljana
Option 1 - Standard Package The
price for the Triglav and Julian Alps self-guided (standard package) tour in May, June and September is £855
Sterling (approx $1,320 US Dollars or €990 Euro) per person
sharing and in July and August is £895
Sterling (approx $1,380 US Dollars or €1,035 Euro) per person
- 8 nights accommodation, based on two adults sharing, in local 4-star
hotels (with en-suite facilities).
- Transfers to and from Ljubljana Airport.
- Meals consist of a continental breakfast each morning, and evening meal.
- Local transfer / local train ticket on Day 7.
- Luggage transfer each day along the route, detailed daily route
notes, and map(s).
You can start your self-guided tour on any day that
you wish from May through September. Please complete a booking
form, or contact us to arrange.