The Soča River was the scene of bloody WWI battles in mountain areas that today appear so idyllic. The trail goes along the frontlines, reminding us about the value of peace.
One hundred years ago, this was the location of the Isonzo Front; its remnants, including fire trenches and bunkers, are now connected into a Walk of Peace from the Alps to the Adriatic. It begins in Log pod Mangartom, follows the Soča River through Bovec, and crosses its highest point, the Krn mountain chain, near Kobarid. From there, the trail can either circle back to Kobarid or run along the Kolovrat Ridge, where an outdoor museum is located. The beautiful views of the Friuli Plain on one side and the Julian Alps on the other will leave you breathless.
After the experience of Nova Gorica and the Karst Region, the Walk of Peace ends in Trieste on the Adriatic coast. The trail consists of multiple sections that vary in length and difficulty; it is clearly marked and mainly runs on existing mountain and tourist trails. A Walk of Peace guidebook has also been published in Slovenian, English, Hungarian,Italian and German language.
Read a book or two about WW1 before hiking on the trail, you will enjoy and appreciate it much more.
There is no special safty issues on the trail. Classical safety precautions apply.
Classical long distance hiking equipment.
Find a good book on WW1 (Isonzo front) and take it with you.
Either through Trbiž/Tarvisio (Ialy), over Kranjska Gora and Vršič pass or through Nova Gorica and Tolmin.
You can arrive by car or by bus.
A few parking spots in Log pod Mangartom, better option is to leave car in Bovec or Kobarid.