Slovenia
Destination
1 day
Duration
April to October
Season
easy
Difficulty

Cycle with your family or friends, explore by yourself the most beautiful sights in the middle part of Soča valley. In this self-guided cycling day tour, you can enjoy the beauty of pure and intact nature and the magnificent natural landscape around the emerald river. Following the stream of the Soča river, you will visit some amazing natural spots like waterfalls, gorges and beautiful sights on the Soča river. For history lovers, there are many attractions associated with World War I.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The confluence of the rivers Soča and Tolminka
  • Napoleon bridge on the Soča river
  • Kozjak waterfall
  • remains of trenches, caverns, firing ditches and bunkers from World War I
  • Kobarid as the centre of local cuisine in the valley
  • The Kobarid museum
  • Tolmin Gorges

 

PRICE From 39.- EUR per person (1.07. – 31.08.: 45€)
DEPARTURE / RETURN LOCATION Hotel Dvorec Tolmin
DEPARTURE TIME Every day from April 15 to October 15  2019.
DURATION 4 to 6 hrs (Approx.)
DURATION 40.5 km, + 335m, – 335m
LEVEL Easy
AGE LIMIT
10 years+
INCLUDED
Detailed documents, one per booking in the English language (map, road book route description & places to visit…)
Service & emergency hotline in case of problems or questions, 24/7 agency support
Rental bike (touring/trekking bike with 7 or 21 gears) with all equipment (helmet, carrier bag, locker, puncture repair kits, spare inner tube, pump
NOT INCLUDED
Food and drinks
Transfer to/from airport/train or bus station
Personal expenses
Tips and gratuities
Insurance
Optional activity costs
1
First you will visit the confluence of the rivers Soča and Tolminka, the most popular natural swimming spot in this area and then cycle along the Soča river. On the way to Kobarid and back you will be able to see quite a few military chapels, an ossuary and cemeteries from World War I.
2

Before a longer stop in Kobarid, take a short trip to Kozjak waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Julian Alps. A 15 min walk from the cycling path through a pleasant forest near the Soča river will bring you to one of the nicest waterfalls in Slovenia – Great Kozjak. The ambient approaching the waterfall is spectacular – increasingly narrow walls, a stunning rocky amphitheatre and the cute waterfall with its beautiful pool.

3

You can make a short detour and visit the remains of the bunkers and caverns from World War I. We continue our journey towards Kobarid. Where the gorge of the Soča river is at its narrowest, you will overpass it by crossing the Napoleon bridge, a single bridge made of stone that was built in 1750. Napoleon’s troops marched across it on the way to Predel Pass.

4

Kobarid offers many monuments of World War I and it’s known as the culinary centre in Soča walley – the perfect spot to make a lunch stop. A visit of Kobarid museum or the Italian ossuary is highly recommended.

5

On the way, back to Tolmin you will cycle through picturesque scenery and villages near the Soča river. At the end of this attraction-filled tour, visit the famous Tolmin Gorges with the Devil’s bridge and Dante’s cave. The Tolmin gorges are the lowest and southernmost entry point into the Triglav National Park and Tolmin’s most important natural sight.

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