Centuries before the construction of roads and railways connected Bohinj and the Primorska region, this trail was one of a few options for people to pass from one region to another.
Follow the directions for Nemški Rovt to a forest road that takes us to the abandoned Kobla ski centre. The alpine trail leads us through the last forest below the ridge and to the Vrh Bače saddle.
The latter is a perfect viewpoint of Baška grapa, Porezen and other surrounding mountains. We can rest at the saddle near a beautiful hunters lodge, and on both sides we can see bunkers and the remains of military taverns, typical examples of almost 2000 km long Vallo Alpino system which defended the Italian border between both world wars.
From the saddle, the trail descends to Bača and further to Podbrdo, the largest village in Baška grapa.
Due to a high difference in altitude, this stage is quite demanding. In bad weather we recommend you to take the train through the Bohinj tunnel (10 minutes).
The trail is steep and has no phone reception in some sections. Due to a high mountain pass (1,273 m), the stage is almost impassable in winter without proper mountaineering equipment, therefore, it is recommended, from the end of November until mid-April and in bad weather conditions, to take the train from Bohinjska Bistrica to the Primorska side.
Hiking equipment suitable for the season.
Hint by Triglav National Park: The south-facing and north-facing sides of the Julian Alps
The Peči ridge, which separates the Bohinj area from the Tolmin basin, marks the hydrological divide between the Soča and its tributaries that flow southwards into the Adriatic Sea, and the Sava, which drains into the Black Sea.
The watershed acts as a barrier between the mild Mediterranean climate and the cold alpine, or continental, Slovenia. Explore the differences between both sides of the ridge in terms of geomorphology, vegetation, and architecture, and marvel at the diversity of two different worlds.
Ljubljana – Jesenice – exit Bled, Bohinj
Salzburg – Jesenice – Ljubljana – exit Bled, Bohinj
Bled – Bohinjska Bistrica
Ljubljana – Škofja Loka – Soriška planina – Bohinjska Bistrica
Petrovo Brdo – Podbrdo
Car parks in Bohinjska Bistrica.
Car par at the railway station in Podbrdo.