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Mt. Mengore, visit to the Church where the rebels used to gather

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  • 14 chapels of the Sections of the Cross
    14 chapels of the Sections of the Cross
    Photo: Janko Humar, Turizem Dolina Soce
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A pleasant ascent to the place of meeting of the rebels and to the popular pilgrimage Church.
easy
Distance 3.3 km
1:15 h
219 m
219 m
438 m
219 m
Mt. Mengore is a magical point which used to be a place of meeting of peasant rebels, a pilgrimage point, St. Mary’s sanctuary, an old fortification during World War I, and a symbol of rebellion during the fascist era. Today it is a sanctuary, hiking tour and a gathering point for lovers – A focal point of everything beautiful. There are several trails leading to the top. Our trail is routed from the side facing the village of Volče which is routed past the 14 chapels of the Stations of the Cross. In 2008, these chapels were decorated with beautiful new mosaics created by Friar Marko Rupnik who is probably the most important sacral artist of the modern era. 

The trail is gradually ascending through the forest past the chapels and the remnants of caverns from World War I. At the top, you are generously awarded with splendid views of Mt. Krn and the peaks of the Tolmin Mountain chain. If the Church is open, you certainly have to enter and take a look at the altar painting and other paintings by Tone Kralj and his wife Mara. 

Author’s recommendation

The ascent to Mt. Mengore is pleasant throughout the entire year, but is the most wonderful in early spring (April).
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Author
Janko Humar 
Update: May 05, 2019
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
438 m
Lowest point
219 m
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Path 5.31%Road 0.50%Unknown 94.18%
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Safety information

Certain sections of the trail can get slippery in wet conditions. 

Tips and hints

During the four weeks before Easter, there is a guided Stations of the Cross prayer service organized each Sunday which takes place along the described trail.

Start

Parking lot opposite to the Gostol company. (218 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.170621, 13.709328
DMS
46°10'14.2"N 13°42'33.6"E
UTM
33T 400368 5113814
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Destination

Return to the starting point

Turn-by-turn directions

At the edge of the meadow on the side facing the village of Volče you find the trail which is gradually ascending all the way to the top. The trail is marked and easy. 

You can return along the same trail, or descend to the east to Pelance and the village of Kozaršče, where you continue along the road across the fields, and return back to the starting point.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

You can take the bus running from the city of Nova Gorica to the town of Tolmin and exit in the village of Čiginj. 

Getting there

On the regional road Tolmin - Nova Gorica, between the villages of Volče and Čiginj, there is an unmistakable industrial zone with production halls on both sides of the road. Turn on the road towards the village of Kozaršče and then to the left on a short cul-de-sac section of the road where you park.

Parking

Parking is available at the cul-de-sac section of the road.

Coordinates

DD
46.170621, 13.709328
DMS
46°10'14.2"N 13°42'33.6"E
UTM
33T 400368 5113814
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Tine Mihelič: Julijske Alpe, planinski vodnik.

Author’s map recommendations

PZS, Sidarta: Julijske Alpe.

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Equipment

Usual hiking equipment for easy tours. 

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.3 km
Duration
1:15 h
Ascent
219 m
Descent
219 m
Highest point
438 m
Lowest point
219 m
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