Vrsic Mountain Pass

Vrsic is the highest mountain pass in Slovenia at an altitude of 1661 m. It connects Kranjska Gora with Trenta, the upper part of the Soca valley. The winding road, which runs over Vrsic, was built during World War I by Russian prisoners of war to supply the Soca front. The Russian Chapel (built in memory of Russian prisoners of war who were buried beneath an avalanche and all others who died during the construction of the road), Buckwheat Girl, and Prisank mountain window are all sights to be seen on the way.

The Vrsic Mountain Pass is about 50 minutes drive from the Bled area and you can even extend your trip and visit the Trenta valley on the other side of the pass. It’s about 20 minutes drive to Trenta from the top of the pass.

Road to Vrsic pass
Road to Vrsic pass, Slovenia
Image by Petar Milošević / CC BY-SA 3.0

Hairpin turn number 23 on road to Vrsic Pass
Hairpin turn number 23 on road to Vrsic Pass, Slovenia
Image by Petar Milošević / CC BY-SA 3.0

Vrsic Mountain Pass
Vrsic mountain pass, Slovenia
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At the top of the Vrsic mountain pass
At the top of the Vrsic mountain pass, Slovenia
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The 1611 meters high Vrsic pass is the highest mountain pass in Slovenia
The 1611 meters high Vrsic pass is the highest mountain pass in Slovenia.
Image by Erik / CC BY 2.0

Buckwheat Girl near the Vrsic mountain pass
Buckwheat Girl near the Vrsic mountain pass, Slovenia
Image by DancingPhilosopher / CC BY-SA 3.0

Russian Chapel near the Vrsic mountain pass
Russian Chapel near the Vrsic mountain pass in Slovenia
Image by Vicente Villamón / CC BY-SA 2.0

Russian chapel near Vrsic Pass remembering Russian POW’s that died building the Vrsic road.
Russian chapel near Vrsic Pass remembering Russian POW’s that died building the high Vrsic road.
Image by dave massie / CC BY 2.0

Prisank mountain window
Prisank mountain window near the Vrsic mountain pass
(photo: kranjska-gora.si)

Location:
Vrsic Pass Address: Trenta 85, 5232 Soca, Slovenia
Vrsic Pass Latitude and Longitude Coordinates: 46.43289, 13.74307
Vrsic Pass GPS coordinates: 46° 25′ 58.4292” N     13° 44′ 35.0556” E
Traditional region: Upper Carniola (Slovene: Gorenjska)
Municipality: Kranjska Gora

Directions from Apartments Fine Stay Gorenjska to Vrsic Pass (drive 42 km, 50 minutes)

Directions from Apartments Fine Stay Bled to Vrsic Pass (drive 51 km, 55 minutes)

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