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Juliana Trail

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Along the Juliana Trail, you won't conquer any of the alpine peaks. At the foothills of high peaks, the trail leads you along the edge of the Julian Alps and Triglav National Park. 
  • Total length: 270 km (basic round tour) + 60 km (extra 4 stages to Brda)
  • The total difference in altitude: 10,000 m ascent and 10,000 m descent
  • Total number of stages: 16 + 4
  • Average stage length: 17.5 km (4–5 hrs)

NEW LONG-DISTANCE HIKING TRAIL - OVERALL BASIC ROUND TOUR

Long-Distance Hiking · Julian Alps
JULIANA TRAIL – overall tour
recommended route Difficulty difficult Multi-stage route
Distance 268.6 km
Duration 83:35 h
Ascent 7,323 m
Descent 7,323 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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THE JULIAN ALPS BOOKING CENTRE

Make the most of first-hand information and let us organize your Juliana Trail experience. Our local experts will be happy to prepare a tailor-made programme for you, including accommodation, luggage transfers and private shuttles. For more information follow the link: 

Make the most of first-hand information and let us organize your outdoor experience in the Julian Alps. Our local ...

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ALL FACES OF THE JULIANA TRAIL

A trail that does not conquer mountain tops but leads you in a respectful distance of the peaks along the edge of the Julian Alps and Triglav National Park.

It takes you where you will feel the true pulse of life in the Julian Alps and learn about the rich natural and cultural heritage of this magnificent and astonishing alpine world that abounds in biodiversity. It will challenge you to find your role in relation to nature and responsible tourism.

The Juliana Trail seeks different heroes – those that aspire advancement in their spirit as well as altitude. The Juliana Trail is a fairly non-demanding, educational, circular trail, inviting you to discover, learn and experience barely noticeable small natural wonders that can bring about an unusual feeling called happiness.

PUT ON YOUR HIKING SHOES AND EXPLORE THE TREASURE TROVE OF NATURAL BEAUTY IN THE JULIAN ALPS

Online guide for Juliana Trail - check maps, 3D previews and GPS tracks (GPX, KML) for each stage. There is also Juliana Trail mobile app available for download for iPhone and Android. The trail is safe and mostly easy to navigate as it follows marked paths, forest roads and mountain trails, logically connecting destinations around the Julian Alps. Circumnavigation of the Julian Alps along the Juliana Trail follows the stages listed below, but start and finish points can be adjusted to your preferences. 

recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1
Distance 16.6 km
Duration 5:30 h
Ascent 233 m
Descent 403 m

The stage 1 leads you along the Sava Dolinka Valley and partially on the edges of the Karavanke mountain range, and connects the winter and summer ...

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Hiking route · Upper Carniola
JULIANA TRAIL: stage 2 Mojstrana - Jesenice
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2
Distance 20.5 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 691 m
Descent 782 m

The stage 2 runs from Mojstrana through Dovje and the foothills of the Karavanke to the ironworks city of Jesenice. In the last section, the trail ...

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Hiking route · Upper Carniola
JULIANA TRAIL: stage 3 Jesenice - Begunje
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 3
Distance 16.6 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 442 m
Descent 438 m

Stage 3 starts in the ironworks city of Jesenice, over Dobraško polje and over the Sava Dolinka River to the villages beneath Stol, where the ...

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Hiking route · Upper Carniola
JULIANA TRAIL: stage 4 Begunje - Bled
recommended route Difficulty easy Stage 4
Distance 15.1 km
Duration 3:40 h
Ascent 95 m
Descent 159 m

Stage 4 is a flat stage that connects Begunje, a village below the Karavanke mountains, Radovljica, the cultural capital of the Julian Alps, and ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 5
Distance 21.4 km
Duration 6:40 h
Ascent 867 m
Descent 102 m

The stage starts at Lake Bled and continues through Gorje, the Pokljuka Gorge and a few steep ascents over Kranjska planina Pasture and Planina ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 6
Distance 21.7 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 323 m
Descent 1,048 m

The stage runs through the forests and pastures of Pokljuka, and descends to Gorjuše, Koprivnik and Jereka in the Upper Bohinj Valley.

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recommended route Difficulty easy Stage 7
Distance 11.2 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 105 m
Descent 149 m

A short stage of the trail runs from Stara Fužina, Ribčev Laz near Lake Bohinj on unpaved roads and paths across the panoramic Dobrava meadows to ...

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recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 8
Distance 12.9 km
Duration 4:50 h
Ascent 770 m
Descent 763 m

Centuries before the construction of roads and railways connected Bohinj and the Primorska region, this trail was one of a few options for people ...

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recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 9
Distance 17.5 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 1,008 m
Descent 1,226 m

The stage takes us through the sunny and magical alpine villages high above Baška grapa, hidden to the majority of visitors travelling along the ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 10
Distance 16.7 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 776 m
Descent 919 m

This stage takes us above and through the lower part of Baška grapa across the panoramic Senica to the Soča Valley, and ends in the picturesque ...

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recommended route Difficulty easy Stage 11
Distance 7.9 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 201 m
Descent 177 m

The stage between Most na Soči and Tolmin is a short and panoramic walk along the green accumulation lake.

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recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 12
Distance 16.8 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 130 m
Descent 77 m

The stage from Tolmin to Kobarid is quite flat and runs in the valley. The entire stage is hiked – as local people say – along the sunny side of ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 13
Distance 21.3 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 412 m
Descent 196 m

The stage runs through the gorge of Kobarid and Trnovo, along the Soča River, i.e. in the part where the river is most picturesque and wild.

