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Bohinj, Bovec
Julijske Alpe
Triglavski narodni park
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A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
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E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
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R12 Koča pri Triglavskih jezerih » Tržaška koča na Doliču
Trail crossing
  |   3h05   |   7.6 km   |   646 m   |   196 m

This stage leaves the Triglav Lakes Valley behind. Although the route avoids the highest of the lakes, it only takes a short detour to visit them. A steep, rocky slope leads up to Hribarica, beyond which is a broad plateau popular with back-country skiers during winter. The valley is rich in fauna and flora.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Koča pri Triglavskih jezerih
1685 m
| D  2.4 km / 1h00
Jezero v Ledvici
1858 m
| D  3.3 km / 1h40
Preval Čez Hribarice
2334 m
| D  1.9 km / 0h25
Tržaška koča na Doliču
2134 m
Detailed route description
Natural and cultural heritage
Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
Pri Jezeru meadow, Pršivec (1,671m): From the hut at the Triglav Lakes, climb up to the Štapce pass then walk across the spectacular plateau past shepherd's huts to Koča na Planini pri Jezeru. From here, climb up to Pršivec, which provides a spectacular view of the Julian Alps in every direction, and of Lake Bohinj below. Walk across Planina Ovčarija and Štapce to the hut.
Useful topographic maps
  • Julijske Alpe, vzhodni del ~ Planinska zveza Slovenije (1 : 50 000)
  • Gorenjska ~ Geodetski zavod Slovenije (1 : 50 000)
  • Triglav ~ Planinska zveza Slovenije (1 : 25 000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Slovenska planinska pot ~ Planinska zveza Slovenije (ISBN 961-6156-11-x)
  • Vodnik po Julijskih Alpah ~ Planinska zveza Slovenije (ISBN 961-6156-08-x)
  • Vodnik po planinskih postojankah v Sloveniji ~ Planinska zveza Slovenije (ISBN 961-6156-10-1)
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  • Ingo - 2022-09-17
    Lots of Capricorns on R12. Plus fantastic landscapes :-) No running water at all at Dolicu due to a very dry summer. Only bottled water (for sale). If there has been no rain in a long time, fill your bottles at the beginning of R12!
  • Bernd - 2022-09-01
    Der Weg zur na Dolicu-Hütte ist sehr schön, aber nicht gut markiert und es wir hatten keinen Mobilempfang (nur GPS). Wir würden auch mehr Zeit einplanen und empfehlen in der Saison Reservierung. Wegen Trockenheit gab es keinerlei fließendes Wasser auf der Hütte, nur aus teuren Flaschen.
  • Carsten - 2022-01-10
    R12 (mis-posted under R11)
    Beautiful scenery.
    No water (possibly from lakes).
    Camping: no good sites and possibly prohibited.
    On 6 July 2021, snow in the final ascent, near-full snow cover on the slightly ascending plateau at the top (easy traverse), dangerous descent near-completely on snow to hut at end of R12. Recommend not to do R12 under such conditions (takes significantly more concentration than R10A, and perhaps luck). Was possible only due to high temperatures with soft snow in the afternoon, and a good number of people walking R12 in reverse (easier in snow) and creating sufficient tread. Snow continued for about 1km into R13, with equally dangerous passages.
  • Eric van der Vlist - 2019-07-22
    L'adresse mail de l'hébergement est maintenant
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The email address of the accommodation is now
  • POPEYE GG - 2018-06-13
    18 juin 2017
    Une étape assez longue pour moi, car je l'ai prolongée jusqu'à Trenta de la R13: en effet, le refuge Trzaska Koca na Dolicu n'ouvrira que dans 2 jours.
    Etape encore une fois superbe; il y a encore des névés à traverser, et même un peu sur le large chemin descendant sur Trenta.
    Voir aussi mon blog "".
    Logement à Trenta trouvé grâce à l'office de tourisme; ravitaillement possible.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    June 18, 2017 A long enough stage for me, because I extended it until Trenta of the R13: in fact, the Trzaska Koca na Dolicu refuge will open only in 2 days. Step again superb; there are still snowfields to cross, and even a little on the broad path descending on Trenta. See also my blog "". Accommodation in Trenta found thanks to the tourist office; refueling possible.
  • Eva - 2017-09-01
    From Trenta I went to Koča Sasavska instead of Doliču. This is a great hiking trail. From there I went further to Koča pri Triglavskih jezerih, so basically I skipped this stage, but it's a nice alternative..
  • delbende - 2016-11-02
    En octobre il y avait de la neige qui masquait les marques du parcours (dernière partie un peu raide parfois) intéret d'un GPS.
    Bruno et Véronique 10/2016
    Automatic translation [Google]
    In October there was snow that masked the marks of the course (last part a little steep sometimes) interest of a GPS. Bruno and Véronique 10/2016
  • Tof - 2014-06-27
    Dolicu fermé le 24/06. Accès périlleux au vu de la neige. Stop à Prehodavci et descente sur Trenta. Encore de nombreux névés sur barres rocheuses. Gardien de Prehodavci très sympa et de bon conseil.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Dolicu closed 6.24. Access perilous seen snow. Stop Prehodavci and descent Trenta. Still many snowfields on rocky ridges. Guard Prehodavci very friendly and good advice.
  • Daniel - 2011-10-20
    The Refuge Dolicu is in normal business (!), but has relatively few places. The friendly warden at the Refuge Jezerin will phone Dolicu to book your reservation!
    Behind the Jezerin Refuge there is a little water-well, the only one until Trenta! Fill up well! In Dolicu there was no streaming water at all, not even a little to wash yourself! A 1,5 liter bottle will cost 4 euro.
  • robert - 2011-07-11
    En raison du mauvais temps et de l'enneigement on nous a conseillés de passer par le refuge Prehodavcih .De là un bon chemin descend vers Cez Dol et la Zadnjica puis Trenta
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Due to the bad weather and snow we were advised to go through the refuge Prehodavcih. Thence a good path down to Cez Dol and then Zadnjica Trenta
  • vohi - 2010-09-01
    R11 - R13 können evtl. zusammen absolviert werden...
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    R11 - R13 can be taken together may ...
  • vohi - 2010-08-29
    seen sind relativ warm (gilt für ende august) und laden zu kurzem Badeerfrischungsvergnügen ein...
    Automatic translation [Google]
    lakes are relatively warm (this applies to the end of August) and load recently bath refreshment pleasure a ...
  • gonzom - 2010-08-12
    "bed", not "bad" of course! :)))
  • gonzom - 2010-08-12
    Koca na Dolicu is reconstructed and gives bad. I was drinking hot tea with lemon there two weeks ago.
Last update : 2019-12-15