Lonely Planet Lists Slovenia’s Juliana Trail as One of the World’s Best New Long-Distance Hiking Trails for 2021!
January 5, 2021
Slovenia debuted the Juliana Trail in October 2019 in an attempt to get visitors to stay longer and visit more than just its capital Ljubljana and main tourist town of Bled.
Long-distance hikes are a travel trend for 2021!
“Nothing will bring you closer to a place – and its people – than walking it“, writes Lonely Planet’s writer Lauren Keith in her recent post titled Travel trends for 2021: long-distance hikes.
The leading publisher of tourist guidebooks has listed Juliana Trail among the best long-distance hiking trails for 2021 along with Paparoa Track in New Zealand and Coast Paths in the UK.
Furthermore, the travel writer says: “To usher in a fresh generation of walkers, brand new long-distance routes are being waymarked around the world and are promoted as bucket-list-worthy must-dos.”
Hiking at its BEST!
The 270km (168-mile) long Juliana Trail is divided into 16 stages, you can choose a shorter adventure or tackle the entire trail, sleeping in charming alpine villages along the way.
Last summer, we took a train from Ljubljana to Most na Soči and walked the Soča Valley route, following the emerald green Soča river, passing by Tolmin, Kobarid, Bovec and some Slovenia’s remote villages.
It was a fantastic experience, which we also blogged about. You can read about: SLOVENIA: HOW WALKING SAVED ONE TRAVEL BLOGGER’S SUMMER.