Hiking in Slovenia

Adventures from the Julian Alps to the Adriatic Sea


From the striking granite peaks of the Julian Alps to villages of Venetian architecture along the shimmering blue Adriatic, Slovenia is simply gorgeous—and still relatively undiscovered by travelers, which makes it the perfect realm for a WT adventure. We enjoy a fantastic mix of history and culture as we hike high alpine trails in Triglav National Park and through quiet forests along the turquoise Soca River. We’ll explore tiny villages, visit historic Kobarid, and finish in medieval Piran on the Adriatic. And Slovenia’s delicious cuisine, with both Italian and Austrian influences, will thoroughly delight us!

Itinerary at a Glance

Days 1-2
Ljubljana / Ptuj

From Ljubljana, a fairytale town of red-tile roofs dominated by a hilltop castle, we head to the charming town of Ptuj for a vineyard hike, lunch at an organic farm, and a private wine tasting.

Hotel Cubo
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Day 1 (1 night)
Hotel Mitra
Ptuj, Slovenia
Day 2 (1 night)
Days 3-4
Logarska Dolina

We’ll set out for hikes in magnificent Logarska Dolina, a huge glacial valley flanked by 6,000-foot peaks. It’s one of the most stunning natural settings in Europe, dotted with sunny meadows, stone cottages, and traditional farmsteads.

Hotel Plesnik
Logarska Dolina, Slovenia
Days 3 to 4 (2 nights)
Days 5-6
Radovljica / Lake Bled / Mostnica Gorge

In the Renaissance-era town of Radovljica, we’ll taste honey at its unique museum of beekeeping and hike along the Radovna River. A gondola ride brings us across alpine Lake Bled to the tiny church-topped island at its center, and at mountain-ringed Lake Bohinj, our trail leads through a deep gorge along the tumbling green Mostnica River.

Grand Hotel Toplice
Bled, Slovenia
Days 5 to 7 (3 nights)
Days 7-8
Kobarid / Drežnica

Views of the steep Julian Alps are superb on our drive over the Vrsic Pass, and our trails through the remote Soca Valley brings us to the peaceful village of Drežnica, dramatically set below Mt. Krn, and to Kobarid, where Hemingway set his novel A Farewell to Arms.

Grand Hotel Toplice
Bled, Slovenia
Days 5 to 7 (3 nights)
Hotel Hvala
Kobarid, Slovenia
Days 8 to 9 (2 nights)
Days 9-12

In Slovenia’s karst landscape, we walk through the Skocjan Caves, a World Heritage Site, then head to ancient Piran, where waterfront cafes line the colorful seafront promenade. One afternoon, we’ll boat out to Piran Bay’s wetland reserve and visit the historic salt flats at Secovlje. Depart on Day 12 via Ljubljana.

Hotel Hvala
Kobarid, Slovenia
Days 8 to 9 (2 nights)
Hotel Piran
Piran, Slovenia
Days 10 to 11 (2 nights)



Enjoy superb hikes in an uncrowded alpine realm of Old World villages
Hike in the glacial valley of Logarska Dolina, with its amphitheater of steep peaks
Cross Lake Bled by gondola, enjoy beautiful Piran on the sunny Adriatic Coast
Follow a trail through the Soca River Valley, one of the most beautiful natural spectacles in Slovenia
Savor cuisine with both Italian and Austrian influences


Length: 12 days
Cost From: $6195  
Arrive: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Depart: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Lodging: 11 nights hotels
Meals: All meals included except 2 dinners as indicated in the Detailed Itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Activity: Hiking / Trekking, Culinary
Trip Level:

9 hiking days on moderate trails (some steep sections), 3-5 hours a day, van support