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As the wildlife wakes up from its winter slumber and meadows become flooded with blooming wildflowers, there’s no better time to go on a quintessential Alpine adventure. Over the course of three long days, hike hut to hut in the Seven Lakes Valley, a peaceful oasis nested in the heart of Julian Alps—Slovenia’s pride and joy. Saunter through verdant pastures, admire the sweeping views of deep turquoise lakes, and indulge in authentic Slovenian meals, including a cheese tasting at a local artisan shop. Nights will be spent in two different mountain huts, each sporting a better view than the last: the Vodnik Lodge loftily perched on a cliff, hemmed in by Alpine peaks and the Triglav Lake Lodge sitting right by the lake, sheltered by conifer woodlands. Join this summer tour and see it for yourself!

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  • Stay at mountain huts with unbeatable views of peaks and lakes

  • Vibrant colors of flowery meadows, verdant valleys and turquoise lakes

  • Feel the local culture by passing through quaint villages and relishing Slovenian cuisine

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Group Hut-to-Hut Hiking in the Seven Lakes Valley

Whether you’ll fall in love with the Alpine landscape in northwestern Slovenia is a no-brainer. Rushing rivers, lush pastures, crystal clear lakes, and mountain huts with unbeatable views—what’s not to love? Spend three days in the Julian Alps hiking the Seven Lakes Valley and expect a change of scenery every day: at one moment you’re walking through verdant valleys, and the next you’re on arid terrain of Mt. Kanjevac at an altitude of 2,569 m (8,440 ft). The hut experience not only provides you with incredible surrounding views and mingling with the locals, but you’ll also be relishing authentic Slovenian cuisine daily!

  • The starting point of your adventure is Bohinj and the first stop is the Voje Valley. Once you’ve taken in the views of its verdant meadows encircled by mountains, continue onto the steep gorge of the pristine river Mostnica. Soon you’ll reach the Voje waterfall, after which you’ll climb upwards across several smaller high mountain pastures, which lead you to the Vodnik Lodge. The hut is perched up in the heart of Julian Alps, and its views of the surrounding peaks are like no other.
    Hiking: 11 km / 7 miles
    Elevation gain: 1,300 m / 4,265 ft
    Elevation loss: 100 m / 330 ft

    Lake Bohinj in Slovenia.
  • You’ll begin by hiking along the Velska Valley under the southern slopes of Triglav, up to the Dolič hut. This will be your first taste of the high mountain range. At Dolič, you’ll reach an altitude with no vegetation, and if you’re feeling energetic enough, you can extend your route to the peak of Mount Kanjevac. Descend to the Zasavje Lodge on the other side of the mountains and have a lunch break with a one-of-a-kind view of the Soča Valley. Last stop of the day is the famous Seven Lakes Valley, which will take you to the Triglav Lake Lodge. Spend the night there.
    Hiking: 11 km / 7 miles
    Elevation gain: 600 m / 1,970 ft
    Elevation loss: 740 m / 2,430 ft

    The valley and artificial lake of river Soca at Most na Soci, Primorska, Slovenia.
  • If you’re up to the challenge, start the day by tackling the steep hillside to Mala Tičarica. Another option is passing it across the slightly up and down terrain to reach the Ovčarija and the Dedno Polje pastures. Here you’ll have an opportunity to visit an artisan cheese-maker, who still produces cheese the traditional way. Continue on to the mountain hut on Planina pri jezeru, where you’ll grab a bite to eat. A walk through the woods takes you to Bohinj, the starting point. If you’re not yet ready to say your goodbyes, there’s an option of spending a relaxing afternoon in Bohinj, maybe even swimming in the lake! Your guide will take you back to your hotel.
    Hiking: 13 km / 8 miles
    Elevation gain: 100 m / 330 ft
    Elevation loss: 1,200 m / 3,940 ft

    Aerial view of the mountains and lake Bohinj.
Private Customized Hut-to-Hut Hike in the Seven Lakes Valley

If you’re looking to tailor this adventure to your liking, this one’s for you! The Julian Alps offer much more than what can be packed in a three-day stay, so your guide can adjust the tour accordingly. If you’re up to the task, you could even climb Triglav—the highest peak of the Julian Alps! This northwestern part of Slovenia boasts an Alpine landscape with more valleys, rivers, peaks, lakes, and gorges than you can count, so finding some alternative spots you’d love to hike through won’t be an issue.

