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Nadiža bike & hike

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  • Nadiža gorges near Kred village
    / Nadiža gorges near Kred village
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  • / Rock window above the banks of Nadiža
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  • / Lower gorges of Nadiža
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  • / Wading through the lower gorges
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  • / Napoleon's bridge
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  • / Entering the upper gorges of Nadiža
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  • / Geology of Nadiža banks
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  • / Geology of Nadiža banks
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  • / Logje village
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  • / Breginj village
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Even if the route plan is showing only good 25 km of biking, this a suggested almost whole day outing. Exploring the beauties of Nadiža river means first of all wading through its gorges and canyons. Even if it's an alpine river, Nadiža gets warm in summer, that's why people not only spend whole days on its banks but they even spend nights there in sleeping bags. But biking will help us move from one point of interest to another, quickly enough and without losing the touch with nature. I warmly recommend to include in sightseeing also some historical and ethnological points of interest.
moderate
Distance 25.6 km
7:05 h
513 m
513 m
592 m
249 m

We can start the biking round tour in any place. But I warmly recommend to include also the following hikes / wadings:

> through the lower gorges of Nadiža (at Kred village),

> around the Napoleon's bridge,

> through the upper gorges of Nadiža (at Logje village),

> sightseeing Logje and Breginj village.

Author’s recommendation

As said, focus on the beauties of Nadiža river.
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
592 m
Lowest point
249 m
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Safety information

Some passages along the river require additional attention (climbind, wading).

Tips and hints

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Start

Kred village or anywhere else on the round tour (for example Bela camping place). (299 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.250225, 13.516973
DMS
46°15'00.8"N 13°31'01.1"E
UTM
33T 385684 5122918
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Destination

This is a round tour, so you finish it where you start.

Turn-by-turn directions

If you start the biking tour in Kred village, you first descend by cart roads to Nadiža river. You reach it by the hanging bridge over the river - at the lower end of gorges.

On the other side of Nadiža, the path branches. The left trail ascends on the nearby hill of Sv. Volar. There's no panorama from the church, but the place is historically and archaeologically interesting - in prehistoric times there was a fortified castellum. The right trail goes however along the gorges. We soon pass the rock window, then it continues above the cliffs and ends in the woods. The best idea to explore the gorges is simply to wade upstream. Wonderful beaches, ponds and cliffs there!

Then we continue biking along the northern banks of Nadiža. The biking trail is marked till the Podbela camping. Nice nature along the river.

At Podbela camp we bike till the asphalted road and continue left by it. Through nice woods we soon reach to an old stone bridge, called Napoleon's bridge. Make sure to cross it (on foot) and see how it looks from both sides.

From Napoleon's bridge we continue riding along the river. The road ascends a bit, then we reach a crossroads. The left road continues to Robidišče village (nice biking ascent till there too), but we ride towards the right, down to another bridge over Nadiža. This is the road bridge at Logje village.

By this bridge we leave bikes again and start wading up by the river stream. There soon the upper canyon of Nadiža starts. The cliffs and ponds are very picturesque, the geology of rocks is interesting as well (in addition to limestone also flysch). We go up as long as we wish. But this canyon is not just easy. On some places be need to climb over the rocks, where it doesn't go, we need to wade (also through deep waters) and there will be also places which we can overcome only by swimming (or detouring high by the steep banks). Count with at least 1-2 hours of wading up and the same amount of time back. If you want to sunbath and swim, allow to the tour even some more time.

After returning to the Logje bridge, we continue biking by the asphalted road up to Logje village. This village and the next Breginj village were completely demolished in an earthquake, so most of their unique architecture was lost. Only a few houses are preserved.

From Logle continue riding to Breginj village. There is an ethnological museum (open air) which is very worth visiting.

Finally you need only to descend from Breginj to Kred village. A nice asphalted road goes mostly down, but this last stretch of the ride is the longest one. 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

In Breginj valley only rare busses operate.

Getting there

You reach the Kred village (and Nadiža river) from Kobarid town in the valley of Soča.

Parking

Free parking lots all along the round route.

Coordinates

DD
46.250225, 13.516973
DMS
46°15'00.8"N 13°31'01.1"E
UTM
33T 385684 5122918
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Usual travel bikes are fine, you can do the tour also with mountain bikes. For wading, the best option are strong clogs.

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Vid Pogacnik
July 01, 2020 · Community
We visited Nadiža river several times, every trip was a great experience. The last visit was only into the lower gorges.
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When did you do this route? June 26, 2020

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
25.6 km
Duration
7:05 h
Ascent
513 m
Descent
513 m
Highest point
592 m
Lowest point
249 m
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