Almost each stone in the Mt. Sabotin Park of Peace could tell a story about the Austro-Hungarian and Italian soldiers, fortifying their battle positions. During World War I the mountain was drilled from all sides and crisscrossed by galleries, trenches and caves. Due to its strategic position over the River Soča it was first an important Austro-Hungarian bridgehead on the right bank, but in the Sixth Isonzo Battle in August 1916 it was conquered, together with Gorizia/Gorica, by the Italian Army. The ascent up Mt. Sabotin is rewarded by a panoramic view of the Vipava Valley and the Brda/Collio Hills, to the Kras, the Friuli Lowland and the Julian Alps. The facilities of the former border guard post at Sabotin host an innovative multimedia visitor centre. The centre comprises a museum, an info point and numerous remains, which make it an important stop along the Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic trail. The nearby snack-bar offering the tasty local jota stew and other delicacies.
Every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00 and 16:00
Price: 5 €/person
Duration of the guided tour: 1.5 hr
Assembly point: at the Walk of Peace Visitor Centre Sabotin
Information: firstname.lastname@example.org, +386 40 253 234
Arriving from the village of Plave:
From the main road Tolmin–Nova Gorica turn right in the village of Plave and follow the road for Brda. After the village of Vrhovlje pri Kojskem turn left at the intersection for Sabotin. Follow the tarmac road (approx. 4 kilometres) to the mountain hut on Mt. Sabotin.
Arriving from the town of Solkan:
In Solkan, cross the bridge and continue towards Brda. Follow the road until the village of Gonjače, where you turn right for the village of Plave. Soon after you will see the road for Sabotin on your right. From here, you have approximately 4 kilometres on a tarmac road to the hut on Mt. Sabotin.