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.

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by arhiv Fundacije Poti Miru

Hiking trail | easy

Kobarid - History in the palm of your hand

SOČA VALLEY HIKING FESTIVAL 2019 Friday, September 27, 2019 Guided tour of Kobarid and the surroundings with the App Walk of Peace

6.0 km

3:00 h

192 m

182 m

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

A pleasant ascent to the place of meeting of the rebels and to the popular pilgrimage Church.

3.3 km

1:15 h

219 m

219 m

Big Gorge of the Soča river

by David Štulc Zornik

Theme trail | moderate

Soča trail

The Soča Trail is a nature trail taking visitors to the Triglav National Park along the Soča river from its source towards Bovec.

28.4 km

8:31 h

455 m

959 m

Mt. Kolovrat Highway

by Janko Humar

Hiking trail | easy

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

Today, the ridge of Mt. Kolovrat, which was the crucial area for the breakthrough at the Isonzo front 100 years ago, offers peace, silence and...

8.6 km

2:50 h

264 m

264 m

Virje waterfall

by Trever Swelland

Hiking trail | easy

Slap Virje (Virje Waterfall)

An easy two hour, 10km loop from the center of Bovec to the stunning Virje waterfall. 

9.5 km

2:00 h

196 m

200 m

Signs before the start of the trail to the waterfalls

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Hiking trail | difficult

Brinta Waterfall and Gregorčič Waterfall – hidden sights above the village of Selce

The land of waterfalls beneath the village of Vrsno boasts two wonderful waterfalls that can be reached along a demanding marked trail from...

3.0 km

1:22 h

256 m

256 m

Brjeka footbridge.

by Trever Swelland

Hiking trail | easy

Brjeka trail

A wonderful hike to familiarize yourself with the stunning colors of the Soča river. The turquoise waters of the Soča are unique, attracting...

9.6 km

2:30 h

126 m

125 m

Soča Trail sign

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Theme trail | moderate

Along the Soča River through the Kobarid Gorge to the village of Magozd and the Kozjak Waterfall

The Soča Trail, one of the finest themed trails of the valley, is surrounded by Mt. Krasji vrh and the ridge of Mt. Polovnik on the right and...

8.1 km

3:09 h

294 m

294 m

Soča river small gorge

by David Štulc Zornik

Hiking trail | easy

Soška pot 1/2 - Festival Pohodništva 2019

FESTIVAL POHODNIŠTVA DOLINA SOČE 2019 Petek, 20. september 2019, Dvodnevni voden pohod po najdaljši naravoslovni poti Triglavskega narodnega...

12.7 km

5:00 h

228 m

690 m

The Trail Guardians

by Trever Swelland

Hiking trail | easy

Visna trail

A short hour and a half 5 km loop through the upper farms of the Bovec basin, offering panoramic views of the Soča valley.           ...

5.1 km

1:30 h

226 m

223 m

Grofova voda Spring

by Jože Munih

Hiking trail | moderate

Tour to the medicinal Grofova voda Spring

This undemanding and dynamic circular trail offers a special experience in the area of the famous medicinal Grofova voda Spring, waterfalls...

9.8 km

3:14 h

413 m

414 m

Globoški potok waterfall

by Trever Swelland

Hiking trail | easy

Globoški potok (waterfall)

A short 3km out-and-back trail from the town of Žaga, leading to the multi tier waterfall on the trail of Globoški potok.           ...

1.6 km

1:00 h

103 m

5 m

Podbrdo, Baška grapa

by Jošt Gantar

Hiking trail |

Juliana Trail 1/3 - Festival pohodništva 2019

FESTIVAL POHODNIŠTVA DOLINA SOČE 2019 Sobota, 21. september 2019,

12.7 km

5:06 h

733 m

875 m

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

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Hiking trail | moderate

Zapotoški slapovi Waterfalls, natural sight in gable end of the Zadnja Trenta Valley

The Suhi potok Stream creates wonderful waterfalls hidden in the embrace of the gable end of the Zadnja Trenta Valley. You can reach and admire...

