Vrsic Pass Tours

At an elevation of more than 1600 meters, the Vrsic Pass is the highest mountain pass in Slovenia, crossing the eastern Julian Alps. Part of the Russian Road built for military use in the early 19th century, the pass connects Upper Carniola with the Trenta Valley. This includes a series of 50 numbered hairpin turns leading up to the pass. A Russian Orthodox chapel stands on the north side of the pass near hairpin 8 and a Russian cemetery can be found near hairpin 4. Both the chapel and cemetery honor the Russian prisoners of war who died in an avalanche while building the road. On the south side of the pass, a bronze monument honors Slovenian mountaineer and writer Julius Kugy.

Those wishing to stretch their legs along the way can park near the top of the pass and follow a footpath to a mountain hut. From there, the path leads up to a summit for panoramic views of the surrounding area. The route can be covered on foot in about 45 minutes.

Practical Info

The Russian Road leading up to the Vrsic Pass begins in Kranjska Gora and then descends into the Soca Valley. The road and pass are open about seven months out of the year, with the highest part of the pass impassable due to snow in the winter months.
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Address: Soca, Slovenia
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Emerald River Day Adventure

Slovenia’s relatively small size means travelers short on time can glimpse most of the beautiful country in just a day or two. Tick off all of Slovenia’s natural treasures on a 12-hour tour from Bled, which covers Triglav National Park and the Julian Alps. Admire highlights such as the Lake Bled, the Emerald River, and Soca Valley, and choose to upgrade to include white-water rafting on the Soca River. Entrance fees and refreshments are included.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Adventure Trip: Kranjska Gora, Bovec, Bohinj from Bled

You’ll never look at Slovenia the same way again after this full-day small-group adventure tour from Bled. Your day will be full of exciting experiences in places like Kranjska, Gora, Bovec and Bohinj. An experienced local guide will usher you through the Slovenian countryside to hike nearby hills, drink from fresh springs and raft down raging rivers. Visit small villages and snack on traditional foods along the way. This small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience.
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Slovenia Epic Cycling Tour

Mangart (2.679 m) is the fourth highest mountain in Slovenia and close to this amazing peak lies the highest road in Slovenia going all the way up the Mangart Saddle, at 2.055 m. We will be climbing this epic road for a spectacular view of the Julian Alps. On our list is the Vršič Mountain Pass with its 1,611 m is the highest road pass in the Eastern Julian Alps. The high-mountain road from Kranjska Gora through Vršič to Log in Trenta has 50 serpentines, 24 on the side of Kranjska Gora and 26 on the Trenta side. We will also be visiting Bled, the Alpine lake with the only island in Slovenia which has been a world-renowned paradise for centuries, impressing visitors with its natural beauty, wealth of legend, and special powers to restore well-being. We will be cycling all the way to the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana, a green city, friendly for its residents and visitors alike. It's is no coincidence that the city was named the 2016 European Green Capital.
  • Duration: 7 days
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  • Duration: 7 days
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