The peace you will experience along the trail from the Alps to the Adriatic was not always so natural in these places. The course of history and the course of the Soča, which ranks among the most beautiful alpine rivers worldwide, are turbulent and unpredictable. A century after the First World War that raged across the world, we have linked the historical heritage into the Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic. All the way from the Julian Alps, across the Brda Hills and the Kras, to the Adriatic Sea we strive to slow down the pace of time and invite visitors to relaxation or reflection – a hundred years after the Isonzo Front, one of the most extensive warfare in high mountains.
The Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic is ideal for hikers since it runs through picturesque places where it is possible to stay overnight, to relish local cuisine and experience today's vibes. High-mountain trails, macadam roads along the River Soča, former mule tracks, trails crossing meadows on the Kras and winding among the vineyards in the Brda Hills offer a great variety of hiking challenges and reward hikers with wonderful views from the Alps to the Adriatic.
The Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic is in many sections greatly admired by cyclists because it offers challenging ascending and dynamic distance trails. Demanding ascents and adrenaline descents at the beginning of the trail and comfortable winding among the vineyards of the Brda Hills, Collio, across the Kras and the Carso and to the littoral part with Trieste at the end are an award for everyone who enjoys wind in the hair.
Visiting the less demanding sections of the Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic is an excellent idea for family rambling through history and in nature. Outdoor museums and well-kept caves offer children exciting explorations and time travels. At several locations along the Walk it is still possible to find alpine pastures with grazing livestock and hospitable tourist farms which are perfectly suited for active family holidays.
The Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic is a real treat for lovers of military history. For all those who were affected by the Great War through their ancestors it offers an opportunity to understand their forefathers' fate. On special sites of remembrance one can find peace and reconciliation. The Walk renders possible an in-depth research both to enthusiasts and experts.
Diverse contents of the Walk of Peace are combined into attractive programmes which are interesting for organized groups of visitors. Elementary and secondary schoolchildren explore the Isonzo Front on authentic locations and thus enrich their knowledge. Major points of interest are also accessible by bus.
In 2020, the Walk of Peace Foundation, the Kobarid Museum, the Tolmin Museum and the Cheese Making Museum at Planika celebrate important anniversaries of cultural heritage preservation and presentation.Between March and November 2020
The èStoria history festival, which takes place in Gorizia, Italy, is visited by about 60,000 people every year. The current year's topic will deal with madness.28–31 May
This year too, the Cerje Tourist Society organises the traditional guided tour along the Walk of Peace on the Kras.29 March at 10 a.m.
At full moon and by the light of flashlights we are going to discover the WW1 outdoor museum Sabotin.8 May at 8 p.m.
An exciting walk across the landscape, coloured red by Smoke bush, with beautiful views of the Julian Alps and the sea will lead us to Ermada (Grmada) and Kohišče,25 October at 9 a.m.