Slovenia Walking Holidays
Kendal Mountaineering Services are pleased to offer a weeks walking holiday in the beautiful Soca Valley; the heart of Slovenia's Julian Alps.
Iain will guide you on mountain walks in this mostly undiscovered, outdoor enthusiasts’ paradise. You will be surrounded by some of the most beautiful and unspoilt landscape that Europe has to offer; snow capped limestone summits and crystal clear streams tumbling through lush forests and flower filled meadows.
Holiday Accommodation & Schedule
The weeks’ mountain adventure will run from our alpine style chalet base in the village of Kal Koritnica, nestled in a wide basin that sits at the confluence of two beautiful emerald rivers, the Soca and Koritnica with Svinjak – the “Matterhorn of Bovec” in the distance.
Over the course of the week, we would aim to cover five full days of walking. There are a number of different walks we can undertake each day, some starting at the back door of the chalet, others a short distance away. The walks will be dependent upon and tailored to the groups’ ability and will be between 5 and 8 hours long taking in both the natural beauty of the mountains and some historical sites. The beauty of the Soca Valley, at the mouth of Triglav National Park belies a tormented past. The Bovec basin was the site of some of WW1s fiercest fighting, most of the remnants are now hidden and overgrown but a handful of forts, fortifications, tunnels and trenches remain accessible.
Arrival day will comprise of transfer from Marco Polo Airport, Venice to the chalet. A lunch of local speciality meats and cheeses, freshly baked bread and a salad of locally grown produce will be provided followed by a short walk as an introduction to the valley, ending in Bovec where we will have an evening meal.
A day off is scheduled mid week; take the opportunity to join one of the local sports agencies in one of their activities – zip wires, rafting, paragliding, canyoning, rock climbing, canoeing, fly fishing to name a few or simply have a day relaxing in the house; perhaps take a leisurely amble into Bovec and soak up some of the small towns European café culture.
The chalet is spacious, modern & comfortable with a large lounge, dining area and separate reading corner. There is a well-equipped kitchen and a sunny outdoor seating area.
The cost for the week is £600 and includes:
Accommodation, airport transfers to/from Venice Marco Polo Airport, 5 days guided walking, a freshly prepared breakfast (daily) and lunch for each walking day, shuttle runs for the walks that do not start from the back door of the chalet and pick ups at the end of the walks. Shuttle runs into Bovec for evening meals.
What’s not included:
Flights, travel insurance, evening meals and drinks*, costs of extra activities.
*Guests are welcome to use the chalet kitchen should they choose not to eat out.
Please contact us to make an enquiry and to ask any questions. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Iain on 07761 483364.
Local Walk Ideas
Setting off from the chalet, walk up the Koritnica valley talking in the forts & fortifications at Kluze & Herman before skirting around the slopes of Rombon, above the town of Bovec. Descending down to the village of Pluzna, exploring the waterfalls at Gljun, and Boka and perhaps entering the cave at Mala Boka.
“A moderate day taking in both some of the history of the valley and some truly stunning waterfalls and scenery.”
Setting off from the chalet, walking up the Koritnica valley and heading towards the small hamlet of Bavsica before heading over the pass and back toward Log Pod Mangartom. Traversing beneath the 100m high Wall of Log and back along the valley nicknamed locally as the valley of 100 waterfalls.
“Another moderate walking day with a good amount of ascent and descent but with some sections that offer a little exposure and the opportunity to be introduced to a small & easy via ferrata"
Setting off from the village of Zaga, walk up to the long open ridge of Stoll. Following this scenic path down to the neighbouring town of Kobarid.
“Splendid views back down into the Soca valley or over across into Italy, the high meadow
(which is really a gentle sloping shoulder) is usually awash with colour and a myriad of mountain flowers. The small town of Kobarid offers its own attractions such as the Isonzo museum, the old Napoleonic bridge over the Soca and the field hospital that is mentioned in Ernest Hemmingway's A farewell to arms.”
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