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ST24 AAT: Trenta - Bovec

· 23 reviews · Long distance hiking trail · Alpine Slovenia
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  • Dom Trenta - Trenta museum & Triglav National park Info Center
    / Dom Trenta - Trenta museum & Triglav National park Info Center
    Photo: David Stulc Zornik, Kärnten Werbung GmbH - AlpeAdriaTrail
  • / Trenta: Architectural heritage
    Photo: David Štulc Zornik, Bovec Tourist Board
  • / Soča bei Trenta
    Photo: Kärnten Werbung GmbH - AlpeAdriaTrail
  • / Hängebrücke bei Trenta
    Photo: Kärnten Werbung GmbH - AlpeAdriaTrail
  • / Brücke über die Soča
    Photo: Kärnten Werbung GmbH - AlpeAdriaTrail
  • / Bovec Cheese
    Photo: Tourist farm Jelinčič
  • / Soča Trout
    Photo: David Štulc Zornik, Bovec Tourist Board
  • / Informationstafel zur Soča Forelle "Marmorata"
    Photo: Roland Oberdorfer, Kärnten Werbung GmbH - AlpeAdriaTrail
  • / The Great Soča Gorge
    Photo: David Štulc Zornik, Bovec Tourist Board
  • / Hängebrücke über Soča
    Photo: Kärnten Werbung GmbH - AlpeAdriaTrail
  • / Soča
    Photo: Kärnten Werbung GmbH - AlpeAdriaTrail
  • / Smaragdgrüne Soča
    Photo: Roland Oberdorfer, Kärnten Werbung GmbH - AlpeAdriaTrail
  • / Kršovec Gorge
    Photo: Janko Humar, Bovec Tourist Board
  • / Hiking along the Soča Trail / AAT
    Photo: David Štulc Zornik, Bovec Tourist Board
  • / Kajak Fahrer auf der Soča
    Photo: Roland Oberdorfer, Kärnten Werbung GmbH - AlpeAdriaTrail
  • / AAT Beschilderung am Soča Trail (Soška Pot)
    Photo: Roland Oberdorfer, Kärnten Werbung GmbH - AlpeAdriaTrail
  • / Brücke über die Koritnica
    Photo: David Štulc Zornik, Bovec Tourist Board
  • / Bovec
    Photo: Kärnten Werbung GmbH - AlpeAdriaTrail
  • / Autumn in Bovec
    Photo: David Štulc Zornik, Bovec Tourist Board
  • / Church of Devica Marija v Polju
    Photo: David Štulc Zornik, Bovec Tourist Board
  • / Bovec, center
    Photo: David Štulc Zornik, Bovec Tourist Board
  • / Sočatal bei Bovec
    Photo: Kärnten Werbung GmbH - AlpeAdriaTrail
  • / Bovec, promo video
    Video: LTO Bovec
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This stage follows the marked, well-kept Soča Trail and leads almost continuously along the emerald green Soča River and at the same time through the part of the unspoilt Triglav National Park. At the suspension bridge over the Kršovec gorge on the border of the Triglav National park, the route continues towards Vodenca, crossing the confluence of the Soča and Koritnica rivers and reaching Bovec soon afterwards.

moderate
Distance 21 km
6:30 h
400 m
564 m
The narrow Trenta Valley, through which the emerald Soča River flows, widens out and enthrals with its typical grassy areas and farms. Attractive campsites invite hikers and visitors to relax. In this section, the Alpe Adria Trail coincides with the Soča Trail which leads along the Soča River, crossing it from time to time, until the Trenta Valley widens into the Bovec Basin. Now the trail leads into the centre of Bovec situated at the foot of the mighty Mt. Rombon and Mt. Kanin. Bovec was first mentioned 1174, but the moving history of this attractive place extends much further back. Along this section of the trail, largely running through the Triglav National Park, there are numerous resting places with descriptions of attractions. On your way you can also taste and buy the famous Bovec cheese.

 

 

ATTRACTIONS:

  • Dom Trenta - Triglav National Park Info Center & Ethnological Museum
  • Small Soča Gorge
  • Great Soča Gorge
  • Kršovec Gorge
  • Confluence of the Soča and Koritnica Rivers
  • Church of Devica Marija v Polju

Author’s recommendation

Visit the source of the Soča before your departure in Trenta, learn about the heritage in the Trenta Museum and try the typical local Bovec cheese at the guest farms along the trail. Those who are not affraid of cold will enjoy a refreshing dip in the Soča River.
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TIC Bovec
Update: May 20, 2021
Difficulty
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Highest point
886 m
Lowest point
450 m
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Rest Stop

Kamp Liza
Penzion Martinov hram
Turistična kmetija Jelinčič
Planinski dom Dr.Klementa Juga
Pri Plajerju
Gostilna Metoja
Pristava Lepena

Tips and hints

Start

Trenta (628 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.382779, 13.750643
DMS
46°22'58.0"N 13°45'02.3"E
UTM
33T 403928 5137336
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Destination

Bovec

Turn-by-turn directions

From Dom Trenta – the Trenta visitor centre – we return to the Soča Trail down the valley. We cross the main road and follow the Soča River along its left bank. We hike through forests, across meadows and pastures, and past a large rockslide. Two information panels provide information about rockslides and the local vegetation. The trail ascends steeply to a small waterfall and then descends again from here, and finally we reach the Small Soča gorge close to a guest farm. The trail leads past another information panel with information about the architectural heritage of Trenta, past the village of Soča and the Great Soča Gorge. From the suspension bridge, we can enjoy an impressive view of the gorge that is 750 metres long and 10 to 12 metres deep, in some places only 2 metres wide. We continue along the gorge until we reach the beginning of the Lepena Valley, where the gorge ends. At a nearby campsite, we can visit the confluence of the Rivers Lepenjica and Soča. We cross the bridge over the Lepenjica and walk along the right bank. We cross the Soča again and our route now leads over another bridge, continuing along the left riverbank. Soon we reach the gorge at Kršovec.  After the gravel road on the left bank of the river we keep following the Soča Trail and cross a wooden bridge at Brjeka, which is one of the most picturesque spots on our way. We continue towards the hamlet Vodenca, where we can see the confluence of the rivers Soča and Koritnica. This time we cross the Koritnica and pass several campsites. After a steep but short ascent on the asphalt road, we follow a short trail on the right through the forest, continue across the field where we can already see the church of Virgin Mary in Polje (Devica Marija v Polju) in front of us and walk past it to the centre of Bovec.

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Public transport

During the summer months, there is a  bus service between Bovec an Kranjska Gora 5 times a day. There are several bus stops on the way, so you can tailor the trail to your needs. Timetables.

Getting there

You can reach Trenta and Bovec over the Vršič or the Predel Pass, or from the south via Tolmin and Kobarid.

Parking

Public parking at Dom Trenta or in the centre of Bovec in front of Kulturni dom.

Coordinates

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46.382779, 13.750643
DMS
46°22'58.0"N 13°45'02.3"E
UTM
33T 403928 5137336
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Equipment

Usual hiking equipment recommended.

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4.7
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Gerhard Ortner
September 26, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? September 26, 2021
Lisa D
August 29, 2021 · Community
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Sonntag, 29. August 2021, 10:15 Uhr
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Marie R 
July 27, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? July 27, 2021
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
21 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
400 m
Descent
564 m
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