Hiking in the Soča Valley

Hiking in the Soča Valley

The mountainous world of the Julian Alps, the pristine nature of the Triglav National Park and the refreshing Soča river make Soča Valley one of the most beautiful hiking destinations.

The hiking trails boast magnificent views of streams and waterfalls, quiet Alpine forests, and a wide range of plants and animals that live in what many people consider the most beautiful part of the Julian Alps.

The marked trails of varying levels of difficulty are suitable for advanced mountain hikers and climbers as well as visitors looking for a pleasant walk and a way to see some of the easily accessible natural wonders and cultural sights.

Before you go to the mountains, read the instructions for safe hiking

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14 chapels of the Sections of the Cross

by Janko Humar

Theme trail | easy

Mt. Mengore, visit to the Church where the rebels used to gather

3.3 km

219 m

1:15 h

219 m

Big Gorge of the Soča river

by David Štulc Zornik

Theme trail | moderate

Soča trail

28.4 km

455 m

8:31 h

959 m

Alpe Adria Trail

by Jošt Gantar

Hiking trail | easy

25.9. | Alpe-Adria-Trail End of the Season Hike

12.7 km

227 m

4:00 h

688 m

Pred parkiriščem na planini Kuhinja je odcep poti proti Mrzlemu vrhu

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Mountain tour | moderate

Tour around Mt. Visoči vrh

10.9 km

594 m

4:53 h

594 m

From the Kuhinja Mountain pasture towards the Pretovč Mountain pasture

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Mountain tour | moderate

Mt. Mrzli vrh (1359 m), Outdoor Museum

11.6 km

674 m

4:52 h

674 m

Zasavska koča na Prehodavcih Mountain hut and Mt. Razor in the background

by Darjo Berra

Mountain tour | difficult

Three-day hiking tour to the Triglav Lakes and Mt. Krn (2244 m)

44.2 km

3003 m

20:32 h

3096 m

Above the Zapleč Mountain pasture towards the Vrata Mountain pass

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Mountain tour | moderate

Historical ridge trail from the Vrata Mountain Pass to Mt. Vršič (1897 m)

11.8 km

1220 m

6:03 h

1220 m

Vzpon na Bavški Grintavec

by Mija Kokošin

Mountain tour | difficult

Tour to Mt. Bavški Grintavec from the village of Soča (2347 m)

11.3 km

1801 m

7:14 h

1801 m

On the Razor Mountain pasture

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Back-country skiing | difficult

Mt. Rušnati vrh (1915 m), a stubby summit above the Razor Mountain pasture

9.2 km

1019 m

4:02 h

1019 m

Mt. Kolovrat Highway

by Janko Humar

Hiking trail | easy

Mt. Kolovrat, a magnificent panoramic hill above the Soča Valley

8.6 km

264 m

2:50 h

264 m

Prihod v Tolminske Ravne

Bicycle Ride | difficult

Cycling to Tolminske Ravne

23.7 km

1104 m

4:49 h

1084 m

Počitek v Čezsoči

by Hannes Klausner

Bicycle Ride | moderate

Cycling tour from Bovec to Čezsoča and back

17.1 km

269 m

1:49 h

268 m

Gorsko kolesarjenje

by Matevž Lenarčič

Bicycle Ride | easy

Cycling tour around Mt. Senica

24.1 km

381 m

2:55 h

381 m

On the Mangart Mountain pasture

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Back-country skiing | difficult

