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Julian Alps Family Trekking


6-day walking holiday in Slovenia with 4 days of trekking across the Julian Alps, from Bohinj Lake to the Soča river. There are not many things that are more suitable for the development of children and the happiness of a family, like exploring the mountains and their hiking trails, experiencing the beauties of nature. Mountains offer extraordinary views, soothe and regulate children’s energy, connecting families even more firmly into a happy unit.


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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Walking / Trekking, walking
  • Activity Level Fairly Easy
  • Group Size Small Group
All about the Julian Alps Family Trekking.

Mountains are a getaway from everyday worries, they are beautiful, the most sparkling children’s “playground”. Exploring the mountains, high mountain pastures, crystal clear lakes, streams, rustic mountain huts, meeting other hikers, … all this is a useful school for life.

The paths are not too demanding, they usually ascend and descend slightly, with a small daily altitude difference in ascent, which means the terrain is moderately varied.

Julian Alps, Slovenia

The Julian Alps are considered as one of the most beautiful and best for hiking and multi-days hut to hut trekking tours. Hospitable caretakers of mountain huts, which were mostly built in the 19th Century, open the doors every year between June and October to hikers and visitors. The paths in the Julian Alps are well trodden and marked. The majority of the Julian Alps belong to the Triglav National Park, which has a task of protecting the unspoiled nature of the area. Hiking across the Julian Alps is a “must do” – at least once in a life time.


  • Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
  • Activity: Self guided walking
  • Grade: Easy
  • Accommodation: 3* hotels and mountain huts
  • Date: From June 20th to September 30th
  • Booking: Start on any day of the week.
  • Start of the tour: Bled (Slovenia)
  • End of the tour: Bled (Slovenia)

At LIFE Adventures we specialise in designing epic tours. We are committed to seeking out the very best in everything for our guests that only the knowledge and experience of our local team can provide. This epic walking holiday was designed by our team in 2019. In the last years, more than 60 hikers, lovers of mountains, have waked with us these amazing trails, which enriched their lives with a new experience.


The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Travel to the start and from the end point of the tour (Bled).
  • Food and drinks: lunch on all days (approx. 10–15 €/meal) and dinner when staying in hotels, drinks with all meals.
  • Luggage transfer between mountain huts.
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Travel/health Insurance.
  • Purchase of single-use sheets at the huts (approx. 5 €/person/set).
  • The use of sleeping sheets is obligatory at the huts. You can either bring your own or buy single-use ones. Blankets are provided free of charge at the huts.


  • Needed:
    Sporty clothes, sneakers, walking shoes, medium-size hiking backpack for the 4-day trekking.
    Appropriate footwear is an essential part of equipment for any hiking tour. Every hiker should have good boots that offer ankle support. The route leads through forest and partially rocky terrain, which means the path is often uneven, therefore a secure step is important for your well-being and safety. Regular trail-running shoes or sneakers are not appropriate for mountain hiking.
  1. Day 1 Bled

    Welcome to Bled! After arrival to Bled and a detailed briefing, you will have free rest of the day to explore Bled on your own. Great opportunity to do a short warmup walk around Lake Bled (1,5–2 hours), or visit the famous Vintgar Gorge (3–4 hours).

    • Briefing.
    • Afternoon walk around Lake Bled or to Vintgar Gorge (1–2,5 hours).
    • Accommodation in Bled (breakfast included).



  2. Day 2 Trekking: Planina Blato – Triglav Lakes Valley Mountain Hut

    After breakfast, a private transfer will take you to the starting point of the hike (1-hour transfer). The path will take you passing by fairytale-like pastures with traditional wooden cottages, where you can stop for a rest and for a tasting of their famous cottage cheese.

    • Breakfast at accommodation.
    • Private transfer to Blato mountain pasture (1–1,5 hours).
    • Walking from Blato pasture to Triglav Lakes Valley mountain hut (3–4 hours).
    • Dedno Polje mountain pastures (Lunch on pastures after 1.5 hours of walking).
    • Dinner and Overnight.
    • Accommodation in Triglav Lakes mountain hut (breakfast and dinner included).

    Distance: 9 km / Altitude: +570 m / Duration: 3–4 hours

  3. Day 3 Trekking: Triglav Lakes Valley mountain hut – Bogatin mountain hut

    After breakfast at the hut, stop for a moment and enjoy the tranquility of the early morning by the Double Lake. It is a view unlike any other. You will continue the hike to Bogatin Hut, and on the way, hidden in a basin amid larch forest you will find the Black Lake, the last one in the valley of the Triglav lakes.

    • Breakfast in the mountain hut.
    • Walking from Triglav Lakes Valley mountain hut to Bogatin mountain hut (3.5–5 hours).
    • Optional lunch in the mountain hut.
    • Short afternoon walk (1–1,5 hours).
    • Dinner and overnight.
    • Accommodation in Bogatin mountain hut (breakfast and dinner included).

