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· 4 reviews · Long-Distance Hiking · Julian Alps
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  • Tolminska korita
    / Tolminska korita
    Photo: Michael Matti, The Julian Alps
  • / Bled
    Photo: Jošt Gantar, The Julian Alps
  • / Bohinjsko jezero
    Photo: Tomo Jeseničnik, The Julian Alps
  • / Bled
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, The Julian Alps
  • / Narcisne poljane nad Jesenicami
    Photo: Miro Podgoršek, CC BY-ND, The Julian Alps
  • / Vodnikov razglednik
    Photo: Aleš Zdešar, The Julian Alps
  • / Soča
    Photo: Paolo Pertignani, The Julian Alps
  • / Pod Krnom
    Photo: Janko Humar, The Julian Alps
  • / Zelenci
    Photo: Alan Kosmač, The Julian Alps
  • / Slap Boka
    Photo: Janko Humar, The Julian Alps
  • / Dolina Soče
    Photo: Janko Humar, The Julian Alps
  • / Martuljkova skupina
    Photo: Aleš Zdešar, The Julian Alps
  • / Pokljuka
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, The Julian Alps
  • / Pogled z Ajdne
    Photo: Žirovnica, The Julian Alps
  • / Ruins of castle Kamen with villages in the background
    Photo: Aleš Krivec, The Julian Alps
  • / Linhartov trg
    Photo: Jošt Gantar, The Julian Alps
  • / Vodnikov razglednik
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, The Julian Alps
  • / Zelenci
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, The Julian Alps
m 1500 1000 500 250 200 150 100 50 km STAMP - Bled, 480 m STAMP - Možnica, 533 m STAMP Breznica … m STAMP - Kal, 819 m STAMP - Senica, 658 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 rural areas and along the Soča and Sava rivers.
difficult
Distance 263.2 km
80:40 h
7,593 m
7,620 m
1,324 m
157 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 
Update: October 29, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,324 m
Lowest point
157 m
Best time of year
Jan
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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 and hints

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.

Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Questions and answers

Question from Beatrice Weigert · January 12, 2022 · Community
Cell phone reception Hi I want to hike the trail in May. Is there any cell phone reception, just wondering if I need a spot device.. And how is the snow situation on the trail in May?
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Question from Eugenia Elzer · September 07, 2021 · Community
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Answered by Janja Žnidaršič · September 07, 2021 · Community
Question from Primož Božič · September 11, 2020 · Community
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Answered 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 :-)...
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Rating

3.5
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Ness Neu
September 21, 2020 · Community
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When did you do this route? September 15, 2020
Cordula Winkler
August 24, 2020 · Community
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
263.2 km
Duration
80:40 h
Ascent
7,593 m
Descent
7,620 m
Highest point
1,324 m
Lowest point
157 m
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  • 16 Stages
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,   The Julian Alps
Hiking route · 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,   The Julian Alps
Hiking route · Upper Carniola
JULIANA TRAIL: stage 3 Jesenice - Begunje
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 3
Distance 17.1 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 408 m
Descent 446 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,   The Julian Alps
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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from Marko Lenarcic,   The 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 ...

6
from Marko Lenarcic,   The 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.

5
from Marko Lenarcic,   The 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,   The 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,   The 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,   The 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,   The Julian Alps
recommended route Difficulty easy Stage 11
Distance 6.4 km
Duration 1:10 h
Ascent 187 m
Descent 133 m

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

5
from Marko Lenarcic,   The 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,   The Julian Alps
recommended route Difficulty moderate 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,   The 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,   The 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,   The 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,   The Julian Alps
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