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Many connecting routes cross the mountains of the Soča Valley: the Alpe Adria Trail connects Grossglockner with sea through the valley. The Walk of Peace follows the battle lines of the First World War, whereas the Old Border Trail follows fortresses which were built between the two wars. The E7 European Long Distance Path crosses the entire valley, from the River Nadiža to Baška grapa.


Hikers enjoy the sunrise in the mountainsHiking in the Soča Valley, ©Jošt Gantar

Slovenian Mountain Hiking Trail

Experience Slovenian mountains, hills and lowlands from Maribor in Styria to Ankaran in the Slovene Littoral. The oldest European connecting mountain trail climbs Pohorje, the Kamnik-Savinja Alps and the Julian Alps, the pre-Alpine hills and leads to the green Karst and the Adriatic Sea.

This mountain hiking trail, which covers the majority of the Slovenian mountainous world, connects the highest peaks and ridges of the Julian Alps. 

The Slovenian Mountain Hiking Trail in the Soča Valley

The Slovenian Mountain Hiking Trail or Slovenian Transverzala is an unforgettable Alpine journey, which shines in the area when the mighty Julian Alps ascend above the emerald green Soča River to reach towards the sky:

Slovenian Mountain Hiking Trail – Interesting Facts

Slovenian Mountain Hiking Trail – INFORMATION

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Kugy-monument-in-Trenta_photo-Ales-FrelihPicture-Slovenia1920.jpgMonument dr. Juliusu Kugyju, Vršič, ©Aleš Frelih, arhiv Picture Slovenia

Via Alpina Hiking Trail

Can you imagine what kind of treasury of unique sights and interesting facts is hidden in the Alps? Take your time for an alpine journey and pick a stage that suits you best.

This incredible hiking adventure, the Via Alpina, connects the vast Alpine and Mediterranean world across eight European countries.

This spectacular long-distance hiking trail is divided into 161 stages overall, which are located in Italy, Slovenia, Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, France and Monaco. It connects five international footpaths, numerous natural and national parks in the Alps region, interesting tourist spots and the worlds of many diverse European cultures.

The Via Alpina in Slovenia and in the Soča Valley

There are two versions of the trail that cross Slovenia, i.e. the longest, the red trail, which winds from the coastal Trieste over the vast European Alpine massif, and the slightly shorter, violet trail, which crosses the East Julian Alps, Kamnik-Savinja Alps and Karavanke in Slovenia.

The red trail of the Via Alpina enters the Soča Valley from the picturesque Triglavska jezera lakes. The route spans the Tržaška koča na Doliču, from where it leaves the high mountain world and descends to the glacial valley of Zadnjica. In addition to the incredible flora and fauna that accompanies travellers on their way, the following tourist spots and sights are captivating:

The trail continues along the alpine paths across the Vršič pass, from where it descends between rare larch trees to the Tamar Valley.




Javorca_jost_gantar.jpgJavorca, memorial Church of the Holy Spirit, Tolmin

European Long Distance Path E7

European Long Distance Path E7 crosses Slovenia in the west to east direction. The entry point of the trail is the Robič border crossing in the Soča Valley, from where the trail crosses the Loka and the Polhov Gradec Hills, directs itself towards Lower Carniola and then continues to Pannonian Slovenia and Hungary.

Step onto a trail that connects the Atlantic Ocean with the Black Sea. Let the part of the trail from historical Kobarid to the dreamy pastures and sights in the surroundings of Tolmin enchant you.

European Long Distance Path E7 in the Soča Valley and the sights on the way

The trail in the Soča Valley lies partially on asphalt roads and partially on forest, alpine and bridle paths, as well as old military roads, which bear witness to years of fighting and dark eras in the Soča Valley. Interesting points and stops:

European Long Distance Path E7 - INTERACTIVE MAP OF SECTIONS



Tolminska-korita_Zatolmin_Miljko-Lesjak.jpgTolmin Gorges, Tolmin, ©Miljko Lesjak

Slovenian Geological Trail

The Slovenian geological trail connects over 87 geological peculiarities, which are scattered around the area between the mountain village of Jezersko and Idrija, where the world-famous mercury mine is.

Explore the secrets of the Slovenian geological world on a diverse trail, full of interesting geological creations.

Slovenia lies in an incredibly geologically diverse area, the crossroads of the Alpine and the Dinaric mountain world. The once remote rocks of the African and Eurasian tectonic plates were joined in the area of Slovenia due to their movement and created the most interesting phenomena.

Come for Some Geological Wandering in the Soča Valley

Discover how the Julian Alps came to be, stop by interesting rocks, fossils and Karst phenomena, hidden by the intact Triglav National Park. Upgrade your trip to the mountains by admiring the geological treasures scattered along the Slovenian geological trail in the Soča Valley and in the nearby surroundings:

Slovenian Geological Trail - Interesting Facts

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Slovenian Geological Trail - INFORMATION

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