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Mountains and Lakes Hut-to-Hut

Hiking Mountains & Lakes hut-to-hut

Self-guided | 7 days, 6 nights | | July to September

Long-distance Hike Amidst Sky-piercing Summits and Mirroring Lakes

Experience a 7-day Hut-to-hut hiking journey in the Julian Alps, the northwestern corner of Slovenia with the best features of the Triglav National Park, the Julian Alps and the Via Alpina Trail. Feel the vibe of the friendly capital city Ljubljana. Discover dense spruce & larch forests of the Pokljuka Plateau, the high alpine karst of the Seven Triglav Lakes Valley, Slovenia’s most photogenic lakes Bled and Bohinj. Enjoy the high mountain traverse over the rough and rocky terrain of the highest Slovenian peaks, optionally climb Mount Triglav summit. Taste traditional Slovenian mountain food topped with overnighting in traditional mountain huts. 

Itinerary | Inclusions | Q&A

Price per person

750 €

Your adventure

Walking across the karstic terrain of the Triglav National Park, Slovenia

Trek through the Triglav National Park & Triglav Lakes Valley

Amazing view of Lake Bohinj in Triglav national Park

Discover traditional mountain pastures

Hidden trails of the

lakes Bled and Bohinj

Boats in Ribcev Laz at Lake Bohinj, Slovenia

Day by day

Make this adventure yours
750 € per person

Inclusions

3 nights with breakfast in conveniently located 3* hotels or local guesthouses. Double or twin rooms.
3 nights with breakfast & dinner in mountain huts. Shared rooms with 2-20 beds per room. Shared bathrooms.
Transfer from Ljubljana to the trailhead on Day 2.
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.

Exclusions

Arrival at Ljubljana and departure from Bled.
Meals and drinks not specified in the Inclusions.
Travel insurance.
Personal expenses.
Other services not specified in the Inclusions.

Extras

Single traveller supplement: 400 €.

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Domen Strle, Slotrips trip designer and guide

Domen Strle
Slotrips trip designer

As a kid, I was introduced to the beauty of mountaineering through mountain summer camps with my local alpine club, where I established my love and respect for nature. I have since become an active member of the club, an alpinist, a recreational mountain biker, a ski mountaineering enthusiast and a certified hiking guide. This has enabled me to share my fondness for the mountains with others. These days, I spend an equal amount of time exploring not only rugged mountains but also local history & culture, and good food. Ultimately, I have blended my passion, knowledge and skills into a profession which I love and enjoy.

Meet the Slotrips team

“My wife and I hiked the Laugavegur trail in Iceland last summer - a hut-to-hut hike - and absolutely loved it. For our honeymoon, we were determined to find another hut-to-hut hike in a new destination. Our research led us to Slovenia and the Julian Alps. After some research, we reached out to Slotrips and couldn't be happier we did. Domen and team were polite, professional, fluent in English and did an incredible job customizing our trip. In total, we exchanged more emails than I can count; Slotrips asked thoughtful questions, responded to all of ours in a very timely fashion, and ultimately sent us on *the perfect* honeymoon adventure. While my wife and I don't typically visit the same country twice before trying someplace new, I had such a wonderful experience in Slovenia and with Slotrips that I may have to make an exception!”

Seth from USA

Questions & answers

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 hiking?

Expect to walk 5-7 hours per day, 10-15 km (6-10 miles) and up to 1000 m (3300 ft) of elevation gain on the hardest day. It might not sound much, but we have never had anyone say it’s a walk in the park. We suggest being in reasonable shape, having had some hiking experience beforehand, to fully enjoy this tour.

What are the trails like?

The trails are uneven, sometimes rocky and narrow. Moreover, you will need to overcome several steep sections on the uphill as well as the downhill sections. On some days you will hike partly in the shade of a forest, on others above the treeline, but mostly without any shelter along the way.

Is luggage transfer between the mountain huts possible?

No, because the huts are not accessible by car. Thus you will need to carry your equipment throughout the entire hiking tour, whereas your main luggage will wait for you at the hotel where you’ll overnight after the hike.

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.

Do I need a guide for climbing Mt. Triglav? Climbing Mt. Triglav is an optional addition to this self-guided hiking tour. The summit can be very crowded during summer, especially on weekends. The last 300 vertical metres (1.5 hours) of the ascent and descent is a Via-Ferrata. It is secured with steel hand lines and stemples, yet very exposed in some sections. Even though an experienced mountaineer may not even notice the exposure, the less experienced will definitely feel in need of guidance. The IFMGA licensed mountain guide will take care of your safety and provide all necessary equipment and professional guidance, which is essential when the weather is not perfect. The guide will meet you below the ridge, where the climbing part begins and part with you upon return. Before and after the summit climb you are hiking on your own. Have a look at this video for a better understanding of the terrain.

What are the mountain huts like?

The huts in the Slovenian Alps are quite basic, but they offer everything a hiker needs: food, drinks and accommodation. Most of the huts are accessible only by helicopter (no roads). Thus 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,…

The huts we use on this hiking tour have normal flush toilets, 2 of them have running (drinking) water and sometimes even hot showers. 

Expect to share a room, toilets, bathrooms or washrooms. There are 2 to 20 beds in one room. We always book the smallest available room, but can never guarantee a private room.

We strongly encourage you to use bio-degradable and natural hygiene products (tissues, soaps, toothpaste etc.), as animals and plants don’t like to feed on saponins or tissues.  

Do the mountain huts provide vegetarian/vegan meals?

The food in mountain huts is tasty, yet quite basic, so no culinary highlights are to be expected. There are options for vegans and vegetarians, but the selection is very limited. More so if you have any special dietary restrictions or needs. Thus bringing your own snacks and treats will save the day.

Do I need a sleeping bag?

You don’t need a sleeping bag. We strongly suggest bringing a lightweight cotton sleeping liner (travel sheet), even though the huts provide blankets and single-use paper sheets. It’s because you’ll be more comfortable and sleep better. Moreover, we encourage you to be a responsible traveller and avoid making unnecessary waste and help preserve some trees. 

Can I swim in the 7 Triglav lakes?

No, any activity in the lakes is considered an offence by the Triglav National Park organisation. Moreover, the lakes’ micro-ecosystem is very fragile and we must not endanger it with our sweat, sunscreen etc. The lakes are fairly small, especially during the summer drought. Due to water in and outflow being very small the water barely changes, which limits their ability to self-clean.

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!

Why us?

With us you will save hours, nights, and days planning your trip. You will discover amazing locations, enjoy the best family activities in Slovenia and have carefree holidays. Because we care! Read about us & check our reviews.

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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.

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

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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