Borneo Adventure

Our recent trip to Borneo was fantastic. The country and its people and animals were amazing. We saw heaps of wildlife including four wild orangutans and a herd of eleven pygmy elephants, loads of proboscis monkeys, turtles, deer, lizards, snakes, monkeys, birds, butterflies, squirrels, cats, insects and fascinating plants and flowers...Our children thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Aged six, eight and ten they coped with all that we did. They enjoyed the traveling, plane trips and different destinations. They really got into looking for wildlife and even loved the guided tour of the botanical gardens at Kinabalu.

Carolyn Field | Korumburra, VIC
 
 

Walking in the Julian Alps

In the north western corner of Slovenia, close to Austria and Italy, are the limestone mountains known as the Julian Alps. The range was the stage of bitter fighting during WWI (with relics on the trails to prove it) and Hemingway wrote his book, 'Farewell to Arms', while based in these mountains. More recently they have become famous for the exciting trekking and climbing opportunities in what is some of the finest mountain scenery in Europe. Characterised by high mountain lakes, peaceful alpine valleys and rugged limestone peaks, the Julian Alps retain their distinctive identity and originality. The walk ascends thematic paths and passes by beautiful turquoise lakes to complete a memorable journey. An option to ascend Mt Triglav (2864m), Slovenia's highest mountain is available. There is plenty of time after the walk to soak up the beauty and history of the fairytale town of Bled nestled at the base of the Julian peaks. This is an exhilarating adventure which will appeal to alpine enthusiasts.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Transfer Ljubljana to Bohinj Lake
DAY 2 Moderate hike to Planika hut (6-8hrs)
DAY 3 Optional ascent of Mt Triglav and descend to Triglav Lakes Valley (6hr hike, optional 2-3hrs via ferrate guided climbing)
DAY 4 Hut to hut walk through the Julian Alps (6-8hrs)
DAY 5 Trek along the Soca Trail to Bovec, with afternoon free to relax or take a white water rafting option (2-3hrs)
DAY 6 Bus transfer via scenic route to Bled with remainder of the day free for sightseeing
DAY 7 In Bled, trip concludes

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Duration:  7 days
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