Action-packed weekend Mount Triglav trekking adventure in Slovenia immersing you in the majestic Julian Alps plus introduces you to Via Ferrata & alpine scrambling.
This action-packed weekend Mount Triglav trekking adventure in Slovenia will immerse you in the majestic scenery and quirky traditions of the Julian Alps. It will introduce you to via ferrata and alpine scrambling and see you summiting the highest peak in Slovenia, Mt Triglav at 2864m, and all in just 3 days.
Immerse yourself in the visually spectacular world of pristine mountains and snowcapped peaks to ascend the rocky centrepiece, Mt Triglav, Slovenia’s highest peak. The climb to the summit is outstanding and excitingly airy along a breath-taking trail which offers some brilliant scrambling and sections of via ferrata. You will be rewarded with incredible panoramic views from the summit across the Julian Alps and as far as neighbouring Austria, Italy and Croatia.
Its name ‘tri-glav’ means ‘three-headed’, due to its three-peak shape. This rocky mountain giant is steeped in tradition and is Slovenia’s national symbol. It appears on the country’s coat of arms and on the flag itself. Climbing Triglav is something of a Slovenian tradition and akin to a patriotic rite of passage. On reaching the summit it’s also very likely that you will witness the traditional for first time ascendees of receiving a thwack on the buttocks from a birch branch, or in its absence a climbing rope, which is just one of the many quirky features that makes this mountain adventure so unique and memorable.
This vast landscape of mountain peaks, thick forests, postcard-perfect lakes and blue-green rivers is the perfect setting for multitude of adventures right on your doorstep.
Trek to the summit of Slovenia`s highest mountain – Triglav (2,864m), considered a patriotic duty of every Slovene. Explore one of the largest national reserves in Europe with it’s pristine and visually spectacular world of rocky mountains and centrepiece of Mt Triglav.
Immerse yourself in this incredible adventure landscape of alpine pastures, pine forests, clear streams, crystal lakes, mountain huts amidst a rich variety of jaw-dropping trails.
Ideal intro to via ferrata and alpine scrambling with kit and training provided. Stay in atmospheric traditional alpine mountain huts
Time to explore the picturesque Lake Bled and enjoy a traditional kremna rezina (cream cake). Private bubble trips available for groups over 4 people.
Itinerary for weekend Mount Triglav trekking adventure in Slovenia
Day 1: Flight from UK to Ljubljana Slovenia and free time in Bled. You will be transferred by private minibus from Ljubljana Airport to your hostel at Lake Bled. This transfer will take approximately 30 minutes. On arrival you will have time to get to know your fellow team-mates, make final preparations for your trek and explore this well-renowned picture-postcard wonderland with its natural beauty and wealth of legends. Bled’s bluish-green alpine lake, iconic church on an islet, a medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff, some of the highest peaks of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke as backdrops, Bled is an ideal place to begin your discovery of the natural beauty of Slovenia.
Day 2:Transfer from Bled to Krma Valley and trek to Triglavski Dom (2515m)The start of your mountain adventure will see you trekking through picturesque alpine meadows and forests before rising above onto a high plateau with breath-taking views. Then it’s on to the shoulders of Triglav and the Triglavski hut at 2,515 metres. This is the highest mountain hut in Slovenia with the highest meteorological station in the country. Triglavski Dom is one of the most welcoming huts in the park with its dramatic setting where you can relax with a hot drink and enjoy the views, or explore the area and find a nice vantage point for sunset.
Day 3: Triglavski Dom to Triglav summit, return transfer to Ljubljana AirportThis morning, make sure you set your alarm early to witness the spectacular sunrise over the Julian Alps as the mountains glow orange when the sun’s early morning rays reach their rocky peaks.
You will set off in teams under the glow of the early morning sun. The route is outstanding and excitingly airy as you follow an exhilarating trail of via ferrata to the summit climbing a series of cables and ladders. The experienced Guide will be on hand to offer help and support. The scrambling is excellent alongside a breath-taking mountain setting and stunning views. You’ll be focused on the ridge and the climb over Mali Triglav (little Triglav) so the two hours to the summit will pass quickly and before you know it, you’ll be stood on the highest point in Slovenia. The 360 degree views from the top are simply jaw-dropping and include the vast display of the Julian Alps whilst the valleys of Kot, Krma, Vrata and Trenta spread out below. You will also see the neighbouring peaks in Austria and Italy. After taking in the views and the all-important summit photos you will return to the Triglavski Dom mountain hut for lunch.
In the afternoon, you descend through alpine forests into alpine meadows famous for their summer pastures. You will be transferred to Ljubljana Airport for your return flight to the UK full of an incredible sense of achievement and many stories to be shared.