Mt. Vršič

Hiking Researchers
Demanding | 6 hrs

The Krnčica–Vršič–Kal Ridge

The ridge that runs from Mt. Krn towards the Bovec Basin was practically completely conquered by the Italians before the First Isonzo Battle. Only the extreme north-western section of the ridge below Mt. Kal remained in the Austro-Hungarian hands and became a scene of fierce combats. Despite many casualties, these positions remained in the Austro-Hungarian hands until the breakthrough of the front. The brutality of these combats was already pointed out by soldiers during the war by means of names they gave to their positions―it was exactly in this area where the so-called ‘trench of the dead’ (la trincea dei morti) was located.

Text: Jaka Fili
Photo: Matevž Lenarčič, Aerovizija, Fundacija Poti miru

Access and useful info


From Kobarid, follow the road to Drežnica and when reaching the village turn left towards Drežniške Ravne. At the intersection before the village turn right towards Zaprikraj. Leave your car at the parking lot by the water trough and follow the signposts for Zaprikraj. You can either follow the macadam road or the Walk of Peace signposts until you reach the Zaprikraj mountain pasture. From there the path starts ascending towards Mt. Vršič.

Recommended is also a visit to the outdoor museum Zaprikraj, which is 2 kilometres further ahead from the mountain pasture (additional 3.5 hrs).


TIC Kobarid
Trg svobode 16
SI–5222 Kobarid
+386 5 380 04 90

TIC Bovec
Trg golobarskih žrtev 47
SI–5230 Bovec
+386 5 3029 647

Info središče čezmejne Ekoregije Julijske Alpe
(Infocentre of the Julian Alps Crossborder Ecoregion)
Na Logu v Trenti
SI–5232 Soča
+386 5 388 93 30

Hiking Researchers
Demanding | 6 hrs


6 hrs (additional 3.5 hrs for visiting the outdoor museum Zaprikraj)

GPS coordinates

46.296851, 13.633415


1,897 m

Best time of year



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