Mangart Mountain pass (2072 m) – spring skiing beneath the mighty mountain

10.5 km

991 m

3:45 h

991 m

Tura se začne na mejnem prehodu, od koder sledimo kolovozu v dolino

by Staša Mesec

Mountainbiking | difficult

Cycling exploration of the Venetian Slovenia

22.9 km

764 m

3:58 h

740 m

Izhodišče poti v kraju Brezje

by Staša Mesec

Hunting lodge on the Goričica Mountain pasture

by Darjo Berra

Mountain tour | moderate

Circular hiking trail to the Goričica Mountain pasture

10.8 km

915 m

5:17 h

914 m

From Mt. Prestreljenik to the Velika Črnelska špica peak and the foothills of Mt. Rombon

by Darjo Berra

Back-country skiing | moderate

Ski touring on the Rombonski podi Plateau

13.0 km

520 m

6:00 h

2215 m

Podbrdo Trail Running Festival Marathon

by Gaj Rosič

Trail running | difficult

Julian Alps: Podbrdo Trail Running Festival Marathon

39.7 km

2965 m

12:00 h

2961 m

Zaprikraj, Outdoor museum of the First World War

by Tamino Petelinšek

Mountainbiking | difficult

Cycling to the Zaprikraj Mountain pasture

13.4 km

1019 m

3:29 h

74 m

Petrinova žaga na začetku poti nad Breginjem

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Znamenje pred Strmcem

Hiking trail | moderate

Hiking along the trails “Lončarska” and “Po mostiču”

4.9 km

298 m

1:57 h

297 m

Krn

by Peter Immich

Bicycle Ride | moderate

Cycling from Kobarid to the Kuhinja Mountain pasture

12.7 km

840 m

2:56 h

101 m

Along the trail to Mt. Mrzli vrh

by Janko Humar

Mountain tour | moderate

Mt. Mrzli vrh (1359 m), a steep ascent from the village of Zatolmin

12.5 km

1159 m

6:21 h

1159 m

by Peter Dakskobler

Jogging | easy

Tolminka trail run

10.7 km

230 m

1:30 h

230 m

Virje waterfall

by Trever Swelland

Hiking trail | easy

Slap Virje (Virje Waterfall)

9.5 km

326 m

2:00 h

324 m

Towards the Leskovca Mountain pasture

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Mountain tour | moderate

Tour from the Kuhinja Mountain pasture to Mt. Visoc vrh (1482 m)

19.1 km

1025 m

8:16 h

1035 m

Start of the trail to Mt. Žabijski vrh

by Mija Kokošin

Mountain tour | moderate

Ascent on Mt. Tolminski Triglav (1141 m) via Mt. Zabijski vrh (775 m)

10.1 km

880 m

4:52 h

880 m

Signs before the start of the trail to the waterfalls

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Brjeka footbridge.

by Trever Swelland

Hiking trail | easy

Brjeka trail

9.6 km

126 m

2:30 h

125 m

Mt. Meja rising behind the ridge which also leads towards Mt. Rušnati vrh

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Back-country skiing | difficult

Mt. Meja (1996 m)

9.6 km

1091 m

4:08 h

1091 m

Na poti od Mosta na Soči do Klavž

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Mt. Čisti vrh with Mt. Triglav and Mt. Kanjavec in the background

by Darjo Berra

Soča Trail sign

by Ksenija Vogrinc

On the Slapnik Mountain pasture

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Pot iz Robidišča poteka sprva po neobljudenem planotastem terenu

by Staša Mesec

Mountainbiking | difficult

E-cycling to Mt. Joanaz (Ivanac) – the junction of three worlds

21.6 km

555 m

3:31 h

553 m

S parkirišča sledimo smernim tablam

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Nadiža River beneath the village of Podbela

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Bicycle Ride | difficult

Sightseeing cycling tour to the village of Robidišče

44.5 km

731 m

5:14 h

731 m

On the razor Mountain pasture

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Začetna stezica skozi gozd

by Janko Humar

Mountain tour | easy

Kobilja glava

3.8 km

422 m

2:15 h

418 m

Mt. Vrh Laške Planje (left) and the Kaninski podi Plateau

by Darjo Berra

Mountain tour | moderate

Mt. Vrh Laške Planje (2448 m)

