The Juliana Trail is a popular long-distance hiking trail around Triglav National Park. The fourth section of the trail leads from Begunje na Gorenjskem through Radovljca to Bled.
The 270 kilometre-long circular Juliana trail runs along hills with magnificent views and through quaint villages on the edge of Triglav National Park. The fourth stage of the trail, which can be walked in around four hours, leads from the cradle of Slovenian national folk music across meadows and through idyllic villages to the old town centre of Radovljica, and from there down to the Sava river from where a path leads to the Šobec camp and continues to Bled.
There are numerous places along the trail where you can stop to enjoy natural and cultural attractions. At the start of the trail you can visit the Avsenik Museum or Kamen Castle, while further along the trail you will walk past the Chateâu Lamberg and onwards to the quaint old town centre of Radovljica, where there is no shortage of attractions. Be sure to take time to enjoy the views and the excellent cuisine to be found in Radovljica.
The first part of the trail is completely flat. It runs along paths among fields past Lambergh Manor, though the villages of Gorica and Vrbje, and then reaches Radovljica, where you will be impressed by the old town centre. Following a short walk through the town, you can soak up the views of Slovenia's highest mountain – Mt. Triglav - from the viewpoint at the far end of the old town, before walking down to the bridge across the Sava river. Just before the bridge the Juliana Trail meets the Sava River Trail, which leads past the confluence of the Sava Bohinjka and Sava Dolinka rivers and onwards to the Šobec camp. The route continues through the pleasant camp to the Sava Dolinka river, which you will cross and then enter into the area of the municipality of Bled. From here the trail leads up to the village of Koritno and shortly reaches Bled.
The trail, which runs along hills with magnificent views and through quaint villages on the edge of Triglav National Park, combines the natural and cultural heritage of the Julian Alps.
Begunje is the birthplace of Slovenian popular folk music and the inspiration for numerous songs by Slavko Avsenik.
The heart and soul of Radovljica is Linhart Square which inspires with the variety and authenticity of its preserved architecture.
A pleasant, interactive walking trail follows the Sava river and its rich diversity.