  • The starting point of your adventure is Bohinj and the first stop is the Voje Valley. Once you’ve taken in the views of its verdant meadows encircled by mountains, continue onto the steep gorge of the pristine river Mostnica. Soon you’ll reach the Voje waterfall, after which you’ll climb upwards across several smaller high mountain pastures, which lead you to the Vodnik Lodge. The hut is perched up in the heart of Julian Alps, and its views of the surrounding peaks are like no other.
    Hiking: 11 km / 7 miles
    Elevation gain: 1,300 m / 4,265 ft
    Elevation loss: 100 m / 330 ft

    Lake Bohinj in Slovenia.
  • You’ll begin by hiking along the Velska Valley under the southern slopes of Triglav, up to the Dolič hut. This will be your first taste of the high mountain range. At Dolič, you’ll reach an altitude with no vegetation, and if you’re feeling energetic enough, you can extend your route to the peak of Mount Kanjevac. Descend to the Zasavje Lodge on the other side of the mountains and have a lunch break with a one-of-a-kind view of the Soča Valley. Last stop of the day is the famous Seven Lakes Valley, which will take you to the Triglav Lake Lodge. Spend the night there.
    Hiking: 11 km / 7 miles
    Elevation gain: 600 m / 1,970 ft
    Elevation loss: 740 m / 2,430 ft

    The valley and artificial lake of river Soca at Most na Soci, Primorska, Slovenia.
  • If you’re up to the challenge, start the day by tackling the steep hillside to Mala Tičarica. Another option is passing it across the slightly up and down terrain to reach the Ovčarija and the Dedno Polje pastures. Here you’ll have an opportunity to visit an artisan cheese-maker, who still produces cheese the traditional way. Continue on to the mountain hut on Planina pri jezeru, where you’ll grab a bite to eat. A walk through the woods takes you to Bohinj, the starting point. If you’re not yet ready to say your goodbyes, there’s an option of spending a relaxing afternoon in Bohinj, maybe even swimming in the lake! Your guide will take you back to your hotel.
    Hiking: 13 km / 8 miles
    Elevation gain: 100 m / 330 ft
    Elevation loss: 1,200 m / 3,940 ft

    Aerial view of the mountains and lake Bohinj.
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Meet your guides

