Kathy Dragon

Owner, Chief Curator
Whole Journeys

A circular hike in Triglav National Park and Julian Alps. This amazing hike is a combination of Juliana Trail, Soca trail and the would famous Alpe Adria trail.

Slovenia is recognized as the green heart of Europe. Lush forests cover almost 60% of its surface, and more than 10% of its rolling countryside is officially protected. It is conveniently located between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea. This rich in history, pocket size European country should be on the bucket list for all hikers, bike enthusiasts, nature lovers, foodies & wine connoisseurs. If you love celebrating heritage, craftsmanship and the art of fine wine, this trip is for you.

Thanks to leading by example in sustainable tourism, perfectly preserved landmarks, Michelin-starred restaurants and world class wine, Slovenia is emerging as an exciting destination to be explored this (spring)summer. Slovenia was recently named world´s most sustainable country and top holiday destination in 2022 by National Geographic, Forbes, and Conde Nast magazine.

Start in Ljubljana, charming and vibrant medieval town, continue north exploring Julian Alps and Triglav National park on foot and head further West to one-of-a-kind emerald beauty, Soca river. This is also where you hit long distance hiking trail called Alpe Adria that connects Austria- Slovenia and Italy.

Slovenia is a land of exceptional cuisine and delightful wines. We will sample world-class wines from Goriska Brda wine country and Vipava valley vineyards, considered to be little and undiscovered ‘Tuscany of Slovenia’. Get to know our friend and and listen to their inspiring stories of how we are preserving cultural heritage through creative art and gastronomy projects.