28. June 2020

Summer Roadtrip: Soča Valley to Kranjska Gora

We left Italy and drove through the Soča valley to Kranjska Gora in Slovenia. On this day we visited Napoleon’s Bridge near Kobarid, the Kozjak Falls, and several viewpoints near Vršič-Pass.

Our first stop in Slovenia was the Napoleon’s Bridge, which connects both banks of river Soča near Kobarid. Napoleon’s troops marched across it (hence its name). The bridge has a very rich history and is a part of the architectural heritage and the view from this spot is amazing.

After crossing Napoleon’s Bridge we went to the Kozjak Falls. There is a parking lot near the bridge from where you can start hiking to the Kozjak-Fall. The park itself is great and we saw many people bathing in the river. It takes about 30 minutes to reach the waterfall and there is an entrance fee of 4€ from 1st june to 31st Oktober. When we went there in August the spot was very crowded and the small wooden viewing platform was so packed with people that it was hard to get out of the crowd. It’s a beautiful waterfall but I’m not sure if it is really worth the 4€ entrance fee.

There are other nice spots around for example the cute swinging bridge we crossed back on our way to the car.

After enjoying some time at the Soca River, we headed further into the mountains. The landscape around Mt. Triglav is so beautiful. There are several great viewpoints located at Vršič pass.

We stopped at a few beautiful viewpoints and then drove to Kranjska Gora, a place in the northwest of Slovenia, not far from the mountains and glacial lakes of the Triglav National Park.

After a packed day with a lot of driving we were a bit tired but I really wanted to take some pictures at the riverbed. So we almost ran to the river and I caught the very last light of the day. The area around Kranjka Gora is so beautiful and I was a bit sad to leave it just the next day.