Hiking in the Julian Alps

Hiking in the Julian Alps, Slovenia

The Julian Alps (Julijske Alpe in Slovene and Alpe Giulie in Italian) are a mountain range that stretches from Northeastern Italy into Northwestern Slovenia.

Forming part of the Southern Limestone Alps, Julijske Alpe is not the highest range in Europe, but it’s certainly one of the most spectacular.

Some hikes reward you with idyllic scenes of high alpine pastures. Other trails spoil you with striking angles of Mt. Triglav (e.g. Viševnik).

Hiking in the Julian Alps can also be very challenging. Make sure you have the proper equipment and take necessary precautions as you traverse steep scree and crumbling limestone terrain. 

In this Julian Alps hiking guide, we’re presenting our favorite day hikes as well as hut-to-hut hikes. If you’re interested in long-distance trekking, you’ll find additional resources at the end of this post.

Because these mountains are mostly contained within the borders of Slovenia, most of the hiking trails pertain to hiking on the Slovenian side.

Rules for Visiting the Julian Alps

Slovenia’s Triglav National Park encompasses most of the Julian Alps range. No permits are needed to hike in Triglav National Park. And, there’s no entrance fee for entering Triglav National Park.

However, there are a few attractions within the park that require a small fee, including Tolmin Gorge and Slap Savica. While you’re visiting the Julian Alps, you’re also visiting Triglav National Park.

So, please keep these important rules in mind:

  • Respect the habitats of animals and plants. Picking flowers is prohibited.
  • Camping outside designated areas is not permitted. Wild camping is illegal.
  • Take all garbage back with you down to the valley. Leave no trace.
  • Triglav park trails are only allowed for hiking, not for mountain biking.
  • Bathing in mountain lakes is strictly prohibited.

When to Visit the Julian Alps

Late June, July, August, and September are the best months for alpine hiking in the Julian Alps.

Depending on the length of the winter, it’s also possible to hike in mid-late May and early June at lower elevations. We hiked across the Julian Alps in July and experienced great conditions.

We also re-visited in mid-May and experienced unstable weather and lots of snow. In May, we were able to hike to 1500 meters, but there was still a great deal of snow on the trail.

We’ve also hiked the Julian Alps in late October. The fall colors were beautiful, but it rained quite a bit.

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Julian Alps hut to hut hike, Slovenia

Julian Alps Hiking Map

The Julian Alps are located in the northwestern corner of Slovenia.

You can explore these mountains from many different towns and villages, including Kranjska Gora, Trenta, Kobarid, Bovec, and the Lake Bohinj villages of Ukanc and Stara Fužina.

The highest peak in the Julian Alps is Mount Triglav, 2864 m.

We recommend purchasing the Sidarta Triglav Trail Map 1:25 000. Hotels, tourist shops, and sports stores in Slovenia typically sell these maps.

Other options are Julische Alpen: 1:50K Hiking Map WK141 or Triglav National Park WK5141 (both freytag+berndt).

Julian Alps Trails
Veliko Špičje Ridge, Julian Alps, Slovenia

The Best Julian Alps Hiking Trails

Debela Pec Hiking Trail, Julian Alps, Slovenia

Debela Pec and Brda

Trailhead: Medvedova konta Car Park
Distance: 8.7 km out-and-back
Time Needed: 3:45 hours
Elevation Gain/Loss: 624 meters
Difficulty: Moderate

Debela peč (2014 m) and Brda (2009) are two panoramic peaks along the Lipanca Ridge, between Krma Valley and Pokljuka plateau in the Julian Alps.

The hike begins at the Medvedova konta car park and ascends to the Planina Lipanca mountain pasture, home to the managed Blejska koča na Lipanci.

From the Lipanca mountain pasture, it’s a steady ascent through larch forest to the Brda and Debela peč summits.

From the ridge, views extend across Krma Valley to the impressive Rjavina mountain wall. You can even see Kanjavec and Triglav.