7.1 km

2:10 h

236 m

232 m

Bovec Basin

by Darjo Berra

Hiking trail | moderate

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

This hiking trail takes you into the cool forests of Mt. Kanin. Several sections of this trail offer splendid views of the Bovec Basin and the...

15.9 km

6:50 h

1694 m

1696 m

Reka Soča, Volarje

by Jošt Gantar

Hiking trail |

Juliana Trail 2/3 - Festival pohodništva 2019

FESTIVAL POHODNIŠTVA DOLINA SOČE 2019 Sobota, 28. september 2019

16.6 km

4:31 h

135 m

98 m

Most na Soči

by Paolo Petrignani

Theme trail | easy

Čez most po modrost: a cultural-historical trail along Most na Soči

This cultural-historical trail takes you through the three millennia of Most na Soči.

6.2 km

3:00 h

125 m

125 m

Bavšica valley

by Trever Swelland

Hiking trail | easy

Bavšica valley trail

A great trail to view the amazing Bavšica valley in its entirety, passing by the historic Kluže fortress and the turquoise waters of the...

7.2 km

3:00 h

260 m

278 m

Reka Soča, Trnovo ob Soči

by Jošt Gantar

Hiking trail |

Juliana Trail 3/3 - Festival pohodništva 2019

FESTIVAL POHODNIŠTVA DOLINA SOČE 2019 Sobota, 5. oktober 2019,

13.7 km

4:22 h

334 m

215 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

This pleasant hiking trail takes you above the Trenta Valley along an old winding military mule trail.

11.2 km

4:37 h

1063 m

1064 m

Fort Kluže

by Trever Swelland

Hiking trail | moderate

Zgodovinska pot (Historic Trail)

A roundtrip tour from the center of Bovec passing by historical highlights of the First World War as well as offering stunning views of the...

14.1 km

5:00 h

758 m

758 m

Rapids along the Šunik Water grove

by David Štulc Zornik

Hiking trail | easy

Šunik Water grove

This short hiking trail leads into the positive bioenergy environment of pools, rapids and waterfalls of the Lepenjica Stream.

1.1 km

0:22 h

59 m

56 m

In front of the village of Drežnica

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Hiking trail | moderate

Curk Waterfall – a 70-metre waterfall above the village of Drežniške Ravne

This waterfall is falling across precipitous red walls. It can be reached along an attractive trail which offers splendid views. This waterfall...

5.0 km

1:54 h

344 m

344 m

The Bovec area

by Trever Swelland

Hiking trail | easy

Plajer Trail

A 6 km loop from the center of Bovec. Perfect for those looking to get a birds eye view of the town of Bovec, while also getting a glimpse of...

5.3 km

2:00 h

336 m

336 m

Tolminka gorge

by Tomaž Ovčak

Theme trail | easy

Tolminska korita

Tolmin Gorges, the common name for the Tolminka and Zadlaščica gorge, are one of the most magnificent natural sites in the region.

2.0 km

1:30 h

202 m

202 m

A perfect location to view the valley

by Trever Swelland

Hiking trail | easy

Čelo Fortress Trail

A round trip trail to the historic Čelo fortress that played an important role in the Austro-Hungarian defense of the Bovec Valley from an...

8.7 km

2:30 h

357 m

339 m

Proti lovski koči pri izviru Tolminke

by Mija Kokošin

Hiking trail | easy

Izvir Tolminke

Razgibana krožna pešpot, zelo primerna za družine. Pri izviru Tolminke se odpre pokrajina, ki je v objemu hribov prava paša za oči. Na...

6.2 km

2:06 h

325 m

246 m

Blick vom Kolovrat auf Tolmin und Soca Tal

Long distance hiking trail | moderate

ST27 AAT: Tolmin - Tribil di Sopra

On this “peace stage” you will cross the border between Slovenia and Italy. Your route takes you past valleys, rolling hills, an open air...

19.0 km

7:30 h

1292 m

852 m

Wasserfall Virje

by David Štulc Zornik

Hiking trail | easy

Virje Waterfall

This magical spot next to the Virje Waterfall is the perfect destiantion for all who enjoy relaxation, couples and photographers.

