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R14 Trenta » Dom v Tamarju
  |   6h45   |   14 km   |   1188 m   |   709 m

This stage leads through the Trenta valley and the source of the Soča river. There is a view of the Trenta valley during the climb to Vršič, the highest pass in Slovenia. Cross the pass and climb up to Sleme, which is strewn with small lakes and opens up a spectacular view of the Tamar valley below, and the towering walls of Jalovec and Mojstrovka. This is one of the most scenic stages.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
623 m
| C  4.8 km / 1h30
Koča pri izviru Soče
884 m
| D  4.2 km / 2h00
1615 m
| D  2.3 km / 1h00
1810 m
| D  2.7 km / 2h15
Dom v Tamarju
1109 m
Detailed route description
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Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
Jalovec (2,645m). Variation: From Dom na Tamarju, climb up to Kotovo sedlo pass then continue to the summit of Jalovec, which towers over the Trenta and Tamar valleys (5-6h). Descend to Zavetišče pod Špičkom (2h) and continue to the Koča pri izviru Soče hut (4h30'). A two-day tour, very difficult, but well-secured trail. A recommended tour, but for experienced hikers only.
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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  • flautix - 2023-08-21
    VORSICHT!! Etwa 2km vor dem Ziel (Tamarhaus) steigt man auf einer Strecke von 200-300m in einem Bachbett steil ab, was vor allem bei Regen und Nässe wirklich mühsam und gefährlich ist. Die Markierungen sind gut zu erkennen, aber ein Weg existiert offensichtlich schon lange nicht mehr und die letzten Reste wurden mit den Unwettern dieses Jahr endgültig fortgewaschen.
    Im Tamarhaus waren wir die einzigen Übernachtungsgäste und wurden bestens versorgt. Große Portionen! Unbedingt die Struggli zum Nachtisch probieren!

  • flautix - 2023-08-21
    Eine sehr schöne aber unerwartet lange Etappe (wir haben 9:30 Stunden mit Pausen benötigt): Vom Biobauernhof hinter Trenta kommend muss man nicht nach Trenta zurück, sondern überquert gleich die Soca auf der ersten Brücke und folgt dann auf der anderen Seite dem Wanderweg flussaufwärts, der wieder auf den Track zurückführt. Der Abstecher zur Socaquelle ist lohnend, benötigt aber viel Zeit, da man auf dem letzten Stück an dem kleinen Klettersteig (Stöcke klein machen und an den Rucksack! Man braucht beide Hände am Seil am letzten Stück vor der Quelle!) mit zahllosen Familien mit Kind und Kegel im Stau steht!
  • Bergserker - 2022-06-27
    Recomending a stay at vsric. Beautiful views.

    I also highly preferred the hut right below the peak (additional 15m of walking from trail). Great food, very clean, acceptable beer prices (3,70€ per 0,5l) and good sleeping conditions.

    Tap water is labeled as not-drinkable but is ok to drink (according to waitress and my own experience).
  • Carsten - 2022-01-10
    Water: on ascent: repeatedly creeks/river until just before reaching the road near the pass; none on the descent until about 1km from the end. Faucet with trough across meadow to West of hut.
    Camping opportunities during ascent and at end.
    Warning: on 7 July 2021, gorge c.1 km from end was covered by 3-5m thick snow/icefield. Sun does not reach it before around noon. Was covered with some rocks and dirt that facilitated a steep descent for c.200m to exit the snowfield on the opposite side (where snow cover receded earlier).

    I found this section uninteresting, and in parts quite crowded. There seems to be an alternative trail from the pass down to the end of R14 that would avoid the gorge (and the steep and slippery descent into the gorge).

