Slovenian mountains and activities

In the north side of the Mount Triglav kingdom is the Upper Sava Valley. The popular tourist destination Kranjska Gora attracts visitors with opportunities for recreation and sport in nature, like mountain hiking, mountaineering, bicycling, horseback riding, paragliding and fishing. The Julian Alps are bejewelled by two picturesque lakes. Bled with its legendary island in the middle of the lake, overlooking castle, hot springs, and beneficial climate has attracted numerous cosmopolitan visitors for centuries. The Bohinj region with its unspoiled high-mountain lake inspires visitors not only with the beauties of the nature and the Vogel, Kobla, and Soriška planina ski centers but also with its rich ethnological heritage and many interesting cultural and sacral sites. The nearby Pokljuka plateau is a paradise for hikers.

Triglav and its activities

To the south is the Soča Valley and the gorges of its tributaries. The spots beside the emerald river attract seekers of tranquility as well as those seeking adrenalin challenges. Here, numerous water sports are available, from kayaking and canoeing to rafting and canyoning. Visitors can also experience the valley with parachutes, hang-gliders, and mountain bikes. The Posočje regio reveals at every step its exceptional natural. In the upper part of the valley is the picturesque village of Trenta, which hosts the Triglav National Park Information Office. The Alpine range has various mountain passes:
The Predil Pass links Villach via Tarvisio and Bovec to Gorizia
The Hrušica Plateau at the Postojna Gate links Ljubljana to Gorizia
The Vršič Pass links the Sava and Soča valleys
The Pontebba Pass links Villach via Tarvisio and Pontebba to Udine

Mountains in the Julian Alps

The Julian Alps cover an estimated 4400 square km and are located between Sava valley and Kanalska Dolina. There are many peaks in the Eastern Julian Alps over 2000m high, and they are mainly parts of ridges. There are high plains on the eastern border like Pokljuka, Mežakla and Jelovica. The Western Julian Alps cover a much smaller area, and are located mainly in Italy. Only the Kanin group lies in part in Slovenia. The main peaks are:
Razor 2601m
Triglav 2864m
Kanin 2582m
Škrlatica 2740m
Prestreljenik 2500m
Krn 2244m
Tosc 2275m
Jalovec 2645m
Prisojnik 2546m
Kanjavec 2568m
Mangart 2679m
Špik 2472m

Hiking and Trekking in the Julian Alps

The Julian Alps, or Julijske Alpe in Slovenian, is a mountain range of the Southern Limestone Alps that rises up to 2864m at Mount Triglav, the highest peak in Slovenia. A large part of the Julian Alps is included in Triglav National Park, and is ideal for hiking, trekking and mountain climbing. There are numerous alpine cabins and biwaks:

Triglavski dom na Kredarici


Poštarski dom na Vršiču


Orožnova koča na Planini za Liscem


Koča v Krnici


Dom Planika pod Triglavom


Blejska koča na Lipanci


Kovinarska koča v Krmi


Dom Zorka Jelinčiča na Črni prsti


Koča pod Bogatinom


Erjavčeva koča na Vršiču


Vodnikov dom na Velem polju


Bivak na Rušju


Gomiščkovo zavetišče na Krnu


Koča na planini Kuhinja


Bivak pod Luknjo


Planinska koča Merjasec na Voglu


Koča pri Savici

653m Trekking in the Julian Alps
Welcome to Slovenia Trekking! This site is dedicated to those of you that are exploring routes and resources to enjoy the beautiful Slovenian Julian Alps. Click on any waypoint or route on the map above for details about Alpine huts, bivouacs, towns and the trails between them. Have fun, and enjoy the Slovenian nature!