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recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 14
Distance 11 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 334 m
Descent 150 m

This is a picturesque trail stage that runs past the remains of WWI to Log pod Mangartom, one of the most beautiful villages of the Juliana Hiking ...

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recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 15
Distance 20.6 km
Duration 7:00 h
Ascent 767 m
Descent 659 m

This is the highest ascent on the Primorska side of Juliana – from Log pod Mangartom we make approximately 600 metres in altitude to Predil Pass ...

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recommended route Difficulty Stage 16
Distance 20 km
Duration 5:35 h
Ascent 201 m
Descent 134 m

This stage runs from Tarvisio, following the cycling-hiking route to Slovenian-Italian border at Rateče, from where the local side road takes you ...

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recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 12.6 km
Duration 4:40 h
Ascent 999 m
Descent 448 m

The most stunning part of the Juliana Trail’s stage 17 is the panoramic ridge of Kolovrat, where the third defence line of the Italian army was ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 20.5 km
Duration 6:55 h
Ascent 720 m
Descent 670 m

Stage 18 runs along the Kolovrat ridge and offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Julian Alps, the Soča Valley, Veneto and the Friuli Plain, all ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 10.8 km
Duration 3:05 h
Ascent 78 m
Descent 626 m

The trail runs from the highest point of Brda, Korada (812 m) with a view of the western Julian Alps, the Friuli Plain, the Brda hills and the ...

from Julijske Alpe,   The Julian Alps
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 13.7 km
Duration 4:35 h
Ascent 521 m
Descent 699 m

The stage runs from the tourist pearl of Brda, i.e. the medieval village of Šmartno, over the Sabotin hill to Solkan. The route connects Brda with ...

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Guide book and collecting stamps

You can now collect 24 stamps on the Juliana Trail (usually one per stage, in some places even two). The locations of the stamps are marked. We have published a new edition of the trail guide and included a section for collecting stamps (you need an ink pad for this). The person who collects the stamps and sends the section with the stamps to our Juliana Trail Booking Centre will receive a diploma and a prize.

The price of the printed guide is €5. You can buy the trail guide at one of the 25 points of sale (mostly tourist information centres) and at the online shops of each destination. NOTE: Unfortunately, we do not offer shipping outside the EU.

Please check the opening times.  

  • TIC Kobarid, Trg svobode 16, 5222 Kobarid
  • TIC Bled, Cesta svobode 10, 4260 Bled
  • TIC Tolmin, Petra Skalarja 4, 5220 Tolmin
  • TIC Bovec, Trg golobarskih žrtev 22, 5230 Bovec
  • TIC Podbrdo, Podbrdo 18, 5243 Podbrdo
  • TIC Kranjska Gora, Kolodvorska ulica 1c, 4280 Kranjska Gora
  • Slovenski planinski muzej, Triglavska cesta 49, 4281 Mojstrana
  • TIC Bohinj - Ribčev Laz, Ribčev Laz 48, 4265 Bohinjsko jezero
  • TIC Bohinj – Stara Fužina, Stara Fužina 53b, 4265 Bohinjsko jezero
  • TIC Bohinj - Bohinjska Bistrica, Mencingerjeva ulica 10, 4264 Bohinjska Bistrica
  • Center Triglavskega narodnega parka Bohinj, Stara Fužina 38, Stara Fužina
  • Info center Dom Trenta, Na Logu, 5232 Soča
  • TIC Radovljica, Linhartov trg 9, 4240 Radovljica
  • TIC Begunje, nasproti Gostilne Avsenik
  • TIC Jesenice, Cesta Maršala Tita 18, 4270 Jesenice
  • Infocenter Triglavska roža na Bledu, Ljubljanska cesta 27, 4260 Bled
  • Čopova rojstna hiša, Žirovnica 14, 4274 Žirovnica
  • Prešernova rojstna hiša, Vrba 2, 4274 Žirovnica
  • TIC Brda, Šmartno 13, 5211 Kojsko
  • Planinski dom Pod Ježo, Kuščarji 3, 5215 Ročinj
  • Entrance point - Tolmin Gorge, Zatolmin
  • Cerkev Sv. Duha v Javorci, Dolina Tolminke, Zatolmin
  • Knjigarna Mladinska Knjiga Tolmin, Trg maršala Tita 19, 5220 Tolmin
  • Knjigarna Mladinska Knjiga v Novi Gorici, Bevkov trg 2, 5000 Nova Gorica
  • Knjigarna Mladinska Knjiga Nova Gorica, Cesta 21. junija 1a, 5000 Nova Gorica

Find some answers on the most common questions about Juliana Trail on the link below 

  • Is Juliana Trail difficult? 
  • What kind of equipment is required on the trail?
  • Where can I sleep? 
  • Is there an option for the transport of my luggage? 
  • And more.... 
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Navigate your trails like a PRO

For a perfect adventure, planning ahead is essential. And when you are already on the trail, you can navigate safely using both, digital and printed versions of the map. If in doubt, follow the signs and don't hesitate to ask locals for directions. We update the digital version of the maps when necessary, making sure, the real-time conditions are reflected as soon as possible. 

More help for planning your trail

If you plan your Juliana Trail expedition by yourself, you might find some of the following information very helpful. 
Mobility in the Julian Alps

No matter whether you arrive by train or bus. The Julian Alps are well connected. Read more about mobility options in the Julian Alps and about the benefits cards provided by some destinations for your convenience.

Juliana Trail Q&A

If you don't find answers to your questions below, please write to us at our e-mail booking@juliana-trail.si. Join our community in our Juliana Trail Facebook group to get feedback from people who already walked the trail.  

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