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20 August
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Tuesday
21 August
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Wednesday
22 August
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Thursday
23 August
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Friday
24 August
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25 August
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Sunday
26 August
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Travel destination Kranjska gora town with Julian alps behind, Slovenia.

Join us as we discover the hidden paths of the Slovenian Alps. We will soak up the unforgettable views of the Triglav National Park and enjoy the dramatic alpine vistas, jagged peaks and miles of unspoiled countryside. Our trip finishes on the shores of crystal clear Lake Bohinj, where we soak up the wonderful laid-back atmosphere. Slovenia truly is a walker’s paradise. Grade: Medium

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Slovenia is situated in the heart of Europe, bordered by Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary and this two centre holiday explores contrasting areas of this beautiful country. Traverse the peaks, deep valleys and gorges in the shadow of the Triglav National Park and marvel at the lakes and crystal clear waterfalls in Lake Bohinj.

Kranjska Gora

Our base for the first 3 nights is in the charming alpine village of Kranjska Gora, which enjoys sweeping vistas over the Austrian and Italian Alps. In the winter it is a popular ski resort and is renowned for hosting the annual World Cup Slalom every January.

Kranjska Gora – Jasna Valley

Our first charming walk will take us through the beautiful Jasna Valley. At the end we’ll be greeted by the glorious mountain area of the Prisank and Razor Mountains. We can enjoy a typical hiker’s lunch in a Krnica hut (extra charge).

 

Bohinj

For the following 4 nights our base is in the heart of the village of Bohinj with fantastic views over the famous cobalt-blue lake. This beautiful fairy-tale-like region is often described as having apparent special powers to restore well-being and offers fantastic walking opportunities. In your free time why not visit the nearby Lake Bled? From there you can take a pletnas (a traditional wooden boat) to the island in the middle of the lake where you can walk the 99 stone steps to reach the Assumption of Mary Church, an island steeped in mystery. Legend has it that if you ring the bell of the church it makes your dreams come true!

 

Walking around Lake Bohinj

After driving up to Pokljuka Plateau, we will begin our hike across the mountain pastures and rustics farmhouses to a viewing point at Bohinj Valley. As we descend, we can stop at the little historic gem of Studor and see how people lived 150 years ago. Our final destination is Lake Bohinj, a true gem in the Triglav National Park, and the small fisherman’s settlement at the beginning of the lake. 

We spend the day strolling around this peaceful alpine setting, in the shadows of the Julian Alps. Here, we can swim in the crystal clear water and even try the delicious Bohinj trout. At the western end of the lake there's a short trail up to the Savica Waterfall, the source of the lake and the Sava Bohinjka river. From here we can take the cable car up to 1532m Vogel Mountain for a spectacular view of Mount Triglav, the highest peak in the Julian Alps. Perhaps we could spend the evening in one the cosy village pubs and sample some of the home-made honey brandy?

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

3 hours 30 minutes

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 1 hour

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Useful Information

Transfer Time
The transfer time from Venice Airport to the first hotel is approximately 2 and a half hours, depending on weather and traffic.

Walking programme
Four guided walks are included in the programme. Your walking guide will advise you in resort of the daily programme. The walking programme is graded as Medium and you can expect to walk between 7 to 14km per day, with some ascents/descents, rough underfoot terrain.

  • Kranjska Gora – Jasna Valley
  • Length approx 14km Ascent/descent approx 250m
  • Kranjska Gora Round Walk
  • Length approx 7km Ascent/descent approx 500m
  • Lake Bohinj – Pokljuka – Uskovnica Saddle
  • Length approx 12km Ascent/descent approx 200m
  • Lake Bohinj Round Walk
  • Length approx 13km Ascent/descent approx. 150m

It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in your chosen activity holiday. If you are unsure as to whether the walks are within your capabilities, please contact the office to discuss this matter, thus making sure you appreciate the terrain that you will be walking.

You could be walking across uneven ground in some areas and extreme care must be taken, especially if wet. If used to using a pole/stick, it is advisable to bring it. Please appreciate the route and content of the holiday may change at the time and at the discretion of the guide/organiser, should conditions require. Solo’s Holidays Ltd cannot be held responsible for personal injury, accident or damage to property whilst on these walks other than incidents arising out of the company’s negligence. The guide has the right to refuse to guide a walk with anyone not properly attired.

What to Wear
It is important that you have the correct footwear. It is essential to wear walking boots that are comfortable and preferably lightweight, with some ankle support and a good grip. If you already have a pair of boots that you are happy walking in (including during hot/wet weather and on hard ground), then bring these along. However, if you are bringing new footwear, do make sure they are well broken in before you arrive.

The weather, even in summer, is unpredictable – particularly in mountainous areas. We would therefore recommend you travel with clothing suitable for all conditions, and suggest you use the following checklist as a guideline of what to take:

  • Walking boots with good ankle support
  • Waterproofs – jacket and trousers
  • Walking poles – recommended as they provide good support for the knees, particularly on downhill sections of walks and when conditions are wet/slippery
  • Lightweight trousers and shorts with pockets
  • Shirts or t-shirts for walking in
  • Walking socks – several pairs
  • Lightweight fleece or jumper
  • Hat & gloves
  • Daysack/rucksack for walking
  • Umbrella – it can be used also for protection from the sun as well as rain
  • Lightweight drinking bottle to carry water whilst walking
  • Small first aid kit – plasters, insect repellant, etc
  • Good, high factor sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses – the sun’s strength is often multiplied in mountainous areas.

Gratuities
We suggest a Group Collection to cover transfer drivers, and hotel staff of €15.00 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate % add on.

Temperature (Average Daily Maximum ºC)
July 22°C

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Choose an overseas holiday with confidence.  All holidays include flights and transfers in resort and are fully ATOL protected.

Depart Return Nights Age Group Price COMMENTS  
13 Oct 2018 20 Oct 2018 7 All Ages £ 1099 BOOK
13 Oct 2018 20 Oct 2018 7 All Ages £ 1099 BOOK

What's included:

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Twin/double room for single use
  • Welcome drink and information meeting
  • 4 guided walks
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader & local guide
  • Half Board:
    Breakfast & dinner daily

What's Extra:

  • Insurance see here

Temperature:

  • Average Daily Maximum:
    July 22°C

Walking Notes

  • Grade: Medium
  • Distance: 7 to 14km per day
  • Walking boots: Essential

NB:

  • You must ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the chosen Walk or Trek according to the different grades.
  • Please note that the itinerary can be subject to change.

 

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