Nadiža bike & hike
Nadiža gorges near Kred villagePhoto: Vid Pogacnik, Community
We can start the biking round tour in any place. But I warmly recommend to include also the following hikes / wadings:
> through the lower gorges of Nadiža (at Kred village),
> around the Napoleon's bridge,
> through the upper gorges of Nadiža (at Logje village),
> sightseeing Logje and Breginj village.
Safety informationSome passages along the river require additional attention (climbind, wading).
Tips and hints-
If you start the biking tour in Kred village, you first descend by cart roads to Nadiža river. You reach it by the hanging bridge over the river - at the lower end of gorges.
On the other side of Nadiža, the path branches. The left trail ascends on the nearby hill of Sv. Volar. There's no panorama from the church, but the place is historically and archaeologically interesting - in prehistoric times there was a fortified castellum. The right trail goes however along the gorges. We soon pass the rock window, then it continues above the cliffs and ends in the woods. The best idea to explore the gorges is simply to wade upstream. Wonderful beaches, ponds and cliffs there!
Then we continue biking along the northern banks of Nadiža. The biking trail is marked till the Podbela camping. Nice nature along the river.
At Podbela camp we bike till the asphalted road and continue left by it. Through nice woods we soon reach to an old stone bridge, called Napoleon's bridge. Make sure to cross it (on foot) and see how it looks from both sides.
From Napoleon's bridge we continue riding along the river. The road ascends a bit, then we reach a crossroads. The left road continues to Robidišče village (nice biking ascent till there too), but we ride towards the right, down to another bridge over Nadiža. This is the road bridge at Logje village.
By this bridge we leave bikes again and start wading up by the river stream. There soon the upper canyon of Nadiža starts. The cliffs and ponds are very picturesque, the geology of rocks is interesting as well (in addition to limestone also flysch). We go up as long as we wish. But this canyon is not just easy. On some places be need to climb over the rocks, where it doesn't go, we need to wade (also through deep waters) and there will be also places which we can overcome only by swimming (or detouring high by the steep banks). Count with at least 1-2 hours of wading up and the same amount of time back. If you want to sunbath and swim, allow to the tour even some more time.
After returning to the Logje bridge, we continue biking by the asphalted road up to Logje village. This village and the next Breginj village were completely demolished in an earthquake, so most of their unique architecture was lost. Only a few houses are preserved.
From Logle continue riding to Breginj village. There is an ethnological museum (open air) which is very worth visiting.
Finally you need only to descend from Breginj to Kred village. A nice asphalted road goes mostly down, but this last stretch of the ride is the longest one.
Public transportIn Breginj valley only rare busses operate.
By roadYou reach the Kred village (and Nadiža river) from Kobarid town in the valley of Soča.
ParkingFree parking lots all along the round route.
EquipmentUsual travel bikes are fine, you can do the tour also with mountain bikes. For wading, the best option are strong clogs.
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