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Hiking best of Slovenia - guided
DAY 1 Arrival to Ljubljana
Arrive to Ljubljana and explore around the old part of the city. The quaint, narrow streets along the bank of the Ljubljanica River with its medieval bridges are reminiscent of Prague - without the crowds. The stories of the old - revealed under the 16th century fortification of Ljubljana Castle. Welcome dinner.
Accommodation in Ljubljana.
DAY 2 Ljubljana - Velika Planina - Bohinj
The adventure starts in the land of shepherds - Velika planina in Kamnisko-Savinjske Alps. A 4 hour picturesque hike gets us to the Great Highlands where some 50 wooden huts add up to the fantastic scenery. The special shape of the buildings with its conical roofs is unique in the area and some of them date far back in the history. Visit the friendly shepherds for a chance to try some curd and sour-milk. In the late afternoon, drive to glacier Lake Bohinj in alpine part of Slovenia, a perfect base for hikes in Triglav National Park.
Hours of walking: 3 - 4 hs, Altitude gain: 259 mts / 850 ft
Accommodation in Bohinj.
DAY 3 Pokljuka plateau hike
In the early morning head for the Pokljuka plateau located at the foothills of the Julian Alps. Dense forest of Pokljuka is covered with blueberry bushes in the summer and in nice brown porcinis in the autumn. Tarry in a charming mountain hut where hospitable Mr. Joze serves his extraordinary blueberry brandy and delicious herbal tea all year round. In the afternoon, return to Bohinj Lake area.
Hours of walking: 4 hs, Altitude gain: 338 mts / 1110 ft
Accommodation in Bohinj.
DAY 4 Bohinj lake
Mysterious mist appears on glacial lake in the morning, hiding peaks that raise high above the water. Hike around the lake and explore its secluded beaches. From the lake, enter the gorge of Mostnica River, a natural wonder considered to be the most spectacular stream in the country. The trail leads you close enough to the river to easily spot trout swimming in the crystal-clear currents. Accommodation in Bohinj.
Hours of walking: 3 hs, Altitude gain: 50 mts / 160 ftAccommodation in Bohinj.
DAY 5 Bled and Blejski Vintgar gorge
Spend the whole day exploring Lake Bled and its surroundings. The bell tower of a medieval church rises proudly from a tiny islet in the midst of the lake guarded by the castle on the cliffs. Due to its picture postcard perfection, Bled is inevitably a place for an inquisitive eye. Hike through astonishing Blejski vintgar canyon. Finish a day in Bohinj.
Hours of walking: 4 hs, Altitude gain: 98 mts / 330 ft
Accommodation in Bohinj.
DAY 6 Bohinj - Vrsic pass - Soca Trail - Kobarid
In the early morning we take a ride around Julian Alps en route to the valley of Soca river Soca, crossing the Vrsic pass (1625m). The pass used to be the border-line between Italy and Austro-Hungarian empire. The 96km long valley of the untamed Soca River is one of the few unspoilt rivers in the entire European Alps, and is particularly attractive because of its special emerald colour. Right below the pass discover the spring of Soca River and drink its pure mountain water. Start the hike from the spring along the river further down to the fairytale Trenta valley. A scenic drive along the winding road brings you to Kobarid, where you spend a night in an exclusive country inn with gourmet extravaganzas.
Hours of walking: 3-4 hs, Altitude gain: 260 mts / 855 ft
Accommodation in Kobarid.
DAY 7 Kobarid - Goriska brda - Piran
Wake up with a brief walk to the hidden waterfall of Kozjek. Head down south, on a picturesque route across Goriska Brda. This hilly area that borders Italy is justifiably famous for growing the finest fruit and wine in the country. Visit local wine producers and enjoy some of best Slovenian wine, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Rebula. Continue to the medieval coastal town of Piran. Its tangle of streets in old town are still present from the age of the pirates.
Hours of walking: 3 - 4 hs, Altitude gain: 286 mts / 940 ft
Accommodation in Piran.
