The Stunning Beauty of Lake Bled
On this amazing alpine hiking tour in Slovenia, glistening lakes dot the Julian Alps. We stay on Lake Bled, one of the most beautiful mountain resorts imaginable. It’s a fairy-tale setting overseen by an 11th century Romanesque castle. In the center of Lake Bled you’ll visit an island with a 17th century church that rises above the shimmering water. You’ll also discover beautiful Lake Bohinj within Triglav National Park, one of Europe’s oldest national parks.
The Unforgettable Soca Valley
The emerald Soča river is the most beautiful river in Slovenia. It’s headwaters start high in the Julian Alps where they are fed by snowmelt and many freshwater springs that emerge from the canyon walls. We stay in Bovec, a gateway to Triglav National Park, and flanked by the highest peaks of the Julian Alps. Because of its gorgeous setting, it’s become a haven for outdoor and adventure sports enthusiasts.
Alpenwild’s Unmatched Expertise in the Alps
You’ll benefit from our first-hand knowledge of the Alps and years of hiking in Slovenia, the Julian Alps, and Triglav National Park. Alpenwild’s English-speaking local guides and support staff offer a level of expertise that no other operator can match.
Combine World-Class Hiking with Superb Cuisine
Every Alpenwild trip places a high priority on the wonderful cuisine and regional food specialties of the region in which we travel, and on our Slovenia and Julian Alps adventure hiking tour this is no exception. Farmstead alpine cheeses, hearty soups, mouth-watering smoked sausages, prosciutto (or prsut as they call it), strudels and cream cakes will fuel your hiking adventure.
After arrival in Venice, the group will meet at 12:00 noon in the Venice Airport. You will have a private transfer to Bovec, high in the Soca Valley. The group will meet on the first day at 4:00 pm in the hotel lobby for a casual meet and greet, orientation, and dinner in Bovec.
*Optional arrival at the Ljubljana airport is available and we will provide a private transfer to Bovec.
On the afternoon of Day 8 we will depart Lake Bled with an afternoon visit to Postojna Caves, followed by dinner. Your final night will be at the Marriott Courtyard near the Venice Airport. On the morning of Day 8 you will have transportation to Venice Airport for flight departures or onward travel
Pre- and Post-Tour Travel
Our Alps experts and Certified Switzerland Specialists are happy to assist with your pre- and post-tour travel arrangements. Simply call or email us your plans and we can work out the details to make the best of your vacation experience. Consider combining your Slovenia tour with an Alpenwild vacation in the nearby Dolomites.
In Slovenia you will stay in independently-owned 4-star hotels with a superb restaurants and dining options nearby. On Day 4 we will stay in a comfortable mountain lodge with small dormitory-style rooms, bathrooms down the hall, electricity, hot water for showers, and a la carte dining, but with no cell service or internet. The final night will be in a 4-star hotel near Venice Marco Polo Airport.
The hallmark of an Alpenwild trip is our exceptional dining, including buffet breakfasts, picnic lunches, and many dinner options featuring a la carte dining for most dinners. All meals starting with dinner on the day of arrival, lunches, snacks, refreshments, receptions, and ending with breakfast on the day of departure are included. Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are not included.
16 September 2021 - 24 September 2021
18 June 2022 - 26 June 2022
07 July 2022 - 15 July 2022
15 September 2022 - 23 September 2022