Julian Alps snowshoeing week
- experience snowshoeing in most amazing part of the Alps
- remote places, perfect for exploring
- visit limestone mountains
- stunning walls, long valleys and magnificent views
Julian Alps are the most eastern part of the Alps. They are perfect for snowshoeing, while slopes are open, woods are spread up to 1800m , valleys are beautiful and there are also several mountain platous with magnificent views. Most days we will spend in Triglav National Park and we will also do tour in Italian part of Julian Alps. Mountaineers from UK usually say, that Slovenian mountains are equivalent to Lake District.
Slovenia: ”It’s one of those places everyone says is supposed to be absolutely stunning but have never actually been to.“ David Collins, mirror.co.uk
We provide intermediate level of course. You guide will help you to improve your snowshoeing techniques and give refresh your knowledge of avalanche safety for mountaineers.
Day 1: Fly to Ljubljana, transfer to Kranjska Gora and stay overnight in Pri Martinu Inn. Meet up with the guides for welcome meeting, kit check and briefing on the itinerary for the week.
Day 2: Lovely warm-up day with tour to Vrsic pass. Your guide will help you to improve you technique and you will also do avalanche training. Climb 800m up, 12km.
Day 3: One hour drive to Bled lake and forward to Bohinj lake. Walk trough Voje valley – real hart of Triglav national park.
Day 4: Drive to Pokljuka forested karst plateau, which is very popular for hikers, an cross-country skiers. We will visit Konjscica meadove and discover central point of national park.
Day 5: On our last day in mountains we will climb to Tromeja on Slovenian-Italian-Austrian border and after we will walk along Karavanke Alps, enjoy most amazing views to the north walls of Jalovec, Mostrovke and Spik, finished our tour in alpine village Srednji vrh.
Day 6: Transfer to Ljubljana and have the morning for sightseeing/shopping. Fly back to the UK in the late afternoon.
Dates and prices
- 7th – 12th December 2013 (Sat-Thu) 4 guided days
We offer you two possible ways to do your booking: by online booking safety system or via e-mail and Paypal/bank transfer. Our online booking process using PayPal is straight-forward and provides you a simple, understandable, and safe way to book the trip. Before you make your booking make sure, that you read our Terms and coditions.
All of our prices are quoted in Euros – if you wish to use our currency conversion facility, then current daily exchange rates will be applied. Unless otherwise stated, we require a deposit of €470 (approx. £400) per person per course at the time of booking, and the final balance is due eight weeks prior to the start of the course. For bookings made less than 8 weeks before the course start date, full payment is required at the time of booking.
Booking via e-mail/phone and Paypal/Bank Transfer
- send us e-mail or give us a call to confirm dates and itinerary
- check price details, terms and conditions
- make a payment to confirm your booking
- arrange your insurance policy that to cover all relevant hazardous activities and include search and rescue, medical expenses, repatriation and cancellation cover
Please Pay by Bank Transfer to the following Alps Adventures bank account: Klemen Gricar s.p.
For last minute bookings please use our Paypal account: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Recipient: Klemen Gricar s.p.
- Reference: Your Name
IBAN: SI56 0510 0801 0693 369
- Any bank fees incurred are your responsibility to pay at the time of transfer.
What is included?
- 4 full days of professional guiding – IFMG mountain guide
- All transportation during course
What is not included?
- Travel to and from Kranjska Gora
- Travel insurance
- Equipment rental
- Accommodation and meals
- Guides’ and yours costs for uplifts
The costs for lunch in Kranjska Gora restaurants is approx. 20eur excluded drinks. Huts guardian will appreciate, if you will pay in Euros. Lifts during whole week will cost you approx. 30eur and about 20eur for guide (split between clients).
Most common access is by plane – flight to Airport Ljubljana – Letalisce Jozeta Pucnika Ljubljana from London with low cost airlines – all bookable online. Transfer to Kranjska Gora by car takes about 45 minutes.
Food and accommodation
During our snowshoeing course we recommend you to stay in charming four stars hotel Pri Martinu with half-board. We will be happy to help you with reservation.
Fitness and snowshoeing level
To join this course you should have an intermediate knowledge of snowshoeing and a medium level of fitness. We recommend some activities like running, Nordic walking or cycling for 1-2 hours two times per week.
See our list of equipment and contact us if you need to hire any kit.
Snowshoeing is a potentially dangerous activity. Before you start the course you must have travel insurance which includes mountain rescue in case of emergency, in order to avoid expensive charges. There are plenty of options, for example, OEAV Sektion Britannia, The British Mountaineering Council or Snowcard. If you have an Alpine Club membership card you will also enjoy a discount in mountain huts.
The guide: participant ratio is 1:8
This equipment list will help you ensure you have all the important things which might be needed.
- Base layer clothes
- Thermal layer
- Fleece jacket
- Waterproof jacket
- Winter walking trousers
- Hiking boots
- Light down jacket
- Warm hat
- Thermal gloves
- Warm and waterproof overgloves
- Camera (optional)
- Sun cream, lip salve
- Water bottle (1 litre)
- Backpack (15-30 litres)
- Walking poles
- Avalanche transceiver
- Avalanche shovel
- Avalanche probe
- First Aid kit (personal medicine, blister protection, etc)
Technical gear such as walking poles and snowshoes, avalanche kit and backpack can be hired from Alps Adventures (see equipment hire). Please let us know if you have to hire any equipment, so we can help you.