Trekking in Slovenia. The Alpe Adria Trail. Stage 25


The Alpe Adria Trail. After marveling at the first stage of Alpe Adria Trail, It was time to put feet back in dusty and begin our second stage, with the incentive that it will be completely different from the previous one. In this one we will have a considerable slope, counting that we will have to visit the set of most amazing waterfalls in all of Slovenia.

Trekking in Slovenia - Alpe Adria Trail - Bovec Valley

Trekking in Slovenia. The Alpe Adria Trail (Bovec Stage - Kosec)

After our first taste in laetapa 24, today's route anticipated long very long, since we had made some minor modifications to the route with the aim of visiting 3 sets of waterfalls located not far from our path or at least we thought so ...

We start from Bovec, capital of adventure sports in Slovenia and we finish in Kosec, although officially the stage ends 2 kilometers before in the town of Dreznica.

Route between Bovec and Kosec

The day dawned calm, with few clouds and a very pleasant temperature. Leaving the door of a hotel and starting to walk is not always possible, but Slovenia is like that, a great luxury. We begin by crossing the town and Bovec taking a paved road to the north of this one that goes towards Pluzna. These first 5 kilometers are simply horrible and not because they are hard but because there is no path enabled and you go on one side of the road. Luckily the traffic is practically null, mainly because the road has no exit. At the end of this the path begins and shortly after taking it we will see an indication towards the Virje waterfalls.

Trekking in Slovenia - Alpe Adria Trail - Virje Waterfalls

The waterfalls are spectacular and a perfect place to take a dip in paradise. No wonder he Alpe Adria Trail Be one of the best trekking in Slovenia. It only has one bad point and it is having to divert 30 minutes (i / v) from the original path, but it is worth the effort.

On the way back we will pass by an artificial pond that must be bordered by its right side and from this we will end up in a beautiful golf course totally deserted

Trekking in Slovenia - Alpe Adria Trail

After this begins a downhill path that will seem endless, and we will be, since we will not see the light until after more than 1 hour of travel thanks to the shelter of the trees.

Trekking in Slovenia - Alpe Adria Trail

Once the shady section is over, we will run into a paved road again, but this will be shortly. The reason is to cross the Boka river, since this winter brings a flow impossible to cross on foot. From here we can see one of the highest waterfalls in all of Slovenia the Boka Waterfall with 106m altitude. To get there we have two options, either on the left side of the river or on your right. On the right there is a fairly ample parking, but the ideal route is on your left side.

Be careful with the rutilla, since it has a certain unevenness and it is very hot, although it runs almost all the way under the shade. It was our choice and we lacked water 😀 .

Trekking in Slovenia - Alpe Adria Trail - Boka Waterfall

We resume the original path after the visit to Boka taking the path that runs close to the Soça river for quite a few kilometers and well into the forest. The truth is that it is very beautiful but so much similar section ends one tired of this.

Trekking in Slovenia - The Alpe Adria Trail

In this part of the Soça river there are numerous water sports such as rafting or the kayaking. We continually saw groups of people going down the river and none had the face of having a bad time. In the photo it is clear who is the guide?

Trekking in Slovenia - The Alpe Adria Trail - Kayaks in Soça

We continue our way passing very close to several villages like Srpenica ó Trnovo, where agriculture and livestock are their main livelihoods.

Trekking in Slovenia - The Alpe Adria Trail

One of the things that we will not stop seeing in Slovenia and specifically in the Alpe Adria Trail, are the straits bridges that cross the rivers. Some of them very narrow and not very stable, therefore I do not recommend racing or jumping hard unless you want to give yourself a soak. Of these unless I remember we crossed 4 at this stage.

Trekking in Slovenia - The Alpe Adria Trail

Crossing the river through one of these bridges, the typical path that nobody wants to take will come. Those who do nothing more than go up and down, without discounting that one advances very slowly. This is so until we reach the town of Magozd.

This small town has a path to one of Slovenia's most visited waterfalls, the Kozjak waterfall. Being out of the path of the Alpe Adria Trail, we will have to travel more kilometers, both up and down, lengthening this endless route. But like all waterfalls in Slovenia it is worth the effort.

Trekking in Slovenia - The Alpe Adria Trail - Kozjak Waterfall

Back to the original road, since the route to the waterfall is not circular, we will have a heavy road along a paved road to Dreznica ó Kosec. Like any Slovenian mountain road it is empty, but after having traveled 34 kilometers, the last 3 became endless and I would like to tell my friend Carlos that he ended up in disarray. Anyway, during dinner we had 2 hours later we both agreed that this is one of those routes that one should not miss.

Trekking in Slovenia - Alpe Adria Trail

Practical data

When to go?

The best time for trekking in Slovenia and the Alpe Adria Trail It is during the months of April to November, just when the snow stops covering the green Slovenian fields. If you really want to go when there is less rainfall, this arises between the months of September and October.

How to get to Slovenia?

After looking at several ways to arrive by plane, definitely the cheapest option is to travel by Venice (Italy), Trieste or even Treviso. There are several companies low cost They travel there at very competitive prices. Then to get to Slovenia, it would be enough to take the road in the direction Sad and from there to Ljubjana. We have about an hour and a half of travel to the border.

If we don't have a rental car, there are shuttles which take us from the airport to anywhere in Slovenia. We used Go Opti, and it went really well, super punctual.

Where to stay?

The best of the Alpe Adria Trail is to stay directly in small towns, so we can choose a comfortable hotel to replenish energy for the next stage. We stayed at the following establishment:

  • Tourist Farm Kranjc in Kosec. It is a full-fledged rural house. This old renovated barn is now a great accommodation with beautiful valley views. The food served by the owner is to take off her hat and request immediate adoption.

Generally the prices of hotels and hostels are not very high, finding offers from € 20 / € 25.

Where to eat?

In the previous rural house without a doubt.

What to wear

Typical in the mountains, without forgetting a good sunscreen, comfortable boots, water layer and cover for our backpack, Windbreaker, glasses with grape protection and a swimsuit in case we take a bath in the river. During the stage we will go through some campsites so we could stock up on a certain meal, but this would perhaps take away a bit of grace to the route.

Tips with a lot of luggage

If your trip to Slovenia is not only the Alpe Adria Trail, you will not have to carry on your back with all the luggage you carry. You can talk to the hotel where you are staying in the last stage and leave some of your luggage there, being able to pick it up when you finish all the stages.

More information?

Do not hesitate to check the website of the Slovenian Tourist Office or the application Slovenia Top 50.

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