Highlander hiking adventure coming to Slovenia in July

Ljubljana, 15 May - The hiking event Highlander Adventure is coming to Slovenia for the first time ever this summer. Participants will have five days, from July 10 to July 14, to finish a 100-kilometre trail. They will carry all the necessities with them and sleep outdoors, while food and water will be provided at checkpoints.

The Julian Alps
The Highlander Adventure to take place in July in the broader area of the Julian Alps, north-western Slovenia.
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The start will be around Lake Bohinj and the finish in Kobarid in the Soča Valley. After a group start, the participants walk the trail on their own.

They are provided with a map of the route and they have to reach all five checkpoints during the five days.

Sleeping is advised at certain checkpoints, where the organiser provides them with food and water, the I feel Slovenia Highlander Julian Alps team said in a press release.

The goal is not to compete, but just to finish the 100-kilometre long route and receive the Highlander title. The organiser is expecting around 150 participants.

To prepare for the event, test hikes and three webinars will be organised in May and June.

The event is a part of Highlander Adventure hiking events. This year it will take place in 15 countries across Europe and the Middle East.

"Highlander promotes respect for nature, care for the environment, 'leave no trace' principles and minimalism," the organisers said.

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