What will you experience?

Hike&Bike welcome meeting

lake Bled

Pokljuka plateau

lake Bohinj

picturesque alpine villages

beautiful scenery and amazing views

hiking in the Triglav National Park

Soca valley

WW1 museum in Kobarid

Bovec and the Julian Alps

Day by day itinerary

On your first day you will meet in Bled with Hike&Bike representative at a welcome meeting where you will get all the last information and materials you will need during your hike. Lake Bled will also be the start of the first stage. Your hike continues through Gorje to the Pokljuka Gorge. You can expect a few steep ascents up to Pokljuka plateau where you will hike over Kranjska planina pasture and Planina Javornik pasture in the heart of the amazing Pokljuka plateau. Your day will end at Goreljek meadow where you will spend your first night. Our suggestion is to have a typical Alpine dinner in order to experience Julian Alp to the fullest.

TECHNICAL DATA:
- distance: 20 km
- ascent: 900 m
- descent: 91 m
- duration: 7 hours

ATTRACTIONS:
- Bled castle
- Bled lake with the island
- Vintgar gorge
- Archeological site “Poglejska cerkev” Poljsica village
- Zgornje Gorje village with village center
- Pokljuka gorge
- Kranjska dolina meadow
- Pokljuka forests
- Javornik meadow
The stage on day 2 runs through the forests and pastures of Pokljuka pleateau, and descends to two of the highest lying villages in Bohinj valley. The villages Koprivnik and especially Gorjuse are stunning and world famous for its arts and crafts. You finish descending from the plateau at Jereka village in the Upper Bohinj Valley. From there, the trail continues through Cesnjica, Srednja vas and Studor villages that offer amazing views and a true alpine architecture experience. You will end your hike in Stara Fuzina village; the most populated village (approx. 400 people live in Stara Fuzina) in the entire Triglav National Park area.

TECHNICAL DATA:
- distance: 20 km
- ascent: 313 m
- descent: 1038 m
- duration: 6 hours

ATTRACTIONS:
- Spodnji Goreljek meadow
- Gorjuse village
- Koprivnik village
- Vodnik viewpoint
- upper Bohinj valley
- Studor village and Oplen’s house (museum of living in Bohinj valley)
- Stara Fuzina village and Alpine dairy farming museum
On this day you will experience the magic power of water. The hike will start in the village Stara Fuzina and very soon you will hike along the Mostnica river to the Devils bridge. You will get to know the legend about it and this is where the canyon starts for you. We suggest to hike up along the left side of the river and after a while you will get to the Elephant rock - a very famous natural rock in the shape of an elephants head. Your hike continues to the last bridge in the gorge, before a short hike will bring you to the beginning of the Voje valley. There are two mountain huts in the Voje valley; one in the beginning and the second one in the end. You can choose where you want to do your break, but we definitely recommend to hike all the way to the end of the valley to the Voje waterfall. The return to the village is along the route of the approach, but we suggest that you once re-enter the Mostnica gorge you choose the trail on the right side of the river.

TECHNICAL DATA:
- distance: 11.5 km
- ascent: 365 m
- descent: 365 m
- duration: 5 h

ATTRACTIONS:
- Devils bridge
- Mostnica river
- Elephant rock
- Voje meadow
- Triglav national park
A short but a really interesting and picturesque is the last stage of the tour. It starts at Stara Fuzina and after only a few minutes you will hike along the largest permanent lake in Slovenia. A must stop is in village Ribcev Laz and visit of the church of St. John the Baptiste and the monument of the 4 brave men. You will continue your hike through the lower Bohinj valley on unpaved roads and paths across the panoramic Dobrava meadows to Bohinjska Bistrica, which is the administrative centre of Bohinj. The train station in Bohinjska Bistrica is the point where hiking ends for this day, but you still have a picturesque train ride on the famous Bohinj railway. After approx. 40 min you will reach Most na Soci located in the famous Soca valley. You just have to do a short hike to the town and you can relax for the rest of the day. Our suggestion; ice cream in the town centre.

TECHNICAL DATA:
- distance: 11 km
- ascent: 104 m
- descent: 152 m
- duration: 3 hours

ATTRACTIONS:
- lake Bohinj
- 4 brave men monument
- pristine meadows
- lower Bohinj valley
- Zois park in village Bohinjska Bistrica
- Tomaz Godec museum
- Bohinj railway heritage
The stage between Most na Soci and Tolmin is a short and panoramic walk along the green accumulation lake. The entire stage from Most na Soci runs along the walking path to Tolmin. Tolmin is a nice town built on the terraces above the confluence of the rivers Soca and Tolminka. The area itself is quite popular among the residents and also a famous venue of international music festivals in summer. Tolmin is an old town with a castle on the picturesque Kozlov rob hill above the town. The town itself has been known since WW1 as the start point of the famous Isonzo front. After eleven bloody Italian offensives, the Austrian and German military forces broke through the front in the twelfth Isonzo battle and pushed the Italian army back to the Piave river. Today, Tolmin is the administrative centre of the valley and a starting point for various activities for visitors. Because the stage is very short, you can spend the day exploring additional sites. Our suggestion is a walk to Sotočje - confluence of rivers Soca and Tolminka, ascend to the castle or visit the most famous natural sight of the valley, the Tolminka river gorge. Tip for foodies; go to a local restaurant and taste the traditional "frika" dish.

