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Hiking in the Julian Alps

From picturesque valleys to breathtaking mountain tops. Hiking paradise. The Julian Alps offer an infinite range of hiking opportunities. From paths leading to natural sights of interest and gentle strolls in the valleys to wanders in the Alpine foothills and demanding ascents into the high mountains. Walks of two to four hours separate the many Alpine huts and refuges dotted across the region. Good-quality maps cover the entire area. 
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The Most Beautiful hiking routes in the Julian Alps


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Long distance hiking trail · Julian Alps
JULIANA TRAIL – overall tour
recommended route Difficulty difficult Multistage route
Distance 262.5 km
Duration 80:25 h
Ascent 7,574 m
Descent 7,595 m

JULIANA TRAIL is a 267-km-long trail around the Julian Alps. The trail leads through valleys, over mountain passes, forests, through urban and ...

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from Janko Humar,   Julian Alps
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 2.4 km
Duration 1:00 h
Ascent 246 m
Descent 246 m

 Mala Osojnica offers one of the most iconic views of Bled with the Karavanke range in the background, whereas Ojstrica above Velika Zaka stuns ...

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Turizem Bled
Theme trail · Julian Alps
Tolmin Gorges
recommended route Difficulty easy open
Distance 2 km
Duration 1:30 h
Ascent 202 m
Descent 202 m

Tolmin Gorges, the common name for the Tolminka and Zadlaščica gorge, are one of the most magnificent natural sites in the region.

from David Štulc Zornik,   Turizem Dolina Soce
Theme trail
Soča trail
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 28.4 km
Duration 8:31 h
Ascent 455 m
Descent 959 m

The Soča Trail is a nature trail taking visitors to the Triglav National Park along the Soča river from its source towards Bovec.

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Turizem Dolina Soce
Hiking trail · Slovenia
The Sava River Trail
recommended route Difficulty easy open
Distance 5 km
Duration 2:00 h
Ascent 23 m
Descent 58 m

Listen to the Sava River  and hike the hidden fisherman's paths and discover the stunning natural beauty of its riverside forests and meadows. 

from Sašo Gašperin,   Turizem Radovljica
Hiking trail · Julian Alps
Peč and Rudnica from Stara Fužina
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 8.1 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 416 m
Descent 416 m

Many points along the circular trail to the top of Rudnica offer views of almost all corners of Bohinj and the surrounding mountains.

from Turizem Bohinj,   Turizem Bohinj
Hiking trail · Lake Bled
From Bled to Vintgar
recommended route Difficulty moderate open
Distance 10.3 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 254 m
Descent 254 m

The Vintgar Gorge, carved out by the Radovna river, is one of the most visited natural landmarks in Slovenia. The area of the gorge belongs to the ...

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Turizem Bled
recommended route Difficulty easy open
Distance 8.7 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 114 m
Descent 113 m

Diverse and rewarding circular walk (popular also with runners and mountain bikers) uncovers the scenic landscape near the confluence of Sava ...

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from Radovljica Tourism,   Turizem Radovljica
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 7.6 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 234 m
Descent 234 m

The trail takes you to the Savica Waterfall which is one of the largest and most beautiful Slovenian waterfalls, which astonishes and overwhelms us ...

from Turizem Bohinj,   Turizem Bohinj
Long distance hiking trail · Alpine Slovenia
ST24 AAT: Trenta - Bovec
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 21 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 400 m
Descent 564 m

This stage follows the marked, well-kept Soča Trail and leads almost continuously along the emerald green Soča River and at the same time through ...

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from TIC Bovec,   Kärnten Werbung GmbH - AlpeAdriaTrail
Hiking trail · Upper Carniola
Potep po Mežakli
recommended route Difficulty moderate open
Distance 11.6 km
Duration 4:32 h
Ascent 768 m
Descent 861 m

Pot po Mežakli od Kočne, Obrance, čez Planski vrh, Zakop in v dolino do Podmežakle.

from Julian Alps,   Julian Alps
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Long distance hiking trail · Julian Alps
JULIANA TRAIL – overall tour
recommended route Difficulty difficult Multistage route
Distance 262.5 km
Duration 80:25 h
Ascent 7,574 m
Descent 7,595 m

JULIANA TRAIL is a 267-km-long trail around the Julian Alps. The trail leads through valleys, over mountain passes, forests, through urban and ...

