(Julian Alps Traverse) Looking North from Dom Planika
JULIAN ALPS TRAVERSE (SELF-GUIDED)   5 stages . 6 nights . Slovenia   Booking

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 March 2019
Please ask us about a trip during our 2019 season. 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 Julian Alps Traverse walking holiday


Alpine Exploratory
JATsg Julian Alps Traverse (Self-guided)
21 July to 15 September 2019
Prices in GBP
per person
Hutty Classic Comfy
Popular schedules
5 stages
1 valley walk
(7 nights)
Please ask us 540
Singles 80
Please ask us
5 stages
(6 nights)

Please ask us 480
Singles 60
Please ask us
Specialised schedules
4 stages
(5 nights)

Please ask us 420
Singles 60
Please ask us

Baggage transfer

We offer both a direct baggage service from Kranjska Gora to Bohinj, and a partial service along the route. It is partial because 2 of your huts are unreachable by road; for these huts, which are consecutive, you'll need your overnight things while your bag goes ahead to Bohinj. Regardless of the day, there isn't much to carry on our Julian Alps treks.

Hut payments

Uniquely among Alpine Exploratory's routes, at some Julian Alps huts there is no mechanism for us to pay your hut fees. On this Traverse route this applies to 2 of your 3 huts. We make your reservations and leave you to pay the warden directly. Our prices reflect this. In your info pack we advise on how the huts work and on how many Euros to take for each night. To plan in advance, please assume 25 to 40 euros per person per night for these 2 huts including dinner, breakfast and a drink. The amount varies among huts; it is also influenced by the choice of dormitory or private room, and how much you order from the bar!


The Julian Alps Traverse route allows a few variations:

Make it 4 stages
The stages are not overly long, designed to allow side exploration using the Slovenian maps that we supply in your pack. Fast groups might prefer to take 4 days over the trek, and we suggest merging the first 2 stages to achieve this. A bus over the Vrsic pass gives a back-up. Please ask us to advise on stage lengths and amounts of ascent.

Stay in extra huts
Our route skirts the side of Triglav, purposefully to avoid the summit unless parties would like to take a detour under their own steam. This detour requires an extra night at a different hut, so please ask us when booking. Thank you.

Bohinj or Bled
Please ask us to advise on extra nights after your trek, in either Bohinj or the busier resort of Bled. The lakeside setting of Bled is charming, but please ask our candid thoughts on this and other options in Slovenia. (We love Ljubljana!)

Key information Summer 2019

Trip name: Julian Alps Traverse
Guided or self-guided? Self-guided
Trip code: JATsg
Route: JAH Julian Alps
(See our background page on the Julian Alps)
(Prefer Guided or our Hut-to-Hut?)
Group size: Any, from solo trekkers to groups
Length: 5 days' trekking
Start: Kranjska Gora in Slovenia
End: Bohinj in Slovenia
Typical walk: 12km, 600m ascent
(First trek day has 820m ascent)
Highest altitude: 2,358m
Grade: Red3 (Walking grades)

Prices Summer 2019

6 nights, per person:

JATsg Classic
GBP 480 (singles 60)
Julian Alps Traverse (Self-guided)

Research Summer 2019

Keith Miller at Alpine ExploratoryAlpine Exploratory's 2019 research in the Julian Alps will be led by:
Keith Miller in July

Recces 2019

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

Alpine Exploratory's service

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

Accommodation and itinerary
(1 nights' hut fees payable locally)
Breakfasts on 2 mornings
Expert and unlimited advice
Routecards JAT1-5 of the Exploratory system
Maps and local information

Season for self-guided treks
21 July to 15 September 2019
19 July to 18 September 2020
Trek on your ideal dates

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

The Julian Alps in the wider Alps

Map of Bohinj within the Alps

Our city information included in your info pack:
Ljubljana, Venice, Vienna, Graz, Salzburg

City breaks after trekking

Find out more

Holiday Notes Read our trip dossier,
    a 2-page PDF which is easy to print

Walking guides Our background page on the
    Julian Alps

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