In the village of Krn life runs at a slower pace, there are fewer young families and the residents go about earning their daily bread in the valley. At the edge of the village is the room set up in memory of the famous historian Simon Rutar. A little lower down, the neighbouring village of Vrsno was the birthplace of one of the most popular Slovenian poets, Simon Gregorčič. The long sloping meadows above the village are scattered with Alpine pastures which even today still tell of the past struggle for existence.
This stage ends in Tolmin, a friendly little town situated on the sunny terrace above the confluence of the Soča and Tolminka rivers. The bustle in the town, the traffic, businesses, shops and offices, infrastructure and restaurants create a picture which is more similar to our everyday life than the temperate pace of life in the mountains.
And of course there are also many spots and attractions to delight hikers along the trail itself. After the strenuous ascent from Drežnica you can enjoy a rest on the Planica at the Italian military chapel dating from the First World War. The descent through sunny Alpine meadows beneath the Krn massif will once again take you briefly through the Triglav National Park. Your route towards the valley continues through the forest, where the view of concealed. Before Tolmin the trail will once again lead you to the emerald beauty of the River Soča, which will take you to the well-earned end point of this stage.
Only a short walk from the town we can admire the untamed Tolmin gorges, the lowest entrance into the Triglav National Park, and a few kilometres away we can see Javorca, the most beautiful monument from the times when the First World War unleashed upon the Posočje region. It was entered into the list of European cultural heritage in 2006.
Tips, hints and linksTourist information:
LTO Sotočje - TIC Kobarid, Trg svobode 16, SI-5222 Kobarid T: +386 5 38 00 490, firstname.lastname@example.org www.dolina-soce.com
LTO Sotočje - TIC Tolmin, Petra Skalarja 4, SI-5220 Tolmin T: +386 5 38 00 480, email@example.com www.dolina-soce.com