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Visit Triglav National Park in Slovenia



Come and meet Slovenia, one of my favorite countries! Not a big state, but most certainly a wonderful one. In fact it's one of those places you instantly fall in love with and you simply can't help it! And wait until you see Triglav National Park (Triglavski Narodni Park)!



Triglavski Narodni Park is Slovenia’s one and only National Park and it got its name after the highest peak, Triglav 2865 m. One of the oldest national parks in Europe, officially declared in 1924, the 900 square km park opens the Eastern range of the Julien Alps and defines the very beginning of the wonderful and well known dolomites. The landscapes is oscillating between mild and fresh grasslands and sharp dolomite structure mountains. A mighty view for tourists fond of nature.

Access 


The Triglav National Park is situated in the North-West of Slovenia near the Border with Italy.


As Slovenia has excellent roads and all the country is very well organized in what regards tourist information, I can tell you that you won’t have any issues. Most of the people start the Slovenian adventure from Bled - lake and city.


Accommodation


Accommodation? You will find places everywhere starting with cities to the heart of the mountains. I can recommend you the ones I have personally been to with their advantages and good to know information.



Accomodation
Location
Price
(2 pers / nights)
Advantages
Disadvantages
What can you do here?


Southern shore of Bohinjsko Lake

25 €
Excellent place, terrace, restaurant
Good price!
The camping spots are a bit uncomfortable (roots and rocks)
7 Lakes Lalley hike
Savica Waterfall
Bohinjsko Jezero
Cycling


In the city, on the shore of Bled Lake

30 €
The only camping in Bled
A bit more expensive and it has no places to eat home brought food
Bled: Lake, Castle and Island
Vintgar Gorges (really wow!)
Cycling

Right before you enter Dovje village

19 €
The best camping you can get in Slovenia, right at Triglav's base. The camping looks great, excellent facilities (bakery in the camping) and good price.
None
Hiking to: 
Kepa peak, Golica peak, Triglav area.
Cycling

Kredarica Mountain Hut

Right under Triglav peak, at 2515 m altitude

46 €
Best option to spend a night in Slovenia
They offer meal and accomodation.
A bit more expensive
No hot water
Crowded
Any hike in Triglav National Park


In Bovec city (West of the TNP)

20 €
Near Soca Valley, at the base of the mountains
Free charging
A bit noisy
Hikes:
Triglav (Mangart), Kanin
Cycling
Soca Valley hike
Kayaking


In Gabrje village, on Soca River's shore

16 €
Very cheap and big, it has a terrace and a small bistro

A bit noisy
Nothing special
Tolmin Gorges
Kozjak Waterfall
Cycling


Touristic attractions


  • Peaks
    • Triglav - Slovenia’s roof top and also the highest peak in Julien Alps
    • Mangart - a difficult route that requires climbing and special equipment
    • Krn - the hike is a bit demanding but can be done by anyone - no specific equipment required
  • Lakes: Bled, Bohinjsko, Crno
  • Gorges: Vintgar, Tolmin, Mlinarica, Soca Valley
  • Waterfalls: Savica, Kosjak
  • Cultural: Bled Castle, Alpine Botanical Garden





Touristic activities


  • From glacial valleys, to emerald rivers, turquoise water, tremendously steep cliffs and peaceful alpine meadows, Triglav National Park offers a vast palette of touristic attractions and activities. 

  • Hiking, climbing, cycling, mountain biking, horseback riding, kayaking, paragliding, and most probably everything you can think of! 

  • Triglav is that kind of place that simply can please any tourist, from the ones looking for sport and adventure to the ones seeking a place to rest and find peace.

  • I noticed that Slovenia has an excellent opening for cycling as I can say here is the place I have seen the most impressive number of cyclists of any age. Traffic is very calm and the drivers really respect bicycles. 

  • You have hiking, trekking, scrambling, rock climbing and via ferratas for any level so don’t worry, you won’t get bored easy!


We reached the end here but I promise I will get back to you with more details about Triglav National Park and other absolutely amazing places in Slovenia as personally I tell you I love this country with all my heart and as little as it is, from one corner to another it is a piece of jewelry! There are many places where you can go, visit and get to know, but few places where you get to experience with such an open heart that you could easily call them HOME. For me, Slovenia is my second home and I really hope I will visit this little piece of heaven again...and soon! 











Visit Triglav National Park in Slovenia Reviewed by Karina on 10:06 Rating: 5

6 comments:

  1. It is remarkable blog. I wanted to learn such type of the things that I have got from here at one platform. Thanks.mountainbikeez

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    1. Hello Angelina,

      We are happy you fount this information useful and you enjoy our blog! If you have further questions, don't hesitate to ask us, we would be glad to offer our help. :)

      Karina & Alex

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  2. hi! basic questions. 1- is it allowed to climb the Triglav peak by yourself? 2- is there campsites inside the park and along the trails or just huts and dorms? thanks, I am planning coming from Zagreb and make a 5 days trail in the park.

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    1. Hi Joao,

      Yes you are allowed to hike all by yourself, no guide is required. All you need is to pay close attention to the track as it gets really steep at some points. I also recommend to attempt the peak hike from Kredarica Chalet first thing in the morning to avoid the crowd.

      The only campsite are outside the park, close to the entrance. Besides this only chalets and huts.

      All the best,
      Alex and Karina

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  3. Hi, we want to go this summer with our 1.5 year old. Can we stay in Bled and drive to the park daily to do smaller hikes? Thank you for your information!

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    1. Hello,

      I don't know how but we missed this comment. We hope our answer is not too late.
      Yes, Bled is an excellent spot to stay and there are some easy hikes around. Don't miss the Vintgar Gorge and Savica Waterfall. Maybe spend a day on the lake renting a boat, there are plenty of things to do! Do also see our other articles about Slovenia to spot more places to camp and hiking options. Let us know if you have any other questions.

      Karina and Alex

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