Via ferrata is a perfect half-way step between hiking and climbing! You're on rock, clipped in for safety, but you can still get up using just your feet. This trip is for total beginners who want to try it out, and summit Slovenia's highest mountain!
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You'll be picked up from Ljubljana Airport whenever you arrive, and transferred to your accommodation overlooking Lake Bled. If you arrive in the day, you can go for a swim in the lake, or walk up to the viewing point. Then in the evening, you'll meet the rest of the team and head out for dinner. But it's your choice.
After a hearty breakfast, you'll start by trekking through Krma Valley. Then, after stopping for lunch, you'll trek up towards the Kredarica plateau and finally Triglavski Mountain Hut. In the evening, you can relax over dinner, and watch the sunset over the mountain tops, if the weather allows.
After breakfast in the hut, you'll head for a short hike to the beginning of the via ferrata. This is a 400m long section, with safety cables that you clip into, as you hike up the rock. Don't worry though - it's great for total beginners, and the guides are fantastic at making you feel confident and safe!
Shortly after completing the via ferrata, you'll reach the summit of Slovenia's highest mountain, with its incredible panoramic views. Then after taking some time for photos, you'll head back down the mountain, and be driven to the airport for 7pm or back to Bled if you will stay longer there.
Start: You will be collected from Ljubljana Airport (LJU) or the bus station in the city centre on day 1 of your itinerary. The guides run collections throughout the day, so the longest wait you will have is 1.5hrs.
End: You will be dropped back at Ljubljana Airport (LJU) or the bus station in the city centre at 7 pm on the final day of your itinerary.
The hike is of moderate difficulty, suitable for reasonably fit hikers comfortable walking for up to 8 hours a day. No previous via ferrata experience is required.
Absolutely! We have lots of solo travellers - it's a great way to meet like-minded people.
There will be a group from 2 to maximum of 8 people in a group.
The minimum age is 18, or 16 if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Food in Slovenia is very diverse, with lots of influence from neighbouring countries. In addition to traditional Slovenian foods like meat stews and salads - you can also find plenty of Italian food and other international cuisines. The mountain huts serve simple, but hearty food, including meat stew, goulash, sausage, ham and eggs, polenta, bread with honey, wine, beer, tea and Turkish coffee.
Most dietary requirements are catered for - just let us know before you go.
The season for Mount Triglav is from July through October, though early- and late-season ascents are also possible. Summer weather on Triglav is quite cool; when it's pushing 30°C at lower altitudes, it may be just 10°C on Triglav. It often drops below freezing at night. Weather on the mountain is highly variable, bringing unexpected wind, rain and snow.
On the first night, you will sleep in Bled at a cosy hostel. The hostel has Wifi, warm showers and will have 4 people to a room. A 2 person room is available for an extra 50EUR.
The second day you will sleep in a mountain hut called Triglavski dom - in a dormitory room. The accommodation and the hut are basic but you will have everything you need. The rooms have bunk beds with pillows, sheets and blankets. You can bring your own sleeping bag or
bag liner if you wish.
There are no showers available at the mountain huts. You have electricity for your phones and restaurant.
Start altitude: 980m
End altitude: 2515m
Time: 5 - 7 hours
Start altitude: 2515m
Max altitude: 2864m
End altitude: 980m
Time: 8 - 9 hours