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  • Big Gorge of the Soča river
    / Big Gorge of the Soča river
    Photo: David Štulc Zornik, Turizem Dolina Soče
  • The source of the Soča river
    / The source of the Soča river
    Photo: David Štulc Zornik, Turizem Dolina Soče
  • Dr. Julius Kugy monument, Trenta
    / Dr. Julius Kugy monument, Trenta
    Photo: Aleš Frelih
  • Small Gorge of the Soča river
    / Small Gorge of the Soča river
    Photo: David Štulc Zornik, Turizem Dolina Soče
  • Mala Korita (the Small Soča Gorge)
    / Mala Korita (the Small Soča Gorge)
    Photo: Božo Bradaškja, Kamp Korita
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The Soča Trail is a nature trail taking visitors to the Triglav National Park along the Soča river from its source towards Bovec.

moderate
28.4 km
8:31 h
455 m
959 m

Picturesque footbridges crossing the river add an element of adventure to the otherwise peaceful walk.

The trail is easy to follow and is 25 km long. The direction and length of the walk can be adapted to the needs of each individual. In summer, a public bus line runs between Bovec and Kranjska Gora

The Alpe-Adria-Trail is an attractive hiking trail that connects the three regions of Austria, Slovenia and Italy. The trail runs from the Pasterze glacier at the foot of Grosglockner and ends on the Adriatic Coast. It runs through the lake region in Carinthia, through the Soča valley to the wine region of Goriška Brda and proceeds through the Karst region until it reaches the Adriatic Coast at Muggia near Trieste. The trail is about 640 km long and is divided in 37 hiking stages. The Soča Trail is considered by many to be the most beautiful section of the entire Alpe Adria trail.

Author’s recommendation

A visit to the Trenta Lodge, TNP Information Centre, will certainly deepen a traveller's experience and understanding of the Triglav National Park.

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Author
David Štulc Zornik
Updated: July 15, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
969 m
Lowest point
392 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

TIC Bovec
Dom Trenta

Safety information

When crossing the wodden hanging bridges, do not swing or jump.

Equipment

Hiking shoes

Tips, hints and links

We hope you enjoy your visit to Triglav National Park and its nature trails. As guests in this beautiful valley, please make sure that you leave no trace of your visit.

Start

Hut at the source of the Soča river (968 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.411725, 13.724116
UTM
33T 401941 5140585

Destination

Bovec town center

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Hut at the Soča source, we can climb up to the source of the Soča river. The path is demanding, steep with a metal rope.

We then follow the signs "Soška pot" and "AAT" (Alpe Adria Trail), that will lead us down the valley to Trenta village and till Bovec. On the way to Trenta we can visit the dr. Julius Kugy monument, the Mlinarica gorge and the Alpine botanical garden Juliana. In the village Trenta we can then visit the Triglav national park info centre Dom Trenta.

The trail continues down the valley towards the village Soča. Before that, a little bit more than half way down the trail, we will pass the Small Soča Gorge.

In the village Soča, behind the church of st. Joseph with the paintings of Tone Kralj, lies the military graveyard from the 1st World War.

After the village, it's impossible to oversee the Big Soča Gorge, the most beautiful natural sights on the Soča trail.

The trail the turns towards the Lepena valley and continues towards Bovec. Before the short ascent to Bovec, we will pass the third Soča Gorge at Kršovec.

We then have 4 km left and we arrive to the centre of Bovec.

Public transport

In summer, a public bus line runs between Bovec and Kranjska Gora and makes several stops on the way.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Soča Trail brochure, available for free in the Bovec Tourist Information Centre or Dom Trenta.

PDF version

Author’s map recommendations

Sidarta publishing house, BOVEC-TRENTA, 1:25.000


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Sarah Raich
August 15, 2019 · alpenvereinaktiv.com
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Done at August 14, 2019
Photo: Sarah Raich, ÖAV Sektion Imst-Oberland

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Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
28.4 km
Duration
8:31 h
Ascent
455 m
Descent
959 m
Multi-stage tour Scenic Geological highlights Botanical highlights Faunistic highlights

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