Slovenian Lakes Walk

Three Lakes Walk

Walking Lakes & Valleys Slovenia - Jasna Lake
map - walking Lakes & valleys Slovenia
Price
from 520 EUR
Departure:
daily from 30th March to 5th October
Duration
5 days / 4 nights
Total Distance
39 km
Starting point
Kranjska Gora
Activity Level
  • 2

A walking holiday for those who love alpine lakes backed by panoramic mountain vistas. The highlights of this walk are the famous Jasna Lake, Lake Bled and Lake Bohinj, along with Mt. Triglav National Park. A dedicated mountain tour through a dreamlike, picturesque landscape. Suitable for hikers of very average fitness and highly recommended for photography enthusiasts.

Walk highlights:

  • hiking through lush alpine valleys
  • crystal clear alpine lakes
  • deep canyons carved by mountain rivers
  • wildflower-strewn meadows & pastures
  • sumptuous food in family-run hotels

Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVAL IN KRANJSKA GORA.
The popular ski resort of Kranjska Gora, most famous for hosting the annual World Cup Slalom every January, is the starting point for this tour. You will spend your first night here in the shadows of the mighty western Julian Alps (family hotel 3*).

Day 2: KRANJSKA GORA – JASNA VALLEY – KRANJSKA GORA
16 km round trip / ascent 400 m. Valleys and hillside walk (hotel 3*).
Today you'll visit the beautiful Lake Jasna and then head into the equally lovely Jasna Valley, where you'll be greeted by the glorious mountain arena of the Prisank and Razor Mountains. Stop at Krnica hut for a traditional hikers stew. On the way back you can visit the “Russian Chapel” a touching monument dedicated to Russian POWs who died during WW1 while building the military road over Vršič Pass.   

Day 3: RADOVNA VALLEY – VINTGAR GORGE – LAKE BLED
11 km / ascent 200 m. Valleys & meadows walk (4* hotel).
You will be transferred through the lush green Radovna Valley, framed by soaring mountain peaks, to where the Radovna River has carved the 150 m deep Vintgar Gorge. The trail leads along a wooden walkway through the gorge and onwards to the world-famous Bled Lake, via the lovely Katarina Church viewpoint. Here you will get your first view of Bled Castle. Your hotel overlooks the lake. If you arrive early enough, head up to the castle for a great view of the church on the island.

Day 4: POKLJUKA – USKOVNICA SADLE – LAKE BOHINJ
12 km / ascent 200 m. Mountain meadows & treeline walk (4* hotel).
You will be driven by car up to the Pokljuka Plateau where you will begin your hike across mountain pastures and rustic farmhouses to a viewing point into the beautiful Bohinj Valley. As you descend, you can stop at the little historic village of Studor and journey back in time. Your final destination is Lake Bohinj. Framed in a dead end valley by the Julian Alps, Lake Bohinj is the pearl of the Triglav National Park.

Day 5: DEPARTURE after breakfast.

Price

Price: 520 EUR per person based on two people sharing
High season (1st August to 20th September 2019) supplement: 45 EUR

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Price includes:
•    accommodation in above listed hotels in a two-bed room with WC and shower, on a bed & breakfast basis
•    car transfers on days three, four
•    luggage transfer between hotels (one piece per person)
•    information pack including detailed route description (in the form of a picture book) with corresponding maps (one per booking)
•    GPS data
•    local tourist and other taxes
•    welcome meeting upon arrival
•    backup service (hotline) during the walk

Optional extras:
•    half board 90 EUR (four three-course dinners, in each hotel)
•    transfers: from Ljubljana airport to Kranjska Gora 60 EUR per person. Ljubljana City to Kranjska Gora 70 EUR. Bohinj to Ljubljana Airport 55 EUR. Bohinj to Kranjska Gora 55 EUR. Bohinj to Ljubljana 65 EUR. All prices per person, one way, two-person minimum.

Single supplement:
•    65 EUR.

Additional nights:

•    4* Hotel in Bohinj 60 EUR per person per night, in a double room, B&B. Single room 85 EUR. Half board 15 EUR (three-course dinner).
•    4* Hotel in Bled 79 EUR per person in double room. Single room: 135 EUR. Half board 25 EUR (four-course dinner)
•    3* Hotel in Bled 65 EUR per person in standard double room, B&B. Single room 105 EUR. Half board 15 EUR (three-course dinner).
Please note that 3* hotel in Bled is not the same hotel as in standard programme (4* hotel).

Discounts:
•    children up to 12 years when sharing room with parents -30%
•    third adult in the room -10%; both on basic price

Travel options

Starting point of this trip is Kranjska Gora in NW Slovenia, at the Slovene / Austrian / Italian border.

Getting there...
By plane: closest airport is Ljubljana (LJU). Several airlines serve it (check details here). From the airport you can travel to Kranjska Gora by bus (change once in Kranj, takes about 3 hrs) or book our transfer (faster): 60 EUR per person, two-person minimum. Transfers need to be ordered and paid for when booking the trip.
By train: nearest railway stations are Tarvisio / Italy (useful for arrivals from Trieste or Venice), Villach / Austria (for arrivals from Munich or Vienna) or Jesenice / Slovenia for arrivals from Ljubljana. 
By car: take exit Karavanke from the A1 motorway Ljubljana - Jesenice, Karavanke and then follow signposts to Kranjska Gora. From the motorway Villach - Venice, take exit Tarvisio in Italy or exit Villach West in Austria. Unguarded parking at first hotel for the duration of your trip, costs 5 EUR per night.

... and away
By plane: need to get to the airport? Our transfer to Ljubljana airport: return to the airport from Bohinj - 55 EUR per person, two-person minimum.
By train: Bohinj has a railway station at Bohinjska Bistrica, 5km from your last hotel. It is on the Jesenice - Nova Gorica sideline, only a few trains a day. Useful for travel in all directions
By car: if your car is in Kranjska Gora, you can get there by local bus (change once in Lesce, travel time is around 2 hrs) or we can transfer you for 55 EUR per person, two-person minimum.

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