This tour will take you from the town of Bovec to the beginning of the remote but wonderful Alpine valley of Krnica. High above the valley you will be rewarded with a splendid panoramic view of the upper part of the Soča Valley and of the mighty surrounding mountains.
Distance 24 km
Start the tour at the parking lot and drive to the centre of the town of Bovec which used to stand next to an important old transport route connecting Trieste and Vienna. During World War I this town was significantly impacted by the numerous battles, which is evidenced by the numerous remnants of World War I. Nowadays Bovec is a developed tourist centre offering culinary as well as numerous sporting experiences. Drive from the centre of Bovec past the Church of St. Ulrich which was built in 1192 and stands on a high plateau accessible along an impressive staircase. Cycle past the Kaninska vas apartment village and you will soon be able to notice a turn on the left leading to the hamlet of Plužna and further to the Virje Waterfall and the spring of the Glijun Stream. Pass this turn and continue along the gravel road with panoramic views of Bovec and the wider area. After a steep ascent towards the Krnica Mountain pasture you will soon be able to enjoy in the Alpine world of the Krnica Valley. When you reach the end of the tour you can take a rest on a bench or enjoy in splendid views of the Krnica Mountain pasture, Soča Valley and the surrounding summits.
This tour is routed along a relatively unbusy road. During the hot summer days we recommend you to take this tour early in the morning or in the afternoon when you will be able to cycle in the shadow. Make sure to bring a sufficient amount of food and drinks because you will not be able to replenish your water supply or visit a restaurant along this tour. You can visit the Virje Waterfall and the spring of the Glijun Stream on your return if you turn to the hamlet of Plužna. In the vicinity of the waterfall you will be able to find a nice pool where you can refresh yourself during the summer months. In this case you should return to the starting point by turning downhill in the centre of Plužna past the golf course to the main road Bovec–Žaga and by turning left onto this road which you should follow back to the starting point. On your return you can refresh yourself in restaurants in Bovec, freshen up in the Soča River or visit the numerous natural and cultural sights in the vicinity of Bovec (Fort Hermann, Kluže Fortress, Kluže Gorge, etc.)
Update: October 02, 2021
Safety informationThe trail is drivable when there is no snow.
Tips and hintsYou can find the closest bicycle service in the town of
Catering services in Bovec.
Natural sights along the tour:
- Virje Waterfall
- Spring of the Glijun Stream
Sacral heritage along the tour: Church of St. Ulrich
Getting thereYou can drive to Bovec along the main road Nova Gorica–Vršič.
ParkingParking is available at Station A of the Kanin cableway or at the camper parking lot Camper stop Bovec.
33T 387580 5132058
EquipmentCycling equipment. Basic bicycle and tyre repair tool kit, spare tyre and air pump.
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