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· 3 reviews · Long distance hiking trail · Julian Alps
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  • Tolminska korita
    / Tolminska korita
    Photo: Michael Matti, Julian Alps
  • / Bled
    Photo: Jošt Gantar, Julian Alps
  • / Bohinjsko jezero
    Photo: Tomo Jeseničnik, Julian Alps
  • / Bled
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, Julian Alps
  • / Narcisne poljane nad Jesenicami
    Photo: Miro Podgoršek, CC BY-ND, Julian Alps
  • / Vodnikov razglednik
    Photo: Aleš Zdešar, Julian Alps
  • / Soča
    Photo: Paolo Pertignani, Julian Alps
  • / Pod Krnom
    Photo: Janko Humar, Julian Alps
  • / Zelenci
    Photo: Alan Kosmač, Julian Alps
  • / Slap Boka
    Photo: Janko Humar, Julian Alps
  • / Dolina Soče
    Photo: Janko Humar, Julian Alps
  • / Martuljkova skupina
    Photo: Aleš Zdešar, Julian Alps
  • / Pokljuka
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, Julian Alps
  • / Pogled z Ajdne
    Photo: Žirovnica, Julian Alps
  • / Grad Kamen
    Photo: Aleš Krivec, Julian Alps
  • / Linhartov trg
    Photo: Jošt Gantar, Julian Alps
  • / Vodnikov razglednik
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, Julian Alps
  • / Zelenci
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, Julian Alps
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JULIANA TRAIL is a 267-km-long trail around the Julian Alps. The trail leads through valleys, over mountain passes, forests, through urban and rural areas and along the Soča and Sava rivers.
difficult
280.7 km
84:29 h
9564 m
9589 m
The circular long-distance JULIANA TRAIL leads around the Julian Alps mountain ridge, through urban valleys and secluded plateaus, over mountain passes, along hidden paths of rural areas, through bigger touristic centres on the edge of the mountains, along the Soča, Sava, Bača and Tolminka rivers and partly across the Italian border-line area with few inhabitants. From nearly all stages and all directions the trail offers views of the Slovenian highest mountain Triglav. On our hike we will meet the ironworks history in Slovenia, see the hometowns of great Slovenian writers and poets, get to know the significance of beekeeping once and today and the significance of preservation of quality forests. On the way, we will drink the crystal-clear spring water, feel the throb of bigger tourist destinations, meet simple people, living on solitary farms and cheese-makers, producing amazing cheese, and we will explore the places that were strongly affected by the First World War – but above everything, we will always feel and admire the life and meaning of Triglav National Park.

Author’s recommendation

The trail runs through the valleys and over mountain passes and is generally not technically demanding. The trail is possible to walk from March to November.
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Author
Janko Humar 
Updated: June 11, 2020
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1819 m
Lowest point
151 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
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Jul
Aug
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Oct
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Dec

Safety information

The trail is long but on each stage there is enough water and food supplies. Almost everywhere is telephone signal. Parts of the trail on two staged are secured also with wire rope.

Tips, hints and links

www.julian-alps.com

www.slovenia-outdoor.com

www.slovenia.info 

Start

Kranjska Gora (850 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.497193, 13.704876
DMS
46°29'49.9"N 13°42'17.6"E
UTM
33T 400617 5150106
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Destination

Kranjska Gora

Turn-by-turn directions

Stage 1: Kranjska Gora–Mojstrana

Stage 2: Mojstrana–Jesenice

Stage 3: Jesenice–Begunje

Stage 4: Begunje–Bled

Stage 5: Bled–Goreljek na Pokljuki

Stage 6: Goreljek na Pokljuki–Stara Fužina

Stage 7: Stara Fužina–Bohinjska Bistrica

Stage 8: Bohinjska Bistrica–Podbrdo

Stage 9: Podbrdo–Grahovo ob Bači

Stage 10: Grahovo ob Bači–Most na Soči

Stage 11: Most na Soči–Tolmin

Stage 12: Tolmin–Kobarid

Stage 13: Kobarid–Bovec

Stage 14: Bovec–Log pod Mangartom

Stage 15: Log pod Mangartom–Trbiž/Tarvisio

Stage 16: Trbiž/Tarvisio–Kranjska Gora

The length of the trail is 267 km, divided into 16 daily stages of 18-25 km. The overall altitude difference is 7163 m of ascents and 7173 m of descents.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Coordinates

DD
46.497193, 13.704876
DMS
46°29'49.9"N 13°42'17.6"E
UTM
33T 400617 5150106
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

Recommended good hiking shoes and clothes, with hiking poles, drinks and food in backpack.

