One hundred years ago, this was the location of the Isonzo Front; its remnants, including fire trenches and bunkers, are now connected into a Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic. It begins in Log pod Mangartom, follows the Soča River through Bovec, and crosses its highest point, the Krn mountain chain, near Kobarid. From there, the trail can either circle back to Kobarid or run along the Kolovrat Ridge, where an outdoor museum is located. The beautiful views of the Friuli Plain on one side and the Julian Alps on the other will leave you breathless.
After the experience of Nova Gorica and the Karst Region, the Walk of Peace ends in Trieste on the Adriatic coast. The trail consists of multiple sections that vary in length and difficulty; it is clearly marked and mainly runs on existing mountain and tourist trails. A Walk of Peace guidebook has also been published in Slovenian, English, Hungarian,Italian and German language.
There is no special safty issues on the trail. Classical safety precautions apply. You will walk through the protected areas, where the following rules apply:
Please note the local information on nature conservation.
Please, drive your motor vehicle only in permitted areas.
Please, do not walk off the trails.
Please, do not swim in lakes or creeks.
Please, keep dogs on a leash.
Please, do not pick mushrooms.
Please, do not litter.
Please, use the camping sites.
Please, do not pick plants.
Please, do not remove plants or animals.
Tips and hints
Either through Trbiž/Tarvisio (Ialy), over Kranjska Gora and Vršič pass or through Nova Gorica and Tolmin.
You can arrive by car or by bus.
ParkingA few parking spots in Log pod Mangartom, better option is to leave car in Bovec or Kobarid.
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EquipmentClassical long distance hiking equipment.
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.