Velika Planina Shepherd's Hike

Experience the traditional Slovenian mountain way of life.

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Duration

2 - 3 h

Trail Length

6 km

Elevation

350 m

Difficulty

Easy

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Price: 

119 €

Included in Velika Planina shepherd's hike price

Transfer from Ljubljana
Professional guide
Gondola lift ticket 

Extras on Velika Planina hike

Trekking poles
Transfer from Bled
119 € per person

Description of Velika Planina hiking tour

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.

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

Highlights on the tour

  • 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

What to bring on Velika Planina hike

  • Comfortable sports clothes
  • Sports shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Small backpack
  • Extra layer
  • Headwear
  • Sunscreen
That was a nice, easy walk. The little houses on top are so adorable, it's like being in a fairy tale.
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Ash Harris
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
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Cory Day
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.
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Gale Wilson
  • That was a nice, easy walk. The little houses on top are so adorable, it's like being in a fairy tale.
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    Ash Harris
  • 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
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    Cory Day
  • 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.
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    Gale Wilson

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I wear ?

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.

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 8/6/5/4 guests per guide.

Who will be our guide?

On our tours you will have professional local guides. Our guides will make sure that you will have expert guiding combined with great fun and memorable experience.

What should I bring with me?

Bring enough water, some snacks and sunscreen or other sun protection. You can also bring trekking poles if you are used to them.

What in case of bad weather?

Even though Slovenia is small, it has quite diverse climate, so it is not unusual that there is nice weather somewhere else. In that case, you will be kindly suggested 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.

Am I fit enough?

The tour is flexible and it can be adjusted to your preferences, skills and fitness. Nevertheless, you should be comfortable having a 3-hour hike on a moderate terrain.

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 wear for Velika Planina Shepherd's hike?

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.

How many people will be in a hiking group?

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

Who will be our hiking guide to Velika Planina?

On our tours you will have professional local guides. Our guides will make sure that you will receive expert guiding combined with great fun and memorable experience.

What should I bring with me?

Bring enough water, some snacks and sunscreen or other sun protection. You can also bring trekking poles if you are used to them.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

Even though Slovenia is small, it has quite diverse climate, so it is not unusual that there is nice weather somewhere else. In that case, you will be kindly suggested a different tour where the weather will be nice. If the 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.

Am I fit enough for the hike to Velika Planina?

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

Is the hiking 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.

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