The Upper Sava River Valley, with Kranjska Gora, provides
hikers with many possibilities. To the south, the
valley is surrounded by the peaks of the Julian Alps, with
the highest mountain in Slovenia, Triglav, 2,864 m, with
a magnificent north face; to the north by the wooded
slopes of the Karavanke Alps, the most prominent being
Kepa at 2,139 m. Kranjska Gora has 20 hiking trails for
all abilities, ranging from easy and gentle (two hours,
elevation gain 100m), moderate (three hours of walking,
elevation gain 300m) and hard (four hours of walking,
elevation gain 800m). The trails are marked and a
detailed map with descriptions is available.
In summer, a chair lift runs from Kranjska Gora to Vitranc,
1,578 m. Vitranc affords a beautiful view of the
Julian Alps and Triglav. It is also the starting point for
hikes up the 1,746 m-high Ciprnik.
In cooperation with the Mountain Guide Association
and the Alpine Association of Slovenia, we offer the
possibility to hire mountain guides for different trips.
Kranjska Gora also runs organised instructor-led Nordic
walking courses and rents out walking poles.
Above Kranjska Gora is the Vršič Pass, at 1,611 metres
above sea level the highest road pass in Slovenia. It is located
on the divide between the Adriatic and the Black
Sea. Over the pass runs a road, which was constructed
based on the ancient transport connection between
the Upper Sava River Valley and the Trenta Valley. The
road was built by Russian prisoners of war during WWI;
the Russian chapel situated near the road leading from
Kranjska Gora to Vršič is a monument to their work. The
pass is a popular starting point for tackling the peaks
Sleme, Mala Mojstrovka, Prisank, Jalovec and Razor.
Trail 5SLEMENOVA ŠPICA, 1,911 m
A panoramic mountain hike to beautiful
lakes affording spectacular views of
the towering Jalovec
Take the marked trail north from Vršič and continue to the Vratca Pass,
where you make a right turn. Descend into the hollow and continue uphill
towards Sleme and Slemenova Špica.
Return in the exact opposite direction
Julian Alps, East (1 : 50 000) Kranjska Gora (1 : 25 000) GPS SledTrail 6PRISANK, 2,547m
Across a fantastic but no less real
mountain world to one of the mightiest
peaks of the Julian Alps
Starting from Vršič, pass the Tičarjev Dom hut and continue towards the
Poštarska Koča hut. At the fork under Solna Glava, head left and down
below the north faces of Prisank, then follow the secured climbing trail to
the ridge and on to the top.
Descend along the south side of the mountain and continue southwest to
Gladki Rob, past Solna Glava and both huts to reach the starting point.
Julian Alps, East (1 : 50 000) Kranjska Gora (1 : 25 000) GPS Sled