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Za skalo Alp

The abandoned Za Skalo alp was renovated a few years ago by the Triglav National Park. The shady and undemanding ascent to the alp runs mainly through forests which give way to abandoned pasturelands as you near your destination. Za Skalo alp is a monument to the architectural heritage of high-altitude pastures.

It is also the starting point for a number of longer mountaineering routes, such as the one across Velika vrata to Dolina Triglavskih jezer (Triglav Lakes Valley), over Oslove škrbine to Komna. It is from this alp that many guided tours over pathless terrain set off. The Za Skalo alp offers a magnificent view of the Vrsnik valley and Bavški Grintavec.

Access: At the turn-off for the Na Skali village near the village of Soča turn off the main road and follow this road as far as Pod Zjabci where you will see a sign for the mountain path to the Za Skalo alp on your right side.

Estimated time: 2h of walking to the Za Skalo alp. Height difference: 770 metres.

 

Parts of the alp were transfered to Trenta museum.


Points of interest

At Jelinčič Tourist Farm you can taste and buy quality home made food and take a look at the farm dairy.

100-metre-long and 6-metre-deep Small Troughs of the Soča (Mala korita Soče) can be viewed from the bridge just below the Jelinčič Tourist Farm.

Church of St Joseph in the village of Soča

Military Cemetery in the village of Soča

Big Troughs of the Soča

The Lepena valley is a starting point for mountain tours to the area of Krnska jezera (Lake Krn) and the hut Dom dr. Klementa Juga at the end of the valley.

The Alp is also the starting point for a number of longer mountaineering routes.


Food and accommodation

The Jelinčič Tourist Farm offers local food, home-made sheep cheese, accommodation in rooms and a tour of the farm dairy.

The Korita Campsite is located in the immediate vicinity of the Jelinčič Farm.

In the village of Soča, about 200m from the church, the Pri Andrejcu restaurant is located, providing guests with food and drinks and nice accommodation in rooms.

In the village of Soča, the following accommodation facilities can be rented: private rooms (Pretner, Likar), and rooms and apartments (Mitja Cuder).

Pristava Lepena, a charming holiday village, stands at the beginning of the Lepena valley. In addition to restaurant and accommodation in rooms and apartments, Pristava Lepena offers a number of attractive additional services: organisation of workshops and conferences, sauna, horse riding, fitness, tennis, archery.

Further in the valley, there is a friendly Penzion Kamp Klin which offers typical local dishes and accommodation in rooms and in the campsite located at the confluence of the Soča and Lepenca rivers. Kamp Klin also sells fishing permits.

In the heart of the valley, on a hill rising above the right bank of the Lepenca, apartments (Jožica Pretner) and rooms (Jože Hosner) can be rented.

Dom dr. Klementa Juga at the end of Lepena is open in the summer season and offers food and drinks and accommodation in private rooms and dormitory rooms.

The Soča Campsite is located above the Soča river, 500m from the turn-off for the Lepena valley from the Bovec – Vršič road.

On the other side of the road, apartments can be rented at Apartmaji Ada or at Apartmaji Jožica Komac further down the road towards Bovec.