We packed in the morning and headed into the Triglav National Park. Our packs were rather heavy and I sweated and complained a lot. Suddenly the horrible cheap sweets Leonie was carrying tasted delicious.
We ascended above the bush line to a mountain hut (Zasavska koča na Prehodavcih) at about 2200 m and had dinner outside in the sun. We cooked our favourite meal, rice and cheese! We even added zucchini and onion… A couple of Italians had warned us about the food at the hut so perhaps it was good that we had lugged up so much food with us.
Ooh, and the weather was very good and we saw marmots. We looked at the map and schemed in the evening.
Above left: We headed off into Triglav National Park from Camp Triglav. Above middle: We spent the night at Zasavska koča na Prehodavcih mountain hut. There was a spring near the hut where we collected fresh water. Above right: The local wildlife came out to say hello.
It was a perfect summer’s day. Not too hot but still sunny and a deep blue sky. We headed off from our camp site on road bikes towards Trenta. After gathering a bit of info about the park for our upcoming cunning plan we cycled up to Vršič, a pass of many switch-backs. The explorers Cris and Gina first discovered the pass in 2006. After ascending the 1200-ish m to the pass we dropped down to Kranjska Gora where we gorged ourselves on many nice things caught from the local supermarket.
We then headed towards Italy along a well-kept cycle way, part of the Adria-Trail. From Tarvisio in Italy we headed up to Passo di Predil and then had a nice descent down to Bovec. The descent was much more pleasant than the first descent, which was made difficult by the cobble stones on each corner. The carbon forks didn’t help a lot to reduce the jolting.
Above left: We did a loop over a pass and then into Italy and back over another pass into Slovenia. It was a nice day for it and much warmer than our previous ride. Above right: After riding through a patch of Italy we ascended back to the Slovenian border and crossed over at Passo Predil.
Above left: Then we had a delicious descent back to Bovec. Above right:In the evening we went and checked out the Soca.
Above: Which is quite pretty.
We got up late after the late arrival last night and got ourselves sorted for a road ride. We cruised down the valley in the sun next to the Soča stopping in Bovec for lunch. Then onwards down the valley until I got lazy and we turned around and rode back to camp.
I caught up with Frank and Nadia in the evening who just happened to be camping at the same place.
Above left: We went for a lazy cruise down the valley. Above right: I caught up with Frank and Nadia in the evening who just happened to be camping at the same camp site.