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Juliana Walking Trail – Hiking from Tolmin to Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

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Juliana Walking Trail is a long distance hiking trail around the Julian Alps, Slovenia. It's 270 km long, but you will hike it in five sections (5 stages) from Tolmin to Kranjska Gora via the well-known Soča Valley and Vršič mountain pass (1611m). The trail connects alpine valleys and pastures, as well as other areas in the Julian Alps. Along the trail you will discover the rich cultural and historical heritage as well as culinary tradition, you will learn about the architectural features and discover the unknown and hidden corners of this diverse alpine landscape.

It is easy, put on your hiking shoes and explore the treasure trove of natural beauty in the Julian Alps. Experience the Julian Alps and you will fall in love with its exceptional nature.

 

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All about the Juliana Walking Trail – Hiking from Tolmin to Kranjska Gora, Slovenia.

5-day walking holidays in the Julian Alps, taking in the breathtaking scenery of the emerald Soca river and majestic mountain peaks. Juliana Walking Trail is 270 km long, but you will hike it in five sections (stages) between Tolmin and Kranjska Gora. 

Slovenians proudly say that they live on the »Sunny side of the Alps« and one can easily see that the saying is true. Julian Alps stretch in the north western corner of Slovenia, bordering Austria and Italy. They offer numerous easy, moderate or difficult trails for hiking and walking enthusiasts. The Juliana Walking Trail circles the Triglav National Park and is one of the best trails, which connects visitors with nature, history, tradition and different types of local culinary. From almost every part of the trail the are hikers are inspired by its wonderful views on the highest peaks of Slovenia.

Highlights:

  • Experience the breathtaking scenery of the Julian Alps.
  • Visit the picturesque towns of Tolmin, Kobarid, Bovec, Tarvisio and Kranjska Gora, ... by foot.

Facts:

  • Duration: 5 days/4 nights.
  • Activity: Self guided Walking.
  • Grade: Moderate.
  • Distance: 84,5 km
  • Ascent: 1.723 m
  • Descent: 1.114 m
  • Accommodation: hotels*** and local pensions***.
  • Date: From May 15th to November 15th.
  • Booking: Any day of the week.
  • Start of the tour: Tolmin or Kobarid.

 

Note: This walking tour is Stage 12 to Stage 16 of Juliana's 16 Walking stages. You can decide and walk all stages of Juliana's walking trail. In this case, this trail and the two trails below need to be connected into a full circle around the Julian Alps.

Juliana Walking Trail from Kranjska Gora To Bled >>

Juliana Walking Trail from Bled to Tolmin (Soca Valley) >>

 

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.
  • Full organisation of the tour.
  • Introductory briefing on day 1.
  • Booklet with detailed itinerary, all vouchers and route descriptions.
  • Maps with marked routes.
  • GPS marked route.
  • Emergency contact number and 24/7 support.
  • 5-day rental of walking equipment (walking poles, small backpack, basic rain jacket ...).
  • 2 nights in Hotel 3*/4*accommodation (Bovec and Kranjska Gora).
  • 3 nights in charming private apartments with breakfast included.
  • Storage of main traveling luggage.
  • Transfer from Cave del Predil to Tarvisio (Italy).
  • Transfer of main traveling luggage to Kranjska Gora.
  • Tourist tax and VAT.
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.
  • Food and drinks: lunch and dinner on all days.
  • Main travel luggage transfer between towns - you carry all your walking gear in a backpack from days 1-6.
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Pre-tour accommodation (Day 0, Tolmin): 45€.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Single supplement: 160€
  • Luggage transfer between accommodations on all days: 150€/person (two people in group) or 320 € for a bigger group.
  • Garmin GPS device rental: 40€.
  1. Day 1 Walking from Tolmin to Kobarid

    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 the Soča River, through the pleasant villages to the historical Kobarid.

    Stage 1:

    • Walking from Tolmin to Kobarid.
    • Distance: 16.1 km
    • Duration: 3-4 hours
    • Ascent: 126 m
    • Descent: 78 m
  2. Day 2 Walking from Kobarid to Bovec

    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.

    Stage 2:

    • Walking from Kobarid to Bovec.
    • Distance: 20.4 km
    • Duration: 6-7 hours
    • Ascent: 412 m
    • Descent: 198 m
  3. Day 3 Walking from Bovec to Log pod Mangartom

    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 Trail.

    Stage 3:

    • Walking from Kobarid to Bovec.
    • Distance: 11.3 km
    • Duration: 3-4 hours
    • Ascent: 340 m
    • Descent: 151 m
  4. Day 4 Walking from Log pod Mangartom to Cave del Predil and Tarvisio

    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 and enter Italy.

    Stage 4:

    • Walking from Log pod Mangartom to Cave Del Predil (Italy)
    • Transfer from Cave Del Predil to Tarvisio.
    • Distance: 17.7 km
    • Duration: 4-5 hours
    • Ascent: 664 m
    • Descent: 558 m
  5. Day 5 Walking from Tarvisio to Kranjska Gora

    The stage runs from the mining town of Cave del Predil over the landfills and on the road to Travisio. In front of the town he turns over the villages Rute on the roads in the direction of the border crossing Rateče and on to Kranjska Gora.

    Stage 5:

    • Walking from Tarvisio (Italy) to Kranjska Gora.
    • Distance: 17.7 km
    • Duration: 4-5 hours
    • Ascent: 664 m
    • Descent: 558 m
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Hiking boots are an essential part of equipment. Boots must be appropriate for rocky terrain, with a good grip and light as well as waterproof (especially in case there is still snow on the mountains). It is important that the shoes are comfortable and worn in (not brand new - in order to avoid blisters).

Most meals and drinks have regular prices, but water, soft drinks and beer are more expensive than in the valleys.

Here are some examples:

Coffee - 2 eur / 1,5l bottled water - 4,40 eur / Beer - 4 eur

Goulash - 8 eur / Veggie/meat stew - 6 eur / Sandwich - 4,50 eur

Please note that the huts don't accept credit card payments! Cash only.

 

Most huts unfortunately don't offer showers.

Here is a list of what is good to have for a climb in summer months:

  • Shoes – walking boots (preferably with ankle support).
  • Socks – warm, coolmax.
  • Jacket – warm, wind & waterproof.
  • Trousers – long.
  • Shirt or active underwear – good evaporation and warm.
  • Mid – layer – warm (fleece).
  • Warm hat, gloves – wool or fleece.
  • Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip salve.
  • Rucksack – light, easy to fold, strong material, adjustable straps.
  • Hiking poles.
  • Food and drinks: fruit, sandwiches, energy bars and a sufficient amount of water/drinks.

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 our trip (due to injury, illness or other unforeseen circumstances). We do not provide travel insurance for our clients. Please contact your local travel agent to purchase travel insurance. 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.

Never underestimate extreme and unpredictable mountain weather. Come prepared for any weather conditions. Keep in mind that you will spend your days high in the mountains. Even on hottest summer days, the weather in the mountains can change quickly. Thunderstorms are relatively common in July and August. They develop rather quickly, but usually build up in the late afternoons and evenings, so it is best to start hikes early in the morning.

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