Recommended Trips trough Kranjska Gora, Bovec, Slovenia

Recommended Trips trough Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

Recommended Trips through Kranjska Gora, Bovec, Slovenia

Recommended Trips trough Kranjska Gora, Bovec, Slovenia

Recommended Trips through Kranjska Gora, Bovec, Slovenia

Erjavčeva koča Mountain Hut: A Year-Round Alpine Hut on Vršič Pass

This recommendation is not just a generic travel guide. It’s a heartfelt suggestion from us, the locals living on Vrišič, who have the privilege of experiencing the beauty of these mountains all year round.

We are confident that this part of Slovenia is too beautiful to be rushed through. The reality is that many tourists spend only one night in our mountain hut, which is simply not enough to fully appreciate and embrace the breathtaking beauty of the nature in the Triglav National Park and beyond.

Recommended Trips through Kranjska Gora, Bovec, Soča, and more

We have prepared a circle of daily trips on both roads combined. From Kranjska Gora to Bovec via Vršič, this is our summer road, and also from Kranjska Gora to Bovec via Predil, this is our winter road, when the Vršič pass is closed because of the snow and danger of avalanches.

There are simply too many natural beauties to include them all, but we included the most famous ones and kept some smaller hidden ones so you can discover them on the go.

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Stay longer in Triglav National Park

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Our strong recommendation is to spend at least three days in the area. This will give you the opportunity to truly immerse yourself in the power of nature, the richness of the local culture, and the vibrancy of local life. It’s a win-win situation: get a more fulfilling experience, and we get to reduce the impact on our environment.

We’re particularly excited about our winter promotion. It’s a time when our guests can enjoy even more unique travel experiences and create unforgettable memories. From snowshoeing to cosy evenings by the fire, there’s something for everyone to enjoy during the winter in Kranjska Gora.

A Year-Round Open Alpine hut on Vršič Pass Slovenia

Recommended Daily Trips through Slovenia

We invite you to embark on a thrilling adventure, taking the luxury of time to stay longer at the Erjavčeva koča mountain hut on the Vršič Mountain Pass. This is not just a trip but a journey that will allow you to explore the Julian Alps in depth. From this base, you can set off on an extensive circular route, a treasure hunt of sorts, highlighting some of the region’s most beautiful and significant sights. Here’s a detailed guide to the ‘must-see’ locations on this circuit.

A Year-Round Open Alpine hut on Vršič Pass, Slovenia

You can make a reservation online directly for any occasion, even big holidays such as New Year’s Eve.

Recommended Trips trough Kranjska Gora, Bovec, Slovenia

Reserve your stay at Erjavčeva mountain hut and live and travel like a local

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Recommended Trips trough Kranjska Gora, Slovenia

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Vršič Pass

As you start your journey at the Vršič Pass, the highest mountain pass in Slovenia at 1.611 meters, you are immediately immersed in the awe-inspiring beauty of the alpine scenery. This pass, a historical and scenic marvel, offers panoramic views of the Julian Alps, a sight that will leave you breathless.

Heathen Maiden (Ajdovska Deklica)

From Vršič Pass, hike to the nearby rock formation known as the Heathen Maiden (Ajdovska Deklica). This natural rock face resembles a woman’s profile and is steeped in local folklore, believed to protect the mountain. You can enjoy the beauty of it from the terrace of the Erjavčeva mountain hut.

Russian Chapel

Descending from Vršič, you’ll come across the Russian Chapel, a poignant wooden church built by Russian prisoners of war during World War I. This chapel is not just a building but a living testament to the resilience and spirit of those who perished building the road over the pass. It stands as a symbol of peace and remembrance, a piece of history that will surely intrigue you.

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Krnica

Next, head to Krnica, a beautiful glacial valley surrounded by imposing peaks. It’s an excellent spot for hiking, with trails that lead through pristine forests and meadows, offering stunning views of the Julian Alps. The trails vary in difficulty, with some suitable for beginners and others requiring more advanced hiking skills. We recommend bringing sturdy hiking boots, a backpack with water and snacks, and a map or GPS device for navigation.

Kranjska Gora

From Krnica, travel to Kranjska Gora, a charming alpine town known for its ski resort and vibrant outdoor scene. Explore the city, visit Lake Jasna, and enjoy the local hospitality and cuisine. It’s important to note that the local culture places a strong emphasis on respect for nature and the environment. Please be mindful of this during your visit and follow any local guidelines or regulations.

