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BACK TO NATURE: HIKE AROUND THE KINGDOM OF GOLDHORN (Part 3: Connect Two Regions)

$3600 $3300 per person

This part includes more demanding hikes, and you need to be fit. However, it offers gorgeous views of the Soča River Valley and a lot of WWI and WWII history. We’ll pass some WWI remains and monuments and go through hidden gems, where we almost won’t find another tourist! If fresh farm-to-table food, sparsely populated places, peace, and pristine nature are appealing to you, Part 3 is the perfect choice!

 

Highlights

  • Lake Bohinj
  • Beautiful views
  • A lot of WWI and WWII history
  • Soča River Valley
  • Local food and wine
  • More beautiful views
  • WWI open museum (museum in nature)

 

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Ljubljana/Ljubljana
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hiking equipment
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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 Bohinjska Bistrica, the beginning of our mountain adventure.
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Day 2: Come on!
The eighth stage (our first) is one of the more demanding but rewarding trails. It runs from Bohinjska Bistrica to Podbrdo across the mountain pass Vrh Bača, which, for centuries, connected Bohinj to Slovenia's Costal region. The stage is 13.7 k (8.5 miles) long and can be completed in 8 hours.
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Day 3: A historical day off
We’ll take a day to visit the WWII historical monument Hospital (Bolnica) Franja.
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Day 4: Baška Grapa
This stage is one of the most picturesque, leading us through beautiful alpine dwellings above Baška Grapa. We will finish our hike in Grahovo. The trail is 17 km (10.6 miles) long and can be completed in 6.5 hours.
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Day 5: Soča River Valley
After covering more than half the trail, we come to the Soča River Valley. We'll stop in Modrej, where we'll refill our body with natural energy via an energetic path with 14 points: two points for each chakra. This route is 16.2 km (10.1 miles) long and can be completed in 5 hours.
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Day 6: A “emerald” day off
Around Modrej we will enjoy Soča river, for the more active, we will organize kayaking on this beautiful river.
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Day 7: Tolmin and Tolmin Great Gorge
This one is almost like having a day off. This 4.6 km (2.9 miles) can be completed in less than an hour. We'll explore Tolmin Great Gorge, see the cave where Dante Alighieri became inspired to write the Divine Comedy, and cross the Devil’s bridge. Be prepared for soška trout for lunch.
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Day 8: Kobarid and World War I
Kobarid is an historic town, where we'll visit the WWI museum and learn about a famous WWI battle: the Isonzo Front, which is described in Earnest Hemingway’s novel A Farewell to Arms. The path from Tolmin to Kobarid is 16.1 km (10 miles) long and can be completed less than 4 hours.
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Day 9: Move on
We’ve finished Part 3 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!

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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
Accommodation
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
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  • SMALL GROUP From 2 to 6 people          $3600
  • BIG GROUP From 7 to 12 people        $2900