Planica, the trail through the valley
Triglav National Park
The Tamar HutPhoto: Aleš Zdešar, Triglavski narodni park
Get to know the Planica glacier valley through different info points, that await us on this route. Route is easy and offers beautiful views on surronding mountains.
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The Planica valley is a long glacial valley in the northern part of the Slovenian Julian Alps. It diverges from the valley near Rateče. There are the ridge Ponce on the west and mountains Mala and Velika Mojstrovka and Cipernik on the east.
The upper part of the Planica valley extends into the Tamar or Zelje, one of the most beautiful ends of the valley in the Slovenian Alps, at the end of which stands the magnificent mountain Jalovec. There was a glacier which transformed the upper and middle part of the valley descending from the mountain in Pleistocene. Moraine which was brought by the glacier covers the central valley bottom. Geomorphological processes have in geological past shaped steep slopes and screes.
The characteristics of the valley are presented along the trail with info points.
Stop by the info points and get to know:
- reshaping of the valley
- boulder rocks
- lake sediment
- the Nadiža river
- American bomber B-24
Track typesShow elevation profile
In winter time, the trail is not accessible. Please use the main hiking route to Tamar.
Tips and hints
For guided tours, contact:
- Triglav National Park, Phone number: +386 (04) 5780 205, Email address: email@example.com
- Turizem Kranjska Gora, Phone number: +386 (04) 5809 440, Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
From the parking lot in Planica, head south towards Tamar. Continue on the gravel road, which quickly leads to a crossroads of two paths. Take the right trail (in winter there is a cross-country ski track). The trail slightly ascends. The paths mostly runs trough the forest, but partly also over scenic slopes. Follow the path straight ahead, where informative boards will accompany you. The path ends in Tamar where there is a mountain hut.
Follow the main road to the end of the Nordic center Planica and than follow the marks on the path.
Public transportCheck the options for Green Mobility in Julian Alps on the: Mobility in the Julian Alps
To reach Planica in Slovenia by car, you can follow these directions:
- From Ljubljana or the south, take the A2 motorway towards Jesenice.
- Take the Jesenice exit and continue on the main road towards Kranjska Gora.
- In Rateče, turn left towards Planica and continue for about 4 km until you reach the Planica Nordic Centre.
If you're coming from the north:
- take the A10 motorway towards Villach and then the exit towards Tarvisio
- Continue on the main road towards Rateče and Kranjska Gora, and then turn right towards Planica.
There is a parking available at Planica Nordic Centre. You have to pay for the parking.
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