Slap Virje and Izvir Glijuna - Details
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.
Duration: 30 minutes
Length: 1,6 kilometers
Height difference: negligible
Parking coordinates: 46.335491,13.512895