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Bike Riding recommended route Stage 5

JULIANA BIKE - stage 5: Tolmin–Zakojca

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Alone the Soča and Idrijca Rivers uphill to the Šentviška planota plateau and below Kojca
moderate
Distance 30.6 km
4:50 h
1,179 m
654 m
965 m
152 m
The ride starts in Most na Soči and continues along the Soča and the Idrijca Rivers to Idrija pri Bači, then uphill to Šentviška planota plateau and Zakojca. The Šentviška planota plateau is a magnificent remote world between the valleys of Idrijca and Bača.

Author’s recommendation

The trail is marked with blue signposts and markers indicating a mountain biking loop. We recommend using the Triglav National Park Map, issued by Planinska Zveza Slovenije (Alpine Association of Slovenia).
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Author
Julijske Alpe
Update: October 04, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
965 m
Lowest point
152 m
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Safety information

The path is steep in some places, so be careful when descending

Tips and hints

  • Tourist Information Centres
  • Recommended accommodation
  • Take some time to visit the Church of the Visitation of Mary
  • Buy some snacks in Tolmin or Most na Soči.
  • Railway station in Most na Soči, connection to Podbrdo and Bohinjska Bistrica.

Start

Tolmin (194,1 m, E 13.7330284 ; N 46.18269613) (196 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.182696, 13.733028
DMS
46°10'57.7"N 13°43'58.9"E
UTM
33T 402219 5115126
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Destination

Zakojca (703,2 m, E 13.92690812, N 46.16482597

Turn-by-turn directions

From the centre in Tolmin, descend to the confluence of the Soča and Tolminka Rivers, and continue along the Soča River on the cycling trail. Behind the road gallery, turn left to Modrej and then right towards Most na Soči. A beautiful view of the lake opens up and slightly ahead, you can see the monument dedicated to writer Ivan Pregelj. Descend to Most na Soči, which is a place that you have to see.

Continue along the left bank of the Idrijca River, past the railway station and to the Zlata Ribica hotel. Cross the Idrijca River and turn left in Idrija pri Bači, then continue right on the north side of the village uphill to the Šentviška planota plateau. The winding road ends in Ponikve, the largest village on the plateau. Visit the Church of the Visitation of Mary which was restored by architect Jože Plečnik. From Ponikve, ascend slowly to Črvov vrh, which is an exceptional panoramic point. Deep below is Baška grapa and above it you can enjoy the view of the Tolmin-Bohinj mountain ridge.

Continue through Bukovski vrh and along the north hills of Kojca to Zakojca and the Pri Flandru tourist farm.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
46.182696, 13.733028
DMS
46°10'57.7"N 13°43'58.9"E
UTM
33T 402219 5115126
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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

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
moderate
Distance
30.6 km
Duration
4:50 h
Ascent
1,179 m
Descent
654 m
Highest point
965 m
Lowest point
152 m
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