The stage leads you along the Sava Dolinka Valley and partially on the edges of the Karavanke mountain range, and connects the winter and summer tourist centre of Kranjska Gora with Mojstrana, which is located at the entry to the valley of Vrata.
The trail leads us from the centre of Kranjska Gora, a winter and summer tourist centre, known for alpine world cup competitions and to nearby Planica, one of the world’s major ski jumping and ski flying centres. In summer, Planica is the trailhead of many alpine tours in the high mountains of the Julian Alps and the Karavanke mountain range. Kranjska Gora is also a sports training centre.
The trail continues along the left bank of the Sava Dolinka River, over Srednji vrh and back to the valley, Gozd Martuljek, close to the Martuljški slapovi waterfalls below Špik mountain. The village lies on the brinks of Triglav National Park, and the trail continues along the right bank of the Sava River, almost along the edges of Triglav National Park. The trail offers magnificent views of the mountains of Martuljek, Vrtaško Sleme, Trupejevo poldne and Kepa in the Karavanke. The trail runs through a peaceful part of Mojstrana, below the steep rocks of Grančišče (where a steep and panoramic ferata – protected climbing trail) runs to the Slovenian Alpine Museum at the entry point to the Vrata Valley.
The trail is predominantly flat only along the Sava Dolinka River, the ascent to the panoramic Srednji vrh is more demanding.
The entire trail is covered by phone reception. The trail, which narrows to a path in some areas, is safe and has no exposed areas.
Light hiking shoes and season-appropriate clothing and hiking poles.
Hint by Triglav National Park: The untamed Martuljek Mountain group
The majestic Mt. Martuljek group is one of the most spectacular and admired images in the Julian Alps. These impressive mountain peaks formed the core of one of the earliest protected areas in Slovenia (1949). Relatively secluded, the untamed rock faces of Mt. Martuljek are an important habitat for many plant and animal species. A marked trail runs to the gorge and further, to the two waterfalls of the Martuljek stream. This wild yet fragile natural environment requires respectful visitors who appreciate nature and keep to marked paths.
Ljubljana – Jesenice – exit Kranjska Gora
Salzburg – Ljubljana – exit Kranjska Gora
In front of TIC in Kranjska Gora.
In front of the Slovenian Alpine Museum in Mojstrana.