10.3 km

1400 m

7:09 h

1400 m

Na planini Kuk, desno piramidast Žabijski Kuk

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Mountain tour | difficult

Mt. Žabijski Kuk (1844 m) from the Kuk Mountain pasture

11.9 km

966 m

5:44 h

966 m

Above the edge of the forest with villages ni the Region of Veneto below

by Janko Humar

Pomladni start

by Katja Humar

Hiking trail | easy

Tour to Mt. Bučenica from the Labrca Restaurant

8.7 km

461 m

3:14 h

461 m

Edge of the forest, view of Mt. Črna prst

by Janko Humar

Starting point at the Kuk Mountain pasture

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Mountain tour | moderate

Mt. Vogel (1923 m), along the ridge above the Razor Mountain pasture

12.9 km

877 m

5:59 h

883 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

35.4 km

1061 m

5:04 h

1052 m

Rombon in Jerebica

Hiking trail | easy

Gorejca family hiking trail

3.8 km

97 m

1:12 h

76 m

Grassy slopes of Mt. Stol in the spring and Mt. triglav in the background

by Darjo Berra

Snowshoeing | difficult

Snowshoeing to Mt. Stol (1673 m)

21.0 km

938 m

8:59 h

938 m

Kolesarjenje Kobarid

by Uroš Švigelj

Road biking | easy

Cycling from Tolmin to Kobarid

16.2 km

131 m

1:09 h

90 m

The Trail Guardians

by Trever Swelland

Hiking trail | easy

Visna trail

5.1 km

226 m

1:30 h

223 m

Roadmen house

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Back-country skiing | difficult

Mt. Mali Razor (2191 m) – a little-known summit between Mt. Prisojnik and Mt. Razor

6.1 km

967 m

2:24 h

968 m

Grofova voda Spring

by Jože Munih

Hiking trail | moderate

Tour to the medicinal Grofova voda Spring

9.8 km

413 m

3:14 h

414 m

Zapleč and Zaprikraj Mountain pastures viewed from the trail towards the Vrata Mountain pass

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Globoški potok waterfall

by Trever Swelland

Hiking trail | easy

Globoški potok (waterfall)

1.6 km

103 m

1:00 h

5 m

Mt. Krasji vrh

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Mountain tour | moderate

Mt. Krasji vrh (1773 m), a mighty sightseeing hill above the Soča Valley

12.1 km

1023 m

5:54 h

1023 m

Along the snowless terrain to the first patch of snow

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Back-country skiing | difficult

Mt. Krn (2244 m), a ski touring destination that rarely disappoints

10.3 km

1247 m

4:31 h

1247 m

Počitek v dolini Lepene

by Tomo Jeseničnik

Road biking | moderate

Bike tour in Lepena valley

11.2 km

284 m

1:00 h

284 m

Sončni vzhod

by Jošt Gantar

Theme trail | easy

Livek Themed Trail

8.6 km

325 m

2:52 h

309 m

Along the trail from the cottage at the source of the Soča RIver

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Bovec Basin

by Darjo Berra

Hiking trail | moderate

Gozdec, a trip into the cool forests of Mt. Kanin

17.1 km

1746 m

7:23 h

1745 m

Top of Mt. Svinjak with the miniature tower

by Darjo Berra

Mountain tour | moderate

Mt. Svinjak (1653 m), Mt. Matterhorn of the Bovec area

7.8 km

1285 m

4:56 h

1287 m

Pogled z B postaje na Bovško kotlino (začetek poti)

by Jernej Kravanja

Mountain tour | moderate

The Kanin Mule Track – A Trace of History in the Kanin Forests

6.3 km

394 m

2:55 h

817 m

The tour starts at the military chapel in front of the village of Gabrje

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Mountain tour | difficult

Circular trail across Mt. Grmuč (1196 m) and Mt. Vodil vrh (1053 m)

10.4 km

1031 m

5:34 h

1059 m

Most na Soči

by Paolo Petrignani

Bavšica valley

by Trever Swelland

Hiking trail | easy

Bavšica valley trail

7.2 km

260 m

3:00 h

278 m

In front of the Idrska planina Mountain pasture

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Mountainbiking | difficult

Cycling to Mt. Matajur (1642 m)

