Articles associated with - Soca Valley

A drive over the Vršič Pass, or Russian Road

17-Oct-2009

The Vršič Pass, which rises to a height of 1611 metres, is the highest pass in Slovenia. It connects, in the north, the Sava Dolinka Valley in

Vršič Pass - mountain view

Vršič Pass - mountain view

Gorenjska to the the Soča Valley in Primorska, in the south. The road, impassable in the winter months, is an exhilarating and spectacular drive, climbing and descending 49   … Read the rest

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WWI Isonzo Front, the Soča Valley, Slovenia

14-Oct-2009
Memorial on Batognica

Memorial on Batognica

World War One began on 28 July 1914, when the Austro-Hungarian Empire declared war on Serbia.  Two opposing blocks entered the war, The Allies, composed of France, Great Britain and Russia on one side and the Central Powers of Germany, Austro-Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey on the other.  At this stage Italy had not entered the war, remaining   … Read the rest

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18. Tolmin Gorges Walk

12-Oct-2009
Korita Tolminke

Korita Tolminke

Walk 18 – through the Tolmin Gorges, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

Discover the secrets of the Tolminke and Zadlaščice gorges and their confluence.  Then, go on to find Dante’s Cave and cross Hudičev Most, the Devil’s Bridge. All in a short walk just a few miles away from Tolmin and at the lowest point of   … Read the rest

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Tolmin, Slovenia

12-Oct-2009

Tolmin is the main administrative centre of the Upper Soča Valley but seems to miss out as a major tourist destination. The River Soča is now wider and more placid and less attractive to kayakers and rafters, the hills lower and wooded and less exciting than their neighbouring mountains further up the valley. But hidden in nearby valleys are a   … Read the rest

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Zlatorog

08-Oct-2009

A tale of Zlatorog, the mythical golden-horned chamois.

Zlatorog

Zlatorog

We have read many versions of this tale but it goes something like this –

Zlatorog’s realm was high on Triglav and his golden horns were the key to a great treasure to be found high on the mountain.

In the valley far below, a young hunter fell in love with   … Read the rest

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16. Kobarid Historical Walk

05-Oct-2009
River Soča, near Kobarid, Slovenia

River Soča, near Kobarid, Slovenia

Walk 16 – The Kobarid Historical Walk, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

Following the Kobarid Historical Walk, we visit along the way the Italian Charnel House on the Hill of St Anthony and Tonocov Grad, a hilltop site used as a place of refuge and settlement over the centuries. The walk passes through   … Read the rest

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14. Slap Boka, Waterfall, Slovenia

04-Oct-2009
Slap Boka waterfall, Slovenia

Slap Boka waterfall, Slovenia

Walk 14 – to see the Slap Boka (waterfall), from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

OK, so it is possible to see this amazing waterfall from the road and many people are content to do just that.  But we like to get a little closer and our walk leads through the trees to a cliff   … Read the rest

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Kobarid, Slovenia

04-Oct-2009
The Charnel House and Sv Anton, Kobarid

The Charnel House and Sv Anton, Kobarid

Kobarid, forever to be associated with WWI and the battles of the Isonzo Front, is a small town sitting a little above the River Soča and at the base of steep wooded mountains. Close to the border, Kobarid has a distinct Italian flavour. The Soča Valley narrows immediately to the north of   … Read the rest

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13. Bovec and the River Soča Walk

02-Oct-2009

Walk 13 – along the River Soča and around the Bovec Basin, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

Rafting on the River Soca

Rafting on the River Soča

Beginning in the centre of Bovec this walk follows the banks of the River Soča before heading through the villages of Kal and Koritnica. A rural walk through quite countryside with superb mountain views.

Start/Finish –   … Read the rest

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Bovec, Soča Valley, Slovenia

01-Oct-2009
Kayaking on the River Soca, Slovenia

Kayaking on the River Soca, Slovenia

Bovec is popular with many sporting enthusiasts; including kayakers and rafters who come for the rapids of the River Soča; paragliders who come for the thermals and superb flying conditions of the Soča Valley; in winter, skiers visit Slovenia’s highest ski station on Mt. Kanin; and, of course, hikers and walkers come to climb   … Read the rest

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