Slovenia Walking

Tag: River Soca

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

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

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

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

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.

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11. The source of the River Soča and Vršič, Slovenia

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   … Read the rest