Share
Bookmark
Print
GPX
KML
Plan a route here
Embed
Fitness
Bicycle Ride

Cycling from Kobarid to the Kuhinja Mountain pasture

Bicycle Ride · Julian Alps · open
Responsible for this content
Turizem Dolina Soce Verified partner  Explorers Choice 
  • Krn
    / Krn
    Photo: Peter Immich, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • Sleme Mountain pasture
    / Sleme Mountain pasture
    Photo: Miljko Lesjak, Turizem Dolina Soče
  • Napoleon's Bridge
    / Napoleon's Bridge
    Photo: Uroš Švigelj, Turizem Dolina Soče
  • Birth house of Simon Gregorčič
    / Birth house of Simon Gregorčič
    Photo: Damjan Leban, Turizem Dolina Soče
Map / Cycling from Kobarid to the Kuhinja Mountain pasture
300 600 900 1200 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 TIC Kobarid Kobarid Museum Historical ethnological collection Od planine do Planike Kirche Sv. Anton mit Gefallenenehrenmal Die Napoleon-Brücke The Stone Mushroom

This nice cycling tour is appropriate for physically prepared cyclists and leads to the Kuhinja Mountain pasture – mountaineering starting point for ascents on Mt. Krn. During the summer months, there is a Hop On Hop Off shuttle bus with enough space for bicycles running from the town of Kobarid to the Kuhinja Mountain pasture and back. You can also take this tour in only one direction. 
open
moderate
12.7 km
2:56 h
840 m
101 m
This cycling tour to the Kuhinja Mountain pasture is appropriate for physically prepared cyclists because it ascends all the way to the parking lot on the Kuhinja Mountain pasture. You can complete this tour with short or long ascents to the nearby hills in the vicinity of the Kuhinja Mountain pasture. It is routed along the road and is also appropriate for e-bicycles.

The trail starts in the historical town of Kobarid passes the Kobarid Museum and the Planika Kobarid Dairy and leads to the Napoleon's bridge across the Soča River. Here, it continues towards the village of Ladra where it turns towards the village of Smast and continues along the road to the village of Krn. Along the trail towards the Kuhinja Mountain pasture, you can make a short stop in the village of Vrsno which is the birthplace of the poet Simon Gregorčič where you can visit his birth house. Continue ascending along the road through the forest until you reach the village of Krn from where you only have to overcome the last ascent until you reach the parking lot on the Kuhinja Mountain pasture which is a popular starting point for hiking tours. During the summer months, there is a Hop On Hop Off shuttle bus with enough space for bicycles running from the town of Kobarid to the Kuhinja Mountain pasture and back. You can also take this tour in only one direction. 

Author’s recommendation

In the historical town of Kobarid you can visit natural and cultural sights connected in the Kobarid Historical Trail.
outdooractive.com User
Author
Anja Skočir
Updated: May 24, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
978 m
Lowest point
203 m
Best time of year
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Rest Stop

Kuhinja-Alm

Safety information

During the main tourist season, the road to the Kuhinja Mountain pasture becomes busier. Certain sections of the road are quite narrow, which is why we recommend caution when meeting other vehicles.

Equipment

Safety helmet, technically flawless bicycle, appropriate clothing, drinks.

Tips, hints and links

From the middle of June to the end of August, there is a Hop On Hop Off shuttle bus with enough space for bicycles running from the town of Kobarid to the Kuhinja Mountain pasture and back.

Parking lot on the Kuhinja Mountain pasture is located in the immediate vicinity of several high-mountain pastures beneath Mt. Krn where you can buy cheese, curd and other dairy products during the summer months.

Parking lot on the Kuhinja Mountain pasture is a popular starting point for climbing tours to Mt. Krn and the nearby mountains.

From this parking lot you can also take shorter tours, such as the tour to the Krn megalithic circle and similar tours.

Start

Centre of Kobarid (238 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.247647, 13.579132
UTM
33T 390471 5122544

Destination

Kuhinja Mountain pasture

Turn-by-turn directions

The trail descends from the town of Kobarid to the Napoleon's bridge which connects both banks of the Soča River and provides splendid views of the Soča River and its gorges. After you cross the bridge, continue towards the village of Ladra. After a few kilometres, turn in the village of Ladra towards the village of Smast and continue along the paved road which ascends through the village of Vrsno which is the birthplace of the poet Simon Gregorčič. Behind the village, the road becomes even steeper and narrower and continues through the forest to the village of Krn. When you arrive to the village of Krn you only have to overcome the last ascent until you reach the gravel parking lot on the Kuhinja Mountain pasture which is also a popular starting point for hiking tours on Mt. Krn and the surrounding mountains. Return along the same road.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

From the middle of June to the end of August, there is a Hop On Hop Off shuttle bus with enough space for bicycles running from the town of Kobarid to the Kuhinja Mountain pasture and back.

You can get to the town of Kobarid by bus from the direction of Ljubljana, Nova Gorica and Bovec.

Timetable: www.ap-ljubljana.si.

Getting there

From Nova Gorica: Nova Gorica - Kanal - Tolmin - Kobarid.

From Ljubljana: Ljubljana - Idrija - Tolmin - Kobarid.

From Bled/Bohinj: Bled - Bohinjska Bistrica - Soriška planina - Podbrdo - Tolmin - Kobarid.

From Kranjska Gora: Kranjska Gora - Bovec - Kobarid. 

Parking

Parking is available at the parking lot in the centre of Kobarid in the vicinity of the Kobarid Community Centre. Payable parking is available at the Napoleon’s Bridge across the Soča River which fills up quickly during the main season. Parking is also available in the vicinity of the cemetery. All parking lots are marked in the Kobarid Historical Trail leaflet.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Tourist and Bike map (Kobarid - Nadiške doline - Tolmin) scale: 1 : 55.000, available in TIC Kobarid and Tolmin.

Recommended maps for this region:

show more


Questions & answers

Pose the first question

You have a question concerning this content? Here is the right place to ask it.


Reviews

Write your first review

Be the first to review and help others.


Photos of others


Status
open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.7 km
Duration
2:56 h
Ascent
840 m
Descent
101 m
Public transport friendly In and out Scenic With refreshment stops Cultural/historical value Geological highlights Botanical highlights

Statistics

: h
 km
 m
 m
Highest point
 m
Lowest point
 m
Show elevation profile Hide elevation profile
For changing the range of view, push the arrows together.