Bine Žalohar
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Bine Žalohar
Born in the Slovenian mountains, Bine Žalohar has traveled the world skiing and hiking. He is a passionate extreme sports enthusiast; freestyle skier, surfer, mountain biker, climber, and underwater fisherman. Having obtained a sports degree, Bine continued training and went on to become a licensed skiing and mountain guide. His passion lies in sharing the wonders of the beloved Alps as well as destinations in Japan, Croatia, France, Austria, and many more with fellow adventure junkies.
Luka Podlogar
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Luka Podlogar
Born near Lake Bled, in the heart of the Julian Alps, Luka was introduced to the alpine world as a child when his father taught him about the flora and fauna of the region. With mountains being his profession and his favorite pastime, you will find him up there most of the time. Luka is also a passionate snowboarder, competing in freestyle and big air disciplines, as well as being the head organizer of the Freestyle National Cup of Slovenia. Luka has an exceptionally thorough knowledge of the local mountains, nature, culture, traditional food and will also give you the best tips on where to go and what to do after the tour. On the rare occasion when he is not in the mountains, he enjoys canyoning, rock climbing, and surfing.
Uroš Grilj
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Uroš Grilj
IFMGA Guide
Uroš is an expert climber and mountaineer who has been mountain climbing on the highest level for the past 10 years. As head of the climbing section and alpine climbing school of Slovenia’s largest mountaineering club, he has always had a passion for working with people and sharing his knowledge and skills with other people. He has climbed the most demanding mountains and walls in Europe. Uroš also enjoys skiing and is a ski instructor. He is at his happiest guiding, making sure everyone’s safe, and improving other people’s mountaineering techniques
Luka Kovačič
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Luka Kovačič
UIMLA certified
Luka is a trail runner, a mountaineer, and a ski mountaineer, born in the heart of Slovenia’s highest mountains. After finishing his career as a road cyclist, Luka committed professionally to the mountains. He’s a former record holder of Triglav ascent, a 4x times winner of Slovenia’s toughest vertical run, in top 3 in Vertical Kilometer race, and in top 15 in the world of ski tour racing. He also managed to climb 5 of Slovenia’s highest mountains in less than 14 hours! Luka has a big passion for showing these epic mountains to others and sharing his love for them, also making sure to adjust his tempo to everyone’s comfort level.
Hut to Hut Hiking Slovenia
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Hut to Hut Hiking Slovenia
Hut to Hut Hiking Slovenia
Professional mountain guides and enthusiasts are behind Hut to Hut Hiking Slovenia, and their primary focus is on providing hikers with a fantastic experience. They want to share all the best bits Slovenia has to offer and make hikers feel at home in the Slovenian wilderness. They offer both guided group tours, but they’re also happy to tailor the tour to their clients’ liking.
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Alberto Dariol (source: Google Reviews)

We were a big group and it was so much fun hiking in the Alps from hut to hut. The places we have stayed at were superb and very authentic, the food was amazing and the staff very friendly. Our guide was fun and very knowledgeable, she told us so much about the culture and places we have hiked in. You get to see many pastures on the way, each with its own story. The Julian Alps felt so unreal, like straight from a fairytale. The tour was nicely organized and we felt very comfortable at all times. The tour is not too hard but can be made harder if you feel like it, there are so many peaks all around.

Marco Dalla Valle (source: Google Reviews)

Met the guide Klemen to plan a new hiking tour in Slovenia. He was such a reliable, responsive and smart hiking expert with great experience and deep knowledge of the Slovenian scenery, mountains, trails, hotels. I can highly recommend this company if you plan a hiking tour yourself or for a group.

Veronica Dietrich (source: Google Reviews)

A perfect hike for a family! It is not too easy but quite manageable with all the huts on the way so you really don’t have to carry too much with you and on the third day, you can make a great rest by the beautiful river. We had a great guide who showed us around and took care of all the organization around the accommodation and food. The communication with the team before the tour was spot on and we have really enjoyed the hike worry-free. We have seen a great portion of the region and after the tour we simply chilled in Bled.

Jana Braun (source: Google Reviews)

We booked the 7 lakes tour and the hike to Triglav and Klemen safely guided us up and down the mountain. We felt very well taken care of and I would book another tour if we come back to Slovenia. We had 2 really great views and I was very excited. Thanks so much!

Christopher Galla

Had a great trek to the 7 Lakes Valley. Our guide Jakob was great. Despite some rang and fog glad I had a guide to get us to the huts. Look forward to the next adventure with 57hours. Dolomites here I come.

Sarah Luvisutto

We had a phenomenal hiking adventure in Slovenia. It was breathtaking and such a fabulous experience. Our guide Jan was brilliant. A true expert and very kind and thoughtful. We loved every minute and can’t wait to go on another adventure soon! Thank you! Breathtaking, beautiful, challenging and fun! An amazing adventure and experience.

