Julian Alps Get New Hiking Trail, Will Officially Open April 2019

By , 29 Oct 2018, 13:00 PM Travel
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STA, 29 October - Some 300-kilometre-long hiking trail around the Julian Alps was officially launched last week with organised tours on sections of the route in the Gorenjska and Primorska regions. Mountain and cycling trails are also planned in the region. 

The new trail is a project of ten municipalities included in the Julian Alps Community following the example of the Alps-Adriatic Trail.

According to the project coordinator Klemen Langus of Turizem Bohinj, the Julian Alps Trail is not only a tourism project but a foundation for cooperation among tourism destinations and tourism development in the region.

The trail mostly runs through villages and in some parts it is possible to use public transport, a bus or a train. "Thus we are sending a clear environmental message and respond to the challenges of modern tourism," Langus said.

Hikers will also be able to discover the region's natural treasures and learn about local myths and legends, unique craftwork, and culinary treats.

Slovenia's highest peak, Mt Triglav, is in the centre of the trail as a kind of a lighthouse, presenting itself to hikers in different perspectives, the organisers say.

The trail runs along existing paths and connects them. Daily tours of some 20 kilometres end in villages offering accommodation and transport.

The hike is suitable for all generations with four- to five-hour walking tours envisaged a day.

The trail will be fully marked by next summer and a guide will be available also in the digital form.

While there are no maps currently available, you can read more about the trail here.

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