DAY 8 Piran - UNESCO Skocjan Caves - Ljubljana
In the morning head to the underground world of Skocjan caves (UNESCO World Heritage Site) which is just in the hearts of world known Karst region. Slovenian Karst is the mother of all Karst and gave name to the landscape as far away as Guilin in southern China, Halong Bay in Vietnam and Vinales in Cuba. In a two hours walk through 5km of underground passages carved out by the Reka River, meet underground life at its best. Return to vibrant capital town of Ljubljana.
Hours of walking: 2 hs, Altitude gain: 100 mts / 330ft
2013 LAND COSTS
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Rate based on 12 passengers: 1050 EUR.
guiding: expert leadership; TrekTrek guide
accommodation: 7 x bed & breakfast accommodations
food: 7 breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches (Day 2,3,4,5,6), 1 light lunch (Day 7), 1 welcome dinner (Day 1)
transportation: airport transfer Ljubljana on day 1 (one arrival per group
all ground transportation
entrance fees, activities: Velika planina cable car, Mostnica gorge, Blejski Vintgar gorge, wine tasting in Goriska Brda, Unesco Skocjan Cave
other: VAT all
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
food: Dinner meals (except welcome dinner on Day 1) and drinks, refreshments at morning and afternoon stops
other: medical expenses, personal expenses and optional activities, insurance of any kind, transfer to and from Slovenia
transportation: transport to Ljubljana airport on Day 8
How did TrekTrek become what it is?
The story had begun when a few seasoned travelers embarked on an expedition in Nepal. After months of hardships in the rough country they knew their friendship will endure and thus together envisioned their future. With wealth of worldwide experience in adventure travel they set out organizing tours to the world's remotest places (Tibet, Sahara, Patagonia...) With the unique charisma they lured top adventure experts and Balkan researchers to their aid. Through time and with the experience from abroad the team engaged half of the company in local responsible adventure tourism at home in Slovenia and in the rest of the Balkans. After 10 years in business they strive for excellence worldwide and are one of the finest adventure travel companies in the region.
How can I reach you?
You can reach us via e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 00 386 1 425 13 92, mobile 00 386 41 521 655 or in our office TrekTrek, Bicevje 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.
What kind of activities can TrekTrek organize?
TrekTrek's main focus is on hiking and biking holidays. With experience as ex-members and avid supporters of several scout organizations we also possess the skills to specialize in multisports and family adventures TrekTrek also covers activities such as white-water rafting, canoeing and canyonning in Slovenia and worldwide.
Is Slovenia a safe destination to travel?
Slovenia is independent since 1991, member of EU and NATO since 2004 and one of the safest countries in Europe.Is Slovenia a member of EU, currency? Do I need visa?Yes, Slovenia is a member of EU and uses Euros as a single legal currency since 2007. Visa terms are the same as in all the members of EU meaning that visa for all members of EU countries, USA, Canada, Australia and NZ are not necessary.
How do I know what level of activity is suitable for me?
In order to have the best experience for the trip you need to have the adequate physical fitness. On our hiking trips you need only to carry a day pack (except on hut-to-hut one). On our biking tours a support van and luggage transfer as standard. Our trips are divided in three categories: easy, moderate and challenging. For easy trip there is no need for extra preparation. Moderate trips call for your regular activities. And challenging trips require good fitness and adequate skills to cope with the adventure. For a detailed description click here and do not hesitate to call us for additional information.
I love nature and outdoors, but I have my own private preferences! Can you arrange something for me?
Customized trip is a perfect way to adjust the trip according to your needs and time. Changing the storyline, focusing on food and wine or just making the walks shorter. Be it a corporate holiday or specialized research hand-tailored to your specific wishes, we can make it happen.
How big are the groups?
Group size depends on the tour. Still wanting to keep the experience as personal as we can, we usually travel with small groups of 10-12 people. Thus being capable to immerge ourselves in local environment or get an invitation by an old sheepherder. We always keep our groups below 16 people.
Who travels with TrekTrek?
