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Bicycle Ride recommended route Stage 4

JULIANA BIKE - stage 4: Bovec - Tolmin

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To the Kuhinja pasture in the Krn mountain range and to the Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca.
difficult
Distance 52.4 km
7:50 h
1,595 m
1,794 m
Start along the Soča River and ride uphill through the villages below Krn mountain to the sunny Kuhinja pasture, uphill to the Pretovč Saddle and descend via the Zatolminske planine pastures to the memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca and along the Tolminka River to Tolmin.

Author’s recommendation

The trail is marked with blue signposts and markers indicating a mountain biking loop. We recommend using the Krn Map, issued by Planinska Zveza Slovenije (Alpine Association of Slovenia).

This stage involves the highest difference in altitude and runs on the most demanding surfaces along the Juliana Bike trail. Less prepared and skilled bikers are recommended to divide this stage into two stages and spend one night at the Koča na planini Kuhinja mountain hut (make a reservation in advance!).

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Update: July 22, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,189 m
Lowest point
179 m
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Safety information

The descent via the Zatolminske planine pastures runs along a stone unpaved road, so ride carefully. Please do not scare the grazing cattle.

Tips and hints

  • Tourist Information Centres
  • Recommended accommodation
  • There many interesting views, so take time to enjoy them.
  • Plan enough time to visit Javorca (timetable!) and the Tolmin Gorge.

Start

Čezsoča (368 m, E 13.55024904, N 46.32061718) (369 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.320617, 13.550249
DMS
46°19'14.2"N 13°33'00.9"E
UTM
33T 388393 5130692
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Destination

Tolmin (194,1 m, E 13.7330284 ; N 46.18269613)

Turn-by-turn directions

Descend from Čezsoča along the left bank of the Soča River to the bridge in Trnovo ob Soči, turn left uphill towards Magozd, Drežnica and Koseč villages that are located on a wide natural ledge below Mt Krn. From Koseč descend along unpaved roads and a forest road to Libišnje and continue uphill along a paved road through Vrsno and Krn villages to the Koča na planini Kuhinja mountain hut.

Rest and have a snack because you are headed for a steep climb along the rough trail to Pretovč Saddle, where you will probably have to walk alongside your bike for some time. Descend across the Zatolminske planine pastures to the Tolminka Valley. Take some time to visit the Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca, the most beautiful monument dedicated to World War I in Slovenia. Continue along an unpaved road above the Tolminka Gorge, past the Tolmin Gorges that are worth a visit. Soon you will arrive at Tolmin.

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Coordinates

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46.320617, 13.550249
DMS
46°19'14.2"N 13°33'00.9"E
UTM
33T 388393 5130692
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Equipment

Mountain bike, gloves and helmet, first aid kit, clothes for windy and cold weather.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
52.4 km
Duration
7:50 h
Ascent
1,595 m
Descent
1,794 m
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