Learn More: Debela Peč Hiking Guide

Viševnik Day Hike, Julian Alps Hiking Guide

Viševnik Peak

Trailhead: Rudno Polje (1347 m), Pokljuka
Distance: 6.5 km out-and-back
Time Needed: 3 hours
Elevation Gain/Loss: 678 meters
Difficulty: Easy-Moderate

Viševnik (2050 m) is a mountain peak, easily accessible from the Rudno Polje trailhead on Pokljuka Plateau.

This popular summit in the Julian Alps can be done in a few hours.

From the peak, there are spectacular views of Mount Triglav, Bohinj Valley, the Southern Julian Alps, Mali Draški, and the Rjavina ridge.

Hike here early to see the Bohinj Valley awash in the early morning light.

Learn More: Viševnik Hiking Guide

Climbing Mount Triglav, Julian Alps Hiking Guide

Climbing Mount Triglav

Difficulty: Varies based on the route
Time Needed: 2 Days (13-14 hours hiking)
Essential Gear: A climbing helmet like this women’s helmet and this men’s helmet.

Mount Triglav (2,864 m), the highest peak in the Julian Alps, is a bucket-list hike for every Slovenian hiker. If you’re planning on hiking to the summit, read our Mount Triglav Hiking Guide.

There are several possible ascension routes. We recommend using Cicerone’s The Julian Alps of Slovenia to figure out which approach works best for you.

The hardest route (for experts only) is the Bamberg route up Triglav’s North Face. The easiest approaches are from either Krma Valley or from Pokljuka. 

We hiked to Mount Triglav from Pokljuka and 90% of the hike was actually quite easy.

The final 1:30 hours from Dom Planika to the summit involves some scrambling, hiking along a protected climbing route (via ferrata), and highly exposed passages.

High alpine hiking experience is a necessity to safely summit mighty Mount Triglav.

Learn More: How to Hike to Mount Triglav the Easy Way

Triglav Lakes Hut, Seven lakes Valley, Julian Alps

Triglav Lakes Valley

Trailhead: Planina Blato
Destination: Koča pri Triglavskih jezerih (1684 m)
Distance: 15.2 km out-and-back
Time Needed: 6 hours
Elevation Gain/Loss: 1040 meters
Difficulty: Moderate

Triglav Lakes Valley, also called Seven Lakes Valley, is a wildly enchanting destination in the Julian Alps. As the name suggests, this glacial valley is defined by a string of seven lakes.

There are several different approaches to Triglav Lakes Valley, including the route starting at Koča pri Savici, accessible from Ukanc, and the one starting at Planina Blato, high above Stara Fužina. 

We recommend hiking to Triglav Lakes Valley from Planina Blato.

It’s easier and you’ll amble across some of the loveliest alpine pastures above Lake Bohinj, including Planina pri Jezeru, Planina Viševnik, and Planina Ovčarija. 

Learn More: Hiking to Triglav Lakes Valley from Planina Blato

If you want to extend this hike, here are a few options:

Continue hiking up the valley to the lake Veliko jezero (Jezero Ledvicah), 1831 m.

From Veliko Jezero, you can continue hiking up the Triglav Lake Valley to the mountain hut Zasavska koča na Prehodavcih (2071 m). This will take an additional one hour (2.8 km).

If you want to overnight in the Seven Lakes Valley, you can either spend the night in Koča pri Triglavskih jezerih (1684 m), or Zasavska koča na Prehodavcih (2071 m).

Špičje Ridge Trail, Julian Alps, Slovenia

Veliko Špičje

Trailhead: Planina Blato
Distance: 27.6 km circuit
Time Needed: 2 days / 12:30 hours without breaks
Difficulty: Challenging

This demanding route combines the gorgeous Seven Lakes Valley with the riveting Špičje ridge.

Starting at Planina Blato, follow the undulating trail through pockets of forest and mountain pastures to Koča na Planini pri Jezeru, Planina Dedno Polje, Planina Ovčarija, and then down to Koča pri Triglavskih jezerih, located at Double Lake.

The hike continues up the Seven Lakes Valley for 20 minutes and then branches off to the left. The narrow path steadily ascends to the base of the Veliko Špičje spur. Scramble up to the summit and then follow the thrilling ridge trail north.

