Walk of Peace
LENGTH & ELEVATION
212 - 236km, 7.180 - 8.620m
The idea behind the Walk of Peace is to learn about the history of World War I. But among museums, cemeteries, trenches, and chapels that you’ll see along the way, the red line of this inspiring long-distance hike is the incredible nature of Western Slovenia and Eastern Italy. Most of the time on this journey you’ll be avoiding crowds, with your only company being small streams, wild rivers, and mighty mountains.
Luckily, what once divided us, now unites us, and while walking along the former frontline from the Julian Alps to the Adriatic sea, it is impossible not to be overtaken by gratitude for peace and the immense beauty of nature. The diversity of the landscape is also reflected in delicious local cuisine, a constant companion on the way.
The original Walk of Peace trail starts just above the Soča Valley, where this emerald river is still wild and narrow. After hiking below majestic Krn mountain in the Triglav National Park, the river is already calmer – just like you might feel when enjoying the sunset with a glass of wine in the Brda wine region. In the last part of the hike, the landscape becomes less mountainous. The mystical Karst plateau awaits you, known for caves, stone carving, their ‘Teran’ wine, and prosciutto. The hiking trip ends on the Adriatic coast, where you can reward yourself with a swim in the sea.
The cultural path is uniformly marked and suitable for trekking throughout most of the year. It includes various alternate routes and additional loops for the most eager hikers. In 2016, the Walk of Peace has been put on UNESCO’s tentative list of world heritage.
- Hiking in a very diverse landscape.
- Exploring the Julian Alps, Triglav National Park, Soča Valley, the wine-growing region of Brda, the Karst, and the Adriatic coast.
- Tasty local food and wine.
- Nineteen WW1 outdoor museums.
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