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“Historical Russian Road”

Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps
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US$88.41*
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Adventure Trip: Kranjska Gora, Bovec, Bohinj from Bled
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed 9 August 2014

The road from Kranjska Gora to the pass, some 20+ switchbacks on each side over the alps, was built by Russian prisoners of war in WW1. It's a fantastic piece of engineering using cobblestone. It's a pleasure to drive, and an insight into a little known piece of war history. The hike at the top along the crest of the alps is truly a wonderful botanical and sightseeing experience. There's a small fee for parking at the top of the road.

Thank Carl W
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Reviewed 9 August 2014

The pass with its numbered turns is amazing. Road is winding up the mountain until you reach the pass. Take a walking tour around the pass, awesome views of natural beauty.
Only downside that can not be understood, in the middle of nowhere up in the mountain taking a 3 Euros for parking ?

Thank idanm
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Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

We did the drive up there by car, which is very doable, easy road with plenty of space for cars to pass by, on top there is a restaurant where we ate pancakes and sausages, nice way to spend a morning

Thank Robbertvanderpol
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Reviewed 26 July 2014

this climb is the highest mountain pass in Slovenia
it is what they say on the tin and reminds me of lejog out of cornwall, not so many miles by far but it was climb after climb with no break each bend having cobbled granite stones which when you are tired making it so much harder.
pleased to say we done it on hired town bikes and no clip ins - just determination or perhaps just nuts - choose a dry coolish day (our last day of a great holiday) - I would think treacherous in cloud/wet conditions - views all around just stunning particular at top - 24 hairpins - cobbles kill hands on way down, need to keep your wits around you as car drivers/coaches will overtake with limited visibility though didn,t experience any close ones
at summit with a captive audience we purchased a coffee at 1 euro 20 and beer at 2 euro - little places that you visit and that kind of location offering such value
a must if you are a keen cyclist or enjoy a challenge!

2  Thank jane c
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

The visit to Vrsic was part of a trip that I did whilst staying in Slovenia and I would highly recommend a visit to other travellers.

Thank Jean L
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