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The Slovenian Mountain Trail

Duration

7 days

Number of people

2 – 8

Tour Type

Hiking

Difficulty

Medium

Lenght and Elevation

200 km, 12000m +/-

Price

From 700 €

Overview

 

The Slovenian Mountain Trail is the longest transversal hiking trail/route in Slovenia and the first transversal hiking trail in Europe.

Hiking across the Slovenian mountains started in 1953 with the path which was not only revealing its beautiful features but also taking the mountain hikers from the Pannonian plains across plateaus and hills all the way to the Slovenian coast. Here, everyone can find something for their own taste. 

Hikers can begin or end the Slovenian Mountain Trail in Maribor, Debeli rtič or anywhere else. The trail has no restrictions in terms of time and is marked by means of the Knafelc blazes (white dot with a red circle around it and an Arabic number 1 – picture below). demanding routes.

Because Slovenian Mountain Trail is long, we divide it into three parts, depends on the season. Summer is ideal to take on the Julian Alps part, while part from Trenta to Ankaran is better to do in March to April or from September to November.     

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Outstanding views
  • Excellent wines
  • Local made food
  • Expert tour guide

ITINEARY [step by step]

Maribor - Mojstrana

The trail starts at city of Maribor from where you ascend to Pohorje hills. You will leave Pohorje behind after two or three days of easy walk along nice, fresh and dark spruce forests. Next town is Slovenj Gradec. From there you »climb« (easy walk) to Uršlja gora and on the first Alpine ridge on your trail – Smrekovec (the only ex-vulcanic mountain in Slovenia). In a day or two of very nice, sunny and panoramic walk (full of blueberris in late July and August) you will sleep in the hut below the first two thousander – Raduha. It will also be the first step on difficult and very difficult mountain trail.

 

From Raduha you will have to descent Savinja river valley (Savinjska dolina) and later climb to Ojstrica. Now you are already in the heart of Kamnik-Savinja Alps (Kamniško-Savinjske Alpe). In next few days you will climb a lot of peaks above 2.000 meters. The last one will be Storžič where you will leave Kamnik-Savinja Alps and step on long, sunny and with grass overgrown hillside of Karawanks (Karavanke).You will leave them above village of Mojstrana where Slovenian mountain museum is located.

Part 1: 

Distance: 230 km
Elevation: 15 400 m
Time: 7 – 9 days
Highest point: 2500 m
Lowest point: 279 m

Mojstrana - Petrovo Brdo

Mojstrana is also an entrance to Triglav national park. In two days you will be standing on the top of the highest slovenian peak and our national symbol – Triglav. Julian Alps will be your home for a few days all the way to Petrovo Brdo, where the terrain gets different and you are slowly entering into the Primorska region. 

Part 2:

Distance: 181 km
Elevation: 15 280 m
Time: 7 – 9 days
Highest point: 2864 m
Lowest point: 645 m

Petrovo Brdo - Ankaran

 This is also the last farewell to the high Alps. From now on you will walk in company of forests and karst wonders. You will also start with slow descent (with some climbs) against the coast – you will reach it in a week.

Part 3:

Distance: 221 km
Elevation: 8450 m
Time: 7 – 9 days
Highest point: 1559 m
Lowest point: 2 m

PRICE / PERSON

Guided

  • Tour guide

Self - Guided

  • GPX track
  • All info about the tour (what to see, where to sleep, where to eat)

Tailor Made

  • Depending on your wishes, we prepare a custom made tour (elavation, distance, things to do, things to see) 

INCLUDED

  • 7 – 9 x accommodation and breakfast
  • Dinner in mountain huts
  • Transfer to location and 24h support

NOT INCLUDED

  • Other meals and wine tasting (optional)
  • Gear rent (helmet, via ferrata gear)
Bike Wine Regions
Extras (per person)

CONTACT

Where we meet?

Štrancarjeva ulica 8

5270 Ajdovščina

Slovenia