Soča Valley Hiking Festival

Experience the palette of autumn colours in all its beauty and discover the monuments of the past under the guidance of experienced guides.

September 15 – October 1

The Soča Valley Hiking Festival is held every year in September and October, the best hiking months. We invite you to discover the beauties of nature and monuments of the past under the guidance of experienced guides.

This year's festival includes 23 organized hiking trips which are suitable for families as well as for demanding mountain enthusiasts.

During the festival you can also see exhibitions, museums, visit lectures and events or indulge yourself in local cuisine.

 

The leaflet of Hiking festival is available on Issuu for reading or download:

 

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PROGRAMME & HIKES

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OPENING OF THE HIKING FESTIVAL: film 8 ½ Circles, Friday, September 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kinogledališče (movie theatre) of Tolmin.

 
1. CLIMB TO MT. TRIGLAV: 2-day climb – Anytime between September 16 and October 1, 2017 in accordance with advance registration and agreement with the agency.

From the Trenta Valley to the summit of Mt. Triglav.

Day 1: Zadnjica Valley – Dolič – Planika

MEETING POINTS: Tolmin, Kobarid, Bovec (the exact location and departure time will be agreed upon at the time of reservation; there is organized transportation from the meeting to the starting point).

START: Zadnjica Valley, 706 m.

STOP ON THE WAY: Dolič mountain hut, 2,151 m.

DESTINATION: Planika mountain hut, 2,401 m.

ALTITUDE DIFFERENCE: 1,695 m.

DURATION: Approx. 6 – 7 h.

DIFFICULTY: Demanding.

Day 2: Planika – Mt. Triglav – Dolič – Trenta

START: Planika mountain hut, 2,401 m.

DESTINATION: Mt. Triglav, 2,864 m.

ALTITUDE DIFFERENCE: 463 m.

FINAL DESTINATION: Zadnjica Valley, 706 m.

DESCENT ALTITUDE DIFFERENCE: 2,164 m.

DURATION: Approx. 8 - 9 h.

DIFFICULTY: Very demanding.

PRICE: €150/person, children with parental guidance are entitled to special discounts (price includes guidance by a mountain guide, equipment rental, mountain hut accommodation, transportation to the starting point and back). Advance registration required.

OPTION: Meals at mountain huts.

CONTACT, additional information and reservations: Bricalp, , 041 607 064.

 

2. PAST THE MOUNTAIN PASTURES TO LAKE LUŽNICA: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Guided hike with the inspector of the Triglav National Park (TNP) – Natural and cultural heritage of the TNP beneath Mt. Krn – Visit to the mountain pasture.

MEETING POINT: 6:30 a.m., centre of Kobarid (Hop-On Hop-Off bus stop); 7:10 a.m., parking lot on the Kuhinja mountain pasture.

DURATION: 7 h (5 hours of walking).

DIFFICULTY: Moderate.

EQUIPMENT: Hiking clothes and footwear, knapsack drink and food.

PRICE: €15/person – 3 persons minimum. Advance registration required until September 15, 2017 (by 12:00 a.m.).

OPTION: Hop-On Hop-Off bus transport (2€), optional lunch at the Kuhinja mountain hut.

CONTACT: Triglavski narodni park, info.bohinjka@tnp.gov.si, 01 200 97 60.

 

3. CLIMB TO MT. KRN ALONG THE DEMANDING AND SECURED SILVO KOREN ROUTE: Saturday, September 16, 2017

MEETING POINT: 8:00 a.m., centre of Kobarid.

DURATION: 4 h.

DIFFICULTY: Very demanding.

EQUIPMENT: Hiking clothes and footwear, knapsack drink and food.

PRICE: €140/person – 2 persons minimum (price includes guidance by a mountain guide, equipment rental (helmet, harness, self-belay set), and transportation). Advance registration required.

CONTACT, additional information and registration: Bricalp, , 041 607 064.

 

4. PHOTO-HIKE IN THE PRIŽNICA MEMORIAL PARK: Saturday, September 16, 2017

Nature and the remnants of the World War I in the Prižnica Memorial Park captured by the photo-camera.

MEETING POINT: 9:00 a.m., Plave; turn towards the village of Paljevo (left bank of the river Soča) at the first signpost, i.e. the second turn after the Zeliščne sobe Homestay.

DURATION: 3 – 4 h.

DIFFICULTY: Easy.

