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Alpine hut to hut - 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 Pokljuka plateau
In the early hours set off for the Pokljuka plateau located at the foothills of the Julian Alps. Our aim is to ascend Debela Pec, one of 2000+ m high peaks, which rises face to face with Slovenia's highest mountain, Mount Triglav (2864m). The top of Debela Pec, with its carpets of green grass, is a perfect place for a lovely picnic lunch. Spend a night in a charming mountain hut where hospitable Mr. Joze serves his extraordinary blueberry brandy and delicious herbal tea all year round.
Hours of walking: 5 - 6 hs, Altitude gain: 723 mts / 2375 ft
Accommodation in mountain hut Lipanca.
DAY 3 Lipanca - Vodnikov dom
Passing by shepherd's cottages and green meadows climb to Vodnikov mountain hut. Cross on mountain ridges by the Mount Triglav and capture some of the most dramatic views in these parts of the Alps. This part of the mountains gives pride to Slovenians and is dubbed as the mystic kingdom of the Golden horn. Overnight just under the towering giants.
Hours of walking: 5 - 6 hs, Altitude gain: 329 mts / 1082 ft
Accommodation in mountain hut Vodnikov dom.
DAY 4 Vodnikov dom - Seven Triglav lakes
Continue the trekking towards the Seven Triglav lakes. Passing Hribarice, enter one of the most beautiful high altitude alpine valleys. Hike along majestic Seven Triglav Lakes on mountain trails with 2000m peaks on your left, vast green mountain plateau of Komna on your right and tiny lakes of different colours along the way. A Well-maintained trail brings you to the Triglavska lakes hut where you spend a night.
Hours of walking: 6 - 7 hs, Altitude gain: 579 mts / 1905 ft
Accommodation in mountain hut Koca pri Sedmerih jezerih.
DAY 5 Seven Triglav lakes - Vodnikov dom
The walk back on the high plains gives you majestic views across the Bohinj Lake and takes you through the pastures and woods of the shepherd country. Passing alpine meadows of Krstenica and Planina v Lazu is the best way to discover the oldest traditions. Get the feel for the shepherd's high altitude traditional way of life.
Hours of walking: 6 hs, Altitude gain: 310 mts / 1020 ft
Accommodation in mountain hut Vodnikov dom
DAY 6 Vodnikov dom - Bohinj
Descend down to glacier Lake Bohinj and regenerate under the sleeping giants.
Hours of walking: 4 hs, Altitude gain: 100 mts / 330 ft, Descent: 1292 mts / 4240 ft
Accommodation in Bohinj.
DAY 7 Multisports day in Bohinj
Multisports day in Bohinj. Choose from many options of Slovenia's best adventure playground. Try cannoning, which is definitely one of the highlights in this part of Slovenia and is suitable almost for anybody. Besides that you can combine canoe trip around the lake with swimming and exploring the secluded beaches. Furthermore there are numerous mountain-bike trails. If you feel adventurous enough, grab an opportunity to do abseiling or free-climbing.
Accommodation in Bohinj.
DAY 8 Vogel hike, Bled - Ljubljana
Take the cable car for easy access to dramatic south side of the lake. Just above Bohinj Lake spectacular views across the lake open towards the Julian Alps. The scene becomes a popular ski resort in the winter time, while during the summer days keeps its charm for hiking. In the afternoon, explore Lake Bled and its surroundings. Due to its picture postcard perfection, Bled is inevitably a lovely sight for the inquisitive eye. Return to the capital Ljubljana.
Hours of walking: 4 hs, Altitude gain: 387 mts / 1270 ft
2014 LAND COSTS
Please contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rates quoted are per person, based on sharing double accommodations. Almost all our trips are based on double occupancy. If you are a solo traveler we shall try finding 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.
guiding: expert leadership; TrekTrek guide
accommodation: 7 x bed & breakfast accommodations, 4 nights in a mountain hut, 3 nights in a hotel
food: 7 breakfasts, 6 picnic lunches (Day 2,3,4,5,6,7), 1 welcome dinner (Day 1) transportation: airport transfer Ljubljana on Day 1 (one arrival per group), all ground transportation
entrance fees, activities: Vogel cable car
other: VAT all
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
food: Dinner meals (except welcome dinner on Day 1) and drinks, refreshments at morning and afternoon stops
activities: multisports day activities, 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, email@example.com, 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?
Yes, Slovenia is a member of EU since 2005 and uses Euros as a single legal currency since 2007.
Do I need visa?
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 vine 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).
Alpine hut to hut - guided
Embark on a hiking journey to the heart of the Slovenian Alps. Sleep in mountain's huts high altitude embrace in Triglav National Park and meet the traditional ways of the shepherd. The warm mountain huts and local cuisine gives the energy for the active hikes. The glacier Lake Bohinj amidst the quiet villages provides the setting for quality regeneration. Sheer rock cliffs and mountain trails offer a challenge worthy of a great adventure. All this combined with perfect scenery is waiting to become one's unforgettable experience.
We conceive an active week for mountain enthusiasts who are willing to trade comfort for the experience. Although not of the easiest hikes, we take the utmost care for your safety and comfort. TrekTrek chose the best mountain experts that will safely guide you through the journey and give you the information you need. We believe our combination of majestic trails in excellent storyline is the ultimate outdoor mountain itinerary of the region.
DAY 1: Explore Ljubljana
DAY 2: Walk Pokljuka plateau
DAY 3: Hike Debela Pec, Velo polje
DAY 4: Enjoy Valley of Seven Triglav Lakes
DAY 5: Trek in Triglav National Park
DAY 6: Kingdom of the Goldenhorn
DAY 7: Multisports heaven at Bohinj lake
DAY 8: Walk Vogel plateau