The second stage of the Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic trail starts in the picturesque town of Bovec which lies under the majestic Mt. Rombon and the highest Slovene ski resort Kanin. From Bovec the road takes you over a meadow to Vodenca (camping area), situated on the confluence of Soča and Koritnica. Cross over the Koritnica river and follow the footpath along Koritnica and Soča until you reach a footbridge over Soča. Just before you cross the footbridge, you will see on a nearby rock a restored mosaic that depicts the coat of arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina from the times of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In this section the Soča river carved a narrow and extremely picturesque gorge known as Kršovec or Zmuklica Gorge. On the left side of the river you gradually start to climb up a former military supply road – mulatiera, and then continue your journey on a mountain path all the way to the Golobar alpine pasture. The Golobar was greatly marked by the events of World War I. Above the abandoned pasture stands a concrete cross which was put there by the soldiers of the Austro-Hungarian 20th Hunters Battalion in May 1916. From here you continue to the saddle Čez Utro (1,305 m), the highest point in the second stage of the trail. The trail takes you past the memorial from World War II dedicated to the fallen partisans during the establishment of the Gradnik Brigade. On the sunny side of the slope the trail starts to descend into the Slatenik Valley. After a few minutes you arrive at a hunter’s cabin from where a nice view opens over the other side of the valley – your next destination, the Zaprikraj outdoor museum. Continue your descent down a marked path over the meadows to the abandoned Slatenik alpine pasture where you have to cross a creek. After half an hour of a slightly more demanding section of the trail, in which you have to cross rockfalls and gorges, you arrive at Predolina alpine pasture. From here you only need around 15 minutes to reach Zaprikraj outdoor museum of the first Italian defence line. The trail through the museum guides you through well maintained and partly renovated positions of the Italian Army. When you exit the area of the outdoor museum, the trail takes you past the still active alpine pastures of Zaprikraj and Zapleč. From there on you follow the dust road and descend down to the village of Drežniške Ravne and then lower to the village of Magozd. From Magozd you continue your descent towards Kobarid. The trail leads you past the well-known Kozjak Waterfall, which you mustn’t miss, and for a while continues along the Kozjak Stream leading you to a viewpoint that offers a wonderful panorama of the Soča river. Soon after the view point you turn right over a footbridge across Soča and continue your journey past a camp on the right side of the river, all the way to a path that turns right towards the Italian Charnel House above Kobarid. After visiting the charnel house, you descend into the centre of Kobarid where the second stage of the Walk of Peace trail concludes.
Outdoor Museum Ravelnik – In the Shelter of Mountains
Outdoor Museum Zaprikraj – Inspiring Proximity of the Majestic Mt. Krn
On the way from the Kozjak Waterfall you can reach the Italian Charnel House by taking a slightly longer and in the beginning a steeper footpath, that takes you past the Tonocov grad archaeological site.
In Kobarid we invite you to visit The Walk of Peace Visitor Centre, where you can get all the information you need regarding The Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic trail. At the Centre you can also hire a local guide to show you the heritage of the Isonzo Front and the Kobarid Historical Trail. Moreover, we heartily invite you to visit the Kobarid Museum, dedicated to the Isonzo Front and especially the Twelfth Isonzo Battle. Not far away at the Planika dairy factory you will find the Cheese Museum Kobarid that also deserves a visit.
Summer bus services:
Most na Soči–Tolmin–Bovec–Predel–Kranjska Gora
Kobarid–Drežniške Ravne–Kobarid (Hop on-Hop off)
Regular bus services:
Parking (start and end point of the stage):
Start: parking area in front of Kulturni dom Bovec
End: parking area next to Kulturni dom Kobarid (the cinema)
Center za obiskovalce Pot miru, Kobarid
(The Walk of Peace Visitor Centre, Kobarid)
Gregorčičeva ulica 8
+386 5 389 0167, +386 31 586 296