Questions & Answers

Question about Primož Božič · September 11, 2020 · Community
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Answer by Janko Humar  · September 13, 2020 · Turizem Dolina Soce
The reason might be that the entire trail was drawn on the map and the individual stages were recorded as GPS tracks. But I hope you agree that those differences are not most important question :-)...
Question about Steffen Meier  · August 03, 2020 · Community
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Answer by Janko Humar  · August 03, 2020 · Turizem Dolina Soce
Correct, there is no real control but we cannot advise you to break the rules - you might have problems in the case if something goes wrong. To avoid problems we propose to take the Alpe Adria Trail connection between Bovec and Kranjska Gora to avoid unnecessary problems and conclude the circle.
Question about Monika Lienhard · July 20, 2020 · Community
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Answer by Steffen Meier  · July 20, 2020 · Community
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Reviews

3.0
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Ness Neu
September 21, 2020 · Community
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Done at September 15, 2020
Cordula Winkler
August 24, 2020 · Community
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Joris Martens
August 13, 2020 · Community
First of all, the Julian alps are magnificent. The Juliana trail however I found quite disappointing. I walked the stages from Jesenice until Ukanc, where I left the path and climbed the Triglav. I’m a seasoned hiker and carry tent, camping stove and food with me. Normally I do mountain trails and was attracted to the nice site. It sounds great to do a circular path in the national park. Positive side is that the route is easy to find, it is clearly signposted. If you like walking on dirt roads and through pine forest, this is your walking path. I switched to the Slovenian mountain trail which suits me better. The views are better and the trail is much more beautiful and demanding. Only downside is that you rely solely on mountain huts and my tent was pretty useless. I think it is best suited for people who like to walk lightly from village to village and sleep in hostels or hotels. For more adventurous types, chose any of the other mountain trails. Sorry to say, I do appreciate the effort and love that was put into the making of this route, but it is not for me.
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Done at August 12, 2020

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
280.7 km
Duration
84:29h
Ascent
9564 m
Descent
9589 m
Public transport friendly Loop Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family friendly Cultural/historical value Geological highlights Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights Healthy climate

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  • 16 Stages
moderate Stage 1
16.6 km
4:19 h
233 m
403 m
The stage leads you along the Sava Dolinka Valley and partially on the edges of the Karavanke mountain range, and connects the winter and summer ...
4
from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
Hiking trail · Upper Carniola
JULIANA TRAIL: stage 2 Mojstrana - Jesenice
moderate Stage 2
20.6 km
4:30 h
691 m
784 m
The stage runs from Mojstrana through Dovje and the foothills of the Karavanke to the ironworks city of Jesenice. In the last section, the trail ...
from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
Hiking trail · Upper Carniola
JULIANA TRAIL: stage 3 Jesenice - Begunje
moderate Stage 3
16.2 km
4:30 h
435 m
431 m
The stage starts in the ironworks city of Jesenice, over Dobraško polje and over the Sava Dolinka River to the villages beneath Stol, where the ...
2
from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
Hiking trail · Upper Carniola
JULIANA TRAIL: stage 4 Begunje - Bled
easy Stage 4
15.1 km
3:40 h
95 m
159 m
A flat stage that connects Begunje, a village below the Karavanke mountains, Radovljica, the cultural capital of the Julian Alps, and Bled as one ...
1
from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
moderate Stage 5
21 km
6:40 h
866 m
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 ...
2
from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
moderate Stage 6
21.6 km
4:40 h
280 m
1005 m
The stage runs through the forests and pastures of Pokljuka, and descends to Gorjuše, Koprivnik and Jereka in the Upper Bohinj Valley.
2
from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
easy Stage 7
11.3 km
2:30 h
103 m
151 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 ...
4
from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
difficult Stage 8
13.7 km
8:00 h
770 m
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 ...
2
from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
difficult Stage 9
17.1 km
6:30 h
1010 m
1208 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 ...
2
from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
moderate Stage 10
30.5 km
4:30 h
1383 m
1452 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 ...
1
from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
easy Stage 11
5.2 km
1:10 h
108 m
94 m
The stage between Most na Soči and Tolmin is a short and panoramic walk along the green accumulation lake.
1
from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
moderate Stage 12
16 km
3:50 h
125 m
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 ...
1
from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
easy Stage 13
20.2 km
6:00 h
412 m
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.
1
from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
moderate Stage 14
11.3 km
3:10 h
340 m
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 ...
from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
difficult Stage 15
20.6 km
4:15 h
767 m
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 ...
1
from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
Stage 16
19 km
5:55 h
181 m
129 m
This stage runs from Cave del Predil across the dams and along the road towards Tarvisio. Before the town, the trail runs through Rute towards ...
from Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
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