A great trail to view the amazing Bavšica valley in its entirety, passing by the historic Kluže fortress and the turquoise waters of the Koritnica river.
A wonderful loop through a hidden gem of Triglav national park: Bavšica valley. Bordered by Svinjak and its 10 km ridge line to Bavški Grintavec to the South and the peaks of Oblica and Vrh Krnice to the North. The Bavšica valley is completely enclosed by mountains on three sides, rising steeply from the narrow valley floor. The Bavšica valley trek is a good way to get off the beaten path while not sacrificing the awe inspiring views that the Julian Alps are known for. A relatively level trail, starting from the historic Kluže fortress the trail gradually ascends the on the road through Bavšica valley. After reaching the head of the valley, it doubles back and descends on a forested trail, to the turquoise stream below the fortress followed by a climb back up to the main road to complete the loop back to the start.
This is a 7 km round trip trail taking a total of 3 hours to complete. An easy trail, it is suitable for the entire family.
Due to the Bavšica valley's position, it will not receive direct sunlight until 11 am mid-summer and even later during Spring and Autumn.
There is a 70 m deep gorge of the river Koritnica next to the Kluže fortress.
This is a standard trail, requiring no special equipment. Bring gear according to the weather and the season.
From Bovec drive 4.5 km in the direction of Predil pass to Fort Kluže. Directly aside the fort is the road to Bavšica; Follow this road to the end where you will find the parking spot for the start of the trek.
To get to Bovec you can come from the North or the South.
The loop has two options for starting points:
Option number 1: Fort Kluže, offering free parking across the street from the fortress.
Option number 2: from the head of the Bavšica valley which also offers a free parking lot.