Eventually, the trail descends to a vast sea of karst and to the Zasavska koča na Prehodavcih hut. Overnight here, or continue down the Triglav Lakes Valley, passing the Zeleno jezero (Green Lake) and later on the Jezero v Ledvicah (Kidney Lake). You can spend the night at the Triglav Lakes Hut (second option).

The next day, return to Planina Blato, this time via Bregarjevo zavetišče na planini Viševnik.

Learn More: Veliko Špičje Ridge Trail

Mala Osojnica and Ojstrica: Lake Bled Viewpoints Hike, Julian Alps, Slovenia

Mala Osojnica and Ojstrica

Trailhead: Parkirišče Velika Zaka / Camping Bled
Distance: 3.7 km
Time Needed: 1:15 – 1:30 hours
Elevation Gain/Loss: 224 meters
Difficulty: Moderate

Mala Osojnica and Ojstrica are two forested hills, which rise above Lake Bled’s western shore. These hills serve up the most postcard-perfect views of Lake Bled.

Starting at the Velika Zaka Car Park, follow the boardwalk along the lake to the Mala Osojnica trailhead. The forest trail leads steeply up the hill in zigzags. After hiking up the sloping ladder, you’ll soon arrive at the Mala Osojnica viewpoint, rimmed with a fence.

There’s a bird’s-eye view of oval-shaped Bled Island, dominated by the Church of the Assumption. Beyond the island, you’ll see the medieval Bled Castle, perched on a cliff, backed by the long Karavanke mountain range.

The hike continues through forest to the Ojstrica viewpoint, marked with a bench, and then descends back to the lakeshore.

Learn More: Mala Osojnica and Ojstrica Trail Guide

Vintgar Gorge hike, Slovenia

Vintgar Gorge

Trailhead: Vintgar Gorge P1 Car Park
Distance: 4.9 km circuit
Time Needed: 2 hours
Elevation Gain/Loss: 249 meters
Difficulty: Easy

Vintgar Gorge is a narrow river gorge wedged between the hills of Hom (843 meters) and Boršt (931 meters) in Triglav National Park.

Located only 4 km northwest of Lake Bled, Vintgar Gorge is often called the “Bled Gorge.”

A safe and secure pathway made up of boardwalks and bridges leads through the 1.6 km-long gorge. Beneath the steep walls of the gorge, the trail crisscrosses the rapids and pools of the Radovna River.

The Vintgar Gorge trail starts at the P1 car park in Pondhom village and ends at the Šum river waterfall.

At the end of the trail, you can return to the gorge entrance along the “Green Trail Vintgar – Sv. Katarina,” or along the shorter “Red Trail Vintgar – Blejska Dobrava.”

Learn More: Vintgar Gorge

Upper Peričnik Waterfall, Julian Alps, Slovenia

Pericnik Waterfall

Trailhead: Koča pri Peričniku, Vrata Valley
Distance: 1.1 km circuit
Time Needed: 1 hour
Elevation Gain/Loss: 164 meters
Difficulty: Moderate

Peričnik Waterfall is a waterfall in Vrata Valley in the north of Triglav National Park. 

Slap Peričnik is formed by the water that flows over a conglomerate cliff in two steep drops. 

The lower waterfall, Spodnji Slap, is 52 meters high, whereas the upper waterfall, Zgornji Slap, is 16 meters high.

A short, but steep trail links the upper and lower waterfalls with the Koča pri Peričniku hut in Vrata Valley. 

Learn More: How to Get to Slap Peričnik

Planina v Lazu mountain pasture in the Julian Alps
Planina Lazu

Bohinj High Alpine Pasture Loop

Trailhead: Planina Blato (1147 m)
Distance: 12.4 km loop
Time Needed: 4:30 hours
Elevation Gain/Loss: 592 meters
Difficulty: Moderate

This romantic loop trail in the Julian Alps delivers fairy-tale-like scenes that seem too magical to be real. There is some work involved though.

We recommend starting in Planina Blato, which is accessible from Stara Fužina via a toll road. From Planina Blato, follow signs to Planina v Lazu.

You’ll find the clearest trailhead and signage, just down the road from the Planina Blato car park.

