Holidays in Kranjska Gora

On the edge of the Triglav National Park, summer holidays in Kranjska Gora are a perfect blend of striking scenery and beautiful walking

The Alpine town of Kranjska Gora sits on a bend of the Pišnica river, overlooked by forested foothills and limestone peaks. This is where the Julian Alps meet the Austrian and Italian borders, up in the far north-west of Slovenia. Thousand-year-old larch forests, Alpine meadows, blue lakes and rivers shape the landscape here – making for exciting walking country that stretches into Triglav National Park. Despite the dramatic vistas, many of the walks in Kranjska Gora are moderate, with plenty of easy strolls between neighbouring villages.

Summer holidays in Kranjska Gora

Kranjska Gora might be a popular ski resort by winter, but by summer it’s a postcard of green hills, cobblestone streets and half-timbered houses, all finished off with a grand gothic church. The emerald waters of Lake Jasna sit to the south of town; sandy shores and refreshing swims are the theme here. Alternatively, treat yourself to a meal in the nearby Restaurant Milka, which has two Michelin stars under its belt, thanks to the inspired Nordic-Alpine menu and Slovenian wine list. 

Adventure enthusiasts and families with active teens are bound to love Kranjska Gora - there's a mountain biking trail and mountain rollercoaster underneath the Vitranc chairlift. Or try via ferrata or paragliding, zip lining at Planica or perhaps some lake and river kayaking. Plus, the famously photogenic Lake Bled is only an hour’s easy bus journey away.

Walking in the Julian Alps

Around 100 kilometres of marked footpaths explore Kranjska Gora and its surroundings. The long-distance Juliana Trail starts in town – a 267 kilometre epic that can be walked in smaller stages, with mountain views at every twist and turn. Walk to the high waterfalls close to the small village of Gozd Martuljek - the impressive Martuljek Falls are in two stages and cascade into a dramatic limestone gorge. Other hiking highlights include the Krnica valley and the turquoise headwaters of the Sava Dolinka river. Or tick a few other countries off your stepped-in list on the Triple Border walk, where the borders of Slovenia, Italy and Austria all meet.

Village hopping along the Sava valley

A short drive or cycle west takes you to Podkoren village, a collection of 17th Century farmhouses and inns set in a wildflower valley. Keep following the road parallel to the Austria border, and you’ll reach Rateče – another picturesque village and home to one of Slovenia’s oldest churches. Don’t miss Zelenci Nature Reserve as you pass through. Here, boardwalks lead to a luminous turquoise lake and wetlands alive with nesting birds, amphibians and rare plants like the carnivorous sundew.

Explore Triglav National Park and beyond

Kranjska Gora is an excellent launch pad for exploring Slovenia’s only National Park, crowned by its highest peak, Mount Triglav at 2,864 metres. Walks range from forest and waterfall wanders to longer treks to craggy limestone peaks. Get in and amongst the most dramatic scenery at the top of the Vršič Pass - the highest mountain pass in Slovenia, and the starting point for some fantastic Alpine hikes. On the other side of the pass, the Soča Valley is paradise for outdoor adventures.

Why book a summer holiday to Kranjska Gora with Inghams?

At Inghams, we do walking holidays differently. With no fixed itinerary, you have more time in your destination and the freedom to walk as much or as little as you like, discovering some of Kranjska Gora's best walking routes and activities at your own pace.

Plus, we've included two optional guided walks every week in Kranjska Gora. Join a professional walking guide and really get to know the area (see more details in the ‘walking’ tab below).

With over 85 years of outdoor travel experience, our holiday packages to Kranjska Gora include flights, transfers, and accommodation, so you can relax and leave the small details to us. Our experts can help you choose the best holiday for you, and our team overseas can give you the inside scoop on how to spend your time away with us.