EQUIPMENT: Hiking clothes and footwear, knapsack drink and food, pocket flashlight, photo-camera.

PRICE: €10/person (price includes photographic guidance and herbal surprise). Advance registration required. In case of bad weather the tour will be cancelled.

CONTACT: Zeliščne sobe, vesna@slocally.com, 041 432 488 (Vesna).

 

5. HISTORICAL DAY ON MT. KOLOVRAT: Sunday, September 17, 2017

Hike along the ridge of Mt. Kolovrat – Guided tour of the Kolovrat First World War Outdoor Museum – Breakfast – Re-enactment of the Battle of Kobarid on Mt. Kolovrat.

MEETING POINT:

  • 5:00 a.m., parking lot of The Walk of Peace Foundation, Gregorčičeva ulica 8, Kobarid.
  • 5:30 a.m., parking lot next to the church in the village of Sv. Štuoblank, Municipality of Dreka (San Volfango, Comune di Drenchia).

DURATION: 9.5 h.

DIFFICULTY: Easy.

EQUIPMENT: Hiking clothes and footwear, knapsack drink, flashlight.

PRICE: €15/person. Advance registration required until September 16, 2017 (by 12:00 a.m.).

OPTION: Surcharge for the re-enactment of the Battle of Kobarid.

TRANSPORT: Own transport required.

CONTACT: turizem@potmiru.si, 05 389 01 67; Pro Loco Nediške Doline, antoniodetoni60@gmail.com, 0039 3493241168 (Antonio De Toni)
                                                                                                                                

6. HIKE ALONG THE »FRANCE BEVK TRAIL«: Sunday, September 17, 2017

Hike from Hudajužna to Zakojca.

MEETING POINT: 10:00 a.m., Hudajužna bus station.

DURATION: 1 h.

DIFFICULTY: Easy.

EQUIPMENT: Hiking clothes and footwear, knapsack drink and food.

PRICE: Free.

CONTACT: Društvo Baška dediščina, alenka.zgaga@gmail.com, 041 601 248 (Alenka Zgaga)

 

7. PHOTO-HIKE TO PARK PEČNO – DOLENJE NEKOVO: Sunday, September 17, 2017

Through the creative place in the park and past the forma viva. Motifs of nature and life captured by camera.

MEETING POINT: 9:00 a.m., Park Pečno.

DURATION: 4 – 5 h.

DIFFICULTY: Easy.

EQUIPMENT: Hiking clothes and footwear, knapsack drink and food, photographic camera.

PRICE: €14/person (price includes photographic guidance and herbal surprise). Advance registration required. In case of bad weather the tour will be cancelled.

CONTACT: Zeliščne sobe, vesna@slocally.com, 041 432 488 (Vesna)

 

8. ALONG THE SOČA ROUTE – FROM THE SOURCE OF THE SOČA RIVER TO THE SMALL SOČA GORGE: Friday, September 22, 2017

MEETING POINT: 9:00 a.m., cottage at the source of the Soča river.

DURATION: 6 – 7 h.

DIFFICULTY: Easy.

EQUIPMENT: Hiking clothes and footwear, knapsack drink and food.

PRICE: Free. Advance registration required.

CONTACT: Dom Trenta, edvin.kravanja@tnp.gov.si, 05 38 89 330 or 041 850 917.

 

9. TRAIL OF THE FOUR MOUNTAIN PASTURES: Saturday, September 23, 2017

Tolminc cheese manufacturing tradition – Cheese tasting – The hermit’s story – First World War Outdoor Museum Mrzli vrh – Exhibition presenting the life of the historian Simon Rutar.

MEETING POINT: 6:30 a.m., centre of Kobarid (Hop-On Hop-Off bus stop); 7:10 a.m., parking lot on the Kuhinja mountain pasture.

DURATION: 7 - 8 h.

DIFFICULTY: Moderate.

EQUIPMENT: Hiking clothes and footwear, knapsack drink and food, flashlight.

PRICE: €15/person. Advance registration required until September 22, 2017 (by 12:00 a.m.).

OPTION: Hop-On Hop-Off bus transport (€2).

CONTACT: turizem@potmiru.si, 05 389 01 67.
 

10. ALONG THE SOČA ROUTE – FROM THE SMALL SOČA GORGE TO BOVEC: Saturday, September 23, 2017

MEETING POINT: 9:00 a.m., Small Soča Gorge, at the junction towards the village of Na Skali in Soča.

