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Julian Alps Forest Hut Tour
Self-guided trekking holiday

+ Limestone hills, deep forests and hidden meadows
+ One daywalk and a 4-day hut-to-hut trek
+ Practical, carefully researched route

Latest news September 2017
Please ask about 2018; bookings open on 2nd October. Thanks!

The Julian Alps offer awe-inspiring Alpine walking. Sitting at the far Eastern end of the Alpine chain, mostly in Slovenia, these beautiful beige and light grey coloured mountains rise to a high point of 2,864m at Triglav.

This holiday travels through the deep forests of the South side of the Julian Alps above Lake Bohinj, to reach the famous Triglav Lakes Valley. The high point of the trek is a hut perched high above a deep valley, in a wild upland setting on the edge of the high mountains. Start your trip near the shores of Lake Bohinj, where before your trek you have time for a local daywalk and to prepare. During your 4-day trek you spend 3 nights in mountain huts. At the end of your trek, with two nights back in Bohinj, take in a last walk or see the sights of Lake Bohinj or Bled.

We supply you with our detailed routecards and the local Slovenian maps. You're then free to walk the route as you choose and to explore any other trails you wish; there are small peaks and tempting forest paths off to the side throughout. For the hut nights we book your places but must leave it to you to pay the wardens - your joining notes tell you how much cash to take with you.

Your accommodation is in mountain huts for the 3 nights of the trek and in a family-run 4-star hotel for your first two and last two nights in Bohinj.

Map showing the route of Alpine Exploratory's self-guided Julian Alps Forest Hut Tour walking holiday

Happy clients

"Really helpful service at every step of the way. Put my mind at rest at various stages.

Favourite stage? "Second day from first hut to second - the change in scenery from meadows to mountainous was amazing.

"Lovely hut - great atmosphere."

Fiona, UK
(Julian Alps Forest Hut Tour)

Key information Summer 2017


Classic mix of hotels and huts
£420pp (£60 single supplement)
Julian Alps Hut-to-Hut (self-guided)

We take 6 nights as the norm; please ask us for a shorter or longer trip

4 days' trekking and 1 valley walk
Julian Alps, Slovenia
 Grade (Explained)
Starting in Bohinj
Ending in Ukanc or Bohinj
Typical walk 13km, 600m ascent
(First trek day has 940m ascent)
Highest altitude 2,071m

Research 2017
July 2017 (Simon

A hut in the Julian Alps open for lunch
Planini pri Jezeru hut (Photo gallery)

6 nights, staying in:
Mountain huts (3)
4-star hotel (3)

Accommodation and itinerary
(Hut fees payable locally)
3 breakfasts
Expert and unlimited advice
Routecards, maps, local info
Emergency card, language card

Season for self-guided treks
15 July to 17 September 2017
15 July to 17 September 2018 (TBC 2 Oct 2017)
Trek on your ideal dates

Zasavska koca na Prehodavcih, the wonderfully positioned hut high above the deep Trenta valley
The high-point, the Zasavska hut (Photo gallery)

Spend more or less time on trek
Come for a weekend or longer
Stay longer at one of the huts
Add extra days to see the valley

Bohinj in the Alps

Map of Bohinj within the Alps

Find out more

The Julian Alps - a guide to the area
Holiday Notes - our full trip dossier (PDF)
About our walking holidays - general FAQs
Contact us - please ask us any questions

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