Added value

Inghams Guided Walks included from 27 May - 13 Sep 24 and from 26 May - 12 Sep 25 (subject to availability)

All holidays include flights from the UK and transfers

24/7 support & tailored advice in person or over the phone from our local resort team

Walking in and around Kranjska Gora

On an Inghams walking holiday, you have the freedom to explore the area at your own pace. Make each day a new adventure, with as much or as little walking as you like.

Why we love walking in Kranjska Gora

With around 100 kilometres of marked walking trails and spectacular scenery, there's a lot to love about this area. From lush forests, meadows and meandering rivers to dramatic peaks, you'll not tire of the view - it's the perfect place to enjoy some time in nature.

Guided walks

Don't forget, you have the option to join two included Inghams guided walks per week, with a local, professional guide. Get to know our favourite walking trails with insider knowledge and the company of other guests. Pre-booking is essential - check out the Guided Walks section below for more information.

Getting around Kranjska Gora


All buses depart from Kranjska Gora Bus Stop, next to Skipass Hotel. There is an hourly bus from Rateče to Ljubljana and a bus to Vršič mountain pass and towards Bovec village that runs in high season. You can also reach Lake Bled by bus - you will need to make one change in Lesce.

You can pay a one-way cash fare to the driver when you get on the bus, but please bear in mind that your return trip will not necessarily be by the same bus company or the same price. Timetables are displayed at the stops and can also be picked up from the tourist office or your hotel.

Chair Lift

The Vitranc 1 chairlift is open all year round and brings you up to the 1.111m high Bedančev dom where you can enjoy the views over the Karavanke mountain range towards Austria. The hut is a perfect spot for a drink before picking a route down. You have a choice of walking down the slope, taking the chairlift back down, or (our favourite) riding down with a summer toboggan. For serious hikers there is a steep walk to the very top of Vitranc mountain and another mountain hut Mojčin dom, where you get rewarded with one of the best views in the area.

The chairlift is around €17 for a return trip or €13 for a single ride.

Guided Walks

Inghams guided walks - included in your holiday

We’ve included two full-day walks per week in Kranjska Gora, just for Inghams guests. Join a small group and be led by a professional walking guide on some of their favourite trails. It’s a great way to get to know the area. The walks in Kranjska Gora are run by Chera Hiking.

In Summer 24, walks are available from 27 May - 13 Sep and in Summer 25, they're available from 26 May - 12 Sep. They will run every Monday and Friday and you can add them onto your holiday at the time of booking, through My Booking or by calling us on 01483 319 652.

Routes may vary from week to week but as a guide you can see our planned routes below:

Srednji vrh

You get the most beautiful views of the Martuljek Mountains and Mt. Špik on this amazing walk. Srednji vrh is located at 972 metres above sea level and is on the opposite side of the Julian Alps to Kranjska Gora, giving amazing views of them in the distance, with lush green meadows and forests in front of them. You'll have a stop at the Log House Krmiše where you can buy lunch - they serve delicious homemade dishes from the organic farm Pr'Vahu. There's also the option for a short extension to the walk to see the first stage of the Martuljek waterfall.

  • Grade: Moderate (a reasonable fitness and sure-footedness is required)
  • Distance: 13.1km (extension adds 2km)
  • Duration: 7 hours (walking time approx. 4 hours 15 minutes - extension adds 40 minutes)
  • Ascent/descent: 342m (extension adds 100m)
  • Terrain: Mainly gentle path (may be quite uneven in places)
  • Useful information: There will be a stop at the Log House Krmiše where you can buy lunch.

This walk will run: every Monday

Krnica Valley

The Krnica Valley is located in the Triglav National Park and is surrounded by beautiful mountains. They valley is six kilometres long, starting at Lake Jasna running along the Pišnica stream towards the peak of the Razor Mountain and Vršič Mountain Pass. The walking route follows the valley through meadows and forests, with dramatic peaks all around. At the Krnica Mountain Hut you have a stop where you can buy lunch, and later there's the option to extend the tour to the Mihov Dom Hut and Visoki Mavrinc, a mountain at 1,562 metres where there's a summit cross and the most amazing views - it's worth the extra distance.

