The tour begins in Bohinj, the village of Stara Fužina, to be precise. The initial kilometers will gradually warm you up as you follow the Mostnica River through the picturesque Voje Valley. The river formed numerous erosion potholes in its river bed, molding the stunning Mostnica Gorge.
After reaching the end of the valley, you will be able to enjoy the calm natural ambiance of the Voje Waterfall. If you are up for grabbing a bite of delicious local cuisine, you can do so at the nearby hut. A steeper and physically more demanding climb to the Uskovnica mountain pasture follows.
The trail winds through a shadowy forest and is not too difficult, but it requires basic stamina, hiking experience, and proper footwear. After reaching a wider cart track, the incline gets less steep, and you soon reach the recently-renovated Uskovnica Alpine Hut, where you spend the night.
You’ll start the day with a gradual ascent towards the charming Konjščica mountain pasture. The subsequent climb towards the Srenjski Preval pass gets steeper and rockier, especially toward the top of it.
After that, you can opt for a climb up the Viševnik, but the trail is quite exposed. If not, however, you will follow the grassy ridge across the Debeli Vrh mountain peak until you descend to the cozy Blejska Hut on the Lipanca mountain pasture, where you spend the second night.
Breathtaking views over the Julian Alps will accompany you while walking along the ridgeline. This stage offers one of the most mesmerizing views of Slovenia’s highest mountain peak, Mt. Triglav.
Your final day will see you ascend above 2000 meters of elevation, climbing one of the best viewpoints in the area. The climb to the Debela Peč mountain peak is gradual and pleasant and shouldn’t be too big of a challenge for your tired legs. In any case, you can always decide to skip it if your energy level won’t allow it, as you’ll be descending by the same route.
You’ll follow the path through the wooded Pokljuka Plateau afterward until you reach the Zajavornik mountain pasture, where you can visit an authentic cheese dairy and buy locally produced cheese. From there, it’s not far to the Goreljek sports hotel, where your adventure concludes.
A free bus will pick you up at the intersection with the main road, only a few minutes from Goreljek. It can take you to Bohinj or Bled, where you can spend some additional nights if you wish.
The bus does not operate outside the summer season, but we can arrange a transfer for you if you visit during that time.
Additionally, you can extend your hiking through the fourth day by sleeping at the hotel in Goreljek and descending to Bled or Bohinj in the morning.
If you wish to return to where you began, you can head over the Pokljuka Plateau toward the Zajamniki mountain pasture. It’s one of the most stunning places in the Julian Alps, where you can delight in the view of the whole pasture, dotted with wooden shepherd huts and a mountain vista in the background. After that, you follow a steeper path descending to Stara Fužina.
Descending to Bled is another option if you wish to visit Lake Bled. You will strike across the Pokljuka Plateau, visit some less-known mountain pastures, and gently descend to Bled. You’ll know you’re at the end when you see the magical lake with an island in its middle!
This tour takes you through the heart of the Julian Alps while sticking to the technically less demanding wooded slopes, grassy ridges, and picturesque pastures. A bit easier than our Seven Lakes Valley Hut to Hut Hike due to being less rocky, it boasts one of the most beautiful views of Mt. Triglav and is doable off-season when the majority of the huts already close their doors.
The route takes you from Bohinj to the Pokljuka Plateau and can include a descent to Bled. Along the way, you will come across many mountain pastures, each boasting a unique identity with its wooden cottages and lively Alpine ambiance.
You will run into a few steeper climbs but mostly hike on pleasant forest paths across Pokljuka Plateau, follow the Mostnica River along the Voje Valley, and traverse a wide ridge above the Krma Valley.
There will not be any lack of views either. Aside from the scenic ridgeline and the majestic view of Mt. Triglav, you will also find yourself stopping to glance back at Bohinj and the mountains on the southern side of the valley.
And to top it all off, you will spend at least two nights in the heart of the Triglav National Park, away from the hustle and bustle of the urban areas. The Blejska and Uskovnica mountain huts have been recently renovated and offer enough comfort while keeping you well-fed with their delicious traditional meals from local ingredients.
The whole path allows a lot of flexibility, and we can adjust this hut-to-hut hiking tour to your preferences, experience, and capabilities. We can include a climb to any surrounding mountain peaks if the conditions allow it or extend your stay by taking you even further into the pristine nature of the Julian Alps.
If you do not feel confident enough to take this trip by yourself, we can arrange for a professional mountain guide to accompany you.
You will also receive 24/7 support from our team and an optional transfer to and from Bohinj or Bled.
NOTE: Be sure to book enough time in advance, as the huts can get quite busy, especially during summer.
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.