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Croatia, Italy & Slovenia Hiking Journey

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Journey across Slovenia, Italy, and Croatia on a captivating blend of culture, history, and breathtaking landscapes.

Embark on a remarkable journey through one of the world’s most sustainable and pristine countries. Experience the captivating blend of culture, history, and breathtaking landscapes with minimal driving time across Slovenia, Italy, and Croatia.

Experience a captivating blend of walking, culture, history, and breathtaking landscapes across Slovenia, Italy, and Croatia in this all-inclusive, 10-day alpine adventure. Embark on a remarkable wilderness journey with our local guides as they unravel one of the world's most enchanting destinations. Your days will be filled with striking waterfalls, snowy alpine peaks, flowing meadows, and medieval castles. As the sun sets, wind down with world class local food and wine and enjoy local anecdotes. 

This once in a lifetime trip offers you the chance to explore further and form deeper connections with the magical wilderness so vastly different to anywhere else in the world.

For all enquiries and bookings please contact our international departures team.

 

 

Slovenia, Croatia & Italy Hiking Journey

  • Fully guided: 11 days / 10 nights
  • Max group size: 14, plus 2 experienced guides
  • Min group size: 4
  • Guided by Nature company support host
  • Activity level: Moderate
  • Trip start: Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Trip end: Rovinj, Croatia
  • Distance: 90.7kms 
  • Cost: AUD$10,995 / single supplement: AUD$2,280

Departures

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Your Itinerary

Ljub

Day
1

Welcome to Slovenia

On arrival to Ljubljana, you will be met by our representative at the airport for a transfer to your hotel in the city’s quaint and beautiful old district. Depending on what time you arrive, the day is yours to enjoy at leisure. In the evening, meet with your guide and the fellow walkers for your warm welcome and first taste of Slovenian cuisine.

Transfer:
Arrival transfer in Ljubljana

Accommodation: 
Hotel Cubo, Ljubljana

Meals included: 
Welcome Dinner

Ljubljana 3
Day 2 ljubljana slovenia

Day
2

Beloved Ljubljana

Ljubljana walking tour

Day two of our tour begins with a captivating exploration of Ljubljana, guided by a knowledgeable city expert. Immerse yourself in the architectural wonders of the city, as you discover the local variant of Art Nouveau known as "secesija.". As the day unfolds, we visit Ljubljana Castle and other important landmarks, of this remarkable city. In the evening, prepare for a true Slovenian culinary experience at a hands-on culinary class of traditional dishes. Indulge in the delicious meal you've created, featuring seasonal ingredients sourced from local farms or the nearby market.

Accommodation: 
Hotel Cubo, Ljubljana

Meals included: 
Breakfast and Dinner

Day 3 Bled Castle

Day
3

Bled with Triglav National Park

Approximately 2 hours of walking (6km)

Embark on a captivating journey to Bled in the Gorenjska region. Glide on a traditional Pletna boat to the enchanting island with the Church of Mary's Assumption. Visit the historic Bled Castle offering breathtaking vistas. Enjoy a delightful lunch before exploring the tranquil shores of Lake Bohinj and the majestic Mostnica Waterfall. Check-in at Hotel Bohinj for a warm and welcoming stay.

Accommodation: 
Hotel Bohinj, Bohinj

Transfers: 
1.5 hours

Meals included: 
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 triglav national park hike
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Day
4

Triglav National Park walk

Approximately 4-5 hours of walking (13.7km)

Experience the panoramic Zajamniki pasture on the Pokljuka plateau, passing charming cottages and lush meadows. Hike through the Bohinj Valley, witnessing abandoned farm buildings and Slovenian folk architecture. Descend to Srednja vas. From Javornica, we descend to Spodnje Podjelje and Jereka, continuing our journey through Češnjica until we reach the trailhead in Srednja vas.

Accommodation: 
Hotel Bohinj, Bohinj

Meals included: 
Breakfast and Packed Lunch

Day 5 julian apls hike

Day
5

Julian Alps Walk

Approximately 3-4 hours walking (9km)

Our journey today begins in the picturesque village of Kranjska Gora, as we ascend towards the magnificent Vršič Pass, the highest mountain pass in the Eastern Julian Alps. Along the trail, we are surrounded by majestic pines and serene mountain streams. A visit to the Russian chapel, a wooden memorial built by prisoners of war, offers a poignant reminder of the past. After a satisfying lunch at Erjavčeva Koča hut, there's an optional hike to the summit of Vršič pass. In the evening, we indulge in a well-deserved feast prepared by a local chef, accompanied by delightful Slovenian wines.

Accommodation: 
Hotel Soča, Bovec

Transfers: 
1 hour

Meals included: 
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 6 soca valley with soca gorge
Croatia

Day
6

Soča Valley with Soča Gorge to Bovec

Approximately 6 hours walking (14km)

Immerse yourself in the mesmerizing beauty of the Soča Valley as you walk along the emerald ribbon of the Soca river. Traverse the Trenta Valley and admire traditional farmhouses against a backdrop of towering peaks. Cross the suspension bridge over Kršovec Gorge as you make your way towards Lepena. Explore the quaint town of Bovec, renowned for its' cheese production and savour local delights at your leisure.

