JULIANA TRAIL: stage 8 Bohinj Bistrica - Podbrdo
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Follow the directions for Nemški Rovt to a forest road that takes us to the abandoned Kobla ski centre. The alpine trail leads us through the last forest below the ridge and to the Vrh Bače saddle.
The latter is a perfect viewpoint of Baška grapa, Porezen and other surrounding mountains. We can rest at the saddle near a beautiful hunters lodge, and on both sides we can see bunkers and the remains of military taverns, typical examples of almost 2000 km long Vallo Alpino system which defended the Italian border between both world wars.
From the saddle, the trail descends to Bača and further to Podbrdo, the largest village in Baška grapa.
Rest stopsSTAMP - Vrh Bače, 1273 m
Safety informationThe trail is steep and has no phone reception in some sections. Due to a high mountain pass (1,273 m), the stage is almost impassable in winter without proper mountaineering equipment, therefore, it is recommended, from the end of November until mid-April and in bad weather conditions, to take the train from Bohinjska Bistrica to the Primorska side.
Tips and hints
Hint by Triglav National Park: The south-facing and north-facing sides of the Julian Alps
The Peči ridge, which separates the Bohinj area from the Tolmin basin, marks the hydrological divide between the Soča and its tributaries that flow southwards into the Adriatic Sea, and the Sava, which drains into the Black Sea.
The watershed acts as a barrier between the mild Mediterranean climate and the cold alpine, or continental, Slovenia. Explore the differences between both sides of the ridge in terms of geomorphology, vegetation, and architecture, and marvel at the diversity of two different worlds.
The trail runs from Nemški Rovt along the Bohinj Hiking Trail and the marked alpine trail to Strme, forest roads and forest path to the Vrh Bače saddle.
The stage starts at the railway station in Bohinjska Bistrica. We initially turn towards the village and keep left, continue along the Belca brook to the main road. We continue up the main road and at the road turn we turn right in the forest. We continue along the forest path and then turn right to an unpaved road. Then we slowly ascend to the village of Nemški Rovt. In the middle of the village (in front of the wayside shrine) we turn right downhill to a small pond, where we can rest. Then we continue left, along the alpine trail and partially along the tree removal train upwards. We soon arrive to a panoramic clear spot and go off the tree removal trail, seek for a poorly visible path that ascends to the left. We soon come to the tree removal trail, turn left and keep to the right, ascend until reaching the viewpoint on the edge of the Strme pasture. There is a tree in the middle of the pasture, and we turn right there and seek for a path on the forest edge. We arrive to a small meadow and cross it (poorly visible path). Then we come to a large meadow with a house where there is a cart road behind it, turn left and continue to an unpaved road, turn right and continue along the forest road. There is a turning for Soriška planina here and we continue straight on along the road, turn right at the first turning and follow the forest road to the crossroad and continue straight on. The road crosses a few meadows and soon comes to the hunters lodge Za Malim vrhom. Turn upwards at the lodge and continue left to the forest. We continue straight on along the forest road and arrive to Vrh Bače, where there is a hunters lodge on the Bača side. We descend on the steep slopes down to Bača village, search for the church and the path to continue to Podbrdo.
Ljubljana – Bled – Bohinjska Bistrica or
Jesenice – Bled – Bohinjska Bistrica
Ljubljana – Bohinjska Bistrica
Salzburg – Jesenice – Bled –Bohinjska Bistrica
Nova Gorica – Podbrdo –Bohinjska Bistrica
Ljubljana – Jesenice – exit Bled, Bohinj
Salzburg – Jesenice – Ljubljana – exit Bled, Bohinj
Bled – Bohinjska Bistrica
Ljubljana – Škofja Loka – Soriška planina – Bohinjska Bistrica
Petrovo Brdo – Podbrdo
Car parks in Bohinjska Bistrica.
Car par at the railway station in Podbrdo.
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EquipmentHiking equipment suitable for the season.
- 14 Waypoints
- 14 Waypoints
Questions and answers
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