Snowshoeing Mt. Mangart

Winter hiking in Slovenia

Snowshoeing on Mt. Mangart

Winter 2015/2016 did not bring much snow to eastern Alps… until mid February. We were happy to see the much missed snow, and we were even blessed with a warm, sunny Saturday morning in fresh powder. Our guests, experienced hikers from Ireland, had a great time snowshoeing to Mt. Mangart that day.

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Hanging bridges trail

A hanging bridge and a hiker over Soča river, Bovec, Slovenia

Hiking the hanging bridges trail. Bovec, Slovenia.

This exciting trail will take you across 5  traditional hanging bridges over Soča and Koritnica rivers. Cool forest, alpine rivers and wooden hanging bridges make this trail a special experience. The longer variant even goes past Kluže, the Austro-Hungarian pre-WW1 fortress.

Level: easyBook hiking or snowshoeing in Bovec, Slovenia
Duration: 1-3hours

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Mangart

Mangart is the third highest mountain in Slovenia. The trail takes us through alpine pastures, scenic ridges, larch forests and old tunnels, carved into solid rock. From the saddle you can see Grossglockner in Austria in the north and the Adriatic sea in the south! There is a cozy mountain hut on the saddle below the peak – a great place to visit, have lunch or spend the night.

Level: moderate to the hut, difficult to the summit.
Duration: 2,5 hours to the hut, another 2 hours to the summit.

We sometimes split the hike into two days and we spend the night in the hut. This gives us enough time to climb to the summit, or explore the area in more detail – suitable for sunset-hunting photographers, botanist etc. The hut is also accessible by road.