Hiking & tasting tour

Explore the heart of the Julian Alps on a 8-day hiking adventure, feel the nature and taste traditional Slovenian food & wine

Immerse yourself in this hut to hut culinary episode: discover shepherds’ life, lakes, swimming, historical towns, and dinner in a world class restaurant

Take your feet and tastebuds on a delicious journey around our pristine mountains, charming lakes and magnificent river valleys. Enjoy the world-famous picturesque lake Bled and amazing glacial lake Bohinj. Take in the breathtaking scenery of high mountain lakes and rugged limestone peaks on a 3-day hut-to-hut hike and discover the traditional ways of the shepherds. Be amazed by the stunning So?a river valley, one of the most beautiful river valleys in the world, and visit the historic town of Kobarid – a blend of nature, history and delicious food. Leave the mountain trails of Triglav National Park and stroll around the vineyards of Goriška Brda wine region, taste traditional local food and world class wine. After delicious culinary delights in the countryside, end the trip in the vibrant capital city of Ljubljana.


DAY 1 – Arrival in Ljubljana

Arrive to Ljubljana, check into your room, walk along the river banks and admire bridges, explore the historical city centre and medieval old town, stunning architecture, the colorful marketplace. It’s best you do that with our mid-morning food tour! Later, visit Ljubljana Castle and treat yourself to beautiful views of the city from the castle’s ramparts or outlook tower. Afterwards join our welcome dinner with traditional Slovenian food.

  • Meals included: Dinner
  • Accommodation in Ljubljana

DAY 2 – Lake Bled, Vintgar gorge, Bohinj lake

After breakfast a short transfer will take us to the world-famous lake Bled; a picture-perfect lake with island church and a fairytale medieval castle built on a precipice overlooking the lake. A good start will be a hike through the spectacular Bled Vintgar Gorge – a narrow canyon. After lunch, we will take a short walk on a hill that has the most beautiful view in the world. Be sure to try the local specialty, Bled custard-cream cake. Next, we continue to glacial Lake Bohinj, peaceful alpine valley, located in the heart of the Triglav National Park.

  • Hours of walking: approx. 1,5 hours
  • Hiking: 4 km (approx. 2,5 miles)
  • Meals included: breakfast, dinner
  • Accommodation on Pokljuka plateau or in Bohinj area

DAY 3 – Hiking in the Julian Alps

After breakfast, we will start our 3-day HUT to HUT hiking adventure in the heart of Triglav National Park. We will pass shepherds’ cottages and walk through the green meadows of the charming Alpine pastures. We will continue walking on mountain ridges that offer one of the most spectacular and breathtaking views in Slovenian Alps. We will spend the night in a picturesque mountain hut with a view on the surrounding peaks and watch the sunset!

  • Hours of walking: approx. 5 hours
  • Hiking: 8 km (approx. 5 miles)
  • Meals included: breakfast, dinner
  • Accommodation in a mountain hut

DAY 4 – Hiking in the valley of the 7 Triglav lakes

We will begin a truly unique day by descending into the Valley of the Seven Triglav Lakes and enjoying a rising and falling traverse through rocky terrain. The majestic mountain trail will take us through stunning scenery of mountain lakes and other spectacular views. We will follow the scenic trail towards the valley and enter into mountain lovers’ paradise – one of the most beautiful high-altitude alpine valleys in Europe. The magnificent vistas and awe-inspiring mountains will make you see why Triglav National Park is also called the Kingdom of the Golden horn and is a source of pride to all Slovenians. You will spend the night in a comfortable mountain hut, just next to one of the beautiful lakes.

  • Hours of walking: approx. 6 hours
  • Hiking: 7,5 km (approx. 4,5 miles)
  • Meals included: breakfast, dinner
  • Accommodation in Mountain hut

DAY 5 Hiking in the Julian Alps, swimming in lake Bohinj

We will slowly leave the highest peaks behind and enter the land of the Alpine pastures. On the walk back, you will enjoy magnificent views over the Bohinj area. We will pass by some typical shepherd huts where they carry on a traditional way of life, and taste traditional Slovenian delights in one of the huts. We will continue walking to the incredible Lake Bohinj where we will take time for a swim in the crystal-clear lake. This spectacular hiking adventure will end with a tasty Slovenian dinner.

