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  • Zelenci reserve near Kranjska Gora.
    Zelenci reserve near Kranjska Gora. Photo: Iztok Medja, CC BY, Slovenian Tourist Board
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    Zelenci Photo: Elizabeta Skumavc, The Julian Alps
  • Pogled proti Bledu na poti s Šobca
    Pogled proti Bledu na poti s Šobca Photo: Turizem Bled
  • Trail by the Soča River, Trnovo ob Soči Photo: Janko Humar, The Julian Alps
  • Daffodils above Jesenice Photo: Miro Podgoršek, The Julian Alps
  • Kranjska Gora Photo: Jošt Gantar, Turizem Kranjska Gora
  • Bled Photo: Jošt Gantar, Turizem Bled
  • Bohinj, Stara Fužina Photo: Mitja Sodja, Turizem Bohinj

Julian Alps

The Julian Alps is a mountain range which covers an area of 4,400 km2 and straddles the border between Slovenia and Italy. More than three-quarters of the range lies in Slovenia, including more than 150 peaks over two thousand metres. The beauty of the Alpine highlands extends above the valleys of the rivers Soča, Sava Dolinka and SavaBohinjka and includes Lake Bohinj and Lake Bled, forested hills and lowland pastures, stunning mountain passes, the famous Bohinj Railway and other unique features of the area. These places of outstanding natural beauty and remarkable cultural heritage constitute the first UNESCO biosphere in Slovenia.
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Attractions in the Julian Alps


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Ski Touring · Upper Carniola
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 5.6 km
Duration 2:15 h
Ascent 768 m
Descent 768 m

Skitour auf den Viševnik hoch über der Pokljuka

from Johannes Gesell,
Snowshoe walking · Julian Alps
Von Planica zur Hütte Tamar
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 6.5 km
Duration 1:40 h
Ascent 143 m
Descent 143 m

Vom Parkplatz der Planica Sprungschanzen braucht man ca. 50 min zu Fuß zur Tamar Hütte, ein netter Spaziergang auf Schneeschuhen, nicht zu steil ...

from Juergen Hilgenberg,
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 7.6 km
Duration 2:20 h
Ascent 838 m
Descent 850 m

Mt. Mali Muzec is one of the summits in the Cime del Monte Musi Mountain range. This beautiful mountain range is located above the Breginjski kot ...

from Ksenija Vogrinc,   Turizem Dolina Soce
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 7.2 km
Duration 2:30 h
Ascent 1,043 m
Descent 1,043 m

The area between Mt. Razor and Mt. Prisojnik (Prisank) hides a valley named after the Mlinarica Stream which carved a wonderful gorge in the lower ...

from Ksenija Vogrinc,   Turizem Dolina Soce
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 4.8 km
Duration 1:25 h
Ascent 555 m
Descent 586 m

Mt. Hoč (1,514 m) is a nearby neighbour of the higher and more visited Mt. Porezen. It offers wonderful views of the Julian Alps, especially of the ...

from Ksenija Vogrinc,   Turizem Dolina Soce
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 11.3 km
Duration 2:53 h
Ascent 846 m
Descent 846 m

Mt. Matajur is a ski touring destination which offers wonderful skiing along the former ski slope on the southern side of the mountain, whilst the ...

from Ksenija Vogrinc,   Turizem Dolina Soce
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 10.5 km
Duration 3:45 h
Ascent 991 m
Descent 991 m

Skiing in the wonderful high-mountain environment is only interrupted by tunnel passages. If the slopes and ravines are covered with a lot of snow ...

from Ksenija Vogrinc,   Turizem Dolina Soce
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Because you are seeking enchanting natural beauty

Slovenia is among the most biodiverse countries in the world. The Julian Alps are home to more than seven thousand animal species and over 1600 different plants. Several endemic species have found their habitats in the steep walls of this geologically diverse area with Mesozoic sea deposits and ample fossil remains. Up to a height of 1600 m, the Julian Alps are forested and abound with streams, rivers and waterfalls. The most unique features of the Slovenian Alps can be found in the Triglav National Park, which is one of the oldest in Europe. 

Because you enjoy outdoor activities

The Julian Alps are an excellent choice for outdoor activities throughout the year. In summer they attract hikers, hillwalkers, mountain bikers, climbers, paragliders and other sports enthusiasts, while anglers and adrenaline-seekers are drawn to the rivers and lakes of the Triglav National Park. In winter the Park becomes a winter fairy tale, welcoming skiers, snowboarders, tobogganers and more. Routes in the Julian Alps are well marked. Experienced guides will accompany you to more challenging goals and adventures. To seek out active experiences, head to the SočaValley, which offers ample opportunities for adventure. Then trek on to the hills between Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj, which form part of the Alpine Pearls network of holiday destinations, linked by environmentally friendly “soft mobility” transport options. When the snow starts falling, be sure to visit the winter sports centres of Kanin, Vogel and Kranjska Gora.

Because the local culture is special

Bled, the charming lake with an island in the middle, is a cosmopolitan tourist town guarded by a castle perched high on a cliff, and has exceptional history as well as numerous events throughout the year. Bohinj, a town by a massive glacial lake in Triglav National Park, charms visitors with its traditional Alpine FlowersFestival and traditional dairy farms. The Soča Valley, dotted by the towns of Tolmin, Kobarid and Bovec, is interlaced with monuments to World War One, theBohinjpaths of peace, and outdoor museums, and it is also known as the valley of music festivals. Medieval Radovljica is a beekeeping town, known for antique music and chocolate festivals; Kranjska Gora is a venue for large sports and entertainment events throughout the year.


Because you like to taste the best

The Julian Alps are a great venue for foodies as well. In Kobarid, you will find Ana Roš, named the World’s Best Female Chef of 2017 by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants organisation, who amazes her guests with her culinary ingenuity. In Kobarid and elsewhere in the Julian Alps, hungry travellers can enjoy authentic natural ingredients, cheese and other dairy farm delicacies and traditional dishes. To wash it down you can enjoy world-renowned wines from nearby Goriška Brda. For the icing on the cake, stop in Bled and indulge yourself with one of their original cream slices, without which no visit to Slovenia is complete.


Because you support sustainable tourism

This land of a thousand natural, cultural and other genuine specialities develops tourism according to sustainable principles. Here you can choose environmentally friendly forms of mobility and accommodation. If you decide to go for a hike, stick to the marked paths. Do not leave any unnecessary marks on the precious natural environment.

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