Velika Planina Hiking

Experience the traditional Slovenian mountain way of life on one of the best Slovenia walking tours.

Duration
2 - 3 h
Difficulty
Easy
Trail Length
6 km
Elevation
350 m

Highlights on Velika Planina hiking

  • Forests and open pastures with cows and sheep
  • Famous authentic shepherd's houses
  • View of Ljubljana
  • The chapel of Snow Mary
  • Meet “old-school” shepherds and their cheese making tradition

Description of Velika Planina Shepherd's Hike

When we think of a life full of laughter and free of stress, we think of people who are most connected to nature. Slovenia’s shepherds definitely fit into that category, and their centuries-old traditions are now available to you.

Our hike will start with a gondola lift from Kamniška Bistrica. From there, the paths will take us up grassy hills, where we will get to see an authentic shepherd's village while taking in the breathtaking views of the Alps from Velika Planina Slovenia.

The tour is easy and flexible, suitable for beginners, families, and children.

What is included in the Velika Planina Shepherd's Hike?

Transfer from Ljubljana
Professional guide
Gondola lift ticket

Optional extra charge

Transfer from Bled
Trekking poles
119 € per person

What to bring on Velika Planina hiking tour?

Comfortable sports clothes
Extra layer
Headwear
Sports shoes
Water bottle
Snacks
Sunscreen

Pickup location & time

Ash Harris
Oktober 2019
That was a nice, easy walk. The little houses on top are so adorable, it's like being in a fairy tale.
Cory Day
Oktober 2019
I imagined it would be more challenging, but you actually take a cable up to the mountain and walk on top, which is mostly flat. So it is perfect for older visitors or probably children. The scenery is beautiful
Gale Wilson
Oktober 2019
This hike was beautiful. Lovely view of Ljubljana and mountains. We walked among the grazing cows and we got to pet them! The village on top is the cutest. I recommend.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear for Velika Planina 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?

Even though Slovenia is small, it has quite a diverse climate, so it is not unusual for the weather to be better in another part of the country. In that case, we will suggest a different tour where the weather will be nice. If offered alternative tour doesn’t suit you or if the weather is not suitable for hiking, you will receive a full refund if you have already prepaid our tour.

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 to hike on Velika Planina Slovenia?

The tour is easy and suitable for everyone. It is flexible and it can be adjusted to your preferences, skills and fitness.

Who will be our guide on Velika Planina Shepherd's Hike?

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?

Children are also welcomed on the tour. Children should be able to hike for a few hours with breaks. 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, some snacks and sunscreen or other sun protection. You can also bring trekking poles if you are used to them.

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