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Soška Pot - Hike along the Soča in Slovenia

Updated: Jan 24

Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Soča in Slovenia on the Soška Pot - an unforgettable hike along the turquoise Alpine river.

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The turquoise blue and crystal clear Sočais not considered one of the most beautiful Alpine rivers for nothing. The Soška Pot hike in Slovenia is part of the Alpe Adria Trails and leads from the source over three gorges into the wide alluvial plain to Bovec. You can walk the whole way in one long day, or – thanks to good bus connections – in stages.

Key facts: Soška Pot hike in Slovenia

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Requirements: Mostly easy hike on hiking trails

Walking time: 8h

Altitude: 300 m high, 780 m downhill

Length: 27.6 km

How to get there: From Trenta towards Vršičpass. Then follow the signs to the Koča pri izviru Soče hut.

Accessible by public transport? Yes, in Soča Buses run to the valley several times a day (timetable:

Stop: On the hike you follow the Soča< /span> Valley. There are accommodations and campsites in all villages.

Best time: Mid-March to mid-September

Starting point From Trenta towards Vršič Pass. Then follow the signs to the Koča pri izviru Soče hut.

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Directions Soška Pot - hike in Slovenia:

The hike begins at the source of the Soča.From the Koča pri izviru Soče hut we climb uphill for about 15 minutes. The last few meters are secured with a wire rope. The origin of the river is a siphon spring: underground, the water rises into a small karst cave and collects in a turquoise blue basin. The Soča bubbles from here cheerfully down the mountain.

The hiking trail is very well named Soška Pot.

During the tour you cross the river several times on adventurous suspension bridges the best view of the bubbling Soča, which offers partly very narrow gorges and the surrounding mountains. The river squeezes in some places like the Mala Korita between bizarre rocks and picturesque columns. This is the ideal resting place for tired hikers. The brave can jump from the rocks, although the real challenge is the icy water temperature, even in midsummer. As the valley progresses, the valley becomes wider. At the mouth of the Koritnica into the Sočaends the actual Soška Pot. From here it's about an hour to the bus stop in Bovec.

Soška Pot - Hike along the Soča in Slovenia

The website of the Slovenian Tourism Association gives a good overview:

The website of the Slovenian Alpine Club_11100000-0000- 0000-0000-000000000111_is a bit confusing and only available in English, but this is the best place to check which huts are open and whether hiking trails/via ferratas are currently closed.


The best way to get there by car is via the (toll) Tauernautobahn A10. The Wurzen Pass leads directly into the Soča Valley - Be sure to check before departure whether the passport is open to all nationalities (due to the current Corona regulations).


For tours in the mountains June-September.



The weather in general and in the mountains in particular can change quickly. You should find out about the weather conditions, especially before you go on an exposed mountain tour:


There are good maps from the Sidarta publishing house for the Julian and Steiner Alps: on a scale of 1:50,000 and 1:25,000 Triglav, Bohinj.

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