Trekking & hiking Useful Information Useful Information Contacts

Route description
History lovers will thoroughly enjoy these treks. The Triglav National Park area is richly embedded with remnants from WW I.  An experienced guide will lead you along paths where, almost a century ago, Italian and Austro-Hungarian soldiers walked and fought.

A careful eye can spot numerous bunkers and lookout points and you will also come across the remains of barbed wire and even parts of weapons and grenades. There are numerous tunnels within the hills in which the soldiers hid and lived. We will also visit the location of an Austro-Hungarian military hospital and morgue. Today, there is a hut on this site with photographs showing life in that time.

In Lepoče you will be able to admire very well preserved remains of barracks. As well are interesting the barracks on Govnjač plateau as it was adjacent to a brothel that offered relaxation to the soldiers.

We will also get acquainted with the more distant past on this tour. We will hike up Poljanica, where, during excavations last year and the year before, remains were unearthed proving that civilisation existed in this area more than 3,000 years ago.

A visit to Kobarid museum, awarded the title ‘Best museum in Europe 2003’, will afford new insights and perspectives. Its collection relates the story of those hard and bloody days along the Soča in a prose-like and sensitive manner. Some of these events were outlined by the then American military reporter Ernest Hemingway in his novel A Farewell to Arms.

Click here to see the precise tour plan.

Essential Equipment
You will require suitable footwear and clothing for changeable weather conditions. If you want to know more click here.