A hiking trail that broadens horizons

European countries situated in the alpine area have various things in common, including the Via Alpina long-distance route which winds through eight European countries – Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, France and Monaco. The network covers over 5,000 kilometres in 342 stages, You climb from 0 to 3,000 metres altitude. The long-distance route is divided into five trails and two of them run through Slovenia – the Red and the Purple Trail.

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From the sea to the Karavanke on the Red Trail

The 220-kilometre Red Trail will lead you through the territory of Slovenia from the Adriatic Sea through the Karst, Idrija and the Triglav National Park over the Vršič pass to the Karavanke. The trail in Slovenia covers 14 stages and can be travelled in one week.

Essential stops on the way

The picturesque route provides an abundance of interesting natural and cultural attractions to make your journey even more worthwhile. Here are some tips on where it’s especially worth stopping en route.

Explore the Slovenian alpine world on the Purple Trail

The Purple Trail runs through Slovenia in ten stages. You can experience the magic of all the Slovenian alpine mountain ranges: the Julian Alps, the Karavanke Alps and the Kamnik-Savinja Alps. The trail begins at the foot of Triglav and leaves the territory of Slovenia in idyllic Jezersko.

Essential stops on the way

Mount Triglav

The highest peak in Slovenia and the Julian Alps is a Slovenian national symbol. At its top stands the Aljaž Tower, which Jakob Aljaž, a priest from the village of Dovje, erected as a symbol of Slovenehood on the purchased land in 1895. 

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Mount Triglav

Mount Triglav

The highest peak in Slovenia and the Julian Alps is a Slovenian national symbol. At its top stands the Aljaž Tower, which Jakob Aljaž, a priest from the village of Dovje, erected as a symbol of Slovenehood on the purchased land in 1895. 

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Peričnik Falls

Peričnik Falls

You’ll encounter one of the most recognisable Slovenian waterfalls on the way to the Vrata Valley. It is comprised of two waterfalls, a lower 16-metre one and a higher 52-metre one.

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Logar Valley

Logar Valley

The idyllic glacial valley surrounded by the Kamnik and Savinja Alps is among the most wonderful images of the Slovenian alpine landscape.

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Planšar Lake

Planšar Lake

The water “heart” in the midst of primal nature is a peculiar reminder of a large glacial lake which gave Jezersko its name (jezero = lake).

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Dovžan Gorge

Dovžan Gorge

A short distance from Tržič is a gorge that is a unique fossil site. Perhaps you will discover a remnant from the Earth's remote past as you walk through it.

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In Slovenia, everyone finds their way

There are over 10,000 kilometres of them. And you are bound to find the right one for you. One that will take you up to stunning views, or perhaps you would prefer a less challenging trail on which you can experience the vibe of the residents along the way.

Long-distance trails

Long-distance trails run across mountain peaks, through valleys, and to the sea.

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Popular hiking spots in Slovenia, as seen by visitors.

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Slovenia is a hiking paradise. More than 10,000 kilometres of marked hiking trails.

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The Julian Alps

Julian Alps - a paradise for active adventures and relaxation in nature.

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Juliana Trail – a long distance hiking trail

Walk on a picturesque, 270 km-long trail around the Julian Alps.

Juliana Trail – a long distance hiking trail

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Make your family holiday in Slovenia more exciting with a hike along picturesque themed trails.

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