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This circuit promises a complete and varied exploration of Slovenia, offering travelers a chance to discover the hidden treasures of this charming and little-known gem of a country.

The circuit offers a comprehensive and diverse experience of Slovenia, showcasing its natural beauty, cultural heritage, and culinary delights.

Please note that walking times and activities are provided as estimates and may vary depending on factors such as weather conditions and terrain. Additionally, the program may be adjusted as necessary to accommodate any unforeseen circumstances or local regulations, ensuring the safety and enjoyment of all participants.

Itineraries

Day 1

Ljubljana Airport - Lake Bohinj

Welcome and group transfer to your hotel located near Lake Bohinj. Meet your guide at the airport or hotel. Check in and, depending on the time, a short walk around the lake.

Dinner and overnight in a hotel on Lake Bohinj.

Day 2

Triglav National Park: Voje Alpine Pasture and Mostnice Gorge

[Transfer: 1.5 hours; Trek: 4.5hrs; +280m; -280m]

The Mostnice gorges offer a less developed and wilder alternative to the famous Vintgar Gorge, allowing visitors to experience pristine natural beauty and a sense of tranquility. The hike to the Voje mountain pasture begins by departing from the accommodation and heading towards the shores of Lake Bohinj. As you traverse the village of Stara Fuzina, known for its historical significance as the site of an old forge, you'll encounter the Devil's Bridge, marking the entry point into the narrow limestone gorges.

The gorges provide a mesmerizing setting with crystal-clear waters meandering through the rugged rock formations. As the landscape unfolds, vast meadows adorned with charming cowherd huts come into view, some still serving as cheese factories or transformed into rustic country residences. Along the way, you'll encounter the impressive Slap Mostnice waterfall, adding to the natural splendor of the hike.

As you make your way back to the accommodation, you'll have the opportunity to enjoy refreshing swimming breaks in the clear waters, providing a delightful way to cool off and fully immerse yourself in the serene surroundings of the Mostnice gorges. This hike offers a perfect blend of adventure, natural beauty, and cultural insight, making it a memorable experience for visitors exploring the wonders of Slovenia's outdoors.

Dinner and overnight in a hotel on Lake Bohinj.

Day 3

Triglav National Park: Planino blato, Planina krstenica and laz - Pri Jezeru lake

[Transfer: 25min; Trek 5hrs; +650m; -650m]

Starting from an altitude of 1,100 meters, the journey through the mountain pastures immerses you in the serene ambiance of high-altitude landscapes. As you ascend, you'll quickly transition into the atmosphere of the mountain pastures, where the air is crisp and the views are panoramic.

Traversing several pastures along the way, you'll encounter charming and typical scenes, including traditional summer huts that dot the lush green meadows. These pastoral settings provide an idyllic backdrop to pause, listen to the soothing sound of cow bells, and savor the unique flavors of dairy specialties crafted in the mountains. The taste of these delicacies is distinct from products found in the valley, enriched by the alpine herbs and grasses grazed upon by the cattle.

A visit to the cheese factory offers insight into the artisanal production process, where you can learn about the craftsmanship involved in creating these delectable treats. After indulging in the dairy delights, the return journey leads you back via the shimmering waters of the lake and the picturesque Planina pri Jezeru mountain pasture.

Throughout the trek, you'll have ample opportunities to appreciate the beauty of Slovenia's mountainous terrain, savor its culinary delights, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region. This experience promises a perfect blend of adventure, relaxation, and culinary exploration amidst the breathtaking scenery of the Slovenian Alps.

Dinner and overnight in a hotel on Lake Bohinj.

Day 4

Vingtar Gorges - Lake Bled - Soca Valley

[Transfer: 1h20 by car and 45min by train; Trek 4grs; +400m; -400m]

The journey continues with a transfer to Lake Bled, often hailed as the pearl of the Julian Alps. To make the most of the serene atmosphere and avoid the crowds of tourists, the excursion to the Radovna River gorges begins early in the morning. Ascending over 1,600 meters, you'll follow a scenic path comprised of wooden footbridges, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. The highlight of the trek is the spectacular 26-meter waterfall located at the exit of the gorges, a captivating sight to behold.

The return journey unfolds along a picturesque 4-kilometer panoramic path, allowing you to soak in the beauty of the natural surroundings at a leisurely pace. Upon arrival at Lake Bled, a tranquil path leads to a stunning viewpoint overlooking the lake, offering a picture-perfect panorama worthy of a postcard.

After the scenic excursion, the adventure continues with a transfer via autotrain to Kobarid, nestled in the picturesque Soca Valley. This small historic town, nestled at the foot of the Julian Alps, serves as an ideal base for exploring the wonders of the region. Renowned for its natural beauty, the Soca Valley is home to the stunning Soca River, celebrated as one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe. The river has carved its way through the valley, shaping a landscape adorned with waterfalls, cascades, rapids, and narrow gorges etched into the rock.

Upon arrival in Kobarid, you'll check into a hotel and have the opportunity to unwind and relax after a day of exploration. Dinner will be served, allowing you to savor the flavors of the region before retiring for the night in comfort. Whether in Kobarid or Tolmin, both towns offer a charming ambiance and convenient access to the natural wonders of the Soca Valley, ensuring a memorable stay amidst the breathtaking beauty of the Julian Alps.

Dinner and overnight in a hotel in Kobarid or Tolmin.

Day 5

Soca Valley and Tolmin Gorges

[Transfer: 5hrs; Trek 4hrs; +500m; -500m]

The hike from Trnovo to Kobarid offers a fascinating journey through the stunning landscapes of the Soca Valley, punctuated by historical sites and natural wonders. As you traverse the path, you'll encounter the ruins of the ancient village of Tonocev grad, providing glimpses into the region's rich history.

