Via ferrata is a perfect blend of hiking and climbing! This trip is for total beginners who want to try fixed cable-way routes and summit Slovenia's highest mountain!
Today is your arrival day in Bled where you will be staying at a local hostel. If you arrive early in the day, you can go for a swim in the lake, or walk up to the viewpoint. In the evening, you'll meet the rest of the team before heading out for a drink or dinner (optional and not included in the price).
We'll pick you up and you'll start by trekking through Krma Valley. We'll stop for lunch and then 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, you'll get started with a short hike to the beginning of the via ferrata course. This is a 400 m-long section of safety cables. Equipped with a harness and gear, you will clip onto the cables to climb up the rock. Don't worry, 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. After some time for photos, you'll head back down and be driven back to Bled. You can choose to stay longer in Bled or we'll drop you at the bus station which runs local transfers until 7 pm.
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INCLUDED - Guides and assistants - All accommodation - Technical equipment - Local transfers from Bled to starting point and back to Bled. - Some meals (Dinner on day 2 and breakfast on day 3) EXCLUDED - International flights - Any transfers before and after ascent, that are not to and back to Bled (eg. if you need to go to Lubiana city or the airport) - Most meals, except those listed in INCLUDED(allow 40-60 EUR extra for food) - Travel Insurance - Visa (where applicable)
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.
Day 1: No hiking Day 2: Start altitude: 980m End altitude: 2515m Time: 5 - 7 hours Day 3 Start altitude: 2515m Max altitude: 2864m End altitude: 980m Time: 8 - 9 hours
Generally, we take small groups of 3-4 people with one guide. Sometimes we can accommodate bigger groups but it depends on availability of extra guides as well as space in vehicles and accomodation
On the first night, you will sleep in Bled at a cosy hostel. The hostel has Wifi and warm showers. There are 4 people to a room. A private, double room is available for an extra 50EUR (please message before the trip to confirm availability). On the second day, you will sleep in a mountain hut called Triglavski Dom. This is basic accommodation in dormitory rooms. 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 but there is water to wash your hands and brush your teeth. You have access to plug points to charge your phones in the restaurant.
Absolutely! We have lots of solo travellers - it's a great way to meet like-minded people.
Start: You will be collected from the meeting point at the hostel in Bled on Sunday morning. The local transfer is approximately half an hour's drive to the start. End: On the final day, you will be dropped back in Bled or the bus station. Local buses run to the airport and other destinations until 7 pm.
The mountain huts serve simple but hearty meals 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 Mount Triglav climbing season 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 summit. It often drops below freezing at night so don't forget to pack warm clothes Weather on the mountain is highly variable, bringing unexpected wind, rain and snow.
The minimum age is 18, or 16 if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Here are a few Bled hotel recommendations; Hotel Astoria, Hotel Rikli balance Penzion Kaps Penzion Berc Hotel Triglav Bled You can also check on Booking.com, there are lots of options for different budgets and travel styles!
All trips on Skyhook are run by small, hand-picked local guiding companies. For this trip your guides run Kofler Sport, based in Mojstrana.
By booking through Skyhook you'll be joining a small-group trip. This can make it nice and sociable (you'll be added to a group chat after booking), and guarantees great value for money!