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Hiking route recommended route Stage 10

JULIANA TRAIL: stage 10 Grahovo ob Bači - Most na Soči

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This stage takes us above and through the lower part of Baška grapa across the panoramic Senica to the Soča Valley, and ends in the picturesque Most na Soči.
moderate
Distance 16.7 km
6:00 h
776 m
919 m
599 m
164 m
The first part of the trail runs high above the valley. We leave Grahovo to ascend to the Ravence farm and continue to Temljine, the next wonderful mountain village along our route. Descend to Kneža and follow the side road to the Ljubinj pass. The forest road takes us to Senica, a wonderful panoramic site offering beautiful views of Most na Soči, Tolmin, the emerald Soča River and dramatic alpine peaks above the lower part of the valley. The stage ends in Most na Soči, a place built at the confluence of the Soča and Idrijca Rivers. This place was one of the key European archaeological sites from the Iron Age. Deep gorges of both rivers which used to be a defence line and which are now covered by the accumulation lake, enhance the beautiful picturesque scenery of the place.

Author’s recommendation

The stage is long. The route is beautiful, where we can explore the life of people in more secluded areas.

Soon after the Podmelec village it is worth climbing to see the picturesque 60 metres high Sopota waterfall and fresh up to continue the tour.

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Julijske Alpe
Update: May 11, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
599 m
Lowest point
164 m
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Rest stops

STAMP - Senica, 658 m

Safety information

 There is no phone reception in some areas.

Normal level of caution is recommended, there are no special dangers along the way.

In winter, all Juliana Trail stages from Podbrdo to Bovec are impassable in snow, but if the conditions are dry (usually until the end of December or from March), the trail is very nice.

Tips and hints

Hint by Triglav National Park: Sopota Waterfall

The stunning Sopota (or Soupat) waterfall, which falls over an overhang in a three-stage drop that ends in an amphitheatre-shaped basin 60m below, is hidden in a remote location between Tolmin and Baška Grapa.

The high, narrow stream of water slips down into a pool that increases in size up to three times when water is abundant, as is clearly evidenced by the site’s vegetation. The pool is surrounded by high, thickly overgrown rock faces. Visitors can take some rest on the panoramic platform and watch the waterfall, as if in a cinema.

Near the pool is a spring of healing water, wittily named by the locals Babja Sitnost (A dame’s ill temper). High in mineral content, the water from the spring is said to have beneficial effects on the body. Fill up a bottle or two for your further explorations of the Juliana Trail.

 

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Start

Car park above the railway station in Grahovo. (309 m)
Coordinates:
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46.157299, 13.865900
DMS
46°09'26.3"N 13°51'57.2"E
UTM
33T 412433 5112149
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Destination

Car park opposite the Most na Soči Kayak Club.

Turn-by-turn directions

The first part of the route to Temljine and the descent to Kneža takes us along old paths, we continue along the road from Kneža to Ljubinj, where we continue along the forest road that takes us to the Senica panoramic point and from there, we continue along the tourist path to Most na Soči. Through the main part of the village, we can ascend along the cart road to the meadows on a panoramic terrace above the village. While walking, we go past a covered manger, which was used as a laundry washing area in the past. There is a path on the forest edge, which takes us to the Ravence farm. Continue through the forest to the sunny village of Temljine. Soon before the first turning of the access road below the village, we come to a path that takes us across meadows and among scattered farms back to the valley, to Kneža. There is a side road behind the church which takes us to Podmelec and through Hum to Ljubinj. On the left side, approx. 150 metres before the village, a forest road runs uphill on the right side, which we follow to the beautiful panoramic point Senica. The marked path takes us across the edges of Senica and steep southern slopes to Most na Soči.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Regional road:

Ljubljana – Škofja Loka – Petrovo Brdo – Grahovo

Most na Soči – Grahovo

 

Train:

www.slo-zeleznice.si

Jesenice – Bled – Bohinjska Bistrica – Grahovo – Most na Soči – Nova Gorica

Getting there

Continue along the road from Ljubljana or Bohinjska Bistrica to Petrovo Brdo and further to Podbrdo and Grahovo.

Tolmin– Most na Soči – Grahovo

Nova Gorica– Most na Soči – Grahovo

Parking

Car parks in Grahovo.

Car park opposite the Most na Soči Kayak Club.

Coordinates

DD
46.157299, 13.865900
DMS
46°09'26.3"N 13°51'57.2"E
UTM
33T 412433 5112149
w3w 
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Rating

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Clare Gill
June 14, 2022 · Community
We took the train from Hudajuzna to Podmelec and started this stage from there (after hiking from Ribcev Laz to Podbrdo the day before). We hiked up steep, paved road (but few cars) to the waterfall, which was peaceful and included spots to rest or dip your feet in. After that, a couple km of pavement before turning onto fire roads over to Most na Soci. On a clear day you will see many para sailers, which is very unique. The fire road, on a mix of dirt and gravel, climbs steadily until one of the best viewpoints of the Trail looking over Most na Soci and Tolmin. It is steep descending for a couple miles into town. definitely stop for ice cream or spend the night in Most na Soci if you have hiked a lot already. there are a couple restaurants (pizzeria - with ice cream! - is best) and hotels/apartments.
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Olof Friman
May 25, 2022 · Community
Fun and varying scenery, mystic forests and scenic views. The waterfall is worth the detour, only 10 minutes up (but the path is steep). A few hundred meters after the waterfall there is a nice place with a bench and picnic table where you can eat your lunch sandwich that you bought in Grahovo from the restaurant. The view point overlooking Soci river is very nice, maybe the best view we have seen during this vacation so far.
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Most Na Soci
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Giulia Nicchio
April 19, 2022 · Community
More enjoyable than the stage 9, especially in the first part, because of the variability of vews. The detour to the waterfall was a lovely experience, and also the Isonzo panorama at the end. Downhill it was steep but not difficult.
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moderate
Distance
16.7 km
Duration
6:00 h
Ascent
776 m
Descent
919 m
Highest point
599 m
Lowest point
164 m
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