3.5 km

1:08 h

112 m

112 m

Bovec panorama (Narnia)

by David Štulc Zornik

Long distance hiking trail | moderate

ST25 AAT: Bovec - Drežnica (Kobarid)

A large part of this picturesque stage runs along the left bank of the River Soča, before turning away from the river towards the end of this...

22.0 km

7:15 h

410 m

336 m

Javorca - EUROPEAN HERITAGE LABEL

by Gorazd Kutin

Theme trail | easy

Polog – vznemirljiva dolina miru

FESTIVAL POHODNIŠTVA DOLINA SOČE 2019Sobota, 21. september 2019 Tradicija izdelave sira Tolminc - pokušina sira - izvir reke Tolminke -...

9.7 km

5:30 h

436 m

428 m

Vrsic-Sattel

Long distance hiking trail | moderate

ST23 AAT: Kranjska Gora - Trenta

This stage leads via the Vršič Pass, the highest mountain pass in the Julian Alps. Hikers can enjoy the picturesque view of the stunning...

20.5 km

8:00 h

918 m

1108 m

Kobarid Historical Trail, along the Soča River, Kobarid

by Jošt Gantar

Theme trail | easy

Kobarid Historical Trail

This mandatory tour for all visitors of the town of Kobarid connects natural sights and important historical monuments.

7.4 km

2:40 h

286 m

273 m

Mt. Kozlov rob and Tolmin viewed from Mt. Bučenica

by Janko Humar

Hiking trail | easy

Mt. Kozlov rob, a trip to the castle

A trip to the castle, as the locals call the ascent to Mt. Kozlov rob, is a pleasant tour along the educational forest trail to the ruins of...

3.7 km

1:00 h

205 m

203 m

Traditionelles Essen im Socatal

Long distance hiking trail | difficult

ST26 AAT: Drežnica (Kobarid) - Tolmin

This stage is steeped in history – on former military paths and across the Alpine meadows of the Triglav National Park – and combines...

21.9 km

8:00 h

726 m

1079 m

Boka Waterfall

Hiking trail | moderate

Boka Waterfall and the Lipuc Bridge

This circular hiking trail offers two superb sights: Boka Waterfall – the mightiest waterfall in Slovenia and the Lipuc Bridge in the vicinity...

10.9 km

3:16 h

211 m

201 m

Beri Waterfall

by David Štulc Zornik

Hiking trail | easy

Beri Waterfall

 This undemanding partially marked circular trail leads from the town of Tolmin to the Beri Waterfall. It offers pleasant relaxation in all...

8.8 km

2:44 h

281 m

300 m

Brücke über die Soča

Long distance hiking trail | moderate

ST24 AAT: Trenta - Bovec

This stage follows the marked, well-kept Soča Trail and leads almost continuously along the emerald green Soča River and at the same time...

21.0 km

6:30 h

325 m

489 m

Big Soča Gorge

by Jošt Gantar

Hiking trail | easy

Soška pot 2/2 - Festival Pohodništva 2019

FESTIVAL POHODNIŠTVA DOLINA SOČE 2019 Petek, 21. september 2019, Dvodnevni voden pohod po najdaljši naravoslovni poti Triglavskega narodnega...

13.3 km

5:00 h

178 m

220 m

Waterfall in the Koseč Gorges

by Nace Uršič

Theme trail | easy

Circular trail through the Koseč Gorges

Beneath the village of Koseč you can visit to 60-metre-deep Koseč Gorges. The arranged circular hiking trail takes you past the numerous...

4.2 km

1:30 h

233 m

233 m

by Jože Munih

Hiking trail |

Obisk staroverskega svetišča Babje jame - Festival pohodništva 2019

FESTIVAL POHODNIŠTVA DOLINA SOČE 2019 Sobota, 4. oktober 2019 Obiskali bomo najprej zdravilni izvir Pod grmom z zemeljsko energijsko točko,...

4.6 km

1:42 h

235 m

235 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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