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ST25 AAT: Bovec - Drežnica (Kobarid)

· 13 reviews · Long distance hiking trail · Littoral
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  • Bovec, center
    / Bovec, center
    Photo: David Štulc Zornik, Bovec Tourist Board
  • / Virje Waterfall
    Photo: David Štulc Zornik, Bovec Tourist Board
  • / Lake near Plužna
    Photo: David Štulc Zornik, Bovec Tourist Board
  • / Golf course Bovec
    Photo: Golf Club Bovec, Bovec Tourist Board
  • / Boka Waterfall
    Photo: David Štulc Zornik, Bovec Tourist Board
  • / Bovec panorama (Narnia)
    Photo: David Štulc Zornik, Bovec Tourist Board
  • / Kozjak waterfalls
    Photo: Maja Ivančič, Kärnten Werbung GmbH - AlpeAdriaTrail
  • / Kobarid historical trail
    Photo: Maja Ivančič, Kärnten Werbung GmbH - AlpeAdriaTrail
  • / Botognice museum collection
    Photo: Maja Ivančič, Kärnten Werbung GmbH - AlpeAdriaTrail
  • / Koseč Waterfalls
    Photo: Maja Ivančič, Kärnten Werbung GmbH - AlpeAdriaTrail
  • / Bergdorf Dreznica
    Photo: Janko Humar, Bovec Tourist Board
  • / Kobarid
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  • / Kobarid
    Photo: Kärnten Werbung GmbH - AlpeAdriaTrail
m 600 500 400 300 20 18 16 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 km Drežnica Virje Wasserfall Bovec Wasserfall Boka
A large part of this picturesque stage runs along the left bank of the River Soča, before turning away from the river towards the end of this stage. The route then leads up to the delightful village of Drežnica above Kobarid.
moderate
22 km
7:15 h
627 m
545 m
Our hike takes us past the romantic Virje waterfall to the magical world of Narnia: The Bovec Valley , a natural and cultural heritage, once served as the setting for part of the Walt Disney film “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian”. Near the majestic Boka waterfall, hundreds of cubic metres of water dash deep into the valley from a height of 106 metres. Then we follow the emerald green River Soča, on which keen canoeists and rafters take it in turns to tackle the rapids, around the Polovnik Mountain. After a slight ascent we reach the mountain village of Drežnica, below the Krn Mountain.

Author’s recommendation

Turn off the Alpe Adria for a short detour to the beautiful Virje waterfall, take a stroll at the Bovec golf course, whch is a peacful oasis just beneath the Julian Alps. Stop at the majestic Boka waterfall and admire the Bovec panorama, which can also be seen in the movie Chronicles of Narnia.

The most widely known cultural artefacts of the region are the unique Drežnica Masks made of wood. Locals still follow tradition and organize carnival festivities, which faithfully recreate the masks’ ancient usage.The village of Drežnicaalso prides itself on quite a few private collections, among which is the most attractive Botognice Collection, compiled by Mirko Kurinčič and dedicated to World War I.

Kobarid is a pleasant little town, 5 km out of Deržnica,  that gained recognition during the First World War.The story of the town's history and primarily of the Soča or Isonzo Front is told in the Kobarid Museum, voted best museum of Europe in 1993. The exhibits, the large reliefs of the surrounding mountains, the rich photographic material and mlutivision projections offer a sensitive narrative of those hard and bloody days near the Soča. Part of the events connected to the Soča Front were described in his famous novel A Farewell to Arms by then American war correspondent Ernest Hemingway.The Kobarid historical walk is fascinating and instructive, leading us through time and the natural beauties of the surrounding environment.

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Author
Maja Ivančič
Updated: May 22, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
547 m
Lowest point
312 m
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Tips, hints and links

Tourist information: TIC Bovec
Trg golobarskih žrtev 8
SI-5230 Bovec
T: 00386 5 38 41 919
E-mail: info@lto-bovec.si
W: www.bovec.com/eng

Tourist information: TIC Kobarid
Trg svobode 16
SI-5222 Kobarid
T: 00386 5 38 00 490
E-mail: info.kobarid@lto-sotocje.si
W: www.visit-soca.com

Start

Bovec (464 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.338003, 13.552473
DMS
46°20'16.8"N 13°33'08.9"E
UTM
33T 388599 5132621
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Destination

Drežnica

Turn-by-turn directions

We start in Bovec and follow the AAT signs leading us on the forrest trail to the village of Plužna. After Plužna we pass the Virje waterfall and a small lake. Once we have passed a small golf course we can marvel at the largest waterfall in Slovenia – Boka. Here we continue on the asphalted road for a few hundret meters and then cross the bridge with the ''view from Narnia'' onto the left bank of the Soča where we stay till the end of this stage. Next village on our way is Log Čezsoški. Along the way there are several spots where we can simply climb down to the river for a short break and refreshment.

We could make our hike more exciting by rafting for part of the route, to be precise the section between the bridge beneath the Boka waterfall and the village of Trnovo. The Soča is always impressive anyway, but the nearer we get to it, the more of an impression this roaring river makes!We procede along the gravel road to the small village of Trnovo ob Soči, which is also the main “getting off” point for the popular raft tours.

In Trnovo we can cross to the other side of the river for a cup of coffee or other refreshment in the camp or in the village. Afterwards we return to the left-hand bank which continues slightly uphill along the forest trail to Drežnica, a pleasant and hospitable mountain village.

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Public transport

Along the AAT and near by there are bus stops in Bovec, Žaga, Srpenica, Trnovo ob Soči and Kobarid.

Timetables.

There is no public bus conection to Drežnica.

Parking

In Bovec infont of the Cultural House (Kulturni dom).

Coordinates

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46.338003, 13.552473
DMS
46°20'16.8"N 13°33'08.9"E
UTM
33T 388599 5132621
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Sandra Lippert
September 20, 2020 · Community
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Virje Wasserfall
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Boris Wakounig
August 27, 2020 · Community
Starting with a very slippery trail on a sunny ☀️ day. When you reach the power plant go towards and pass the meadow. Now the trail is easy. Arrived late at Drežnica in Jelkin Hram. The guest house was booked out and stuff was making efforts to host me. I got a room ment for the personell. Thumbs up to lovely people of Drežnica.
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Matis Stein 
August 23, 2020 · Community
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
22 km
Duration
7:15h
Ascent
627 m
Descent
545 m
Multi-stage route Refreshment stops available Healthy climate

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