Slovenian Alps offer an endless variety of hiking trails. Julian Alps, Kamnik-Savinja Alps and Karavanks have thousand of kilometres of different hiking trails. When choosing the right trail, it all comes down to your own personal preference. If you would like your hiking holiday to be unforgettable, why not get your own personalised self-guided hiking itinerary from us?
Located in the northern part of the country, Slovenian Alps are divided into 3 groups:
- Julian Alps
- Kamnik-Savinja Alps
Each of them represents a unique set of peaks, lakes, glaciers, trails, mountain huts and much more. Altogether, there are more than 300 peaks reaching above 2000m. Each part of Slovenian Alps has its own characteristics. If you have enough time in Slovenia, we strongly recommend you to visit all three regions!
Julian Alps are the biggest and highest of the Slovenian Alps. Also the most visited and unspoiled at the same time. With hundreds of kilometres of different trails, they’re suitable for everyone. Their size allows you to plan an endless variety of different multiday hikes. Almost the whole region is situated in Triglav National Park, the only national park in Slovenia, which makes the region even more pristine. Julian Alps have several popular starting points – valleys (Vrata, Kot, Krma, Tamar, Zadnjica, Trenta), plateaus (Pokljuka, Planina Blato) and mountain passes (Vršič, Predel).
Most known for: Triglav (the highest mountain in Slovenia), 7 Triglav lakes, Vrata Valley, mountain pass Vršič, endless trails and peaks. Take a look at our sample trip “In the heart of Triglav national park”.
Kamnik-Savinja Alps are less than 30km away from Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, which makes them very accessible for a one-day hike. Although smaller than the Julian Alps, with more than 20 mountain huts, they also offer a variety of scenic multiday hikes. The most popular starting points are gorgeous valleys Kamniška Bistrica and Logar Valley.
Most known for: Grintovec (the highest peak), Logar Valley, Kamniško sedlo. Take a look at our sample trip “A taste of mountaineering”.
Karavanks are located on the border between Slovenia and Austria. Reaching more than 120km in length, they are one of the longest mountain ranges in Europe. They offer numerous mountain huts, so planning a multiday hike is easy. While located on a border between Slovenia and Austria, they’re easily accessible from many different places. Beautiful starting points, such as Jezersko, also offer a wide range of different sports and activities.
Most known for: Stol (the highest peak), Jezersko, Planšar lake, infinite plantation of Narcissus on Golica mountain.
The Slovenian Alps
Before going on a hike, please make sure that you read our etiquette guide.