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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.
easy
Distance 6.4 km
1:10 h
187 m
133 m
245 m
151 m
IMPORTANT NOTICE!

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.

 

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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Marko Lenarcic 
Update: October 29, 2021
Difficulty
easy
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Landscape
Highest point
245 m
Lowest point
151 m
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Rest Stop

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.

 

www.julijske-alpe.com

www.dolina-soce.si

www.slovenia-outdoor.com

Start

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

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

Turn-by-turn directions

IMPORTANT NOTICE!

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.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Bus:

www.nomago.si

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

Parking

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.

Coordinates

DD
46.152694, 13.741635
DMS
46°09'09.7"N 13°44'29.9"E
UTM
33T 402830 5111782
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///manlike.contraction.hoot
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Equipment

Hiking equipment suitable for the season.

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • 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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Marko Ambrož
November 20, 2021 · Community
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Tanja Lončarič
September 04, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? August 26, 2021
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Francesco Bonadiman
August 22, 2021 · Community
Not really much to say, too short to judge. 5km on dirt road and asphalt (mostly bike lane), plus an insane 500m on the main road with cars. We combined it with the following one.
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When did you do this route? August 22, 2021
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.4 km
Duration
1:10 h
Ascent
187 m
Descent
133 m
Highest point
245 m
Lowest point
151 m
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