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Hiking couple with binoculars on the stony banks of the turquoise Soca, with the mountains in the background

Alpe-Adria-Trail, Kranjska Gora – Refugio Solarie

Soča and Triglav National Park

7 Days / 6 Nights
Mountain Hiking
Hiking couple with binoculars on the stony banks of the turquoise Soca, with the mountains in the background

The village of Kranjska Gora, not far from the mountains and glacial lakes is the gateway to Triglav National Park, Slovenia’s only National Park. Over five stages you will take in the impressive natural landscape of Slovenia, cross the Vrŝiĉ-Pass and the Soĉa Valley spring. A paradise amongst the high mountains, fascinating flora and fauna and an emerald-green river called the Soĉa. The circle closes at the Kolovrat mountain ridge on the Italian border, where the Soĉa World Natural Heritage Site also ends.

The Slovenian part of the Alpe Adria Trail in Soĉa Valley is hiked in five sections. Already at the start you meet Slovenia’s National Park, the Triglav National Park and cross the Vrŝiĉ-Pass. On day three you find yourself in the middle of the spring of the turquoise blue, crystal clear Soĉa. From there you follow one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe on historic paths through impressive landscapes and quaint villages. Admire the emerald-green river make its way through the rocky slopes and gorges until it plunges into a breathtaking waterfall. On the last stage of your hiking tour, you will head to the border area with Italy, where a shuttle bus will be waiting for you.

  • Small pretty villages: The village of Bovec in northwestern Slovenia entices hikers with traditional cuisine and countless bars. Let the hiking day come to a relaxing end with a refreshingly cold beer.
  • Soĉa Valley: A breathtaking landscape that offers adventurers plenty of action. Whether canyoning, rafting or ziplining: Experience the adrenaline rush up close in the Julian Alps.
  • Fantastic views: On day six you hike uphill through the Kamnica gorge to Hlevnik. There you will be rewarded with a magnificent panoramic view of the surrounding peaks.

After your arrival in Kranjska Gora you start day two at 1,618 metres from the panoramic Vrŝiĉ-Pass. The turquoise blue Soĉa will accompany you over the next few days of hiking. The crystal-clear river with drinking water quality in the Julian Alps invites you to cool off your hard-working hiking feet. Via Bovec, the Alpe Adria Trail takes you to Dreznica and Tolmin, until the shuttle brings you back to Kranjska Gora. On the seven-day hiking tour you will be on your feet for an average of four to seven hours a day and cover between ten and 23 kilometres at a time.

Pack a good basic fitness level and discover Slovenia's impressive landscape on this distinctive high-altitude hike.

Itinerary at a glance

Enjoy the atmosphere of the ski resort Kanjska Gora before embarking on your tour in Triglav National Park. Get an adrenaline rush with activities like rafting or zip-lining in the Soča Valley, and savor breathtaking panoramic views at Hlevnik.
Arrival in Kranjska Gora

The starting point of the first tour is the mountain pass Vrŝiĉ located on an altitude of 1618 metres and boasting amazing views. After a short transfer you start your tour, always slightly ascending all the way to the source of the river Soča. The river Soča, ‚Isonzo’ in Italian, is the ‚soul’ of the Julian Alps with its crystal-clear waters. The route leads you along soft, idyllic sections along the river followed by areas with wild roaring waters carving its way through deep gorges. You follow the Soča-Trail and reach your Day Finish Trenta.

Today one of the most spectacular sections awaits. From Trenta you walk accompanied by the river Soča either level along the river or high up above the glistening waters. You switch over to the other side of the river via several sturdy hanging bridges with marvellous views down into the valley. The hike through the Soča gorge is a very special experience on this tour. At the end of the gorge the route leads you comfortably to Bovec.

This stage again is characterised by water. Shortly after Bovec you reach the roaring waterfall Virje. The next highlight is the impressive Boka waterfall, the biggest waterfall in Slovenia - a very special and unique natural spectacle. Then onwards through pastureland via Kamp Trnovo into the mountain village of Magozd, from where you can already spot Dreznica and its pilgrimage church.

You walk along ‚the peace path’ to the Italian chapel Bes na Planici, located at the entrance to the Triglav National park. Again and again you can marvel at the fabulous views into the valley and to the river Soča, and the Kolovrat mountain ridges situated opposite. Soon you reach the high-altitude pastures of the Kuhinja, where we recommend you sample the regional cheese specialities, before you descend to Tolmin.

The route leads you uphill through the Kamnica rift high up to the Hlevnik with fantastic long-distance views into the valley. After a short ascent you reach the Kolovrat mountain ridge. The route now takes you through former defence works over to the Klabuk, where you can marvel at the amazing panoramic views onto the surrounding peaks. The descent is sheer bliss and ends at the Refugio Solarie, the former border checkpoint into Italy. Return transfer to the starting point Kranjska Gora.

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Route information

Mountain Hiking

A very varied hiking week on the long-distance hiking trail of the Alpe-Adria-Trail. You walk on well-maintained hiking paths with daily walking times ranging between 4 and 7 hours. For the daily tours ranging in length between 10 and 23 kilometres, a good basic fitness level is required. You can expect impressive high-altitude hiking tours with stunning views onto the mountain world of the Triglavs and the Soča.

Prices & Dates

Category: beautiful 3***-hotels and inns

Prices per person in EUR

Services & Information

Further details about this tour


  • Accomodation as already mentioned
  • Breakfast
  • Luggage transfer
  • Welcome briefing (German, English)
  • Transfers according to program
  • Carefully elaborated route description
  • Detailed travel documents 1x per room (German, English)
  • GPS-data
  • Service hotline

Optional extras

  • Transfers from the train station/airport Klagenfurt, train station Villach or airport Ljubljana to/from Kranjska Gora available on request. Reservation necessary, payable in advance.

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Train journey via Jesenice and by bus or taxi in about 30 minutes, via Villach in about 45 minutes or via Klagenfurt in about 1 hour to Kranjska Gora.
  • Ljubljana or Klagenfurt airport and by train to Kranjska Gora.
  • Parking: hotel parking, costs EUR 5-10 per day, no reservation required. Free parking outside of Kranjska Gora.

Things to note

  • Minimum number of participants: 2 people
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price
  • Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.
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