Welcome to Via Alpina!
National Secr. of the Rep. of Slovenia, POHODNIŠTVO giz
Ljubljanska cesta 7 4260 Bled
+386 4 574 35 48, +386 41 646 566
More than 5000 km of marked footpaths divided into 341 stages, one day each, will take you on an experience of the wonderful alpine world through eight alpine countries. They will take you through a unique natural world, through unique fauna and flora, through the cradle of mountaineering, through the territory of more than 13 million inhabitants, from the sea surface to the peaks, which reach even above 3000 m high. By the trail you will be able to get acquainted with exquisite natural and cultural heritage, experience the highland world, far from civilisation, or make friends with the people who live in these oftentimes remote places. The marked footpaths you will travel along, accompanied by the Via Alpina logo, will take you to overnight accommodations and refreshments after your pleasant walk.
Are you worried about the level of difficulty?
You shouldn’t be!
The paths lead over trails that are not demanding, without any difficult sections, and are accessible to all hikers from the youngest to the oldest, from individuals to families. Meanwhile, those more demanding will be invited to more difficult ascents, which require only a short deviation from our trail.
WALK YOUR ALPINE STORY!
DISCOVER THE ALPS!
Difficultyundemanding walk, easy tour, undemanding tour
Coursein low mountains, in high mountains, around the valley Maps
: PZS, Julian Alps – eastern part (1:50,000), PZS, Slovenian Istria, Čičarija and Karst (1:50,000), GZS, Notranjska Karst (1:50,000); GZS, Coast and Karst (1:50,000); GZS, Škofja Loka and Cerkljansko Hills (1:50,000); PZS, Mount Triglav (1:25,000)
Range of hiking availabletours in high mountains, family excursions, walks, trails along rivers, trails through forests, trails to mountain pastures
Visitsindividual, guided tour
In Slovenia the footpaths, through 14 stages of the Red Trail
and 10 stages of the Purple Trail,
will lead you over all three Slovenian massifs: the Julian Alps, the Karavanke and the Kamnik – Savinja Alps; in addition, it will also lead you over the hilly world of the Karst. So you will be able to see Lipica, the Škocjan Caves, Predjama, Franja Hospital, Bohinj Lake, Triglav National Park, Information Centre TNP in Trenta, the pearly Soča River, Alpinum Juliana botanical gardens, Planica ski jumps, the mountaineering museum in Mojstrana, Golica – full of daffodils in the month of May,… If we add to all this friendly locals, fresh mountain air, animals home to the mountain world that will curiously observe you from afar, and the rich world of vegetation, we are certain that you will save many beautiful pictures and unforgettable experiences in your memory. You are invited to our world, a world of hiking, healthy living and a wealth of experiences – you are invited to the Via Alpina!
For additional information about the Red Trail of the Via Alpina in Slovenia, you can contact Peter Šilak.
Marko Lenarčič, Pohodništvo giz/Hiking Slovenia, Wander Slovenia
Ljubljanska cest 7
Tel. : +386 4 574 35 48
Tel. 2 : +386 41 646 566
Fax : +386 4 574 35 48
Web site : www.slovenia.info/pohodnistvo
International sekretariat: La Grande Traversée des Alpes
14 rue de la République, B.P. 227
Grenoble Cedex, France
Tel. : ++33 4 76 42 08 31
Fax : ++33 4 76 42 87 08