Follow the forest trail to Koča na Planini pri Jezeru  (1453 m) and then ascend to Planina Lazu (1560 m). Detour to the ridge above the Lazu pasture for the best views.

Descend to Planina Dedno Polje and then follow the forest road back to Koča na Planini pri Jezeru and the familiar track to Planina Blato.

Tamar Mountain Hut, Planica Valley, Julian Alps, Slovenia
Tamar Mountain Hut

Planica Valley and Dom v Tamarju

Trailhead: Planica Nordic Centre. There’s a 2.50 EUR fee to park at Planica Nordic Center.
Planinski dom Tamar
Distance: 7.6 km out-and-back
Difficulty: Easy
Elevation Gain/Loss: 170 meters
Time Needed: 2 hours

This easy walk through Planica Valley to the mountain hut Planinski dom Tamar (aka Dom v Tamarju) is something for everyone.

As you hike along a wide path through the valley, you’ll see info boards explaining various geological occurrences. There are also carved tree trunks that create visual pathways to various peaks in the Julian Alps.

At the mountain hut, you can order a drink and something to eat.

Bovški Gamsovec Summit Hike, Julian Alps Hiking Trails
Bovški Gamsovec

Julian Alps Hut to Hut Hike

Trailhead: Vršič pass
Destination: Lake Bohinj
Distance: 43.4 km point-to-point
Time Needed: 4 Days
Difficulty: Challenging

This 4-day hut-to-hut hike across the Julian Alps is a custom route we put together. It strings together many of the hikes outlined above in one really epic trek.

Learn More: Triglav National Park 4-Day Trek

To learn more about staying in Slovenian huts, read How to Visit a Slovenian Mountain Hut and Hut to Hut Hiking in Slovenia.

Essential Gear:

Slemenova Špica hike in the Julian Alps

Slemenova Špica

Trailhead: Vršič pass (1611 m)
Distance: 5.9 km out-and-back
Time Needed: 3 hours
Elevation Gain/Loss: 471 meters
Difficulty: Moderate

Slemenova Špica (1911 m) is a meadow and summit set amidst the dramatic Julian Alps. From Vršič pass, follow signs towards Sleme.

After 30 minutes, you’ll reach the Vratica (1799 m) mountain saddle, where the trail splits. To hike to Sleme, head right (45 minutes).

After another 30 min, you’ll reach a junction. You’ll see a path to the right signed Grlo that heads to the Tamar mountain hut. Stay to the left.

Keep your eyes peeled for another trail intersection. You’ll want to head right. If you continue on the main trail, you’ll end up at the Slatnica saddle.

When you arrive in the high grassy meadow of Slemenova Špicayou’ll have panoramic views of the Southern Limestone Alps.

Mount Vogel, Best Hikes in the Julian Alps
Mount HiVogel

Mount Vogel

Trailhead: Vogel Cable Car mountain station (also called Rjava Skala) / Ski Hotel Vogel
Distance: 11.2 km circuit
Elevation Gain/Loss: 732 meters
Time Needed: 5 hours
Difficulty: Moderate

Mount Vogel (1922 m) is a popular hiking destination in the Julian Alps, because of its proximity to Lake Bohinj and its accessibility.

The hike to Vogel begins with a swift cable car ascent to Vogel Ski Resort, where you’ll have dazzling views of Slovenia’s largest lake and the high peaks of the Julian Alps, including Mt Triglav.

Learn More: Hiking to Mount Vogel

Lago di Fusine Superiore, Julian Alps, Italy
Fusine Lakes

Fusine Lakes

If you venture to the Italian-side of the Julian Alps, definitely visit the striking Fusine Lakes (Laghi di Fusine), which are a short drive from Kranjska Gora.

You can drive directly to the Upper Lake, park and walk around both lakes. This is a splendid way to spend half a day.

Learn More: How to Visit Laghi di Fusine

Veliko jezero, Seven Lakes Valley, Julian Alps, Slovenia

Long Distance Hiking in the Julian Alps

Trekking in the Julian Alps

Alpe Adria

The Alpe Adria Trail is a 750 km long-distance route that connects Austria (Carinthia), Slovenia, and Italy (Friuli-Venezia Giulia). The trail is broken up into 43 states. Stages 23 and 24 traverse the Julian Alps of Slovenia.

