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The Walk of Peace

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difficult
Distance 107 km
38:20 h
5,058 m
4,890 m

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.

Author’s recommendation

Read a book or two about WW1 before hiking on the trail, you will enjoy and appreciate it much more.
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Author
Peter Lenarcic 
Update: June 11, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,306 m
Lowest point
156 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

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

www.potmiru.si/eng/  

www.soca-valley.com

www.slovenia-outdoor.com

www.slovenia.info

 

Start

Log pod Mangartom (653 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.404851, 13.596356
DMS
46°24'17.5"N 13°35'46.9"E
UTM
33T 392108 5139988
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Destination

Devin

Turn-by-turn directions

The length of the trail is 212 - 236 km, divided into 11 daily stages of 18-25 km. The overall altitude gained is 7180 - 8630 m.

Stage 1: Log pod Mangartom -Bovec

Stage 2: Bovec - Kobarid

Stage 3: Kobarid - Planina Kuhinja

Stage 4: Planina Kuhinja - Tolmin

Stage 5: Tolmin - Kambreško

Stage 6: Kambr4eško - Šmartno

Stage 7: Šmartno - Nova Gorica

Stage 8: Nova Gorica - Lokvica

Stage 9: Lokvica - Komen

Stage 10: Komen - Duino (IT)

Stage 11: Duino - Trieste

 

The Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic starts at Log pod Mangartom village, descends to the Kluže Fortress, passes Mt Ravelnik and Čelo Hill Outdoor Museum to climb to the Golobar pasture and the Zaprikraj Outdoor Museum; it then descends from Drežnica, passes the Italian Ossuary and reaches Kobarid, where it divides into two paths. One route climbs to the Kolovrat Range and its outdoor museum, while the other runs across the Kuhinja and Pretovč pastures to reach the Mt Mrzli vrh Outdoor Museum, where it starts to descend to the Church of the Holy Spirit at Javorca and further down to Tolmin, the German Ossuary and the Mengore Hill Outdoor Museum, where this section of the Walk ends.

From the Kolovrat Range Outdoor Museum, the route passes Globočak Hill and the Kambreško area to reach Mt Sabotin and the Brda Hills; the other route descends from the Kolovrat ridge to Plave village and climbs the Prižnica–Vodice–Sveta Gora ridge and Škabrijel Hill. The routes meet in Nova Gorica/Gorizia.

The Walk continues across the top of the Markov hrib slope and the hills of Vrtojbensko-biljenski griči to the Cerje Memorial and the Kras Walks of Peace. Here, the Walk of Peace again forks into two paths that cross the former border. The first links the Brestovec Historical Trail/Percorso storico del Brestovec, Debela Griža/Monte San Michele, the Italian Ossuary in Sredipolje/Redipuglia, the Theme Park/Parco Tematico Grande Guerra above Tržič/Monfalcone and ends in Devin/Duino.

The second path winds through the Kras to connect the throne of Borojević, Krompir Cave, Gorjansko and some Austro-Hungarian cemeteries, crosses Grmada/Ermada and descends to Devin/Duino. You can than continue onwards to Trieste.

 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Bus line from Ljubljana to Bovec, through Trbiž (Tarvisio) in Italy. Also possible to reach cities on the way by bus or train (or combination of both)

Getting there

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.

Parking

A few parking spots in Log pod Mangartom, better option is to leave car in Bovec or Kobarid.

Coordinates

DD
46.404851, 13.596356
DMS
46°24'17.5"N 13°35'46.9"E
UTM
33T 392108 5139988
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

- Promo brochure (free): http://www.potmiru.si/pdf/ANG_NOVA_PotOdAlpDoJadrana_2018_lowres.pdf 

- A Guide along the Isonzo Front: THE WALK OF PEACE FROM THE ALPS TO THE ADRIATIC

   Price: 10.00 EUR

   Orders: turizem@potmiru.si

   Promo video of the Guidebook:

  https://issuu.com/potmiru/docs/the_walk_of_peace_from_the_alps_to_?utm_source=conversion_success&  utm_campaign=Transactional&utm_medium=email

  Languages: ENG, ITA, DE, HUN

Author’s map recommendations

The Isonzo Front from Mt. Rombon to Mengore hill 1 : 50 000, Tourist map of historical sites

Zgornje Posočje 1 : 25 000, Tourist map with points of historical interest, The Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic

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Equipment

Classical 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)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • 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.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
107 km
Duration
38:20 h
Ascent
5,058 m
Descent
4,890 m
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