If you have clients who love hiking, then Slovenia may just have the perfect option. The destination is set to open a new 186-mile Julian Alps Hiking Trail, which offers hikers a chance to journey through alpine valleys, pastures, local towns, and small villages. Hikers of all ages and skill levels can discover the cultural, historical, and culinary heritage of the region while experiencing the alpine landscape. Along the way, visitors are introduced to local myths and legends, unique craftwork, and Slovenian delicacies.
The trail starts and ends in Ratece, a historic village on the border to Italy. Divided into 16 sections of approximately 10 miles each, the hiking path runs along the Julian Alps Biosphere Reserve (UNESCO MAB) and in Triglav National Park, the home of Slovenia’s highest mountain.
Various stages are easily accessible via public transportation and suitable for families and hikers of all ages. Visitors are able to find comfortable accommodations and delicious food at the beginning and end of each stage.
The Julian Alps Hiking Trail is the latest addition to Slovenia’s network of 700-plus hiking trails throughout the country. The third-most forested country in the European Union, Slovenia boasts over 6,000 miles of well-marked hiking trails and biking paths across mountain peaks, along lush riverbanks and Mediterranean beaches, and through picturesque town centers.
Photos courtesy of the Slovenian Tourist Board.