Winter Julian Alps Hiking
The first rays of the sun fall on the mountain walls and paint them red. Virgin white snow bleeps under your footsteps, the only thing you hear. You breathe in the sharp, fresh air and breathe out cold smoke. Tempted? Experience the beauty of the snowy Julian Alps and take a winter hike with us.
Duration: 8-10 Hours
Meeting point: Ljubljanska cesta 1, Bled 4260
Group size: Minimum 2 participants are required for the tour
Difficulty: Moderate fitness level required, Easy
5 reasons to go on Winter Julian Alps Hiking:
- The best views over the Julian Alps
- Hiking through the magical winter forest
- A good cardio exercise to keep you in good shape
- Tasting the traditional winter food in a picturesque mountain hut
- Friendly and knowledgeable local guide
What to expect?
The hike will start at the 1300m high Pokljuka plateau. Our journey upward will begin with a hike through an enchanted winter forest, reaching a vast mountain pasture with picturesque shepherd’s cottages scattered all over the place. After a while, we will pass the forest line and reach a mountain hut for a short break. Then we will continue on the snow-covered slopes of the mountain. In approximately three hours, we will reach the summit and see that all the effort was worth it. The view of the snow-covered Triglav and surrounding mountains and valleys is one you definitely won’t forget. On our way back, we will stop again at the mountain hut and have a typical Slovenian mountain lunch. So if you’re looking for an authentic winter mountaineering experience, look no further and join us in the mountains.
What to bring?
– Warm hiking boots that support the ankles
– Warm waterproof winter sportswear
– Beanie and gloves
– Warm ski socks
– Snacks and drinks
– Sunscreen and sunglasses (if it’s sunny)
Included in the price:
– transfer with a warm and comfortable van
– local guide
– microspikes and trekking poles (if needed)
– snowshoes (if needed)
– parking fees
– Triglav National park fee
Not included in the price:
– snacks and drinks on the way
– traditional lunch at the mountain hut
Can you hike in the Alps in winter?
You can hike in the Alps in winter, but you must be more prepared and have warm clothes and winter equipment.
How hard is winter hiking?
Winter hiking is a bit harder than summer hiking. You need to know that there is often deep snow and icy path on the way.
Is hiking in the winter worth it?
Yes, hiking in the winter can be a great experience. Winter hikes often offer spectacular views, cooler temperatures, and an opportunity to experience nature uniquely. However, it is important to be properly prepared for winter weather conditions, including having the right clothing, footwear, and other safety gear.
How many layers should you wear for winter hiking?
It depends on the weather conditions, the intensity of the activity, and the individual‘s preferences. Generally speaking, it is recommended to wear at least three layers: an insulating layer, a waterproof layer, and a breathable outer layer.
Do you need snow shoes for winter hiking?
The general answer is to have snow shoes or at least mountaineering boots with you.