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JULIANA TRAIL: stage 9 Podbrdo - Obloke - Grahovo ob Bači

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The stage takes us through the sunny and magical alpine villages high above Baška grapa, hidden to the majority of visitors travelling along the road and the railway in the lower part of the valley.

difficult
17.1 km
6:30 h
1010 m
1208 m

From Podbrdo, we ascend along the alpine trail to Črna prst through the village of Trtnik. We start our journey through alpine villages on the other side of the Kalarsko brdo pass. The first two villages, Kal and Stržišče, were colonised by the Tyroleans. Together with the neighbouring Rut and Grant, Sorica and Nemški Rovt, they were set up by the immigrants from Innichen in Pustertal.  We continue through the abandoned Znojile to Obloke along the route of the famous Four Municipalities Mountain Marathon. The world cup was also organised along this route once. While slightly descending from Obloke, we continue to the old road that was the main communication channel through the valley. We continue to the settlement of Zarakovec and descend to Bača, Koritnica to Grahovo ob Bači, where the stage ends.

The villages of Koritnica and Grahovo were the main venues of the first Slovenian film "Na svoji zemlji". This period has also been commemorated by the memorial hiking trail, equipped with information points and scenes from the film.

Author’s recommendation

The stage is one of the most beautiful sections of the trail, because it runs along the abandoned paths above Baška grapa through small villages where we can meed very hospitable locals.

outdooractive.com User
Author
Marko Lenarcic
Updated: November 15, 2019

Difficulty
difficult
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
998 m
Lowest point
273 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Phone reception is bad in some places.

Normal level of caution is recommended, there are no special dangers along the way.

In winter, all Juliana Trail stages from Podbrdo to Bovec are impassable in snow, but if the conditions are dry (usually until the end of December or from March), the trail is very nice.

Equipment

Hiking equipment suitable for the season.

Tips, hints and links

www.julijske-alpe.si

www.dolina-soce.si

www.outdoor-slovenia.si

Start

Railway station in Podbrdo. (507 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.210449, 13.967501
UTM
33T 420354 5117948

Destination

Car park above the railway station in Grahovo.

Turn-by-turn directions

Hiking along the marked hiking trail, leading to Črna prst, from Podbrdo takes us to Kalarsko brdo; continue to Obloke along the Four Municipalities Mountain Marathon (GM40) and through the forests above the regional road, then along the Bača River to the end of the stage. The trail starts in Podbrdo, at the bridge over Bača River that leads to the railway station. Kalarsko brdo (two-hour climb) can be reached along the hiking trail to Črna prst, continue from the pass along the forest road to Kal and Stržišče. Amidst the houses below the church, we descend to the lower edge of the meadows below the village, where we can find the trail that takes us through the abandoned village of Znojile to Obloke. We continue along the GM40 trail from Kalarsko brdo to Obloke. There is a path on the other side of Obloke, that takes us to a small hill where we descend to an "old road" which brings us after two kilometres to Zarakovec. We can cross the road there and descend to Bača River on the other side. We continue along the service road for the small hydro power plant to the machinery facility, where climb back to the main road. Continue along the road to the first houses where there is a small slope on the left side that takes us to the Koritnica River. There is a path on the other side of the bridge which takes us along the Bača River to Grahovo ob Bače, which is the end of this stage.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Train:

www.slo-zeleznice.si

Jesenice – Bled – Bohinjska Bistrica – Podbrdo

Ljubljana– Jesenice – Bled– Bohinjska Bistrica – Podbrdo

Getting there

Take the train from Ljubljana or Villach to Jesenice, Bled, Bohinjska Bistrica and Podbrdo.

A car train also drives on the Bohinjska Bistrica – Podbrdo – Most na Soči route.

 

Regional road:

Ljubljana – Škofja Loka – Petrovo Brdo – Podbrdo

Most na Soči – Podbrdo

Parking

Car park at the railway station in Podbrdo.

Car park above the railway station in Grahovo.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
17.1 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
1010 m
Descent
1208 m
Public transport friendly In and out Multi-stage tour Scenic With refreshment stops Geological highlights Botanical highlights Healthy climate

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