Cycling in the Soča Valley

Cycling routes of varying levels of difficulty lead through the most beautiful corners in the Julian Alps. Road cycling, mountain biking and cycling routes for families attract countless cyclists to the Soča valley every year.

Cycling is most certainly one of the most appropriate but also one of the most interesting ways to explore the Soča Valley and its mountain background.

Due to the extreme diversity of the terrain, one can choose between easier, family appropriate trips, and more demanding mountain ascents.

Numerous forest trails, roads and cart tracks offer mountain bikers unlimited possibilities, whilst less demanding cyclists can take a ride on gentler valley roads and roads across certain plateaus. 

These numerous cycling trails are all marked and described in cycling guidebooks and on maps, whilst in the natural environment very few of them are marked.

The growing popularity of cycling is confirmed by the numerous events:

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In front of the Idrska planina Mountain pasture

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Mountainbiking | difficult

Cycling to Mt. Matajur (1642 m)

This tour to a wonderful sightseeing hill above the Soča Valley never disappoints and is appropriate for well-prepared cyclists. Because it...

24.2 km

4:03 h

1029 m

1651 m

Počitek v Čezsoči

by Hannes Klausner

Bicycle Ride | moderate

Cycling tour from Bovec to Čezsoča and back

A circular path that rounds around the entire Bovec basin, past waterfalls, across wooden hanging bridges back to the starting point.

23.6 km

2:23 h

363 m

363 m

Gorsko kolesarjenje

by Matevž Lenarčič

Bicycle Ride | easy

Cycling tour around Mt. Senica

This undemanding and picturesque circular tour is routed around the approximately 650-m-high Mt. Senica which offers excellent views of the...

24.1 km

2:55 h

381 m

381 m

Polog Mountain pasture

by Mija Kokošin

Bicycle Ride | easy

Cycling to the Polog Mountain pasture

This nice family panorama tour from the town of Tolmin is routed through the forest, where you are accompanied by the rippling of the Tolminka...

18.4 km

3:19 h

586 m

586 m

Zaprikraj Mountain pasture, Outdoor museum of World War I

Mountainbiking | difficult

Cycling to the Zaprikraj Mountain pasture

A historical trip to outdoor museums located on the Zaprikraj Mountain pasture with splendid views of the Krn Mountain range.

13.4 km

3:34 h

966 m

11 m


by Peter Immich

Bicycle Ride | moderate

Cycling from Kobarid to the Kuhinja Mountain pasture

This nice cycling tour is appropriate for physically prepared cyclists and leads to the Kuhinja Mountain pasture – mountaineering starting...

12.7 km

2:56 h

840 m

101 m

Morning in Bovec

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Bicycle Ride | difficult

Cycling to the valley of Zadnja Trenta

This trail runs through the Trenta Valley which is regarded as one of the nicest Alpine valleys. The major part of the trail follows the emerald...

55.2 km

5:30 h

765 m

766 m

Cycling, Napoleon's Bridge across the Soča River

by Uroš Svigelj

Bicycle Ride | moderate

Circular cycling tour along the Soča River past the village of Drežnica to the village of Trnovo ob Soči

A short non-demanding varied tour through the ravines of the Kobarid and Trnovo ob Soči areas. This tour starts in the town of Kobarid and...

19.4 km

2:48 h

370 m

391 m

Brv čez Sočo pri Jablanci

by Hannes Klausner

Bicycle Ride | moderate

Cycling tour to Kal Koritnica and Čezsoča

An easy to semi-demanding circular biking trail that leads across the eastern part of the Bovec Basin.

26.3 km

3:15 h

583 m

583 m

Nadiža River beneath the village of Podbela

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Bicycle Ride | difficult

Sightseeing cycling tour to the village of Robidišče

This wonderful sightseeing tour is appropriate for all who enjoy travelling on bicycles. This route runs along the warmest Slovenian river...

53.2 km

6:48 h

1055 m

1055 m

Road from the village of Livek to the village of Livške Ravne

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Bicycle Ride | difficult

Mt. Kolovrat, along the panoramic road with views of the Soča Valley

The road leading along the ridge of Mt. Kolovrat is quite panoramic and offers splendid views of the Soča Valley and the Julian Alps. Its...

35.4 km

5:04 h

1061 m

1052 m

Kolesarjenje Kobarid

by Uroš Švigelj

Road biking | easy

Cycling from Tolmin to Kobarid

This easy road cycling tour is appropriate for a wide range of undemanding cyclists as well as families and e-bicycle tours.

16.2 km

1:09 h

131 m

90 m

Počitek v dolini Lepene

by Tomo Jeseničnik

Road biking | moderate

Bike tour in Lepena valley

Easy/medium demanding tour by the Soča river and Lepenjica creek.

11.2 km

1:00 h

284 m

284 m