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BACK TO NATURE: HIKE AROUND THE KINGDOM OF GOLDHORN (Part 1: Along the Sava River to the Lake Bled)

$3200 $2900 per person

This first part of the trail is flat and do-able for anyone who likes to hike. It connects Kranjska Gora village (well known for alpine skiing competitions) to Lake Bled (turquoise jewel lake with a sacred island church), along with one of the most famous local vistas (medieval castle clinging to a rocky cliff surrounded by the Julian Alps and the Karavanke).


  • Lake Bled
  • Planica, one of the world biggest ski jump center
  • Make your own chocolate!
  • Beautiful views
  • Grad Kamen (Stone Castle)
  • More beautiful views


  • Destination
  • Departure
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hiking equipment
Day 1: Ljubljana and its Dragons
We'll meet in Ljubljana at noon and have a welcome lunch. After lunch, our guide will walk through the streets of Ljubljana with us, then you'll have an hour on your own. After this, we'll proceed to Kranjska Gora, the beginning of our mountain adventure.
Day 2: Along the Sava Dolinka Valley
We'll start hiking at TIC (Vitranc Hall in Kranjska Gora) and follow the Sava Dolinka Valley along the edges of the Karavanke mountain range. The first stage is 18.5 km (11.5 miles), and it can be completed in 5.5 hours.
Day 3: From Mojstrana and Dovje villages to Jesenice
The second stage is flat. We'll visit two alpine villages and end in the ironworks town of Jesenice. The path is 20.6 km (12.8 miles) long and can be completed in 4.5 hours.
Day 4: Sweet day off
On our fourth day, we’ll visit the quaint town of Radovljica, where we’ll create some chocolate magic.
Day 5: From Jesenice to Begunje
We'll follow Sava Dolinka Valley and admire Mt. Stol (Chair) before reaching Begunje village. We'll see the remains of one of the oldest castles, Castle Kamen (Stone) from the 12th century. We'll also pass by the Elan factory, one of the world's most famous ski factories. The route is 16.7 km (10.4 miles) long and can be completed in 4.5 hours.
Day 6: From Begunje to Lake Bled
This part is flat and walkable for everyone. It will lead you to one of the most scenic lakes in Europe: Lake Bled. The stage is 15 km long and can be completed in less than 4 hours.
Day 7: A day off
Today we'll take a break and simply enjoy Lake Bled. In the morning we'll ride the boat to the island, then in the afternoon, we'll hike up to the viewpoint and enjoy the lake, with the Alps in the background.
Day 8: Move on
We’ve finished Part 1 of the trail. You can stay on at lake Bled, or, we’ll help you reach your next destination in Slovenia, or another nearby location!


Value For Money

Included in the price of the itinerary
  • Booking and accommodations for this itinerary
  • Transportation from/to Ljubljana airport
  • Transportation and full board every day
  • Welcome dinner on your first day in downtown Ljubljana
  • All entrance fees
  • English-speaking hiking guide
  • Laundry services mid-week
  • Mateja Travel T-shirt and water bottle
  • Services of Mateja Travel staff, including luggage safekeeping
We stay at guest ranches or hotels near the Juliana Trail.
  Not Included in the Price of the Itinerary
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Excess baggage charges; travel insurance
  • Optional trips
  • Food and beverages if not defined otherwise
  • Alcoholic beverages over provided meals if not defined otherwise
  • Optional gratuities to tour guides
  • Personal items
Consider as you sign up
  • Airline tickets Please check with us before purchasing your airline tickets to ensure your trip is confirmed with the minimum number of participants (2) required to operate.
  • Travel insurance To protect your travel investment, we recommend the purchase of travel insurance.
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  • SMALL GROUP From 2 to 6 people          $3200
  • BIG GROUP From 7 to 12 people        $2600