Accommodation: 
Hotel Soča, Bovec

Transfers: 
15 minutes

Meals included: 
Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 Boka waterfall 1

Day
7

Boka Waterfall/River Soča/Kobarid, Slovenia

Approximately 7-8 hours walking (20km)

Prepare for an unforgettable day exploring the breathtaking landscapes and rich heritage of the Soča Valley. Marvel at the power of the majestic Boka waterfall as it cascades from a towering 106-meter height. Stroll alongside the picturesque Soča River, taking in the vistas beneath the Krn mountain. Discover the hidden gem of the tranquil Kozjak waterfall. Delve into the region's history with a private tour of a unique WW1 Museum. Tonight you’ll savour Slovenia's flavours at Restaurant Topli Val, where exquisite Mediterranean-style cuisine awaits.

Accommodation: 
Hotel Soča, Bovec

Transfers: 
40 minutes

Meals included: 
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 8 alpe adria trail
Slovenia Itinerary

Day
8

From the Alps to the wine region of Italy

Approximately 5-6 hours walking (10km)

Embark on an enchanting leg of the Alpe-Adria Trail, leading you through Slovenia's captivating Brda region. Traverse gentle hills adorned with terraced vineyards and orchards. Take in the sight of medieval castles and quaint villages, which proudly display their ancient traditions. As you cross the border into Italy's Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, your journey gains an international dimension. Conclude your walk in a serene village near Cormòns, where a delightful local lunch and artisanal wines await you at a charming family-run estate. The day concludes in the beguiling city of Trieste, a melting pot of diverse cultures, at our waterfront hotel boasting captivating views.

Accommodation: 
Hotel Savoia, Trieste Italy

Transfers: 
2 hours and 15 minutes

Meals included: 
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 9 miramare castle in trieste

Day
9

From Vilenica Cave trough Lipica, Slovenia to Castello Miramare in Italy

Approximately 5 hours walking (8km)

Begin our day of discovery with a visit to Vilenica Cave, where you'll witness impressive rock formations and delicate stalactites. Next, take a scenic coastal walk along Slovenia's rugged coastline, with the Karst landscape on one side and the sparkling Adriatic Sea on the other. Enjoy a satisfying lunch at a local restaurant before exploring the intriguing Castello Miramare Museum. The evening is yours to unwind and enjoy the charming surroundings at your own pace.

Accommodation: 
Hotel Savoia, Trieste Italy

Transfers: 
Hotel to Vilenica Caves (30 minutes)

Meals included: 
Breakfast and Lunch

Day 10 central istria
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Day
10

Hike mountain Učka in Croatia

Approximately 3-4 hours walking (10km)

Učka has always been a favourite destination for many hikers and nature-lovers. So it comes as no suprise that there are numerous hiking trails in and around Učka and Ćićarija. They are waiting for you to discover and explore them, regardless of whether you begin your adventure at coast, from Poklon or from Istria.

Central Istria will captivate you with its tranquil and natural beauty, leaving you yearning to return. Mountain Učka has always been a favourite destination for many hikers and nature-lovers with breathtaking views of Medieval towns perched on hilltops exude a fairy-tale-like charm, with bell towers, churches, and winding alleys on one side and an endless view of Croatian islands stretching along the Adriatic coast on the other. In the enchanting town of Rovinj, we gather for our final dinner, marking the end of our unforgettable journey through Slovenia, Italy, and Croatia. Savor delicious food, cherish each other's company, and bid farewell to the incredible experiences we've shared.

Accommodation: 
Hotel Grand Park 5*, Rovinj.

Meals included: 
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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Day
11

Farewell Croatia

After a hearty breakfast, bid farewell to your hiking adventure. We'll transfer you to Pula (PUY/LDPL) airport, taking with you, incredible memories, a sense of achievement, and the joy of being immersed in nature's wonders.

Meals included: 
Breakfast

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Small group
  • Fully hosted walking tour with experienced guides
  • Pre-trip customer care service available to answer any questions
  • Most meals (except where indicated, so you can experience local cuisine independently)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages included in evening meals (wine and beer as indicated, or available for purchase)
  • Picnic, hiking lunches & unique destination walking provisions
  • Twin share accommodation in premium, hand pick hotels
  • All activities described in trip itinerary
  • All transportation from the beginning until the end of trip
  • All gratuities for hotels, restaurants, and activities
  • All park and entry fees

Please Note: Whilst every effort will be made to secure the accommodation as detailed in the itinerary, there may be circumstances where Guided by Nature provides a similar accommodation standard.

  • Transportation to the start and end of tour
  • Travel insurance
  • Hiking equipment - you will need to bring your own daypack and hiking gear (a full gear list will be provided)
  • Gratuities to guides
  • Meals and drinks not listed in itinerary
  • Any visa requirements
  • International and domestic airfares
  • Each trip requires a minimum of 4 guests, three months prior to departure. The maximum group size is 14 guests (plus guides).
  • We strongly recommend travel insurance. Consideration needs to be given to our cancellation policy, injury, evacuation, delayed flights, illness, etc. Please see our Booking Terms & Conditions for details and contact us if you have any questions.

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