29.7 km

814 m

4:26 h

1461 m

Cableway to Mt. Kanin

by Janko Humar

Via Ferrata | easy

Family-friendly via ferrata on Mt. Kanin

1.7 km

157 m

1:03 h

157 m

Mt. Veliki Babanski skedenj

by Darjo Berra

Mountain tour | moderate

Mt. Veliki Babanski skedenj (2117 m)

9.0 km

1947 m

6:22 h

1950 m

Sončni vzhod na Črni prsti

by Jošt Gantar

Mountain tour | moderate

Julian Alps: Črna Prst

5.7 km

1334 m

3:30 h

2 m

There are two trails leading to the first destination - Bes Chapel and the Planica Mountain pasture

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Mountain tour | moderate

From Koseč to the Zaslap Mountain pasture

13.7 km

899 m

5:39 h

899 m

Last section of the trail and Mt. Triglav on the right

by Darjo Berra

Hiking trail | moderate

Hiking trail to the Berebica Mountain pasture

11.2 km

1063 m

4:37 h

1064 m

Marijino Celje - Lig

by Nika Testen

Theme trail | moderate

Povezovalna pot treh svetišč

59.3 km

2847 m

10:00 h

2341 m

From the Kuhinja Mountain pasture to the Leskovca Mountain pasture

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Polog Mountain pasture

by Mija Kokošin

Bicycle Ride | easy

Cycling to the Polog Mountain pasture

18.4 km

586 m

3:19 h

586 m

Zadnja Trenta Valley - Zapoden Valley

by Darjo Berra

Snowshoeing | moderate

Snowshoeing in the Zapoden Valley (Zadnja Trenta Valley)

7.6 km

235 m

2:47 h

235 m

Fort Kluže

by Trever Swelland

Hiking trail | moderate

Zgodovinska pot (Historic Trail)

14.1 km

758 m

5:00 h

758 m

Above the Leskovca Mountain pasture

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Along the pasture above the first trough with drinking water

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Signs at the parking lot above the village of Avsa

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Back-country skiing | moderate

Peaceful tour from Avsa to Mt. Matajur (1642 m) and Mt. Mrzli vrh (1358 m)

11.3 km

852 m

2:53 h

852 m

Rapids along the Šunik Water grove

by David Štulc Zornik

Hiking trail | easy

Šunik Water grove

1.1 km

59 m

0:22 h

56 m

Autumn view of Mt. Krn from Mt. Kolovrat

by Janko Humar

Mountain tour | moderate

Mt. Krn (2244 m) from the Kuhinja Mountain pasture

13.6 km

1343 m

7:27 h

1321 m

Morning in Bovec

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Bicycle Ride | difficult

Cycling to the valley of Zadnja Trenta

55.2 km

765 m

5:30 h

766 m

The Bovec area

by Trever Swelland

Hiking trail | easy

Plajer Trail

5.3 km

336 m

2:00 h

336 m

In front of the village of Drežnica

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Gozdna cesta do planine

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Mountainbiking | difficult

Cycling to the ridge of Mt. Stol

44.6 km

1246 m

7:24 h

1237 m

Top of Mt. Rombon (2208 m) on the left

by Darjo Berra

Mountain tour | difficult

Mt. Rombon (2208 m), the finest sightseeing hill of the Bovec area

18.2 km

1763 m

8:10 h

1774 m

San Antonio

by Staša Mesec

Tolminka gorge

by Tomaž Ovčak

Theme trail | easy

Tolmin Gorges

2.0 km

202 m

1:30 h

202 m

A perfect location to view the valley

by Trever Swelland

Hiking trail | easy

Čelo Fortress Trail

8.7 km

357 m

2:30 h

339 m

A wooden cross at the top of Mangart.

