Colours of the autumn within the Julian and Karavanke Alps – Exploring Slovenia

As fog creeps into the sleepy valleys, hiding its browning timber, the chilly whitens the mountain tops within the surrounding Alpine ranges, and the daylight shortens, one factor is for certain. The carefree mountaineering summer season season is completed. The mountains now demand extra planning and extra weight on the backs, nonetheless, the most effective days are solely but to come back. The altering colours of the autumn have turned the mountains, wealthy in larch forests, utterly golden, and the copious rainfall will quickly replenish the Alpine streams and lakes after a protracted scorching summer season. 

The crowds disappear and silence units in. There’s a sure attraction of assembly individuals on lonely trails and exchanging pleasant mountain banter, nevertheless, the sheer autumn vacancy allows you to absorb the mountains deeper. To have the ability to sit down on comfortable grass, surrounded by nothing however full of life chicken chirping, and to let your self sink into dreamy views. Layers of undulating hills and rock partitions persevering with so far as the attention can see. The slopes painted with playful autumn colours; some meadows shiny inexperienced, some gentle brown on account of their lengthy publicity to the scorching summer season solar, pines inexperienced and  larches golden earlier than shedding their needles.

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Listed below are two stunning autumn hikes within the North-West Slovenia from final week.


Situated at 1,926 m on the north-eastern finish of a protracted craggy ridge stretching all the best way as much as Triglav on the reverse finish, Mt. Macesnovec or »the mountain of the larches« based on its identify (macesen in Slovenian is larch in English) crowns the Julians Alps with a ravishing larch forest under its peak. It’s the lowest and probably the most simply accessible peak on the ridge with just one path connecting it with the valley. The trail, nevertheless, is unmarked however properly seen when you’ve figured it out. 

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The path to Macesnovec winds by means of a larch forest. Photograph by Rok Leben

It’s not the simplest of trails both. Uncovered and steep a few third of the best way, whereas additionally slippery in components the place the solar by no means shines and humidity types on muddy rocks. However, mountain climbing Macesnovec in firm and paying your consideration to the path, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views and almost definitely peaceable wilderness. A tip for the clever: go on a sunny day and absorb the final heat of the season on the grassy peak.

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Dimniki, Luknja Peč and Rjavina mountains peeping by means of the golden larches

Vošča and Trupejevo Poldne

Just some kilometers exterior Kranjska Gora, a street signal to Srednji Vrh, a small village at virtually 1,000 meters, can shortly go unnoticed, but the quick drive opens as much as unexpectedly attractive views and much more attractive hikes. Overlooking the serrated define of a rugged mass of rock, the remotest and wildest a part of the Julian Alps named the Martuljek Group, you might be truly mountain climbing on the sunnier southern slopes of the Karavanke Alps. 

You might even not go too far up and might cease in an idyllic meadow with jaw-dropping views of Mt. Špik and the remainder of the Martuljek Group. In the event you resolve to go on and comply with an unmarked path, you’ll finally attain a protracted meadow with tall burnt grass that escorts you all the best way to the highest of Vošca, 1,737 m.

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On the high I used to be greeted with the setting solar reflecting in a small larch forest and with the Mala Mojstrovka Group within the background

From the highest of Vošca you might be invited to hike one other hour (and a half) alongside the ridge, the border between Slovenia to the south and Austria to the north, to achieve the extra crowded peak of Trupejevo Poldne. The splendidly scenic path is definitely satisfying and even a brief climb throughout a 10-meter rock provides to the journey. Identified for its stunning larch forest, Trupejevo Poldne, 1,931 m, is gorgeous sufficient all yr spherical and spectacular in autumn.

Familiy hiking around Kranjska Gora, Trupejevo Poldne, Karawanks
Golden coloured larches mark the entire option to Trupejevo Poldne
Trupejevo Poldne, 1,931 m, Karawanks, Slovenia
Trupejevo Poldne, 1,931 m.
Julian Alps in fall, autumn, Slovenia, Kranjska Gora, Trupejevo Poldne
Colours on the path proper now are merely magical since larches have already coloured golden.

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