HIGHLANDER Julian Alps
HIGHLANDER Julian Alps
HIGHLANDER Julian Alps is a long distance hiking experience. Hike Hercules (101 km) in five days or hike Pegasus (55 km) in three days and become a HIGHLANDER. You will experience glacial valleys, lakes, smaraged rivers and amazing views. Slovenia is a hidden beauty and perfect destination for green, healthy and active holidays.
Dear future HIGHLANDERS,
we are so excited to welcome the HIGHLANDER Adventure series to Slovenia for the third time! In 2023 we are hosting two formats ; I feel Slovenia HIGHLANDER Hercules Julian Alps and I feel Slovenia HIGHLANDER Pegasus Julian Alps.
However, if your goal is to hike for 100km in 5 days, format HIGHLANDER Hercules Julian Alps is the right for you. Team I feel Slovenia HIGHLANDER Julian Alps is here to help you with this adventure! You need to carry your gear (including sleeping bag and tent), but we will deliver food and water and a bit of entertainment to the route.
For information about the 100 km route (5 days), check the tab HIGHLANDER Hercules Julian Alps, and for information about the approx. 55 km route, check the tab HIGHLANDER Pegasus Julian Alps.
We have carefully chosen a route that you will enjoy. Please read carefully information on this website, join us on social media, and don’t hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions.
However, your trip to SLOVEnia shouldn’t be just to participate in HIGHLANDER, as our country is a A NATURAL PLAYGROUND FOR AMAZING ACTIVE OUTDOOR ADVENTURES!
Slovenia is the only country in Europe where 4 geographical worlds meet, which reflects in stunning natural beauties: we have the mountains, the rolling hills, the coastline, the lakes and even caves. This astonishing diversity of terrains makes Slovenia a perfect natural playground for active holidays and experiences, 365 days a year. What is more, great outdoors is also the reason why this central European country is the homeland of so many world-renowned athletes, who amaze with their achievements on a global level. Did you know that Slovenia was among the top countries according to the number of the medals won per capita at the Games in Beijing? Or that world’s best cyclists call it home?
Please read more: https://www.slovenia.info/en/things-to-do/active-holidays
We look forward to meeting you in Slovenia <3
1. When is the event?
I feel Slovenia HIGHLANDER Hercules Julian Alps will take place from 24.6. -28.6.2023.
I feel Slovenia HIGHLANDER Pegasus Julian Alps will take place from 24.6. -26.6.2023.
2. What are the distances?
I feel Slovenia HIGHLANDER Hercules Julian Alps is a 101km long hiking experience that lasts 4 to 5 days. I feel Slovenia HIGHLANDER Pegasus Julian Alps is a 55 km long hiking experience that lasts for 3 days.
3. What is the cut off time?
This is a hiking adventure, not a race. So you can walk as long as you like, but check the working hours of the checkpoints.
The opening hours of the checkpoints can be seen in HIGHLANDER ID.
4. How do I enter?
To enter the event, you have to complete the registration form on the event website, click the REGISTER button. Payments can only be done online with a debit or credit card.
Capacity is limited, make sure you don´t miss your slot and register for the adventure!
5. How much is the entry fee?
You can register for the event with the individual entry fee or register as a team and get one free entry (Team Registration 3+1).
All prices have a + 5% Active fee.
6. What is included in my entry fee?
Please check the web site: Information desk/Getting ready.
7. I have not received the confirmation e-mail – where can I find it?
The confirmation email is automatically sent after doing the payment. Check your inbox and spam folders. If you don’t find it please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
8. How do I change my personal details (address, e-mail…)?
If it is your first time registering for an event with the Active.com platform, you will create your Active profile. Here you will have access to all registered events, and you can edit some of your personal details.
- Log in to https://myevents.active.com.
- Scroll through the list of registered events
- Choose “Edit Registration Information”
- Make changes to custom questions etc.
- Save changes
If you need to change other information (email address for example), please contact email@example.com.
9. Is there a minimum age to participate?
Minors at the event are permitted, always with a parent/guardian. Please download the document attached HERE, fill in the document with the necessary information and save it as a PDF. Later, once both registrations (adult and minor) are done, please log into your Active.com profile and upload the consent for minors (PDF document). You can go to your account by clicking on “my events” on the confirmation page of the registration process.
10. What is the venue address?
HIGHLANDER Hercules Julian Alps will start in Vogel Ski resort.
HIGHLANDER Pegasus Julian Alps will start in Bohinj.
11. Travel & Accommodation:
Please see Travel & Accomodation tab under Information.
12. What do I need to do before start?
Before start you will need to:
- Registration check-in: pick up your Participant Kit
13. What is the onsite registration procedure?
All participants must register in person at the event prior to the start to collect the Participant´s Kit and sign the event waiver.
We do not send out in the post the Participant´s Kit.
You will receive an email with all the information one week before the event.