Via Alpina

The Via Alpina spans about 5,000 km and is broken up into 352 states. It stretches across seven alpine countries, including Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Italy, and France.

This long-distance hiking route is made up of sub-sections: Purple, Yellow, Green, Blue, and Red trails. The Purple route goes through the Julian Alps.

Slovenian Mountain Trail

This 28-stage Slovenian long-distance trail begins in Maribor, crosses the Pohorje Hills, Kamnik Savinja Alps, Karavanke Alps, Julian Alps, and ends at Debeli Rtič on the Adriatic Sea.

It’s marked by Knafelc blazes and the number 1. We hiked a section of the Slovenian Mountain Trail in the Kamnik Savinja Alps and it was very challenging.

Specifically, we hiked this route: Koča na Kamniškem sedlu – Turska gora – Zoissova koča na Kokrskem sedlu – Grintovec – Češka koča na Spodnjih Ravneh – Zgornje Jezersko.

Buy the Guidebook: Trekking in Slovenia: The Slovene High Level Route

Juliana Trail

A new 270 km long-distance hiking route around the Julian Alps was established in April 2019. The Juliana Trail begins and ends in Rateče, at the Slovenian – Italian border.

Stage 1 continues in the direction of Kranjska Gora. The route will be divided into 14 stages.

Buy the Guidebook: Trekking Slovenia’s Juliana Trail: Three-week trek: Bled, Triglav and the Julian Alps

Debela Pec and Brda Hiking Trail, Julian Alps, Slovenia

Where to Stay in the Julian Alps

Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora is an alpine resort town in northwestern Slovenia and a great base for exploring the Northern Julian Alps.

Popular trails include the Slemenova špica panoramic summit, Planica valley, the Martuljek waterfalls, and the Pericnik Falls.

From Kranjska Gora, you can summit the mighty Mala Mojstrovka (2332 m), Prisank (2547 m), Jalovec (2645 m) and Špik (2472m).

Budget | ​​Pri Marusi is a centrally-located guesthouse in Kranjska Gora with exceedingly kind and attentive owners. Rooms are modern and immaculate. Breakfast is included. 

Midrange | Hotel Vandot is a cozy and comfortable hotel in the center of town. Breakfast is included. 

Midrange | Garni Hotel Miklič is a traditional, family-run accommodation with spotless rooms and raving reviews. Guests love the welcoming hosts, central location, and superb breakfast.

Midrange | Hotel Pino Alpino is an impressive 3-star hotel with an on-site à la carte restaurant and bar, located in Kranjska Gora’s pedestrian zone. Breakfast is included. Free private parking is located behind the hotel.

Midrange-Luxury | Hiša Kosobrin offers modern apartments with fully-equipped kitchens. The property is located on the bank of the Sava Dolinka river, just outside of the town center. Guests have access to a sauna and private parking.

Luxury | Boutique Hotel Skipass is a 4-star, family-run boutique hotel with a wine bar serving Slovenian wines and cold cuts. Stay here for the comfortable rooms, fresh à la carte breakfast, and kind and attentive staff. Parking is available on-site (extra charge).

Luxury | Boutique Hotel Milka perfects the alpine minimalist aesthetic with its elegantly-curated rooms and regionally-inspired design. This flawless boutique hotel at Lake Jasna offers a fine dining Michelin starred restaurant, stunning mountain vistas, and a plentiful, mouthwatering breakfast. Additional facilities: secure bike and ski room, bar, and private sauna (extra charge).

More budget options: Vitranc Apartments, Gostilna Pri Martinu, and  B&B Brezov Gaj

More midrange options: Apartma Peček Kranjska Gora and Vila Mojca – Apartmaji Lena

Look for accommodation in Kranjska Gora.

Lake Bohinj

There are three main settlements around Lake Bohinj: Stara Fužina, Ribčev Laz, and Ukanc.

Stara Fužina

To explore the heavenly Seven Lakes Valley and the charming high alpine pastures of Lake Bohinj, we recommend staying in Stara Fužina.

