Walking Explore the Alpine Foothills
Self-guided | 8 days, 7 nights | | March to November
A taste of life in the Julian Alps with views that go for miles
Explore the Alpine Foothills through a multitude of easy valley walks or longer mountain hikes, while keeping it as relaxed or as active as you like. Discover the idyllic landscape of the National Park of Triglav, below the summits of the Julian Alps. Enjoy pure natural surroundings of high alpine pastures, blossoming meadows and the shades of the woodlands. Discover verdant glacial valleys and shimmering lakes of Alpine Slovenia, with the Seven Triglav Lakes, Lake Bled and Bohinj. Admire glorious views of the mighty Julian Alps. Taste the food where it grows, where traditional meals are made and alpine cuisine served.
Meadows, pastures & woods of the Triglav National Park
Photos by Slotrips and Tomo Jesenicnik (STO)
Make this adventure yours
990 € per person
7 nights with breakfast in nice centrally located 3* hotels or cozy family run B&Bs. Double or twin rooms.
All passenger transfers mentioned in the itinerary are private.
Bike and helmet rental in Kranjska Gora on Day 7.
Welcome meeting over a drink in Ljubljana.
Detailed information for self-guided activities in a personalized smartphone app with uploaded GPS tracks for easy navigation.
Information pack about other local sights, restaurants, activities.
Planning, organisation, 24-hour holiday service & support.
Arrival to Ljubljana and departure from Kranjska Gora.
Meals and drinks not specified in the Inclusions.
Other services not specified in the Inclusions.
Single traveller supplement: 500 €.
Slotrips trip designer
A passionate mountain biker and ski mountaineer powered by the force of nature, with a ready smile and easy laugh, I am wildly enthusiastic about my life and work. Running on an adventurous heartbeat I could find the kick-off to the great outdoors only through studying physical education. Thus I soon turned from a junior mountaineer and hiker to a skiing teacher and canyoning instructor and guide in Slovenia, New Zealand, Corsica (France) and Spain. Many moves around the Slovenian Alps later, you will even find me in the office sharing my passion with you, getting to know you and loving every minute of it!
How do your self-guided tours work?
You will be surprised! We have done (and are still doing) a ton of work to make sure your independent active holidays in Slovenia (and across the borders) are flawless, fun, and hassle-free. With the implementation of modern technology and our extensive local knowledge, we believe we are on the right way of delivering exceptional hiking & biking experiences that you are able to enjoy at your own pace. Read more about our “self-guided added value”.
How difficult is the walking?
Expect to walk about 3-6 hours per day within a distance of 10-18 km (6-11 miles) and 600 m (1900 ft) elevation gain. However, on the most challenging day, you’ll gain up to 900 m (2300 ft) of elevation.
We will offer several different hiking options and you can choose the one which suits you best. Everything can be adapted to your fitness level and wishes.
What are the trails like?
Most of the trails are comfortable and wide. However, they are also uneven, sometimes rocky and narrow, with gravel, grass and forest soil surfaces. You can expect to walk over some short, steep, sometimes slippery sections, especially when wet. Most of the trails are in the shade of a forest. However, be prepared for sun exposure too.
What kind of accommodation do we stay in?
You’ll stay in hand-picked nice and clean 3-4* hotels or cozy family-run guesthouses, in double or single rooms with en-suite bathroom.
Are the animals dangerous?
You can expect to encounter cows, goats, sheep and perhaps even wild animals, like deer, squirrels, marmots, birds and more. Usually, all livestock and wild animals are shy and afraid of people but sometimes you might meet a more domesticated or curious one. It might just want to get a really good smell or taste of you or your sandwich, but there is nothing to be afraid of. Sometimes they’ll stand in the middle of your trail, just staring at you without showing any interest in letting you pass. Then try to find a different place to pass them, but don’t scare them.
In case you encounter snakes, which are just as afraid of you as you might be of them, in no case try to catch them as they might be poisonous.
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.
Can I add more adventures?
Sure! Do you like rock climbing, rappeling down amazing waterfalls, horse-back riding across lovely meadows, kayaking on turquoise rivers, paragliding with stunning views of the Julian Alps, climb a via-ferrata to one of the jagged peaks in Triglav National Park? Let us know and we will deliver your adventures!