Slovenian mountains and activities

In the north side of the Mount Triglav kingdom is the Upper Sava Valley. The popular tourist destination Kranjska Gora attracts visitors with opportunities for recreation and sport in nature, like mountain hiking, mountaineering, bicycling, horseback riding, paragliding and fishing. The Julian Alps are bejewelled by two picturesque lakes. Bled with its legendary island in the middle of the lake, overlooking castle, hot springs, and beneficial climate has attracted numerous cosmopolitan visitors for centuries. The Bohinj region with its unspoiled high-mountain lake inspires visitors not only with the beauties of the nature and the Vogel, Kobla, and Soriška planina ski centers but also with its rich ethnological heritage and many interesting cultural and sacral sites. The nearby Pokljuka plateau is a paradise for hikers.

Mountains in the Julian Alps

The Julian Alps cover an estimated 4400 square km and are located between Sava valley and Kanalska Dolina. There are many peaks in the Eastern Julian Alps over 2000m high, and they are mainly parts of ridges. There are high plains on the eastern border like Pokljuka, Mežakla and Jelovica. The Western Julian Alps cover a much smaller area, and are located mainly in Italy. Only the Kanin group lies in part in Slovenia. The main peaks are:
Špik 2472m
Triglav 2864m
Prisojnik 2546m
Kanjavec 2568m
Prestreljenik 2500m
Kanin 2582m
Razor 2601m
Tosc 2275m
Mangart 2679m
Jalovec 2645m
Škrlatica 2740m
Krn 2244m

Triglav and its activities

To the south is the Soča Valley and the gorges of its tributaries. The spots beside the emerald river attract seekers of tranquility as well as those seeking adrenalin challenges. Here, numerous water sports are available, from kayaking and canoeing to rafting and canyoning. Visitors can also experience the valley with parachutes, hang-gliders, and mountain bikes. The Posočje regio reveals at every step its exceptional natural. In the upper part of the valley is the picturesque village of Trenta, which hosts the Triglav National Park Information Office. The Alpine range has various mountain passes:
The Pontebba Pass links Villach via Tarvisio and Pontebba to Udine
The Predil Pass links Villach via Tarvisio and Bovec to Gorizia
The Hrušica Plateau at the Postojna Gate links Ljubljana to Gorizia
The Vršič Pass links the Sava and Soča valleys

Hiking and Trekking in the Julian Alps

The Julian Alps, or Julijske Alpe in Slovenian, is a mountain range of the Southern Limestone Alps that rises up to 2864m at Mount Triglav, the highest peak in Slovenia. A large part of the Julian Alps is included in Triglav National Park, and is ideal for hiking, trekking and mountain climbing. There are numerous alpine cabins and biwaks:

Planinski dom pri Krnskih jezerih

1385m

Mihov dom na Vršiču

1085m

Bivak Hlek na Marijskem vrhu

1225m

Bivak na Rušju

1980m

Gomiščkovo zavetišče na Krnu

2182m

Blejska koča na Lipanci

1630m

Planinska koča na Vojah

690m

Šlajmerjev dom v Vratih

1015m

Koča v Krnici

1113m

Dom Planika pod Triglavom

2401m

Poštarski dom na Vršiču

1688m

Bivak pod Špikom

1424m

Dom na Komni

1520m

Planinska koča Merjasec na Voglu

1535m

Dom Petra Skalarja na Kaninu

2260m

Koča na Planini pri Jezeru

1453m

Pogačnikov dom na Kriških podih

2050m

Bivak na Črniku

1160m

Vodnikov dom na Velem polju

1817m

Erjavčeva koča na Vršiču

1525m

Dom Zorka Jelinčiča na Črni prsti

1835m

Krekova koča na Ratitovcu

1642m Trekking in Slovenia
Welcome to Slovenia Trekking! This site is dedicated to those of you that are exploring routes and resources to enjoy the beautiful Slovenian Julian Alps. Click on any waypoint or route on the map above for details about Alpine huts, bivouacs, towns and the trails between them. Have fun, and enjoy the Slovenian nature!