Panoramic sunrise views, butterflies dancing over brightly coloured meadows, birds singing in deep beech and spruce forests, clouds playing with mountains peaks, refreshing summer showers, dewdrops on green moss, deer grazing in the dusk, crystal-clear river pools, and carefully tended cultural landscape that is the product of century-old tradition. The Julian Alps celebrate life.
The heart of the mountain chain has been protected since 1924. Since 2003, the Julian Alps have been recognised by UNESCO as a symbol of impressive co-existence of man and nature.
The long-distance Juliana Trail celebrates the mosaic of nature and cultural heritage, inviting hikers to explore, admire and respect the Julian Alps Biosphere Reserve and Triglav National Park. Discovering and exploring the natural and cultural heritage of the Julian Alps is an exceptional experience; however, we should bear in mind that we are just visitors to this fragile environment which local inhabitants are committed to preserving for the future generations.