DURATION: 5 h.

DIFFICULTY: Easy.

EQUIPMENT: Hiking clothes and footwear, knapsack drink and food.

PRICE: Free. Advance registration required.

CONTACT: Dom Trenta, edvin.kravanja@tnp.gov.si, 05 38 89 330 or 041 850 917.

                                                                                                                     

11. HIKE TO MT Pirhovec (MT. Polovnik, 1,661 m): Sunday, September 24, 2017

This peak is located on the ridge of Mt. Polovnik and is in the Drežnica area also called Morizna. It provides beautiful views of the river Soča and the Kanin and Krn mountain chains. The starting point is located in the village of Magozd. The descent follows the same route back to the starting point.  

MEETING POINT: 6.00 in Magozd (upon agreement in Tolmin or Kobarid).

DURATION: 8 h.

DIFFICULTY: Demanding.

EQUIPMENT: Hiking clothes and footwear.

PRICE: Transport costs. Advance registration required until September 28, 2017. Planinsko društvo Tolmin, Trg. M. Tita 16a, 5220 Tolmin, pdtolmin@gmail.com, 051 622 962 (Slavica Boljat).

 

12. HIKE ALONG THE WATERWAYS AND CULTURAL ROUTES OF THE ŠENTVIŠKA PLANOTA PLATEAU: Sunday, September 24, 2017

Slap ob Idrijci – Kostanjevec brook riverbed – Pečine – Ponikve (guided tour of the Plečnik’s church) – Bukovski Vrh (ascent to the highest peak of the Šentviška planota plateau, lunch and an event entitled Voda – včeraj, danes, jutri (Water – yesterday, today, tomorrow) – Organized transport back to the starting point. 

MEETING POINT: 8:30 a.m., in front of the restaurant in Slap ob Idrijci.

DURATION: 7 h (3 – 4 hours of walking).

DIFFICULTY: Easy, family-appropriate trail.

EQUIPMENT: Hiking clothes and footwear, knapsack drink, trekking poles.

OPTION: There will be two topics presented to hikers in details: Provision of the Šentviška planota population with water (water is the central topic of this year’s Days of the European Cultural Heritage) and the Church of St. Mary in Ponikve which is the only sacral building in the Primorska region designed by Jože Plečnik (2017 – the year of Jože Plečnik).

PRICE: €10/person (price includes guidance, lunch and transport back to the starting point). Advance registration required until September 22, 2017.

CONTACT: TD Šentviška planota, poljakales@gmail.com, 041 689 935 (Aleš).

 

13. HIKE INTO THE MOUNTAIN GOAT’S PARADISE: Sunday, September 24, 2017

We will admire the Alpine world with views of the Loška stena mountain wall and Lake Rabelj.

MEETING POINT: 9:00 a.m., Predel Pass (former border crossing). 

DURATION: 5 h.

DIFFICULTY: Easy.

EQUIPMENT: Hiking clothes and footwear, trekking poles, knapsack drink and food. There are no mountain huts along the trail. We will finish our hike in the Hermanov hram restaurant at the Predel Pass.

PRICE: Free. Large groups must book in advance.

CONTACT: TD Log pod Mangrtom, 041 748 585 (Peter).

 

14. HIKE ALONG THE HULJO PATH: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tour in memory of the legendary Alojz Fon, alias Huljo.

MEETING POINT: 3:30 p.m., parking lot above Kamp Koren in Kobarid.

DURATION: 1.5 h (easy trail); 3 h (moderate trail).

DIFFICULTY: Easy or moderate.

EQUIPMENT: Hiking clothes and footwear, knapsack drink and food.

PRICE: Free. Advance registration required.

CONTACT: PD Kobarid, 051 688 684.

 

15. GUIDED TOUR OF THE TOLMIN GORGES: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 

Triglav National Park – Gorges of the rivers Tolminka and Zadlaščica – Medvedova glava (Bear’s Head natural bridge) – Zadlaška jama Cave (Dante’s Cave) – Hudičev most (Devil’s Bridge).

MEETING POINT: 9:30 a. m., 11:30 a. m., 3:00 p.m., entrance point of the Tolmin Gorges.

DURATION: 1.5 h.

DIFFICULTY: Easy.

EQUIPMENT: Hiking footwear.

PRICE: Free. Advance registration required.

