hiking alps


Batognica Trail – Hiking the Alps   Recently updated !

Batognica is a 2164 meters high mountain in the Julian Alps in Slovenia. It lies just next to the 2244 meters high Krn which is much more popular. Batognica is, however, a very interesting mountain – also historically. In the First World War Batognica was occupied by both Austro-Hungarian troops and Italian troops which were fighting… Read More »

Batognica Trail - View from Batognica

Blegos Trail – Hiking the Alps   Recently updated !

Blegos is a 1562 meters high mountain which lies south of the Julian Alps in Slovenia. It’s a very popular destination for hikers because the trail is not technically difficult and there are no less than two mountain huts offering warm drinks along the way. The last mountain hut is only 800 meters away from the… Read More »

Blegos Trail - Approaching the Peak

Stenar Trail – Hiking the Alps   Recently updated !

Stenar is a 2501 meters high mountain in the heart of the Julian Alps in Slovenia. Unlike many other mountains in this area, Stenar is not well-known among hikers and mountaineers and therefore the trail is typically not very busy. This is indeed an advantage as it allows you to set your own tempo without the… Read More »

Stenar Trail - View on the surrounding peaks

Kanin Trail – Hiking the Alps   Recently updated !

The Kanin mountain range, of which the highest point is at Big Mount Kanin at 2587 meters, is located on the border between Italy and Slovenia. It is a quite popular hiking spot for hikers from both countries as well as multiple other nationalities – especially as you can focus on the technically challenging trails closer… Read More »

Kanin Trail - Great view

Vrh nad Skrbino Trail – Hiking the Alps

After climbing the 2236 meters high Stol peak on the border between Austria and Slovenia, I decided to continue my “Hiking the Alps” tour by ascending the 2054 meters high mountain Vrh nad Skrbino in the southern Julian Alps. Vrh nad Skrbino is a quite popular mountain because it offers a great… Read More »

Vrh nad Skrbino Trail - View towards the west

Stol Hochstuhl Trail – Hiking the Alps

After hiking in the French and Austrian Alps, I continued my “Hiking the Alps” tour by climbing the 2236 meters high mountain Stol (Hochstuhl in German) in the northwestern corner of Slovenia, close to the Austrian border. Stol is the highest mountain of the 120 kilometers long Karawanke mountain range which is a section… Read More »

Stol Hochstuhl Trail - View towards west

10 things you should know before going hiking in the Alps

In 2016 I conducted seven very different hiking trips in the eastern part of the Alps; two in Italy and five in neighboring Slovenia – a small Central European country with great possibilities for hiking and mountaineering. Hiking in the Alps is quite different than hiking in Iceland; in the following I will describe some… Read More »

June - Cima del Cacciatore Trail