Your family adventure begins in a small settlement on Pokljuka Plateau, Goreljek. You will start hiking through the lush forests of the plateau until you reach the picturesque Zajavornik mountain pasture, where you can stop and try their homemade sour milk.
When you are well-rested and ready to continue, the path will take you toward the Lipanca mountain pasture. It is there that you will find the Blejska Hut, where you will spend the night.
6 km (3,8 mi), 420 vertical meters up (1380 feet), 50 meters down (165 feet)
You will start the day with a short climb to the panoramic ridge above the hut that steeply falls to the Krma valley on the other side. As you make your way along the ridge, you will get to delight in the magnificent views of Mt. Triglav across the valley.
After overcoming a slightly treacherous descent from Srenjski preval, you will cross the charming Konjščica mountain pasture and continue along the undulating path toward the Uskovnica Hut.
11 km (6,8 mi), 360 vertical meters up (1180 feet), 840 meters down (2760 feet)
The last day will see you conclude your circle around Pokljuka Plateau as you turn back toward Goreljek. The up-and-down path will lead you across the Zajamniki mountain pasture, one of the most picture-perfect locations in Slovenia, before you reach the finishing point of your hike.
10 km (6,2 mi), 300 vertical meters up (985 feet), 200 meters down (660 feet)
If you wish to add a stage before or after the outlined hike, you can begin your journey at Bled or Bohinj and hike to Goreljek, where you spend the first night. Similarly, you can spend another night at Goreljek after the hike and descend to Bled or Bohinj the next day.
Not enough? Why not spend a few more days here! Extend your holidays with a pre- or post-holiday extension. Accommodation, sightseeing, and activities can be arranged. Add as many extra days to your holiday as you wish.
Amid Slovenia’s steep mountain slopes and technical rocky terrain that often have a discouraging effect on families with children, Pokljuka Plateau hits the sweet spot between an undemanding walking turf and a first-row view of the Julian Alps.
Meandering through the woods of Pokljuka, you will follow the trail across authentic mountain pastures, sip on homemade sour milk, and catch yourself stealing glances at Mt. Triglav, Slovenia’s highest mountain.
Elevated between Bled and Bohinj, Pokljuka Plateau is the ideal place for a family hiking adventure. Its ground is relatively flat, only gradually rising towards the mountain peaks of Debela Peč, Mrežce, Viševnik, and others above the Krma valley.
Short hiking stages take you to two authentic mountain huts, Blejska Hut and Uskovnica Hut, where you will spend your nights. In case of an emergency, there are several escape routes to take you back to Goreljek, as you will never be too far from the main road, even though you will barely feel it.
In any case, we will be available 24/7 for support during your hike. We will also book your places in the mountain huts in advance and equip you with a detailed handbook, including a GPS track with phone-app navigation. You can also get a guide upon your request.
The sooner you book the tour with us, the larger your chances of getting a spot in the mountain huts!
We have rated our tours on a scale from 1 to 5. 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most difficult.
Fitness level difficulty tells you about how fit you need to be for a tour and how much walking there is. Most of our tours are suitable for most people that are regularly active and can walk for around 5-6 hours per day with breaks.
Technical difficulty tells us about the paths we use – Level 1 means that zero hiking experience is required, while 5 is only for experienced hikers used to the exposure and basic climbing techniques.
Our guided tours are led by UIMLA or IMFGA internationally licensed guides who have completed many years of training to make your hut to hut hike both safe and enjoyable. They are passionate individuals who call the Slovenian mountains their second home and are ready to share this adventure with you.
Different huts have different options and sometimes, private rooms for 2 or 4 persons are available. It is not the rule and they require a very early booking. We will try to get you the best possible accommodation from what is available at the time of your booking.
We recommend booking as early as possible. Slovenian mountain huts are very popular and get booked up several weeks in advance, especially on weekends. If your booking is late, we will try our best to find a suitable alternative. Sometimes, last-minute spots open up. However, we cannot guarantee a free spot.
No, all of the huts provide blankets, bedding and pillows, but you can bring your own silk or cotton sleeping liner.
All of the huts offer vegetarian options and usually at least one vegan option. Still, kitchens high up are basic, so don’t expect too many choices. Huts generally serve authentic meals like stews, soups, and sausages. If you have strict dietary restrictions, consider bringing your own food as they can’t make a special meal per request.
Most high-altitude huts in Slovenia don’t have a drinking water source, but you can buy bottled water for around 4,5€ per 1,5l. You can also bring a water purifier and filter rainwater or water from the lakes. There are also some freshwater sources on the way so you never have to carry too much.
In our guided tours, we take care of the reservations for you, and you pay for the huts together with food on the spot. In most huts, you can pay with a credit card, but it is advisable to bring some cash just in case if the internet is down – After all, you’re in the mountains. If you are a member of the UIAA Alpine Association, bring your card and you will get a discount.
For our self-guided tours, the accommodation with breakfast is included in the price.
Cell reception is on and off in most parts of the Julian Alps. The reception is generally better on the peaks and exposed parts and worse in secluded valleys. Some huts offer paid wifi option, but not all.
Most of the mountain huts only operate from June to September. Some huts are open sooner and longer, but those times change from season to season according to weather and snow conditions. Read about best seasons for hiking in Slovenia.
If conditions are favourable we can make a custom tour even before June or after September.
Most of the tours can be done even in light rain, as long as you dress accordingly. It is not unusual in the summer that there are afternoon thunderstorms, so early starts are advisable. If the weather looks really bad, we will try to reschedule or propose an alternative tour.
Try to pack light, only take what you really need. You need your passport or ID for check-in, and some cash is advisable if the internet is down. Bring your sleeping liner and earplugs for the night, and toothbrush and body wipes for hygiene. You don’t need slippers, they are in the hut already.