OPTION: Food and drink available at the snack bar Tolminska korita or Pr'Jakču (local food, half hour from the entrance point).

CONTACT: LTO Sotočje, info@lto-sotocje.si, 05 38 00 480.

 

16. HIKE ALONG THE ROUTE »7 DNI 7 POTI« (7 DAYS 7 PATHS), HIKE TO »MARIJA SNEŽNA« CHURCH: Friday, September 29, 2017

Unforgettable views of the Soča valley and the surrounding summits.

MEETING POINT: 9:00 a. m., in front of the church at the village of Soča.

DURATION: 2 – 3 h.

DIFFICULTY: Easy.

EQUIPMENT: Hiking clothes and footwear, knapsack drink and food.

PRICE: Free. Advance registration required.

CONTACT: Register at TD Soča – Lepena, 031 568 142 (Božidar Kavčič).

 

17. EXPLORATION OF THE VENETIAN SLOVENIA: From September 29 to September 31, 2017

Discover the history, geography, ethnology and flavours of the unforgettable Venetian Slovenia through lectures and cross-border hikes. Programme can be adapted for children.

MEETING POINT:

Friday, September 29: 19:00 p.m., Robidišče Gallery – Presentation of the mysterious Venetian Slovenia. 

Saturday, September 30: Traditional climb to Mt. Breški Jalovec (hike No. 18; optional hike to the hill of Ivanac – appropriate for children).

Sunday, September 31: 10:00 a.m., Robidišče Gallery – Guided hike to the village of Prosnid on the other side of the national border and tasting of Venetian-Slovenian flavours. Price: €14/person (price includes guidance and tasting).

OPTION: Accommodation in restored stone-built houses at the Škvor Farmhouse; Rooms: €58/person – 2 x bed and breakfast; Guesthouse: starting from €140/2 persons – 2 x bed and breakfast.

Advance registration required until September 25, 2017.

CONTACT: info@skvor-holidayhouse.com, domačija Škvor; 031-345-958.

 

18.  23. TRADITIONAL HIKE BREGINJ – MT. BREŠKI JALOVEC – BREZJE INCLUDING THE HIKE ALONG THE NADIŽA RIVER: Saturday, September 30, 2017

MEETING POINT: All three hikes start in front of the Breginj Museum in the old village centre of Breginj.

DIFFICULTY AND DURATION: Three degrees of difficulty:

  1. Demanding hike: Across Muzec (Musca) and Nizki vrh to Mt. Breški Jalovec, followed by the descent to the village of Brezje. Departure: 7:00 a.m. Duration: 6 h.
  2. Moderate: Across Nizki vrh to Breški Jalovec and to the village of Brezje. Departure: 8.00 a.m. Duration: 6 h.
  3. Easy: Across the pass of Prekopa and through the village of Plazi to the village of Brezje. This tour is also suitable for elderly people and children. Departure: 8.30 a.m. Duration: 3 h.

EQUIPMENT: Hiking clothes and footwear, and some good will!

OPTION: There will be transport available for all hikers. In case of bad weather conditions the hike will be routed along the lower and less demanding trail. The hike will end in the old village centre of Breginj where food and drink will also be available.

CONTACT: PD Kobarid, odsek Breginj,, 031 792 375 (Igor Baloh). Advance registration required. For additional information, please visit www.pdkobarid.com.

 

 

19. HIKE FROM THE RIPPLING TOLMINKA RIVER TO THE SUNNY SLOPES OF THE ECO-VILLAGE OF ČADRG AND THE HISTORICAL JAVORCA PLATEAU: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Guided hike through Triglav National Park; visit to the village cheese dairy and tasting of cheese in Čadrg; visit to the memorial Church of the Holy Spirit on the Javorca plateau.

MEETING POINT: 8:00 a.m., entrance point of the Tolmin Gorges.

DURATION: 6.5 h (4 hours of walking).

DIFFICULTY: Moderate.

EQUIPMENT: Hiking clothes and footwear, knapsack drink and food.

PRICE: €21/person – 3 persons minimum (price includes guidance, cheese tasting and entrance fee for the memorial church). Advance registration required until September 29, 2017 (by 12:00 a.m.).

CONTACT: Triglavski narodni park, 01 200 97 60, .

 

20. HIKE ALONG THE BOVEC TRAILS: Saturday, September 30, 2017

MEETING POINT: 9:00 a. m., in front of the elementary school in Bovec. 

