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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
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.

outdooractive.com User
Author
Janko Humar 
Updated: March 11, 2020

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1819 m
Lowest point
151 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 (850 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 Cheryl Wallace · March 20, 2020 · Community
Can you do this route by bike?
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Answer by Janko Humar  · March 20, 2020 · Turizem Dolina Soce
Question about Wilson Iwazawa · March 02, 2020 · Community
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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
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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
May 27, 2019
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 ...
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
May 27, 2019
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 ...
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
May 27, 2019
moderate Stage 3
15.6 km
4:30 h
431 m
427 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 ...
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
A flat stage that connects Begunje, a village below the Karavanke mountains, Radovljica, the cultural capital of the Julian Alps, and Bled as one ...
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
May 27, 2019
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 ...
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
May 27, 2019
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.
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
May 27, 2019
easy Stage 7
11.5 km
2:30 h
104 m
152 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 ...
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
May 27, 2019
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 ...
1
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
May 27, 2019
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 ...
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
May 27, 2019
moderate Stage 10
16.8 km
4:30 h
748 m
893 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 ...
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
May 27, 2019
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.
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
Hiking trail · Slovenia

JULIANA TRAIL: stage 12 Tolmin - Kobarid

May 27, 2019
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 ...
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
Hiking trail · Slovenia

JULIANA TRAIL: stage 13 Kobarid - Bovec

May 27, 2019
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.
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
May 27, 2019
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 ...
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
May 27, 2019
difficult Stage 15
17.6 km
4:15 h
664 m
557 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 ...
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
May 27, 2019
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 ...
by Marko Lenarcic,   Julian Alps
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