The Three Bridges Trail literally takes you across three different bridges of three different rivers named Sava Dolinka, Sava Bohinjka and Sava. It's very rewarding at any time of the year: either as a long (but not at all challenging) stroll, an afternoon run or even an undemanding mountain bike trail.
The circular tour originally starts at the Tourist information centre in Radovljica, though it could also be embarked upon from Campsite Šobec where we encounter the first of the three bridges. From Radovljica the walk goes across green fields and descents to Šobec Camping. From there the path continues across wide open pastures of Svetje, featuring stunning views of Karawanke mountain range. Beautifully nestled on top of the natural promontory, Radovljica greets along the way, as you approach the second bridge beneath the sheere cliffs of Bodešče. Shaded by trees and acompanied by the Sava Bohinjka river, the trail leads you pass the confluence of both rivers. Not far from there we reach the third (and last) of the bridges, this one leading over Sava River (which is the longest Slovenian River). On the other side of the bridge you can return to Šobec Camping via Sava River Trail or continue to Radovljica. There is only a short climb back to the trailhead in Radovljica.
- Reaching the second bridge, it well worth to climb up to Bodešče and enjoy the stunning views from Gradišče hill (above the church of St. Leonard).
- If you are set to ride the The Three Bridges Trail by bike, be very attentive of the first part of descend from Lesce to Campsite Šobec. Unless you are an experienced downhill rider, we advise you to make a small detour when you reach tje roundabout at the road Kropa - Radovljica. When you cross the roundabout, continue on the road untill the next roundabout. There you take the third exit and descent to Camping Šobec on macadam road.
Tips and hints
Arriving from Bled:
Use the motorway A2 and take the exit 4 (OMV petrol station). Follow the signs for Radovljica, when reaching the first junction. Turn left and drive towards the town until reaching the junction with traffic lights, than turn left again. Follow the principal road (Kranjska cesta), than Gorenjska cesta for the old town centre.
Arriving from Ljubljana:
Use the motorway A2 and take the exit 4 (OMV petrol station). Reaching the local road, turn right for Radovljica and cross the motorway overpass. Drive towards Radovljica until reaching the junction with traffic lights, than turn left again. Follow the principal road (Kranjska cesta), than Gorenjska cesta for the old town centre.
Most parking spaces in Radovljica are time limited, therefore use of public transport is warmly recommended.
Starting the trail at Camping Šobec, you can use the parking area opposite the reception (subject of parking fee on weekends).
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EquipmentThough the walk follows pristine alpine rivers, make sure you pack a water bottle on a hot sunny day.
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)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- 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.