Zelenci Nature Reserve

Just a short drive from Kranjska Gora is the Zelenci Nature Reserve, the source of the Sava Dolinka River. The emerald-green springs and crystal-clear waters make this a serene and picturesque spot.

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Lago di Fusine

Cross the border into Italy to visit Lago di Fusine, a pair of stunning glacial lakes nestled in the mountains. The lakes are known for their clear waters and surrounding forests, perfect for a leisurely hike or picnic.

Lago di Predil

Continuing your journey in Italy, Lago di Predil is another beautiful alpine lake. It offers opportunities for swimming, kayaking, and enjoying the scenic landscape. The nearby Predil Pass provides spectacular views and historical sites.

Predil Lake - Lago di Predil in winter

Recommended Trips through Mangart on the way to Bovec

Mangart

Head back to Slovenia to explore Mangart, one of the highest peaks in the Julian Alps. The Mangart Saddle (Mangartsko sedlo) road is the highest road in Slovenia and provides breathtaking views. For the adventurous, a hike to the summit of Mangart offers panoramic vistas.

Log pod Mangartom

Descending from Mangart, visit Log pod Mangartom, a quaint village surrounded by towering mountains. The area is known for its picturesque setting and traditional alpine architecture.

Korita Možnice

Nearby, Korita Možnice features a series of stunning gorges and waterfalls. The trails here lead you through lush forests and past crystal-clear streams, offering a tranquil and scenic hike.

Fort Kluže

Continue to Fort Kluže, a historic fortress dating back to the 15th century. The fort played a crucial role in various conflicts and now serves as a museum, offering insight into the region’s turbulent history and strategic significance. As you explore the fort, you’ll learn about its construction, its role in defending the region, and the lives of the soldiers who lived here. This understanding will deepen your appreciation for the fort and the region’s history.

Mangart

Recommended Trips from Mangart to Bovec

Bovec

From Fort Kluže, travel to Bovec, a popular destination for adventure sports. Here, you can go white-water rafting, kayaking, and zip-lining. The town also offers excellent accommodations and dining options.

Lepena Valley

Next, explore the Lepena Valley, known for its tranquil beauty and outdoor activities. The valley is a gateway to the Soča River and offers numerous hiking and biking trails. As you explore, keep an eye out for the diverse flora and fauna that call this valley home. You might spot alpine flowers, chamois, or even a golden eagle soaring overhead.

Mala and Velika Korita Soče

In the Soča Valley, visit the Mala and Velika Korita Soče (small and large gorges of the Soča River). The emerald waters flowing through these gorges create a stunning natural spectacle, perfect for photography and leisurely walks.

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Recommended Trips through Trenta and Soča Valley

Trenta Valley

Travel through the Trenta Valley, a picturesque valley surrounded by towering peaks and lush greenery. Part of Triglav National Park, the valley offers numerous trails, campsites, and natural attractions.

The Source of the River Soča

At the end of the Trenta Valley, you’ll find the source of the Soča River, one of Europe’s most beautiful and pristine rivers. And, no. It is not a Photoshop! A short hike leads to the source, where you can see the crystal-clear water emerging from the mountains.

Return to Vršič Pass

Complete your circle by returning to the Vršič Pass. The journey back up the pass provides another opportunity to take in the stunning views and reflect on the incredible sights you’ve experienced.

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Staying at Erjavčeva Koča

Recommended Trips through Kranjska Gora, Bovec, Slovenia

Throughout this extensive journey, Erjavčeva koča on the Vršič Pass provides a comfortable and welcoming base. The hut offers warm hospitality, delicious Slovenian cuisine, and a cosy atmosphere, making it the perfect place to relax and recharge. By staying here longer, you can take the time to thoroughly explore each destination on this circular route, ensuring a rich and memorable experience in the heart of the Julian Alps. Don’t forget to try some of the local dishes, such as potica (a traditional Slovenian cake) and štruklji (rolled dumplings filled with various fillings).

Conclusion

Recommended Trips through Kranjska Gora, Bovec, Slovenia

This circular route from Vršič Pass encompasses some of the most remarkable natural and historical sites in the Julian Alps and neighbouring regions. Each stop offers unique beauty and experiences, from tranquil lakes and majestic peaks to historical landmarks and vibrant towns. Staying at Erjavčeva koča allows you to delve deep into this alpine wonderland, making your journey truly unforgettable. To enhance your experience, we recommend learning a few basic phrases in the local language, such as “hello” (zdravo) and “thank you” (hvala), to show respect for the local culture and make your interactions with locals more enjoyable.

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