Hike the highest peak of Julian Alps
Triglav - "the three headed mountain" is Slovenia's highest peak and number one national symbol. Tradition says that every true Slovene must climb it at least once in their lifetime. Be one of our proud guests and conquer this mountain with us, and we’ll grant you this honorary title!
This is neither a walk nor a hike: it is a climb. There are via ferrata sections on day 3, so you will need to use your hands too. Not suitable for anyone suffering from vertigo, nor for children under 16 years old. In accordance with our "Safety First Policy" we only offer it as a guided tour.
As a pre-trip, you may consider our Via Alpina tour!
Day 1: ARRIVAL IN BLED
Bled is a popular town on the shore of a beautiful glacial lake with a combination of natural wonders and unique culture and history. Take a stroll around the lake and visit its unique island church and medieval castle perched high upon a towering precipice.
DAY 2: POKLJUKA – PLANIKA / KREDARICA HUT (6 hrs, ↔ 12 km, ↑ 1,170 m, ↓ 390 m)
Today it's into the heart of the Triglav National Park and the Julian Alps. The trail slowly ascends to Vodnikov Dom hut, amid the glorious views of Mt. Triglav (Slovenia's highest mountain (2864 m)), and its neighbouring peaks. You will spend the night at Planika or Kredarica hut, right underneath Triglav.
Day 3: PLANIKA HUT – TOP OF MT. TRIGLAV - VODNIKOV DOM (4 hrs, ↔ 6.3 km, ↑ 610 m, ↓ 1,150 m)
Time to climb to the top of Mt. Triglav, towering high above Planika Hut. This is best done very early in the morning so you can enjoy the first rays of light as the sunrise bathes the beautiful landscape of Slovenia in warm, soft morning light. After the traditional baptism, receiving the honour for climbing the "Three Headed Mountain " and thus becoming a true Slovene, you will start your descent. A short stop for lunch at Kredarica hut and you'll head for your day's destination - Vodnikov dom overlooking Bohinj Valley.
Day 4: VODNIKOV DOM – KORITA MOSTNICE GORGE – RIBČEV LAZ (4 hrs, ↔ 14 km, ↑ 430 m, ↓ 1,720 m)
Descending in a southerly direction you will reach the unspoiled and untouched Voje Valley. Its beautiful natural gem is Mostnice Gorge, where the Mostnica River has cut a deep and narrow riverbed into limestone hillsides forming a gorge 15 metres deep in some places. Stop for a moment at the Devils' Bridge and read about the legend connected to it. End your day enjoying a great view of Bohinj Lake at sunset.
Day 5: DEPARTURE
After breakfast or extension of your stay.
You may wish to continue hiking onward over our Goldhorn Trail!
Note that tour program might be changed in case of bad weather.
Price: 995 EUR per person based on two people sharing
(Currency converter here)
Tour is not suitable for children under 16 years.
• accommodation: two nights in 4* hotels in double rooms; two nights in mountain huts in dormitories, bed & breakfast. Linen in mountain huts is included
• car transfers on day two
• two dinners in the huts
• luggage transfers between hotels (one piece per person, max 20 kgs / 45 lb). During high altitude walks, from day three to day five clients need to carry own clothing / personal items with them and main luggage is stored at the Helia office
• information pack including corresponding maps (one per booking). Every additional pack 20 EUR
• IFMA licensed professional Alpine high-altitude tour guide from day 2 to, and including, day 4
• via ferrata equipment - harness, helmet
• GPS data
• local tourist and other taxes
• welcome meeting upon arrival
• backup service (hotline) during the walk
• overall single supplement for solo travelers: this includes personal guide (one to one guidance), equipment and single room supplement in hotels 255 EUR
• single room (only available in hotels, not available in mountain huts) 255 €
• 4* Hotel in Bohinj 75 EUR per person per night in a standard double room, B&B. Single room 105 EUR
• 4* Hotel in Bled 95 EUR per person per night in a standard double room, B&B. Single room 150 EUR
Not included: flights, entrance fees, meals not mentioned in itinerary, drinks with meals
Ljubljana Airport - Bled
75 EUR 1-3 persons
95 EUR 4-8 persons
Ljubljana City - Bled
100 EUR 1-3 persons
130 EUR 4-8 persons
Bohinj - Ljubljana Airport
120 EUR 1-3 persons
160 EUR 4-8 persons
Bohinj - Bled
75 EUR 1-3 persons
100 EUR 4-8 persons
Other transfer routes prices on request
Helia supports responsible travel. On our trips we therefore use small, authentic hotels, guesthouses and alpine huts with character operated by locals or their families. Here you can find the list of standard accommodation we primarily use on the trip. The actual hotels / alpine huts may differ from this list, depending on time of booking and rooms / dormitory availability.
Day 1 4* Hotel Triglav / Hotel Rikli Balance Bled
Day 2 Planika / Kredarica mountain hut, dormitory
Day 3 Vodnik mountain hut, dormitory
Day 4 4* Hotel Kristal Ribcev Laz / Bohinj
Starting point of this trip is Lake Bled in NW Slovenia.
By plane: closest airport is Ljubljana (LJU). Several airlines serve it (check connections here). From the airport you can travel to Bled by bus (change once, takes about 2 hrs) or book our transfer (faster - 20 mins) - please ask us for a favorable price quote!
By train: Bled has two railway stations: Lesce-Bled on the Villach - Ljubljana mainline, 4 kms from the town centre; you'd need to take a local bus. The other option is Bled-Jezero on the Jesenice - Nova Gorica sideline; only a few trains a day. 2 kms away from the town center - please ask us for a favorable price quote!
By bus: Flixbus stops at Lake Bled
By car: take exit Lesce from A1 motorway Ljubljana - Jesenice. Please consult us about parking possibilities in Bled
... and away
Simple, use one of the above options or - cycle away: consider our cycling trip Best Of Slovenia!