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BACK TO NATURE: HIKE AROUND THE KINGDOM OF GOLDHORN (Part 5 Extention: Hidden Gem)

$3200 $2900 per person

The extension of the Juliana trail leads from the edges of the Julian Alps to the Karst Plateau, offering a stunning panoramic view of the Julian Alps, the Soča Valley, Venice, and the Friuli lowlands, all the way to the Adriatic Sea. This trip is for nature lovers with sophisticated taste buds who want nothing but the best.

 

Highlights

  • Drinking from pure, clean natural springs
  • Beautiful views
  • A lot of WWI history
  • Soča River Valley
  • Local food and wine
  • Prosciutto-making facility
  • More beautiful views
  • WWI open museum (museum in nature)

 

  • Destination
  • Departure
    Ljubljana/Ljubljana
  • Departure Time
    At your request
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, hiking equipment
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Day 1: Welcome to Slovenia
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 the small town of Tolmin, the beginning of our mountain adventure.
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Day 2: Before we start
On our first day we’ll visit the natural spring Grofova voda. Local lore purports that the Grofova voda Spring has medicinal powers. This was confirmed with medical measurements which showed the chemical composition of the healing waters. After you’ve quenched your thirst and replenished your water supplies, take a few minutes to rest and admire the famous elm tree that has been growing by the Grofova voda Spring for several decades.
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Day 3: Kolovrat and WW1
The most beautiful part of this Julian Trail is the spacious viewpoint of the Kolovrat ridge, where the third line of defense of the Italian army took place during WWI. Today, the museum of nature helps us remember. The distance for the first part is 12. 6 km (7.8 miles), taking us less than 5 hours to complete.
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Day 4: The view
The second stage runs along the Kolovrat ridge and offers a beautiful panoramic view of the Julian Alps, the Soča Valley, Venice, and the Friuli lowlands, all the way to the Adriatic Sea. This stage is 20.5 km (12.7 miles) long and can be completed in 7 hours.
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Day 5: More of the view
The next stage leads from the highest point of Brda, Korade (812 m/2664 ft), with the view of the western Julian Alps, the Friuli lowlands, the Brda Hills, and the Adriatic Sea, to the picturesque and oft-visited Brda medieval village of Šmartno. The path is 10.8 km (6.7 miles) long and can be completed in 3 hours.
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Day 6: Simply enjoy the peace
This stage leads from Šmartno over the Sabotin hill, and all the way to Solkan. This route connects Brda with the Bohinj railway and Posočje on one side and the Vipava valley on the other. The route is 13.7 km (8.5 miles) long, and it takes less than 5 hours.
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Day 7: Enjoy Goriška Brda region
Today we’ll explore Goriška Brda, try their famous wine, Teran, and see how they make prosciutto. Prepare your taste buds for an adventure!
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Day 8: Move on
From this magnificent valley, we'll take you back to your starting point in Ljubljana. We can help you reach your next destination in Slovenia or arrange transportation to your next stop.

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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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  • 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