Slovenia

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Triglav - by Henk

Slovenia will repeatedly remind you of Austria, whereas at other moments it is distinctively Slavic. The Alps extend into Slovenia, and this is where most hiking opportunities are concentrated.

From west to east are a series of massifs, starting with the Julian Alps on the border with Italy. Central to this white-coloured mountain range is the well-known Triglav National Park, with Mt.Triglav as its highest peak (2864m). It is a wild limestone mountain area with a few much beloved lakes in between. The Karawanken range form the natural border with Austria to the north. In the Kamnik Alps (Steiner Alpen or Kamniške Alpe) knife-edge ridges are interspersed with lovely green meadows. Finally there are the Pohorje mountains (Bachergebirge) in the east of Slovenia, also part of the Southern Limestone Alps.

All these mountain areas have a long-standing hiking tradition common in the Alps, including mountain huts (165 in total), 7000km of marked trails, maps and so-called ‘Via Ferrata'. The Planinska Zveva Slovenije is the Slovenian Alpine Association.

Laid out in 1953, Slovenia's oldest long distance hiking trail is the Slovene Mountain Trail known locally as the Slovenska Planinska Pot (SPP). White circular markings with a "1" in the centre will lead you through all mountain areas of the Slovenian Alps. Any hiking-hero should be able to tackle this trail in 30 days. In the meantime an extended version of this trail has been set out to include the most important mountain peaks. A new trail is Idrija-Cerkno Mountain Path. And of course the international Via Alpina runs through Slovenia for 220km. In the mountains you'll find a trail called Walk of Peace, and the Slovene Geological Path. European long distance trails E6 and E7 lead through a more rural Slovenian countryside. Recommended is the Sub-Alpine Trail passing through quiet hills and valleys, forests and villages, where you can feel truly alone.

Trails

Regions

Mountains

Books

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Walking in Slovenia: The Karavanke
  • This guidebook offers 23 walking routes set across the magnificent 120km-long Karavanke mountain range, which forms a natural border between Austria and Slovenia. Commonly known as 'the way the Alps used to be', as it is yet to experience the extent of commercial development known by the Western Alps, it is one of the longest ranges in Western... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2013
  • Walking in Slovenia: The Karavanke
  • This guidebook offers 23 walking routes across the 120km Karavanke mountain range, a natural border between Austria and Slovenia. The one and two-day routes cater for all abilities, from low-level walks to high summits. The approaches are mainly from the forested valleys of the Slovenian side, with bases in unspoilt towns and villages. Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Slovenia
  • Slovenia is the Sunflower Landscapes guide to exploring the best walking and touring possibilities in the country. The guide covers a range of routes including walks in lake Bled, Bovec, Kobarid, Slap Prsjak and Robanov Kot. A double-sided, fold-out touring map at the back of the book gives an overview of Slovenia and the locations of each... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2010
  • Wandelgids Slovenia - Slovenië | Sunflower |
  • Wandelgids: vele dagtochten worden degelijk beschreven met openbaar vervoer informatie, goede routebeschrijvingen en kaartmateriaal. Tevens enkele autotochten. Deze gids staat goed bekend! Engelstalig, want nederlandstalige is uitverkocht en niet meer leverbaar. 6 car tours, 25 picnic suggestions, 41 main walks (plus variations) Slovenia.... Read more
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eBooks.de
Germany
eBooks.de
Germany
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Cicerone Press
United Kingdom
2009
  • Trekking in Slovenia
  • An essential guidebook for anyone trekking the Slovene High Level Route across Slovenia. The 500km hike from Maribor to Ankaran is described as a series of 3 to 6 day treks to be tackled individually or together. The route runs through the regions of Pohorje, the Julian Alps and Kamnik-Savinja Alps, the Karavanke, and the limestone Karst country. Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2009
  • Wandelgids Trekking in Slovenia - Slovenië | Cicerone |
  • De eerste beschrijving - en meteen een uitstekende! - van een lange meerdaagse wandeltocht door de bergen van Slovenië. The first English-language guidebook to trekking the Slovene High Level Route across Slovenia. From Maribor to Ankaran the route covers 500km through the forested plateau of Pohorje, the Julian and Kamnik-Savinja Alps, the... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Slovenia SUPERCEDED
  • Slovenia is the Sunflower Landscapes guide to exploring the best walking and touring possibilities in the country. The guide covers a range of routes including walks in lake Bled, Bovec, Kobarid, Slap Prsjak and Robanov Kot. A double-sided, fold-out touring map at the back of the book gives an overview of Slovenia and the locations of each... Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
2013
  • Wandelgids Slowenien - Slovenie wanderbuch | Rother Verlag | Evamaria Wecker
  • De ‘Rother Wanderbücher’ behandelen telkens de 50 mooiste wandelingen, die variëren van eenvoudige kindvriendelijke wandelingen tot routes die aanzienlijk meer ervaring vereisen. Uitvoerige routebeschrijvingen, een aantrekkelijke lay-out met vele kleurenfoto’s, niets aan duidelijkheid te wensen gelaten hoogteprofielen, kaartjes met de... Read more
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De Zwerver
Netherlands
2012
  • Wandelgids Julische Alpen - Slovenië | Rother |
  • Goede duitstalige wandelgids. Veel dagtochten, met gradaties en kleuren in zwaarte gerangschikt. Veel praktische informatie. Handzaam formaat. Jäh aufragende Kalkwände und trockene Karstplateaus über lieblichen Almen und rauschenden Gebirgsbächen bilden in den Julischen Alpen spektakuläre Kontraste, die es zu entdecken lohnt. Die Berge bieten... Read more
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Germany
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Maps

Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Bohinj Lake
  • Bohinj Lake area at 1:25,000 in a series of contoured, GPS compatible recreational maps from Planinska zveza Slovenie - Slovenian Alpine Club, covering Slovenia Read more
De Zwerver
Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart - Fietskaart WK 2802 Marburg Pomurje Drautal | Kompass |
  • Goede wandelkaart met vrijwel alle topografische details en ingetekende routes. Ook met symbolen voor toeristische bezienswaardigheden, register. Berghutten duidelijk weergegeven. Gevaarlijke wandelroutes zijn goed herkenbaar. GPS toepasbaar. KOMPASS-Wanderkarten enthalten alles Wissenswerte für Wanderer wie aktuelle Wanderwege mit... Read more
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  • Maribor - Pomurje - Drava Valley
  • Maribor - Pomurje and the Drava Valley in a series of GPS compatible, double-sided recreational maps at 1:75,000 from Kompass covering Northern Slovenia and the country Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ljubjana - Trieste - Slovenian Coast
  • Ljubjana, Trieste and its environs and the Slovenian coast area in a series of GPS compatible, double-sided recreational maps at 1:75,000 from Kompass covering Northern Slovenia and the country Read more
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Netherlands
  • Wandelkaart - Fietskaart WK 2803 Triest Laibach Slowenische Küste | Kompass |
  • Goede wandelkaart en fietskaart van het gebied tussen Triest en Ljubljana in Slovenië met vrijwel alle topografische details en ingetekende routes. Ook met symbolen voor toeristische bezienswaardigheden, register. Berghutten duidelijk weergegeven. Gevaarlijke wandelroutes zijn goed herkenbaar. GPS toepasbaar.  Ook kun je er goed op fietsen,... Read more
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Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Nanos Plateau
  • The Nanos Plateau at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured, GPS compatible recreational maps from Planinska zveza Slovenie - Slovenian Alpine Club, covering Slovenia Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Ljubljana and Environs
  • The environs of Ljubljana at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured, GPS compatible recreational maps from Planinska zveza Slovenie - Slovenian Alpine Club, covering Slovenia Read more
Stanfords
United Kingdom
  • Dolenjska
  • Dolenjska (Lower Carniola) area at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured, GPS compatible recreational maps from Planinska zveza Slovenie - Slovenian Alpine Club, covering Slovenia Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Sneznik
  • Sneznik area at 1:50,000 in a series of contoured, GPS compatible recreational maps from Planinska zveza Slovenie - Slovenian Alpine Club, covering Slovenia Read more
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United Kingdom
  • Polhograjsko Hribovje
  • Polhograjsko Hribovje area at 1:25,000 in a series of contoured, GPS compatible recreational maps from Planinska zveza Slovenie - Slovenian Alpine Club, covering Slovenia Read more
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