Arnhem Land Community Project Travel

It was such a great trip. Really rewarding to clean up the beautiful beaches up there - we found lots of ghost nets, which made us all feel glad to be there so we could get rid of them (didn't find any trapped turtles but saw lots of turtle tracks on the beaches) - and to hang out with the Dhimurru rangers and learn a bit about Yolngu culture. ....weather was sunny most days, and warm but not too hot - we even went swimming in the sea most days.

L. Southerden | Sydney, Australia
 
 

Walking in the Julian Alps

In the north western corner of Slovenia, close to Austria and Italy, are the limestone mountains known as the Julian Alps. The range was the stage of bitter fighting during WWI (with relics on the trails to prove it) and Hemingway wrote his book, 'Farewell to Arms', while based in these mountains. More recently they have become famous for the exciting trekking and climbing opportunities in what is some of the finest mountain scenery in Europe. Characterised by high mountain lakes, peaceful alpine valleys and rugged limestone peaks, the Julian Alps retain their distinctive identity and originality. The walk ascends thematic paths and passes by beautiful turquoise lakes to complete a memorable journey. An option to ascend Mt Triglav (2864m), Slovenia's highest mountain is available. There is plenty of time after the walk to soak up the beauty and history of the fairytale town of Bled nestled at the base of the Julian peaks. This is an exhilarating adventure which will appeal to alpine enthusiasts.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Transfer Ljubljana to Bohinj Lake
DAY 2 Moderate hike to Planika hut (6-8hrs)
DAY 3 Optional ascent of Mt Triglav and descend to Triglav Lakes Valley (6hr hike, optional 2-3hrs via ferrate guided climbing)
DAY 4 Hut to hut walk through the Julian Alps (6-8hrs)
DAY 5 Trek along the Soca Trail to Bovec, with afternoon free to relax or take a white water rafting option (2-3hrs)
DAY 6 Bus transfer via scenic route to Bled with remainder of the day free for sightseeing
DAY 7 In Bled, trip concludes

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Duration:  7 days
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