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Etappe 4: Von Bovec nach Kobarid – Alpencross Alpe Adria

Etappe 4: Von Bovec nach Kobarid – Alpencross Alpe Adria

Difficult
05:58
30.1 mi
5.0 mph
4,725 ft
5,425 ft
Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to push your bike.

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Includes segments in which cycling is forbidden

You will have to dismount and push your bike.

0.45 mi in total

The surface of a segment of this Tour may not be suitable.

Some segments of your route comprise a surface that may not be suitable for your chosen sport.

302 yd in total

Tour Overview

Starting Point
2.38 mi
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Slap Virje

Mountain Biking Highlight

2.74 mi
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Trail Plužensko jezero

Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

14.9 mi
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Kammweg Kobariški Stol

Mountain Biking Highlight (Segment)

27.6 mi
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Slap Kozjak

Mountain Biking Highlight

28.8 mi
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Napoleonov most – Napoleonbrücke

Mountain Biking Highlight

29.7 mi
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Kostnica s Cerkvijo Sv. Antona

Mountain Biking Highlight

30.1 mi
Destination

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Tour Profile

Waytypes

Singletrack: 4.35 mi
Path: 15.8 mi
Street: 1.44 mi
Road: 8.53 mi
State Road: < 109 yd

Surfaces

Natural: 2.03 mi
Unpaved: 2.32 mi
Gravel: 15.6 mi
Paved: 3.85 mi
Asphalt: 5.85 mi
Unknown: 0.46 mi

Weather Forecast

Holger S. planned a mountain bike ride.

April 8, 2021

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  • Holger S.

    On the fourth day of your Alpencross you will immerse yourself in the eventful and moving history of the region. Exciting paths lead you to fairytale waterfalls, a secluded mountain ridge and finally back to the banks of the Soča near Kobarid.

    About three kilometers away from Bovec is the picturesque Slap Virje waterfall. A visit is particularly worthwhile in the morning, when the rising sun shines into the falling water and conjures up great light effects. In addition, there are significantly fewer visitors here in the morning and in the evening than during the day. A nice trail leads from the nearby reservoir to the Bovec golf course and you will soon reach the road. Only a few kilometers later you will discover the Slap Boka waterfall, a little off the road, which is particularly impressive after previous rainfalls. With a drop of 106 meters, it is the highest in Slovenia.

    The only really long ascent of the day begins at Žaga. Of the approximately 1,050 meters of altitude, the first 400 run on a very little-traveled pass road, before you finally crank up an old military road up to the ridge of the Stol. The dense deciduous forest provides shade on hot summer days. There is no hut upstairs and few options to replenish your water supplies. There are numerous nice places for a relaxed picnic. You should pack provisions in Bovec in the morning and use every opportunity to fill up with drinking water.

    In contrast to the flanks, a relatively narrow strip along the ridge of the Stol is largely unforested. Cattle, donkeys, sheep and goats graze in the meadows. Everything looks very original. From the south-facing path towards Italy you have a phenomenal view of the valley of the Nadiža river and, with good visibility, even as far as the Adriatic Sea. During the First World War, the positions of the Italians were on Kobariški Stol. Numerous relics from this time can still be found along the way. The beautiful trail leads you about six kilometers variedly to a crossroads, which is difficult to make out from a certain height of the meadow. Follow the inconspicuous trail here to the left into the dense forest. The trail offers a lot of space for a creative choice of lines between trees, over roots and stones. Under certain circumstances you will slide down here for a few minutes until you reach the forest road. At the campsite in Trnovo ob Soči you reach the river and change the valley side over the adventurous bridge. A beautiful path leads up to the village of Magozd. There you will find mostly cool drinks at a fountain for a contribution to the trust fund. A nice way to soak up the calming atmosphere of the secluded estate.

    From Magozd you finally reach the Kozjak Gorge on a great trail, where the beautiful Slap Kozjak waterfall pours into a hall formed naturally by the water and collects in an emerald green shimmering basin. You should lock the bike at the fork in the road next to the stream and walk to the waterfall. Cycling is not permitted on the path from the waterfall to the main path towards Kamp Koren campsite, which is why you should push your bike for this short distance.

    One of the most photographed spots in the Soča Valley awaits you before you reach today's destination: the Napoleon Bridge. There follows a short ascent and you are in Kobarid, which is a great stage destination with its inviting, friendly atmosphere.

    Tip: Above the village there is a monumental memorial for the Italian soldiers who died in the First World War. The visit is not only worthwhile because of the great view, but above all to make yourself aware of how happy you can be to live today and to experience a peaceful Europe with open borders.

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    • April 20, 2021

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Holger S.

Etappe 4: Von Bovec nach Kobarid – Alpencross Alpe Adria