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JULIANA TRAIL: stage 16 Tarvisio (Italy) - Kranjska Gora

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This stage runs from Tarvisio, following the cycling-hiking route to Slovenian-Italian border at Rateče, from where the local side road takes you to Kranjska Gora.
Distance 20 km
5:35 h
201 m
134 m
876 m
699 m
The stage starts in Tarvisio at the Tourist Information Centre. Tarvision is the largest Italian city in this three-border area. The trail runs east toward Slovenia on the cycling-hiking route slightly upwards towards the Rateče border crossing. There it turns to the right, through the village, and crosses the main road at the crossroads to Planica and Tamar Valley, a Nordic centre with ski jumps. The trail also passes the ski slopes under Podkoren, where every year there are world cup slalom and giant slalom races. The local side road takes you past the spring of Sava Dolina River (so-called “Zelenci”) to Kranjska Gora, the winter and summer tourist centre.

Author’s recommendation

The stage is long, therefore, you need to bring enough water and lunch.
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Update: June 07, 2022
Highest point
876 m
Lowest point
699 m
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Track types

Asphalt 0.59%Dirt road 11.09%Forested/wild trail 21.67%Path 2.68%Road 5.52%Unknown 58.41%
Asphalt
0.1 km
Dirt road
2.2 km
Forested/wild trail
4.3 km
Path
0.5 km
Road
1.1 km
Unknown
11.7 km
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Rest stops

Rateče - state border, 846 m

Safety information

Normal level of caution is recommended, there are no special dangers along the way. In winter or in snow the trail is impassable.

Tips and hints

Hint by Triglav National Park:  Zelenci nature reserve 

In 1992, the area of Zelenci has been proclaimed a nature reserve by way of a Decree of the Municipality of Jesenice. The reserve is home to a wide range of interesting plants, including the carnivorous sundews, while the fauna is dominated by amphibians and bird breeders.

The westernmost part of the reserve is taken up by the emerald-green tarn. Groundwater seeps through the permeable floor of Lake Kreda, stirring up the silt and bubbling to the surface like small volcanoes, which is a unique case in Slovenia.

The water with its many crystal-clear and cool springs has a permanent temperature of 6 degrees Celsius. Special wooden bridges take visitors safely to the lake and around its marshy surroundings.

 

www.dolina-soce.si

www.julijske-alpe.com

www.slovenia-outdoor.com

Start

In front of the lead mine in Cave del Predil. (757 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.505354, 13.578021
DMS
46°30'19.3"N 13°34'40.9"E
UTM
33T 390900 5151180
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Destination

The centre of Kranjska Gora.

Turn-by-turn directions

Coming from the centre of Tarvisio, turn east on the main road towards the Slovenian border. Follow the street and after approximately 2 kilometres you will come across an asphalt cycling-hiking route Tarvisio–Kranjska Gora, which we follow slightly uphill to the Slovenian-Italian border crossing Rateče. The trail runs above the villages and the main road.

After border crossing turn sharp left and cross the main road Tarvisio–Kranjska Gora and continue to the village Rateče. Here you can find some restaurants and accommodations. At the end of the village, continue across the main road to the asphalt local road that runs along the Sava Dolinka spring (Zelenci), past the Podkoren ski centre in winter or cycling park in summer and finally to the centre of Kranjska Gora. Kranjska Gora is well known for alpine ski world cup competitions and the nearby ski jumps in Planica.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Bus:

www.arriva.si

Tarvisio – Cave del Predil

Ljubljana – Kranjska Gora

Getting there

Along the Kranjska Gora – Tarvisio – Cave del Predil regional road, or

Bovec – Predil Pass – Cave del Predil

Parking

Car parks in Cave del Predil.

Car parks in Kranjska Gora.

Coordinates

DD
46.505354, 13.578021
DMS
46°30'19.3"N 13°34'40.9"E
UTM
33T 390900 5151180
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Equipment

Hiking equipment suitable for the season.

Questions and answers

Question from Rob Koc · October 22, 2019 · Community
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Answered by Teddy Dee · July 09, 2022 · Community
We left at 8:30 and got to our hotel around 15:00. We stopped for a lunch picnic in the town past the border.

Rating

3.4
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Teddy Dee
July 09, 2022 · Community
I didn't mind walking on the bike path as we had read the other reviews so we were mentally ready and there were some good views, it was our last day on trail, and it was fast walking. On the map when you leave town the trail does some squiggly weird turns and loops down a busy road of a steep hill with a barely shoulder to walk on. We noticed there's a little direct staircase down the middle of them to avoid the street. To simplify and stay safe we just stayed on the bike path as we left the center of town and when you get to a huge bike junction, you turn right to go over a big bridge with a great alpine view and then reconnect with the trail/bike path before the train station. You should know that just pass the border the map shows a nice lake that looks perfect for lunch. Unfortunately, it is dried out with no shade. We walked back to town and reconnected with the trail and found a nice shady spot to rest just past the Mercato store. There is a bench built around a big tree that was perfect.
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When did you do this route? July 04, 2022
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Christel Arts
May 10, 2022 · Community
Stage number 16 was a very boring track. 19 km on the asphalt!!! It was not crowded by bikers but walking on this track is very bad for our feet and it's not attractive at all. In Italy there are no signs. When we entered Slovenia the signs were back, but they did not match with the navigationapp. The only nice part was closed. People were'nt allowed to go on the path. Our meaning:this track is not worth to be called a Julianatrail- stage. Unfortunatly!
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When did you do this route? May 09, 2022
Tanja Lončarič
September 04, 2021 · Community
When did you do this route? August 29, 2021
Photo: Tanja Lončarič, Community
Photo: Tanja Lončarič, Community
Photo: Tanja Lončarič, Community
Photo: Tanja Lončarič, Community
Photo: Tanja Lončarič, Community
Photo: Tanja Lončarič, Community
Photo: Tanja Lončarič, Community
Photo: Tanja Lončarič, Community
Photo: Tanja Lončarič, Community
Photo: Tanja Lončarič, Community
Photo: Tanja Lončarič, Community
Photo: Tanja Lončarič, Community
Photo: Tanja Lončarič, Community
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Distance
20 km
Duration
5:35 h
Ascent
201 m
Descent
134 m
Highest point
876 m
Lowest point
699 m
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