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The Julian Alps of Slovenia

Mountain Walks and Short Treks

Guidebook describing 58 walks in the Julian Alps of Slovenia. The walks are organised around five bases - Kranjska Gora, Bovec, Kobarid, Bled and Bohinj. The routes in the Julian Alps range from easy valley walks and rougher forest trails to high-mountain protected routes, including Triglav at 2864m, and multi-day treks.

Seasons

Early summer to autumn - late May/June to the end of September and early October in good years.

Centres

The routes are described from five bases, all of which have tourist infrastructure: Kranjska Gora, Bohinj, Bovec, Bled and Kobarid.

Difficulty

Some routes are valley walks, which almost anyone can do, while others are high mountain routes requiring mountaineering experience and a head for heights. Peaks are snow-free by early July in normal summers so ice-axe and crampons are not usually needed, and difficult sections are mostly covered by via ferrata style protection. Self-belaying (via ferrata) kit and a helmet are recommended. The book has a grading system from 1 (easy) to 4 (serious).

Must See

The Julian Alps - Triglav, Jalovec, Mangrt, the Triglav lakes, the lower Bohinj mountains, Špik, Škrlatica, Krn; Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj and their surroundings; World War I mountain battlefields of the Soča front; the Vršič pass; limestone formations, alpine flowers.
ISBN
9781852847098
Availability
Published
Published
5 May 2015
Reprinted
9 Apr 2024
Edition
Second
Pages
352
Size
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.90cm
Weight
400g
Overview

A guidebook to 54 day walks and 2 multi-day treks in Slovenia. Exploring the beautiful Julian Alps, there’s something for both beginner and experienced walkers, from easy valley walks to scrambles and protected routes requiring mountaineering skills and a high level of fitness.

Day walks range from 2 to 23km (1–14 miles) and can be enjoyed in 2–11 hours. Four 2-day walks with overnight mountain hut stays are described, including treks to Triglav’s summit and the Lakes valley. 

  • Sketch maps are included
  • Detailed information on refreshments, transport and accommodation
  • Routes are organised around 5 bases – Kranjska Gora, Bohinj, Bovec, Bled and Kobarid
  • Highlights include Lake Bled 

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Justi Carey Cicerone author CAREY

By Justi Carey

Justi Carey and Roy Clark started visiting the British mountains in their teens, a discovery which has shaped their whole lives. Their passion for the outdoors has since led to travels across the world and a deep commitment to the environment, while their continuing interest in being ‘out there’ has resulted in an enthusiasm for skiing, canoeing, cycle touring, horse riding and even rollerblading! Since moving to Slovenia in 2002, Justi has worked as an English teacher, while Roy has developed his skills in landscape photography. They now run a Bed and Breakfast in the mountainous north-west corner of Slovenia.

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Roy Clark Cicerone author CLARKR

By Roy Clark

Justi Carey and Roy Clark started visiting the British mountains in their teens, a discovery that has shaped their whole lives. Their passion for the outdoors has since led to travels across the world and a deep commitment to the environment, while their continuing interest in being ‘out there’ has resulted in an enthusiasm for skiing, canoeing, cycle touring, horse riding and even rollerblading! Since moving to Slovenia in 2002, Justi has worked as an English teacher, while Roy has developed his skills in landscape photography. They now run a Bed and Breakfast in the mountainous north-west corner of Slovenia.

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