With its idyllic location in a basin between the towering Kamnik-Savinja Alps and Karawanke Mountains, on the border with Austria, the small romantic village of Jezersko will be the starting point for your hike. You will spend the next two nights here (appartment house).
DAY 2. JEZERSKO - JEZERSKO 2 hrs* / 640m. A warm-up hike to Česka koča mountain hut.
This short walk leads up to just above the tree line to one of the oldest alpine huts in Slovenia (100 years old), providing an outstanding view into the two parallel valleys. Your return route takes you past the lovely Shepherds Lake. (appartment house).
DAY 3. (car transfer) JEZERSKO - PREDDVOR 6 hrs* / ascent 900m and descent 1100m.
Today you hike up Baseljsko Sedlo and head to the mountain hut on the Kokra saddle, where you can have lunch and enjoy views across the Kamnik-Savinja mountain range, followed by a nice stroll back down though hillside villages to Preddvor and past Crnava Lake (3* country inn).
DAY 4. PREDDVOR - TRŽIČ 4 hrs* / ascent 200m.
Today you head west through a picture-perfect vista framed by two great mountain ranges. The trail traverses the foothills of the Karawanke mountain range with the Julian Alps forming the backdrop, typical alpine villages, broad valleys resplendent with wildflower, and Kozolec (large racks for drying hay, unique to Slovenia) (2* country inn).
DAY 5. (car transfer) TRŽIČ - BEGUNJE 4 hrs* / descent 700m, ascent 250m.
From Ljubelj, on the Austrian border, the trail leads through a short underground tunnel originally dug by merchants in order to reduce the travelling time between Carniola and Carinthia. As you emerge at the other side the trail then follows the old shepherd’s route before entering the peaceful Draga Valley, which takes you into the historic village of Begunje. (4* hotel).
DAY 6. BEGUNJE – BLED 5 hrs* / descent 150m, ascent 200m.
As the morning sunlight fills the valley, you ascend to the little church of St. Petrus; an important sentry point in the days of the Turkish raids. From here you trek along a mountain ridge with views across the Sava Valley. En-route to Bled, you could take a short diversion into the beautiful Vintgar Gorge. (4* hotel).
DAY 7: (car transfer) POKLJUKA – USKOVNICA SADLE – VOJE – LAKE BOHINJ 5 hrs, 12 kms / ascent 200m. Mountain meadows & tree line walk (hotel 4*).
From the Pokljuka Plateau, you begin your hike across mountain pastures and old farmhouses to a viewing point into the Bohinj Valley. As you descend you can stop at the little historic village of Studor and see how people lived 150 years ago. Your final destination is Lake Bohinj, the jewel in the heart of the Triglav National Park.
DAY 8. End of tour or extension of stay in Bohinj.
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