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Kranjska Gora

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  • Day53

    24 km/ 1293m ascent/ 1400m descent/ rating: Difficult
    A very spectacular day to finish. We had perfect weather of clear blue skies and great visibility. It was the most challenging day in terms of technical skills required for the climb and the descent. We watched a helicopter perform a mountain rescue from the trail we had passed an hour earlier and we were very aware that even a relatively minor injury would require medi-vac. We were also surprised to see Bear Warning signs - a little more hard core than the Cow Warning signs we were accustomed to! We had the most perfect lunch stop at the top of the mountain looking onto the Julian Alps in Slovenia which will be our playground next year when we return to finish the second half of the trail. As soon as we arrived in Kranjska Gora we stopped at a cafe to celebrate our achievement with G&T, Beer and the luscious Bled Cake (like a vanilla slice on steroids) and shortly after Isabel and Bruce arrived - a lovely way to finish the day.Read more

  • Day60

    Kranska Gora - an Alpine town

    September 11, 2016 in Slovenia

    I thought that mountain road behind Zargreb had some twists and turns. The roads and scenery to this Alpine resort town are just fantastic. Lots of people visiting tjough nothing like during the ski season. The scenery just kept getting better each time I went around a corner, and there were lots and lots of corners. The roads, leading up to the alpine pass (Vrsiska road) were prefect for motorbike riding mostly good fast speed corners on almost perfect tarmac. But the alpine pass was something else steep and sharp corner after sharp corner. As you get closer to the top the hairpins are all cobbled rather than bitumen, I'm guessing it needs less maintenance but it's quite rough and makes it interesting on a motorbike and there were motorbikes everywhere. The hairpins are numbered 1 to 50 and it climbs almost 1000 metres in a very short space.

    I did see one funny/strange sight. A hiker walk along the road had 6 or 7 sheep following him, when ever he stopped did they, when he went off again, so did they. He just looked at me, shrugged his shoulders and said they had been following all afternoon and he couldn't get rid of them. I guess if he got lost he could always have lamb for dinner.

    I stayed at a resort in town (much cheaper in summer) the room and food were great and the views of the surrounding mountains were beautiful.

    Down the other side of the range the next day, nowhere near as steep..but fantastic riding, and I'll be in Austria.
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  • Day60

    Some more pics - Kranska Gora

    September 11, 2016 in Slovenia

    I stopped along the way for a hot chocolate (the pic shows it was so thick thst the spoon stood straight up in it....couldn't drink it, had to eat it). And met 3 guys ftom Germany doing a 2 week European bike trip.

  • Day10

    The Soča valley played an important role in WW1 as a front where the Italians prevented the Austro-Hungarian army from making inroads across the Italian border through this region of Slovenia (which was part of the Austro-Hungarian empire at the time). Throughout this region are many monuments and remnants of the brutal, devastating campaigns fought in the mountains and valleys. We visited a war museum in the town of Kobarid and hiked a historical trail along the bluff of the Soča river. Along the trail we discovered trenches, buildings, outposts and munitions storage caves that the Italian army used to defend the Soča river valley. It was haunting to walk the same bulwarks and trenches where these battles took place. The trail wound along a stream that fed into the the Soča river. We followed it to the stunning waterfall, Slap Kozjak.

    We then began our trip to the eastern Julian alps by driving through the Vršič pass, along a winding mountain road which includes more than 50 hairpin switchbacks. It was harrowing, not only because of the sheer drop from the side of the road, but also the narrowness which had to be negotiated with oncoming traffic. But the views were a great reward. Also we ended up in Italy by accident. Ultimately we made it to our destination, the picturesque resort of Lake Bled.
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  • Day2

    Dieses Jahr ohne Zelt...

    August 30, 2017 in Slovenia

    Jena, 20. August 2017

    Ursprünglich war ein 17-tägiger Roadtrip durch Mitteldalmatien über Hvar nach Süddalmatien und zurück geplant. Um der Natur so nah wie möglich zu sein und die Kosten der Reise überschaubar zu halten, beschlossen wir, Unterkünfte nur sporadisch zu buchen und möglichst viel zu campen.

    Das alles ist nun Geschichte. Dank meiner frischen Knieverletzung ist Zelten nun keine Option mehr und die Reisezeit verkürzt sich aufgrund der anstehenden OP um fast eine Woche. Zudem muss Luisa unser Auto die einigen tausend Kilometer alleine steuern.

    Also Planänderung. Um die freie Zeit effektiv nutzen zu können war schnell klar, dass wir die Zeit auf der Straße minimieren müssen. Kroatien sollte es dennoch sein. Die Vorfreude auf dieses Land ist einfach zu groß. Die Wahl fiel deshalb auf die Halbinsel Istrien in Verbindung mit einem Zwischenstopp im slowenischen Nationalpark Triglav und der norditalienischen Region Friaul Julisch-Venetien. Statt Wandern, Kayak und Camping mehr Strand- und Städteurlaub, mit nur kleineren Offroad-Abstechern.
    Los geht es in der Nacht vom 29. zum 30. August.

    - Ben -

    Quelle Karte Kroatien: Kroati.de
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  • Day2

    Tschüss Skepsis, hallo Vorfreude

    August 30, 2017 in Slovenia

    Jena, 23. August 2017

    Wenn wir ehrlich sind, hatten wir unseren Jahresurlaub kurzzeitig abgehakt. Nach der Diagnose war die Ernüchterung groß. Nicht schon wieder kurz vor dem Urlaub....Bereits 2011 machte eine Knieverletzung beinahe unserem ersten und bisher letzten gemeinsamen "Urlaub mit Flieger" in Bulgarien einen Strich durch die Rechnung.
    Schwamm drüber! Jetzt, nachdem wir uns Ziele in Slowenien, Italien und Kroatien gesetzt und die Route weitestgehend festgelegt haben, ist sie wieder da, die Vorfreude.
    Überraschenderweise konnten wir sogar kurzfristig über Airbnb für alle Stopps verhältnismäßig günstige Unterkünfte buchen.
    Ready for Takeoff :)

    Bild:
    - Geplante Route Roadtrip
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  • Day2

    Zdravo Slovenija!

    August 30, 2017 in Slovenia

    Kranjska Gora und Nationalpark Triglav in Slowenien

    Hallo Slowenien!
    Um 8.40 Uhr verlassen wir Kärnten und passieren die slowenische Grenze, wo uns eine graue Nebelwand erwartet.
    Wir nehmen den kurvenreichen Wurzenpaß Richtung der Kranjska Gora. Nach wenigen Höhenmetern sind wir über dem Grau und die Sonne zaubert uns ein Lächeln auf die Lippen.
    WiIr frühstücken am See Jasna und folgen dem Vršičpass, dem höchsten Gebirgspass Sloweniens. Schon jetzt haben wir uns in Slowenien und die Julischen Alpen verliebt.

    Bilder:
    - See Jasna in Kranjska Gora (1)
    - See Jasna in Kranjska Gora (2)
    - Russische Kapelle
    - Zwischenstopp am Vršičpass
    - Glückliche Kühe auf dem Pass
    - Blick über das Soča-Tal
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Kranjska Gora, Кранска гора, クランスカ・ゴーラ, Gmina Kranjska Gora, Краньска-Гора, Občina Kranjska Gora, Крањска Гора, ครานสกากอรา, Кранська Гора, کرانسکا گورا, 克拉尼斯卡戈拉

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