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DOLINA SOČE I2: Bovec - Stol - Kobarid

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m 1500 1000 500 50 40 30 20 10 km Kopanje v smaragdni reki Soči Kobariški muzej Stol (kobariški) (1673 m) Izvir pitne vode Stol/Breginj TIC Kobarid Izvir pitne vode Sedlo TIC Bovec Reka Nadiža
This is a very attractive and interesting whole-day tour. Along the green Soča River, along the wild Učje Valley, across the Stol slopes, with views stretching towards the Božca pastures, a descend to the Nadiža River valley and with the finish in Kobarid, every cyclist will simply enjoy the impressions of the landscape.
difficult
Distance 53.9 km
9:00 h
1,335 m
1,554 m
1,396 m
231 m
The tour starts by descending from Bovec to the riverbed of the green beauty. The pleasant ride along the left bank of the Soča River will be diversified by the beautiful view of the mightly Boka Waterfall. The Učje gorge at the start proves that it will not come “cheap”. The landscape of the wonderful wild gorge and its scenery help you forget the efforts that you have invested in climbing the steep road. Everything becomes even more interesting, when at the Učja border crossing, you have to turn to an unpaved road that soon turns into a decent forest road which takes you in the shelter of the old forest of the north slopes of Stol to the ridge of the slope. You simply have to stop on the Božca pasture, however, you must always consider that the weather is quite tricky on the ridges. If it is sunny, it gets really hot, when the weather is bad, the wind blows quite hard and you will also probably experience some fog. The descent down the dilapidated road towards the village of Sedlo will remind you how precious the shock absorbers on our full-sprung bicycles are. The next descent to the Nadiža below Podbela and the ride along the riverbed to Robič are relaxing, but we still have to be careful that we are on the right path, because it is possible to get lost in some places. From Robič to Kobarid, you will enjoy a drive on a beautiful local dirt road through the villages of Sužid and Svina. As you pass the sign for the Svino Waterfall over the little bridge over the Idrija Stream, you know that you are at the end of your trip in Kobarid, which will certainly not leave you indifferent.
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Update: July 13, 2022
Difficulty
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Landscape
Highest point
1,396 m
Lowest point
231 m
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Rest stops

TIC Bovec
Kobarid Museum

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Start

Bovec (463 m)
Coordinates:
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46.338012, 13.552554
DMS
46°20'16.8"N 13°33'09.2"E
UTM
33T 388605 5132622
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Destination

Kobarid

Turn-by-turn directions

From the centre of Bovec, head towards Bovec Airport. When you reach the road, turn left to the crossroads where you follow the sign for Čezsočo. Follow the road over the bridge and turn right. Follow the road to the fork in the village. Keep left at the fork. When you reach the road, you are on the Juliana Bike Trail. Turn right and at the end of the village, at the fork, turn left onto a nice dirt dirt track. At the end of the route, you will reach a cemetery, where you turn right and access the Juliana Bike Trail. Continue along the road to the bridge in Log Čezsoški, where you turn across it to the main road. You will have a beautiful view of the Boka waterfall. On the main road turn left towards Kobarid and ride to Žaga. From the main road, follow the sign for Učja and turn right uphill. Follow the road to the Učja small border crossing. Before the crossing, turn left up a bad dirt road. There is an open roadblock on the side of the road. At the fork there is a small sign for Učja, Božca pasture and Stol. Once on the dirt road, continue to the Spodnja Božca pasture, where you take the right path up. At the top, go straight over the ridge. The trail turns right and climbs gently for some time. At the fork for Stol and Sedlo, take the left path down. Follow it to the foot of the hill, where you reach the road above the village of Sedlo. Follow the road for a few kilometres in the direction of Kobarid to the village of Spodnja Borjana. At the end of the village, turn sharp right at the crossroads and continue to Podbela. Outside the village, just before the little bridge over the Bela stream, there is a left turn-off onto the macadam road to the Podbela campsite. Continue along a nice gravel track, intended for cyclists and pedestrians, to the campsite by the Nadiža River near the village of Robič. Follow the main road and turn left. After Robič, before the roundabout for Breginj, Podbelo, Staro Selo, Kobarid and Nova Gorica, turn right onto the dirt road leading to Sužid and Svine. There is a well in front of Sužid. In Sužid, take the road to the left and follow it through the village. When you reach the crossroads in front of Svina, take the second left turn and continue straight towards Kobarid, which you can already see from a distance. When you reach Kobarid, turn left onto the main road. Drive to the centre of Kobarid, following the signs for TIC Kobarid.

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Coordinates

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46.338012, 13.552554
DMS
46°20'16.8"N 13°33'09.2"E
UTM
33T 388605 5132622
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  • Technically flawless bike, preferably all-mountain with profiled tyres
  • Helmet, gloves, sunglasses
  • Food and beverages in a backpack
  • Spare tire, pump, multi tool, first aid kit
  • Personal identity document, health insurance card, mobile phone and/or navigation device, map of the area

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Difficulty
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Distance
53.9 km
Duration
9:00 h
Ascent
1,335 m
Descent
1,554 m
Highest point
1,396 m
Lowest point
231 m
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