Here is the list of top sights and places worth of visiting. You may not be able to visit them all, so consider returning! And, as said, consider sleeping in the upper valley of Soča, so, spending for the tour 2 days.
- Mojstrana. Mountain museum of Slovenia Mountaineering Organisation.
- Martuljek. Stupenduous view on Špik mountain and its neighbours.
- Kranjska Gora. Lively tourist resort, Jasna lake.
- Russian church. memorial church to Russian soldiers, just near the road on Vršič pass.
- Vršič pass. Excellent views all around. Very panoramic road on both sides.
- Julius Kugy monument. Just by the main road, before reaching down to Soča river.
- Mlinarica gorge. Some 20 min walk into the wonderful gorge below Kugy's monument.
- Alpinetum Juliana, Pri cerkvi (By the church) hamlet. Botanic garden and legendary hamlet.
- Na Logu. Šoča river exhibition.
- Soča village. World War I cemetery, further down the road wonderful gorges of Soča.
- Ravelnik. Open air museum (World War I posts), big cemetery.
- Bovec. Lively tourist resort.
- Boka waterfall. The strongest waterfall in Slovenia, more than 100 m high.
- Soča ponds. On many places you can descend down to the river. Otona pond is very nice.
- Napoleon bridge near Kobarid. The view on Soča again.
- Most na Soči. Nice lake and town.
Safety informationBe careful on the tour, a big part of it goes by the main road!
Tips and hintsCheck carefully the train schedules. On Sundays, for example the train leaves Nova Gorica at 17:20, so make sure that you are in Most na Soči some time at 17:30.
EquipmentAny quality bike to overcome big distance and ascend the steep road pass is suitable. A good mountain bike (with good gears) can do it as well.
Basic Equipment for Bicycle Touring
- 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)
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Bicycle Touring
- Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
- Puncture repair kit
- Replacement inner tube
- Tire levers
- Chain tool
- Hex keys
- Spoke wrench
- Zip ties
- 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
- Luggage system as required for length of journey: panniers with racks
- Handlebar / frame / saddle bags
- Mudguards recommended
- Tent (3- or 4-season)
- Stove (including fuel and utensils)
- Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
- Toiletries and medication
- Toilet paper
Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel
- Toiletries and medication
- Quick-drying towel
- Ear plugs
- Sleeping bag liner
- Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
- 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.