Juliana Walking Trail – Hiking from Bled to Tolmin, Slovenia
Juliana Walking Trail is a long distance hiking trail around the Julian Alps, Slovenia. In total, the trail is 270 km long and has 15 stages, but you will hike 6 sections (stages) between the well-known Bled and Tolmin. It 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 wells as the local culinary tradition, learn about the architectural features and discover 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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Activity Level Fairly Easy
Group Size Small Group
6-day walking holidays in the Julian Alps, taking in the breathtaking scenery of Lake Bled, Bohinj Lake and majestic mountain peaks above the Pokljuka Plateau. The entire Juliana Walking trail is 270 km long and has 15 stages, but you will hike 6 sections (stages) between Lake Bled and Tolmin via amazing Bohinj Lake.
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 Julian Alps and Triglav National Park. It is one of the best trails, which connects people with nature, history, tradition and different kinds of culinary. From almost every part of the trail, hikers are inspired by the wonderful views on the highest peaks of Slovenia. Explore the world of the Julian Alps on your own.
- Experience breathtaking scenery of Julian Alps.
- Visit the picturesque towns of Bled, Bohinj, Tolmin, Most na Soči, ... by foot.
- Enjoy Lake Bled and Bohinj Lake.
- Explore beautiful Pokljuka plateau with amazing alpine pastures.
- Duration: 6 days/5 nights.
- Activity: Self guided Walking.
- Grade: Moderate.
- Distance: 105,8 km
- Ascent: 3.918 m
- Descent: 4.240 m
- Accommodation: Hotels*** and local pensions***.
- Date: From May 15th to November 15th.
- Booking: Any day of the week.
- Start of the tour: Arrival city is Bled.
Note: This walking tour is stage 5 to stage 11 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 Tolmin to Kranjska Gora >>
Juliana Walking Trail - Full Circle (15 stages) >>
- Full organisation of the tour.
- Introductory briefing on day 1 (Bled).
- Booklet with detailed itinerary, all vouchers and route description.
- Maps with marked routes.
- GPS marked route.
- Emergency contact number and 24/7 support.
- 6-day rental of walking equipment (walking poles, small backpack, basic rain jacket).
- 2 nights with breakfast in 3*/4*accommodation (Bohinj and Pokljuka).
- 3 nights with breakfast in charming private apartments.
- Storage of main traveling luggage.
- Transfer of main traveling luggage to Tolmin.
- Train ticket for train from Most na Soči to Bled.
- Private car transfer from Tolmin to Most na Soči.
- Tourist tax and VAT.
- 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 backpack from days 1-6.
- Items of personal nature.
- Pre-tour accommodation (Day 0, Bled): 60€/person.
- Travel Insurance.
- Single supplement: 160€
- Luggage transfer between accommodations on all days: 180€/person (two people in group) or 400 € for bigger group.
- Garmin GPS device rental: 40€.
Walking from Bled to POkljuka Plateau
The stage starts at Lake Bled and continues through Gorje, the Pokljuka Gorge and a few steep ascents over Kranjska planina Pasture and Planina Javornik Pasture in the heart of the Pokljuka Plateau, and ends in Goreljek
- Walking from Bled to Pokljuka Plateau.
- Distance: 21 km
- Duration: 6-7 hours
- Ascent: 866 m
- Descent: 95 m
Walking from Pokljuka Plateau to Lake Bohinj
The stage runs through the forests and pastures of Pokljuka, and descends to Gorjuše, Koprivnik and Jereka in the Upper Bohinj Valley. From there, the trail continues through Češnjica, Srednja vas and Studor to Stara Fužina and Bohinj Lake.
- Walking from Pokljuka Plateau to Bohinj Lake.
- Distance: 22 km
- Duration: 4-5 hours
- Ascent: 315 m
- Descent: 1038 m
Walking from Lake Bohinj to Bohinjska Bistrica
A short stage of the trail runs from Stara Fužina, Ribčev Laz near Lake Bohinj on unpaved roads and paths across the panoramic Dobrava meadows to Bohinjska Bistrica, which is the administrative centre of Bohinj.
- Walking from Bohinj Lake to Bohinjska Bistrica.
- Distance: 11km
- Duration: 2-3 hours
- Ascent: 105 m
- Descent: 152 m
Walking from Bohinjska Bistrica to Podbrdo
Walking trail stage from Bohinjska Bistrica to Podbrdo runs across the Vrh Bače pass.
- Walking from Bohinjska Bistrica to Podbrdo.
- Distance: 13.7 km
- Duration: 7-8.5 hours
- Ascent: 770 m
- Descent: 785 m
Walking from Podbrdo to Grahovo ob Boči
The stage takes us through the sunny and magical alpine villages high above Baška grapa, hidden to the majority of visitors travelling along the road and the railway in the lower part of the valley.
- Walking from Podbrdo to Grahovo ob Bači.
- Distance: 17.2 km
- Duration: 5-6 hours
- Ascent: 1110 m
- Descent: 1208 m
Walking from Grahovo ob Bači to Tolmin ob Boči to Tolmin
This stage takes us above and through the lower part of Baška grapa across the panoramic Senica to the Soča Valley, and ends in the picturesque Most na Soči. On the end there is a short and panoramic walk from Most na Soči to Tolmin along the green accumulation lake.
- Walking from Grahovo ob Bači to Tolmin.
- Distance: 20.2 km
- Duration: 6-7 hours
- Ascent: 856 m
- Descent: 969 m
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.