In the embrace of Triglav National Park

Published: 21.2.2011

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In the embrace of Triglav National Park

Triglav National Park is located in north-western corner of Slovenia next to the Italian and Austrian borders and is the only national park in the country. Jump on the Hop-on Hop-off tourist bus near Bled. Take the trails up to the very top of the highest Slovenian mountains and reward yourself with breath-taking views.

In the embrace of Triglav National Park

Triglav National Park is located in north-western corner of Slovenia next to the Italian and Austrian borders and is the only national park in the country. The park is virtually entirely made up of the mountains and plateaus of the Julian Alps and covers four per cent of the Slovenian territory. Important rules for the protection of nature and environment apply in the park, which is why the park is considered one of the most beautiful destinations in Slovenia for exploring by bicycle or on foot. Taking the trails up to the very top of the highest Slovenian mountains will reward you with breath-taking views. It is possible to see all the way to the Adriatic Sea from certain vantage points.

To ensure the best possible organisation of your holiday, jump on the Hop-on Hop-off tourist bus, which connects Radovljica, Bled, Bohinj and Pokljuka in the summer (from 27 June to 30 August 2015). The bus is particularly intended for hikers who venture into the mountains for several days and return to the valley along different routes. Unlimited changing of buses is possible, so visitors can easily travel to different places of interest. One-day ticket passes for unlimited use of the tourist bus cost EUR 5; children under 10 travel for free. Inquire about the best trails at the new Triglav National Park Information Centre in Bohinj, which opens its doors on 10 July in Stara Fužina right next to the lake.

The park’s rich network of water courses feeds the forests with fresh air. The glacial lake in Bohinj will also leave a lasting impression. In the summer months, you can swim in the picturesque lake or row a boat or a kayak. In addition to a pleasant stroll to the Savica Waterfall, you might also be excited and invigorated by a visit to the Peričnik Waterfall where you can actually stroll under the waterfall. Visit the stunning river ravine of Vintgar Gorge near Bled and the magnificent Tolmin Gorges, which are considered the lowest altitude point of Triglav National Park.

Triglav, the most famous mountain in Slovenia, measures 2,864 metres. It is considered a symbol of the Slovenian spirit and also features on the Slovenian flag and coat-of-arms. The Aljaž Tower, a mountain refuge and a cultural monument of national importance, is located on the top of Triglav. This year marks the 120th anniversary of its construction. While serving as a priest, Jakob Aljaž noticed the great interest and designs that foreigners had on the Slovenian mountains. He wanted to oppose these interests by buying the top of Triglav from the Municipality of Dovje and Mojstrana. Jakob Aljaž later donated the top of Triglav to the Alpine Association of Slovenia. Climb the highest peak in Slovenia!

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