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Tour into the Loška Koritnica Valley

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  • Upper part of the Loška Koritnica Valley
    / Upper part of the Loška Koritnica Valley
    Photo: Andreja Križnič, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Loška Koritnica Valley
    Photo: Andreja Križnič, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Forest road
    Photo: Andreja Križnič, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Old homestead in the valley
    Photo: Andreja Križnič, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / End of the tour
    Photo: Andreja Križnič, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / View of Mt. Jalovec and Mt. Mangart from the mountain pasture
    Photo: Andreja Križnič, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / View of Mt. Jerebica from the mountain pasture
    Photo: Andreja Križnič, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Remains of snow on the avalanche area
    Photo: Andreja Križnič, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Loška stena Mountain wall
    Photo: Andreja Križnič, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Crystal clear Koritnica River
    Photo: Andreja Križnič, Turizem Dolina Soce
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This nice family appropriate cycling will take you into the unpopulated parts of the Loška Koritnica Valley. The tour ends in the intact nature of the Triglav Natural Park beneath the mighty Mt. Mangart and Mt. Jalovec. You can prolong this short tour by visiting the village of Log pod Mangartom and its numerous sights.
easy
Distance 8.4 km
2:00 h
247 m
247 m
In previous times Log pod Mangartom played a very important role because important transport routes were routed through this area. You will be amazed by the amphitheatre of the fifteen 2000-metre-high mountains surrounding the valley. Amongst all of the sights and wonders of this small corner of the world you will find the upper part of the Loška Koritnica Valley, which is carved beneath Mt. Mangart and Mt. Jalovec, somewhat neglected. However, solitude and tranquillity represent important assets in addition to all of the wonders of the Alpine world. Cycle from the village of Log pod Mangartom into the Loška Koritnica Valley. Pass the hydroelectric power plant and continue into the peaceful valley. The trail is nicely routed along the water which you can reach at several sections. The cycling tour ends on one of the higher altitude mountain pastures. When you reach the end of the trail you can enjoy in wonderful views, refresh yourself in the clear Koritnica Stream or hike further along the trail to Mt. Jalovec.

Author’s recommendation

You should bring a sufficient amount of food and drinks. Log pod Mangartom with its surrounding area is also known as the valley of hundreds of waterfalls and offers numerous sights and wonders, which are, however, predominantly out of sight. Apart from the Loška Koritnica Valley it is well worth to visit the Fratarica Waterfalls, which are hidden in a cool hollow only a stone’s throw from the parking lot. Another interesting sight worth visiting is “Štoln” – a tunnel which used to connect the village with the nearby village of Cave del Predil. This tunnel served as drainage for the mine in Cave del Predil, as a shortcut for workers from Log pod Mangartom and as an important connection during World War I. From here you can continue along the trail to the pool of the Gorejca Stream which is appropriate for swimming and whose water temperature can even reach 20 ºC. There are four waterfalls in the vicinity of the small lake. On your return, you can also visit the Koritnica Gorge in the lower part of the Koritnica River at Fort Hermann and at the Kluže fortress.
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Author
Andreja Križnič
Update: October 20, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
894 m
Lowest point
657 m
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Safety information

The trail is drivable during the summer months when there is no snow.

Start

Log pod Mangartom (667 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.408498, 13.603998
DMS
46°24'30.6"N 13°36'14.4"E
UTM
33T 392703 5140382
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Destination

Upper part of the Loška Koritnica Valley

Turn-by-turn directions

Almost at the end of the village in the direction of the Predel Mountain pass, just after you cross the bridge across the Predelica Stream, turn right into the Loška Koritnica Valley. Keep cycling along the main road and follow the signs for the Loška Koritnica Valley. You will initially cycle along the paved road and continue along a gravel road. When you reach the ramp, continue along a forest road in the central part of the Triglav National Park. The trail here is in somewhat poor condition but drivable. You will notice a nice homestead on your left and a mountain pasture in the background where the cycling tour ends. Return along the same trail.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

You can find information about public transportation in the Soča Valley here.

Getting there

Drive to the village of Log pod Mangartom along the road Bovec-Predel.

Parking

Large parking lot behind the bridge across the Predelica Stream before the road starts to ascend towards the Predel Mountain pass. Small parking lot at the junction towards the Loška Koritnica Valley.

Coordinates

DD
46.408498, 13.603998
DMS
46°24'30.6"N 13°36'14.4"E
UTM
33T 392703 5140382
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Equipment

Cycling equipment. Basic bicycle and tyre repair tool kit, spare tyre and air pump. If you decide to visit the Fratarica Waterfalls, the pool of the Gorejca Stream or the Gorejca Waterfalls you have to use appropriate sports footwear. 

The nearest bicycle service is in Bovec.

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
8.4 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
247 m
Descent
247 m
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