This very nice demanding mountain bike tour will initially take you along the emerald Soča River and then ascend along the forest road to the ridge of Mt. Stol from where it descends along a splendid sightseeing road into the valley of the Nadiža River and continues along this river back to the starting point.
The tour starts in the town of Kobarid and leads to the Napoleon’s Bridge from where it continues along the right bank of the Soča River to the village of Trnovo ob Soči. When you reach the village, continue across the suspension bridge with stunning views of the wildest part of the Soča River – the Cataract. From there, continue along the cart track on left bank of the Soča River and cross the river again when you reach the Boka Waterfall behind the village of Log Čezsoški. Continue to the village of Žaga where you will start ascending to the former border crossing Učja. Just before your reach it, turn uphill along the forest road towards the ridge of Mt. Stol which will take you across the sightseeing Spodnja Božca Mountain pasture. When you will arrive to the ridge, you will be rewarded with stunning views. Continue along the sightseeing grassy slope along the masterfully routed road and descend into the valley of the Nadiža River. Continue along the river to the village of Kred, which is not far away from your starting point.
This tour is quite demanding from the orientation point of view, which is why we recommend you to use a navigation device. Even though it is possible to take it in both directions, we recommend you to take this tour in the described direction. The ascent to the ridge of Mt. Stol is mostly routed through the forest and in the shade. The descent leads across a grassy slope where the sun can get extremely hot during the summer months.
The only dangerous sections of the tour are the sections before you reach the villages of Trnovo ob Soči and Žaga where the tour follows the main road for approximately 1,5 km.
Tips and hints
On the Božca Mountain pasture you can also buy delicious home-made cheese and curd. When you arrive to the ridge, you can also climg to the top of Mt. Stol (approx. 350 m of altitude difference). The Nadiža River is warm enough to refresh yourself during the summer months. The valley of the Učja River boasts with the largest zipline park in Europe. In the town of Kobarid you can visit the Kobarid Museum.
Getting thereYou can drive to the town of Kobarid from Tolmin or Bovec.
ParkingParking is available at the cemetery.
Cycling equipment. Basic bicycle and tyre repair tool kit, spare tyre and air pump.