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TRIP SUMMARY AND GRADING

7 days self guided tour in Julian Alps
3 nights in mountain huts on multishare basis, 2 nights in 2-3 star apartments in Bohinj and in Bled, 1 night in 3 star hotel in Bovec with private facilities
Group size: at least 2 persons, possible for bigger groups
Best time to come: June to October
Moderate level: requires average level of fitness, suitable for experienced hikers
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PRICE

Please contact us for more information about the Price.

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SERVICES INCLUDED

• 6 breakfasts - continental breakfasts are served and usually consist of breads, jams, coffee and tea
• 2 nights in 2-3 star apartments, 1 night in 3 star hotel with private facilities on a twinshare basis, 3 nights in mountain hut on multishare basis
• Transfer from Ljubljana (airport) to Bohinj
• Luggage transfer from Bohinj to Bovec on day 5 (note- you will need to carry your gear from day 2 to day 5 as there is no luggage transfer between mountain huts)
• A map with the route marked and route instructions and details of your accommodation (one set per room booked)
• Emergency contact number (we recommend you carry a cell phone during the hike)
• Transfer with thematic excursion on day 6

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SERVICES NOT INCLUDED

• Travel to and your home country to the start and end point of the trip
•Optional activities including ascent of Mt Triglav (allow approx eur 130pp (min 2 people) including guide and helmet and harness hire) and whitewater rafting (around eur 30-35pp with discount (minimum 2 people) for 2-3 hour whitewater rafting trip on the soca river)  and canyoning, climbing (around eur 77 pp) - prices quoted are subject to change without notice.
• Lunch and dinner daily and all beverages (allow 10-15 eur per meal)
• Sleeping sheet (required for the mountain huts). It is possible to hire sleeping sheets from the mountain huts. Blankets are provided.
• Items of a personal nature including beverages, laundry, phone calls etc
• Travel insurance

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ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is in a combination of 3 star mountain hotel (Bovec) which is comfortable with en-suite, 2-3 star apartments in the Bohinj and Bled lake area and mountain huts. The mountain huts are basic, generally with excellent mountain views, hearty cuisine and a warm and engaging atmosphere. In the mountain huts you will generally have dorm rooms sleeping from 5-30 people. There are no showers in the mountain huts, meals can be purchased in hut dining room. You can purchase picnic supplies in the towns or purchase a lunch from accommodation providers the night before. It is always good to have snacks with you particularly when you are staying in the huts where supplies are limited. Single rooms can be requested in hotels only and a supplement applies.

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EQUIPMENT NEEDED

• Shoes – walking boots with good tread and sufficent ankle support, waterproofed leather for longer walks and sandals or trainers for relaxing
• Socks – thick, made of wool, coolmax
• Jacket – lightweight, wind & waterproof
• Trousers – long ones, carry a second pair of trousers / shorts (summer) or. 2/1 (zip off)
• Shirt or active underwear – good evaporation
• Mid – layer – warm (fleece)
• Warm hat, gloves – wool or fleece
• Sunhat – sun protection
• Swimwear, travel towel
• Sunglasses, sunscreen, lip salve
• Rucksack – light, easy to fold, strong material, adjustable straps, rain cover
• First aid kit (tape, plasters, adhesive, insect repellent,..)
• Other – water bottle, toilet paper, snacks, strings, pencils, safety pins, pocket knife, refreshing handkerchiefs

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GETTING THERE


By car: Driving routes can be accessed via the following websites: www.viamichelin.com

By train: Ljubljana is accessed from throughout Europe by train. From Bled back to Ljubljana takes around 1.5 hours (with one change). See the Slovenia train website at www.slo-zeleznice.si/en/ for more details. On arrival at the main train station in Ljubljana you can take a bus to the airport or a taxi.

By air: Ljubljana airport is accessed from points throughout Europe. Airlines which fly into Ljubljana include Adria Airways, Air France (regional), Easyjet, Finnair and Brussels Airlines.

By bus: there are hourly buses from Bled to Ljubljana and the journey takes around 1hr 20min. For further details refer to the Slovenia bus companies website which is in English - www.ap-ljubljana.si/eng

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A NOTE ON OUR SELF GUIDED TOURS

Self guided walking requires individuals to use problem solving skills, be adaptable and have a keen eye. It is recommended that you are comfortable map reading, referring to route notes and that you have a good sense of direction (or are willing to work on improving this!) Sometimes route finding, losing your way, finding it again and asking the locals for help is all part of the adventure. If you’ve never been on a self guided trip, after the first couple of days you will get the hang of it as the vast majority of our first time travellers attest. Please be assured that our written material issued to you for route finding is updated regularly and we provide a 7 day service hotline in the event of any problems. There is a certain level of the unknown that comes with self guided trips, however with a methodical approach potential problems will be averted. The freedom of a self guided trip is something that, once experienced, is sought time and time again.


 
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