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Guidebook to trekking the Slovene Mountain Trail or Transverzala, 550km across Slovenia. Beginning at Maribor near the Austrian border to Ankaran on the Adriatic coast, the route is described as a series of 3 to 6-day treks through the region of Pohorje and the limestone mountains of the Karavanke and Kamnik-Savinja and Julian Alps.

Seasons

June-September; some of the easier treks can be made in May and October, but note that huts will be closed

Centres

Maribor, Slovenj Gradec, Solčava, Zgornje Jezersko, Tržič, Dovje/Mojstrana, Vršič, Trenta, Petrovo Brdo, Idrija, Col, Matavun, Ankaran.

Difficulty

each day has a subjective grade of 1-3, but even the easiest days require a good level of walking fitness. The most difficult, grade 3 sections, require mountaineering experience as they are strenuous, often very exposed, and will have sections of fixed protection; helmet and self-belaying equipment are recommended here.

Must See

the Pohorje uplands; the Kamnik-Savinja Alps; the Julian Alps; including Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia, the Triglav Lakes valley, and the Vršič Pass; the Karst region; the mining town of Idrija; the Škocjan caves; the Adriatic coast.
ISBN
9781786310200
Availability
Published
Published
19 Mar 2019
Reprinted
13 Feb 2023
Edition
Second
Pages
256
Size
17.20 x 11.60 x 1.45cm
Weight
290g
Overview

A guidebook to walking the Slovene Mountain Trail (Slovenska planinska pot or Transverzala) between Maribor near the Austrian border and Ankaran on the Adriatic Coast. Covering 550km (342 miles), this long-distance trek crosses Slovenia's Julian Alps and Karavanke. 

The route is described in 12 stages, ranging between 3 and 6 days in length. These can be completed as single sections or linked together to create a longer trip. Each day is graded from 1–3, Grade 1 days are mostly track-based routes without steep ascents, while Grade 3 days involve technical terrain featuring fixed protection or sections of via ferrata, necessitating adequate experience and equipment.

  • Sketch maps included for each stage
  • Advice on planning and preparation
  • Detailed information on facilities and mountain huts for each trek stage
  • Public transport options listed for the start and finish of each stage

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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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