Walk of Peace
LENGHT & ELEVATION
212 - 236km, 7.180 - 8.620m
The Walk of Peace hiking tour is a space of adventure, memory, and a journey through the incredible history of the First World War. What this illuminating trek teaches, however, is that what once divided us now unites us. Walking along the former frontline, it is impossible not to be overtaken by gratitude for peace and the immense beauty of nature.
A century after the First World War, the Walk of Peace honors the history, heritage and memory of one of the war’s most important regions with a long-distance hiking path running from the JulianAlps to the Adriatic.
The Isonzo front, one of the most extensive battlefields in the high mountains, where Austro-Hungarian troops fought the Italians, left behind numerous military cemeteries, trenches, caves, chapels and other memorabilia. The turbulent history of the area, which left a deep mark on both the land and its people, makes this trekking tour especially interesting.
Spreading the message of peace among nations, the Walk of Peace is the only cross-border trail connecting the fronts of two countries – Slovenia and Italy. The path crosses the emerald Soča Valley in the Triglav National Park, the wine-growing region of Brda and the mystical land of Karst before reaching the delightful Adriatic coast. The diversity of the landscape is reflected in delicious local cuisine, a constant companion on the way. Walking along mountain peaks, narrow gorges, karst caves and vineyards, cultural heritage is complemented by incredible natural sites and views.
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 tentative list of world heritage.
- Nineteen WW1 outdoor museums
- Memorial church at Javorca plateau with EU heritage label
- Kobarid museum devoted to the Isonzo front
- Italian and German charnel houses
- Diverse landscape – the Julian Alps, the emerald Soča Valley and Triglav National Park, the wine-growing region of Brda, the Karst, and the Adriatic coast
- Tasty local food and wine