Around Bovec: Čezsoča, Jablanca, Koritnica

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We were staying in Bovec in the lovely House Natura and wanted to walk for a few hours, but we didn’t dare to go high into the mountains due to unstable weather. Our solution: a hike along the many trails around Bovec.

At a Glance

Easy hike on roads and footpaths
599 m
Average time
3 h
Elevation gain
400 m
14.2 km
Start: 46.338051,13.552414
Peak: 46.332280,13.588530

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In a Nutshell

  • We started at our accommodation and took the Plajer Trail to Bovec. You’ll probably start in Bovec – most trails begin at the town center.
  • We followed the signs for Čezsoča, then turned left toward Jablanca. After a long slog along an asphalt road, we tried out a footpath going right, which brought us back to the road almost exactly at the bridge across Soča.
  • We crossed Soča and continued toward Brjeka – a magical spot with a massive rock in the middle of the river and a perfect place for a short break.
  • It was time to return: we followed the signs for Kal/Koritnica, crossed the village parallel to the main road, turned right to get to the last houses in the village, and then continued left onto a gravel road.
  • After a few kilometers, the gravel road brought us to a hanging bridge high above Koritnica.
  • We spotted a sign for Saint Lenart church along Zgodovinska Pot (History Trail), followed it, and eventually arrived at a tiny church in the middle of the forest – an ideal place for another break.
  • The History Trail brings you to the main road, where it’s easy to find trails leading back to Bovec. Have fun; we had to take a different path to return to House Natura. You could also take the uphill asphalt road and return to Bovec via Plajer Trail.

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Map of the Route

The map shows the path we took as recorded by the GPS receiver. Never trust a GPS track wholeheartedly; rely on your senses and maps.