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HIKING IN SLOVENIA

 

PICTURE YOURSELF:

Hiking the lonely trails in the heart of the Slovenian Alps
Exploring the amazing landscape of Triglav National Park
Enjoying the fantastic Bohinj & Bled lakes and the Soča River Valley
Spending the night in a Slovenian mountain hut in Triglav's breathtaking high country
Experiencing the authentic and diverse Slovenian cuisine
Learning about organic wine production
Seeing the best of different Slovenian regions

Explore the heart of Julian Alps on 8-day hiking adventure, feel the nature and taste traditional Slovenian food & wine in different regions. Enjoy the world-famous picturesque Lake Bled and amazing glacial Lake Bohinj.

Experience breath taking scenery of high mountain lakes and rugged limestone peaks on a 3-day hut-to-hut hike and discover the traditional ways of the shepherds.

Enjoy the stunning Soča River Valley, one of the most beautiful river valleys in the world and visit the historic town of Kobarid - blend of nature, history and delicious food. Leave the mountain trails of Triglav National Park and walk into the vineyards of Goriška Brda, taste some traditional local food and world class wine. After delicious culinary delights on the countryside, end the trip in the vibrant capital city of Ljubljana.

Grab your hiking poles and join us on these unforgettable hiking adventure!

HOLIDAY ITINERARY:

DAY 1 – ARRIVAL IN LJUBLJANA

Arrive to Ljubljana, check into your room, walk along the river and explore the city, stunning architecture and the colourful marketplace. Afterwards there will be a welcome dinner in restaurant on Ljubljana Castle.

Meals included: Dinner
Accomodation in Ljubljana

DAY 2 - LAKE BLED, VINTGAR GORGE, LAKE BOHINJ

After breakfast a short transfer will take us to the world-famous Lake Bled; a picture postcard lake with island church and a fairy-tale medieval castle built on a precipice overlooking the lake. A good start will be a hike through the spectacular Bled Vintgar Gorge - a narrow canyon. After lunch, we will take a short walk on a hill that has the most beautiful view in the world.

Be sure to try a local specialty, Bled custard-cream cake. Next, we continue to glacial Lake Bohinj, peaceful alpine valley, located in the heart of the Triglav National Park.

Hours of walking: approx. 2 hours
Hiking: 5 km

Meals included: Breakfast, dinner
Accomodation in Bohinj

DAY 3 – HIKING IN THE JULIAN ALPS

After breakfast, we’ll drive you to Pokljuka Plateau where we will start our 3-day HUT to HUT hiking adventure in the heart of Triglav National Park. The first day will be a little easier to warm things up. We will pass shepherds’ cottages and walk through the green meadows of the charming Alpine pastures. We will continue on mountain ridges that offers one of the most spectacular and breath-taking views in Slovenian Alps.

We will spend the night in a picturesque mountain hut with a view on the surrounding peaks and watch the sunset!

Hours of walking: approx. 4 hours
Hiking: 8 km

Meals included: Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation in Mountain hut

DAY 4 – HIKING IN THE VALLEY OF THE 7 TRIGLAV LAKES

We will begin a truly unique day by descending into the Valley of the Seven Triglav Lakes and enjoying a rising and falling traverse through rocky terrain.

The majestic mountain trail will take us through breath-taking scenery of mountain lakes and offers spectacular views. We will follow the scenic trail towards the valley and enter into mountain lovers’ paradise - one of the most beautiful high altitude alpine valleys in Europe. The magnificent vistas and beautiful mountains will help you see why Triglav National Park is also called the Kingdom of the Golden horn and is source of pride to all Slovenians.

You will spend the night in comfortable mountain hut, just next to one of the beautiful lakes.

Hours of walking: approx. 6 hours
Hiking: 14 km

Meals included: Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation in Mountain hut

DAY 5 - HIKING IN THE JULIAN ALPS, SWIM IN LAKE BOHINJ

We will slowly leave the highest peaks behind and enter the land of the Alpine pastures. On the walk back you will enjoy magnificent views over the Bohinj area. We will pass by some typical shepherd huts where they carry on a traditional way of life and taste traditional home-made Slovenian delights in one of the huts.

We will continue on to the stunning Lake Bohinj, where we will take time for a swim in the crystal-clear lake. This spectacular hiking experience will end with tasty Slovenian dinner.

