Slovenia. At the end of July we have set ourselves the challenge of doing a series of hiking trails in a country that had always caught our attention, Slovenia. This jewel at the foot of Adriatic seaIt has everything that active tourism needs. From cozy beaches where you can practice water sports, to endless activities that we can do in the mountains, from trekking, climbing, mountain biking, rafting, kayaking, ..., etc. As you can see, having a bad time in this country is very complicated, without forgetting that it is not only an adventure sports paradise, since Slovenia has many monuments of the most colorful, such asPredjama Castle.
Alpe Adria Trial
Unfortunately we will not have much time to enjoy Slovenia. We will barely be 8 days and practically all of them will be spent on the mountain. These days will be used to the fullest, with the aim of making the most of the Julian Alps and with the mind set on returning and being able to visit its capitalLjubjana and the warm Mediterranean coast.
Below we discuss the objectives we have set for this trip, which were previously commented on in the El Economista newspaper.
Alpe Adria Trail
The first objective is the AAT orAlpe Adria Trail, a route that runs through three countries, starting in Austria, passing through Slovenia and ending in Italy.
Map Alpe Adria Trial
Of the almost 690 kilometers of which it is composed, the route within the Slovenian territory (around 100km) is one of the most beautiful and less frequented by tourists, therefore it is open to all those travelers who are looking for a sustainable tourism full of relaxation and out of large crowds. As a general rule, each stage usually has about 25 kilometers away with an average slope of 800 / 900m daily
But Slovenia is not just the Alpe Adria Trail. We will also tour part of the trail network ofTriglav National Park, which is chaired by a rock pyramid almost 2,900m high which has the highest mountain title in the country. Summit is an effort between 2 and 3 days and is only accessible to mountaineers with some experience in via ferrata or sports climbing.
Triglav - Slovenia
When to go?
For the practice of hiking the ideal is to visit it between the months of April and October, since there are many shelters that are not open during the cold winter months. Moreover, in the High Mountain areas they only open from June to October. If your thing is not hiking, Slovenia is a country that brings many more things and that we can enjoy all year, such as in winter, when part of the country is dyed white.
How to get?
After looking at several ways to arrive by plane, definitely the cheapest option is to travel by Venice (Italy). There are several companies low cost They travel there at very competitive prices. Then to get to Slovenia, it would be enough to take the road in the directionSad and from there to Ljubjana. We have about an hour and a half of travel to the border. If we don't have a rental car, there are shuttles from the airport that take us to Ljubjana prior reservation
Where will we stay?
As we commented previously, during the first days we will perform the Slovenian AAT. This route is a luxury because it will allow us to spend the night in a series of charming villages at the foot of the mountains. These are the hotels where we will stay.
- Hotel Mangart in Bovec.
- Tourist Farm Kranjc in Kosec.
- Pension Rutar in Tolmin.
- Hostel Pod Voglom in the Bohinj Lake. Departure to Triglav.
For the rest of the accommodation we will use mountain shelters.
Do not hesitate to check the website of the Slovenia Tourism Office.
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