by Trever Swelland

Mountain tour | moderate

Mount Mangart

3.0 km

426 m

2:00 h

428 m

Proti lovski koči pri izviru Tolminke

by Mija Kokošin

Hiking trail | easy

Izvir Tolminke

6.2 km

325 m

2:06 h

246 m

Blick vom Kolovrat auf Tolmin und Soca Tal

Long distance hiking trail | moderate

ST27 AAT: Tolmin - Tribil di Sopra

18.9 km

1282 m

7:30 h

840 m

Bovec panorama (Narnia)

by David Štulc Zornik

Long distance hiking trail | moderate

ST25 AAT: Bovec - Drežnica (Kobarid)

22.0 km

627 m

7:15 h

545 m

Cycling, Napoleon's Bridge across the Soča River

by Uroš Svigelj

Del zavarovane poti na poti Silva Korena

by Mija Kokošin

Mountain tour | difficult

Along the Silvo Koren route to Mt. Krn (2244 m)

16.6 km

3349 m

10:42 h

1747 m

Smerne table nad parkiriščem Pri koritu, zavijemo proti planini Zapleč

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Mountain tour | moderate

Mt. Lopatnik (2012 m)

10.7 km

1228 m

5:56 h

1228 m

Vrsic-Sattel

Long distance hiking trail | moderate

ST23 AAT: Kranjska Gora - Trenta

20.4 km

990 m

8:00 h

1179 m

Kobarid Historical Trail, along the Soča River, Kobarid

by Jošt Gantar

Theme trail | easy

Kobarid Historical Trail

7.4 km

286 m

2:40 h

273 m

Brv čez Sočo pri Jablanci

by Hannes Klausner

Bicycle Ride | moderate

Cycling tour to Kal Koritnica and Čezsoča

26.3 km

583 m

3:15 h

583 m

Mt. Kozlov rob and Tolmin viewed from Mt. Bučenica

by Janko Humar

Hiking trail | easy

Mt. Kozlov rob, a trip to the castle

3.7 km

203 m

1:00 h

204 m

Traditionelles Essen im Socatal

Long distance hiking trail | difficult

ST26 AAT: Drežnica (Kobarid) - Tolmin

21.9 km

771 m

8:00 h

1123 m

V steno uklesana pot poteka po strmih pobočjih Kolovrata

by Ksenija Vogrinc

View of Mt. mangart from the Mangart Mountain pass

Mountain tour | difficult

Tour to the Mangart Mountain pass along the former shepherds’ trails

14.7 km

1367 m

7:39 h

1366 m

Boka Waterfall

Hiking trail | moderate

Boka Waterfall and the Lipuc Bridge

10.9 km

211 m

3:16 h

201 m

Široko, Tolminska kotlina

by David Štulc Zornik

Theme trail | easy

Lom is my home

11.8 km

589 m

4:10 h

588 m

by Damjan Simčič

Bicycle Ride | moderate

Soška kolesarska pot

38.1 km

560 m

4:00 h

656 m

Beri Waterfall

by David Štulc Zornik

Hiking trail | easy

Beri Waterfall

8.8 km

281 m

2:44 h

300 m

Pogled od kapelice, kjer je izhodišče poti na Ivanac

by Staša Mesec

Mountain tour | moderate

Tour to Mt. Joanaz (Ivanac) (1167 m)

5.8 km

358 m

2:08 h

359 m

Brücke über die Soča

Long distance hiking trail | moderate

ST24 AAT: Trenta - Bovec

21.0 km

400 m

6:30 h

564 m

Loška Koritnica Valley

by Darjo Berra

Snowshoeing | moderate

Snowshoeing into the Loška Koritnica Valley

8.6 km

257 m

3:02 h

257 m

Chapel of the Christ the Redeemer on the top

by Janko Humar

Back-country skiing | moderate

Mt. Matajur (1642 m), ski touring to the Italian side of the mountain

7.4 km

656 m

2:00 h

645 m

Oznaka poti na Čičer

by Nika Testen

Theme trail | easy

Po poti naših prednikov Ročinj-Čičer-Ročinj

5.3 km

535 m

3:00 h

533 m

Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca, European heritage monument

by Janko Humar

Trail running | moderate

Polog Mountain pasture, a popular local jogging trail

8.7 km

366 m

1:15 h

367 m

On the shady side along the riverbed of the Mlinarica Stream

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Back-country skiing | difficult

