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Brjeka trail

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  • Bovec Airfield
    / Bovec Airfield
    Photo: Trever Swelland, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / The bridge to Čezsoča over the Soča river.
    Photo: Trever Swelland, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Brjeka footbridge.
    Photo: Trever Swelland, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Brjeka Pools
    Photo: Trever Swelland, Turizem Dolina Soce
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A wonderful hike to familiarize yourself with the stunning colors of the Soča river. The turquoise waters of the Soča are unique, attracting tourists from all over the world. 

 

open
easy
9.6 km
2:30 h
126 m
125 m

This two and a half hour loop first descends from the town of Bovec to the Airfield where you can often catch views of skydivers (especially on the weekends). The airport is also a great place to escape the foliage, gaining 360 degree views of the mountains surrounding the Soča valley. After descending from the airfield into Čezsoča this trail parallels the Soča river, arriving at the breathtaking turquoise waters under the Brjeka footbridge. Across the footbridge the trail doubles back, once again following the river passing over another footbridge over Koritnica river to a Vodenca campgrounds area. From here it is an easy walk up the hill and back to Bovec.

This is an easy but moderately long 10 km trail, suitable for the entire family. Allow an hour and a half to complete this loop. 

Author’s recommendation

An easy option if you want to view one of the many mesmerizing, colorful pools that the Soča river offers. 
outdooractive.com User
Author
Trever Swelland
Updated: April 26, 2019

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
476 m
Lowest point
369 m
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Safety information

  • Do not cross the airfield, always follow the path around it.
  • Be careful while crossing the bridges.

Tips, hints and links

  • We advice to visit nearby gorge "pri Kršovcu" - 15 min from Brjjeka bridge - strongly recomended. 
  • If you want a slightly shorter track, cross the first next footbridge over the Soča river and follow the signs leading back to Čezsoča and Bovec. 

Start

Bovec Center (462 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.338139, 13.552773
DMS
46°20'17.3"N 13°33'10.0"E
UTM
33T 388622 5132635
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Destination

Brjeka footbridge

Turn-by-turn directions

To start from the information center walk down the alleyway across the street, in between Kavarna coffee shop and Thirsty River Brewing. At the end of the road you will see the first sign indicating the trail for Brjeka. Turn right here and follow until you reach the main road. Take the main road leading downhill until you reach the airport. There are no signs at this point but you simply walk around the airport and follow the runway until the midpoint; From there you will find a trail leading downhill towards Čezsoča. At the bottom of the hill cross the Čezsoča bridge and immediately turn left onto a dirt road. Follow the road until it reaches a larger paved road and continue on for 30 minutes until it dead ends at a house. (It is important to note that prior to reaching the house you will encounter a signpost indicating the Brjeka trail. This is a faster route back to Bovec but it does not pass the Brjeka bridge. I strongly recommend you continue on from here as the pools under Brjeka are the highlight of the walk.) From the house at the end of the road you follow a well established trail for about 10 minutes until you reach a sign post indicating Soška pot (see images for clarification). Here you will reach a Brjeka footbridge connected to a big rock where you can cross the river Soča to the other side. From here you follow the obvious signs for Bovec. After walking for 20 minutes through the forrest trails you will reach the confluence of the Soča and Koritnica rivers. Cros another suspension footbridge and continue through the campgrounds to the top of the hill where you encounter a path that leads directly back to the center of Bovec (from Brjeka bridge it is the same path as Soška pot and Alpi Adria Trail).

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

To reach Bovec please refer to our transportation page:

Public Transportation

Getting there

This is a round trip track starting and ending at the information building in the center of Bovec.

 

To get to Bovec you can come from the North or the South.

  •  From the North: Via Kranjska Gora through Vršič pass or through the Italian town of Tarvisio through Predil pass.
  • From the South: Follow road number 102 from Tolmin to Kobarid, turning on 203 from Kobarid to Bovec. 

Parking

During the summer months, parking can be difficult in Bovec. There are a few larger parking lots that generally have space available. Option number 1: directly across from the Mercator supermarket there is a large parking lot. Option number 2: there is a large parking lot near the school and the church.

Coordinates

DD
46.338139, 13.552773
DMS
46°20'17.3"N 13°33'10.0"E
UTM
33T 388622 5132635
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

 For more information about the Soča valley follow this link: 

Soča valley

Author’s map recommendations

Turistična karta občine Bovec, 1:40 000, Dolina Soče. Geodetski inštitut Slovenije, Jamova 2, Ljubljana.

Book recommendations for this region:

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Equipment

This is a standard trail, requiring no special equipment. Bring gear according to the weather and the season. 

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Lars-Henrik Lincke
June 22, 2020 · Community
Done at June 21, 2020

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Status
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
9.6 km
Duration
2:30h
Ascent
126 m
Descent
125 m
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