Located close to the famous ski resort of Kranjska Gora, the alpine village of Podkoren is the starting point for this tour. You will spend your first night here in the shadows of the mighty western Julian Alps (hotel 3*).
Day 2: (car transfer) Podkoren - Kranjska Gora – Jasna Valley – Podkoren 20 km round trip / ascent 300m. Alpine walk (hotel 3*).
Your warm up walk takes you through Jasna Valley, emerging at the other end to the fabulous mountain arena of the Prisank and Razor Mountains. A typical hikers' lunch can be taken in Krnica hut. Upon return, you can visit the “Russian Chapel” a touching monument dedicated to Russian POWs' who died during WW1 while building the military road over Vršic Pass.
Day 3: Podkoren – Three countries point -Podkoren 19 km / ascent 640 m. (hotel 3*).
Today's walk takes you to the summit of Mt. Pec (1508 m) to the triple border point where Slovenia, Italy and Austria meet. At the top you can soak up the dramatic views across the Julian and Carnian Alps, with Hohe Tauern, the highest alpine range in Austria, forming a picturesque backdrop. The trail then descends through the valley to the source of the mighty Sava River, the longest in Slovenia.
Day 4: Radovna Valley – Vintgar Gorge - Lake Bled 13 km / ascent 200 m. Valley & meadow walk (hotel 4*).
You will be transferred through the Radovna Valley to the start of the stunning 1.6 km Vintgar Gorge, carved 150 m deep into the mountains by the Radovna River. The trail leads along a wooden walkway through the gorge and onwards to the world-famous Bled Lake, via the lovely Katarina Church viewpoint. Your hotel overlooks the lake.
Day 5: Bled – Bohinjska Bela – Lake Bled 15 km round trip / ascent 270 m. Hillsides and panoramic walk (hotel 4*).
Today you can take a leisurely stroll into Bled, a popular town on the shore of a beautiful glacial lake, with its unique island church and castle perched high upon the lakeside cliff. A short panoramic walk can be taken to the villages of Kupljenik and Bela. For the best photos and views of the lake, castle and Karawanke range, ascend Straza.
Day 6: (car transfer) Pokljuka – Uskovnica Sadle Lake Bohinj 12 km / ascent 200 m. Mountain meadows & tree line walk (hotel 4*).
You will 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 of the Triglav National Park.
Day 7: Lake Bohinj 13 km. Lakeside / valley walk (hotel 4*).
Spend the day strolling around this wonderful, tranquil lake sitting in the shadows of the immense Julian Alps. At the western end of the lake is a short trail up to Savica Waterfall, which feeds the lake. Then you can take the cable car up to the 1532-metre high Vogel Mountain for a spectacular view of Mount Triglav, the highest peak in the Julian Alps.
Day 8: departure after breakfast.
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