The Karawanks Traverse

5-Day Tour, Lake Bled to Kranjska Gora (pick-up in Bled or Bohinj)

Experience a relaxing adventure in pristine nature and high mountains. Expect long flower-speckled trails over curvy hilltops, high waterfalls, and incredible views of the highest mountains of Slovenia.

Itinerary

Day 1 | Lake Bled - Mt. Stol

We start our trek in Bled, where we walk along the lake and do a short hike up to Ojstrica, the most photogenic spot over Lake Bled. After the hike, we drive to the Valvasor Lodge, the best mountain hut in Slovenia as voted in 2018, where we enjoy lunch of traditional Slovenian mountain dishes, and then head towards Mt. Stol, which is at its 2,236 meters the highest mountain of the beautiful Karawanks Mountain range. With stunning views of endless hilltops stretching between Slovenia on one side and Austria on the other, jagged high peaks of the Julian Alps, Lake Bled and Lake Wörter, we end the first day, and spend the night in the Prešeren Hut just a few minutes from the top.

Day 2 | Mt. Stol - Mt. Golica

We make a beautiful traverse starting from the lodge on Mt. Stol, where we spent the night, all the way to Mt. Golica, 1,835 m. In spring, the trail is widely known with its endless fields of white daffodils, yellow dandelions, and other beautiful flowers, which color the curvy slopes of this part of the Karawanks completely white or completely yellow. From the top of Mt. Golica we hike down to the Golica Hut, where we spend the night.

Day 3 | Mt. Golica - Dovje

We continue to walk along the flower trail, passing many friendly hilltops with amazing views of the Karawanks and the Julian Alps. The last peak to conquer that day is Mt. Dovška Baba, 1,891 m, and from there on we hike down to a small village of Dovje, where we spend the night in a nice cosy country house with spectacular views of the mountains.

Day 4 | Mojstrana via Ferrata, Peričnik Waterfalls

We take a short walk from Dovje to the pretty neighboring village of Mojstrana, where we tackle a short but scenic via ferrata across the steep face of a hill towering just above the village. Optional: for those who don't participate in the via ferrata, it is possible to walk up Grančišče. After the via ferrata, we visit the mountaineering museum of Mojstrana, and go for lunch. After lunch, we hike to the Peričnik Waterfalls and take a walk underneath the breathtaking fall which drops down as much as 52 meters. Afterwards, we return back to Dovje, where we also spend the night.

Day 5 | Mt. Trupejevo Poldne, Martuljek Waterfalls, Kranjska Gora

After breakfast, we drive to Srednja Vas above Gozd Martuljek, an enchanting small village with spectacular views of the Alps, from where we hike up to open peaks of Mt. Trupejevo Poldne to enjoy jaw-dropping views of the jagged peaks of the highest mountains of the Julian Alps. In the afternoon, we can hike up to see by far the most spectacular waterfalls of the Slovenian Alpine world, the Martuljek Waterfalls; the first one drops down a 110-meter wall in the upper section and the second one another 50 meters in the lower section. The last dinner just above an Alpine resort of Kranjska Gora by Lake Jasna enjoying delicious local dishes in the midst of the amazing mountains.

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

5-day tour; estimated 5-7 hours of hiking per day.

Client to guide ratio

6 : 1 / 4 : 1 | Small group experience; Max 12. Guide ratio for the trek is 6:1 and 4:1 for the Mojstrana via Ferrata.

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.

*Day 4 (Mojstrana via Ferrata) is marked as T3: For mountain enthusiasts with basic climbing experience. Surfaces: mountainous terrain with steep ascents/descents, uneven trails, sections of exposed and secured climbing.

What's included

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

What's not included

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

Recommended equipment

Basic hiking gear; for Day 4 (Mojstrana via Ferrata) also via ferrata set, climbing harness, climbing helmet.

Additional information

Please find more information on our tours in FAQ. If you wish to discuss any aspect of the tour or your suitability for it, please phone +386(0)31603225 or email info@exploringslovenia.com.

Availability And Enquiry

Dates Availability Price
June 2020
Sat, 27 Jun - Wed, 1 Jul Available 1150 € Make Enquiry
July 2020
Sat, 18 Jul - Wed, 22 Jul Available 1150 € Make Enquiry
August 2020
Sat, 15 Aug - Wed, 19 Aug Available 1150 € Make Enquiry
September 2020
Sat, 12 Sep - Wed, 16 Sep Available 1150 € Make Enquiry

Available extras

  • Single room 200 €
  • Pro equipment 50 €
  • Airport pick-up 100 €
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