A walk to the source of the River Soča and Vršič, Slovenia

by David Robertson ~ 29-Sep-2009 ~ updated 14-Oct-2014

Walk 11 – from the source of the River Soča (Izvir Soce) to Vršič and back again, from a Walking Guide of Slovenia.

Zapoden in the Soca Valley, Slovenia

Zapoden in the Soca Valley, Slovenia

Beginning at the source of the River Soča (almost a place of pilgrimage for many Slovenians) the walk soon climbs to a high-level traverse, offering stunning views over the Julian Alps, to the high Vršič Pass.

Start/Finish – Koča pri Izviru Soče

Nearing Vršič

Nearing Vršič

Distance – 11km/6.9miles

Height gain - approx 900m

Time – 4h17min

Grade – strenuous.  Mainly on good paths and tracks, but the initial climb is a steep and unrelenting ascent of 500m.

Recommended map(s) - are the 1:50 000 Triglavski Narodni Park or either of the Julijske Alpe maps (vzhodni del – eastern or zahodni del – western) published by PZS.

Equipment – Walking boots, walking sticks. See our clothing and walking equipment page for more recommendations.

Refreshments on route – Koča pri Izviru Soče at the start plus Tičarjev Dom and kiosks on Vršić.

Updates to the 2010, 3rd Edition -There are no updates.

Public transport – There is a limited bus service over the Vršič Pass. Alight at Hairpin No. 49 and walk up the road to the Koča pri Izviru Soče (1.5km/0.9mi)

Nearest Town/VillageKranjska Gora, to the north and over the Vršič Pass, has a full range of accommodation and shops. 

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Trenta, to the south, has camping sites and bars and some self-catering accommodation.  Further down the Soča Valley, Bovec has the full range of accommodation and shops.

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Izvir Soce - the source of the River Soca

Izvir Soce - the source of the River Soca

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