Why would you run in the stadiums and in the halls if you can count your running kilometres in the clean, breathtaking nature of the Soča Valley?
Exercise on trails that lead across dreamy pastures, across bridges and rivers, next to the pearls of nature and historical sights.
Running through the nature is becoming an increasingly more popular form of recreation. Running uphill and downhill on the arranged walking paths will lead you through the forests, the pastures and the remote villages, will ease your soul and strengthen your body. Listen to the silence, the singing of the birds and your body. The diversity of the terrain demands concentration and helps you with proper coordination of the leg, arm and body movement and to keep the right balance.
If your condition and skills allow you to overcome the great differences in height and you like ascending, descending and the beautiful views of the Alpine world, you can participate in the mountain run, which, in addition to the already stated, mostly contributes to shaping your body.
The Soča Valley is a Venue for Several Running Events
Each year, recreative runners attend various running events, the tracks of which are interesting also for unorganised forms of runs. One of the events with a tradition of more than ten years is the Soča Outdoor Festival, which attracts thousands of outdoor enthusiasts every year. The runs start and end at the idyllic (and refreshing) confluence of the Soča and Tolminka rivers and are between 10 and 50 kilometres long. One of the routes, the Tolminka Trail, is permanently marked with yellow signposts.
Tolminka Trail Run
The Tolminka Trail, is first permanently marked running trail in Slovenia. Less than 10 kilometres long and not too demanding, it runs along the Soča and Tolminka rivers and circles Tolmin. The recommended start point is at the confluence of the Soča and Tolminka rivers. If the length is too short for you, spice up your run with a climb up to Tolmin Castle on Kozlov Rob. The reward will be a magnificent view of the Soča valley.
Detailed description of the Tolminka run / trail >>
Vzajemna Trail Run, up to a 10 Kilometre Long Run through the Nature
Vzajemna Trail Run starts at the confluence of the Soča and the Tolminka river and continues towards the Gabrje Camp, where the trail turns towards the Zatolmin village and then takes you to the natural pearl Tolmin Gorges. A descent towards the confluence of the Tolminka and Zadlaščica river comes next, before an ascent to the Žabče village. From there, the trail will lead you to the confluence of the Tolminka and the Soča river, where courageous runners can cross the river bed of the Tolminka river, while others can choose the bridge instead.
Tolminka Trail Run, a 15 Kilometre Long Running Trip
Tolminka Trail Run starts at the confluence of the Soča and the Tolminka river and continues towards the Gabrje Camp, with a steep ascent to the Tolmin castle. The trail continues towards the Zatolmin village, then to the Tolmin Gorges and the confluence of the Tolminka and the Zadlaščica river, where it is followed by ascent to the Žabče village. The finish of the run is at the confluence of the Tolminka and the Soča river.
Soča Trail Run, 21 Kilometre Long Run, Along the Most Beautiful Sights of Tolmin
The longest run, the Soča Trail Run, is an extended version of the Tolminka Trail Run. From Sotočje, the trail continues to Volčanski Most and then past the Labrca Bar to Mengore. There, the trail crosses the bunkers of the first world war and goes back to the confluence of the Tolminka and the Soča river. The trail mostly runs over narrow paths.