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Juliana Trail

Pokljuka

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 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

THE JULIANA TRAIL BOOKING CENTRE

Soča Valley Tourist Board
Rupa 17, Bovec
T: +386 (0)5 30 29 643
E: booking@juliana-trail.si


Opening hours:

Monday - Friday from 8 am to 4 pm

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 4:20 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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from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
Hiking trail · Upper Carniola
JULIANA TRAIL: stage 2 Mojstrana - Jesenice
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2
Distance 20.6 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 691 m
Descent 784 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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from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
Hiking trail · Upper Carniola
JULIANA TRAIL: stage 3 Jesenice - Begunje
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 3
Distance 16.8 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 438 m
Descent 436 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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from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
Hiking trail · 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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from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 5
Distance 21 km
Duration 6:40 h
Ascent 866 m
Descent 91 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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from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 6
Distance 21.7 km
Duration 4:40 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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from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
recommended route Difficulty easy Stage 7
Distance 11.2 km
Duration 2:30 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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from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 8
Distance 13.7 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 770 m
Descent 782 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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from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 9
Distance 17.1 km
Duration 6:30 h
Ascent 1,010 m
Descent 1,208 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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from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 10
Distance 16.7 km
Duration 4:30 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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from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
recommended route Difficulty easy Stage 11
Distance 5.2 km
Duration 1:10 h
Ascent 108 m
Descent 94 m

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

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from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 12
Distance 16 km
Duration 3:50 h
Ascent 125 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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from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
recommended route Difficulty easy Stage 13
Distance 20.2 km
Duration 6:00 h
Ascent 412 m
Descent 198 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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from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 14
Distance 11.3 km
Duration 3:10 h
Ascent 340 m
Descent 151 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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from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 15
Distance 20.6 km
Duration 4:15 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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from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
recommended route Difficulty Stage 16
Distance 19 km
Duration 5:55 h
Ascent 181 m
Descent 129 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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from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
recommended route Difficulty difficult
Distance 12.6 km
Duration 4:40 h
Ascent 999 m
Descent 448 m

Najlepši del 17. etape Juliane Trail je razkošno razgledni grebenu Kolovrata, kjer je med 1. svetovno vojno potekala tretja obrambna črta ...

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from Nika Testen,   Julian Alps
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 20.5 km
Duration 6:55 h
Ascent 720 m
Descent 670 m

18. etapa poteka po grebenu Kolovrata in ponuja čudovit panoramski pogled na Julijske Alpe, dolino Soče, Benečijo in Furlansko nižino vse do ...

from Nika Testen,   Julian Alps
recommended route Difficulty moderate
Distance 10.8 km
Duration 3:05 h
Ascent 78 m
Descent 626 m

Etapa vodi od najvišje točke Brd Korade (812m), z razgledom na zahodne Julijske Alpe,  Furlansko nižino, briško gričevje, in Jadransko morje, do ...

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

Etapa vodi od briškega turističnega bisera srednjeveške vasice Šmartno, preko hriba Sabotin vse do Solkana. Trasa tako povezuje Brda z bohinjsko ...

from Turizem Bohinj,   Julian Alps

Guide book and collecting stamps

You can now collect 24 stamps (usually one per stage, in some places even two) on the Juliana Trail. Locations of the stamps are marked. We issued a new version of the trail guide book and added a section for collecting stamps (you will also need an ink pad). . Whoever collects the stamps and sends the stamps section to our Juliana Trail Booking Centre, will receive an occasional diploma and a prize.

The price of the guide is 4 €. You can buy the guide at one of the 25 points of sale (mostly Tourist Information Centers) and in the online stores of individual destinations. 

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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Mobility in the Julian Alps

No matter whether you arrive by train or a 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.

The Juliana Trail Mobile App

Download the free Mobile App to help you navigate the trail 

Q&A about Juliana Trail

Here are the most common questions and answers about the Juliana Trail. If you have other questions, please write to us on our e-mail booking@juliana-trail.si.

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