Slovenia Walking

12. River Soča walk, Trenta, Slovenia

Walk 12 – along the River Soča in Trenta, the Soča Pot, from a Walking Guide of Slovenia.

Julius Kugy Monument, Trenta
Julius Kugy Monument, Trenta

Exploring the upper reaches of the River Soča from Trenta right up the river’s source, Izvir Soče, this walk, the Soča Pot, also visits the Kugy Monument, a hidden gorge and the Juliana Alpine Botanical Garden.

Start/Finish – Trenta

Triglav from Trenta, Slovenia
Triglav from Trenta, Slovenia

Distance – 11.8km/7.3miles

Height gain – approx 400m

Time – 4h

Grade – easy, on good paths and roads. The climb to the Izvir Soče is tricky and only recommended for confident scramblers; it can easily be omitted.

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 – At the Koča pri Izviru Soče.

Updates to the 2019, 5th Edition There are no updates.

Public transport – Trenta is more easily reached from Bovec but there is a limited bus service over the Vršič Pass from Kranjska Gora as well.

Nearest Town/VillageTrenta has camping sites and bars and some self-catering accommodation. To the south, Bovec has the full range of accommodation and shops.

Kranjska Gora, to the north and over the Vršič Pass, also has a full range of accommodation and shops.

River Soca suspension bridge
River Soca suspension bridge

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