Category: Kranjska Gora Walks, Slovenia

Walks around Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

10. Vršič mountain walk, Slovenia

Walk 10 – from Vršić to Slemenova Špica, from a Walking Guide of Slovenia.

Ajdovska Deklica, Vrsic Pass, Slovenia
Ajdovska Deklica, Vršič Pass, Slovenia

The walk from Vršič to Slemenova Špica is a wonderful introduction to mountain walking in the Julian Alps of Slovenia.  What this mountain lacks in height (1911m) is compensated for by it’s superb position and the views it affords to the nearby Jalovec.  There is also a treat on the way back too – look for the girls face, Ajdovska Deklica, on flanks of Prisank (picture above).

The cliffs of Jalovec from the slopes Sleme
The cliffs of Jalovec from the slopes Sleme

Start/Finish – Vršić

Distance – 5km/3.1miles

Height gain – approx 300m

Time – 2h06min

Grade – an easy mountain walk, with an initial ascent of 200m.  Mainly on good paths which crosses small areas of loose scree

Recommended map(s) – either of the 1:50 000  Julijske Alpe maps (vzhodni del – eastern or zahodni del – western) or the  Triglavski Narodni Park map published by PZS, who also publish the 1:25 000 Triglav map. There is also a 1:30 000 Kranjska Gora map published by GZS.

Equipment – Walking boots, walking sticks. See our clothing and walking equipment page for more recommendations.

Refreshments on route – Tičarjev Dom and kiosks on Vršič.

Updates to the 2019, 5th Edition – There are no updates.

Public transport – There is a limited bus service over the Vršič Pass.

Nearest Town/VillageKranjska Gora, to the north, has a full range of accommodation and shops.

The nearest camping site is at Gozd Martuljek (4km/2.5km to the east).  Trenta, to the south, has camping sites and bars and some self-catering accommodation.

Sleme and Jalovec, Julian Alps, Slovenia
Jalovec from Slemenova Spica, Julian Alps, Slovenia

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9. Kranjska Gora and mountain views, Slovenia

Walk 9 – from Kranjska Gora to Srednji Vrh, from a Walking Guide of Slovenia.

Kranjska Gora, Slovenia
Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

Offering stunning views over Kranjska Gora to the Julian Alps this quiet walk follows a hillside balcony to the village of Srednji Vrh before doubling back and descending to the valley and the Sava Dolinka river.

Start/Finish – Kranjska Gora

Špik, seen from near Srednji Vrh
Špik, seen from near Srednji Vrh

Distance – 11.3km/7miles

Height gain – approx 200m

Time – 3h11min

Grade – easy, apart from the 175m initial climb, and mainly on good paths and tracks.

Recommended map(s) – are either the 1:50 000 Triglavski Narodni Park map or the Julijske Alpe vzhodni del (eastern) map published by PZS, who also publish the 1:25 000 Triglav map. There is also a 1:30 000 Kranjska Gora map published by GZS

Equipment – Walking shoes. See our clothing and walking equipment page for more recommendations.

Refreshments on route – Seasonal bar at Srnjak  plus shop and bar at Gozd Martuljek.

Updates to the 2019, 5th Edition – There are no updates.

Public transport –

Nearest Town/VillageKranjska Gora has a full range of accommodation and shops.

The nearest camping site is at Gozd Martuljek (4km/2.5km to the east) beside the Hotel Špik .

Srednji Vrh
Srednji Vrh

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8. A walk from Kranjska Gora to the Martuljkovi Waterfalls, Slovenia

Walk 8 – from Kranjska Gora to the Martuljkovi Waterfalls, from a Walking Guide of Slovenia.

Lying at the base of Špik group of the Julian Alps the Martuljkov Waterfalls are well hidden, the secrets of the lower (spodnji)  falls only accessible through a narrow gorge.  The higher (zgornji) falls require a little more effort to view and are some 250m higher up – we give directions to these falls also.

Start/Finish – Kranjska Gora

Distance – 11.8km/7.3miles

Height gain – less than 100m

Spodnji Slap Martuljek
Spodnji Slap Martuljek

Time – 2h45min

Grade – easy, mainly on good paths and tracks.

Recommended map(s) – are either the 1:50 000 Triglavski Narodni Park map or the Julijske Alpe vzhodni del (eastern) map published by PZS, who also publish the 1:25 000 Triglav map. There is also a 1:30 000 Kranjska Gora map published by GZS

Equipment – Walking shoes. See our clothing and walking equipment page for more recommendations.

Refreshments on route – Shop and bar at Gozd Martuljek.

Updates to the 2019, 5th Edition – There are no updates.

Public transport –

Nearest Town/VillageKranjska Gora has a full range of accommodation and shops.

The nearest camping site is at Gozd Martuljek (4km/2.5km to the east) beside the Hotel Špik (the walk passes this campsite and the lower waterfall is only 20-25 minutes away).

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7. Vrata, near Mojstrana, Slovenia

Walk 7 – through Vrata from Aljažev Dom to Luknja, under the north face of Triglav, from a Walking Guide of Slovenia.

Partisan memorial in Vrata, Slovenia
Partisan memorial in Vrata, Slovenia

The Vrata valley lies at the foot of Triglav’s great North Face and in this walk we explore from Aljažev Dom to Luknja, the high pass at the head of the valley.  On the way we pass an unusual memorial to the WWII partizans and start of three routes which lead to Triglav.

Start/Finish – at the road-end in Vrata near Aljažev Dom

Vrata and Slap Peričnik
Vrata and Slap Peričnik

Distance – 7.5km/4.7miles

Height gain – approx 750m

Time – 3h39min

Grade – strenuous.  The upper part of the climb to Luknja is a steep ascent on loose scree slopes.  Snow can lie here until early summer, and in these conditions we only recommend Luknja to experienced and well-equipped hill walkers used to walking on steep snow.

Recommended map(s) – are either the 1:50 000 Triglavski Narodni Park or the Julijske Alpe vzhodni del (eastern) map published by PZS, who also publish the 1:25 000 Triglav map. There is also a 1:30 000 Kranjska Gora map published by GZS

Equipment – Walking boots, walking sticks. See our clothing and walking equipment page for more recommendations.

Refreshments on route – Drinks and basic meals at Aljažev Dom in season.  See our mountain huts of Slovenia page more information.

Updates to the 2019, 5th Edition – There are no updates.

Public transport – Access by car only; parking charge at Aljažev Dom in season.

Nearest Town/Village – Mojstrana and Dovje at the foot of Vrata have shops and some accommodation including a campsite.  Kranjska Gora, a little further away has a full range of accommodation and shops.

The nearest campsite, Camping Kamne, is at Dovje, just opposite Mojstrana on the other side of the valley.

Luknja, Julian Alps, Slovenia
Luknja, Julian Alps, Slovenia

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