One advantage of hiking in the Slovenian Alps over the Swiss, French, or Italian Alps is their affordability. Slovenia stands out as one of the most budget-friendly hiking destinations in the Alps. To provide a clear picture of costs during a multiday hike, we’ve segmented them into three categories: transportation, accommodation, and food & beverage.

Let’s take an example scenario: a four-day (three-night) hiking trip for a group of four travellers together.

Table of costs in Slovenian Alps

four days (three nights)

Prices are calculated for hikes starting and ending in the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana.

Prices are based on being a member of the Alpine Association of Slovenia or its partner organization.

An approximate calculation of food & beverage costs.

Based on a four-day (three nights) hiking trip, a group of four travelling together.

BUDGET 10-40€/person return 40-50€/person 80-100€/person 130-190€/person

Are you on a tight budget?

The cheapest option is a bus to Kamniška Bistrica Valley (4,5€/one way). Other destinations, such as the Julian Alps, are harder to reach and usually a combination of public and private transportation is required.

If you don’t mind sleeping in a dormitory and you bringing your own bed sheets (highly advisable!), then you will save yourself some money. Spending a night in a II. Category hut is also slightly cheaper.

A combination of your own food, half board (breakfast & dinner), and a clean fresh water stream will keep your costs low.

RELAXING 20-60€/person return 50-90€/person 100-150€+/person 170-300€/person

Private transport, a private room, and a couple of drinks in the evening cost a bit more.

Apart from public transportation, there are other options, like driving to a final destination with your own car or taking a taxi. To help the environment, why not go with an electric car?

Forking out a little more will certainly ensure a more comfy sleep. You can rent a private room with four (or even two) beds. Note the toilet is usually not en-suite. Tip: Bringing your own bed sheets will help save our environment.

Full board, and a couple of drinks in the evening.  

The best way to lower the costs is to become a member of the Alpine Association of Slovenia OR its partner organizations. You can become a member of the Alpine Association of Slovenia even if you’re not a Slovenian citizen. You can apply online or physically at one of the mountaineering clubs.