The section of the Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic trail from Bovec to the Trenta Valley merges with the Soča Trail of Triglav National Park and at the same time runs alongside the international long-distance hiking trail, Alpe Adria Trail. In the vicinity of Bovec you can first visit the World War I outdoor museum Ravelnik. From Bovec you head towards the confluence of the Koritnica and Soča rivers where you cross over the Koritnica river. The Trail then follows the right bank of the Soča river until the section of the river locally called Zmuklica or the Soča Gorge at Kršovec, where you cross over the Soča river. Here the 2nd stage of the Walk of Peace branches off towards the southeast in the direction of Mt. Golobar. Soon after the footbridge the B-KG 1 stage turns left and continues along the Soča river, zigzagging from the left to the right bank of the emerald river over typical footbridges. Before entering the Lepena Valley you cross the Soča river once again over the footbridge at Za otoki and after that the Lepenjica stream. The Lepena Valley sharply rises towards the east, and is the starting point of the quickest route to Lake Krn – a place of diverse and rich World War I heritage.
Continue your journey past Camp Klin and the Great Gorge of the Soča and follow again the Soča Trail along the Soča river up to the village of Soča. If you wish to visit the Austro-Hungarian cemetery where 1,400 fallen soldiers and war prisoners are buried, cross over the bridge and continue back towards Bovec. The cemetery is located behind the Church of St. Joseph, after the civil cemetery. In the aforementioned church, the famous Slovene painter Tone Kralj left his mark. He painted the interior of the church in the colours of the Slovenian flag. Alongside apostles and evangelists, he painted Slavic saints. Especially well-known is the scene of the fight between the Archangel Michael and Satan, in which the enemies of the civilisation (Hitler and Mussolini) are painted as God’s enemies.
After visiting the cemetery, head back to the bridge and continue on the left bank, until you reach the stream of Vrsnica and The Small Soča Gorge. Continue up the narrow valley until you reach Trenta. You will meet a number of natural and cultural sights along the way which are presented on information boards of the Triglav National Park. On the right bank of the Soča river, opposite the hamlet of Na Logu in Trenta, you cross the Soča and at the Dom Trenta – Infocentre of the Julian Alps Crossborder Ecoregion, which is at the same time the museum of Triglav National Park (Trenta Museum), is where the stage concludes.
Outdoor Museum Ravelnik – In the Shelter of Mountains
Not far from Bovec, a bit off the official trail of the B-KG 1 stage, on the slopes of Mt. Svinjak the World War I outdoor museum Čelo is located.
In the Lepena Valley lie the remains of a church dedicated to the victims who died on the Zagreben Mountain Pasture. Not far from the remains there is the picturesque Šunik Water Grove.
In Trenta, we recommend you visit the Infocentre of the Julian Alps Crossborder Ecoregion and Trenta Museum with its large collection of ethnological items, and cultural and historical heritage. It presents the way of life in the Trenta Valley in the past.
In this stage of the trail you go past a few restaurants and camp sites where you can rest and refresh yourself after a long journey. In the villages of Soča and Trenta there is also a grocery store.
Summer bus services:
Most na Soči–Tolmin–Bovec–Predel–Kranjska Gora
Regular bus services:
Parking (start and end point of the stage):
Start: parking area in front of Kulturni dom Bovec
End: parking area at the Infocentre of the Julian Alps Crossborder Ecoregion (Dom Trenta)
Center za obiskovalce Pot miru, Kobarid
(The Walk of Peace Visitor Centre, Kobarid)
Gregorčičeva ulica 8
+386 5 389 0167, +386 31 586 296