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  • Day2

    Triglav Nationalpark

    September 20, 2019 in Slovenia ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Sloweniens einziger Nationalpark in den Julischen Alpen war heute mein Ziel.
    Ca. 7000 km Wanderwege, mit unterschiedlichen Landschaften. Ich habe mich für eine Wanderung im Sočatal in der Nähe von Trenta, direkt am Fluss entlang entschieden. Ein Stück (sehr kleines Stück 😉) des Fernwanderweges Alpe Adria Trail.
    Der Weg führt hier über einige holzbeplankte Hängebrücken 😳. Nicht immer vertrauenswürdig, aber ordentlich schwankend.
    Das Wasser der Soča schimmert türkisblau und ist kristallklar. Mal plätschert der Fluss breit und flach vor sich hin und dann hat er sich tief in den Felsen eingegraben und wird zum reißenden Gewässer. Sehr beliebt für Wildwasserfahrten mit dem Kanu. Die Farbe des Wassers ist einfach faszinierend. Am Fluss gibt es am flachen Lauf immer mal wieder kleine Kiesstrände oder Bänke für eine Rast mit tollem Blick.
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  • Day70


    August 28, 2019 in Slovenia ⋅ ☁️ 26 °C

    26 km, 1035m ascent, 1221m descent, 6.5 hours, rating moderate
    A long but scenic trail over the Vrsic Pass (the highest road pass in Slovenia) today.

  • Day51

    Vršič - Trenta

    July 31, 2019 in Slovenia ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Schwere Entscheidung. Von 3 Wetterberichten sagten 2 Regen schon vormittags. Die schwierigste (aber auch schönste) Etappe von allen stand an, die man keinesfalls bei Regen oder Gewitter gehen sollte. Die Beine waren müde von gestern. Also habe ich mich schweren Herzens dazu durchgerungen, heute nach Trenta abzusteigen. Weiß nicht, ob das richtig war. Das Wetter hätte wohl gehalten. Aber letztlich war ich (zu) vorsichtig. Nun habe ich quasi einen Pausentag, nach 10 km, 1000 m bergab und gut 3 Stunden. Und vielleicht kann ich die Etappe nach Abschluss meiner Wanderung ja nachholen.
    Leicht frustrierte Grüße aus Trenta. 😉
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  • Day223

    Day 224: Triglavski National Park

    September 26, 2017 in Slovenia ⋅ 🌙 10 °C

    Super busy day today! Up and out early, driving north of town. We'd planned a semi-long day-trip to visit a bunch of spots in the nearby Triglavski National Park, so off we went. It's quite a mountainous area here, lots of tall peaks, narrow valleys and winding roads.

    First stop was the town of Kranjska Gora where we checked out a nice lake, flanked for some reason by a large bronze statue of an ibex. Go figure! Leaving here, we started up into the national park along a long mountain pass road. It's apparently quite a well-known pass for Slovenians, with some 48 hairpin corners going up and down the mountain. The first landmark is called the Russian Chapel, built by some Russian prisoners of war to commemorate their comrades who died building the road during WW1 (there was a lot of fighting in this area between Austria and Italy). Nice small wooden chapel in amongst the forest.

    Back into the car where we drove a little further up the road, only to discover the pass was closed for roadworks!! Not sure whether it was due to clearing a rockfall or just rebuilding of some sort, but yeah. No way through.

    So we turned around heading north again, back to Kranjska Gora, then turned west and crossed into Italy. We drove a few roads through Italy before eventually crossing back into Slovenia near the town of Bovec, via an impressively tall mountain pass. Quite a detour - probably an hour's worth.

    Found some lunch in Bovec, where we had the local speciality of frika. Similar to rosti, it's basically a baked hash brown of potato, cheese, onion, bacon and mushroom. Very delicious. From here we drove eastwards in Soca Canyon, onto the other end of the original pass we wanted to take. Most of the road was still open, so we kept on driving through crazy scenery. The canyon here is hundreds of metres deep, and only 10 or so metres wide in places. And of course there's a raging torrent river a bit further down - very popular for whitewater rafting during summer! A couple of brave souls out on the water but we had no desire to join them.

    Drove up through the canyon, though eventually turned around as we weren't sure how far we could get before we reached the far end of the pass closure! Back down through the canyon, through Bovec, back up the other mountain pass into Italy where we stopped briefly at an old decrepit border fortress, through some Italian ghost towns then back into Slovenia, Kranjska Gora, then back down the freeway to Bled. Long day!

    But it wasn't over yet - Shandos's parents had arrived in Bled this afternoon, and it was time for a reunion. We drove over to their hotel as we'd arranged to meet up with them for dinner around 6pm, but we got there about 20 minutes early. Intending to just sit in the car and rest for 20 minutes, as we drove up they were standing out the front and about to head out for a walk! Bipped the horn, parked and had a happy meeting.

    Eventually Shandos's aunt and uncle returned from their walk and joined us for dinner where we had a good long catchup and traded travel stories. They've been travelling for quite a long time now - 8 weeks! Great to see them again, and of course Schnitzel was very happy to see them as well. Eventually left their hotel restaurant around 9pm and drove home after a very long day. We agreed to do our own thing tomorrow, but will meet up with them for dinner again. It'd be nice to do stuff with them, but unfortunately we only have a five-seater car!
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  • Day9

    Day 9 continued - At Homestead Kekec

    June 26, 2016 in Slovenia ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    The owners of Homestead Kekec, Mitja (who was one of the best climbers in Slovenia in his youth) and Joži (who sailed around the world over 3 years) eventually settled here in 2001 and have lovingly restored the original farmhouse and surrounding buildings. Mitja is also a winemaker (has his vineyards near Maribor) and an incredible chef. We sat in their open air restaurant for dinner, marveled at the dramatic alpine views all around us, drank Mitja’s wine and played with their dog, Lam (who steals people’s coffee if you’re not looking!). They say Slovenia is known for the 3 C’s - churches, castles and caves. I’m going to add the 3 W’s - wine, waterfalls and windy roads - as you’ll see from our next post!Read more

  • Day10

    Back on track/trail

    September 3, 2017 in Slovenia ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    I'm hiking again! Yes! And what better way to start than with a 3.5h slog from 600 meters all the way up to 2067 meters.... up up up!

    There were some great views again though. In the last but one pic (rocky path on the right) you can actually see part of the valley where I started the day (in the distance illuminated by the sun).

    It was a lot chillier up there as well. First time wearing a jacket and full-length trousers.
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