10. Vršič mountain walk, Slovenia

by David Robertson ~ 29-Sep-2009 ~ updated 29-Jul-2019

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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