Hiking across the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, Slovenia
The Kamnik-Savinja Alps (aka Kamniško-Savinjske Alpe, Steiner Alpen) are a stunning mountain range in Slovenia. Located only 1:30 hours north of Ljubljana, this alpine paradise is accessible by car, or by public transit.
In July, we hiked hut-to-hut for four days in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, starting in Kamniška Bistrica and ending in Zgornje Jezersko. Much of our route followed the Slovenian Mountain Trail (marked with the number “1”), a 599 km long trail that takes 28 days to complete.
We were blown away by the incredible beauty of these limestone mountains. We were also astonished by how few people were actually on these trails. Compared to the Julian Alps, the Kamnik mountains are far less trafficked.
Our 4-Day hiking tour was a challenging trek. If you have high-alpine hiking experience and proper equipment, this is definitely a hike for you.
If you love the mountains but aren’t thrilled about assisted climbing routes, consider hiking stage 1 and, or stage 4 of this guide as day hikes. Also, check out our Triglav National Park trek in the Julian Alps.
This hiking guide outlines each stage of our trek through the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. We’ve also included tips on how to save money, what to pack, and where to stay.
Kamnik-Savinja 4-Day Hiking Route
Stage 1: Kamniška Bistrica – Kamniška koča na Kamniškem sedlu (5.4 km, 3:30 – 4 hours)
Stage 2: Kamniška koča na Kamniškem sedlu – Cojzova koča na Kokrskem sedlu (7.7 km, 6:30 – 8 hours)
Stage 3: Cojzova koča na Kokrskem sedlu – Češka koča na Spodnjih Ravneh (6 km, 7 – 9 hours)
Stage 4: Češka koča na Spodnjih Ravneh – Zgornje Jezersko (4.6 km, 2 hours)