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Circular cycling tour through the Kobarid and Trnovo Gorges

Bike Riding · Julian Alps · Open
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  • Cycling, Napoleon's Bridge across the Soča River
    Cycling, Napoleon's Bridge across the Soča River
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A short non-demanding varied tour through the Kobarid and Trnovo Gorges.
Open
moderate
Distance 19.2 km
2:15 h
372 m
372 m
529 m
219 m
This easy circular cycling tour is also appropriate for families with older children. It is also pleasant during the summer months because the major part of the tour is routed along shady sections (except for the descent from the village of Drežnica to the town of Kobarid). 

Start in the centre of Kobarid and cycle along the main road towards the town of Bovec. At the end of Gregorčičeva street go down the road towards Kamp Lazar. Continue along the cycling road along the Soča River in the direction of the village of Trnovo ob Soči until you reach the Otona Pool (entry point for kayakers). From here, ascend back to the main road Kobarid – Bovec, cycle to Trnovo ob Soči, turn right towards the camp and cross the footbridge across the Soča River. Continue along the two-track forest gravel road to the village of Magozd and further to the village of Drežnica and descend back to Kobarid along the main road.

Author’s recommendation

During the summer months, there is a Hop On Hop Off shuttle bus running to the village of Drežnica which provides free-of-charge transportation of bicycles. By taking the bus during the hottest months you shorten the tour and avoid the difficult ascent. Shuttle bus timetable: https://www.soca-valley.com/en/soca-valley/sustainable-mobility/#Kobarid.
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Author
Andreja Jurkovic
Update: July 19, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
529 m
Lowest point
219 m
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Track types

Asphalt 5.36%Nature trail 3.73%Road 0.03%Unknown 90.86%
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1 km
Nature trail
0.7 km
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0 km
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17.4 km
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Rest stops

Restaurant Camp Lazar

Safety information

This tour is not demanding. The main road Kobarid-Bovec requires caution during the summer months due to the increased traffic volume. 

Tips and hints

You can stop in the village of Drežnica and visit the Batognica Private Museum Collection.

 

Start

Centre of Kobarid, in front of the Tourist information centre Kobarid (238 m)
Coordinates:
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46.247625, 13.579037
DMS
46°14'51.4"N 13°34'44.5"E
UTM
33T 390463 5122542
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Destination

Drežnica

Turn-by-turn directions

Start in the centre of Kobarid and cycle along the main road towards the town of Bovec. At the end of Gregorčičeva street go down the road towards Kamp Lazar. Continue along the cycling road along the Soča River in the direction of the village of Trnovo ob Soči until you reach the Otona Pool (entry point for kayakers). From here, ascend back to the main road Kobarid – Bovec, cycle to Trnovo ob Soči, turn right towards the camp and cross the footbridge across the Soča River. Continue along the two-track forest gravel road to the village of Magozd and further to the village of Drežnica and descend back to Kobarid along the main road.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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

Timetable: https://www.ap-ljubljana.si/en/.

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.

Coordinates

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46.247625, 13.579037
DMS
46°14'51.4"N 13°34'44.5"E
UTM
33T 390463 5122542
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Local brochure Drežnica.

Author’s map recommendations

Tourist and Bike map (Kobarid - Nadiške doline - Tolmin) scale: 1 : 55.000 (point of sell: Tourist info centre Kobarid).

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Equipment

Trekking bicycle and a cycling helmet.

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Status
Open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19.2 km
Duration
2:15 h
Ascent
372 m
Descent
372 m
Highest point
529 m
Lowest point
219 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Circular route Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Botanical highlights

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