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Best of Alpe-Adria Trail, Guided hiking & biking trip

Hiking & biking Best of Alpe-Adria Trail

Guided, small group | 3 days, 2 nights | | June to September

Hiking, biking and swimming adventure in Slovenia’s Garden of Eden

This Alpe Adria Trail adventure is a 3-day hiking, biking and swimming trip along the two most beautiful stages of the Alpe Adria Trail; ideal for anyone who likes to explore nature through a variety of fun outdoor activities.

We will start the tour in Slovenia’s far northwestern corner, hike up the stunning Vrsic Pass and enjoy fascinating views of the highest peaks in the centre of the Julian Alps before descending to the beautiful waterfalls and ponds of the Soca river valley.

Together with your guide, you’ll get to know Slovenians and parts of our rich history, way of life and enjoy the food we all love so much.

Good news! You are walking and biking on beautiful trails, but never too far away from the road. If you get tired, you can cut it short with a transfer.

Itinerary | Dates & Inclusions | Q&A | Go private

Price per person

385 €

Your adventure

The turquoise color of Soca river in Julian Alps, Slovenia
Hike and walk along the Alpe Adria Trail and World War One historic paths
Enjoy incredible views at the highest mountain pass in the eastern Julian Alps
Take a refreshing swim in pure waters with wonderful mountain backdrops
Biking near Soca river in the Julian Alps, Slovenia

Day by day

Make this adventure yours

385 € per person
every Thursday from June to September or go private

Inclusions

3 guided days with licensed English speaking guide.
2 nights with half board in a mountain hut. Private rooms with 2-4 beds per room. Shared bathrooms.
1-day hardtail mountain bike rental.
Transfer from Ljubljana or Bled to Kranjska Gora.
Transfer from Bovec to Bled or Ljubljana.

Optional

Electric bike supplement: 25 € per bike.
1 night with half board in an amazing alpine homestead in a secluded location on Day 2 (instead of sleeping in the mountain hut). Double or twin rooms with ensuite bathroom: 75 € per person.

Exclusions

Arriving to and from Ljubljana or Bled.
Drinks.
Meals not specified in the Inclusions.
Travel insurance.
Guide gratuities and personal expenses.
Other services not specified in the Inclusions.

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Anja Brus, Slotrips hiking guide

Anja Brus Cigoj
Slotrips guide

I am the youngest member of the team but like a typical Slovenian child, I wore my kids hiking boots out in youth mountain camps, where I later became a guide and mentor. Because I’d rather spend summers in the mountains than studying, I have years of experience and many Slovenian stories and legends under my belt. Thus I gladly share them with you in English or Spanish. As I studied in Spain, I have been able to guide the Spanish-speaking trips ever since. Well immersed in Spanish culture, I’ve got many a joyous evening happening (like the village fete or ‘veselica’) or a travel meetup well covered.

Meet the Slotrips team

“Our expectations were exceeded, for sure. All accommodation, logistics etc were perfect. The range of scenery was really overwhelming and I really hope to return someday! Triglav National Park seems like a magical place that demands more time to explore. Thanks so much to you and your team for all the organization etc, it was a great trip and we would not hesitate to recommend it to others”

Sam and Ruth from Ireland

Questions & answers

How difficult is the walking?

Expect to walk about 5-6 hours per day within a distance of 13-15 km (8-9 miles). On the most challenging day, you’ll gain 900 m (2900 ft) of elevation. Most of the time the trails are easy and well crafted, however there are also some narrow and steep downhill sections. Sometimes they are rocky and on a rainy day can be slippery. Hiking experience and a reasonable fitness level are necessary to fully enjoy this trip. If the hike turns out to be more difficult than you expected, you always have an escape option and can get a transfer to the next accommodation.

What are the trails like?

The hiking trails are mostly well crafted and fairly easy to walk on, yet you can expect to walk along some steep sections with occasional slippery roots and rocks. The terrain is uneven, sometimes rocky and narrow, covered with gravel, grass and forest soil. Mostly the trails are in the shade of the forest, but be prepared for sun exposure too.

The biking trails are mainly nice gravel and dirt roads, but you’ll also ride asphalt backroads. The inclines are gently distributed on longer stretches of the trail, but expect some shorter and steeper sections with softer gravel too.  

What is the weather usually like?

In summer (from June to early September) the weather is usually hot, with temperatures around 25-30 deg C (75-90 deg F). In peak season (August) you can expect a heatwave with temperatures likely exceeding 35 deg C (95 deg F) as well as a significant temperature drop in the mountains on a cloudy, windy or rainy day.

How big are the groups?

Maximum 8 people and 1 guide.

How difficult is the biking?

Expect to bike about 2 hours within a distance of 16 km (10 miles) and 250 m (820 ft) elevation gain.

The biking is easy but still exciting for all who have never biked off asphalt roads. Thus it’s good to feel confident about riding a bike on gravel roads. This means that you’re in control when pedaling in a sitting and standing position, as well as changing gears, safely using the brakes while keeping control and maneuvering the bike while other people are around too. There is a section on a regional asphalt road as well.

You can expect sometimes to encounter a thicker layer of gravel, pothole, as well as rocks and roots, which can affect your steering and balance. In case you feel uneasy on some sections, you can always get off the bike and push for a few metres.

If you’re quickly short of breath, upgrade to an e-bike. 

What kind of accommodation do we stay in?

Huts in the Slovenian Alps are quite basic, but they offer everything a hiker needs: food, drinks and accommodation. Food supply is limited, therefore expect simple menus of mountain food like different stews (vegetable or meat), pasta and sausages. They also sell chocolate, soft drinks, water, beer etc. The usual breakfast would be eggs, ham, cheese, butter, jam… 

Expect to share a room, toilets, bathrooms or washrooms. Rooms are from 4 to 12 beds. 

If you’d like a little luxury, you can opt to stay at a lovely mountain hotel the second night. It costs approx. 200 € per room. Let us know if you are interested and we will try to book it for you. 

What is an electric bike or E-bike

An electric bike or E-bike is a regular pushbike with an electric motor to assist your pedaling, yet is only activated when the pedals are already in motion.

Why us?

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Dear travelers and friends!

Good news! Slovenia is open for travellers again! The government has declared the end of the epidemic on May 15th. Borders are open and you are welcome to visit us again! Hotels are open, restaurants as well, flight operators are coming back, and the endless hiking & biking trails are waiting to be discovered. By you!

We have prepared several new self-guided and family trips for independent adventures & explorations, staying in small accommodations, private rooms in mountain huts, and maintaining as much social distance as you like. We have also updated our cancelation policy for new bookings in 2020 to add to your peace of mind and make sure your active holidays in Slovenia will be safe and hassle free.

If you have any questions & comments, don’t hesitate to contact us.

See you soon on the sunny side of the Alps! Stay positive, your trip is just a smile away. :)

Your Slotrips team

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Dear travelers and friends!

Good news! Slovenia is open for travellers again! The government has declared the end of the epidemic on May 15th. Borders are open and you are welcome to visit us again! Hotels are open, restaurants as well, flight operators are coming back, and the endless hiking & biking trails are waiting to be discovered. By you!

We have prepared several new self-guided and family trips for independent adventures & explorations, staying in small accommodations, private rooms in mountain huts, and maintaining as much social distance as you like. We have also updated our cancelation policy for new bookings in 2020 to add to your peace of mind and make sure your active holidays in Slovenia will be safe and hassle free.

If you have any questions & comments, don’t hesitate to contact us.

See you soon on the sunny side of the Alps! Stay positive, your trip is just a smile away. :)

Your Slotrips team