The Predil Pass or Predel Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 1,156 meters on the border between Italy and Slovenia. The pass is located in the Julian Alps, between the peaks of Mount Mangart to the north and Mount Kanin to the south. It connects Cave del Predil, part of the Italian municipality of Tarvisio in the northwest, with the municipality of Bovec in the Upper Soca Valley in Slovenia.
Along the road to Predil Pass stands a stone pyramid with a bronze statue of dying lion. The memorial is dedicated to a squad of Austrian soldiers who bravely defended the fortress above the monument in the days of Napoleonic wars.
Predil Mountain Pass is located about an hour drive from the Bled area. Just drive to the town of Tarvisio (Italy), from where the pass can be accessed easily by driving in the direction of Bovec, Slovenia. The nearby mines and the beautiful Predil Lake are also interesting attractions to visit.
Along the road to Predel Pass stands a stone pyramid with a bronze statue of dying lion. The memorial is dedicated to a squad of Austrian soldiers who bravely defended the fortress above the monument in the days of Napoleonic wars.
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Surrounded by the pristine nature of the Triglav National Park, the Predel fortification was a part of the Carinthian fortification system. The first fortification was built during the Napoleonic wars.
Image by Lorenzo Magnis / CC BY-ND 2.0
Predil Mountain Pass Address: Strmec na Predelu 31, 5231 Log pod Mangartom, Slovenia
Predil Mountain Pass Latitude and Longitude Coordinates: 46.41862, 13.57866
Predil Mountain Pass GPS coordinates: 46° 25′ 6.9636” N 13° 34′ 43.2408” E
Directions from Apartments Fine Stay Gorenjska to the Predil Pass (drive 59 km, 62 minutes)
Directions from Apartments Fine Stay Bled to the Predil Pass (drive 68 km, 65 minutes)