Continuing along the route, you'll be treated to the sight of the magnificent Kozjak waterfall. Nestled beneath the imposing Krn mountain range, this waterfall is truly a sight to behold. What sets Kozjak apart is its mysterious allure – hidden within a cave resembling a stone amphitheater, the waterfall exudes an aura of mysticism that captures the imagination of all who behold it.

As you approach the waterfall, you'll find yourself drawn into a mesmerizing underground cavern, where the 15-meter cascade plunges into a crystal-clear pool below. The combination of the waterfall's thundering roar and the serene beauty of its surroundings creates an unforgettable experience, evoking a sense of wonder and awe.

The journey through the Soca Valley, enriched by encounters with historical remnants and natural marvels like the Kozjak waterfall, offers a unique opportunity to connect with the region's cultural and natural heritage. Whether you're an avid hiker, a history enthusiast, or simply a lover of breathtaking scenery, this hike promises an unforgettable adventure amidst the stunning landscapes of Slovenia's Julian Alps.

Dinner and overnight in a hotel in Kobarid or Tolmin.

Day 6

Idrija mines - tasting in the Vipava vineyard - Skocjan Caves

[Transfer: 1.5hrs; Trek 4hrs; +350m; -350m]

The day commences with a visit to Idrija, a town renowned for its UNESCO-listed mercury mine museum, offering insight into the region's industrial heritage. The tour of the mine provides a fascinating glimpse into the history of mercury extraction, showcasing the ingenuity and labor involved in this once-thriving industry. After the visit, a picnic in Idrija offers a chance to savor local flavors amidst the town's charming surroundings.

Continuing on, the journey takes you to the Vipava Valley, a hidden gem of Slovenian wine country. Here, amidst the picturesque vineyards, you'll have the opportunity to visit a wine cellar and indulge in tastings of wines crafted from local grape varieties. This immersive experience provides a delightful introduction to the region's winemaking traditions and terroir.

The highlight of the day awaits with a visit to the Skocjan Caves, renowned as among the most spectacular in Europe and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Exploring the labyrinthine caverns and marveling at the awe-inspiring underground landscapes promises to be an unforgettable experience, offering a glimpse into the subterranean wonders of Slovenia.

As the day draws to a close, you'll make your way to the village of Rodik, where you'll spend the night at an agritourism farm-inn. Nestled amidst the tranquil countryside, this cozy accommodation offers a perfect retreat, complete with the opportunity to relax in a sauna and savor a delicious dinner showcasing local farm-fresh ingredients.

Dinner and night in Rodik in an agritourism farm-inn with a sauna.

Day 7

Adriatic Coast - Piran - Ljubljana

[Transfer: 1.5 hours; Trek : 2hrs; +200m; -200m]

The day begins with a journey to the charming Venetian town of Piran, nestled along the picturesque Adriatic coast. Embarking on a leisurely walk along the coast from Piran to Strunjan, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of the sparkling sea and rugged coastline. Along the way, there will be opportunities for refreshing swimming breaks, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the beauty of the Adriatic.

Upon returning to Piran, you'll have the chance to explore the town's narrow streets and historic landmarks, soaking in its rich Venetian heritage and vibrant atmosphere. From the stunning Tartini Square to the medieval city walls, Piran exudes an enchanting charm that captivates visitors.

Continuing on your journey, you'll make your way to Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia and the European Green Capital in 2016. As you arrive, you'll be greeted by the city's picturesque banks, iconic bridges, and grand old buildings, all set against the backdrop of the Ljubljanica River. The city's lively streets are lined with quaint cafes and restaurants, inviting you to indulge in the laid-back dolce vita atmosphere that permeates the city.

Dinner in town and overnight in a 3* hotel in Ljubljana.

Day 8

Ljubljana - Departure

Your visit to Ljubljana, the charming capital of Slovenia, promises to be a delightful exploration of history, culture, and local life. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, you'll gain insight into the city's rich heritage as you wander through its pedestrian streets, bustling outdoor markets, and vibrant plazas.

As you traverse the city with your guide, you'll discover the fascinating stories behind Ljubljana's landmarks, from its medieval castle perched atop a hill to its picturesque bridges spanning the Ljubljanica River. The city's compact size makes it easy to navigate on foot, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in its relaxed and jovial atmosphere.

Throughout the day, you'll have the opportunity to meander through the city's outdoor markets, sampling local delicacies and soaking in the sights and sounds of everyday life. Whether you're browsing for handmade crafts, fresh produce, or artisanal treats, Ljubljana's markets offer a glimpse into the city's vibrant culinary scene and thriving community spirit.

Depending on your flight schedule, the day will conclude with a transfer to the airport, ensuring a smooth and seamless journey home.

  • Airport transfers on D1 and D8 (2 group transfers per trip)
  • Land transfers as described in the program
  • Full board, from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8
  • Accommodation in a three or four star hotel as indicated in the program (double room basis)
  • Visits planned in the program
  • Supervision by a French-speaking guide
  • Baggage transport
  • Return flights
  • Any additional transfer from or to Ljubljana Airport apart from the group transfers planned on D1 and D8
  • The insurance
  • The drinks
  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not listed in “Prices include”
  • Single room supplement: €315
  • ​Additional nights in Ljubljana: on request
  • Visits and transfers not planned in the program
  • Parking in Ljubljana for the week if you come by car
  • The drinks
  • Tips
     
     

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