Different people with common interests signing in from all over the globe. Our clients share same passion for responsible active travel and nature. All ages and different occupations with a similar lifestyle, they strive for a common goal - embark on a great adventure experience, taste some delicious wines and food and expand their horizons. Mostly singles, but also couples or friends, coupled with a fantastic guide, keep the group dynamics on the level.
What can I expect from family trip?
In our family trips we have implemented our adventure experience, attuned and remodeled to be suitable for kids. Our activities are wrapped in a solid storyline to keep the kids interested and give them a possibility to learn while playing and discovering. On the other hand these family adjusted adventures still keep to the same standards as all of our trips, guaranteeing that parents will have a great energetic trip as well.
What does "senior friendly" mean?
Our trips marked "senior friendly" are considered to be less strenuous and more comfortable for elderly travelers. This does not mean that the programs are not active in their core and that younger people do not go on this kind of trips. It should be considered as a guideline that makes the adventures suitable for people who do not engage in everyday physical activities and are looking for shorter walking or cycling hours.
Can I bring my kids to a normal departure?
It all depends on the age and your kids abilities. For older kids (12-18) there should be no problem taking them on our regular trip. If you need help please consult our team or chose from our family programs. Remember that on our family trips kids might have an excellent opportunity to meet their counterparts and that regular trips require them to be more independent.
What kind of accommodation is provided on my tour?
We keep our accommodation up to standard with quality hotels on prime locations in towns and villages. Only the boutique hideaways with the right ambient and a certain "je n'sais quois" conform to our strict standards. On the other hand certain mountain trips do include getaways deep in the nature high up in the Alps. To get far away and stay close to nature we sleep in huts which are basic, but clean. In some secluded and still untouched parts in the lowlands, where tradition is still alive and tourist infrastructure is on a family-owned base, we sleep in simple family run inns or rustic lodges - a perfect choice to meet warm and friendly people. At all times we select the accommodation on the basis of right ambient, location and quality of service.
What kind of meals can I expect?
We believe that excellent food is one of the most significant things on the trip (especially because the owner's personal quest for the ideal blend of flavors). Not only does it concern your health and well-being it also opens a new gate to a different culture. Slovenian cuisine has strong Italian ties mixed with Mediterranean winds. Our food is always fresh and organic fusion food enriched with local farmer's dishes or completely made by old recipes of our grandmothers. We emphasize fabulous gourmet picnic lunches with various salads and fruits seasoned with freshly picked herbs. And we never forget the joys of excellent wine and smells of musky wine cellars. Bon appetite! Dober tek!
Who will be leading me on tour?
Our guides keep to the standard of the founders of TrekTrek. They are all zealous world travelers, outdoor enthusiasts who share similar values and vision that of the company. They enjoy world in its unspoiled shape and are conscious about sustainable travel. But above all they are educated experts from different spheres of life that take care about your safety and undergo every year's tests in first aid and safety conduct. On one side they have the vast experience from leading expedition trips in Himalayas and Sahara and on the other because they live in the region can give you the real insight on the culture and its people.
Do I need to carry any of my gear and luggage?
On our hiking trips a small day pack with personal gear is enough. Only on our hut-2-hut more strenuous trip additional equipment and clothes need to be carried. On our bike trips van support and luggage transfer is provided. Panniers are always installed on bicycles for a few personal things. Basically we take care of your bulky luggage from day one to the end.
What bikes do you use for your rentals?
Top quality hybrid Marine brand bikes equipped with Shimano XT transmission with triple chain rings. Every time double checked for safety and thoroughly serviced.
Can I do a trip extension?
We encourage you to do so. Because we are not limited to one region we provide and encourage trip extensions when possible. We also do trips in Croatia and Montenegro and can thus further your adventure experience in other regions in Adriatic. If you would like to extend your trip with sailing in Croatia, hiking in Montenegro or sightseeing in Venice, let us know and we shall make the necessary arrangements.
What kind of equipment and gear do I need?
