Certain places resonate with us, hikers, in many unique and mysterious ways. Whether I can envision myself exploring one mountain top after another or just falling in love with a particular area, often-times I find myself returning to some spots again and again.
The Upper Soča Valley is definitely one of the corners of Slovenia where I have left bits of my heart.
The area is packed with history and witnessed a drama of the twelve bloody Battles of the Isonzo (Soška fronta) in World War I. So bloody, in fact, that the otherwise emerald-green Soča River turned completely red, which even famous writers like Hemingway wrote about.
Nowadays, in contrast to its turbulent history, the Upper Soča Valley boasts magnificent hiking trails, the crystal-clear Soča River, countless other streams and waterfalls, and serene Alpine forests.
Source text and photos: Neja – Exploring Slovenia – click here for the whole content