Majestic Karavanke Mountains Walk – Sloveniafrom
4 days of great hut-to-hut walking in the Karavanke Mountains, staying in charming mountain huts. An easy-moderate walking tour. Discover the wonderful upper Karavanke walking trail through hidden corners of the Slovenian Alps. An amazing walking holiday in secret part of Slovenia!
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Small Group
4 days hut-to-hut walking in Karavanke Mountains, staying in charming mountain huts, with easy to moderate walking trails. Discover the wonderful upper walking trail through a hidden corner of the Slovenian Alps.
Slovenians proudly say that they live on the »Sunny side of the Alps« and one can easily see that the saying is true. Karavanke Mountains stretch in the north east of Slovenia, bordering Austria, and they offer numerous easy and moderate trails for walking enthusiasts.
- Experience breathtaking scenery of high mountain peaks.
- Magical Mt. Stol (2236 m) above Lake Bled.
- Visit the picturesque villages Dovje and Mojstrana.
- Walk across Karavanke Mountains along "Baron tunnels" - One of the most attractive trails in Slovenian mountains.
- Optional visit the Mountain museum in Mojstrana.
- Enjoy magical Lake Bled.
- Duration: 4 days / 3 nights.
- Activity: Self guided walking.
- Grade: Moderate.
- Accommodation: Mountain Huts.
- Date: From June 15th to September 30th.
- Booking: Any day of the week.
- Start of the tour: Lesce.
- Full organisation of the trip.
- Introductory briefing in the morning of day 1 (Bled).
- Booklet with detailed itinerary, route instructions and vouchers.
- Maps with marked routes (1:25.000)
- GPS track for all stages/days.
- Navigation pack: APP for phone or tablet.
- Emergency contact number and 24/7 support.
- 3 nights in mountain hut accommodation - breakfast and dinner included - half-board.
- Private transfers from Lesce to the start of the hiking.
- Bus transfer from Dovje-Mojstrana to Lesce.
- Tourist tax and VAT.
- Travel to the start and from the end point of the trip.
- Food and drinks: lunch on all days.
- Main luggage transfer between huts - you carry all your gear in backpack from days 1-4.
- Items of personal nature.
- Travel Insurance.
- Single supplement: 90€
- Storage of main luggage for the duration of the tour: 20 €/group
Bled - Roblekov mountain hut
Morning briefing at Bled and transfer from Bled to the start of the walk (Ljubelj). An unforgettable walk through Baron tunnels all the way to Roblek Mountain Hut.
Hike: 3,5-5 hours / easy to moderate walking.
Accommodation: Roblek Mountain Hut
Roblek Mountain hut - Prešernova hut
Walking from Roblek mountain hut to Prešernova hut on gentle high mountain trail.
Hike: 5-6 hours / easy to moderate walking.
Accommodation: Prešernova Mountain Hut
Prešernova hut - Golica mountain hut
Walking from Prešernova mountain hut to Golica hut.
Hike: 5-7 hours / easy to moderate walking.
Accommodation: Golica Mountain Hut
Golica mountain hut - Dovje - Bled
Walking from Golica Mountain hut to Dovje and Mojstrana on the high walking trail. Afternoon transfer from Mojstrana to Bled where your adventure concludes.
Walk: 5-6 hours / easy to moderate walking.
Accommodation - mountain huts (3 nights).
Day 1: Roblekov dom Mountain Hut / Dormitory room with breakfast and dinner.
Day 2: Prešernova Mountain Hut / Dormitory room with breakfast and dinner.
Day 3: Golica Mountain Hut / Dormitory room with breakfast and dinner.
Appropriate footwear is 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.
You will often hike on rocky or uneven terrain that calls for a stiff boot with a higher cuff for ankle protection, for both preventing sprained ankles and blocking stony blows to the side of your foot.
Choose hiking boots that have good ankle support and are well protective on a rocky terrain. Hiking boots are typically heavier and have stiffer soles and sides as well as a reinforced, protected toe area.
Those kinds of boots take time to break in. You should not go on multi-day trekking with brand new boots!! Before you hit the trail, make sure to break them in properly, to avoid serious blisters and other unnecessary pain.
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 hike:
- 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.
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.
- All travelers are required to notify us before booking the tour of any medical conditions they might be suffering from, 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 carry a responsibility for your health.
- Do not bring too much water – 1 ,5 litre/person is enough.
- There is no need to bring food, as all food can be purchased in mountain huts you will pass by. We do however suggest you bring some small snacks. Our favourites: energy bars, granola bars, apple, banana, raisins.
- And last but not least: everyone, who climbs Slovenian peaks, hikes Alpine meadows, or takes a dip in crystal clear rivers, must understand and remember that Slovenians hold nature very close to their hearts and are as a nation devoted to protecting its beauty and health. Please, respect mountains and valleys, don’t litter, do not be wasteful, or loud, do not pick flowers along a hiking path, keep away from wild animals. And enjoy the surrounding pristine nature!
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.
This was our first trip to Slovenia and we booked the Mt Triglav 3-day self guided climb, a 3-day Underground trekking tour and Karavanke range trekking through Life Adventures. I thoroughly recommend all trips. Mt Triglav requires reasonable fitness and a good head for heights, but the views from the top are spectacular. The caves are less challenging physically but the formations inside are some of the best in Europe and not to be missed on a trip to Slovenia. Although three days of caves may sound like a lot, they are all different and the tour combines the caves with great food and wine. I should mention that Tina helpfully booked 4 nights accommodation for us in huts on a self-guided tour in the Karavanke range and even re-booked half those after bad weather held us up in one hut for an extra night. Not many agencies I know would provide that kind of free service. Overall I would recommend both Slovenia and Life Adventures without reservation.
Truly amazing hike - easy walking across the beautiful Karawanke mountains. Needless to say, the views are breathtaking. Starting with mysterious Barron tunnels, continuing to majestic Mt. Stol and finishing on the ridge of Mt. Golica. I will never forget these views. The mountain huts are small and cozy, with very friendly and helpful care takes. And they serve such a good food! The route instructions was exact and easy to understand. We got a map with route already marked on it. We felt very safe throughout our hike. The whole time is easy walking, appropriate for a regular hiker. The route is well marked the whole time and the best thing of all - these mountains are not very crowded.