4
from Janko Humar,   Julian Alps
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 2.4 km
Duration 1:00 h
Ascent 246 m
Descent 246 m

 Mala Osojnica offers one of the most iconic views of Bled with the Karavanke range in the background, whereas Ojstrica above Velika Zaka stuns ...

1
Turizem Bled
Theme trail · Julian Alps
Tolmin Gorges
recommended route Difficulty easy open
Distance 2 km
Duration 1:30 h
Ascent 202 m
Descent 202 m

Tolmin Gorges, the common name for the Tolminka and Zadlaščica gorge, are one of the most magnificent natural sites in the region.

from David Štulc Zornik,   Turizem Dolina Soce
Theme trail
Soča trail
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 28.4 km
Duration 8:31 h
Ascent 455 m
Descent 959 m

The Soča Trail is a nature trail taking visitors to the Triglav National Park along the Soča river from its source towards Bovec.

2
Turizem Dolina Soce
Hiking trail · Slovenia
The Sava River Trail
recommended route Difficulty easy open
Distance 5 km
Duration 2:00 h
Ascent 23 m
Descent 58 m

Listen to the Sava River  and hike the hidden fisherman's paths and discover the stunning natural beauty of its riverside forests and meadows. 

from Sašo Gašperin,   Turizem Radovljica
Hiking trail · Julian Alps
Peč and Rudnica from Stara Fužina
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 8.1 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 416 m
Descent 416 m

Many points along the circular trail to the top of Rudnica offer views of almost all corners of Bohinj and the surrounding mountains.

from Turizem Bohinj,   Turizem Bohinj
Hiking trail · Lake Bled
From Bled to Vintgar
recommended route Difficulty moderate open
Distance 10.3 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 254 m
Descent 254 m

The Vintgar Gorge, carved out by the Radovna river, is one of the most visited natural landmarks in Slovenia. The area of the gorge belongs to the ...

3
Turizem Bled
recommended route Difficulty easy open
Distance 8.7 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 114 m
Descent 113 m

Diverse and rewarding circular walk (popular also with runners and mountain bikers) uncovers the scenic landscape near the confluence of Sava ...

1
from Radovljica Tourism,   Turizem Radovljica
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 7.6 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 234 m
Descent 234 m

The trail takes you to the Savica Waterfall which is one of the largest and most beautiful Slovenian waterfalls, which astonishes and overwhelms us ...

from Turizem Bohinj,   Turizem Bohinj
Long distance hiking trail · Alpine Slovenia
ST24 AAT: Trenta - Bovec
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 21 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 400 m
Descent 564 m

This stage follows the marked, well-kept Soča Trail and leads almost continuously along the emerald green Soča River and at the same time through ...

20
from TIC Bovec,   Kärnten Werbung GmbH - AlpeAdriaTrail
Hiking trail · Upper Carniola
Potep po Mežakli
recommended route Difficulty moderate open
Distance 11.6 km
Duration 4:32 h
Ascent 768 m
Descent 861 m

Pot po Mežakli od Kočne, Obrance, čez Planski vrh, Zakop in v dolino do Podmežakle.

from Julian Alps,   Julian Alps
  • Highlights

Every part of the Julian Alps offers its own special features. In the Soča Valley, the most beautiful paths are those along rivers and streams or leading to waterfalls. In the Kranjska Gora area, there are wonderful excursions to the Alpine valleys cut deep between the mountain peaks. Both, Bled and Bohinj are offering relaxing lakeside strolls, while in the area around Radovljica tracks and paths lead to ruined castles and hilltop churches providing breathtaking views. Brda is ideal for active holidays all year round, with circular hiking trails winding through the vineyards, orchards and olive groves, as well as the long-distance trails like Alpe Adria Trail. All the destinations in the Julian Alps Association are connected by the Juliana Trail long-distance hiking trail.

TIPS FOR SAFE HIKING

  • Good (above the ankle) hiking boots
  • Weather appropriate clothes (also hats, Snacks and drinks) 
  • Other trail and weather-appropriate equipment 
  • Good information about current conditions
    (about trails, public transport options, best deals and weather)
  • Printed maps 
  • Hiking poles
  • Sunscreen and tick repellent in the summertime

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Historischer Lehrpfad von Kobarid (Karfreit) "Von der Urgeschichte bis zum Ersten Weltkrieg" by Christian
2 days ago · Community
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When did you do this route? July 24, 2021
JULIANA TRAIL: stage 15 Log pod Mangartom - Tarvisio (ITALY) by Helena
July 24, 2021 · Community
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