Trekking the Karawanks

Slovenia
Walking
Self-Guided
Trekking the Karawanks

Trekking the Karawanks

Prices

From $425USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Mountain hut

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Highlights

Trek across the scenic alpine trails of Slovenia’s spectacular Karavank Mountains

Walk high mountain trails to enjoy the scenic views of the Karavanke Mountains from above the treeline.

Discover enchanting Bled, where you can enjoy the spectacular lake and explore the historic town.

Hike beautiful Mt Golica and Mt Stol, which is the highest mountain in the Karavanke range.

Stay in mountain huts along your route where you’ll enjoy warm hearty meals and fantastic views.

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!

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
Meals
None

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
Meals
None

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
Meals
None

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
Meals
None

Trekking the Karawanks Price and Dates

This self-guided hiking tour in Slovenia is run as a private tour for your group and the price depends on whether you’re a solo hiker or in a group.

Prices below are per person:

  • Self-guided solo travellers: €475EUR per person
  • Self-guided groups of 2+: €395EUR per person
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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 $75USD supplement if you are a solo hiker, and this supplement is included in the listed price.

Night 1

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.

Night 2

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.

Night 3

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.

Hotels on Standard Tour

What’s Included in the Trekking the Karawanks Tour?

Meals

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.

Accommodations

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.

Also Included

  • 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

Not included

  • Flights
  • 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

Optional Extras

  • Additional nights before or after the tour
  • Optional activities or excursions

Frequenty Asked Questions about Trekking the Karawanks

How hard is the Trekking the Karawanks tour?

We rate this tour as a 3/5. This tour is on remote and rugged paths in the wilderness, and the walking trails range from easy to moderate. You will have to carry your essentials with you during your hike. You should have some hiking experience and a fair level of fitness to get the most out of this tour.

Do I need a visa to travel to Slovenia?

Check with your local country about visa requirements. You could also try this website, though you should verify with your government.

Are meals included on the Trekking the Karawanks tour?

This tour includes a half-board at the mountain huts. 3 breakfasts and 3 dinners are included. Beverages and sack lunches can be purchased from the huts the night prior.

Do I need insurance?

Yes, it is mandatory to have health and medical insurance to join this trip, and your insurance should cover hiking. Get your Travel Insurance.

How do I get to Bled to start this tour?

The nearest airport to Bled is in Ljubljana. Fly into Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU). Bled is about an hour away, and you can get there by taxi, bus, or by pre-arranging a private transfer.

Is the Trekking the Karawanks tour guided?

No. You will be provided with all necessary information to complete your self-guided tour. Self-guided tours offer great flexibility with your pace, but you should be comfortable with a higher degree of independence compared to a guided tour.

Where does the Trekking the Karawanks tour end?

This tour ends in Bled, the nearest airport is in Ljubljana Jože Pučnik Airport (LJU). Take a bus, taxi, or book a private transfer to Ljubljana.

Are equipment rentals included?

Yes, hiking pole rentals are included for the duration of your tour. Please bring comfortable hiking boots and a suitable pack to carry your belongings in, along with any other equipment you would like to bring.

Do I need to bring a sleeping bag and camping equipment?

No. During your stay at the mountain hut, you can purchase your meals from the dining room, so it’s not necessary to bring any cooking equipment. Your bed at the huts includes a blanket, so bringing a sleeping bag is not necessary but you can choose to bring one if you prefer.

Do I need special vaccines to travel to Slovenia?

Check with your family doctor.

Are there any travel restrictions for Slovenia?

Please check with your local government about travel restrictions before you book your tour. This map from the US Department of State provides an overview of the current status in countries around the globe. The UK‘s Foreign Office and Government of Canada also provide advice on foreign travel. Note that the travel advice may change depending on your nationality.

When is the best time to travel to Slovenia for this tour?

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.

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Prices

From $425USD

Difficulty

Self-guided

Mountain hut

Active Travel is what we do

10Adventures knows Active and Adventure Travel because everything we do is focused on Active and Adventure Travel. We understand the needs of travellers and partner with excellent local guides who specialize in active, experiential and adventure travel.

Real humans are always a click or call away

Your time is important, and you shouldn't have to deal with automated bots or a confusing phone system. At 10Adventures you are assigned an Adventure Concierge, who is a real person who has one job: to support you during the planning & booking of your trip.

Customize or go private and get the perfect trip for you

Taking a holiday can be the most fun you have all year. At 10Adventures we believe that you should have the ability to personalize the trip, to get it just the way you want. Sometimes that's joining a group, but more often it's going private with your loved ones, and getting the dates and itinerary that's just right for you.

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Tour Difficulty

We rate this tour as a 3/5. This tour is on remote and rugged paths in the wilderness, and the walking trails range from easy to moderate. You will have to carry your essentials with you during your hike. You should have some hiking experience and a fair level of fitness to get the most out of this tour.


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