This guidebook contains 58 walking routes which explore the best of the Julian Alps of Slovenia. The walks and treks in this guidebook are organised around five bases in the Julian Alps - Kranjska Gora, Bovec, Kobarid, Bled and Bohinj - all of which have a range of accommodation and public transport facilities. There is something here for everyone - from easy valley walks and rougher forest trails to high-mountain protected routes, some of which require Alpine mountaineering experience. Several possibilities for multi-day walks are included.
The Julian Alps are situated in the small independent republic of Slovenia, at the south-eastern end of the Alpine chain. Their highest peak, Triglav, at 2864m, may be smaller than some of the better-known western giants, but what the mountains lack in stature they make up for in interest and accessibility. The dramatic limestone peaks drop steeply through forests to flower meadows, and will give you a feast for the eyes no matter which direction you turn.
Together Roy Clark and Justi Carey have around 50 years of mountaineering experience which has shaped their whole lives. Their passion for the outdoors has led to travels across the world, including Iceland, North America, Jordan and New Zealand. In 2002 they moved to Slovenia in search of new challenges, and are currently living in the heart of the Julian Alps, where they are happily exploring this new area and culture.
Introduction Slovenia: History, People and Culture Geology and Landscape The Triglav National Park Climate and Weather Wildlife and Flowers Getting to Slovenia Travel within Slovenia Accommodation Food and Drink General Information Health Issues About the Guidebook Maps Waymarking and Navigation When to Go Equipment Mountain Rescue Hazards Section 1: Kranjska Gora Route 1: Zelenci Route 2: Tamar and Planica Route 3: Srednji Vrh Route 4: Slap Martuljek (Martuljek waterfall) Route 5: Vrsid Pass Route 6: Visoki Mavrinc Route 7: Ped (Tromeja) Route 8: Vitranc/Ciprnik Route 9: Sleme Route 10: Jerebikovec Route 11: Mala and Velika Mojstrovka Route 12: Mala Mojstrovka via the Hanzova Pot Route 13: Prisank Route 14: Jalovec Route 15: Spik Route 16: Skrlatica Route 17: Triglav by the Tominskova Pot and the Prag Route Route 18: Triglav by the Plemenice (or Bamberg) Route Route 19: Kanjavec Section 2: Bohinj Route 20: The Tour of Lake Bohinj Route 21: Slap Savica (Savica Waterfall) Route 22: Rudnica Route 23: Korita Mostnice Route 24: Lopata Virgin Forest Route 25: Vogel Route 26: Drna prst Route 27: Spodnje Bohinjske Gore (the Lower Bohinj Ridge) Route 28: Prsivec Route 29: Bogatin and Mahavsdek Route 30: Triglav Lakes Valley and Veliko spidje Route 31: Triglav - the Southern Approach Section 3: Bovec Route 32: The Bovec Basin Route 33: Izvir Glijuna and Slap Virje Route 34: Kluye Route 35: Humdid - the First World War Walk Route 36: The Soda Trail Route 37: Svinjak Route 38: Visoki Kanin and Prestreljenik Route 39: Rombon Route 40: Pogadnikov Dom and Kriski Podi Route 41: Planja and Razor Route 42: Kriy, Stenar and Bovski Gamsovec Route 43: Krn Route 44: Mangart Section 4: Bled Route 45: The Tour of Lake Bled Route 46: Osojnica Route 47: Vintgar Gorge Route 48: Bohinjska Bela and Kupljenik Route 49: Ribenska Gora Route 50: Taley Route 51: Galetovec Route 52: Debela Ped, Brda and Lipanski Vrh Section 5: Kobarid Route 53: The Historical Walk Route 54: Dreyniski Kot Route 55: Matajur Route 56: Stol Route 57: Krasji Vrh Section 6: Hut-to-Hut Routes Route 58: Around Lake Bohinj Route 59: Kranjska Gora to Trenta Route 60: Bovec to Bohinj Route 61: Aljazev Dom Appendices Appendix 1: Useful Contact Details Appendix 2: Bibliography Appendix 3: Glossary Appendix 4: Route Index