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.
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.
You can also climb to Mt. Muzec, which will prolong and complete your tour.
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.
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.
There is a large parking lot available next to the church in Breginj.
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Appropriate hiking footwear. Trekking poles are recommended. Sun protection.