The Julian Alps of Slovenia

Mountain Walks and Short Treks

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9781852847098
Published
5 May 2015
Reprinted
7 Nov 2017
Edition
Second
Pages
352
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.9cm
Weight
420g

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Guidebook describing 58 walks in the Julian Alps of Slovenia. The walks are organized 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 Seasons
Early summer to autumn - late May/June to the end of September and early October in good years.
Centres Centres
The routes are described from five bases, all of which have tourist infrastructure: Kranjska Gora, Bohinj, Bovec, Bled and Kobarid.
Difficulty 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 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.
Availability
Published
ISBN
9781852847098
Published
5 May 2015
Reprinted
7 Nov 2017
Edition
Second
Pages
352
Size
17.2 x 11.6 x 1.9cm
Weight
420g
  • Overview

    This guidebook contains over 60 walks which explores the best of the Julian Alps of Slovenia. The walks and treks in this guidebook are organised around five bases in the Julian Alps - Kranjska Gora, Bovec, Kobarid, Bled and Bohinj - all of which have a range of accommodation and public transport facilities.

    There is something here for everyone - from easy valley walks and rougher forest trails to high-mountain protected routes, some of which require Alpine mountaineering experience. Several possibilities for multi-day walks are included. 

    The Julian Alps are situated in the small independent republic of Slovenia, at the south-eastern end of the Alpine chain. Their highest peak, Triglav, at 2864m, may be smaller than some of the better-known western giants, but what the mountains lack in stature they make up for in interest and accessibility. The dramatic limestone peaks drop steeply through forests to flower meadows, and will give you a feast for the eyes no matter which direction you turn.

  • Contents

    Contents
    Introduction
    Geology and landscape
    The Triglav National Park
    Long-distance routes
    What the walking’s like
    Climate and weather
    Wildlife and flowers
    When to go
    Getting there
    Getting around
    Areas and bases
    Accommodation
    Food and drink
    Money and shopping
    Communications
    Health and hazards
    Language
    Maps
    Waymarking and navigation
    What to take
    Mountain safety
    Using this guide
    1 Kranjska Gora
    Walk 1 Zelenci
    Walk 2 Peč (Tromeja)
    Walk 3 Srednji Vrh
    Walk 4 Slap Martuljek (Martuljek waterfall)
    Walk 5 Vršič pass
    Walk 6 Visoki Mavrinc
    Walk 7 Vitranc/Ciprnik
    Walk 8 Sleme
    Walk 9 Tamar and Planica
    Walk 10 Mala and Velika Mojstrovka
    Walk 11 Mala Mojstrovka via the Hanzova pot
    Walk 12 The Vrata valley
    Walk 13 Jerebikovec
    Walk 14 Prisank
    Walk 15 Jalovec
    Walk 16 Špik
    Walk 17 Škrlatica
    Walk 18 Triglav by the Tominškova pot and the Prag Route
    Walk 19 Triglav by the Plemenice (or Bamberg) Route
    Walk 20 Kanjavec
    2 Bohinj
    Walk 21 The Tour of Lake Bohinj
    Walk 22 Slap Savica (Savica waterfall)
    Walk 23 Rudnica
    Walk 24 Korita Mostnice
    Walk 25 Pršivec
    Walk 26 Vogel
    Walk 27 Črna prst
    Walk 28 Spodnje Bohinjske gore (the Lower Bohinj mountains)
    Walk 29 Bogatin and Mahavšček
    Walk 30 Triglav Lakes valley and Veliko špičje
    Walk 31 Triglav – the southern approach
    3 Bovec
    Walk 32 The Bovec Basin
    Walk 33 Kluže
    Walk 34 Svinjak
    Walk 35 Čelo
    Walk 36 Izvir Glijuna and Slap Virje
    Walk 37 Visoki Kanin and Prestreljenik
    Walk 38 Rombon
    Walk 39 The Soča Trail
    Walk 40 Pogačnikov dom and Kriški podi
    Walk 41 Planja and Razor
    Walk 42 Križ, Stenar and Bovški Gamsovec
    Walk 43 Krn
    Walk 44 Mangart
    4 Bled
    Walk 45 The Tour of Lake Bled
    Walk 46 Osojnica
    South of Bled
    Walk 47 Bohinjska Bela and Kupljenik
    Walk 48 Ribenska Gora
    Walk 49 Talež
    Walk 50 Vintgar gorge
    Walk 51 Galetovec
    Walk 52 Debela peč, Brda and Lipanski vrh
    Walk 53 Viševnik
    5 Kobarid
    Walk 54 The Historical Walk
    Walk 55 Drežniški kot
    Walk 56 Krasji vrh
    Walk 57 Stol
    Walk 58 Matajur

    Appendix A Route summary table
    Appendix B Useful contacts
    Appendix C Language notes
    Appendix D Bibliography

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  • Reviews

    For anyone planning a trip to Slovenia’s Julian Alps, I’d say that this book is required reading. For everyone else it’s a great inspiration to go and visit the Julian Alps.

    Photos are a big part of this book, and inspiring they are. Almost every double page has a photo or two, and the two authors certainly did a fabulous job at capturing great scenes and panoramas which wet the appetite of the reader. It makes you dream, and shows beautiful highlights of the walks described in the book.

    All in all a fabulous book which is very inspiring and will have you want to go to the Julian Alps. It has all necessary information with good details [or Insider Information], very detailed route descriptions, and great photos to get you motivated for your trip. I still am going through the book, looking at new routes and how to combine some of them int multi day hikes - because the Julian Alps are a fabulous destination for hikers & backpackers!

    Hendrik Morkel - Hiking in Finland blog

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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

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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