A pleasant hiking trail with a view, where the Kanin cable car spares you the most difficult part of it.
Distance 6.3 km
Highest point998 m
Lowest point423 m
A combination of the Kanin cable car ride to B station and a hiking descent back to A station of the Kanin cable car offers a variety of beautiful views over the Bovec basin and the amphitheatre of the surrounding mountains.
This classic hike (cable car uphill – hiking downhill) suggested here is only possible when the cable car is operating.
You leave your car on a big parking lot at the lower A station of the Kanin cable car; the parking lot is located at Dvor outside Bovec. After an approximately 10-minute-long ride in a four-seat cable car, you arrive to the altitude about 1000 meters above the sea level, to the second, B station of the cable car, where we exit. Near the viewpoint bench we can already see a signpost for the Kanin mule track (“Kaninska mulatjera”), which guides us down a gentle slope into the cool shadow of the Kanin Gozdec. From there on, the trail descends gently most of the time, only at a small section it goes slightly uphill. There are a couple of spots where the forest unravels and offers great views around the Bovec basin, with the Soča River below and to the surrounding mountains around.
After no more than an hour of descent you enter a larger beech forest, where a number of forest trails intertwine. Here you need to pay attention to the signposts, otherwise you may quickly stray from the right trail. The trail then leads you to the main gravel road, which goes from Bovec to the Krnica mountain pastures. At this point you cross the road and descend down a fairly steep slope along a well-treaded path and continue to the Triglav Insurance Company holiday house. From here, you continue the descent along the enclosed pasture to the village Plužna, which you reach at the water tank. You walk approximately 100 m on the asphalted road in the direction of Bovec and soon after you enter a forest, where a well-treaded and signposted path takes you back to your starting point at the cable car A station.
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There are multiple daily bus connection between Bovec and Ljubljana, Tolmin, Nova Gorica; in the summertime also to Kranjska Gora and Tarvisio.
In the wintertime there is a free ski bus from the centre of Bovec to the cable car A station.
Coming from Nova Gorica, we turn left at the gas station to the parking lot of the Kanin cable car. Coming from Kranjska Gora, the Bovec bypass leads us past the airport and again to the gas station, where we can already see the parking lot of the cable car from the road.
At the lower A station of the cable car there is a big parking lot, free of change. On the same spot there is also a rest stop with all necessary infrastructure for the guests with caravans (payable).