Fun & sports

Park Trails

Park trails differ from other routes and trails in that they offer more – more in terms of experiencing nature and cultural heritage and more in terms of recreation. In fact, both short, nature trails and proper park trails meet the general objectives of trails – they link a number of natural sights or cultural monuments into a whole, by providing guidance to visitors they indirectly contribute to nature conservation, present the park's assets and general park orientations and supplement the facilities and activities available.

TNP has the following park trails:

  • the Soča Trail,
  • the Tolminka troughs,
  • the Triglavska Bistrica Trail in the Vrata valley,
  • the Pokljuka Trail,
  • the Radovna Cycle Route.

Guided Tours

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to come to this paradise where trained park guides will help you see and experience the world of eternal mystery and the treasure chest of nature - Slovenia's only national park. Should you decide to experience the Triglav National Park with us, we'll make it a different, genuine and meaningful experience.

The programme of guided tours is given in the annual plan of activities and events, but guided tours for special groups can be arranged by prior arrangement.

At visitors' request, TNP can organise, coordinate and provide the services of a guide for trekking or bus tours, ranging from easy walks of up 5 hours of walking in the valleys or mid-altitude hills to rather strenuous walks involving 5 to 8 hours of walking in the high-altitude mountains. All tours can take a day or several days. Guiding is available in Slovene, German, English and Italian.

Fun fact: TNP in Word and Vision - Presentations of the Triglav National park in word and image are based on displays of photographs depicting the characteristics and features of the natural and cultural heritage of the park. The presentations are intended for school children and other formal or informal groups, clubs and companies as well as various Slovene and foreign delegations.

Mountaineering

The Julian Alps have a long and rich history of mountaineering. In 1777 Balthasar Hacquet (1739–1815), the great explorer of the Julian Alps, made the first attempt at ascending Triglav. The spirit of Enlightenment expressed by the Count Žiga Zois (1747–1819), who brought Triglav to world fame, inspired four Bohinj men, L. Korošec, M. Kos, Š. Rožič, L. Willomitzer, to conquer the mountain in 1778.

Dr Julius Kugy and Dr Thomas Longstaff introduced Triglav, and the Julian Alps, to the international community where it is known as the last landmark on the south-eastern side of the Alps, boasting one of the mightiest rock faces. The first recorded climb of the Face dates back to 9 and 10 July 1906 (Dr F. König, H. Reinl in K. Domenigg), although several years before Ivan Berginc-Štrukelj, a native of Trenta, was the first to climb the Face alone along what is known today as the Slovene Route.

Roughly 250 years separate the first attempts at conquering the mountain summits, the beginnings of mountain guiding and the Triglav Friends of the curate Ivan Žan and the Mountaineering Association of Slovenia, which today manages several hundred kilometres of laid-out, marked and secured paths and a number of mountains huts and bivouacs, and roughly 250 years span the first ascents to Triglav and countless classic and modern climbing routes of varying difficulty, not only in Triglav but also in Jalovec, Špik, Travnik and other rock faces of the Julian Alps.


Sources: TNP

 

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