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Slovenia is situated just south of Austria and to the east of Italy also sharing borders with Hungary and Croatia. It is one of the newest members of the EU having joined in 2004. 

Walking in Slovenia

Most of our walking takes place in the north of the country in the Julian Alps. This range forms part of the Southern Alps which extend into Austria.

The spectacular mountains in this area are predominately limestone, and their jagged forms produce stunning vistas wherever you look. The area is softened by

beautiful, tranquil lakes in the valley bottoms and also amongst the rocky crags. Two of the largest lakes, Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj, feature in our programme.

The Area

Lake Bled Slovenia Walking HolidayThe beauty of Lake Bled, one of our centres, is world renowned and attracts world-wide visitors. It is a natural mineral spa lake with its medieval castle, island with church and the surrounding Alps as a stunning back drop.

Nearby is Lake Bohinj, a lake set amongst the higher mountains of the Julian Alps in the Triglav National Park. This park covers 320 square miles and is where some of our walking takes place.

The valley floors are full of picturesque villages whose inhabitants still rely on farming and its agricultural products for their income.

The Slovenes are most welcoming people, friendly and more than happy to help you explore their country. English is spoken by everyone who readily comes in contact with visitors.

The Slovenes are deeply proud of their way of life, and undoubtedly you will be tempted by their food which offers a host of national dishes many influenced by the cuisine of neighbouring countries. Slovenia also produces excellent wine.

The Slovenes share with the Swiss in the national sport (or so it seems) of walking. It is a commonly held belief that a Slovene is not a Slovene unless he/she has climbed to the top of Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia, at 2857m!

The Walking

Waterfall, Slovenia, Walking

There is walking in Slovenia to challenge the most demanding of walkers as well as those who require more gentle routes. The limestone peaks give many opportunities for ridge walking with stunning vistas of local peaks and lakes.

You can walk to the top of Mount Vogel (1922m) with its commanding views all the way to Italy and Austria. Helpfully, some of these high walks can be assisted by the use of a cable car.

Experience the Via Ferrata * (Iron way) routes through the mountains built by soldiers in the First World War as supply routes for Italian and Austro-Hungarian armies fighting in the area. Explore mountain paths through Alpine meadows. Take a number of mountain routes over rocky paths; discover deep gorges and spectacular waterfalls where, for most of the year, you may be the only visitor.

There are also a number of routes linking beautiful, unspoilt villages either on the valley floor or on the mountain slopes. They often follow fast-flowing mountain rivers which will make their way to the Danube and the Black sea. There is plenty here to satisfy all grades of walker.

*Special walk organized in advance at a supplement

Guided - Independent Walking


Walk, Slovenia, Mountains, Our guided walking is undertaken by one of a small team of Slovenes who speak excellent English and are enthusiastic about their country and knowledgeable about its wildlife and plants.

Walks may be of easy/medium grade (4-5 hours up to 400m climb) or medium/difficult grade (6-8 hours up to 960m climb). Please stipulate when booking if you do not wish any difficult walks. Details will be sent to you with your departure pack.

You will be collected and returned to your hotel in a minibus. There is a policy of 8 guests maximum per guide. You will have the opportunity to explore walks in a wide area in the Julian Alps and the next door mountain range of Karavanke.

Available for any duration and departure dates between May and October.

Guided - Group Holidays

For dates and details of group departures based at the Hotel Rikli Bled (formerly named Hotel Jelovica) please click here. You may, of course, choose your own departure airport. We still use local guides.  We also send an escort for these holidays in Slovenia.

Self - Guided Walking

We provide you with our self guided walk booklet with walks catering for all abilities. Most are either accessible from your hotel or you use the excellent and reliable public transport. A few walks, we feel, are exceptional enough to warrant a car journey and our local walking company will gladly arrange this for you for a small charge. We also provide local walking maps.

Walk Grading

Guided - Easy, Moderate & Challenging

Self-Guided - Easy, Moderate & Challenging

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Hotel Rikli Bled (formerly named Hotel Jelovica) *** - 3 Star

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It is situated on the edge of the old village centre of Bled, with just a park connecting it from the lake's shore. There are stunning views from the hotel of the medieval castle and the lake with the high mountains in the background. It is 50 metres from the bus station, ideal for self guided walkers.

Breakfast and dinner are a buffet and can be taken in the restaurant or on the terrace. An excellent hotel if you wish to be around the stunning Lake Bled.

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Hotel Tripic *** - 3 Star

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This hotel, which has been run by the Tripic family for 29 years, is situated in the centre of the small, quiet and traditional village of Bohinjska Bistrica. The hotel is opposite a ‘wellness centre’ and excellent heated swimming pools.

