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JULIAN ALPS TRAIL RUN ADVENTURE

$1750 per person

A trail running adventure in the Julian Alps is an amazing experience for any mountain lover. With stunning alpine rivers and mountains, the Alps reach to almost 3000 meters above sea level. You’ll experience all that and more in 7 days.

The Julian Alps Trail Run Adventure is a connective tour, during which you’ll discover a new place every day and circle around the whole Julian Alps, meeting Triglav National Park, Bled, Soča Valley, Bohinj Lake, and Kranjska Gora.

We’ve prepared a fantastic experience after your third stage – you’ll be sleeping in a mountain cabin at Krn Lakes, right in the heart of the Julian Alps. We haven’t forgotten about Slovenia’s highest mountain Triglav (2864 m) either – you’ll be able to admire it up close during stage four.

You’ll experience a lot during your 7-day run – unforgettable views, alpine single trails, a true trail running heaven, and brilliant lakes. To make your experience as memorable as possible, we advise you to complete this tour sometime between the beginning of May and the end of September, because this is when the Julian Alps is at its best.

Kranjska Gora, where you’ll start your adventure, is very accessible, due to the road which leads almost straight to this beautiful alpine resort. It’s about an hour from Ljubljana airport and 2 hours from the Venice airport (Marco Polo).

Lenth / Elevation

167 km (104 miles) / 9000 m (29.500 ft)

 

Highlights
  • World-famous Lake Bled with its island and a church
  • Stunning alpine single trails, surrounded by towering mountains and alpine lakes
  • Running along the emerald Soča River
  • Discovering the unique Triglav National Park
  • Visiting all the main outdoor centers in this region – Kranjska Gora, Bovec, Bohinj …

 

Quick itinerary
  • [Day One, Kranjska Gora:] Let’s begin the adventure!
  • [Day Two, From one valley to another:] Kranjska Gora – Trenta (Distance: 23 km (14.3 miles), Elevation: 1300 m (4256 ft))
  • [Day Three, Emerald Soča River Valley:] Trenta – Bovec Distance: 24 km (14.9 miles)
  • Elevation: 750 m (2460 ft)
  • [Day Four, The Highest Point of The Trip:] Bovec – Krn Lake (Distance: 25 km (15.5 miles), Elevation: 2300 m (7546 ft))
  • [Day Five, In the Heart of Julian Alps:] Krn Lake – Bohinj (Distance: 30 km (18.6 miles)
  • Elevation: 1300 m (4256 ft))
  • [Day Six, From One Lake to Another:] Bohinj – Bled (Distance: 30 km (18.6 miles), Elevation: 1150 m (3773 ft))
  • [Day Seven, Bled Gorge:] From Bled to Mojstrana (Distance: 30 km (18.6 miles), Elevation: 1670 m (5479 ft))
  • [Day Eight, Back to where everything began:] Mojstrana – Kranjska Gora (Distance: 15 km (9.3 miles), Elevation: 500 m (1640 ft))

 