Midrange | Ideal for families, the top-rated Pr `Agotnik apartmaji sobe Bohinj offers spacious one- and two-bedroom apartments with fully-equipped kitchens, and washing machines. 

Midrange | The recently renovated Residence Novak Bohinj offers stylish one-bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens in an idyllic area of Stara Fužina. Guests love the idyllic surroundings and mountain views, the proximity to Lake Bohinj, and the kind hosts. There’s a minimum stay requirement of 2-3 nights. 

Midrange-Luxury | Apartmaji Triglav is a stylish aparthotel in Stara Fužina with an on-site restaurant and bar and spa and wellness center. Rooms are clean, modern, and feature balconies, kitchenettes and seating areas. Guests particularly love the mountain views and the hotel’s proximity to hiking trails and the lake. Breakfast is included. 

Luxury | Hotel Majerca is a lovely boutique hotel with an on-site restaurant in Stara Fužina. The restaurant extends onto a grassy lawn, with views of farmland backed by the Julian Alps. It’s wonderful to start and end your day here. The al fresco breakfast is phenomenal. 

Look for accommodation in Stara Fužina.

Ribčev Laz

Ribčev Laz is a settlement along Lake Bohinj, next to Stara Fužina. With its central location and easy access (bus from Bled and Ljubljana), Ribčev Laz is a perfect base.

Midrange | Apartments and rooms Cerkovnik is located in Ribčev Laz, a mere 10-minute walk to the lakeshore (1 km). This sparking clean accommodation offers double and triple rooms as well as well-equipped apartments. Breakfast is available for an additional fee. On-site parking is free. 

Luxury | The newly renovated Hotel Bohinj is located in the center of Ribčev Laz, only a few meters from Lake Bohinj. Designed to impress as much as to pay homage to the region’s cultural heritage, Hotel Bohinj is the most striking hotel in the Bohinj region.

All rooms have air-conditioning. Guests are treated to a healthy and delicious breakfast buffet. You can also enjoy dinner at the hotel and indulge in a wellness package.

Look for accommodation in Ribčev Laz.


Alternatively, you can also stay on the other end of the lake in Ukanc. This tiny settlement is a great base for hiking to Mount Vogel and exploring the Southern Julian Alps.

Midrange | Set in a quiet location ringed by forest, the top-rated Bohinj Apartments Goldhorn Kingdom (Apartmaji Kraljestvo Zlatoroga) is a 3-star apartment complex (1-2 bedrooms). Each unit has a fully-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher. Extra perk: daily housekeeping.

Midrange | Apartments Ukanc offers clean and functional apartments in Ukanc.

Luxury | Chalet Apartments ALPIK offers cozy 1-3 bedroom apartments with well-appointed kitchens in a fairy-tale-like location in Ukanc.

Luxury | Villa Park B&B – ADULTS ONLY is a bed and breakfast with a large garden situated next to the Savica stream, which flows into Lake Bohinj.

Midrange | Hiša Erlah is a very welcoming B&B in Ukanc, very close to the beach. As a guest, you can borrow their SUPs and Kayaks for free.

Look for accommodation in Ukanc.


Lake Bled is located in the Julian Alps, just east of Triglav National Park. There are only a few hikes starting directly in Bled, or nearby (e.g. Vintgar Gorge and Mala Osojnica), but you’re well-positioned to hike to Viševnik and Debela Pec from Pokljuka Plateau, if you’re traveling with a car.

Budget | Guesthouse Marko is a top-rated guesthouse in Bled, walking distance to the lakeshore.

Midrange | Old Parish House is a cozy and clean bed and breakfast, 100 meters away from Lake Bled.

Midrange | Hotel Starkl – Heritage & Unique is a darling lakefront hotel with an on-site restaurant and bar. Breakfast is included. This family-run property stands out with its friendly service, exceptional cuisine, and location.

Luxury | Adora Luxury Hotel is a lakefront boutique hotel with 7 luxurious suites. Stay here for the lake views and dreamy location. Breakfast is available for an extra charge.

Luxury | Vila Bled is a historic lakefront hotel with 33 rooms. Set in a quiet area of Lake Bled, guests can enjoy the historical flair of President Tito’s former summer residence. Breakfast is included.

