Bovec-Slap Virje

Slap Virje
Slap Virje with the emerald green pool, May 2017
Slap Virje
Slap Virje after heavy rain, May 2008
Slap Virje
The Slap Virje pool from aside, May 2017
Izvir Glijuna
Izvir Glijuna, May 2010
The artificial lake, May 2010

Slap Virje and Izvir Glijuna - Details

Description
The river Glijun starts as a karst spring (izvir) like many rivers in the area. Shortly after its start, part of the water falls ten meters, which is Slap Virje, another part of the water is led through a channel to a small artificial lake. The water channel continues to a small hydroelectric power station further away.
The serene beauty of the pool and surroundings will not leave you untouched.​

How to get there
On the T-junction in the center of Bovec drive north in direction of a church. Continue on this road and drive to Plužna. After almost 3 kilometers you are in Plužna. At a square in the center of this hamlet, drive a small road up to the right. After about 500 meters from the square you reach a small parking place, park there.

During the walk
With the road you came from behind you, a nice and easy path to the left leads to Slap Virje and the emerald green pool. There are two wooden terraces to sit on and a few new information boards.
Back on the parking, again with the road you came from behind you, the path straight ahead across a wooden bridge leads to Izvir Glijuna. After 140 meters there is a junction, turn right for Izvir Glijuna or turn left for the artificial lake.
​When you turn right for Izvir Glijuna you walk along the Glijun river for a short while and you pass the entrance of the Srnica gorge which was turned into an Adventure park in 2015.
After some 80 meters more you reach the source of the Glijun where the water emerges from the rocks.

Trip information
Duration: 30 minutes
Length: 1,6 kilometers
Height difference: negligible

Parking coordinates: 46.335491,13.512895

Downloads
Waypoint of the parking (Google KML): Download
Waypoint of the parking (GPX): Download
Track of the walk (Google KML): Download
Track of the walk (GPX): Download

Click here to go back to the Bovec area main page