The route leads along the road from the Vršič Pass into the Trenta Valley. 200 metres below the second (26th) bend you change to the hiking trail below the road and follow the markings of the Slovenian Alpine association to the car park in front of the lodge at the source of the Soča. The hiking trail continues behind the lodge to the source, and you then come back the same way.
Near the car park a large display board shows the way to the Soča Trail. The typical small information posts of the Triglav National Park show the way to the information centre at the Trenta Lodge.
Getting thereAlthough the Zgornjesavka valley is safely embraced by the peaks of the Karavanke Mountains and the Julian Alps, the valley is easily accessible.
No more than half an hour’s drive will take you to the motorways in Italy (Tarvisio), Austria (Villach) or Slovenia (Karavanke tunnel). The nearest railway station is not far at all and there is less than an hour’s drive to the Ljubljana International Airport.
If in Slovenia, the Ljubljana–Kranj–Jesenice–Kranjska Gora road will lead you to your destination; from Austria, the road leads from Villach either over the Korensko sedlo border crossing or the Karavanke tunnel, whilst from Italy, the road will take you through the border crossing at Rateče.
The nearest train station is at Jesenice; there, you can board a bus for another 30-minute drive to Kranjska Gora, which is only 20 km away. There is also a train station in Tarvisio, Italy, and in Villach in Austria. From here, you can take a taxi, as both stations are no more than 20 kilometres away.
A 45 minute drive from Ljubljana Airport (66 km); a mere 40 minute drive from the airport in Klagenfurt (Austria) and an hour and 40 minutes from the airport at Trieste (Italy).
- Coach: Alpetour potovalna agencija d.d., Bus Station Ljubljana
- Plane: Adria Airways, Aerodrom Ljubljana
- Train: Slovenske železnice
- Ryan air: www.ryanair.com
- Brussels airline: www.brusselsairlines.be
- Easy Jet: www.easyjet.com
- TUIfly: www.tuifly.com