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. It is a wonderful sighteeing hill which offers views from the Adriatic Sea to the central Julian Alps. This tour will take you to the top of Mt. Stol along a long sightseeing trail from the town of Kobarid.
The tour to Mt. Stol starts in Kobarid and will first take you to the Veliki rob sightseeing point. From there, you will continue along a mule track to a sightseeing ridge which you will follow all the way to the top of Mt. Stol. During your ascent along the ridge, you will be able to enjoy in views of the Soča Valley and the valley of the Nadiža River and admire the rich flora and fauna of this area. You should take a moment on the top and enjoy in views of the valleys deep below and of the near and distant mountains. Return along the same way you came from, however, avoid the Veliki rob seightseeing point in the last section.
It is the best to take this tour when the weather conditions allow wonderful views.
The tour is long and mostly routed along unvegetated terrain, which is why you need good sun protection and sufficient supplies of food and water. There is no restaurant or water source along the trail or on the top. Grassy sections require caution due to potential venomous snakes.
This is an easy hiking trail. Use of hiking trails is at your own risk!
Tips and hints
On the mountain pass beneath the top of Mt. Stol, you can find the Božca Mountain pasture where farmers produce and sell delicious dairy products during the summer.
In the town of Kobaridu and its vicinity, you can visit numerous historical, cultural and natural sights along the Kobarid historical trail.
Getting thereYou can reach Kobarid from Tolmin or Bovec.
ParkingThere are several arranged parking lots in Kobarid. Parking lot next to the post office is the closest to the starting point.
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Appropriate hiking footwear and clothing. Optional trekking poles. Sun protection.