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Mt. Stol (1,673 m) from Breginj

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Mt. Stol is the highest Slovenian summit in the longest ridge of the Julian Alps. It is recognizable from afar due to the transmitter which is standing on its top. This splendid sightseeing mountain offers views from the Adriatic Sea to the central Julian Alps. The ascent is routed along a steep trail from the village of Breginj, whilst the return follows the same way downwards.

moderate
Distance 9.1 km
4:05 h
1,092 m
1,092 m
1,673 m
555 m

The tour to the top of Mt. Stol starts in the westernmost Slovenian town of Breginj. The first part of the tour follows the Bela River all the way to its spring in the vicinity from where it continues past the Church of St. Margaret. Soon after, the forest gets thinner and you continue along the sightseeing grassy slopes. The trail becomes steeper and steeper and at the altitude of 1,600 m, you arrive to the ridge of Mt. Stol. It will then take you approximately 20 minutes of walking along this very sightseeing ridge in order to reach the top of the mountain with unforgetable views.

Author’s recommendation

You can also climb to Mt. Muzec, which will prolong and complete your tour.

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Author
Andreja Križnič
Update: August 30, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,673 m
Lowest point
555 m
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Safety information

The steep grassy slopes become slippery in wet conditions.  If the trail is covered with snow, you should only take this tour with the help of appropriate winter equipment (ice axe, crampons) and if you know how to move on steep snowy or icy slopes.

This is an easy hiking trail. Use of hiking trails is at your own risk!

Tips and hints

The sun gets quite hot on the grassy slope during the summer, which is why you should take this tour early in the morning and bring a sufficient supply of water. 

Breginj.

Start

Breginj (554 m)
Coordinates:
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46.262166, 13.425941
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46°15'43.8"N 13°25'33.4"E
UTM
33T 378694 5124380
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Destination

Mt. Stol (1,673 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

Start the tour at the parking lot, cross the road and follow the signs and markings for Mt. Stol. Initially you will follow a paved road and later a gravel road. The markings will then direct you onto a marked trail which repeatedly crosses the gravel road leading to the Church of St. Margaret. Continue your tour from the church along a marked trail. Soon after, you will leave the forest and arrive to a sightseeing slope. The trail will become steeper and steeper, however, the views will become increasingly wonderful. When you arrive to the main ridge of Mt. Stol, views also open to the north. Continue along the exceptionally sightseeing ridge to the top of the mountain, which you cannot miss due to the transmitter located on the top. Return to your starting point along the same way you came from.

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Public transport

During the summer, you can drive from the town of Kobarid to the village of Breginj with the HOP-ON HOP-OFF public shuttle bus.

Getting there

From the town of Kobarid, drive towards the former border crossing Robič. When you reach the village of Staro selo, turn to the right and follow the signs towards the village of Breginj.

Parking

There is a large parking lot available next to the church in Breginj.

Coordinates

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46.262166, 13.425941
DMS
46°15'43.8"N 13°25'33.4"E
UTM
33T 378694 5124380
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Equipment

Appropriate hiking footwear. Trekking poles are recommended. Sun protection.


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.1 km
Duration
4:05 h
Ascent
1,092 m
Descent
1,092 m
Highest point
1,673 m
Lowest point
555 m
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