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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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  • Day40

    Gozd Martuljek, Slowenien

    October 20 in Slovenia

    Heute ging es dann tatsächlich nach Slowenien. Über den stellenweise recht abenteuerlichen Wurzenpass reisten wir nach Slowenien ein. In Kranjska Gora suchten wir die Touristen Info auf um uns ein paar Wanderungen empfehlen zu lassen. Noch auf dem Parkplatz stehend fragten wir uns ob hier gerade Kirche oder Disko ist. Es war die exakte Schnittmenge von beidem – ein internationaler Bodybuilder-Wettkampf :D Aus der Fülle der vorgeschlagenen Routen entschieden wir uns für eine eher Leichte zu den beiden Wasserfällen von Martuljek - die 7 km sollten wir doch locker schaffen.

    Bis zum ersten Wasserfall durch die wunderschöne Schlucht fragten wir uns nur warum alle anderen mit Wanderstöcken unterwegs waren. Auf dem Weg zum Zweiten wurde es uns schnell klar, der als leicht bis mittelschwer deklarierte Wanderweg entwickelte sich stellenweise zur Kletterpartie. Es hat sich auf jeden Fall gelohnt aber wir werden 7 km nicht mehr so schnell unterschätzen.

    Mittlerweile haben wir einen idyllischen Stellplatz direkt am Fluss Save zu unserem Schlafplatz auserkoren. Umringt von Bergen sitzen wir bereits leicht frierend im Flussbett und schreiben diesen Eintrag.
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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.

  • Day1

    Kranjska Gora

    July 17 in Slovenia

    After a two-day drive through beautiful landscapes we arrived at our first stop in Slovenia. Kranjska Gora is a small ski village at the foot of Triglav national park and a perfect place to start your hikes. Because it’s our first day we started with a small one heading to the source of the Sava Dolinka river. After a short walk through the forest we arrived at the spring. It’s a pool with crystal clear water and underground fountains of fresh bubbling water. The rays of sun made the water turn turquoise blue.Read more

  • Day2

    Vrisič pass

    July 18 in Slovenia

    From Kranjska Gora we drove towards Triglav national park. When you leave the city and head towards the mountains we passed the stunning Jasna lake. It’s an amazing place with beautiful reflections of the mountains in the crystal clear water. Because the sun was out and it was already getting quite hot we thought of going for a swim. It’s definitely allowed, but not a lot of people seemed to be doing it. A quick foot in the water explained why, it was freezing cold!

    From there on we continued our journey towards the Vrisič pass. It takes 25 sharp hair pin bends to reach the summit of the passage. Somewhere on our way up we passed the Ruska Kapelika. A small Russian chapel built buy Russian prisoners during the first world war. From there on it was just a couple of more turns until the summit at 1610m.

    After a great lunch we decided to start our first real hike to Mala Mojstrovka, one of the higher peaks in the area (2333m). The climb was extremely beautiful, starting in the forest and continuing in the higher mountains along small snow fields. The last part consisted of a long and spectacular klettersteig going all the way to the summit. The view was breathtaking!!
    A long gravel track, with a lot of loose rocks, brought us back down to the Vrisič pass. From start to finish the complete hike took us approximately 4h. Rewarded but a little bit tired we arrived back at the car.
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  • 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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  • Day3

    ... also sind wir den Gebirgspass gefahren... Es war super steil der Caddy wurde ordentlich gefordert... und es waren Radfahrer unterwegs mit denen hätte ich nicht tauschen wollen. Mehr als 14% steigung und Serpentinen 🙈 Oben angekommen war alles dicht geoarkt also sind wir weiter...

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