Numerous biking trails, which as a rule lead across the most beautiful spots of the Bovec area, offer pleasant experiences to both recreational and mountain bikers. Recreational bikers will be carried away by easy, joyfully organised trails with minor elevation changes, while the more experienced will be fascinated by the diverse terrain trails leading through shady forests and nearby rivers and streams. However, all of them will carry home memories of biking along the foothills of the Bovec two-thousanders.


Biking trails

Biking trail 1

Bovec – Plužna – Čezsoča – Bovec

Tour description:

The tour starts in the centre of Bovec and continues via the main road towards the hamlet of Plužna. In the centre of the hamlet, by the fountain, turn right and cycle to the artificial lake made for the Plužna hydroelectric power plant. The tour continues along the lake and further follows a concrete channel up to the first post, where a left turn must be made. Next is a short but rather demanding descent to a bridge over the Gljun Stream. Some 100 m after crossing the bridge is a junction; turn right here and continue across the bridge over Ročica and past the golf course to the main Bovec-Žaga road. Here, turn right again and follow the main road up to the branch-off for Čezsoča. The main road is left here to cross a bridge over the Soča River. On the other side of the bridge, turn left to a macadam road and follow it to the village of Čezsoča. The tour continues via an asphalt road straight through the village to the intersection for the hamlet of Jablenca, a bit before ‘gostilna Vančar’ (i.e. the Vančar guest-house). At the intersection, continue straight, and after 3 km of asphalt road the hamlet of Jablenca is reached. Soon after the hamlet, a footpath branches off left to a wooden bridge over the Soča River. After crossing the bridge, the tour leads left and continues to a wooden bridge over the Koritnica River. After crossing that bridge, an asphalt road toward Bovec is reached at the Toni campsite. The part of the tour from the hamlet of Jablenca to the Toni campsite is rather exposed, so some caution is required. From the campsite, an asphalt road leads to a short but steep uphill section, at the top of which you turn right and cycle via a cart track to the Bovec bypass at the “Devica Marija v Polju” church (Eng.: Church of Virgin Mary in the Field). The tour continues past the tennis courts back to the starting point.

Biking trail 2

Bovec – Kal Koritnica – Čezsoča – Bovec

Bovec - Kal Koritnica - Čezsoča - Bovec kolesarska pot.

Tour description:

From the centre of Bovec, this tour leads via the main road toward Mala vas, where at the B&R Bar a left turn from the main road is made. Here, continue right and cycle along the brook through Mala vas and further across the meadows and parallel with the main road up to the junction with the B4b walking trail leading to Ravni Laz. At the junction, keep straight and cycle further until the main Bovec-Log pod Mangrtom road is reached. Here, cross the main road and leave it again after some metres where there is a right branch-off for a macadam trail. The tour continues along this macadam road up to a bridge where a right turn is to be made to the “Kukč” homestead. Further along, there is rather steep ascent, followed by a not-too-steep descent to the village of Koritnica. The tour continues through the village up to the junction for the main Bovec-Trenta road, where you turn left for Trenta; however, leave the main road again after 100 m at the right branch-off for the hamlet of Jablenca. Next is an interesting descent via footpath to a bridge over the Soča River. After crossing the bridge, there is a short ascent to an asphalt road. Here, turn left in the direction of Zmuklica and continue up to the end of the asphalt road at the Štefan homestead. From here, the walking trail for Kršovec is followed. After a kilometre of more demanding trail, where the bike has to be carried in some sections, a cart track is reached. At this point, turn right up the slopes of Javoršček. An uphill section is followed by a short, flat one, and then by a junction with a macadam road. Here, turn left and make an extra trip to a vantage point situated 200 m higher at the landslide on the slopes of Javoršček, or turn right and descend to the asphalt Čezsoča-Jablenca road. At the junction with the asphalt road, turn left to Čezsoča and from there right and across the bridge over the Soča River. Soon after the bridge, turn left and cycle uphill to a flat section. Here, the tour leads right and, via the airfield, brings you to the starting point in the centre of Bovec.

Biking trail 3

On the sunny side of Bovec

Na sončni strani Bovca kolesarska pot.

Tour description:

The tour starts in the centre of Bovec, from where you head toward the hamlet of Plužna. Before the church of St. Ulrich, turn right and go up the hill, passing the sport playground to the branch-off for the macadam trail on the right side. Further along, there is a rather steep ascent up to the Rusc stable. The trail continues straight to the junction for “Plajerjeva skala” (Eng.: Plajer’s Rock). Here, turn right and continue to the next junction, where the concrete trail begins to descend. Further down, where the road branches off for “Sveti Lenart” (Eng.: St. Leonard), turn sharply right to the B4 and B5 trail located above the main Bovec-Log pod Mangrtom road. After another right turn and crossing the meadows, first Mala vas and then the centre of Bovec is reached.

Biking trail 4

Gozdec – Krnica pasture

Tour description:

The tour starts in the centre of Bovec and continues past the church of St. Ulrich towards the hamlet of Plužna. After 1,6 km, the asphalt road ends and the tour continues via macadam road to the B station of the Kanin cable car. After 6 km of steady climbing, the B station is reached. Turn left here and follow the forest trail up to the point where trails branch off for Gozdec and the Krnica Pasture. From here, there are two possibilities: taking the left branch for Gozdec via the forest trail that at first rises and then descends, leading to the peak of Kopa (1439), which my be reached on foot or taking the right branch that leads in the direction of the Krnica Pasture and ends after a long and steep ascent to a beautiful vantage point at 1250 m. From here, a 20 min. walk leads to the (now-deserted) Krnica dairy farm and its pastures. Return is made via the same route.

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