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Julian Alps Traverse
Self-guided trekking holiday

+ Deep wooded valleys to rugged limestone hills
+ Stay in our family hotels and 3 mountain huts
+ A mission to link these two main outdoor centres

Latest news October 2017
Booking is open for 2018! Please ask us any questions; thank you.

We cross the Julian Alps of Slovenia, linking the two key walker's resorts of Kranjska Gora in the North, with Bohinj in the South. .

Our route starts with a climb to the Vrsic pass, then a descent through the Trenta valley and the famously green Soca river. We enter the high mountains at the Dolicu mountain hut, perched in its col with views to hills beyond. Walking down the Triglav Lakes Valley brings us to the hut at the foot, and a final descent through forests to Lake Bohinj.

This is a self-guided walking holiday, so you are free to complete the walks as you choose: we arrange everything for you, including booking your accommodation and providing you with routecards and maps for the walking. For 2 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 our friendly family-run 4-star hotels in Kranjska Gora for the first night and in Bohinj on the last night, plus an auberge in Trenta and 3 characterful huts.

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

Key information Summer 2018


Classic mix of hotels and huts
£450pp (£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

5 days' trekking
Julian Alps, Slovenia
 Grade (Explained)
Starting in Kranjska Gora
Ending in Bohinj
Typical walk 12km, 600m ascent
(First trek day has 820m ascent)
Highest altitude 2358m

Research 2017
July 2017 (Simon

Trekkers at the Dolic hut - the Trzaska Koca na Dolicu - enjoying a lunchtime break from the trail
A hut lunch (Photo gallery)

7 nights, staying in:
Mountain huts (3)
4-star hotels (2)
Auberge (1)

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

Season for self-guided treks
15 July to 16 September 2018
15 July to 15 September 2019 (TBC 1 Oct 2018)
Trek on your ideal dates

The statue of Zlatorog, the legendary horned goat, next to Lake Bohinj
Lake Bohinj (Photo gallery)

Spend more or less time on trek
Come for a weekend or longer
Stay longer at one of the huts
Add a valley day at the start

Kranjska Gora and Bohinj in the Alps

Map of Kranjska Gora and 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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