  • Hours of walking: approx. 5 hours
  • Hiking: 6,6 km (approx. 4 miles)
  • Meals included: breakfast, dinner
  • Accommodation in Kranjska Gora

DAY 6 –Hiking Vrši? pass & exploring So?a river valley

After an early breakfast we will continue our journey on scenic mountain road to historical Vrši? pass (1625m). From the plateau we will hike to Sleme where you will feel all the beauty and astonishing views of our beloved mountains. After lunch in one of the mountain huts we will continue our drive down into one of the most beautiful and one of the few unspoilt river valleys in the world So?a River Valley where you will explore the historic town of Kobarid – a blend of history, nature and delicious food.

In the evening it will be time for a gastronomic experience: dinner prepared by one of the most innovative world chefs Ana Roš, Star of Netflix’s Chef’s Table– Season 2 and World’s Best Female Chef 2017 by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants organisation, in her family run restaurant Hiša Franko which is among 50 World’s Best Restaurants for 2017. 

  • Hours of walking: approx. 3 hours
  • Hiking: 6 km (approx. 4 miles)
  • Meals included: breakfast, dinner
  • Accommodation in Kobarid

DAY 7 – Kozjak waterfalls & vineyards of Goriška Brda

We will start the day with a pleasant stroll near the So?a river; the path will take us to the lovely hidden Kozjak waterfalls with their beautiful pool. Before lunch you will also have time to visit the World War 1 Museum.

After lunch we will continue along a picturesque route to the Slovenia’s wine growing region of Goriška Brda to enjoy our Mediterranean landscape and magnificent views. It is a land of gently rolling hills, covered with orchards and vineyards and dotted with small villages.

Farewell dinner will be served in the family run tourist farm with amazing views of the region. Each dish will be enhanced by a selection of our host’s wine. Together we will raise a toast to a great adventure in Slovenia.

  • Hours of walking: 1 hour
  • Hiking/walking: 3,5 km (approx. 2 miles)
  • Meals included: breakfast, dinner
  • Accommodation in Goriška Brda

DAY 8 Goodbye Slovenia

After breakfast, you will be transferred to Ljubljana for your next adventure. If you haven’t already done so at the beginning, come join our food tours and make your gastronomic holiday even tastier.

  • Meals included: Breakfast

Notes on Itinerary

Although we do our very best to adhere to the schedule listed above, this itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control.

Trip dates and information

Tours in 2019:

  • 20 – 27 July   
  • 10 – 17 August
  • 17 – 24 August 
  • 31 August – 7 September
  • 14 – 21 September

Price: 2.253 EUR per person based on double occupancy

Single bed supplement: 240 EUR

Activities: Hiking, Walking

Activity level: 3/5

Group Size: 4-16

Accommodations: Hotels/Tourist farm – 5 nights; Mountain hut – 2 nights

Guided Group: This is a small-group guided holiday. The group is usually 4 to 16 people big, with an average of 12 like-minded clients booking individually, as a couple or as friends together.

Price includes:

  • An English speaking, professional local mountain guide throughout the trip
  • Ground transportation throughout Slovenia as per the itinerary
  • All accommodations in 3 -, 4-star hotels/tourist farm (two people sharing a twin/double room), with private facilities (except the mountain huts – rooms for 4, 6 or 10 people which is dormitory style with shared facilities)
  • Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
  • Wine tasting in Goriška Brda
  • Entrance fee for WW1 Museum
  • Day 8 transfer to Ljubljana train station or a downtown hotel
  • Tourist tax

Not included:

  • International airfare and airport taxes
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance (highly recommended)
  • Optional gratuities to your guides
  • Personal expenses

Additional information about the tour: Single Accommodations

If you request single accommodations, you will be asked to pay the full single supplement fee. There are a limited number of single rooms available to request. If you wish to share accommodations, we will assign you a roommate if one is available. Please be advised that there are a limited number of single rooms available, and single rooms are not available at the mountain hut.