Our 8-day Slovenia hiking adventure takes us deep into the quiet solitude of this sublime alpine destination. The rugged Julian Alps in the tiny gem of Slovenia are just as awe-inspiring and beautiful as their Swiss and French cousins, with one very big difference: far fewer hikers. Tucked between Italy and Austria, the Julian Alps are comprised of towering peaks that plunge to the Adriatic coast, alpine villages, gothic castles and abundant wilderness. With a broad variety of climates and landscapes, Slovenia brings a surprising amount of range to the adventure. We begin in the storybook landscapes of Triglav National Park. Here, we find soaring mountains, shimmering alpine lakes and historical evidence of the Iron Age. Explore the exquisite Lake Bled region, the gorgeous Soca River valley and the Venetian-influenced, seaside city of Piran. Enjoy a stay in a traditional Slovenian mountain hut in Trigav's high country—a high point for many travelers on the trip. With the help of our exceptional guides, we go off the beaten path into this alpine wilderness.