Slovenia: Julian Alps & Coast (guided)
Discover the Alps, lakes, caves and food of delightful, untouched Slovenia!
For such a small country, Slovenia really packs a punch. It’s a land of fairy-tale quality, featuring whimsical castles, charming character-filled towns, epic world-class cave systems, lakes, and outstanding hiking opportunities through magical landscapes.
Slovenia has won many awards for its commitment to sustainability, and when you walk it with RAW Travel you’ll discover first-hand its strong focus on farm-fresh produce, wellness and the environment.
We offer two self-guided walks, with one easier than the other. Choose to explore the Karst Plateau, with its authentic local food (a favourite is prosciutto) and vineyards making the most of its red soil with Slovenian wine (teran) and plum brandy, or sign up for something a little more challenging and hike the Julian Alps, guided or non-guided.
Our itineraries are designed to help you explore the best of Slovenia: its UNESCO-listed caves, mountains, Venetian architecture and Adriatic Coast.
We’d love to help you plan your journey. It’s what we do best!
Our trips use a mixture of traditional mountain lodgings and small hotels so you can come back to a comfortable room each night and get a good night's sleep.
We include daily luggage transfers on each trekking day, so no need to walk with a heavy pack.
We hold free information nights and offer training days before your trip to ensure you are well prepared to enjoy your adventure.
Our staff know Alpine hiking and can help plan the right trip for you. We have come up with hiking itineraries that showcase the very best of Slovenia.
Click on the dot points below to explore and learn more about the region.
An Alpine road constructed by Russian POWs during WWI. Fifty sharp, hair-pin turns lead you through breathtaking scenery to the highest mountain pass (1611m) in the eastern Julian Alps. Crossing the Vršič Pass offers incredible vistas of surrounding mountain peaks and lush valleys.
Probably the most iconic and photographed of Slovenian sights, this gorgeous lake is well known for its castle and tiny church-clad island sitting beneath a spectacular mountain backdrop. A whimsical setting evoking stories and legends and providing an ideal place for outdoor adventure activities.
Impressing visitors with its natural beauty, Lake Bohinj has been labelled by some as even more mesmerising than its popular sister, Lake Bled. Its striking blue-green waters are offset by the surrounding lush green valley - or spectacular autumn colours later in the season. A less crowded destination, the tranquil oasis is perfect for swimming, kayaking, and hiking.
One of Europe’s most liveable and ‘green’ cities, Ljubljana is best explored on foot or by bike. Explore museums, boutiques, and markets, or grab a bite to eat at one of the many cafe’s lining the river. Beautiful bridges, buildings, pillars and pyramids make for an interesting stroll around the city streets.
Located on the Karst Plateau, the traditional, fortified village of Štanjel is perched on a hilltop and commands excellent views over the Vipava Valley.
A charming wine-producing region evocative of Tuscany with its rolling hill landscapes and hilltop villages. Lovely walking trails meander past orchards and vineyards and hungry hikers can indulge in local specialities such as cherries, olive oil and cheese.
Located on the Adriatic coast, this medieval Venetian port town is a true delight to explore. Stroll narrow lanes of the old town, discover colourful market squares, medieval walls and savour freshly-caught seafood.
An UNESCO World Heritage site, this immense cave system is one of the largest in the world. Visitors can walk amongst limestone formations, stalagmites and stalactites on guided tours.