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The route of 2 passes and 2 countries

Road biking · Alpine Slovenia
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A popular training route for road cyclists, which includes the challenge of climbing the Vršič and Predel passes. It also allows you to jump on the Mangart saddle.

About the region

difficult
Distance 96.8 km
9:00 h
2,122 m
2,128 m

Start of cycling in the summer-winter tourist place Kranjska Gora (720m). Following the asphalt road,  ascend to the heart of the Julian Alps in 25 sharp bends to a height of 1611m to the top of the Vršič pass, where the Poštarski dom mountain hut is open in summer. On one side of the pass rises Mojstrovka, and on the other side Prisojnik - both well over 2,000 m high.

 

On the other side of the pass, the road descends steeply into the Trenta Valley. After 25 sharp bends and a greater slope of the road than during the ascent, the route descends past the source of the Soča River, past the Information Center of the Triglav National Park to Bovec. From Bovec head to Log pod Mangartrom - Predel pass where the Italian-Slovenian border is and on the Italian side past Tarvisio and Rateče back to Kranjska Gora.

 

It is about 90 km long with an ascent of about 1,000 m and a descent of 800 m. Between Tarvisio and Kranjska Gora there is a well-maintained, two-lane cycle path with a minimum slope.

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Peter Lenarcic 
Update: June 11, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,618 m
Lowest point
394 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The road can be very bussy in summer months, so mind the traffic

Start

Kranjska Gora-Hotel Kompas (811 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.484677, 13.782847
DMS
46°29'04.8"N 13°46'58.2"E
UTM
33T 406579 5148620
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Destination

Kranjska Gora-Hotel Kompas

Note


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Public transport

You can get to Kranjska Gora with a local bus

Getting there

Turn of highway at Jesenice-Kranjska Gora, turn left and go straight to KG

Parking

Available

Coordinates

DD
46.484677, 13.782847
DMS
46°29'04.8"N 13°46'58.2"E
UTM
33T 406579 5148620
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Helmet, water

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
96.8 km
Duration
9:00 h
Ascent
2,122 m
Descent
2,128 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest

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