The magnificent 120-kilometre-long Karavanke mountain range forms a natural border between Slovenia and Austria. It is one of the longest mountain ranges in Western Europe, yet it remains relatively unvisited and unknown among English-speaking hillwalkers, and it is yet to experience the extent of the commercial development known by the Western Alps.
In fact 'the way the Alps used to be' is a phrase often used to describe the range. Its wealth of superb mountain walking includes forested valleys, grassy pastures and striking summits offering spectacular views. From bases in unspoilt towns and villages, these routes give excellent opportunities for walkers of all abilities.
Arranged by peak from west to east along the range, the routes feature major highlights including Stol (at 2,236m the highest in the range and one that forms a stunning backdrop to the beautiful Lake Bled), the majestic Kouta ridge and Golica a mountain that displays a fine carpet of white daffodils in May.
• Detailed description of 23 walking routes, covering the entire range from west to east
• Insight into the history of the area
• Practical details on transport, accessing the routes, accommodation and available facilities