The stage from Tolmin to Kobarid is quite flat and runs in the valley. The entire stage is hiked – as local people say – along the sunny side of the Soča River, through the pleasant villages to the historical Kobarid.
The trail starts at the paragliding landing site – Kobala nad Tolminom, which is one of the most popular paragliding sites; in beautiful weather we can see hundred or more paragliders flying above the alpine peaks. Continue along the banks of the Soča River through the sunny villages of Gabrje and Volarje. In Selišče, we cross the small Volarja River that springs below Krn, which hides a range of most beautiful and highest Slovenian waterfalls. Between Kamen and the Church of St Lawrence we walk in the fairy forests and along the paths that run among the ancient, moss-covered walls. The church was the last home of Simon Gregorčič, one of the most famous Slovenian poets. He worshipped the Soča River in many of his works. We reach Kobarid through Ladra, the last village along the trail. Kobarid played an important part in WWI. The Battle of Kobarid (which actually started in Tolmin) resulted in the breakthrough of the Austrian and German Army at the twelfth, last offensive on the Isonzo Front, and Kobarid or Caporetto is still the synonym for a catastrophe in Italian language. Kobarid Museum displays exhibits on the events that occurred during World War I on the Soška fronta - Isonzo Front.
The stage runs through the part where the villages are most densely set, therefore, it is worth stopping and chatting with the hospitable local people.
Normal level of caution is recommended, there are no special dangers along the way.
If there is no snow, the stage is also recommended in winter.
Hiking equipment suitable for the season.
Nova Gorica – Tolmin – Kobarid
Ljubljana – Idrija – Tolmin – Kobarid
Ljubljana – Kranjska Gora – Vršič – Bovec – Kobarid
Car park in the centre of Tolmin.
Car park in the centre of Kobarid.