Hours of walking: approx. 5 hours
Hiking: 15 km

Meals included: Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation in Bohinj 

DAY 6 – HIKING VRŠIČ PASS & MEET SOČA RIVER VALLEY

After early breakfast we will continue on scenic mountain road to Vršič pass (1625m). From the plateau on the pass we will hike to Sleme, where you will feel all the beauty and breath taking views of majestic mountains. After lunch we will continue our drive down into one of the most beautiful and one of the few unspoilt river valleys in the world- Soča River Valley.

After a rewarding day, we will be treated to a gourmet dinner prepared by one of south eastern Europe’s most innovative chefs, Ana Ros, at her restaurant called Hiša Franko (Star of Netflix’s Chef’s Table – Season 2) and World's Best Female Chef  for 2017 by The World's 50 Best Restaurants organisation.

Hours of walking: approx. 3 hours
Hiking: 6 km

Meals included: Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation in Kobarid 

DAY 7 - KOZJAK WATERFALLS AND VINEYARDS OF GORIŠKA BRDA

There are several options for this day. You can opt to take it easy and explore the historic town of Kobarid – blend of history, nature and delicious food, visit the World War 1 Museum or make a new adventure with aprox. 3 hours hike and discover the hidden corners of the Soča Valley.

If you would like an adrenaline surge, you can go white water rafting, kayaking or canyoning!

After lunch a pleasant stroll near the Soča River will take us to the lovely hidden Kozjak waterfalls with its beautiful pool.
We will continue along a picturesque route to the Slovenia's winegrowing region of Goriška Brda to enjoy Mediterranean landscape and magnificent views. It is a land of gently rolling hills, covered with orchards and vineyards and dotted with small villages.

Farewell dinner will be served in the family run tourist farm with breathtaking views of the rolling hills of the Goriška Brda region. After dinner, we will tour the family's wine cellar where you will learn about organic wine making methods and taste wine.

Meals included: Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation in Goriška Brda 

DAY 8 - GOODBYE SLOVENIA

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Ljubljana for your next adventure.

Meals included: Breakfast

Notes on Itinerary
Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedule listed above, this itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control.

Trip dates:
2017

22 -29 July, 2017
5 – 12 August, 2017
19 - 26 August, 2017
2 – 9 September, 2017
16 – 23 September, 2017

Price: 2.253 EUR per person based on double occupancy
Single supplement: 190 EUR

Activities: Hiking
Activity level: 3/5
Group Size: 4-16
Accommodations: Family run Hotels/Tourist farm - 5 nights; Mountain hut - 2 nights

Guided Group
This is a small-group guided holiday. The group is usually 4 to 16 people, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, as a couple or as friends together.

Price includes:

An English speaking, profesional local mountain guide throughout the trip
Ground transportation throughout Slovenia as per the itinerary
All accommodations in family run 3 -, 4-star hotels/tourist farm (two people sharing a twin/double room), with private facilities (except the mountain huts - rooms for 4, 6 or 10 people which is dormitory style with shared facilities)
Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
Wine tasting in Goriška Brda
Day 8 transfer to Ljubljana train station or a downtown hotel
Tourist tax

Not included:

International airfare and airport taxes
Meals not specified in the itinerary
Drinks and alcoholic beverages
Optional white water sports on the Soča River
Museum entrance fees
Travel insurance, (highly recomended)
Optional gratuities to your guides
Personal expenses

Additional Information about the tour:
If you request single accommodations, you will be asked to pay the full single supplement fee. There are a limited number of single rooms available to request. If you wish to share accommodations, we will assign you a roommate if one is available. Please be advised that there are a limited number of single rooms available, and single rooms are not available at the mountain hut.

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Why us?

Getting to know the country is not complete without knowing its food, ingredients, tastes, and its ways of life. We know Slovenia, its dishes, local ingredients, the people who produce them, where to get them, we know about good inns and restaurants, and most of all, we love cooking and nature and sharing it all with you. Join us for a fun cooking workshop with locals.

Who we are

We are young cooking enthusiasts in love with Slovenian cuisine, wines and nature. We believe in fresh and locally produced ingredients, waking up at 5 am to pick mushrooms, herbs or chestnuts in the forest, turning them into delicious soups, pies, jams, cakes, and drinks. We carry on the rich culinary traditions of our grandmothers with a twist of our own.

Our experience

Our love for cooking developed through family, travel, cooking classes, and professional experience. We have more than 15 years of experience in tourism, event management, organization, and marketing. Now we would like to combine the two things we enjoy most – cooking and working with people. We will show you the best there is about Slovenian cuisine.