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Bovec, Kranjska Gora
Julijske Alpe

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A1 Tržaška koča na Doliču » Aljažev dom v Vratih
Trail crossing
  |   4h00   |   8.5 km   |   228 m   |   1345 m

The violet way crosses the mountainous Julian Alps, in close proximity to Slovenia's highest peak, Triglav (2,864 m), climbing which requires a small detour. This is home to two well-known flowers – the Pink Cinquefoil (legend says that it sprang up from the blood of the mythical ibex Goldenhorn), and the Edelweiss. The descent from Luknja passes under Triglav's Northern Rock Face.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Tržaška koča na Doliču
2134 m
| D  4.6 km / 2h30
1764 m
| D  3.9 km / 1h30
Aljažev dom v Vratih
998 m
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Natural and cultural heritage
Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
Triglav (2,864m) - variation: Follow the Tominšek trail from Aljažev dom and climb to Dom V. Staniča, then walk through the rocky terrain to Triglavski dom na Kredarici. It is another 45 min hike to the summit from here. Descend from the opposite side to Tržaška koča na Doliču. The trail is very difficult and exposed but secured (via ferrata). This climb is recommended for experienced hikers only.
Useful topographic maps
  • Triglav ~ Planinska zveza Slovenije (1 : 25 000)
  • Gorenjska ~ Geodetski zavod Slovenije (1 : 50 000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Vodnik po Julijskih Alpah ~ Planinska zveza Slovenije (ISBN 961-6156-08-x)
  • Vodnik po planinskih postojankah v Sloveniji ~ Planinska zveza Slovenije (ISBN 961-6156-10-1)
  • Die stillen Pfade der Via Alpina, Evamaria Wecker ~ Bruckmann (ISBN 978-3-7654-4857-7)

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  • Berta - 2019-07-01
    Das koralpenhaus hat geschlossen, es gibt hier keine Möglichkeit zum Nächtigen. Wir haben auf der Glitzalm geschlafen. Es ist eine private Almhütte, sehr einfach mit Lager aber sehr gemütlich und wirklich freundlichen Leuten gutem Essen. Vorher anrufen und fragen ob es Platz gibt ( 0043664930650 )
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The Koralpenhaus has closed, there is no possibility to stay here. We slept on the Glitzalm. It is a private alpine hut, very basic with camp but very cozy and really friendly people good food. Call ahead and ask if there is room (0043664930650)
  • Berta - 2019-06-20
    Die Aljezev Hütte ist eine gute Übernachtungsmöglichkeit mit gutem Essen und sehr nette Leute
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The Aljezev hut is a good place to stay with good food and very nice people
  • Hans Diem - 2011-04-23
    Nach der Wegbeschreibung im Buch: Die stillen Pfade der Via Alpina, Unterwegs auf dem Violetten Weg vom Bruckmann-Verlag beginnt die Etappe A1 im Dorf Trenta (Busverbindung vom Bahnhof Jesenice) und geht über den Luknja-Sattel zur Hütte Aljazev Dom.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Following the directions in the book: the quiet paths of the Via Alpina route on the Purple Trail from Bruckmann Verlag the A1 stage begins in the village of Trenta (Jesenice bus service from the train station) and goes through the saddle to the hut Luknja Aljažev Cathedral.
Last update : 2014-07-16