Hiking in the Soča Valley

Hiking in the Soča Valley

Soča Valley Hiking Festival

Experience the palette of autumn colours in all its beauty and discover the monuments of the past under the guidance of experienced guides.

Alpe Adria Trail

Alpe-Adria-Trail connects the three regions of Carinthia, Slovenia and Friuli Venezia Giulia in a total of 43 stages.

Long-distance trails

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.

Thematic and tourist trails

There are many circular and thematic trails, which acquaint visitors with the heritage of these places. It is possible to combine sightseeing with a walking or a hiking tour. It is also possible to go for a ramble in the woods and gorges, and there are plenty of footpaths leading to mountain villages above the valleys.

Mountain trails

The Soča Valley boasts the tallest and mightiest peaks of the Julian Alps. Marked trails lead from the valley to wild and untamed corners high in the mountains, including Triglav (2864 m), Slovenia's highest mountain.

Guidelines for safety and guides

Make sure you are safe in the mountains and hike accompanied by a guide.

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

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by arhiv Fundacije Poti Miru

Hiking trail | easy

Kobarid - History in the palm of your hand

6.0 km

192 m

3:00 h

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

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

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

Pohod po Bevkovi poti

by Alenka Zgaga

Hiking trail | moderate

9. Hike along the Bevk trail - Soča Valley Hiking Festival

17.5 km

1483 m

7:19 h

1170 m

by David Štulc Zornik

Virje waterfall

by Trever Swelland

Hiking trail | easy

Slap Virje (Virje Waterfall)

9.5 km

196 m

2:00 h

200 m

Signs before the start of the trail to the waterfalls

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Pohod po Bevkovi poti

by Alenka Zgaga

Hiking trail | moderate

9. Hike along the Bevk trail - Soča Valley Hiking Festival

11.8 km

664 m

4:22 h

350 m

Brjeka footbridge.

by Trever Swelland

Hiking trail | easy

Brjeka trail

9.6 km

126 m

2:30 h

125 m

Soča Trail sign

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Soča river small gorge

by David Štulc Zornik

Hiking trail | easy

Soča Trail 1/2 - Soča Valley Hiking Festival 2019

12.7 km

228 m

5:00 h

690 m

Tematska pot Na svoji zemlji

by Alenka Zgaga

Hiking trail | easy

Tematska pot Na svoji zemlji

7.2 km

281 m

4:00 h

270 m

The Trail Guardians

by Trever Swelland

Hiking trail | easy

Visna trail

5.1 km

226 m

1:30 h

223 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

Globoški potok waterfall

by Trever Swelland

Hiking trail | easy

Globoški potok (waterfall)

1.6 km

103 m

1:00 h

5 m

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

by Ksenija Vogrinc

Podbrdo, Baška grapa

by Jošt Gantar

Hiking trail |

Juliana Trail 1/3 - SOČA VALLEY HIKING FESTIVAL 2019

12.7 km

733 m

5:06 h

875 m

Bovec Basin

by Darjo Berra

Hiking trail | moderate

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

15.9 km

1694 m

6:50 h

1696 m

Reka Soča, Volarje

by Jošt Gantar

Hiking trail |

Juliana Trail 2/3 - SOČA VALLEY HIKING FESTIVAL 2019

17.1 km

140 m

4:38 h

92 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

Reka Soča, Trnovo ob Soči

by Jošt Gantar

Hiking trail |

Juliana Trail 3/3 - SOČA VALLEY HIKING FESTIVAL 2019

13.7 km

334 m

4:22 h

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

11.2 km

1063 m

4:37 h

1064 m

Fort Kluže

by Trever Swelland

Hiking trail | moderate

Zgodovinska pot (Historic Trail)

14.1 km

758 m

5:00 h

758 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

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

Tolminka gorge

by Tomaž Ovčak

Theme trail | easy

Tolminska korita

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

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

19.0 km

1292 m

7:30 h

852 m

Wasserfall Virje

by David Štulc Zornik

Hiking trail | easy

Virje Waterfall

3.5 km

112 m

1:08 h

112 m

Bovec panorama (Narnia)

by David Štulc Zornik

Long distance hiking trail | moderate

ST25 AAT: Bovec - Drežnica (Kobarid)

22.0 km

410 m

7:15 h

336 m

by Jošt Gantar

Hiking trail | moderate

Hike along the Huljo trail - Soča Valley Hiking Festival 2019

7.5 km

496 m

2:57 h

496 m

Javorca - EUROPEAN HERITAGE LABEL

by Gorazd Kutin

Theme trail | easy

Polog - an exciting valley of peace

9.7 km

436 m

5:30 h

428 m

Vrsic-Sattel

Long distance hiking trail | moderate

ST23 AAT: Kranjska Gora - Trenta

20.5 km

918 m

8:00 h

1108 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

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

205 m

1:00 h

203 m

by Jošt Gantar

Hiking trail | easy

Hike along the Huljo trail - Soča Valley Hiking Festival 2019

4.2 km

161 m

1:33 h

161 m

Traditionelles Essen im Socatal

Long distance hiking trail | difficult

ST26 AAT: Drežnica (Kobarid) - Tolmin

21.9 km

726 m

8:00 h

1079 m

Boka Waterfall

Hiking trail | moderate

Boka Waterfall and the Lipuc Bridge

10.9 km

211 m

3:16 h

201 m

Beri Waterfall

by David Štulc Zornik

Hiking trail | easy

Beri Waterfall

8.8 km

281 m

2:44 h

300 m

Brücke über die Soča

Long distance hiking trail | moderate

ST24 AAT: Trenta - Bovec

21.0 km

325 m

6:30 h

489 m

Big Soča Gorge

by Jošt Gantar

Hiking trail | easy

Soča Trail 1/2 - Soča Valley Hiking Festival 2019

13.3 km

178 m

5:00 h

220 m

Waterfall in the Koseč Gorges

by Nace Uršič

Theme trail | easy

Circular trail through the Koseč Gorges

4.2 km

233 m

1:30 h

233 m

by Jože Munih

Pohod po Bevkovi poti

by Alenka Zgaga

Hiking trail | easy

9. Hike along the Bevk trail - Soča Valley Hiking Festival

2.5 km

261 m

1:04 h

10 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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