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JULIANA TRAIL: stage 11 Most na Soči - Tolmin

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The stage between Most na Soči and Tolmin is a short and panoramic walk along the green accumulation lake.
Distance 8 km
3:00 h
237 m
213 m
360 m
155 m

Due to construction works, the track currently runs along other routes in some places. For a better presentation, see the route map.

You can now find the Stage 11 stamp at the Volčan Bridge by the Soča River or at the TIC Tolmin .


The entire stage from Most na Soči runs along the walking path to Tolmin.

Tolmin is a nice town built on the terraces above the confluence of the rivers Soča and Tolminka. The area itself is quite popular among the residents and also a famous venue of international music festivals in summer. Tolmin is an old town with a castle on the picturesque Kozlov rob above the town. The town itself has been known since WWI as the start point of the famous Isonzo Front. After eleven bloody Italian offensives, the Austrian and German military forces broke through the front in the twelfth Isonzo battle and pushed the Italian army back to the Piave River.

Today, Tolmin is the administrative centre of the valley and a starting point for various activities for visitors.

Author’s recommendation

Because the stage is very short, we can spend the day exploring additional sites: we can walk to Sotočje, ascend to the castle or visit the most famous natural sight of the valley, the Tolmin Gorge.
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Update: February 28, 2023
Highest point
360 m
Lowest point
155 m
Best time of year

Track types

Asphalt 12.49%Forested/wild trail 20.81%Path 52.90%Road 7.17%Unknown 6.61%
1 km
Forested/wild trail
1.7 km
4.2 km
0.6 km
0.5 km
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Rest stops

Lake at Most na Soči
Tolmin museum
STAMP - Volčan bridge (TIC TOLMIN), 162 m

Safety information

The entire section has phone reception. There are no specialities, caution is needed on 200-metre section along the regional road.

This is most probably the easiest stage of the trail.

If there is no snow, the stage is also recommended in winter.

Tips and hints

Hint by Triglav National Park: Limestone strata at Modrej

The Julian Alps are a treasure trove of geological phenomena. The predominating bedrock is limestone. Limestone is a sedimentary rock that formed on the sea floor. Certain types of limestone were typically found in this area and are therefore named after the places where they occur. Volče, a town near Most na Soči, lent its name to the slabs of limestone common in this part of the Julian Alps. The slabs are soft and brittle in structure, only 10cm thick and cross folded.

Clearly visible and easily accessible layers of Volče limestone, commonly known as the “limestone strata of Modrej”, can be admired near the village of Modrej, along the state road between Tolmin and Most na Soči, on the Juliana Trail. North of the village, across the road from the accumulation lake on the Soča River, at its narrowest end, is a set of folded limestone strata that is accessible through the protective Pod Ključem galleries.

The Modrej limestone is an exciting geological feature which remains hidden from visitors who are pacing through these parts but provides curious and observant hikers with joy, admiration and memorable experience. The diversity of geological phenomena in the Julian Alps area is exceptional and is the basis for the area’s equally stunning biodiversity.


Car park opposite the Most na Soči Kayak Club. (163 m)
46.152694, 13.741635
46°09'09.7"N 13°44'29.9"E
33T 402830 5111782


Centre of Tolmin or car park in front of the entry point to the Tolmin Gorge.

Turn-by-turn directions


Due to construction works, the track currently runs along other routes in some places (through the villages: Prapetno, Poljubinj and past the industrial zone to Tolmin) for a better presentation, see the route map.


Follow the cycling and hiking route along the left bank of the accumulation lake.

There is a walking path on lake shore in Most na Soči, follow it to Tolmin. Continue along the road after Modrejce village for about two hundred metres and at the gallery, we again come to the cycling and hiking trail which we can follow to Tolmin.


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Public transport



Ljubljana – Most na Soči – Tolmin

Nova Gorica – Most na Soči – Tolmin

Bovec – Tolmin – Most na Soči

Getting there

Regional road:

Nova Gorica – Most na Soči – Tolmin – Bovec

Ljubljana –Škofja Loka – Most na Soči – Tolmin


Car park at the Most na Soči Kayak Club.

Car parks in Tolmin or car park in front of the entry point to the Tolmin Gorge.


46.152694, 13.741635
46°09'09.7"N 13°44'29.9"E
33T 402830 5111782
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Hiking equipment suitable for the season.

Questions and answers

Question from Brianne Cortright · September 18, 2022 · Community
Is fly fishing in the river allowed on the route?
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Answered by Matic Pavliha · September 19, 2022 · Turizem Bohinj
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Tina M
October 30, 2022 · Community
This was a short but least favorite section. We took a modified trail that was across the river as there was construction. I would classify this as moderate, even tho it's a short hike. The elevation change was steep thru the forested section and if you are afraid of heights, there are parts where there are drop offs. However the mushroom varieties we saw in the forest are outstanding.
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When did you do this route? October 05, 2022
Franzi K
July 25, 2022 · Community
We walked the tour yesterday and would hardly like to recommend you to be careful. The part which is guiding you through the forest was quite dangerous. There were a lot of stones falling down on the way which is very small and slippery itself and you do not have many space to avoid being hitten. Furthermore the new route was following the forest up and down and you just see the river at the beginning from distance so it differs a lot compared to the discription. We ended up the route dissapointed. The spot at the river was quite nice to terminate with something positive, but we're not sure if this is worth the danger.
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8 km
3:00 h
237 m
213 m
Highest point
360 m
Lowest point
155 m
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