14. Can someone else register for me?
No, all participants must come to Registration during the opening hours for the Registration Check-in. Each participant must sign the event waiver.
15. What nutrition is available during the event?
Please see Food & drink tab for details.
16. What type of clothing should I pack?
Make sure you have clothes for cold and wet weather and also for hot summer days. Showers, fog patches, strong winds, and long periods of sunshine are only a few weather conditions to expect.
Prepare for all-weather as well as you can.
17. How difficult is it to stay on track?
Most hiking trails in the Julian Alps are marked very well.
It is important to adhere to markers and official hiking trails. CHECKPOINTS with trained staff are 20-25 km apart. Always keep a map in hand and follow the signposts to stay on course and arrive safely at your destination.
18. What weather conditions should I expect?
You will start in the Alpine and finish in the Sub-Mediterranean climate. This means you might see anything from sleet to summer temperatures of 30ºC. We recommend you check the weather forecast daily.
19. Can I bring my dog?
You can. Your dog must always be kept on a leash and you have to bring food for them. Dogs need to be used to walking long distances.
20. Can I sleep in mountain lodges, huts or private accomodation?
No. Sleeping is allowed only in tents and sleeping bags that are required HIGHLANDER gear for all participants. Mountain lodges and huts have limited space and could not accommodate all HIGHLANDER participants and therefore it is prohibited.
Sleeping in a tent is a special experience and one of the best parts of a true hiking adventure.
21. I have never hiked, but I feel physically ready. Can I register?
Some hiking experience is required. HIGHLANDER is not for professional hikers and mountaineers only. It welcomes nature lovers hungry for activity and adventure. HIGHLANDER path is safe and marked as easy path, except part of the trail on 1st day on 100km route, where a small part is partly demanding (if you are afraid of hights, please consult organiser and you will be able to use alternative route). We suggest starting a training regimen in the months leading to the event.
22. How can I best prepare for HIGHLANDER Julian Alps?
All participants should be physically prepared for tackling a 101 km hike smoothly, that is app. 20km a day. We recommend 100-200 km of light hiking in the months leading to HIGHLANDER to prepare for the trail.
Above all, you must be able to carry a heavy backpack (practice with a 5-7 kg and increase gradually to 15 kg). Make sure you can walk in your hiking shoes and break them in prior to the event.
23. Do I need to bring my own food?
It depends on you and your body. We all have unique eating habits and feel full at different rates. We will provide a total of 15 meals (9 for HIGHLANDER Pegasus) per participant. Food will be available at checkpoints and is prepared for the average adult person’s needs.
24. Do I have to stop at each checkpoint?
Yes, you have to collect all checkpoint stamps.
Checkpoints are open at specific times. Staff will stamp your HIGHLANDER ID. Outside staff working hours (or similar), you will stamp your own ID. You can leave the checkpoint immediately after receiving your stamp.
25. Do I have to set up my tent close to checkpoints?
YES; at chechpoints, there will be place to sleep. If you cannot reach the checkpoint, you can bivouac outside of checkpoints, but not in Triglav national park.
26. What if I have gear trouble?
Checkpoint staff is trained for such cases. Feel free to consult them with any gear malfunction or similar issues.
27. Will you be providing transportation to the start?
Yes. Please read TRAVEL & ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION section on our web page. Private transportation arrangements are allowed.
28. I will be staying in Posočje after the event. Will HIGHLANDER provide transportation to my next destination after the event?
No. The Organizer will only provide transportation to the HIGHLANDER start position. Any other transportation arrangements are your responsibility.
29. Is there a cellular service on the course?
In general, yes. There are however areas not covered by cellular service.
30. Are hiking poles a good idea?
A great idea!
31. Can I share my gear with other participants?
Yes. Gear that can be shared includes tent, gas/gasoline/alcohol cooker, compass, first aid kit. Participants sharing gear must reach checkpoints and finish within 30 minutes apart.
32. Will you be designating sleeping areas?
Designated bivouacking sites are at the checkpoints. You should camp on these sites.
33. What do I receive when I complete HIGHLANDER?
If you complete HIGHLANDER successfully, you will get a HIGHLANDER Hecules orPegasus Finisher Badge and Certificate.
34. Will HIGHLANDER take place in case of bad weather?
Yes, it will take place in any weather condition.
35. I have a specific diet. Will vegan/vegetarian/gluten-free options be available at checkpoints?
There is a specific question in the registration form.
Vegetarian options will be available at all checkpoints. Vegan and gluten-free options will not be available.
36. Side Events:
Please check side tab Side events.
37. Withdrawal/Transfer process:
Please see Tansfer and withdrawal policy tab.
38. Who do I contact regarding event photos?
We will be publishing photos during and after event on social media; Facebook and Instagram.
39. Where can I sign up to volunteer?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
40. Is there a location for Lost&Found belongings?
During the event week: please ask the staff members.
After the event: please contact email@example.com
41. How can I contact the event organizers?
You can contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org