6. The Vrata Valley- Under the north face of Triglav
Kolodvorska ulica 1 b 4280 Kranjska Gora
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Like the Planica and the Pišnica Valley in the upper Zgornjesavska Valley, the three almost parallel valleys stretch from Mojstrana into the heart of the mountains. These are the Vrata, the Kot and the Krma Valley. All of them lead to the foothills of Triglav, the highest Slovenian mountain.
For Mojstrana, take the cycling track which connects Kranjska Gora and Jesenice. In Mojstrana, turn right towards the mountains. After a few kilometres, you hear the roaring Peričnik waterfall on the right side. Its water falls down over 60 meters deep. For the sightseeing of the entire waterfall, you have to go on foot.
Otherwise being rather gradual, the track grows steeper after leaving the waterfall behind you. It remains steep for a very short time. Afterwards, a gentle ascent leads you to your destination – the Aljažev dom hut which is a starting-point and a meeting place for mountaineers who start off their tours in the surrounding mountains.
Your cycle tour is finished here because there is only a footpath leading to the end of the valley i.e. to the foothills of Triglav.
Many people take advantage of the road which enables the access by car. Thus, the traffic in the valley is very likely to be increased at weekends. Therefore, proceed with caution.
On the way back, you can take a break from cycling in the Triglav Museum Collection in Mojstrana in which you will be introduced to the mountaineering history and climbing up the Triglav’s north face under which the Vrata Valley takes you to.
Difficultymoderately demanding Length of tour
: 23,8 km