    Distance: 7.5 km / Altitude: +150 m / Duration: 3,5–5 hours

  4. Day 4 Trekking: Bogatin mountain hut to Krn Lakes mountain hut

    This day’s scenic route has only one ascent to Sedlo Bogatin where you will see the former Italian military barrack ruins, built in the 1930s. From the saddle the path descends all the way to Krn Lake mountain hut. In the afternoon take a walk to Lake Krn, the largest Alpine lake of the Slovenian mountains. Although swimming in the lake is not allowed, you can relax by the lake and enjoy stunning views.

    • Breakfast in the mountain hut.
    • Walking from Bogatin mountain hut to Krn Lakes mountain hut (3–5 hours).
    • Optional lunch in the mountain hut.
    • Short afternoon walk to Krn Lake (1 hour).
    • Dinner and overnight.
    • Accommodation in Krn Lake mountain hut (breakfast and dinner included).

    Distance: 9.2 km / Altitude: +250 m / Duration: 3–5 hours

  5. Day 5 Trekking: Krn lakes mountain hut to Lepena Valley and Trenta Valley to Bovec

    Last day of hiking will begin with a descent towards Lepena valley and continue through the valley to Soča village, via the breathtaking The Water Hurst of Šunik (Šunikov Vodni Gaj). In the afternoon take a walk by the Soča river and enjoy the views of the emerald water with its white rapids, untouched nature and spectacular views of the mountains.

    • Breakfast in the mountain hut.
    • Walking from Krn Lakes mountain hut to Bovec (3–5 hours).
    • Optional lunch on the way.
    • Optional visit of the Water Hurst of Šunik.
    • Dinner and overnight.
    • Accommodation in a hotel***, Bovec.

    Distance: 12.8 km / Altitude: +110 m / Duration: 3–4 hours

  6. Day 6 Bovec to Bled

    On the last day, you will have a free morning. You can use it to explore the Soča Valley or join us on one of our amazing adventure activities, such as rafting on Soča, canyoning or even Zip-Line. In the afternoon you will take a public bus transfer via Vršič mountain pass back to Bled and optionally further on to Ljubljana airport or Ljubljana city.

    • Breakfast at the accommodation.
    • Optional morning activities around Soča Valley and its emerald Soča river.
    • Optional lunch in Trenta Valley.
    • Afternoon bus transfer from Bovec to Bled via Vršič mountain pass (1.611 m).
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3* and 4* Accommodation

Accommodation is in a combination of 3* B&Bs (comfortable with en-suite) and mountain huts. Mountain huts are basic, generally with excellent mountain views, hearty cuisine and warm atmosphere. In the mountain huts you will generally sleep in private rooms. There are no showers in the mountain huts. Meals can be ordered in hut’s dining room. You can purchase picnic lunch supplies in towns before the tour or purchase lunch from accommodation providers the night before. It is always good to have snacks and energy bars with you, particularly when you are staying in the huts where supplies are limited.

Day 1: B&B*** in Bled / family, double or twin room with breakfast.

Day 2: Triglav Lakes mountain hut /private room / half-board.

Day 3: Bogatin mountain hut / private room / half-board.

Day 4: Krn Lake mountain hut / private room / half-board.

Day 5: Hotel*** in Bovec / double or twin room with breakfast.

  • Jacket – warm, wind & waterproof, soft-shell,
  • comfortable clothes,
  • sunglasses, sunscreen, lip balm, any other sun protection,
  • reusable water bottle,
  • first aid (a small basic kit with items such as bandages, antiseptic wipes, gauze, antibacterial ointment, sterile pads),
  • backpack to pack all your belongings,
  • hiking shoes –  choose wisely!

IMPORTANT: Appropriate footwear is an essential part of any hiking tour. There are a variety of models on the market designed to meet the needs of different types of hikers; the challenge is finding the one that works best for your purposes.

Choose softer and more flexible hiking shoes, appropriate for longer walks. Those shoes are typically made of breathable material, are comfortable and do not require breaking in.

Shoes like that are usually not waterproof, but Croatia during the summertime has very little rain and the odds are good that during your tour, there will be no rain.

  • The tour is considered to be easy. There is an average of 4-5 hours of walking each day with easy ascends and descends. It is good to have good physical condition and prior hiking experiences.
  • Make sure you take sufficient water/drinks on a trip every day.
  • Breakfast is included at every accommodation.
  • We advise that you to start your daily trips early  in the morning to allow yourself enough time to stop often and enjoy the scenery and escape the hot summer sun.
  • All customers are required to notify us before booking the tour of any medical conditions, as well as dietary restrictions. If you suffer from any medical conditions, we strongly suggest that you consult your physician before booking a tour to receive an expert medical advice. We are more than happy to discuss and recommend the most suitable adventure for you based on your conditions, but cannot ultimately be responsible for your health.

We suggest that you travel with a comprehensive travel insurance, including emergency evacuation coverage. We strongly recommend that you purchase travel insurance that includes cancellation protection so that you will be covered in the event that you are unable to attend the tour (due to injury, illness or other unforeseen circumstances). We do not provide travel insurance for our clients. As coverage and a price of the insurance changes depending on your travel destination, do make sure that you purchase a coverage for all countries you will be traveling in on your adventure.

The tour is considered to be easy level of difficulty, appropriate for kids aged .  A good physical condition is still essential.

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