Etappe 3: Von Camporosso nach Bovec – Alpencross Alpe Adria
Includes a segment in which cycling is forbidden
You will have to dismount and push your bike.
77 yd in total
Includes segments with temporary access restrictions
Check ahead to confirm restricted segments are open to the public.
6.43 mi in total
Mountain Biking Highlight
Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)
Road Cycling Highlight
Holger S. planned a mountain bike ride.
April 7, 2021
Change of scenery: From the border triangle Italy-Austria-Slovenia and the southern flanks of the Carnic main ridge you reach the rugged, partly untouched mountain regions of the Julian Alps. Magnificent mountain lakes and one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe await you. On the way there is the opportunity for an additional dose of action at the ski flying hill in Planica as well as numerous wonderful swimming stops along the Soča River. After the short detour to Italy, the border to Slovenia awaits you after about 20 kilometers. The cycle path to Kranjska Gora branches off shortly after the border town of Tarvisio in the direction of Slovenia. You can of course follow this straight away. If Petrus likes you and even pushes you a little with a tailwind, then the route between Tarvisio and Kranjska Gora is a relaxed affair. The two detours that I built into the route planning for you are definitely worth the detour: The two Laghi di Fusine (Weißenfelser lakes) at the foot of the third highest mountain in Slovenia are a natural gem. Nowhere else will you get a better presentation of the striking backdrop of the Mangart (2,679 meters). Only a few kilometers further on, a quiet road branches off from the railway cycle path into the Planica basin, where after about one and a half kilometers the view of the ski jumps of the Nordic Center there opens up. Even if you don't have the opportunity to watch the athletes training on the spectacular hills, the impressive facility is worth a visit. One of the major Slovenian winter sports centers is located in Kranjska Gora. In summer, on the other hand, the bike park attracts downhillers and enduro riders from all over the world. The functional, pragmatic, purpose-built architecture of some hotel complexes is an unmistakable testimony to the socialist past. As soon as you leave the place towards the Vršič Pass, the wild and pristine beauty of the Julian Alps awaits you. The rugged limestone cliffs are reflected in the water of Lake Jasna on the outskirts. As soon as you have left the popular photo motif behind you, you are in the Triglav National Park. Before you follow the famous Russian Road with its 50 bends to the pass, some of which are still paved with granite cobblestones, I recommend you take the short detour into the wild and romantic valley of the Velika Pisnica mountain stream. Along the way, there are many beautiful impressions of the national park away from the road. Russenstraße - the historical street has been named after it was built by Russian forced laborers during the First World War - gradually climbs up to the pass. From the Tonkina Koča hut, shortly after the viewpoint on the Prisank and the mystical woman's face in the rock face (information boards show you what to look out for), a path branches off as an alternative to the pass road, which you take to the Poštarski dom na Vršiču hut below the summit des Vršič, can follow. There you have a nice opportunity for a long break with delicious Slovenian food and an incomparable panorama of the Julian Alps. You can also enjoy looking at the elevation profile. It descends 37 kilometers to Bovec. On closer inspection, there are still about 300 meters of altitude hidden among several counter-climbs, but these are hardly worth mentioning. From the hut you first come down to the Vršič pass (1,611 meters), the highest road pass in Slovenia. From there, you roll down into the Sočatal on a dizzying number of bends. Take your time and break your downhill frenzy on the narrow mountain road to enjoy the great view here and there. From Trenta you will not be able to avoid pedaling again. The gradient here adapts to the course of the river. Road sections, farm roads and trails alternate. On the way you can jump into the crystal clear water of the Soča in numerous places or watch kayakers in the white water from the suspension bridges. Through small villages and again and again with a view of the beautiful river you get to the third stage location Bovec. The cool atmosphere of the village with nice cafes, restaurants and a nice selection of accommodation attracts numerous outdoor sports enthusiasts.
April 19, 2021