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Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps

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Kranjska Gora 4270, Slovenia
+386 4 580 94 40
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At an altitude of 1611 metres, the mountain pass at Vrsic is the highest in the eastern Julian Alps and provides a natural link between the Savska and the Soska valleys. You may wish to have a relaxing cup of coffee or even stay the night at the Ticarjev mountain hut, which is located at the top of the pass. There are five mountain huts on Vrsic offering you rest and refreshment. Just off the main road winding up Vrsic, at an altitude of around 1200 metres rests the Russian chapel. Whilst ascending Vrsic, you can admire the natural rock-carved face of the lovely maiden Ajdovska deklica and a natural rock-window created in the face of the Prisank mountain.
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“hairpin bends” (20 reviews)
“vrsic pass” (20 reviews)
“amazing views” (10 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Kranjska Gora 4270, Slovenia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This chapel was built by Russian war prisoners whose fellow prisoners died in an avalanche while constructing this road across the alps. The road itself was baptised the Russian Road because of that. Take your time to drive this beautiful road across the alps as...More

Thank Kim M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove the pass and then retraced our route so we could get a different view. We found amazing views along the entire route and always were able to locate parking.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful views from the pass, but for a real sense of accomplishment keep heading up. Most trails are mountaineering or rock climbing specific, but there's one 'easier' trail that is good for accomplished hikers. It's still a scramble, but the views make it worth it.

Thank Robin R
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

if you are at all travel sick please note there are 50 hairpin bends up and down this mountain BUT the views are incredible, there are lots of places to stop and walk and is a must if you are visiting the area.

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Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We set off this morning (22nd May) looking forward to driving along the Vrsic Pass, having read others’ reviews. Unfortunately, despite reading that the pass is open from May, we were only able to get as far as bend 8, as roadworks shut the road...More

Thank scw389
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

A very nice road to drive, offering splendid and dramatic views on the surrounding summits. Be aware that once on the other side from Kranska Gora the way is quite long back to Ljubljana on small roads!

Thank JMGeneva
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Fascinating history behind the road, much travelled by those who like a challenge. Snow still lying at the top but the road was clear. A couple of restaurants on the way up, and some snack & souvenir sellers at the top of the pass.

Thank NialO58
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

What a drive! Set off from Bled (@ 45/50 mins away.) Hairpin turn after hairpin turn punctuated by some stunning views....we were out of the car more than in it seemed as every turn had incredible views. Stopped at the Russian chapel @ turn 8...More

1  Thank Graeme D
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

The pass was closed up to the day before our trip, wonderful views up 26 hairpin bends through the mountains and into Italy. A long day but worth it

Thank bakerann
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We knew the road was closed but we thought there will be some ending. But no. We drove all the way up to Vrsic. They said closed because in warm weather (fortunately evening and cold) the snow could melt and be dangerous. Well, what an...More

Thank Tončica P
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Thomson-gal
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Response from Stephen C | Reviewed this property |
Your question has been answered very well, but I wanted to add that as you have young and old in your group, you should always ask a local or someone walking in the other direction about how easy the path is. Some are much... More
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