The town of Radovljica is located in the heart of the Gorenjska region, the land of mountains, and is therefore an ideal starting point for many mountaineering tours. The Julian Alps extend to the northwest across the Italian border, and the peaks of the Karavanke and Kamnik-Savinja Alps form a natural border with Austria to the north, beneath which are lower foothills. Slovenia’s only national park – Triglav National Park, lies within the area of the Julian Alps. It is one of the oldest European's national parks, registered in 1924.
Mountain enthusiasts can choose between short one-day trips or multi-day mountaineering. Most starting points are no more than 50 minutes by car from Radovljica. The numerous mountain and hiking trails are well-marked, so you can explore the mountains by yourself, however, by request we can also arrange a tour or mountain guide.
The Roblek Mountain Hut (Roblekov dom na Begunjščici) stands in a picturesque clearing on the west ridge of Begunjščica, with a panoramic view across the country, all the way towards Bled and Triglav. The hut is also suitable for organised group gatherings.
The Valvasor Mountain Hut (Valvarsorjev dom pod Stolom) stands beneath Stol, the highest mountain in the Karavanke range. The completely renovated hut is also an excellent venue for organised meetings, courses, camps, or school nature trips.
The Pogačnik Hut on Kriški podi (Pogačnikov dom na Kriških podi) is one of the most visited huts in the high mountains of Slovenia. The hut is a favourite due to its stunning views and because of its excellent position as a start point for reaching other surrounding summits.
The Dobrča Mountain Hut (Koča na Dobrči) stands on the edge of the steep southern slope of Dobrča. The mountain is also called the Gorenjska balcony due to its exceptional views of the Julian Alps, Lake Bled, the Jelovica plateau, the wider Gorenjska region, and even far beyond the Ljubljana basin.
The Triglav Hut on Kredarica (Triglavski dom na Kredarici) is the highest mountain hut and meteorological station in Slovenia. The hut is located on a plateau between Rjavina and Triglav, and next to it stands the Chapel of Our Lady of Snow. There are wonderful panoramic views.
The Aljaž Hut (Aljažev dom v Vratih), which is less than 40km from Radovljica, is located at the edge of a forest clearing in the Vrata valley. It represents an excellent starting point for mountain climbing above the Vrata valley and mountain trails in the mountains surrounding Triglav. You can enjoy beautiful views of the mountains and peaks which surround the Vrata valley, the most beautiful of which is the view of the north wall of Triglav.