Replies: 1 - Last Post: Jul 27, 2013 2:58 PM Last Post By: Attila451
Jul 27, 2013 9:59 AM
Hiking logisticsI'm planning to visit Slovenia for about 2 weeks at the end of August / start of September. I'd like to spend one week visiting various places (Ljubljana, Piran, maybe Postojna and/or Skocjan caves), and spend the other week in/near the Julian Alps. I've only just started looking into the various hiking possibilities (I have the Cicerone guide book), but just have a few question about 'logistical' issues.
- I'd quite like to do a trek of maybe 3-4 days, hut to hut. I don't have a route in mind yet, but if possible I'd like to combine it with climbing Triglav. I know it's recommend to book huts in advance, but I'd rather wait and see the weather forecast near the time before booking anything. Would this be possible or would that be too late to book the huts - especially the ones near Triglav?
- Also, I'm planning to bring my camping gear, but if hiking for several days and staying in huts, I'd rather not carry all of it with me. Would hostels or campsites allow me to store some of my belongings for a few days if I go hiking in the mountains?
- I'm traveling alone but would quite like to go hiking with other people (but not on an organised tour). I have been on campsites in the French Alps where it is very easy to find people to pair up with. Are there any campsites (or hostels) in Slovenia that are particularly sociable and/or good for finding other people to go hiking with?
Jul 27, 2013 2:58 PM
1It might be a good idea to book huts, but as it is illegal to camp in the Triglav National Park hikers are never turned away forcing them to sleep outside. Even if they're full they'll make you some space. Once I slept on the table of the hut bar along with a dozen other hikers! :)
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