Mt. Turn pod Razorjem (2348 m) – a skiing pearl in the Mlinarica Valley

7.2 km

1043 m

2:30 h

1043 m

Morning in Tolminske Ravne

by Janko Humar

Back-country skiing | moderate

Globoko Mountain pass and Mt. Rušnati vrh (1915 m)

10.8 km

1164 m

3:13 h

1189 m

Smerokaz pri parkirišču nad Drežniškimi Ravnami; gremo v smeri Krasjega vrha

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Mountain tour | moderate

Tracing the history to Mt Debeljak (1628 m)

8.8 km

857 m

4:34 h

857 m

Sunrise behind Mt. Porezen

by Janko Humar

Levo Krn, desno naš cilj Batognica

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Mountain tour | moderate

Mt. Batognica (2164 m), the closest neighbour of Mt. Krn

12.8 km

1128 m

6:53 h

1128 m

Waterfall in the Koseč Gorges

by Nace Uršič

Theme trail | easy

Circular trail through the Koseč Gorges

2.8 km

177 m

1:05 h

180 m

In front of the village of Drežnica

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Bicycle Ride | moderate

Cycling to the villages of Koseč and Magozd with a dessert

12.8 km

384 m

1:47 h

384 m

by Mitja Sodja

Hiking trail | difficult

JULIANA TRAIL: stage 8 Bohinj Bistrica - Podbrdo

13.7 km

770 m

8:00 h

782 m

by Mitja Sodja

Hiking trail | difficult

JULIANA TRAIL: stage 9 Podbrdo - Grahovo ob Bači

17.1 km

1010 m

6:30 h

1208 m

by Mitja Sodja

Hiking trail | moderate

JULIANA TRAIL: stage 10 Grahovo ob Bači - Most na Soči

30.5 km

1383 m

4:30 h

1452 m

by Mitja Sodja

Hiking trail | easy

JULIANA TRAIL: stage 11 Most na Soči - Tolmin

5.2 km

108 m

1:10 h

94 m

by Mitja Sodja

Hiking trail | moderate

JULIANA TRAIL: stage 12 Tolmin - Kobarid

16.0 km

125 m

3:50 h

77 m

by Mitja Sodja

Hiking trail | easy

JULIANA TRAIL: stage 13 Kobarid - Bovec

20.2 km

412 m

6:00 h

198 m

by Mitja Sodja

Hiking trail | moderate

JULIANA TRAIL: stage 14 Bovec - Log pod Mangartom

11.3 km

340 m

3:10 h

151 m

by Mitja Sodja

Hiking trail | difficult

JULIANA TRAIL: stage 15 Log pod Mangartom - Tarvisio (ITALY)

20.6 km

767 m

4:15 h

659 m

Publications

    Tolmin Gorges

    The Tolmin gorges are the lowest and southernmost entry point into the Triglav National Park and Tolmin’s most important sight of nature.

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    The Kobarid Historical Trail

    The Kobarid historical trail links places around Kobarid, where important historical, cultural and natural monuments can be seen. The trail is 5 km long.

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    Idrsko Historical Trail

    The trail leads from the town of Kobarid along the cultivated fields, past the watery Idrija stream and through the village of Idrsko.

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    The Soča Trail

    The Soča Trail (Soška pot), the first nature trail to be created in Triglav National Park runs along the Soča river from its source to the town of Bovec.

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    Waterfall Virje and the spring of Glijun

    The secret trails of the Kanin karst waters.

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    Julian Alps

    This publication includes images and texts introducing Alpine peaks and green hills, mysterious caves, and therapeutic water springs. Look through Alpine towns and villages, possibilities for an active holiday, tips for trips, culinary delights, and study a helpful map.

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