Depart Dublin to Venice, Italy and then transfer to Bled, a beautiful lake town in the Julian Alps. We will have dinner that evening and discuss the following day's adventure. Bled is a stunning little village, with one of Slovenia's most beautiful lakes. In the middle of the lake, looking like it belongs on a postcard (and in fact stars on many postcards!) is an amazing little church. The scenery is breathtaking!
We will begin our ascent of Mount Triglav and most likely, that night we will stay in the Triglavski hut. The walk can vary depending on weather conditions and we decide a few weeks prior based on predictions. Your guide will make the call regarding which route we take, keeping your safety and satisfaction in mind. You will get a great welcome here, wholesome dinner and excellent sleep! Expect this day to last anything up to 6 and a half hours, depending on the group. See Alpine meadows as you ascend towards the summit.
The trail is well defined; from the forest trail, we come out to one of the most majestic mountain vistas you are likely to see in your life. The mountains are predominately limestone in nature so the sunlight makes them look almost marble during the day. You will not get to see the three headed monster (Triglav) until later in the afternoon. The walk itself is moderate but does steepen as you get closer to the hut. You will be sleeping in Triglavski Dom, which is under the face of the summit. You have an excellent view of the ridge leading to the summit from your spot in the hut. Fall asleep looking out at the amazing scenery!
Summit day! This morning, we will take our time, have breakfast and check our gear before tackling the summit. We will be ascending using a via ferrata on the way up to the ridge that leads you to the summit. We will spend the morning around the summit before traversing to the other side of the mountain to the Dolic Dom. We may spend the night here or return lower to the Vodnokov Dom through a beautiful glaciated valley with good possibilities to see the elusive edelweiss flower.
We will be above the tree line so the landscape almost represents a lunar landscape. Do look out for some of the flowers that grow at this altitude. There is an unusual item on the summit made of metal that everybody gets their photo taken at. The view from up here has to be seen to be believed. We make our way gradually down the other side of the mountain, reaching the Dolic Dom where we may be staying the night which looks down the Vrata Valley.
We will walk off the mountain and make our way to the scenic village of Lake Bohinj, where we will kayak on the lake and spend the day recuperating after a wonderful few days on the mountain. This is an amazing way to finish off your time in this region. If you like swimming, you will not find a better or more pristine lake to swim in.
Today is a relaxing day and will be a lot warmer than when we were high up on the mountain. Let your senses rejuvanate, enjoy the glacial water as we spend the afternoon relaxing. We will take kayaks out in the afternoon and explore the little coves around the lake. We will have dinner and a glass of wine that evening close by.
We will spend the morning at the lake before driving to the capital city, Ljubljana. We will meander through the old city and visit the medieval castle overlooking the city. Feel free to take your time today and enjoy your last day in Slovenia. You might want to try a local delicacy (horse meat) while we have dinner in the old part of the city.
Unfortunately your adventure ends here but you will still have time to explore the old city before we head off for the airport. It is roughly a 3 hour drive to get to our airport with a comfort stop along the way.
If you are looking for an epic adventure this summer, then this 6 day tour to the heart of Slovenia is for you. Challenge yourself by climbing the country’s highest peak, Mt Triglav, standing at an impressive 2,864 meters above sea level. Visit the famous Lake Bled and see the stunning Julian Alps.
After reaching the summit, you will relax and kayak Lake Bohinj. The tour will also visit a medieval castle and the capital, Ljubljana. Explore all the treasures of this lovely city, all the while you will be in the safe hands of our experienced mountain guides. Contact us today!
DATES 2020: – 10th August
Duration : 6 Days / 5 Nights
ROOMS : Priced per person sharing
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