Slovenian Alps offer an extensive array of hiking trails. The Julian Alps, Kamnik-Savinja Alps, and Karavanks boast thousands of kilometres of diverse hiking trails. When selecting the perfect trail, it ultimately depends on your personal preference. Looking to make your hiking holiday unforgettable? Why not acquire your own personalised self-guided hiking itinerary from us?
Situated in the northern part of the country, the Slovenian Alps are categorised into three groups:
- Julian Alps
- Kamnik-Savinja Alps
Each group represents a unique set of peaks, lakes, glaciers, trails, mountain huts, and more. In total, there are over 300 peaks reaching heights above 2000m. Each part of the Slovenian Alps possesses its distinct characteristics. If you have enough time in Slovenia, we strongly recommend visiting all three regions!
The Julian Alps are the largest and highest range within the Slovenian Alps, simultaneously being the most visited yet unspoiled in many parts. With hundreds of kilometres of trails, they cater to hikers of all levels. Their size allows for planning an array of multiday hikes. Almost the entire region falls within Triglav National Park, Slovenia’s only national park. The Julian Alps offer numerous popular starting points, including valleys (Vrata, Kot, Krma, Tamar, Zadnjica, Trenta), plateaus (Pokljuka, Planina Blato), and mountain passes (Vršič, Predel).
Most renowned for: Mount Triglav (Slovenia’s highest peak), the 7 Triglav lakes, Vrata Valley, the mountain pass Vršič, and its myriad of trails and peaks.
The Kamnik-Savinja Alps, located less than 30km from Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, are incredibly accessible for a day hike. Though smaller in scale compared to the Julian Alps, they boast over 20 mountain huts and offer a variety of picturesque multiday trails. The stunning valleys of Kamniška Bistrica, Logarska Dolina, and Jezersko are among the most popular starting points.
Most renowned for: Grintovec (the highest peak), Logarska Dolina, and Kamniška Bistrica.
Most renowned for: Stol (the highest peak), Jezersko, Planšar lake, and the expansive Narcissus fields on Golica mountain.
The Slovenian Alps
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