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Long distance hiking trail

ST23 AAT: Kranjska Gora - Trenta

· 22 reviews · Long distance hiking trail · Slovenia
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  • Russische Kapelle
    / Russische Kapelle
    Photo: , LTO Kranjska Gora
  • Zelenci
    / Zelenci
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  • Vrsic-Sattel
    / Vrsic-Sattel
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  • Trenta Nationalparkhaus
    / Trenta Nationalparkhaus
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  • Zoisova zvončnica, Jože Mihelič
    / Zoisova zvončnica, Jože Mihelič
    Photo: , Jože Mihelič
  • Julius Kugy Denkmal
    / Julius Kugy Denkmal
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  • Heidnisches Mädchen - Ajdovska Deklica
    / Heidnisches Mädchen - Ajdovska Deklica
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  • / Kranjska Gora
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  • / Jasna
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  • / Vršič
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900 1200 1500 1800 2100 m km 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 Triglav National Park Russische Kapelle Soča Quelle

This stage leads via the Vršič Pass, the highest mountain pass in the Julian Alps. Hikers can enjoy the picturesque view of the stunning north faces of the highest peaks.
moderate
20.5 km
8:00 h
918 m
1108 m
This stage starts in Kranjska Gora (810 metres) and leads past the Hotel Lek to the Jasna lakes before continuing along a forest trail to Erika. You will hike across Alpine meadows and through forests, along the Pišnica mountain stream and past the Mihov Dom shelter (at 1,085 metres) and the Russian Chapel. From there you will continue along the old donkey path to the summit of the Vršič (1,688 metres). It is just a few steps to the viewpoint from where you can see the face of a maiden in the rock (Ajdovska deklica). The Russian Chapel and the Ajdovska deklicaare the magical points of this section.

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.

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1685 m
Lowest point
622 m
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Rest Stop

Tičarjev dom na Vršiču
Koča pri izviru Soče
Kekčeva domačija

Safety information

Equipment

Tips, hints and links

Start

Krajnska Gora (811 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.484776, 13.782424
UTM
33T 406547 5148631

Destination

Trenta

Turn-by-turn directions

From Kranjska Gora (810 metres) we follow hiking trail no. 7 past the Hotel Lek to the lakes of Jasna and then on to Erika. We continue to hike across Alpine meadows and through forests, along the Pišnica mountain stream and past the Mihov Dom shelter (at 1,085 metres) and the Russian Chapel. From there we continue along the old donkey path to the summit of the Vršič (1,688 metres). It is just a few steps to the viewpoint from where you can see the face of a maiden in the rock (Ajdovska deklica). The Russian Chapel and the Ajdovska deklica are the magical points of this section.

From Vršič we hike along the road into the Trenta Valley. 200 metres below the second (26th) bend we 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.

 

 

 

Public transport

By road

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.

By train/bus

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.

By plane

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).

Transport Timetables

Getting there

Although 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.

By road

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.

By train/bus

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.

By plane

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).

Transport Timetables

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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
20.5 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
918 m
Descent
1108 m
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