DURATION: 3 – 4 h.

DIFFICULTY: Easy.

EQUIPMENT: Hiking clothes and footwear.

PRICE: €10/person (price includes four surprise stops). Advance registration required.

CONTACT: 041 473 636 (Andrej Lampret).

                                                                                                                    

21. ALONG THE »NA SVOJI ZEMLJI« THEMED TRAIL: Saturday, September 30, 2017

Hike from Grahovo ob Bači to Koritnica and back.

MEETING POINT: 10:00 a.m., in front of the House of the locals in Grahovo ob Bači.

DURATION: 6 h (longer trail); 4 h (shorter trail).

DIFFICULTY: Easy.

EQUIPMENT: Hiking clothes and footwear.

PRICE: €12/person (start fee, guidance, sports-cultural programme at themed locations, lunch at the end of the hike).

CONTACT: Društvo Baška dediščina, info@tpnasvojizemlji.si, 041 601 248 (Alenka Zgaga).

           

                                                                               

AAT logoALPE ADRIA TRAIL – Hike from the foothills of the majestic Mt. Veliki Klek (Grossglockner) to the azure Adriatic Sea.

Alpe Adria Trail is an international project connecting Mt. Grossglockner with the Adriatic coast. This Trail is routed across the Austrian Carinthian Region and continues through Kranjska Gora in Slovenia to the Soča Valley. Later it crosses the Italian Region of Veneto and returns to the Slovenian Goriška Brda Region. The last part crosses the Italian and Slovenian Karst and ends in the city of Trieste. From the town of Bovec, the Alpe Adria Trail follows the left bank of the Soča River and reaches one of its finest stages in the village of Drežnica, from where it continues along the Walk of Peace past the Bes Chapel on Planica to the Kuhinja mountain pasture where it descends to the village of Krn and all the way to the Soča River from where it continues to the town of Tolmin.

 

 

22. ALPE ADRIA TRAIL HIKE: Sunday, October 1, 2017

Along section 26 from the Kuhinja Mountain Pasture to Tolmin.

MEETING POINT: 6:30 a.m., centre of Kobarid (Hop-On Hop-Off bus stop); 7:10 a.m. in the village of Krn.

DURATION: 4 – 5 h.

DIFFICULTY: Moderate.

EQUIPMENT: Hiking clothes and footwear.

PRICE: €14/person (price includes lunch at Labrca (restaurant and outdoor centre), cheese tasting and transport to the village of Krn). Advance registration required until September 28, 2017. Transport from Labrca (restaurant and outdoor centre) to Kobarid is organized.

CONTACT: LTO Sotočje – TIC Tolmin, Petra Skalarja 4, 5220 Tolmin, info@lto-sotocje.si, 05 38 00 480, from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

23. HIKE ALONG THE TRAIL OF MEMORIES, LEGENDS AND TESTIMONIES: Sunday, October 1, 2017

Hike to the rear of the Italian army in World War I; Visit to the village of Topolovo in Veneto region; Conclusion of the Hiking Festival.

MEETING POINT: 8:10 a.m., parking lot in the village of Livek; 7:55 a.m. in the centre of Kobarid (Hop-On Hop-Off bus stop).

DURATION: 6 h (4 hours of walking).

DIFFICULTY: Easy (not appropriate for children under the age of 10).

EQUIPMENT: Trekking poles, hiking clothes and footwear, knapsack drink and food.

PRICE: €10/person (price includes guidance, lunch, visit to a farm, merrymaking by the sound of the accordion). Advance registration required. In case of bad weather the tour will be cancelled.

OPTION: Surcharge for drinks and Hop-On Hop-Off bus transport (€2).

CONTACT: Turistična kmetija Jelenov breg, medves.branko@gmail.com, 041 494 560 (Branko).
 

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DURING THE FESTIVAL DON'T MISS

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NORDIC WALKING WEEKEND: September 23 – 24, 2017

Presentation and training of Nordic walking, exercises for better posture, correction of walking and posture patterns. 2 x guided 3 – 4 h hikes; trekking poles rental.

MEETING POINT: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., Kamp Koren reception in Kobarid.

LENGTH: 6 km.

REGISTRATION FEE: €18/person (price includes two guided 3 – 4 h hikes).

