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A drive over the Vršič Pass, or Russian Road


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

Memorial on Batognica

WWI Isonzo Front 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   … Read the rest

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18. Drežnica waterfalls walks

View of Drežnica

Dreznica Church of Sacred Heart, fields and apple trees, near Kobarid

Walk 18 – discovering the Drežnica waterfalls, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

Discover the Drežnica waterfalls and gorges near the picturesque village on a couple of short rambles.

Slap Sopota

Slap Sopota, Dreznica, Kobarid, Slovenia

Start/Finish –Drežnica car park

Distance – Two short walks of less than   … Read the rest

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Tolmin, Slovenia


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



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

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. Krasji vrh, Drežnica, Slovenia

View from Kraski vrh

Walking near the summit of Krasji vrh

Walk 14 – the ascent of Krasji vrh, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

A reasonably hard walk to the stunning vantage point of Krasji vrh.  Wonderful views of the Julian Alps and over the Soča valley

Start/Finish – at Drežniške Ravne

View of beech trees

Beech forest on Krasji vrh

Distance – 10.7km/6.7mile

Height gain   … Read the rest

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Kobarid, Slovenia

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


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

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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