BOOK Hiking - Mountaineering - Snowshoeing - Trekking - Bike Trips

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BOOK Hiking - Mountaineering - Snowshoeing - Trekking - Bike Trips

Slovenia is a hiking paradise 

Spend your holiday in the heart of mountainous Slovenia. 

The most beautiful hiking trails

Slovenia is intertwined with hiking trails. A wide range of interesting and diverse trails will excite any hiker. On these trails you can get to know both Alpine valleys and the mysterious mountain world. You will also be enchanted by the idyllic Slovenian uplands and plains. The best possible way to experience the diverse landscape of Slovenia, from mountain peaks to the coast, from plains to steep slopes, are the Slovenian long-distance trails. Some stages of these trails are especially exciting because of their beauty. Discover interesting trails with exceptional views and experiences which will stay in your heart for a long time.

The most spectacular Slovenian mountains are the Julian Alps - the home of the amazing Triglav national Park. It is located in the north-western part of Slovenia with Bohinj, Bled, Kranjska Gora and the Soča valley (Bovec & Kobarid) being the best starting points for your hiking adventures. Here you'll find Slovenia's highest peaks, beautiful limestone walls, jaw-dropping views and numerous waterfalls.

 

Another excellent hiking location are the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, which start right at the northern tip of Ljubljana basin. Mount Grintovec is the highest peak of the region, Logar valley one the most picturesque corners of Slovenia and don't forget about the fairytale herdsmen village on Velika Planina. If you are looking for a place to get away from it all and enjoy amazing mountain views in this part of Slovenia - rent this lonely shepherd's cottage.


What is the difference between hiking, trekking and mountaineering?

Mountaineering, trekking and hiking.  We associate all these expressions with walking. However, these words refer to different activities. All include physical activity in the natural environment even though there are some significant differences between them.

If you want to join us in some of the adventurous activities, you need to understand these differences. Otherwise we will be unable to meet your expectations.

One of the key differences between mountaineering, trekking and hiking is in the degree of difficulty.

 

Hiking

Usually hiking is the easiest of the three activities. Normally, hiking takes place on marked paths the whole year round. The difficulty of routes ranges from easy to difficult.

Hiking tours are usually half-day or one-day experiences and take place in the mountainous areas such as for example the Alps (Julian, Carnic etc.), in the foothills (Porezen hill, Nanos hill etc.) or along routes in the plains (the Soča valley and the Vipava valley).

Most hiking tours are measured according to the number of hours of walking. Typically, the routes begin and end at the same spot. Sometimes, it is a circle tour but usually the hikers return to the starting point.

Another difference is the needed equipment compared to trekking or mountaineering. Hiking tours require very little equipment compared to trekking or mountaineering.

Hiking is an exciting outdoor activity suitable for everyone. It strengthens the body and awakens the adventurous spirit. We can hike all around the world, on any day of the week.  Moreover, this activity is affordable for anyone.

 

Trekking

According to the degree of difficulty, we rank trekking somewhere between hiking and mountaineering. Usually trekking is closer to hiking. Most trekking tours are longer and more difficult than hiking tours.

Trekking adventures can last from a few days up to an entire month. Usually, it is necessary to carry the camping equipment along. This way the list of needed equipment gets longer.

Some trekking adventures enable staying in smaller accommodation facilities or mountain huts.

It should now be clear that trekking belongs to a category of much demanding activities than hiking. It includes walking, camping or even climbing for several days in a row.

Unlike for hiking, trekking tours usually start and end at different locations. The distance of a trekking tours is somewhere between 30 kilometres and several hundred kilometres.

Trekking is perfect for long weekends and extended holidays. Experience a night under the stars, enjoy a sunrise or fiery sunset and discover true oneness with nature.

 

Mountaineering

Mountaineering is more difficult than trekking of hiking. It is technically a very demanding method of walking and climbing which enables you to reach the highest mountain peaks. Oftentimes, the destinations are the highest mountains of countries or European and the worlds mountain ranges.

Demanding mountaineering tours can last from a few days up to an entire month or more. Participants need to be experienced and in a good psychophysical condition. One needs a larger quantity of equipment than in the case of hiking or trekking. An adequate training is necessary as well as good knowledge of the climbing equipment.

A mountaineer needs to be familiar with the use of crampons and an ice hook. Many times, glaciers with large cracks need to be safely overcome in order to reach the mountain top. The weather changes in mountain heights can be fast and extreme. Mountaineering and alpinism include higher risks compared to trekking or hiking due to the occurrence of situations which cannot be prevented.

But if you are daring enough and prepared to conquer high mountain peaks, then mountaineering can be the right challenge to bring you out of your everyday comfort.

 

Snowshoeing

What is snowshoeing?

Snowshoeing is walking through snowy nature with the help of snowshoes attached to your winter hiking boots.  The shape and surface of snowshoes prevents sinking into the show and facilitates walking on the snowy surface.

Have you ever tried snowshoeing?

If you have never tried to put snowshoes on nor have you experienced how it feels to walk over a snowy blanket without sinking in, then use the opportunity and try it this winter. In the past, this was the only way to overcome distances in case of snow. Nowadays, it is mostly a recreational activity. We are convinced, you will enjoy this experience once you try it. Snowshoeing requires the activity of your entire body, your heart rate will speed up and you will intensively work on strengthening your muscles. And at the same time, you will be able 

to enjoy the beauty of a snow-covered nature. Snowshoeing can be an exciting family leisure activity. 

What do you need to start snowshoeing?

First you need a pair of snowshoes, walking poles, a suitable clothing and footwear for the winter conditions. For night snowshoeing you will need a forehead lamp too. 

FOR ALL OUR HIKES, YOU CAN BORROW OUR SNOWSHOES FOR FREE.