It all depends on the trip. Your regular outdoor equipment should suffice on most of our trips. If this will be your first encounter with hiking or cycling please let us know. We can give you relevant information on your basic equipment (shoes, rain jacket, hat, etc.). Everything you may require on the adventure will also be discussed in advance in the detailed itinerary description.
How do I sign up for a TrekTrek trip?
Please contact us via e-mail or phone and you shall be given further instructions.
Is there a deposit required?
When you book our trip we will ask you for a 25% deposit.
How far in advance do I need to book?
In high season (from June to September) accommodation is easily overbooked. We recommend booking at least four months in advance.
What are the consequences if I cancel my trip?
If you cancel 90 days prior to departure, there is a cancellation fee of 50 EUR. Between 90-61 days prior to departure the fee is your deposit. Between 31 - 60 days prior to departure there is a cancellation fee of 50% of the original trip price; there is no refund for canceling a trip less than 30 days prior to departure.
What is a single supplement? What is a "forced" single supplement?Do I have to pay more if I am traveling solo (forced single)?
Most of our trips are based on double occupancy. If you are a solo traveler we shall try to find a roommate of a same gender. If you still prefer to have a private room we will arrange it for you and ask you to pay the single supplement fee. If there is no one with whom you can share, you are required to pay a "forced" single supplement fee, which is usually lessthe regular single supplement.
Do I need travel insurance?
Although our trips and the country are safe we still recommend travel insurance.
Why and what TrekTrek needs to know about my health situation?
Our trips are safe and comfortable, but include a certain level of physical activity. For that reason we need to know about certain chronic diseases and allergies that might inhibit you enjoying certain activities. By giving us your personal and relevant medical information you help us prepare in advance and also get the most from your adventure. Absolute confidence is guaranteed.
What are my responsibilities as a trip member?
A member is expected to be part of the group, because it is safer and more fun that way. Attention should be paid to our safety procedures and other guide's instructions. Group travel always requires some flexibility and understanding that all the needs of the group can not be taken care at the same time. Above all nature and local customs should be respected.
What about the phone, internet and ATM. Do I need traveler's checks?
Most of hotels or nearby restaurants have wireless internet. The mobile phones have good coverage in towns and villages and a lot of times in nature. ATM machines are very frequent and the country is safe. Most of the shops, hotels and restaurants accept credit cards. (Visa, Mastercard).
Hiking best of Slovenia - senior friendly - guided
With enjoyable hiking days in the nature and comfortable nights in boutique hotels, get in touch with the typical culture and nature in different Slovenian regions. Well - maintained trails on a flat terrain give you the most for the least effort. In the unspoiled part of Alps, the Triglav National Park will give you nature at its best. Among others, visit the Bled Lake with an old island-church under the towering medieval castle perched on the cliffs above. Enjoy Soca River historic trails in once legendary WWI Isonzo front - now a jewel of nature and keeper of pristine traditions. Leaving high mountains explore the vineyards of Brda and head down to the Adriatic Sea. After having tasted best wines and culinary delights in Slovenia end the trip in UNESCO Skocjan Caves and Venetian harbor town of Piran.
This TrekTrek hiking adventure has carefully selected the most scenic, safe and not strenuous trails for you with low altitude gain. On your every step, we take the utmost care for your safety and comfort and quickly adapt our pace to your fitness level. For this trip, TrekTrek chose guides that will steer you trough the every part of your adventure and give you additional local knowledge when you ask for it. We believe that this easy hiking trip perfectly balances adventure and comfort, nature and culture. If you need to rest, learn and contemplate in paradise, than this is the trip for you.
DAY 1: Explore Ljubljana
DAY 2: Walk Velika Planina
DAY 3: Hike Pokljuka plateau
DAY 4: Encircle Lake Bohinj
DAY 5: Enter Bled gorge, admire Bled lake
DAY 6: Follow Soca trail all the way to Kobarid
DAY 7: Kozjak waterfall, vineyards of Goriska Brda, Piran
DAY 8: Explore UNESCO Skocjan Caves