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HIGHLANDER Hercules got its name after the Roman mythological hero adapted from the Greek hero Heracles. It is also the second-largest northern constellation and is simultaneously the longest HIGHLANDER route that spans over 5 days.
I feel Slovenia HIGHLANDER Hercules Julian Alps is 100 km and five days long long-distance hiking experience. Hercules starts in Vogel, above Bohinj, a glacial valley embraced by the Julian Alps. Lake Bohinj lies in the heart of the Triglav National Park and is the largest Slovenian natural lake, nested at the foot of unspoiled mountains.
After leaving Vogel, we will hike on a mountain ridge and admire Slovenia's highest mountains (including Triglav). We will head towards hidden beauty; Baška grapa and Podbrdo. From starting in the alpine climate, we will slowly enter the sub-mediterranean climate, and you will feel the difference. We will pass the lively town of Tolmin, visit the picturesque village of Livek and pass the Napoleon bridge to finish in Kobarid. But it is not just about hiking, there is something more for each of you. We will be able to learn about geology and history by passing open-air museums with trenches, where Soča battle (one of the biggest battlefields in 1st WW) was held, there will be yoga and meditation classes and interesting storytelling in the evenings. After crossing the finish line, another adventure is waiting for you; refresh yourself in the emerald Soča river, which only reaches 12 degrees during summer. But the adventure still doesn’t stop there; you can return to Bohinj by train through a railway tunnel excavated under the mountain chain you just climbed.
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24.06. - 28.06.2023
The second-largest format is named after a constellation in the northern sky, named after the winged horse Pegasus in Greek mythology. It is easily recognizable because it is dominated by a prominent asterism known as the Great Square.
I feel Slovenia HIGHLANDER Pegasus Julian Alps is 55 km and three days long long-distance hiking experience. It starts next to the Bohinj lake, a glacial valley embraced by the Julian Alps. Lake Bohinj lies in the heart of the Triglav National Park and is the largest Slovenian natural lake, nested at the foot of unspoilt mountains.
After leaving Bohinj, we will head towards Bohinjska Bistica and Vrh Bače and head towards hidden beauty; Baška grapa and Podbrdo. From starting in the alpine climate we will slowly enter sub-mediterranean climate and you will feel the difference. We will finish on the banks of Soča river in Most na Soči. But it is not just about hiking, there is something more for each of you. We will be able to learn about geology and history, there will be yoga and meditation classes and interesting storytelling at the evenings. After you cross the finish line, there is another adventure waiting for you. You just have to refresh yourself in the emerald Soča river. But the adventure still doesn’t stop there; you can return to Bohinj with a train through a railway tunnel, which is excavated under the mountain chain you just climbed.
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24.06. - 26.06.2023
- Organization of the event and organisation team reachable at any time in case of emergency
- Daily food package and water at check points
- Transport from finish point (parking under Krvavec) to start in Mozirje (Hercules) or Luče (Pegasus)
- HIGHLANDER Map with relevant event information
- Check-in luggage transportation to the finish line (one 60 L/20 kg bag only)
- HIGHLANDER ID
- Hiker tag, Luggage tag, and other Kit items
- HIGHLANDER Pin
- HIGHLANDER Patch
- HIGHLANDER Certificate
- Educational and leisure activities
- Infrastructure at the start, finish, checkpoints, and along the route
- REGISTRATION DOES NOT INCLUDE (valid for HIGHLANDER Hercules) transfer by cable car from Bohinj to Vogel (price is deducted for HIGHLANDER participants)