Stage 3

Kobarid–Zaslap–Mountain Hut Kuhinja

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From Kobarid head down Gregorčičeva ulica Street in the direction of Drežnica. After about a 10-minute walk you arrive at the Napoleon Bridge which connects both banks of Soča at its narrowest part and offers a beautiful view on its gorges. After you cross the bridge you turn left and continue past the turn for the campsite, after a few metres from the main road turn left onto a path that takes you to the Kozjak Waterfall. Follow the dirt road that starts to gradually descend and follows the Soča river. Before arriving at the footbridge, turn right and follow the path of the third Italian defence line from the time of World War I.  From the hill where an observation post stood, a beautiful view opens up on the emerald pools of Soča. The road starts to climb up a former military road and leads to the main road Kobarid–Drežnica. Continue your journey on the tarmac road until you reach the lovely alpine village of Drežnica under the majestic Mt. Krn. Among other things, here you have the chance to visit the pilgrimage Church of The Sacred Heart of Jesus and the World War I museum collection Botognice. In the village square you turn right and continue on the road past the playground and school to the village of Koseč. There you turn left, past a holiday farm, and some houses until you come to a path that takes you up to your next destination – Italian military chapel on Mt. Planica. You will need approximately 2 hours to reach the chapel from Koseč. The recently restored chapel was commissioned by captain Celestino Bes in the memory of the fallen Italian soldiers in World War I.
From the chapel continue on a footpath and after approximately 200 metres turn left onto a grassy ridge. Keep to the right and follow the wire fence up to the top of the ridge of Mt. Planica. From here you continue over a pasture and to a forest path that brings you to the alpine pasture Zaslap. From the alpine pasture continue the journey on an alpine path that goes past the alpine pasture Slapnik and brings you down to the Mountain Hut Kuhinja. Here concludes the third stage of The Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic trail.

Photos: (1) Jošt Gantar, Turizem Dolina Soče; (2) Schirra/Giraldi, PromoTurismoFVG; (3) Dan Briški, Turizem Dolina Soče; (4) Žiga Živulović (BOBO), Fundacija Poti miru; (5) Fundacija Poti miru; (6) Katarina in Andrej, Kobariški muzej

Suggestions

We recommend you to visit The Walk of Peace Visitor Centre where you will get all the information you need on The Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic trail. Moreover, at the Visitor Centre you can hire a guide who will show you the heritage of the Isonzo Front. We invite you to visit the Kobarid Museum, dedicated to the Isonzo Front and especially to its Twelfth Isonzo Battle. Not far away you will also find the Cheese Museum Kobarid.

Just outside Kobarid runs the well known and loved Kobarid Historical Trail, which for 5 kilometres acquaints the traveller with the history of Kobarid and the surrounding area through the centuries. The main sights on the trail are the Italian Charnel House above Kobarid, archaeological site Tonocov grad, Kozjak Waterfall, the remains of the third Italian defence line from World War I and the Napoleon Bridge. You can book a guided tour at The Walk of Peace Visitor Centre.

Access and useful info

Access

Public transport:

Summer bus services:
Most na Soči–Tolmin–Kobarid
Kobarid–Drežniške Ravne (Hop on-Hop off)
Kobarid–Planina Kuhinja–Kobarid (Hop on-Hop off)

Regular bus services:
Tolmin–Kobarid

Parking (start and end point of the stage):
Start: the parking area at the Kulturni dom Kobarid (the cinema)
End: parking area above the village of Krn

Information

Center za obiskovalce Pot miru, Kobarid
(The Walk of Peace Visitor Centre, Kobarid)
Gregorčičeva ulica 8
SI–5222 Kobarid
+386 5 389 0167, +386 31 586 296
turizem@potmiru.si, info@thewalkofpeace.com
www.thewalkofpeace.com

TIC Kobarid
Trg svobode 16
SI–5222 Kobarid
+386 5 380 04 90
info.kobarid@dolina-soce.si
www.soca-valley.com

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GPS coordinates

Start: 46.247513, 13.578997
End: 46.241412, 13.659947

Length

14.5 km

Ascent

1,230 m

Descent

480 m

Best time of year

April‒November, December‒March*
* During winter time please check the forecasted weather and terrain conditions before your hike!

Equipment

Trekking clothing and footwear, drinks and food from backpack, trekking poles

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