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Cycling to Tolminske Ravne

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You will have no chance to rest along this constantly ascending cycling tour to the village of Tolminske Ravne where all your efforts will be paid off with a magnificent view of the surrounding peaks. 
difficult
Distance 23.7 km
4:49 h
1,104 m
1,084 m
The layout of this excellent panoramic cycling tour for well-prepared cyclists is routed past a spring, through the village of Zadlaz - Žabče, across the Zadlaščica River, past a small hydroelectric power plant and along the road to the village of Tolminske Ravne where a splendid view opens across the nearby meadows, to the surrounding peaks and all the way to the Razor Mountain pasture, which is approximately 90 minutes of walking away. The tour is very suitable for hot summer days because more than a half of it is routed through the forest and along shady sections where you can enjoy in peace without encountering a lot of traffic.  Along the trail, you can visit Tehnika Krn, a partisan printing shop, which you can only access on foot. If you decide to visit it, you will be able to reach it along a narrow and steep trail in approximately 90 minutes. On the return from Tolminske Ravne, you will come across the Devil’s Bridge with a wonderful view of the gorges of the Tolminka River and the World War I Austro-Hungarian cemetery at Loče which is also well worth visiting.

Author’s recommendation

Make sure to bring a sufficient supply of water and refreshments.
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Mija Kokošin
Update: October 24, 2020
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
915 m
Lowest point
176 m
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Safety information

A normal amount of caution should be exercised along this tour, especially when descending along the forest trail towards the village of Zadlaz - Čadrg.

Tips and hints

At approximately one half of the trail towards the village of Tolminske Ravne, a sign Tehnika Krn will direct you to a footpath into a ravine where a hidden wartime printing shop is still standing.

Start

Parking lot next to the Brajda Sports Park in Tolmin (193 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.181788, 13.732131
DMS
46°10'54.4"N 13°43'55.7"E
UTM
33T 402148 5115027
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Destination

Tolminske Ravne

Turn-by-turn directions

From the town of Tolmin, drive along the main road towards the city of Ljubljana and turn left towards the village of Žabče approximately 300 metres after you cross the bridge. In the centre of the village, start following the signs for the village of Tolminske Ravne and follow the local road for 11 kilometres until you reach Tolminske Ravne. Return along the same road until you reach the trail towards the Tehnika Krn printing shop. Just before you reach this junction, you can notice a red sign on the right indicating the footpath leading to Tolmin. Turn right and start following the trail through the forest all the way to the village of Zadlaz - Čadrg. When you arrive to the village, descend down the road towards Tolmin, cross the Devil’s Bridge and continue to the restaurant in the vicinity of the Tolmin Gorges. Turn left here and continue along the cart track across the meadows and along the road through the forest. Pass the World War I military cemetery at Loče and continue along the Tolminka River until you reach the junction where you have to turn right towards the centre of Tolmin. After approximately 500 metres, you will reach the church where you have to turn left towards your destination which is 300 metres away.

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Public transport

Train: Daily lines to Ljubljana, Bohinjska Bistrica and Nova Gorica.

Timetable: https://www.slo-zeleznice.si/sl/potniki/vozni-redi.

Getting there

From Nova Gorica: Nova Gorica - Kanal - Tolmin.

From Ljubljana: Ljubljana - Idrija - Tolmin.

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

From Bovec: Bovec - Kobarid - Tolmin.

Parking

Free parking is available at the gravel parking lot next to the Brajda Sports Park.

Coordinates

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46.181788, 13.732131
DMS
46°10'54.4"N 13°43'55.7"E
UTM
33T 402148 5115027
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Cycling equipment and clothing appropriate to the season.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
23.7 km
Duration
4:49 h
Ascent
1,104 m
Descent
1,084 m
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