  • Grade: Moderate (a reasonable fitness and sure-footedness is required)
  • Distance: 14.1km (extension adds 2.5km)
  • Duration: 7 hours (walking time approx. 4 hours 15 minutes - extension adds 1 hour 20 minutes)
  • Ascent/descent: 311m (extension adds 500m)
  • Terrain: Mainly gentle mountain paths, the extension is quite a bit steeper (can be quite uneven in places)
  • Useful information: There will be a stop at the Krnica Mountain Hut or Mihov Dom Hut where you can buy lunch.

This walk will run: every Friday

For every walk you will need: suitable walking shoes with good grip, appropriate clothing, sun cream, insect repellent, sunglasses, rain jacket, a warmer layer, rucksack, at least a litre of water, a snack and cash for mountain huts/transport. You may find walking poles useful.

Early booking is strongly recommended as spaces are limited. All walks are subject to availability of local guides, weather conditions and maximum numbers. Planned routes are subject to change. Any times, distances and ascents/descents stated are approximate. Full details of the walks with the meeting points and routes will be provided to you on arrival. In some instances there may be a small charge for local transport that is payable locally. In resorts where the walks run over more than two days, the day of the walk will be allocated to you by your Rep in your welcome meeting. Where we cannot confirm your preferred option in resort, we will endeavour to offer an alternative subject to the above conditions.

Please ensure you are comfortable with the grade of walk, planned distance covered and terrain before booking. The decision of the guide on the suitability of the walk for you is final and no compensation will be paid where the guide believes, in their professional opinion, that it is not suitable. Please ensure you are well-equipped for the walk have suitable clothing and footwear. Walks are not recommended for guests under 12 years. Any guests under 18 years will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Our Favourite Walks

The Julian Alps are walker’s wonderland, its meadows, valleys and mountains carved up by a well-worn nexus of waymarked paths and trails. From Kranjska Gora, trails head off into the Planica and Tamar Valleys, as well as up the Vršič Pass, from where further tracks fan out in several directions. A short way east of Kranjska Gora, a trio of valleys – the most prominent being the Vrata valley – provide the starting point for ascents towards Triglav itself.

In and around Kranjska Gora there are numerous marked walking trails suitable for all kind of walkers, leading to Triglav National Park where you can spot Alpine flowers and animals in their natural environment and see the peaks of Mt Prisank, Mt. Vitranc and Vršič Pass. The landscape is dotted with waterfalls and trails through valleys with small villages and farmhouses.

Bedanc Trail (The Karavanke Mountains)

  • Easy walk
  • Expect to take around two hour
  • Gentle walk with beautiful views

The trip starts and ends in Kranjska Gora. It's an easy walk on the cart track through the meadows where you can watch cattle grazing. Even though no peaks are ascended, The Julian Alps are just a stone's throw away. You'll walk through some fantastic viewpoints including the Robe pastures and a refreshment stop at Smjak guest house before heading back.

Zelenci Trail (via Podkoren village)

  • Easy walk
  • Expect to take around two hours
  • A varied walk with villages, lakes and mountains

This is a panoramic walk through the pastures to the lovely Alpine village of Podkoren. Stop at the traditional lime tree in the middle of the village to rest before a short walk will take you to Zelenci, a beautiful nature reserve full of history and a pretty lake to admire before returning to Kranjska Gora.

Jasna Lake and Krnica Valley Trail

  • Moderate walk
  • Expect to take around two hours one way
  • Lake Jasna is a must-see on your Slovenia holiday

This seven-kilometre walk (one-way) will take you past the popular Lake Jasna before going through the Krnica valley where you'll see beautiful scenery along the Pišnica river. The route is quite long but the terrain isn't too challenging.

