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Slovenian Mountain Trail

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Thank you, do you recommend it ? is it possible to do it without booking accommodation in July / August ?
Is it a social affair ? what would be a reasonable daily budget ?
 

caminka

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I only walked small portions of it through the years, but all of it is beautiful, imo.

I would recommend calling ahead on Pohorje (the first mountain if starting from Maribor) around Rogla, and in all mountain huts in Julian Alps (the most popular part for short hiking).

also, as Kocbekov dom na Korošici has burned down last autumn and was an important (and only) stop between Robanov Kot and Kamniško Sedlo, it's probably best to head up into Logarska Dolina and from there climb to Kamniško Sedlo.

there are some serious mountain sections with rails, pegs, ladders, loose stones and steep drops. some probably cannot be avoided, so keep that in mind when planning.

there are some closed sections due to landslides etc., the list is here: https://stanje-poti.pzs.si/en.php.

planinska zveza slovenije (slovenian mountaneering organization) has a list of all mountain huts here https://en.pzs.si/koce.php. if you are a member of your home organization with a reciprocal agreement, you can get up to 50% discount on sleeping.
note that some of the huts in the south-west mountains/hills (Trnovski Gozd, Nanos etc.) are only open on weekends and perhaps an extra week day.
 

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also, as Kocbekov dom na Korošici has burned down last autumn and was an important (and only) stop between Robanov Kot and Kamniško Sedlo, it's probably best to head up into Logarska Dolina and from there climb to Kamniško Sedlo.
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On this particular section is best to stay overnight in Frischaufov dom and next day continue to Kamniško sedlo.

Anyway all that are interested in Slovenian Mountain Trail (first European marked mountain trail at all) should know that despite some inclines first and last third of it could be called hiking but the middle third is on some sections very demanding mountaineering or almost climbing!!! Do a thorough research, please! If you have any questions I'll be happy to answer.
 

caminka

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a site in slovenain and polish: http://www.pespoti.si/spp.php.
some basic info in english: https://en.pzs.si/vsebina.php?pid=58.

there is a booklet into which you can collect stamps from the huts and the summits. I've seen it in the bookshop called Knjigarna Konzorcij on Slovenska cesta in Ljubljana. when you complete the whole way (it doesn't need to be in one go), you get an honourary badge.

there is also a 'sidekick' called 'Razširjena slovenska planinska pot' (Widened Slovenian Mountain Trail) - these are climbs to all other important summits in slovenia.

if this demanding hike proves to be too much, we have plenty of less demanding walks and hikes. this is perhaps the best overview: https://obhodnice.pzs.si/.

first European marked mountain trail at all
PZS site says it's the first marked continuous trail in the world! wow.
 

KinkyOne

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#8
I would also suggest that you become a member of some Mountain Association/Club, maybe even Slovenian. This way you get a lot of discounts for sleeping in mountain huts.
PZS (Planinska Zveza Slovenije = Mountain Association of Slovenia) has its office very close to main train/bus station in Ljubljana, the capitol city.
 
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