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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 7.9 km
3:00 h
201 m
177 m
324 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.


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: May 20, 2022
Highest point
324 m
Lowest point
155 m
Best time of year

Rest stops

Lake at Most na Soči
Tolmin museum
STAMP - Sotočje Tolminke in Soče, 150 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.


all notes on protected areas

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.

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Clare Gill
June 15, 2022 · Community
Objectively this is a nice route, especially in the current modified route. There is a small amount of climbing, but it is all shaded and then a nice flat section that traverses the hillside towards Tolmin. Especially towards the end you get nice river views between the trees. The path is also nicely built and not too steep or rocky. Worth putting your feet in the river by the Maya sport center just before the bridge to Tolmin. Given increased length of stage, we wouldn't recommend combining with stage 10, it was a very long and tiring day.
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When did you do this route? June 12, 2022
Olof Friman
May 27, 2022 · Community
We planned to combine this stage with Tolmin-Kobarid when we planned this vacation, but we ended up going by bus from Tolmin to Kobarid. It is nice to have a shorter stage sometimes and Most Na Soci-Tolmin was perfect as a shorter one. In Tolmin we visited Tolmin Gorge, maybe one km from Tolmin. It took about one hour and was well worth the visit! Cost 8 eur per person.
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Tolmin Gorge
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7.9 km
3:00 h
201 m
177 m
Highest point
324 m
Lowest point
155 m
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