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Bike tour in Lepena valley

Road biking · Julian Alps
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  • Počitek v dolini Lepene
    / Počitek v dolini Lepene
    Photo: Tomo Jeseničnik, Turizem Dolina Soče
  • / Velika korita Soče
    Photo: Tomo Jeseničnik, Turizem Dolina Soče
  • / The Šunik water grove
    Photo: Živa Hernaus
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Easy/medium demanding tour by the Soča river and Lepenjica creek.
moderate
11.2 km
1:00 h
284 m
284 m

We start the tour at the beginning of the Lepena valley, where the Great Soča Gorge ends. Here's also the entry point for kayakers.

The tour take place on a small, asphalted road that leads us to the end of Lepena valley. We first cycle next to the Soča river, then we follow the Lepenjica creek.

After 3km we will drive pass a small parking place which is the starting point for the Šunik water grove hiking trail.

At the end of the road we will reach the Dr. Klement Jug hut, where we can refresh and rest. This is also the starting point for the mountain path to the Krn lakes and mt. Krn.

Author’s recommendation

In winter time the Dr. Klement Jug hut is closed.
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Author
David Štulc Zornik
Updated: May 09, 2019
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Dr. Klement Jug hut, 703 m
Lowest point
435 m
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Safety information

Since this is a public road, pay attention to traffic.

Tips, hints and links

The starting point of this tour can be combined with sightseeing at the Great Soča Gorge, on the way we can hike the Šunik water grove, while the end of the tour offers yet another (hiking) experience: climbing up to the Krn Lakes or to the top of mt. Krn.

Start

Parking place at the beginning of Lepene valley (449 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.334930, 13.645641
DMS
46°20'05.7"N 13°38'44.3"E
UTM
33T 395763 5132152
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Destination

Parking place at the beginning of Lepene valley

Turn-by-turn directions

We start the tour at the parking place at the beginning of Lepena valley - at the entry point for kayakers. We follow the asphalted road by the Soča river, that takes us first to the Kamp Klin camping place. The road then turns left into the valley following the Lepenjica creek. The road goes quite steep up till the Dr. Klement Jug hut.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

In summer time there's a bus that stops at the junktion for Lepena valley. The bus rides from Bovec or from Kranjska Gora (over Vršič pass).

Getting there

We look for the road sign for "Lepena".

It's 10 km from Bovec or 11 km from Trenta.

Parking

Free parking place at the beginning of Lepena valley.

Coordinates

DD
46.334930, 13.645641
DMS
46°20'05.7"N 13°38'44.3"E
UTM
33T 395763 5132152
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Since the tour is fully asphalted, we can go with all types of bicycles.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.2 km
Duration
1:00h
Ascent
284 m
Descent
284 m
Family friendly

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