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

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Juliana Walking Trail is a long distance hiking trail around the Julian Alps, Slovenia. It's a 270 km long walking trail, but you will hike it in four sections (stages) from Kranjska Gora to the well-known Bled (original 4 stages). It connects alpine valleys, pastures and other places in the Julian Alps. Along the trail you will discover the rich cultural and historical heritage and local culinary tradition, 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 get to love this exceptional nature area.

 

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

4-day walking holidays in the Julian Alps, taking in the breathtaking scenery of the Sava Dolinka river valley and majestic mountain peaks. Juliana Walking Trail is 270 km long, but you will hike it in four sections between Kranjska Gora and famous Bled. 

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. Juliana Walking Trail circles the Julian Alps and Triglav National Park. It is one of the best trails, which connects people with nature, history, tradition and different kinds of local culinary. From almost every part of the trail the hikers are inspired by the wonderful views on the highest peaks of Slovenia.

Highlights:

  • Experience the breathtaking scenery of the Julian Alps.
  • Visit the picturesque towns of Kranjska Gora, Bled, Mojstrana, Radovljica, ... by foot.
  • Enjoy Lake Bled.

Facts:

  • Duration: 4 days/3 nights.
  • Activity: Self guided Walking.
  • Grade: Easy / Gentle.
  • Distance: 70,6 km
  • Ascent: 1.524 m
  • Descent: 1.851 m
  • Accommodation: hotels*** and local pensions***.
  • Date: From May 15th to November 15th.
  • Booking: Any day of the week.
  • Start of the tour: Kranjska Gora or Bled.

 

Note: This walking tour is Stage 1 to Stage 4 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 Bled to Tolmin (Soca Valley)  >>

Juliana Walking Trail from Tolmin to Kranjska Gora  >>

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 description.
  • Maps with marked routes.
  • GPS marked route.
  • Emergency contact number and 24/7 support.
  • 4-day rental of walking equipment (walking poles, small backpack, basic rain jacket).
  • 1 night with breakfast in a 3*/4* accommodation (Bled).
  • 3 nights with breakfast in charming private apartments in Mojstrana, Jesenice and Begunje.
  • Storage of main traveling luggage.
  • Transfer from Bled to Kranjska Gora (day1) - if needed.
  • 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 gear in your backpack from days 1-4.
  • Items of personal nature.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kranjska Gora: 60€/person (extra day)
  • Single supplement: 80€
  • Luggage transfer between accommodations on all days: 80€/person (two people in group) or 200 € for bigger group.
  • Garmin GPS device rental: 40€.
  1. Day 1 Walking from Kranjska Gora to Mojstrana

    The stage leads you along the Sava Dolinka Valley and partially on the edges of the Karavanke mountain range, and connects the winter and summer tourist centre of Kranjska Gora with Mojstrana, which is located at the entry to the valley of Vrata.

    Stage 1:

    • Walking from Kranjska Gora to Mojstrana.
    • Distance: 18.2 km
    • Duration: 5-6 hours
    • Ascent: 275 m
    • Descent: 448 m

    Optional: Afternoon walk or cycle to Peričnik Waterfall in Vrata Valley.

  2. Day 2 Walking from Mojstrana to Jesenice

    The stage runs from Mojstrana through Dovje and the foothills of the Karavanke to the ironworks city of Jesenice. In the last section, the trail runs along an ancient mining trail.

    Stage 2:

    • Walking from Mojstrana to Jesenice
    • Distance: 20.6 km
    • Duration: 4-5 hours
    • Ascent: 690 m
    • Descent: 785 m
  3. Day 3 Walking from Jesenice to Begunje

    The stage starts in the ironworks city of Jesenice, over Dobraško polje and over the Sava Dolinka River to the villages beneath Stol, where the attractions are mostly based on culture and beekeeping products. The stage ends in Begunje.

    Stage 3:

    • Walking from Jesenice to Begunje na Gorenjskem
    • Distance: 16.7 km
    • Duration: 4-5 hours
    • Ascent: 464 m
    • Descent: 460 m
  4. Day 4 Walking from Begunje to Bled

    A flat stage that connects Begunje, a village below the Karavanke mountains, Radovljica, the cultural capital of the Julian Alps, and Bled as one of the most recognised places at the eastern entry area to the Julian Alps. The stage runs from Begunje to Radovljica and to the shore of Lake Bled.

    Stage 4:

    • Walking from Begunje na Gorenjskem to Bled (Lake Bled)
    • Distance: 15.1 km
    • Duration: 3-4 hours
    • Ascent: 95 m
    • Descent: 160 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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