OPTION: Accommodation in a log cabin (2 x bed and breakfast for 2 persons - €144), accommodation in the camp (tent required; 2 x bed and breakfast – €35/person); tent rental available.

Advance registration required until September 20, 2017.

CONTACT: info@udosport.si, Kamp Koren Kobarid, info@kamp-koren.si, 05 389 13 11 or 041 371 229.

 

World Tourism Day, September 27, 2017

On the occasion of the World Tourism Day we would like to invite you to the Tolmin Gorges.

You can take advantage of free entrance on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 

European Heritage Days

Within the framework of the European Heritage Days we wold like to invite you to visit the memorial Church of the Holy Spirit.

Open door day will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The slogan of this year’s European Heritage Days and the Cultural Heritage Week is Water – From myth to architecture. You can learn more about the events taking place from September 23 to September 30, 2017 by visiting www.zvkds.si/sl/dekd/dekd-prireditve.

Additional information: LTO Sotočje – TIC Tolmin, Petra Skalarja 4, 5220 Tolmin, info@lto-sotocje.si, 05 38 00 480.

 

JESTIVAL – Food and Art Festival

Kobarid, September 30, 2017

 

Where ties are woven …

between the tradition and modernity,

between the art and cuisine,

between the local and global,

between nations.

In addition to the rich offer of the numerous stands which will be heavily loaded with delicacies, crops and products, you will have a chance to attend lectures and participate in tastings and competitions, etc.

Our traditional dessert, the Kobarid dumplings, by all means remains the star of the day.

It will be delicious, instructive and delightful, so don’t miss it!

WHERE: Trg svobode, Kobarid

WHEN: September 30, 2017, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

CONTACT: TIC Kobarid, info.kobarid@lto-sotocje.si, 05 38 00 490

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: www.jestival.si, www.dolina-soce.si

 

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A WEEKEND IN THE TRIGLAV NATIONAL PARK

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Triglav National Park. A priceless pearl of the nature.

Mighty, mysterious, exciting, playful and unique. The only national park in the Republic of Slovenia proudly extends over 840 square kilometres in the very heart of the Julian Alps.

Timeless and mysterious forests, deep valleys, high-altitude pastures and water which in a clear stream runs from the highest peak – Triglav – into rivers, lakes and brooks.

Indigenous animals, such as the wild wolf, bear and the lynx, and diverse and colourful vegetation with 19 types of indigenous plants. Here, where the numerous myths and legends can be found, people still live as they have for centuries in perfect harmony with nature and with a sense for tradition.

Discover the Triglav National Park under the guidance of experiences guides.

Choose your preferred date and we will provide you with an affordable accommodation offer with the accompanying programme.

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IN THE ARMS OF MT. KRN, September 16 and 17, 2017

Natural and cultural heritage of the Triglav National Park beneath Mt. Krn; Visit to the mountain pastures and the remnants of World War I.

Saturday, September 16, 2017: Along the cheese trails to Lake Lužnica.

Saturday, September 16, 2017: Climb to Mt. Krn along the demanding and secured Silvo Koren route.

Sunday, September 17, 2017: Historical day on Mt. Kolovrat.

 

SOČA, DO TELL!, September 22 – 24, 2017

Along the Soča route from the source of the river Soča to Bovec and into the mountain goat’s paradise.

Friday, September 22, 2017: Hike along the Soča route – From the source of the river Soča to the small Soča Gorge.

Saturday, September 23, 2017: Hike along the Soča route – From the small Soča Gorge to Bovec.

Sunday, September 24, 2017: Hike into the mountain goat’s paradise.

 

HIKE ACROSS THE DEVIL’S BRIDGE, September 29 – October 1, 2017

Hike through the Tolmin gorges to the eco-village of Čadrg and along the Alpe Adria Trail.

Saturday, September 30, 2017: Hike from the rippling Tolminka river to the sunny slopes of the eco-village of Čadrg and the historical Javorca plateau.

Sunday, October 1, 2017: Along the section of the Alpe Adria Trail – From the Kuhinja mountain pasture into the valley of the Tolminka river.

 

CLIMB TO MT. TRIGLAV, 2-day climb, between September 16 and October 1, 2017

From the Trenta Valley to the summit of Mt. Triglav (2,864 m).

Day 1: Trenta – Zadnjica Valley – Dolič – Planika

Day 2: Planika – Mt. Triglav – Dolič – Trenta.

