The Julian Alps

A large part of the alpine terrain of Slovenia including its highest peak, Mt. Triglav, is protected by the Triglav National Park. The park boasts a variety of trails, huts and an amazing scenery.
One of the reasons for chosing Slovenia was that we wanted to go hiking and camping and for this the park was the perfect destination. With the little help of a campsite leaflet that we found in Ljubljana we chose lake Bohinj as our first destination. The compromise, a trade-off between remoteness and accessibility by public transport, turned out to be a great choice. In the South-East corner of this beautiful lake, right at the shore, we found a shady campground. The next food store was on the other side of the lake in Ribcev Laz, but enough day tourists guaranteed good hitchhiking opportunities. This spot was a great base for day trips into the alpine terrain, with many waterfalls and beautiful scenery. To save some breath, there was also the possibility to take a cableway up to the Southern ridge. We spent a couple of days in this area and even tried some rock climbing in a neighbouring village before we boarded the train and headed South to Kobarid.






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