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JULIANA TRAIL - overall tour

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
267.4 km
102:44 h
7132 m
7150 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.

outdooractive.com User
Author
Janko Humar 
Updated: February 14, 2020

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1338 m
Lowest point
152 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
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.

Equipment

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

Tips, hints and links

www.julian-alps.com

www.slovenia-outdoor.com

www.slovenia.info 

Start

Kranjska Gora (863 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.497193, 13.704876
UTM
33T 400617 5150106

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

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendations for this region:

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Questions & answers

Question about Chris Flory · February 07, 2020 · Community
We would love to hike this trail as a family with our 1-year-old. Is the entire loop fairly kid-friendly? In particular, do the huts/hostels/lodges at the end of each leg allow children? We are capable and seasoned hikers, but haven't undertaken anything of this length since our daughter was born. We are fairly early in our research and appreciate all help!
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Answer by Janko Humar  · February 07, 2020 · Turizem Dolina Soce
Question about Stig Svensson · January 22, 2020 · Community
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Question about keith mellnick · January 20, 2020 · Community
Should I book my accommodation for each stage beforehand? I'm hoping to go probably in May or September.
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
267.4 km
Duration
102:44 h
Ascent
7132 m
Descent
7150 m
Public transport friendly Loop Multi-stage tour Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly Cultural/historical value Geological highlights Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights Healthy climate

Statistics

  • 16 Stages
May 27, 2019
moderate Stage 1
18.5 km
6:06 h
270 m
441 m
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
May 27, 2019
moderate Stage 2
20.6 km
4:30 h
691 m
784 m
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
May 27, 2019
moderate Stage 3
16.7 km
4:30 h
463 m
459 m
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
Hiking trail · Slovenia

JULIANA TRAIL: stage 4 Begunje - Bled

May 27, 2019
easy Stage 4
15.1 km
3:40 h
95 m
159 m
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
May 27, 2019
moderate Stage 5
21 km
6:40 h
866 m
91 m
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
May 27, 2019
moderate Stage 6
21.6 km
4:40 h
280 m
1005 m
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
May 27, 2019
easy Stage 7
11.4 km
2:30 h
104 m
152 m
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
May 27, 2019
difficult Stage 8
13.7 km
8:00 h
770 m
782 m
1
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
May 27, 2019
difficult Stage 9
17.1 km
6:30 h
1010 m
1208 m
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
May 27, 2019
moderate Stage 10
16.8 km
4:30 h
748 m
893 m
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
May 27, 2019
easy Stage 11
5.2 km
1:10 h
108 m
93 m
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
Hiking trail · Slovenia

JULIANA TRAIL: stage 12 Tolmin - Kobarid

May 27, 2019
moderate Stage 12
16.1 km
3:50 h
126 m
79 m
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
Hiking trail · Slovenia

JULIANA TRAIL: stage 13 Kobarid - Bovec

May 27, 2019
easy Stage 13
20.4 km
6:00 h
412 m
198 m
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
May 27, 2019
moderate Stage 14
11.3 km
3:10 h
340 m
151 m
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
May 27, 2019
difficult Stage 15
17.6 km
4:15 h
664 m
557 m
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
May 27, 2019
Stage 16
19 km
5:55 h
181 m
129 m
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
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