 

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FILMS, LECTURES, EXHIBITIONS

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1. OPENING OF THE HIKING FESTIVAL, film 8 ½ Circles, Friday, September 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kinogledališče (movie theatre) of Tolmin.

The film was made as the master’s thesis by Gregor Kresal at the David Lynch film academy. It was made between April and October 2015 in Iowa (USA), on the Mt. Blanc mountain chain in France, and in the Slovenian Alps on the slopes of Mt. Mangart and beneath the Boka Waterfall. In a form of an unusual psychological drama, the film presents the story of the Slovenian conquering of Mt. Muztagh Tower (7,273 m) in Pakistan in 2008 which ended in a tragedy. Entrance fee: €4/person.

Screening of the film will be followed by a documentary Iz zakulisja (From the background, 25 min) talking about the filming of 8 ½ Circles, and a talk with the film crew.

Awards: Alpi Giulie Cinema – Scabiosa Trenta Award 2017, Mountain Film Awards – Seven Summits Award 2017, Headline International FF – Award of Excellence 2016, International Independent Film Awards – Platinum Winner 2016.

 

2 Lecture by Davo Karničar, Friday, September 22, 2017 at 8:00 p.m., Stergulc House in Bovec.

Davo Karničar - GG z Jurijem Juri foto 085Davo Karničar is the most famous name of the Slovenian Alpine skiing. He skied down the numerous Slovenian Alpine mountain walls, from the top of Mt. Triglav, Špik and Jalovec, whilst in the European Alps he skied down the north-western wall of Mt. Eiger and the eastern wall of Mt. Matterhorn. He was one of the first skiers who took their skies to the Himalayas. In 1994, he and his brother Drejc were the first to ski down Mt. Anapurna (8,091 m). He was the first and still is the only person to ski from the peak of Mt. Everest – the highest mountain in the world (8,848 m). He has skied from the highest peaks of all continents. At the moment of the preparation of this publication he is preparing to ski down K2 – the second highest and technically extremely demanding mountain. We are keeping our fingers crossed and wish him a lot of success and a safe return back home where he will have a chance to hold a lecture and tell us more about another great story of the global Alpine climbing.

 

3. WORLD TOURISM DAY, Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Open door day in the Tolmin Gorges and the Triglav National Park (TNP) and the Julian Alps Community Evening.

On the World Tourism Day there will be an open door day organized in the Tolmin Gorges – the lowest entry point to the Triglav National Park. Visitors will be provided with free guidance through the gorges (9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.).

7:00 p.m., Zelena hiša (Green House) – TIC Kobarid: Triglav National Park and the Julian Alps Community Evening covering the theme Hiking in the biosphere area of the Julian Alps: Presentation of the Julian Alps Trail, mountain guiding, and tourist visits from the perspective of hiking in the area of the Julian Alps.

 

4. Lecture Življenje z gorami (Living with mountains), Marija and Andrej Štremfelj, Friday, September 29, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., Zelena hiša (Green House) in Kobarid.

Stremfelj - A21Andrej and Marija Štremfelj are legendary Slovenian Alpine climbers. Among the numerous Andrej’s climbing ascends and expeditions, the following three were the most noticed: Accompanied by Nejc Zaplotnik, he was the first Slovenian to set foot on the top of Mt. Everest (1972); In 1990 he and his wife Marija were the first married couple to conquer Mt. Everest: In 1992 he and his fellow climber Marko Prezelj received the Golden Ice-Axe award (the »Oscar« of the Alpine climbing) for the new trail in Mt. Kangchenzenga. Marija is also a top-class Alpine climber and the first Slovenian woman that set foot on an eight-thousand metre mountain (Broad Peak) in 1986 and is still the only Slovenian woman who conquered Mt. Everest. Both of them are also active mountain guides and a rare example of life companions who were able to successfully combine first-class Alpine climbing, family life, professional careers, and mountain guiding.

 

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During the hikes, all participants of the Soča Valley Hiking Festival 2017 are insured against accidents at the Vzajemna Health Insurance Company.


More information: Vzajemna, d.v.z., Trg Maršala Tita 10, Tolmin, T.: +386 41 314 049.  

 

 

 

 

 

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During the Soča Valley Hiking Festival you can get a 25 % discount on all Alpina hiking shoes. You can take advantage of the discount by presenting the coupon you received for participating in a hike.

 

 

 

 

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