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.
Distance 21 km
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.
- 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
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.
Update: January 19, 2022
Getting thereYou can reach Trenta and Bovec over the Vršič or the Predel Pass, or from the south via Tolmin and Kobarid.
ParkingPublic parking at Dom Trenta or in the centre of Bovec in front of Kulturni dom.
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EquipmentUsual hiking equipment recommended.
Basic Equipment for Long-Distance Hikes
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- Tent (3- or 4-season)
- Stove (including fuel and utensils)
- Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
- Toiletries and medication
- Toilet paper
Things to Bring if Staying in a Mountain Hut
- Toiletries and medication
- Quick-drying towel
- Ear plugs
- Sleeping bag liner
- Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
- Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
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