The Predil Pass is one of the three stages of our trail that exceed an altitude of 1000 metres, therefore, it is the most demanding pass besides the pass over Bačarsko sedlo. In winter or in snow, usually from December to April, the described stage is exposed to avalanches and is impassable.
Since the trail runs across the Mangartski potok mountain stream, it can also be impassable during heavy rainfall. The best choice in such conditions is the use of the regional road that runs more or less along the trail.
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Hint by Triglav National Park: Loška stena and Mangart
The mountain landscape of the Julian Alps is an open book on a geological history spanning more than 200 million years. Layer after layer the sea deposited limestone sediments, creating rock faces of the Julian Alps that rise more than a thousand metres high. The diversity and age of marine environments, in which these rocks were formed, is also manifested in numerous beautifully preserved fossil remains.
At many sites within the national park, the visitor’s eye will be caught by images from the petrified seafloor, including seashells, anemone, searching and corals. The Mangart and Loška Stena massifs are a display of impressive geological phenomena. Although mountain chains seem majestic and permanent, they are nothing but a flicker in the geological time.
Erosion always wins, regardless of the power of internal forces. Precipitation in the form of rain, snow and ice can modify the limestone surface and the underground world of the Julian Alps.
Bovec – Log pod Mangartom
Kranjska Gora– Tarvisio (Italy) – Predel border crossing – Log pod Mangartom
Car park outside Log pod Mangartom.
Car parks in Cave del Predil.