hillside hiking in Slovenia

Hiking Goldhorn Trail

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hiking in Soca valley
Lake Bohinj in fog Slovenia
Price
475 EUR
Departure:
daily from June 19 to September 18, 2021
Duration
5 days / 4 nights
Total Distance
40 km
Starting point
Bohinj / Ribčev Laz
Activity Level
  • 2

According to an old folk tale, the hills above Bohinj were once the kingdom of Zlatorog. The proud ibex carried in golden horns the key to the treasure hidden in Mount Bogatin. A greedy hunter, who wanted the treasure, wounded the beautiful animal. She was healed by the miraculous Triglav mountain flower and she fled into the wilderness. For a long time no one saw her again and the treasure remains forever hidden. If you follow the golden horn trails, you will find out what the real treasure of the mountains is!

Walk highlights:
•   crystal clear Bohinj lake
•   mighty Savica waterfall
•   view of Bohinj from the hut on Komna
•   mountain pastures dotted with flowers
•   romantic Krn Lake
•   water springs of Šunik grove
•   beautiful Soča valley

As pre-trips you may consider our walks Lakes and Valleys, Three Lakes Walks and Via Alpina. With a moderate adjustment it can also be combined with our Julian Alps Peak Walk. Please ask for a detailed advice.

Itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVAL IN RIBČEV LAZ / BOHINJ (hotel 4*)
The starting point of your trip is the mountain resort of Bohinj. On the edge of the Triglav National Park, it is famous for its lake and side alpine valleys.

Day 2: RIBČEV LAZ / BOHINJ – SAVICA – KOMNA HUT
14 km trip; ascent 1.280 m / descent 390 m; 5 hours. Hillside walk (mountain hut).
Your path starts on the northern side of Lake Bohinj. The trail winds between a crystal clear lake below the steep slopes of the mountains. At the end of the valley with a few extra steps you can visit the famous Savica waterfall. The water, which originates in the valley of the seven Triglav lakes, falls a mighty 70 meters in depth. The scene served as the background for the Slovenian epic poem Krst pri Savici. In the afternoon, you climb over a wide forest path above the valley to the hut on Komna, from where there is a beautiful view of Bohinj lake.

Day 3: KOMNA HUT – KRN LAKE – LEPENA VALLEY
11 km; ascent 330 m / descent 1.200 m; 5 hours. Highlands walk (mountain hut).
The highlands you will walk on, were the hinterland of the Isonzo Front during the First World War. As you walk along the narrow path across the blossoming meadow meadows, you will be able to see many military remains. The former barracks of the Austrian Imperial Army still serve as shepherd's stables today. You will have a stop for lunch by the romantic Krn Lake. Your destination is the Lepena valley, where you will spend the night in the peace of the mountains.

Day 4: LEPENA VALLEY – BOVEC
14 km; ascent 150 m / descent 380m; 6 hours. Valley walk (4* hotel).
The last day stage begins at Šunikov gaj, a park of many lively water springs. The leading thread of the day is the Soča River. Due to its vivid turquoise color, it is known as unique in the world. Follow the river that winds along the narrow riverbed through deep gorges of the Trenta valley to your final destination - the town of Bovec.

Day 5: DEPARTURE or extend of your stay. Bovec is famous as the adrenaline capital of the country. You can also continue your vacation with our program Turqouise River Walks.


Price

Price: 475 EUR per person based on two people sharing
High season (July 24 to September 11, 2021) supplement: 55 EUR

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Price includes:
•    accommodation hotels and mountain huts in (hotels two-bed room with WC and shower; in huts dormitories, linen included) on a bed & breakfast basis
•    luggage transfer from Bohinj to Lepena valley and from Lepena valley to Bovec (one piece per person, airlines limitation)
•    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:
•    transfers: from Ljubljana airport to Bohinj 110 EUR (1-3 Persons) and from Bovec to Ljubljana Airport 150 EUR (1-3 Persons) per transfer

Single room supplement (only in hotels):
•    95 EUR

Additional nights:
•   in a 4* Hotel in Bohinj 65 EUR per person per night, in a double room, BB. Single room 80 EUR
•   in a 4* Hotel in Bovec 85 EUR per person per night, in a double room, BB. Single room 140 EUR

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

Travel options

Starting point of this trip is village Ribcev Laz in Bohinj Valley in NW Slovenia.

Getting there...
By plane: closest airport is Ljubljana (LJU). Several airlines serve it (check details here). From the airport you can travel to Bohinj / village Ribčev Laz by bus (change once in Kranj, takes about 3 hrs) or book our transfer - please ask us for a favorable quote!
By train: Bohinj has a railway station at Bohinjska Bistrica, 5 km from your first hotel. It is on the Jesenice - Nova Gorica sideline, only a few trains a day.
By car: take exit lesce Bled on the A1 motorway Ljubljana - Jesenice, Karavanke and then follow signposts to Bled / Bohinj.

... and away
By plane: closest airports are Trieste (TST) in Italy, Ljubljana (LJU) and Klagenfurt (KLA) in Austria. Several airlines serve them. To all of them you need a local transfer, travel times are approximately 1h 30 min, please ask us for the transfer price.
By train: closest stations are Most na Soči (Jesenice Nova Gorica line) in Slovenia and Tarvisio Boscoverde in Italy (Venice - Villach line), in both cases a transfer takes 45 min, please check with us for costs of relevant transfers to these train stations from Bovec.
By bus: Flixbus stops at Tarvisio, Italy
By car: closest entry is Tarvisio on Italian motorway A23 Alpe-Adria Venice - Vienna. To get here take the road over Predil Pass to Bovec, 30 kms, nice scenic road!