Hut to Hut Hiking Slovenia

Some of the best things in Slovenia need a little bit of effort to achieve like hut to hut hiking on the finest trails in the Julian Alps.

Duration
3 days
Difficulty
Easy
Trail Length
28 km
Elevation
2700 m

Highlights on Hut to Hut Hiking Slovenia tour

  • Experience authentic life on alpine pastures
  • Sleep in high mountain huts
  • Authentic food served in the huts
  • Reach Mount Kanjavec (2500 m) - optional
  • Triglav Lakes Valley
  • High alpine flora and fauna
  • Start and finish in Bohinj

Description of Hut to Hut Hiking Slovenia tour

An incredibly beautiful 3-day hiking tour around Triglav’s immediate vicinity. No demanding climbs, just exceptionally picturesque walks in Slovenia’s spectacular Julian Alps. It’s an unforgettable hut-to-hut expedition that takes you through the most awe-inspiring landscape in Slovenia. Witness unforgettably stunning views, encounter indigenous wildlife, taste traditional Alpine food and learn first-hand about Slovenian mountaineering culture.

This fantastic hut-to-hut tour involves around 5 to 6 hours of walking per day down trails of moderate difficulty. The routes around the Lake Bohinj area and towards Triglav’s Seven Lakes Valley are appropriate for most amateur hikers and offer beautiful vistas of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps.

The tour begins at the gorgeous Lake Bohinj and leads past high pastures dotted with grazing cattle, the source of famous Slovenian cheeses and soured milk. As we ascend further, we see the surrounding terrain become rugged and rocky while the trail itself remains relatively undemanding and pleasant. The scenery changes into majestic slopes with scarce alpine vegetation, the home of graceful wild climbers, such as the chamois or ibex. Don’t be surprised if we encounter a few of these local show-offs.

The trail then leads past pristine alpine lakes, each with its own shape, colour and story. The Triglav Lakes Valley or Seven Lakes Valley is something out of a storybook. Rest assured, you will have numerous opportunities for scenic breaks along the way to really absorb the majesty of this special place. Nights will be spent sleeping in lovely mountain huts, deeply rooted in Slovenian Alpine tradition. Their cosy shelters that offer a delightfully scenic atmosphere and delicious cuisine. For those most keen, there will be a chance to add an extra peak after each mountain hut we reach.

This hut to hut hiking Slovenia tour is easy and not technically demanding, suitable for everyone with a basic level of physical fitness. Families included. The route is flexible enough to be adapted to suit beginners as well as the more experienced and eager hikers in search of adrenaline.

NOTE: It can be busy up there in the summer. To ensure your spot in the lodges, we recommend booking the tour several weeks in advance, especially for the weekends. For last-minute bookings, we can not guarantee a free spot in the chosen lodge, but we will try our best or find the most suitable alternative for you.

What is included in the Hut to Hut Hiking tour price?

Transfer from Bled
Professional guide

Optional extra charge

Transfer from Ljubljana
Overnight stay at Vodnik Lodge and Pogačnik Lodge
Breakfast and dinner in the huts
Trekking poles
Backpack
329 € per person

What to bring on Hut to Hut Hiking tour?

Comfortable sports clothes
Extra layer
Insulation jacket
Rain jacket
Spare socks, underwear and shirt
Headwear
Gloves
Sports shoes with good grip
Toilet paper
Water bottle
Snacks
Sunscreen
Headlamp
Toothbrush
ID card
Sleeping liner (disposable can be bought in the hut)
Trekking poles if you are used to them
Backpack 25-30 l
Some cash for food and accommodation

Pickup location & time

Jesse Jones
Oktober 2019
This hiking trip wasn’t only cool because we got to witness the best parts of Slovenia’s Julian Alps, but also the way it was organized. They picked us up and took us to the Triglav National Park. The guide made sure everyone could keep up on the steeper areas and told us some really useful info about the mountains… Plus, our group was awesome! I’ve never stayed in mountain huts before, but I’m definitely doing it again. The views were jaw-dropping, the food was amazing and I got to experience the Slovenian alpine spirit first-hand. It’s certainly the best way of exploring the mountains and you don’t have to worry about the logistics, booking huts, etc. Highly recommend it!
Caden Wood
Oktober 2019
I have to say that this was an amazing hiking trip. The itinerary was planned to perfection. I never knew there were so many beautiful lakes in the Slovenian mountains. Our guide took us down some ridiculously picturesque routes we would probably miss out on if going at it alone. He adapted the hike to a doable pace, so the whole group felt comfortable. The huts we stayed at were cosy, warm and we had the pleasure of meeting a few interesting people to share the views with. Way beyond expectations and very rewarding.
Gale Jackson
Oktober 2019
It was my first time hiking in a group. I was exploring Slovenia for two weeks and decided to join this journey to see mountains and meet new people. For me the trip was very easy but also nice. All wonders of Triglav park, lakes, beautiful mountains, panorama… and watching the sunrise from the huts… Fantastic! Also the guide was friendly in communication and I learn a lot. I saw so much in 3 days! Good food and drink and great company. If you want some super hiking, meet people and experience beautiful nature go in this trip!

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear on Hut to Hut Hiking Tour?

It is important that your clothes are comfortable. It is recommended that you also have some warmer and windproof clothing with you as temperature can drop or in case of cold wind. You can always leave excess clothes in the van after consulting with our guide.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

In case of bad weather the tour can be postponed or you will be fully refunded.

How do I pay for accommodation?

We will make a reservation at the hut for you at the time of your booking in advance and you can pay cash on the spot. There are rooms available if you book early enough, otherwise there are cheaper dormitories - let us know your preferred option.

How many people will be in a group?

We believe that your experience will be better in smaller groups. Therefore, there will be a maximum of 8 guests per guide.

Am I fit enough for Hut to Hut Hiking Slovenia Tour?

The tour is flexible and it can be adjusted to your preferences, skills and fitness. Nevertheless, you should be comfortable with hiking for around 5-6 hour per day, with as many stops for break as you wish.

Who will be our guide on Hut to Hut Hiking Tour?

Our tours are led by professional local guides. Our guides will make sure that you receive expert guiding combined with great fun and a memorable experience.

Is the tour kid friendly?

Our minimum age for tours is 8 years old. Children should be able to hike for 5-6 hours with stops for break. If you are planning to go on a tour with young kids, please let us know in advance and we can adjust the tour if necessary.

What should I bring with me on a hiking tour?

Bring enough water (can be refilled in the hut), snacks for three days and sunscreen or other sun protection. You can also bring trekking poles if you are used to them. Only take with you the most necessary cosmetics and basic personal care items for an overnight stay. A fresh t-shirt and a pair of socks for each day. If you have your own sleeping liner you can bring it with you, or you can get a disposable one in the huts for a few euros. Also note that there are no restrooms in nature, only in the hut.

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