Ideal for anyone who loves nature and leisurely walks, this itinerary takes you through the beautiful Slovenian landscape while tackling trails of low technical difficulty. Visit stunning viewpoints of the Julian Alps, meander along turquoise rivers, and marvel at the mysterious underworld of Karst before relaxing along the Adriatic coast. There's no better way discover Slovenia’s natural treasures.


  • Take in the stunning mountains and lakes of the Slovenian Alps
  • Experience the local pastoral culture and food of Ljubljana
  • Trek through the dense forests of Pokljuka
  • Learn of the historical signification of Slovenia in WWI

Brief Itinerary

Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Welcome to Slovenia Ljubljana
Day 2 Velika Planina and Ljubljana Ljubljana
Day 3 Bohinj and Lake Bled Bled
Day 4 Viewpoints above Polkjuka Plateau Bled
Day 5 Pericnik Waterfall, Vrsic Mountain Pass, & the Russian Road Bovec
Day 6 Soca Valley, WWI, and hidden swimming spots Bovec
Day 7 Skocjan Caves, vineyards, and Piran Piran
Day 8 Farewell to Slovenia  

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Slovenia

Ljubljana city center

With its lively city life and panoramic mountain scenery, it's no surprise travelers from around the world flock to Ljubljana. Upon arrival enjoy some free time to explore the old town center and its bustling streets. In the afternoon, meet your guide for a welcome drink and discuss the details of the upcoming days.

Day 2: Velika Planina and Ljubljana

Traditional hut in Velika Planina

Start your adventure in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, just north of Ljubljana. Here you will visit Slovenia’s most charming mountain pastures, Velika Planina (The Big Meadow). You are sure to be amazed by the rolling landscape and interesting alpine architecture. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the local farming culture and visit one of the oldest traditional huts in the area. After a walk, treat yourself to a tasty home-cooked lunch in a unique locale.

Hiking Distance: 7.5 miles (12 km) / 4 hours

Day 3: Bohinj and Lake Bled

Aerial View of Lake Bled
Aerial View of Lake Bled

Today you continue on to the foothills of the Julian Alps and the impressive Lake Bohinj area. Venture past local villages, crystal clear streams, and deep gorges as you circle the gorgeous Lake Bohinj and enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery. After a nice local lunch drive 30 minutes to Lake Bled where the rest of the afternoon is yours to hike, relax, or take a soothing dip in the lake. 

Hiking Distance: 8.5 miles (14 km) / 4 hours

Day 4: Viewpoints Above Pokljuka Plateau

View from Pokljuka mountain
View from Pokljuka Mountain

Today you set off for Triglav National Park, where you begin your journey through the dense and magical evergreen forest of Pokljuka. The trail takes you to several viewpoints where you can enjoy extraordinary views of the Slovenian Alps and the Bohinj Valley. You will also have the chance to try dishes made by the local farmers and have lunch in a cozy mountain hut. In the evening, relax on the shores of Lake Bled and take in your surroundings.

Hiking Distance: 6 miles (10 km) / 5 hours

Day 5: Pericnik Waterfall, Vrsic Mountain Pass, and The Russian Road

Vrsic Pass, heart of the Julian Alps

You begin the day by visiting the remarkable Pericnik Waterfall, located in the Vrata Valley. Hike beneath this rushing waterfall and cool off underneath its cold water. Afterwards, move on to the heart of the Julian Alps and the Vrsic mountain pass. Explore this magical area and walk along the historical road built by the Russian prisoners during World War I. Soak in the spectacular mountain landscape and feast on another appetizing lunch in an incredible hut!

Hiking Distance: 6 miles (10 km) / 4 hours

Day 6: Soca Valley, WWI, and Hidden Swimming Spots

Soca River

Today you explore the western side of the Triglav National Park and the beautiful Soca Valley. Here you will discover hidden alcoves, swim in sparkling pools, and walk along the winding Soca River, better known as the emerald river due to its deep turquoise color. You will also have the opportunity to learn about the history and WWI influence on the entire area.

Hiking Distance: 7.5 miles (12 km) / 4 hours

Day 7: Skocjan Caves, Vineyards, and Piran

Entrance to Skocjan Caves

The final stops on your trip include the Karst region and the Adriatic Coast. Explore the underground Skocjan Caves or visit the vineyards of Karst and sample the local food and wine. In the afternoon, continue along the coast to the charming port town of Piran. Enjoy your evening by wandering the narrow streets and sampling the freshly caught seafood.

Hiking Distance: 4 miles (6.5 km) / 3 hours

Day 8: Farewell to Slovenia

Amazing view on the Piran Coast
Amazing view on the Piran Coast

Enjoy one last breakfast as your trip comes to a stunning end.


Map of Best Walks in Slovenia - 8 Days
Map of Best Walks in Slovenia - 8 Days