Trek across the scenic alpine trails of Slovenia’s spectacular Karavank Mountains
Slovenia’s wilderness is waiting for you in the incredible Karavanke Mountains (Karawanks)! The Trekking the Karawanks tour is a spectacular hiking tour across the alpine ridges that offer non-stop unbelievable views.
This self-guided walking tour starts in the picturesque town of Bled. Before long you’ll be looking down on this beautiful lake town from high above as you hike the surrounding mountains. You’ll be walking between mountain huts, where you’ll find a nice place to sleep and a delicious homemade meal. Without having to carry camping equipment or food, you’ll only have to carry your essentials. This makes this trip perfect for a beginner backpacker, or someone who is looking for easy hiking with big view payoffs.
Discover the beauty of Slovenia from above on this amazing walking holiday!
Highlights of the Trekking the Karawanks
Trekking the Karawanks Itinerary
Day 1 Hiking on Mt Begunjščica
Start your adventure in beautiful Bled! You’ll probably want to spend some extra time before or after your tour in this fairytale town.
After a quick welcome briefing in the morning, you’ll be transferred to the start of your hike. Take the scenic trails through the Baron tunnels and up to the Roblek Mountain Hut.
Overnight Location: Mountain hut on Mt Begunjščica
Distance: 3-5 hours
Day 2 High Mountain Trail to Mount Stol
Follow the high alpine trail from your hut across to Mount Stol. You’ll enjoy panoramic views along the trail that are unobstructed as you hike above the treeline.
Your walk will bring you to Prešernova Mountain Hut, which is perched on the south side of Mount Stol.
Overnight Location: Mountain hut on Mt Stol
Distance: 5-6 hours
Day 3 Trek Across Golica
Walk across the green ridges as you hike to the Golica Hut. In the spring, this mountain is famous for being carpeted with white daffodils, but the scenery is outstanding any time of year!
Relax at the mountain hut just above the trees for the rest of the day.
Overnight Location: Mountain hut on Golica
Distance: 5-7 hours
Day 4 Walk to Mountain Villages
Your trek will continue across the high mountain trails until you begin to descend to the tranquil mountain village of Dovje and Mojstrana. This is where you’ll meet the driver that will transport you back to Bled where your tour concludes.
Overnight Location: None
Distance: 5-6 hours
Trekking the Karawanks Price and Dates
This self-guided hiking tour in Slovenia is run as a custom tour for your group and the price depends on whether you’re a solo hiker or in a group.
The best time to visit Slovenia for this tour is between June and September when the weather is warmest and the mountains are mostly clear of snow.
Private Self-Guided Trekking the Karawanks Tour
Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:
- Self-guided solo travellers: $525 USD
- Self-guided groups of 2+: $450 USD
Accommodation on the Trekking the Karawanks Tour
This tour is based in mountain huts. Rooms are dormitory-style with shared washroom facilities. The huts all offer stunning views and you’ll have hearty homemade breakfasts and dinners provided during your stay.
In some cases, the accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other comparable accommodations.
Single Rooms and Solo Travellers
Rooms are dormitory-style, so there are no single rooms available. There is a $60 USD supplement if you are a solo hiker, and this supplement is included in the listed price.
Hotels on Standard Tour
Roblek Mountain Hut, Mt Begunjščica
Enjoy amazing views of the valley below and warm mountain food at one of Slovenia’s most popular mountain huts.
Prešernova Mountain Hut, Mt Stol
This hut looks over the Karavanke Mountains from its perch on Mt Stol. Earn an extra smile by bringing up a piece of wood from the stack on the trail.
Golica Mountain Hut, Mt Golica
Golica Hut peeks out over the trees on a beautiful scenic ridge below the peak of Mt Golica. Enjoy a warm meal and Slovenian hospitality here.
What’s Included in the Trekking the Karawanks Tour?
This tour includes a half-board meal plan at the mountain huts. 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners are included. Beverages and sack lunches can be purchased from the huts the night prior.
Mountain hut accommodations for 3 nights are included. Accommodations before and after the tour in Bled are not included but can be added as a supplement.
Transportation during the Tour
Transportation for you and your luggage is included from Bled to the starting point of your hike and from Dovje-Mojstrana to Bled at the end. Airport transfers from Ljubljana to Bled are not included. Luggage transfers are not included, and you will be carrying your essentials with you on your hike.
- Introductory meeting in Bled on Day 1
- Self-guiding booklet with a detailed itinerary, route guides, and vouchers
- Maps with marked routes
- Walking equipment rental
- 24/7 support services
- Tourist tax and VAT
- Guide services
- Airport transfers between Ljubljana and Bled
- Meals, drinks, or snacks not previously mentioned
- Luggage transfers during the hike
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses
- Park entrance fees
- Gratuities for tour guides or other staff if desired
- Additional nights before or after the tour
- Optional activities or excursions
Frequently Asked Questions about Trekking the Karawanks
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