• Rovinj, Istria, Croatia
  • Hiking - Slovenia & Croatia Walking & Hiking Tour
  • Lake Bled - Slovenia & Croatia Walking & Hiking Tour
  • Hiking in Triglav National park - Slovenia
  • Slovenian Alps Hiking Tour

New! Slovenia & Croatia Walking & Hiking Tour

Alpine Wonders & Adriatic Bliss

  • Journey from Ljubljana, Slovenia's capital and one of Europe's greenest and greatest historic cities
  • Hike world-class trails in Triglav National Park, where mountains cradle shimmering lakes and fields of wildflowers
  • Admire the jewel-toned waters of glacial Lake Bled and enjoy its renowned lakeside resort town
  • Watch the sunset light up the breathtaking Istrian Peninsula, where gorgeous coastline enwraps peaceful farms and villages

There's a central theme in Central Europe: nature reigns supreme. Golden summits of sunlit Julian Alps. Pristine glacial lakes and jewel-toned Vintgar gorge. Coastal trails along Croatia's heart-shaped Istrian Peninsula. Fields that give rise to incredible wines and decadent flavors. Discover the majesty of Slovenia and Croatia.  

Slovenia and Croatia Hiking Tour Map


Days 1-2 Get ready to hike in the mountainous landscape of Triglav National Park | Admire colorful wildflowers, crystal lakes and alpine valleys | Gaze up at the peaks of the Julian Alps and majestic Mount Triglav | Discover Bled, a fairy-tale resort town built next to a glacial lake | Hike through forests en route to the turquoise waters of Vintgar Gorge | Ride a traditional wooden boat across Lake Bled.

Days 3-4 Adventure into the Brda region, famous for its incredible hikes and wines | Ride through the Alps on a WW I-era train that once connected the Austro-Hungarian empire to the eastern front | Hike through the Isonzo valley, the inspiration for Hemingway's Farewell to Arms | Visit seaside Piran, a World Heritage town renowned for its Venetian Gothic architecture and seawater spas | Cross the border from Slovenia to Croatia | Stroll Rovinj's waterfront and charming historic center.

Days 5-6 Walk a coastal route along the Istrian Peninsula, passing hilltop villages and breathtaking coastline | Sample fresh-pressed olive oils and fragrant truffles at a local farm | Take to the trails once more for a hike through lush vineyards and green fields | End your journey in Trieste, Italy's fascinating literary city.

pp dbl. occ.
(+$530 for sgl. occ.)


6 days, 5 nights
Activity Level

Open 7 Days a Week
6 am - 6 pm Pacific time

Start / End
Ljubljana, Slovenia/Trieste, Italy

All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners included

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Premiere Hotels

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the Dates & Prices tab.

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Grand Hotel Toplice

Grand Hotel Toplice

Bled, Slovenia (2 nights)

Covered in ivy and situated on beautiful Lake Bled, this elegant property has a luxurious interior, a fascinating history and a private beach. (pool spa)

Kempinski Palace Portoroz

Kempinski Palace

Istria (1 night)

Overlooking the Adriatic Sea, this luxurious hotel offers stellar service and blends contemporary design with classic elegance.

Wine Hotel & Restaurant Meneghetti

Wine Hotel & Restaurant Meneghetti

Bale (2 nights)

This tranquil country retreat is surrounded by lush olive groves and Mediterranean flora and features spacious rooms with rustic yet luxurious styling. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool)

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Dates & Prices

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This Trip Is Rated Levels 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

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Daily Route Options
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 5* 800 8 1200
2 3 700 6 1400 8 2100
Boat Ride and Tour of Bled Island (1.5 Hours)
3 3* 200 4 200 5 1500
4 6* 300 9 900
5 8 500
6 2 300


* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity levels and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group of 8 or more. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

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Pricing for Private Trips


  • 10 or more guests: from $3,998 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,498 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,998 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $6,598 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $7,698 pp dbl occ

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