I am traveling solo in Slovenia later this month and considering doing one of the guided hikes in the Soci Valley Hiking Festival on Sept. 21. Here’s my current itinerary, which was planned before the Hiking Festival hikes were (finally!) posted this week.
Wed., Sept. 18, arrive in Ljubljana from Zagreb late in the day
Thursday, Sept 19, drive rental car from Ljubljana to Skocjan Caves and Predjama Castle, Stay in Most na Soci Thursday night.
Friday, Sept 20 and Saturday, Sept 21, Stay in Bohinj
Sunday, Sept. 22, return to Ljubljana for two days before taking a train to Munich on Tuesday, Sept. 24
There are two hikes Saturday, Sept. 21
A 9.7 km “theme hike” that meets at the Sports Park in Tolmin at 9 am. That is 1:24 driving from Bohinj but only 0:11 driving from Most na Soci.
A 12.7 km hike that meets at the Podbrdo train station at 8:30 a.m. That is 44 minutes from Bohinj and 34 minutes from Most na Soci.
I am leaning toward doing the “theme hike”. (The website doesn't translate to English but here's the description I was able to get using a web translator "Dramatic path above the canyon of the Tolminka River will bring us to the mountain Deposit, where they were during World War I Austro-Hungarian hinterland positions to supply the nearby mountainous battlefields. Above the valley as a reminder of the war and at the same time timeless symbol of peace stands Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca, who also wears the European Heritage Label. Charming character is on a hillside Tolminka almost concealed the Italian bunker from the interwar period, but we searched his dark secrets. Before returning to Tolmin we will in the near mountain afford even tasting local cheese Tolminc indigenous brands produced in the traditional way.")
Would it be better to change from accommodations from Bohinska to Most na Soci on Friday? This is my first time driving in Europe (unless you count 20+ years ago in Ireland). I am a 66-year old female who is reluctant to hike alone and the Hiking Festival offerings seem do-able.
And has anyone done a hike like the one described?