  • Destination
  • Dress Code
    Casual, comfortable athletic clothing, running equipment
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Day 1: Straight to Kranjska Gora
Arrival to Kranjska Gora, where you’ll settle in, have dinner, and get ready for your incredible adventure. Kranjska Gora is an alpine resort, situated just under the majestic Alps peaks. Internationally, it’s known as host to both the Alpine Ski World Cup and Ski-flying Planica. It’s also the perfect place to start exploring the Julian Alps. We simply can’t overlook its beautiful surroundings either, such as the picturesque Lake Jasna and the nature preserve Zelenci – also the source of Sava Dolinka river.
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Day 2: From one valley to another: Kranjska Gora – Trenta
Your first stage starts in Kranjska Gora and takes you by Lake Jasna, which offers stunning views of the Julian Alps. Your main climb of the day begins soon after that – towards Vršič (1700 m). The trail takes you along a glacial valley and right under some majestic mountains. You’ll also be able to experience some history, as you’ll be running along a mule track, built during WWII. Once we cross Vršič pass and begin our descent, we pass the source of the pristine Soča River, which stuns us with its truly unique emerald color. Our final goal for the day is Trenta Valley, one of the biggest natural gems in Slovenia.
Distance: 23 km (14.3 miles)
Elevation: 1300 m (4256 ft)
Highest point: 1700 m (5577 ft)
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Day 3: Emerald Soča River Valley: Trenta - Bovec
Our second day starts in the magical Trenta Valley, offering peaceful and unforgettable experiences in quiet nature. It also slows us down, offering one of the purest places to explore through trail running. This stage will unveil the valley’s true beauty in all its greatness. We’ll be accompanied by the Soča River for the duration of the trail. This valley will leave you feeling as if the whole world has stopped. To make everything a bit more interesting, there will be numerous suspension bridges to cross. We advise you to relax your pace and take some time to check out The Great and The Small Soča Gorge. We’ll finish in Bovec, a true outdoor center in the Soča Valley. If time permits, you can enjoy rafting or kayaking on the Soča River.
Distance: 24 km (14.9 miles)
Elevation: 750 m (2460 ft)
Highest point: 624 m (2047 ft)
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Day 4: The Highest Point of The Trip: Bovec – Krn Lake
We’ll begin our third stage in Bovec. Make sure you’re well equipped since undoubtedly you’ll be drawn to the markets and outdoor shops in Bovec. It’s vital you take care of everything before you start this stage, because you’ll spend your next night in the mountains – in a cabin at Krn Lake. Not only that, but this is also a difficult stage, as you’ll climb above 2000 meters for the first time. It’s a scenic route that takes extra time, so we’ll leave Bovec early in the morning. The route takes us along The Walk of Peace from WWI, which is also a part of UNESCO heritage sites. The best part of this stage comes towards the end, when you catch a glimpse of the brilliant Krn Lake, with the majestic Mt. Krn in the background. The mountain cabin you’ll be staying in offers food and drinks, so there’s no need to worry about enjoying a nice dinner and a cold pint of beer in the evening.
Distance: 25 km (15.5 miles)
Elevation: 2300 m (7546 ft)
Highest point: 2142 m (7028 ft)
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Day 5: In the Heart of Julian Alps: Krn Lake - Bohinj
You start your fourth stage at Krn Lake and spend the whole day in the Alps high mountain range. You’ll finish this stage by descending to Bohinj Lake – if you’re adventuring in warmer months, there’s nothing better than enjoying a dip in the brisk water after a long day. This is a phase of many lakes, since you’ll start at Krn Lake, go on towards Triglav Lakes and finish at one of the biggest natural lakes in Slovenia – Bohinj Lake. This stage allows you to get to know the heart of Triglav National Park, which has stayed in its pristine form until today, due to its degree of protection and conservation. Along the way, you’ll pass mountain huts, offering resupplies and respite for your journey. Bohinj is another dream destination for outdoor lovers, so you can also choose to stay there a day or two longer and try some additional activities.
Distance: 30 km (18.6 miles)
Elevation: 1300 m (4256 ft)
Highest point: 1809 m (5935 ft)
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Day 6: From One Lake to Another: Bohinj - Bled
Here again, we’ll be jogging from lake to lake. We’ll begin at Bohinj Lake and finish by the famous gem Lake Bled, with its magical island and church in the middle. Our route takes us to plateau Pokljuka, situated right under the majestic mountains. It’s also widely known for the Biathlon World Cup. You’ll be in awe of its stunning views and majestic spruce forests. You’ll finish the day by descending through Pokljuka gorge towards Bled, one of Slovenia’s most well-known tourist destinations. Lake Bled’s scenery is captivating, with its unique island and towering mountain views!
Distance: 30 km (18.6 miles)
Elevation: 1150 m (3773 ft)
Highest point: 1400 m (4593 ft)
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Day 7: Bled Gorge: From Bled to Mojstrana
Your sixth stage starts by Lake Bled and goes towards another plateau –Mežakla. But before you start your ascent, we advise you to take the time to walk through the truly stunning Bled Gorge. Mežakla is a true gem. Usually, it’s not found in classic tour books, which is exactly one of its best qualities. Its views towards Slovenia’s highest mountains will leave you breathless. If you know your mountains and have a bit of luck with the weather, you’ll even be able to spot the majestic Triglav from there (2865 m). This is one of the harder stages, so we advise you to start early in order to have a bit extra time to take in the views. This stage finishes off in an alpine village called Mojstrana. Your final destination Kranjska Gora is now only 15 kilometers away.
Distance: 30 km (18.6 miles)
Elevation: 1670 m (5479 ft)
Highest point: 1590 m (5216 ft)
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Day 8: Back to where everything began: Mojstrana – Kranjska Gora
You’ll finish your trail running adventure with an easier and shorter stage. We can imagine your legs are tired by now, so this is the perfect choice for your last day. The route starts in Mojstrana and takes you towards Kranjska Gora right along Sava Dolinka River. The valley you’ll be running through is incredibly picturesque. You’ll be able to see the majestic Karawanks Ridge on your right and the mighty Julian Alps on your left. You’ll finish off the stage by climbing Srednji vrh to enjoy one of the most stunning views of the Slovenian Alps. Now you’re only a short downhill away from Kranjska Gora, which is the perfect choice for an additional rest day or to try some other outdoor activities – hiking, cycling, zip-line, etc.…
Distance: 15 km (9.3 miles)
Elevation: 500 m (1640 ft)
Highest point: 1000 m (3280 ft)

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Included in a price of the itinerary
  • 7-night accommodation in 3 or 4-star hotels/guesthouses (B&B)
  • 7 breakfasts: meals include authentic local food
  • Fully qualified and experienced trail running guide for the entire trip
  • 5 Baggage transfers between tour stages
  • Navigation pack: GPS track, maps, tour booklet
  • 24/7 hotline number (support)
  • Rates per person are based on double occupancy.
Optional:
  • Single room supplement: €180 (unavailable in Krn Lakes)
Not Included in the Price of the Itinerary
  • Round-trip airfare
  • Excess baggage charges; travel insurance
  • Lunches 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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