TECHNICAL DATA:
- distance: 5 km
- ascent: 108 m
- descent: 72 m
- duration: 1.5 hours

ATTRACTIONS:
- confluence of Soca and Tolminka river
- Tolmin museum
- German ossuary
- Tolminka river gorge
- Tolmin cheese
The stage from Tolmin to Kobarid is quite flat and runs up the Soca valley. The entire stage is hiked – as local people say – along the sunny side of the Soca river, through the pleasant villages to the historical town Kobarid. The trail starts at the paragliding landing site on the outskirts of Tolmin. The place is one of the most popular paragliding sites; in beautiful weather we can see hundred or more paragliders flying above the alpine peaks. Continue along the banks of the Soca river through the sunny villages of Gabrje and Volarje. In village Selisse, we cross the small Volarje river that springs below mt. Krn, which hides a range of most beautiful and highest Slovenian waterfalls. Between villages Kamno and the Church of St. Lawrence we walk in the fairy forests and along the paths that run among the ancient, moss-covered walls. One of the most famous Slovenian poets, Simon Gregorcic is buried next to the church. He worshipped the Soca river in many of his works. We reach Kobarid through Ladra, the last village along the trail. Kobarid played an important part in WW1. The Battle of Kobarid (which actually started in Tolmin) resulted in the breakthrough of the Austrian and German army at the twelfth, last offensive on the Isonzo Front, and Kobarid or Caporetto is still the synonym for a catastrophe in Italian language. Kobarid Museum displays exhibits on the events that occurred during World War 1 on the Soška fronta - Isonzo Front. Tip for foodies; the world known Hisa Franka with it's chef Ana Ros is located just a few minutes drive from Kobarid. Why not treat yourself with some high end dining and wining.

TECHNICAL DATA:
- distance: 17 km
- ascent: 126 m
- descent: 80 m
- duration: 4 hours

ATTRACTIONS:
- military chapel in village Gabrje
- Sopotnica river gorge
- dry stone walls in village Kamno
- St. Lovrenc - grave of poet Simon Gregorcic
- Italian ossuary in Kobarid
- Cheesemaking museum
- WW1 museum in Kobarid
The stage runs from Kobarid and Trnovo village, along the Soca River in the part where the river is most picturesque and wild. The valley changes dramatically right after Kobarid, the wide riverbed and riverside planes merge together below the steep slopes of mt. Polovnik on one side and mt. Stol on the other side. Soca, softly running across gravel pits on one hand and running across wild rapids and deep pools on the other. We can follow its wild stream whole day long, and hike through the areas that have carried the name and the glory of the river among the wild water lowers all over the world. The section between Kobarid and Trnovo is intended only for kayakers. The area of Trnovo is used for world competitions in kayaking, but upper part between Trnovo village and the Boka waterfall, is the best for rafting, which can be experienced also by complete beginners. From Boka waterfall on, the valley extends to a wide basin and we can enjoy the views of the mighty peaks: Kanin, Rombon, Loske stene, Svinjak and Triglav at the end of the valley. The side road takes us through the Cezsoca village to Bovec. Bovec is the tourist heart of the valley and the strongest Slovenian centre of all possible outdoor activities in nature.

TECHNICAL DATA:
- distance: 21 km
- ascent: 445 m
- descent: 231 m
- duration: 6 hours

ATTRACTIONS:
- Napoleon bridge and Soca river canyon
- Kozjak waterfall
- Otona pool
- Boka waterfall
- Bovec village
- departure from Bovec (private transfers at additional cost can be arranged to Ljubljana, Venice, Treviso airport or other destination)

 

Price:

950 eur/person

NOTE: There is an option to extend your stay in village Stara Fuzina for 1 or 2 nights and do a few center based hikes. If this is something you would like to do please let us know and we will send you a special offer for an extra overnight together with routes and suggestions for your amazing hiking experience.

Included:

welcome meeting
luggage transfers
overnight and breakfast at our carefully selected accommodation in the area
map of the area and route instructions
GPS tracks
list of equipment needed for the hike
hiking poles (on your request)
first aid kit (for the time of the hike)
24/7 phone support

Excluded:

airfare for arrival to Slovenia
travel cost to and from Bohinj valley
lunches and dinners
cost of drinks and other personal spendings
health and travel insurance
train ticket from Bohinjska Bistrica to Most na Soci (approx. 5 eur/person)
local hiking guide (if you would like to hike with a local licensed hiking guide on one or all of your hikes please let us know)

Best time to come:

We our opinion the best months to do the hike are from April to the end of October. Please note that the weather in the mountains can be unpredictable, so in April you can encounter some snow on higher lying areas.

What to bring:

 

Once you book a self-guided hike with us we will provide you with a full equipment list that we suggest to have on your hiking tour.

If you have any special requests that you would like to experience during your hiking in Slovenia please send us an email at grega@hikeandbike.si and we will set all the details. 🙂

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