 

The village is on the bus route between Bled and Bohinj and the Hotel is only a few steps from a bus and railway stop. It has a wonderful view of the mountain surroundings and is therefore particularly suitable for those who wish to relax in the peaceful setting of the Bohinj valley.  There is wi-fi access in public areas. Dinner is taken in the restaurant or on the terrace and you will have free choice of three courses from the à la carte menu. This is a delightful place if you seek peace and tranquillity.

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Hotel Jezero **** - 4 Star

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Is situated by the shore of picturesque Lake Bohinj amongst verdant pine forest. The staff of this homely 4 star hotel will always extend a friendly welcome to guests. For self guided walkers it is situated by the bus stop for easy access to walks that you do not take from the hotel steps.

Breakfast is a buffet with a choice of hot and cold dishes. This is a friendly hotel in a beautiful setting with very high standards to match.


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Walking is available from May to October. May and June sees a profusion of flowers, some of the 3,800 varieties only to be found in Slovenia. The snow disappears here earlier than more Northern Alps but may still linger in May. June to October should be clear of snow everywhere, with July and August being the hottest months, with late afternoon thunderstorms. September and October bring the wonderful autumnal colours and some liken the area to New England at this time of year.




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Accommodation Details Click to Find Out How To Get There

There are regular flights to Ljubljana, the capital, non-stop from London and Manchester. A large number of other UK airports have connecting services via Paris or Frankfurt. It is also possible to fly to Trieste and Venice in Italy or Klagenfurt in Austria with a transfer by road to your hotel. We provide transfers to your hotel and return.  Bohinj is a one hour drive and Bled 40 minutes from Ljubljana. Transfers from Trieste are 2¼ hours to Bled and 3 to Bohinj. Klagenfurt is 1 hour to Bled and 1½ to Bohinj.

There are flights as follows:

Ljubljana - nonstop flights from Gatwick Luton Stansted Birmingham and Manchester. There are connecting flights from Heathrow, London City, Newquay, Exeter, Bristol, Southampton, Cardiff, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness and Dublin.

Trieste - nonstop flight from Stansted and connecting flights from Heathrow, London City, Birmingham, Manchester, Edinburgh and Dublin.

Klagenfurt - nonstop flight from Stansted and connecting flights from Heathrow and London City.

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Costs and Booking Details Pricing Details

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Included:

  • 7 Nights accommodation in a standard room with half board*

  • Transfers between Ljubljana airport and hotel

  • Our unique walking booklet written by one of our team and local walking map

* Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast

Optional:

  • Guided walks include transport to/from hotel at a supplement

  • 'With flights' includes typical flight prices* from London Stansted to Ljubljana airport. Flights from many other local airports are also available.

* For important details of our flight price policy click here

Not Included:

  • Lunch and drinks with meals

All prices are valid for 2017/18

Prices are per person in GBP / UK £ and are based on 7 nights half board* in a shared twin/double standard room. 

Hotel Tripic***

Dates

With Flights**

Own International Flights

Extra Night per person

Single Supplement per night

Guided Walking Supplement per week

18 Apr – 17 Jul

 639

 469

 39

16

140

18 Jul – 31 Aug

 669

 499

 45

16

140

01 Sep – 30 Sep

 639

 469

 39

16

140

01 Oct – 18 Dec

 589

 419

 34

16

140

19 Dec – 26 Dec

 689

 469

 39

16

140

27 Dec – 02 Jan

 679

 499

 45

16

140

*   Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast
** For important details of our flight price policy click here

Room supplements: None

Hotel Rikli Bled (formerly named Hotel Jelovica)***

Dates

With Flights*

Own International Flights

Extra Night per person

Single Supplement per night

Guided Walking Supplement per week

03 Jan – 03 May

589

419

 40

23

140

04 May – 07 Jul

669

499

 45

23

140

08 Jul – 31 Aug

689

519

 49

23

140

01 Sep – 15 Oct

669

499

 45

23

140

* For important details of our flight price policy click here

Room supplements per person per night:

  • Lake side £8

  • Lake Side Superior £12

Hotel Jezero****

Dates

With Flights*

Own International Flights

Extra Night per person

Single Supplement per night

Guided Walking Supplement per week

23 Feb –  03 Mar     

689

519

51

32

140

04 Mar – 10 May     

659

489

43

22

140

11 May – 03 Jul

689

519

46

22

140

04 Jul – 25 Aug

719

549

43

22

140

26 Aug – 22 Sep

689

519

51

32

140

23 Sep – 22 Dec

659

489

51

32

140

* For important details of our flight price policy click here

Room supplements per person per night (prices include drinks at dinner):

  • Superior room - Low £8

  • Superior room - Mid £13

  • Superior room - High £15


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