    First time I encounter mosquitoes (and also horseflies). Only here and in the next few stages. (I never needed mosquito repellent.)
  • Mackedr - 2019-09-06
    Walking west to east. Below. The waterfall, on your left, is a wall of large rocks, With a good path on the right of it. Follow that path. At about 1300 m, with a cliff in front of you, take the path on your left, which is soon marked with circles. If. You get into difficult ground (which I did), you have gone too high, so go back. It is easier to see the right route looking back. Enjoy your walk.
  • POPEYE GG - 2018-06-13
    19 juin 2017
    Dernière étape 100% slovène, et où on retrouve des torrents.
    On quitte ici le Triglav, après un superbe panorama à Vrsic (accessible en voiture, d'où beaucoup de touristes et de cyclo-sportifs).
    En arrivant en fin de la première montée à 900m d'altitude, au refuge Koca pri Izviru Koce, j'ai malheureusement raté la source de la Izvir pourtant toute proche.
    L'arrivée sur le refuge Dom V Tamarju se fait par un chemin chaotique.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    June 19, 2017 Last stage 100% Slovenian, and where we find torrents. We leave here the Triglav, after a superb panorama to Vrsic (accessible by car, from where many tourists and cyclo-sportsmen). Arriving at the end of the first climb at 900m above sea level, at the Koca Prii Izviru Koce refuge, I unfortunately missed the source of the nearby Izvir. The arrival on the Dom V Tamarju refuge is done by a chaotic way.
  • Eva - 2017-09-01
    A beautiful route from Vršič to Tamar. If you stay on the main hiking trail (probably easier when you come from Tamar like me) it's an easy going hike with beautiful views. Jeej! The grocery store in Trenta is open until 9. It's small, but good enough.
  • Jean-Pierre G. - 2015-07-28
    Warning : According to the indications on the hiking maps, the passage at the end of the stage, just before the Črna voda waterfall, should be secured with cables. Well it isn’t. On the contrary, due to a landslide approximately 300 meters of the trail have been washed down and away. One is forced to climb through very steep and slipper terrain. The crossing is difficult and not without danger, especially with a heavy pack and after seven hiking-hours. The alternative: Take the path over the Grlo-peak (fork 300 meters before the ascent to Slemenova spica) and reach Dom v. Tamariu from the East.
  • Elisabeth - 2012-11-30
    Il y a un camping très sympa en aval de Trenta. Le Sotcha trail recommandé par Robert est très agréable. Entre Sleme et Tamar, le passage difficile se dégrade de plus en plus : une échelle serait bienvenue ! C'est la seule des 50 étapes que j'ai faites dont le temps de marche est exact.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    There is a very nice camping downstream Trenta. The trail Sotcha recommended Robert is very nice. Sleme between Tamar and the difficult transition degrades more: a scale would be welcome! This is the only 50 steps I made whose running time is right.
  • Daniel - 2011-10-20
    At Isuro Soce and at the pass (Vrsic) there is accommodation. Check at the info-center at Trenta first!
    Just before Isuro Soce do not miss the sudden turn right at about 100 meters before this place. It is a small path between to stone walls. Look for the circled track sign. (Use the track that you can download here and put it on your GPS, it is very accurate!)
    The part between Sleme to Tamar is 1 hour shorter then mentioned on this guide: 75 minutes at the most! That makes only 5h45 for the entire stage of today. But beware, today is the highest climb of the entire Slovenian part. Now that you gained one hour time, spend it to climb the Slemenova Spica. Spectacular view from there, well recommended! From Sleme to Tamar there is a difficult passage going down a narrow gorge.
    I noticed no problems on the trail in September 2011!
  • Alpinisten - 2011-09-07
    Das letzte Stück des Abstieges in Richtung Dom v Tamarju war im August 2011 recht beschädigt wegen starker Regenfälle.Unbedingt aufpassen! Leider sind die Hüttenwirte auf Dom v Tamarju sehr unfreundlich, dabei ist es eigentlich eine schöne Hütte...
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The last bit of the descent towards Dom v Tamarju was quite damaged in August 2011 to watch out for strong Regenfälle.Unbedingt! Unfortunately, the refuge staff on Dom v Tamarju are very rude, like it's actually a lovely cottage ...
  • robert - 2011-07-11
    Ne pas suivre le descriptif au début de l'étape mais rejoindre le Soca Trail : sentier qui remonte la rive droite de la Soca et permet d'éviter la route goudronnée . Une passerelle en face du centre d'information de Trenta ou une autre 300m en aval y mène.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Do not follow the description at the beginning of the stage but join the Soca Trail trail that goes up the right bank of the Soca and avoids the paved road. A walkway in front of the information center Trenta or another 300m downstream towards it.
  • vohi - 2010-08-29
    Aktuelle Preise (Aug. 2010) Trenta (nicht Campingplatz, sondern erste darauffolgende Alpenvereins-Zimmerherberge): Übernachtung + Frühstück 16 Euro
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Current prices (Aug. 2010) Trenta (no camping, but first subsequent Alpine Club room hostel): accommodation and breakfast Euro 16
  • vohi - 2010-08-29
    Vorsicht, nicht den falschen Weg (mit gleichem Symbol) ohne Seil in Richtung Jalovec gehen.. Dort folgt ein kräfteraubender Geröllfeldaufstieg und anschließend die einzige Möglichkeit, über einen Klettersteig weiterzukommen..(oder das Geröllfeld wieder herunter zu kletter..sehr gefährlich!)
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Caution, do not go the wrong way (with the same symbol) without rope toward Jalovec .. There, a power consuming scree climb and then the only way to make progress on a climbing .. follows (or scree to climb back down .. very dangerous!)
Last update : 2019-12-15