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JULIANA TRAIL: stage 12 Tolmin - Kobarid

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    Photo: Marko Lenarčič, Projekt Pot Julijskih alp
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    Photo: Marko Lenarčič, Projekt Pot Julijskih alp
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    Photo: Marko Lenarčič, Projekt Pot Julijskih alp
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    Photo: Marko Lenarčič, Projekt Pot Julijskih alp
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    Photo: Marko Lenarčič, Projekt Pot Julijskih alp
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    Photo: Marko Lenarčič, Projekt Pot Julijskih alp
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    Photo: Marko Lenarčič, Projekt Pot Julijskih alp
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    Photo: Marko Lenarčič, Projekt Pot Julijskih alp
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    Photo: Marko Lenarčič, Projekt Pot Julijskih alp
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    Photo: Marko Lenarčič, Projekt Pot Julijskih alp
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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.

moderate
16.1 km
3:50 h
126 m
79 m

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.

Author’s recommendation

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.

outdooractive.com User
Author
Marko Lenarcic
Updated: November 06, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
243 m
Lowest point
157 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

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.

Equipment

Hiking equipment suitable for the season.

Tips, hints and links

www.dolina-soce.si

www.julijske-alpe.com

www.slovenia-outdoor.com

Start

Car park in the centre of Tolmin. (195 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.182621, 13.732941
UTM
33T 402212 5115118

Destination

The centre of Kobarid at the info point.

Turn-by-turn directions

The path between Tolmin and Kobarid is a combination of local cart tracks, a side road along the sunny side of the valley and short connecting paths.

Below Tolmin, about 100 metres away from sport courses, there is an unpaved road on the right side of the road that takes us to the Gabrje campsite below the Gabrje village. We continue walking along the Soča River, until the road turns to the road above us and then we continue through the villages Volarje and Selišče. There is a cemetery below the Kamno village, where we come to the next path on the right side. Continue through the village, and there is a path on the other side that takes us to ancient and beautiful dry stack. Some parts of the dry stack have been removed by farmers during the levelling of meadows and fields, but they bring us below the Church of St  St Lawrence.  The church is worth visiting because it is an excellent panoramic viewpoint. We continue through Ladra and end the stage in Kobarid.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Bus:

www.nomago.si

Nova Gorica – Tolmin – Kobarid

Ljubljana – Idrija – Tolmin – Kobarid

Bovec – Kobarid

Getting there

Regional road:

Nova Gorica – Tolmin – Kobarid

Ljubljana – Idrija – Tolmin – Kobarid

Ljubljana – Kranjska Gora – Vršič – Bovec – Kobarid

Parking

Car park in the centre of Tolmin.

Car park in the centre of Kobarid.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.1 km
Duration
3:50 h
Ascent
126 m
Descent
79 m
Public transport friendly In and out Multi-stage tour Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly Cultural/historical value Healthy climate

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Highest point
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Lowest point
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