Useful Information & Guidelines

Recommended equipment

Comfy walking boots, sun cream, insect repellent, waterproofs, rucksacks and walking poles are useful for hiking around Kranjska Gora. There's nowhere to hire equipment in resort so take what you need with you.

Walking maps

Detailed walking maps are available from the Tourist Office or most hotel receptions.

Walking guidelines

The mountains are a natural paradise, with lots to explore and discover. To help it stay that way, and remain an enjoyable and safe place for everyone, we recommend following our little list of do's and don'ts:

  • Plan your route well and don't overestimate yourself
  • Check the weather forecast
  • Tell someone where you're planning to walk and what time you're expecting to be back
  • Take all the recommended equipment
  • Make a note of emergency numbers:
    • Slovenia Emergency Services: 112
  • Don't leave the marked trails or go onto a glacier without a guide
  • Let nature stay wild by not picking alpine flowers (it's illegal in some places) or getting close to/making contact with wild animals
  • Always leave gates as you found them
  • Leave no trace

Hotels in Kranjska Gora

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With great spa and wellness facilities, generous buffet-style meals, and easy access to walking trails and many other outdoor activities, Hotel Kompas is a fantastic option for families, offering just about everything you need for a fun-filled adventure to the Julian Alps.

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In a quiet corner of Kranjska Gora, the hotel has comfortable accommodation on a Half Board basis. The hotel is an easy walk from both the village centre and Lake Jasna. There are many hiking and biking trails nearby, making it a great starting point for exploring the area.

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Located in the centre of Kranjska Gora, the Ramada Hotel and Suites is a great choice for an active holiday. You'll have unlimited access to the swimming pools at two sister hotels - Hotel Kompas, and Ramada Resort - and also benefit from discounted rates in their spas.

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In a peaceful location at the edge of the forest, but just a short distance from the village centre. Hotel Miklic offers simple but excellent and friendly Bed & Breakfast accommodation. The delicious buffet breakfast offers a large range of local and homemade produce.

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Spik Hotel Panorama From Hotel

Hotel Špik is five kilometres from Kranjska Gora, in the quiet village of in Gozd Martuljek. This family friendly hotel is a great base with easy access to a wide variety of walking trails and excellent spa and wellness facilities so you can unwind at the end of the day.

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The Ramada Resort is in the centre of Kranjska Gora, with large indoor swimming pool and sun terrace. Spa facilities include a sauna and steam room which are payable locally. The hotel is elegantly designed with comfortable rooms, and excellent service.

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Things to do in Kranjska Gora

Lake Jasna

You can't visit Kranjska Gora and not take a stroll to Lake Jasna, which is just outside of town (around 20 minutes on foot). Its known for its clear, emerald green waters set amongst beautiful mountains. The lake isn't too large so it's easy to walk around and there are small piers at various sections so you can admire the clear waters. You'll also find a few restaurants and cafés near the lake where you can sit and take in the view.

Zelenci Nature Reserve

Around four kilometres outside of Kranjska Gora you'll find Zelenci Nature park, a wetland area with a small emerald green lake with crystal clear waters that never freeze - even in winter. There's a small boardwalk you can use to access the lake and you'll be in awe of the surroundings with the dramatic peaks of the Julian Alps reflected in the water - head to the small observatory for fantastic views and information on the park.

Get sporty

The mountains surrounding Kranjska Gora make for some great cycling. The routes are generally quite challenging but you'll be rewarded with fantastic views. If you like tennis then you can play just outside the main town, its hard to find courts with views as impressive as these. There's also a golf course that offers six holes and a practice range with incredible scenery.

Many guests like to combine their holidays in Kranjska Gora with a trip to another resort or city. We recommend LjubljanaBled or Bohinj.

Family activities in Kranjska Gora

Family activities in Kranjska Gora

Summer Toboggan

Riding the summer toboggan down from the top of the Vitranc chairlift is a fun way to get back into Kranjska Gora – enjoy the views on the way up the lift and feel the adrenaline on the way down. The toboggan is 1,500 metres long, with a vertical drop of 293 metres, so you’re sure of an unforgettable five-minute ride from top to bottom.

