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

by David Robertson ~ 29-Sep-2009 ~ updated 17-Aug-2011

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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To view some pictures taken on Walk 11 please visit David’s Izvir Soče picture gallery on his photography website, or click on the image below. Prints can be purchased online and all images are also available for publication.

Izvir Soce - the source of the River Soca

Izvir Soce - the source of the River Soca

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