Soča Valley and the Alps

6-Day Tour; Exploring the Soča Valley and the surrounding mountains (pick-up in Kranjska Gora or Bled)

Experience the Soča Valley and its surrounding mountains through unique adventures. Hike along the turquoise Soča River, water-carved gorges, and numerous waterfalls of the valley, while also climb striking mountains with Alpine lakes and rare wildlife. The tour has been crafted for true explorers who like to spend their free time physically active and discovering gorgeous nature off the beaten path, while eating and sleeping in comfortable inns.

 

Sights visited on this tour? Vršič Pass with a peak (based on the experience of the group), Soča Valley with the Soča River, waterfalls and lakes of the Soča Valley and above, Trenta, Kobarid, Mt. Krn, Kriški Podi and Križ Lakes with a peak (based on the experience of the group), Mt. Bovški Gamsovec.

 

*The price varies on the number of participants.

Hiking in Slovenia: The Gear You Will Need

Secret gems of the Soča Valley

Where to hike around the Soča Valley

 

Itinerary

Days 1 | Kranjska Gora – Vršič Pass – Trenta Valley

We meet in Kranjska Gora for a transfer over to the Soča Valley. But before we reach the picturesque valley we stop at the Vršič Pass for our first adventure in the mountains! We climb a peak with a view of the surrounding mountains and the valley where our next adventures will take place. The type of climb varies according to the experience of the group - it can be anything from an easy hike to a demanding but secured mountain climb. After the climb, we transfer down the scenic Vršič road to the Trenta Valley where we settle in a comfortable inn. In the afternoon we hike to see the source of the Soča River and the bravest will climb a short wall to reach the rocks where it surfaces already in its glorious turquoise colors.

Accommodation in Trenta.

Day 2-3 | The Julian Alps above Trenta

Our biggest mountain adventure begins on the second day! We head towards high mountains above Trenta, where we’ll climb a couple of peaks and even spend a night in a cozy hut. The area is well-known for abundant wildlife like chamois and Alpine ibexes as well as rare fauna like the edelweiss flower. 

On the first day we hike from Trenta along old military trails from the WWI to see three gorgeous Alpine lakes, reach one of the most scenic mountain huts in Slovenia, climb a peak in the afternoon, and enjoy a relaxing evening in the hut. After breakfast on the second day we tackle another peak offering incredible views of Mt. Triglav, the highest mountain of Slovenia, and its 3-km wide and 1-km high vertical North Face. We descend down a grassy and more comfortable side of the mountain, and hike our favored trail along flowering slopes and later a crystal-clear river to loop back down to Trenta.

Accommodation in a mountain hut (day 2) and Trenta (day 3).

Days 4| Soča Valley - Soča River

On the fourth day we explore the beautiful Soča Valley, its fabulous emerald green river, its gorges and waterfalls. We visit all the must-see natural attractions of the valley and also treat ourselves to a delicious picnic right beside the river.

Accommodation in Kobarid.

Day 5 | The Julian Alps above Kobarid

We head again to the mountains above the valley but this time we explore the beautiful trails above Kobarid. Starting the hike on a meadow at 1,000 m we wander across flower speckled slopes with grazing cows up to a deep green lake, one of the three Krn Lakes. From there, we follow the trails that continue to Mt. Krn, the highest mountain of the Krn Mountains in the southwestern Julian Alps, and then loop back down to the meadow.

Accommodation in Kobarid.

Days 6| Kobarid Waterfalls – Kranjska Gora

On our sixth day we hit the trail to explore three nicely hidden waterfalls just ten minutes outside Kobarid. It’s an adventure to reach them and we even have to pull ourselves up a rope on a pretty raw and exposed trail. After a picnic lunch at the last waterfall we slowly say goodbye to the wonderful Soča Valley, hug for the last time and transfer back to Kranjska Gora.

Transfer back to Kranjska Gora or Bled.

 

Is This for Me?

Adventure Style

Multi-Day Trek | Hike | Walk from one hut to another passing craggy mountains, Alpine pastures and glacial lakes. Get a real experience of Slovenian mountains, its wildlife and flora, and complete our trekking journeys feeling well rewarded.

Length

6-day tour; estimated 6 - 7 hours of hiking per day.

Client to guide ratio

4 : 1 | Small group experience; Max 8. Guide ratio 4:1.

Age Requirements

12+ | All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Fitness level

Moderate (3/5) | For moderately fit outdoor enthusiasts and the above; 5-7 hours most days.

Technical level

T2 | For active hillwalkers who don’t mind exposure. Surfaces: mountainous terrain with typically sections of steep ascents/descents and uneven trails, some exposure.

What's included

  • Expert mountain guiding
  • Accommodation
  • Meals and beverages
  • Transportation
  • Fun

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Other expenses of a personal nature (non-outside group meals, snacks etc.)

Recommended equipment

Basic hiking gear, a helmet, climbing harness and a via ferrata set.

Availability And Enquiry

Currently there are no available dates for this tour.
Please contact us to arrange date for you.

Available extras

  • Single room 250 €
  • Airport pick-up 100 €
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