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Hiking trail

Foni, a forgotten small village on the sightseeing balcony beneath Mt. Kolovrat

Hiking trail · Julian Alps
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  • V steno uklesana pot poteka po strmih pobočjih Kolovrata
    / V steno uklesana pot poteka po strmih pobočjih Kolovrata
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Ob poti je precej vode
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Ko pridemo iz gozda, se nam odpre lep pogled na dolino in vršace
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Pogled na dolino od Kamnega do Kobarida
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Krnovi sosedje
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Ena od zapuščenih domačij
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Doma ni nikogar več
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Propadajoče
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Propadajoče
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Nekoč je bil mlin
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Mlinsko kolo
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
  • / Pašnik na koncu zaselka, zadaj Mrzli vrh
    Photo: Ksenija Vogrinc, Turizem Dolina Soce
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This tour is the right choice for you if you would like to take a walk, get some fresh air and avoid the heat at the same time. The steep road will take you to the sightseeing point above the Soča Valley.
moderate
2.7 km
1:19 h
430 m
0 m
On the main road Tolmin – Kobarid, just in front of the turn towards the village of Kamno, you will notice a narrow concrete road on the left with a dead end traffic sign. The road actually ends in the small village of Foni where there is only one house occupied. The steep road is routed through a beech forest and leads past the numerous water sources where you can quench your thirst. Occasionally, the road is also routed along steep and precipitous slopes. After approximately 60 minutes of walking, the forest opens and you can enjoy in splendid views of the Soča Valley from the town of Tolmin to the town of Kobarid.

Just in front of the small village of Foni the road splits into two. The lower road leads past the abandoned mill and a house to the only occupied farmhouse in this small village. If you come across the owner of the house you will certainly get invited to take a drink or two. The sad image of decaying, once beautiful farmhouses, will not let you indifferent. From the courtyards of these farmhouses you can enjoy in marvellous views of the summits on the opposite side of the valley – from Mt. Krn to the summits above the Razor Mountain pasture and also to the west past the town of Kobarid all the way to Mt. Stol.

You should return along the same trail you came from.

Author’s recommendation

If you have the option of using two cars, you can park one along the road to Mt. Kolovrat – at the water reservoir along the road, where a trail turns to the right towards the Kovačič Mountain pasture.
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Ksenija Vogrinc
Updated: August 13, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
617 m
Lowest point
187 m
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Safety information

Although the road to the small village of Foni is concreted, you will need comfortable footwear because the road can be slippery due to the north location, steepness and leaves (autumn).

Tips, hints and links

If you have enough energy, you can prolong the tour to the Kovačič Mountain pasture. The unmarked trail to this mountain pasture starts just before the end of the small village of Foni.

Start

In front of the village of Kamno on the right bank of the Soča River (186 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.207777, 13.638964
DMS
46°12'28.0"N 13°38'20.3"E
UTM
33T 395007 5118033
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Destination

Foni

Turn-by-turn directions

Park somewhere along the road towards the small village and continue walking to your destination along a concreted and occasionally steep road. Approximately 100 metres in front of the small village of Foni you have to choose the road you would like to take – you can continue along the upper road and pass the still occupied farm on the way towards the lower road, or you can make the hike in the opposite direction.

Note


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Public transport

If you use public transportation, the bus stops at the bus stop in the village of Kamno. The starting point is just 500 m from the bus stop.

Getting there

From Tolmin or Nova Gorica, drive towards Kobarid or Bovec and vice versa. Just in front of the village of Kamno (from Tolmin), a concrete road turns uphill to the left. You will also notice a dead end traffic sign there.

Parking

Look for the cuttings at the start of the concrete road to the small village of Foni.

Coordinates

DD
46.207777, 13.638964
DMS
46°12'28.0"N 13°38'20.3"E
UTM
33T 395007 5118033
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Equipment

Comfortable footwear and trekking poles if necessary.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
2.7 km
Duration
1:19h
Ascent
430 m
Descent
0 m
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