Luxury | Bled Rose Hotel is a modern, 4-star hotel in the center of Bled. The hotel features an on-site bar, an indoor swimming pool and spa, a fitness room, and private beach area. Breakfast is included in the room rate.

More Bled accommodations: Old Bled House (midrange guesthouse), Vila Alpina (midrange guesthouse), Hotel Lovec (luxury hotel), and Grand Hotel Toplice (lakefront luxury hotel).

Look for accommodation in Bled.


Kobarid is a small town on the Soča River, south of Bovec. It’s the ideal base for exploring the Southwestern Julian Alps and the Soča Valley. You can hike to the summits of Mount Krn (2244 m) and Krasji vrh (1773 m).

Budget | Premium Hostel Kobarid

Budget | Apartments Masera

Midrange | Apartments Pri nas

Midrange | We recommend staying in Tourist Farm Kranjc, which is located in Koseč, a small hamlet above Drežnica in the Municipality of Kobarid.

Adults-Only Chalets | Perched high above Kobarid and Soča Valley, the one-of-a-kind Nebesa Chalets are four modern 1-bedroom chalets with floor-to-ceiling windows, kitchenettes, and private bathrooms. The room rate includes breakfast and use of the spa facilities (Finnish, Aromatherapy, and Chromotherapy saunas) and fitness room. Extra perks: free bike rental, meal delivery from partner restaurant Hiša Polonka (when possible), and a friendly resident Bernese mountain dog.

Look for accommodation in Kobarid.

Planini Pri Jezeru, Julian Alps, Slovenia
  • The unmistakable Kreuzberg pinnacles towering above Saxer Lücke pass. 
The complete trail description is on the blog. 
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  • Berggasthaus Aescher Wildkirchli is a wooden guesthouse built into the rock wall of Ebenalp in the Alpstein.
It has existed in its current form since 1884, making it one of the oldest mountain guesthouses in Switzerland. 
The fastest and easiest way to get to Berggasthaus Aescher is from the Ebenalp plateau, accessible by cable car from Wasserauen. From Ebenalp, it only takes 25 minutes to hike down to Aescher via the Wildkirchli caves.
Alternatively, you can skip the cable car ascent and hike from Wasserauen to Aescher via the stunning Lake Seealpsee.
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  • Secret hike in the Alpstein massif in Appenzell, Switzerland 👇
Marwees Ridge Trail
Trailhead: Wasserauen
Distance: 14.5 km circuit
Time Needed: 6:45 hours
Difficulty: Difficult
Elevation Gain/Loss: 1225 meters
Trail guide on the blog.
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  • If you’re visiting the Alps this month, you may be able to experience a traditional alpine cattle drive (Almabtrieb, Alpabzug, Alpabtrieb, Viehscheid, Désalpe, etc…). 
Across the Alps, cattle, goats, and sheep graze in the mountain pastures during the summer months. At the end of the grazing season, farmers herd their animals back down to their winter stables in the valley. 
In many places, this cattle drive descent is a festive occasion, where locals celebrate the safe return of the animals with a homecoming parade, music, food, and general merriment. 
The best places to see traditional cattle drives are Austria (Tyrol, Salzburg, Vorarlberg), Germany (Upper Bavaria), Switzerland, and Italy (South Tyrol). 
More info on the blog:
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  • We’re so happy it’s September - the month of clear skies, no thunderstorms (hopefully / it’s been a crazy year), and cooler temperatures. 
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  • Six years ago, Kati and I drove from Cologne to Vienna, stopping in Baden-Baden, the Black Forest, Appenzell, and the Dolomites along the way. 
That trip changed the trajectory of our life. It’s when we fell in love with hiking and traveling in the Alps.
We arrived in Appenzell, Switzerland, during their annual music folk festival. The town center was teeming with folk musical ensembles and hundreds of locals, clad in traditional Appenzeller Trachten. 
Ever since, we’ve been dreaming of returning to Appenzell to re-experience some of the magic of our first trip. 
Fortunately, our second trip coincided with several Alpabzüge (cattle drive descents).
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