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
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
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
Secure your spot for next year 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 risk of your bucket list adventure selling out!
Once the trip has been confirmed, the regular cancellation policy applies.
- 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.
- Once the dates are set, you can confirm your booking by the end of this year by paying another 20% of the total amount.
- The final balance is due 3 months (90 days) prior to departure.