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, local hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
      • 3 days of hut-to-hut hiking in the Seven Lakes Valley
      • Transportation from Bled to Bohinj, your starting point
      • Drop-off at your hotel (if it’s in the Bohinj area)

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation to and from Slovenia
      • Transfer from Ljubljana (possible to organize at an additional fee)
      • Accommodation in huts (60-70€ per night, includes half-board) — your guide can take care of the reservations and you pay the fee at the hut
      • Lunches (can be purchased at the hut or along the trail)
      • Guide gratuities — optional
  • This three-day hut-to-hut hike in the Seven Lakes Valley is suited for people with reasonable fitness levels and with basic hiking experience—it’s suitable for anyone who’s able to hike for half of the day. You’ll be walking around 12 km (7.5 miles) a day and the most you’ll vertically gain is 1,300 m (4,265 ft), all while carrying a backpack for three days in a row. The trails are sometimes narrow and uneven with some loose and rocky sections, but they’re not overly technical.

  • For clothing, we recommend bringing:

      • Lightweight hiking boots or shoes
      • Spare clothes for layering
      • Insulation jacket and rain jacket
      • Spare socks, underwear, and shirts
      • Gloves
      • Sunhat and headwear

    Here’s a list of other things you’ll need:

      • Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 25-40L bag)
      • Hiking poles — optional
      • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
      • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
      • Headlamp or flashlight
      • Sunglasses
      • Camera — optional (but recommended)
      • Snacks
      • Headlamp
      • ID card
      • Sleeping liner (disposable, can be bought in the hut)
      • Cash for accommodation and food

    Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

  • You’ll be staying at two lodges during your hut-to-hut hiking tour in the Seven Lakes Valley, with the first one being the Vodnik Lodge. Perched at an elevation of 1,817 m (5,965 ft), the Vodnik Lodge is encircled by Alpine peaks. Dating back to 1895 and named after a Slovenian Enlightenment poet Valentin Vodnik, the lodge can accommodate up to 70 people and it has 50 seats in dining rooms and on the lodge’s terrace. It has its own drinking water source and a generator for electricity, but the real showstopper is its location and its unparalleled view. 

    For your second night, you’re staying at the Triglav Lake Lodge, sitting at an elevation of 1,453 m (4,770 ft). The lodge is nested right by the lake and it’s surrounded by lush spruce forests. There are 80 seats in catering rooms and 90 beds, and it also has electricity. 

    These mountain huts don’t have single rooms, but there are private rooms for 2 or 4 people. Reach out to us if you would like to be placed in a more private room. We can’t promise anything, as such mountain huts are very popular in the summer, but we’ll try to accommodate you as you wish!

  • Group sizes and prices:

      • For this group hiking tour in the Seven Lakes Valley, the usual client-to-guide ratio is 8:1. 
      • The cost does not decrease as the group grows. 

    Hiking in the Seven Lakes Valley can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • Minors older than 8 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • Your tour starts in Bohinj, Slovenia. To get there, most people fly into Ljubljana Airport, 1 hour away from Bohinj. If you’re unable to be in Bohinj on day 1 of the tour, your guides can pick you up in Bled, which is included in the price, or in Ljubljana, for which there’s an extra fee. Contact us to make arrangements.

  • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity. 

    We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Slovenia, please refer to Slovenia’s latest tourist information on travel.

    Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

  • Secure your early bird spot for the following season with a 10% deposit!

    This tour gets sold out very quickly, but with early-bird booking, you will be the first one to know about any new upcoming dates. Pick your preferred dates without the risk of your bucket list adventure selling out!

      • Only 10% of the total amount should be paid as a deposit upon booking. This deposit is non-refundable, but can be transferred to another 57hours adventure any time in case the dates don’t suit you.
      • Confirm your booking by paying another 20% of the total amount.
      • The final balance is due 3 months (90 days) prior to departure.
      • Once the trip has been confirmed, the regular cancellation policy applies.

    For regular dates, a 25% deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 2 months (60 days) prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.

      • If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to sixty (60) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of seventy five percent (75%) of the total amount paid. 
      • For cancellations thirty (30) to sixty (60) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the total amount paid when Booking. 
      • After that deadline, Client is not entitled to any refund. Any reimbursable expenses arising out of the Booking incurred by Guide prior to the date of cancellation (including but not limited to plane tickets, car rental payments, and lodging or transportation fees) are non refundable as soon as they are incurred by the Guide.
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