A Guided Hiking Tour along the Walk of Peace

Hiking Families Researchers Groups
Demanding | 13 days

The Walk of Peace hiking tour is full of adventure, memories, and a journey through the incredible history of World War I. What this illuminating trail teaches us is that what once divided us, now unites us. Walking along the former frontline, it is impossible not to be overcome with a gratitude for peace and the immense beauty of nature.
A century after World War I, the Walk of Peace honours the history, heritage and memory with a long-distance hiking trail running from the Julian Alps to the Adriatic.

The Isonzo Front, one of the most extensive battlefields in the high mountains, where Austro-Hungarian troops fought against the Italians, left behind numerous military cemeteries, trenches, caves, chapels and other memorabilia. The turbulent history of the area, which left a deep mark on both the land and its people, makes this hiking tour especially interesting.
Spreading the message of peace among nations, the Walk of Peace is the only long-distance cross-border trail connecting the fronts of two countries – Slovenia and Italy. The trail crosses the emerald Soča Valley in the Triglav National Park, the wine-growing region of Brda and the mystical land of Kras before reaching the delightful Adriatic coast. The diversity of the landscape is reflected in delicious local cuisine, a constant companion on the way. Walking along mountain peaks, through narrow gorges, karst caves and vineyards, cultural heritage is complemented by incredible natural sites and views.
The cultural trail is uniformly marked and suitable for trekking throughout most of the year. It includes various alternate routes and additional loops for the most eager hikers.
In 2016, the Walk of Peace was put on UNESCO’s tentative list of world heritage sites and in 2020 it was chosen for the best cross-border Interreg project in Europe.

Photos: (1‒4, 6) Jure Batagelj, Fundacija Poti miru; (5) Schirra/Giraldi, PromoTurismoFVG; (7, 8) Mitja Sodja, TIC Kanal; (9) Matevž Lenarčič, Fundacija Poti miru; (10) Fabrice Gallina, PromoTurismoFVG

Useful info

Price: guided 13-day tour is 1.870 €/person.
Prices for self-guided tours or customized tours are available upon request.

Guided or self-guided tour
Pre-scheduled dates or dates by your own choosing
Itinerary can be customized

Price for guided Walk of Peace hiking tour includes:

  • 10-night accommodation in 3 or 4-star hotels/guest houses; 1 night in a mountain hut and 1 night in an apartment
  • 12 breakfasts and 8 dinners; meals include typical local food
  • fully qualified and experienced hiking guide with in-depth knowledge about WW1 for the entire trip
  • baggage transfer between tour stages
  • Isonzo Front Guidebook
  • tour booklet
  • transfer from the tour ending point to the tour starting point

Rates are valid per person, based on double occupancy on pre-scheduled departures.
Rates for self-guided tours include all the services above, except the guide.

Extra payment: single room supplement

Assembly point: The adventure starts at the alpine town of Log pod Mangartom.

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

Hiking Families Researchers
Demanding | 13 days

Duration

13 days

Best time of year

May‒October
If tours are booked for early spring or late autumn, winter hiking conditions might be expected during the first part of the tour (day 1‒7). The tour is still doable, but clients must be experienced in winter hiking.

Equipment

Trekking clothing and footwear, drinks and food for daily needs, flashlight, trekking poles