Bovec-Ucja valley

Globoški potok
Globoški potok lower waterfall, May 2007
The path at the begining, May 2023
At the start of the meadow, May 2023
Globoški potok upper waterfall, May 2023
The path slightly left of the top of the hill, May 2023
At the viewpoint, May 2023
Along the path down to the Učja riverbed
The Učja riverbed, May 2023

Učja valley - Details

The Učja valley is a quiet remote valley where the Učja river has cut a picturesque riverbed. This is the only area where I ever saw a deer until now. The footpaths are pleasant and diverse. You will walk high above the riverbed most of the time. First you will visit the upper waterfall, walk back for short, then you walk to the lower double waterfall and continue to a nice viewpoint overlooking the valley. Then, on the way back, you will walk along another nice path down to the Učja riverbed and back to the parking.

Quiet or not
Since around 2017 quiet means that you are there on days when the zipline in the valley is not operating. So probably on many days during high season it might not be so quiet.

About the path
This used to be a circular walk, but at the end of the circle some passages have not been maintained or secured and one of them got too dangerous to include in the walk. So from a meadow you will walk to the upper waterfall, come back and take another path to the lower waterfall and a viewpoint after that.

How to get there
Driving from Bovec to Kobarid, after crossing the bridge over the Boka, you reach the village Zaga.
Watch out for a sharp bend to the left with a bridge crossing the Učja river.
About 80 meters before that bend you can park on the left side along the road.

During the walk
Walk to the pizzeria on the right side of the road. Between the pizzeria and a garage, the path starts at the left side of the pizzeria parking. Don’t take the path between the garage and the bridge, you will return on that path.
The path starts going upwards as a concrete vehicle track with yellow signposts to Globoški potok. Continue after the hairpin bend, and at the end of the short concrete track the footpath to the left is signposted again.
After 10 to 15 minutes you will see a sign Globoški potok pointing left downhill, ignore it for now but remember the spot, that will be your way back later on.
Continue straight ahead and after another 10 minutes you reach a meadow. Walk along the little stable and continue along the left side of the meadow to some small buildings at the other end. There is a picnic table covered with a roof. Directly after the small buildings turn right and walk along the woods to the other edge of the meadow. There is the path into the woods again that leads to the upper waterfall, a nice spot.
Return to the meadow from there and walk along the edge of the meadow with the woods on your right hand back to the two buildings. From there turn right to a path downhill that leads to the lower (double) waterfall, again a nice spot.
At the waterfall cross the creek and continue. When the path goes up to a col, turn left when you arrive at the coll. Follow the path slightly left of the top of the hill. The path will lead you to a nice viewpoint, also a starting point of one of the ziplines. You can also see the lower waterfall from that point.
After that, walk back to the lower waterfall, and from there back to the meadow. Cross the meadow along the right side, the same path as the way you came, pass the little stable again and follow the path back into the woods.
When you arrive at the sign that point downhill to the right, as mentioned at the beginning, turn right on that path. Ignore some handwriting on the sign that the path stops (someone didn’t look well enough, the path continues there on the other side of a small riverbed).
The nice meandering path will lead you downhill closer to the Učja , along some zipline starting points. The last part you will be walking close to the Učja riverbed.

Trip information
Duration: 2 hours and 15 minutes
Length: 5,1 kilometers
Height difference: 310 meters

Parking coordinates: 46.310056,13.480944
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Waypoint of the parking and waterfalls (Google KML): Download
Waypoint of the parkingand waterfalls (GPX): Download
Track of the walk (Google KML): Download
Track of the walk (GPX): Download

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