Hiking Slovenia's Juliana Trail
Three-week trek: Triglav National Park, Bled and the Julian Alps
Guidebook to walking Slovenia's Juliana Trial. This long-distance 20-day trek covers some of the lesser known routes in Slovenia's Julian Alps and Triglav National Park. The book covers the 330km route with details on public transport, accommodation and available facilities.
SeasonsThe best time to hike the Juliana Trail is between June and October.
CentresKranjska Gora, Radovljica, Bled, Lake Bohinj, Tolmin, Kobarid, Bovec
DifficultyThe Juliana Trail is a straightforward, relatively easy hike, with good, clearly marked trails and overnight stays in small towns and mountain villages, so there’s no need to carry camping equipment.
Must SeeTriglav National Park, Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, River Soča, Zelenci Nature Reserve, Pokljuka Plateau, Sabatin Ridge, Tolmin Gorges, views of Mt Triglav, Mangart, Krn, the Martuljek Group and other peaks, beautiful towns including Radovljica and Bovec, WW1 history, Baroque churches and industrial heritage, and a whole slew of waterfalls including the spectacular Peričnik, Kozjak and Savica.
The Juliana Trail is a 330-km-long circular long-distance hiking trail through the Julian Alps in Triglav National Park, Slovenia. The trek takes in some less familiar valleys along with well-known spots such as Lake Bohinj and Bled, swings briefly through the corner of Italy, and into the Brda wine region. Accessible by public transport, the trek is straightforward and relatively easy, perfect for hikers of various skill levels. The guidebook offers route description for every stage of this 20-day trekking route, along with providing background information on local history, geology, and wildlife, as well as planning details on when to go, where to stay, and what facilities are available along the trail. 1:50,000 mapping is provided for each stage. Designed to promote sustainable tourism this trail is a true gem of Slovenia's Julian Alps.
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Rudolf Abraham (www.rudolfabraham.co.uk) is an award-winning travel writer and photographer specialising in Central and Southeastern Europe. He is the author of 14 books, and his work is published widely in magazines.View author profile
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