Family Adventure to Kekec’s Land

Immerse yourselves in the natural beauty and rich, cultural heritage of Kranjska Gora on a two-hour guided adventure that’s fun for the whole family. The journey begins in Kekchev, a short bus ride from Kranjska Gora, and explores the local myths and legends of the area with fun activities along the way (tours in English are available in July and August, every Tuesday).

Family Walking Trails

Embarking on the Drčev Rut trim trail will have you walking on the Kneipp path and partly alongside the Pišnica river. With three kilometres consisting of 12 stations and a variety of terrain, you'll visit Lake Jasna along the way. There are activities both adults and children can take part in, including jumping, climbing and balance training.

If you are seeking something a little less physically active, take a stroll on the beekeeping trail in located in Rateče. Take in the sights of the Upper Sava Valley and explore the beehives, outdoor galleries and large planted gardens. Nature enthusiasts will also love the story of honey production and the importance of bees.

Kranjska Gora excursions

Pre-book your excursions online or give us a call

Julian Alps (from £66 adult/£33 child)

Enjoy a full day of spectacular mountain scenery and unspoiled natural beauty on this tour of the Julian Alps. Transport and guide included.

Departs: Monday (full day)

Postojna Caves and Predjama Castle (from £69 adult/£35 child)

Visit one of the most visited sites in Slovenia, and world-famous Postojna Caves and travel on the "cave train" to really enjoy one of worlds largest cave system and finish by visiting the nearby enchanting and mysterious Predjama castle with a vast history. Transport, guide and entrance fees are included.

Departs: Tuesday (3/4 day) 

Ljubljana (from £57 adult/£29 child)

A guided insight into one of the youngest capital cities of Europe with plenty of time for sightseeing and shopping. Ljubljana is a vibrant and attractive city, known for being one of the greenest in Europe with plenty of green spaces and alfresco dining. Feel the energy of the streets, immerse yourself in the stories and legends, and enjoy the pretty city sights. Transport and guide are included (funicular in Ljubljana is not included).

Departs: Wednesday (3/4 day)

Lake Bled and the Vintgar Gorge (from £49 adult/£25 child)

Visit the Alpine jewel of Lake Bled and the unspoilt nature of the Vintgar Gorge - walk along wooden walkways and see unique rock formations that have been carved by the Radovna river over hundreds of years. Transport and guide are included (entry to the Vintgar Gorge is not included).

Departs: Thursdays (3/4 day)

Taste of Slovenia (from £75 adult/£38 child)

Follow the trail of the River Soča as you journey by train, boat on the river and coach through spectacular Slovenian scenery. You'll also visit the largest wine cellar in Slovenia for a wine tasting (four wines). Lunch, wine tasting, guide and all transport is included.

Departs: Friday (full day)

We act at all times as a selling agent for the suppliers. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change. Some excursions may not be available to pre-book in low season but may be available to book locally subject to numbers. Prices will be confirmed at the time of booking. Please see our terms & conditions.


Nestled in this picturesque area are the intriguing destinations of Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj, Kranjska Gora and Bovec: Lake Bled's beauty is renowned, nestled amidst dense pine forests and surrounded by the dramatic snow-capped Julian Alps, and its famous tiny wooded island has become the national symbol of Slovenia.

Good to know

Walking trails: Around 100km of marked walking trails in the area

Terrain: Varied terrain from riverside valley ambles, dense forests, alpine meadows and rocky mountain paths

Best time to go: End of May to mid October

Recommended for: walkers of all abilities, nature, families, activities

Fly into: Ljubljana or Salzburg

Transfer time: Approx. 1 hour from Ljubljana airport or 3-4 hours (traffic dependent, including a stop) from Salzburg airport

24/7 Support and advice: In person or over the phone from our local resort team based in Kranjska Gora

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