• Discover
  • Route planner
  • Features

Brv cez Sočo

Brv cez Sočo

Hiking Highlight

Recommended by 673 out of 688 hikers

See hikes here
  • Take Me There
  • Suggest an Edit

Location: Kobarid, Goriška, Slovenia

Best Hikes to Brv cez Sočo
  • For two seniors exhausting route. Forest trails partly with loose stones, long road. The access to the waterfall from the mountain is hampered with branches so that it can be entered from the valley. But definitely worth it. Nice tour to explore the characteristics of the landscape.

    translated byView Original
    • June 10, 2019

  • Napoleon's Bridge near Kobarid is a stone bridge over the gorge of the Soča River east of Kobarid. It was formed at the place where the Soča River is squeezed into a narrow gorge for the last time before crossing the plain of the Kobarid Basin. The bridge got its name because French troops marched over it during Napoleon's conquest. The first known bridge at this site was the wooden Venetian Bridge, which was demolished in 1616. In 1750, a new, stone Napoleon Bridge was built. This was mined by retreating Austrian troops in the First World War, and after the war the Italians built the existing bridge. During the Second World War, the bridge played an important role in the battle for the defense of the Kobarid Republic.

    During the Italian occupation of Primorska (1918-1943) and later in Yugoslavia, the narrow Soča gorge above the bridge represented the idea of flooding the gorge and building a hydroelectric power plant on the Soča near Kobarid. The Italians had already begun construction of preparatory work (construction of a new Kobarid-Bovec road on the current, elevated site), but the war overtook their plans. After World War II, Yugoslavia tried to carry out its plans, but after a population uprising and the catastrophe in Longarone (Italy) in 1963, activities stopped and the upper Soča River to the Soča Bridge was declared a non-dammed environment.

    Currently, the bridge has the role of connecting Drežnica and Smasti with the surrounding area with Kobarid and represents a bottleneck on the local road, especially during the tourist season, when there are many pedestrians. Occasionally there are also jumps to the Soča, although these are more common in Kanal and Most na Soči.

    translated byView Original
    • May 8, 2021

  • Always worth a visit

    translated byView Original
    • August 2, 2019

  • Fantastic trail along the Soca, not crowed by tourists, perfect easy start to explore the Slovenian nature

    • August 24, 2019

  • At the end of the wonderful KozjakCanyoningTour a jump into the Soca from the suspension bridge ... 🤘😎🤘

    translated byView Original
    • July 13, 2020

  • Descending from the castle there are about 200 steps

    translated byView Original
    • August 5, 2020

  • Great, if a little wobbly. But the view is worth it.

    translated byView Original
    • September 1, 2020

  • Super nice, the descent is definitely worth it.

    translated byView Original
    • September 1, 2020

  • Magnificent suspension bridge over the turquoise blue river

    translated byView Original
    • July 31, 2021

  • Nice spot on the Soca. The suspension bridge is also feasible for me with a slight fear of heights (but shaky).

    translated byView Original
    • September 1, 2020

  • Not far from Kobarid we have to visit and take the time to visit the beautiful Kozjak waterfall, which simply enchants us with its beauty. We can go on a tour from Kobarid (approx. 3 / 4h of moderate walking with nature viewing) or from the arranged parking lot above the Koren camp above the Soča, not far from the entrance to the gorge of the Kozjak stream. The trail is arranged, suitable for all age groups. Viewing is not possible during high water levels.

    translated byView Original
    • September 9, 2020

In the know? Log-in to add a tip for other adventurers!


Location: Kobarid, Goriška, Slovenia

Most Visited During
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec
Weather Forecast - Kobarid