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Trenta Valley

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Trenta Valley
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Heart of the Triglav National Park

Turistično društvo Soča – Trenta
5232 Soča
Local cousine, small family owned restaurants. Try local cheese and other milk products. Recommended local dish: Štruklji (Struklj).
Trenta offers a lot of activities for culinary enthusiasts. Visit traditional culinary event Čomparska noč (in August), try local dishes at different Organic farms in the area or attend a teaching class at Jelinčič tourist farm.

Trenta valley is situated in the center of Triglav National Park, the only National park in Slovenia, and it is the highest part of Soča Valley. From Trenta valley, you can explore natural wonders of Alp region.


Trenta valley offers a variety of natural landmarks, such as Soča river spring, Mlinarica gorge, and botanical garden. If you are a passionate fisherman you can catch an indigenous fish species from river Soča, Marble trout. It’s a perfect starting point for numerous hiking trails all over the Triglav National Park.


Trenta valley is also a great destination for all climbing enthusiasts. You won’t find many hotels around here, but there are other lodging possibilities, such as apartments, guest houses, and camping.


No more than 350 people live in the villages and lonely farms in Trenta valley and the most important income is tourism, which comes to life at the start of the summer. Walking and hiking routes, bicycling, various activities in nature and cultural attractions, together with beautiful scenery and stunning nature attract people from the whole world. Even adrenalin junkies will not be bored here, as Trenta valley offers many experiences, such as climbing, rafting, kayaking, and canoeing.

It is great to be a visitor in Trenta valley, but everyday life here was never easy. First residents came here because of the mines and iron deposits, but the mining was too expensive and the mine closed its door. Most of the residents that had stayed here started farming, mostly with breeding sheep and goats. Now tourism, farming, and production of local goods, especially cheese are the most important.

Trenta valley was badly damaged in the World War I and it is hard to image how this peaceful nature was once a place of one of a terrifying times in Slovenian history. The only reminders of this cruel era are silent monuments, making sure all the tragedies will not be forgotten.


What to see in Trenta valley:

  • Information Centre of Triglav National Park
  • Juliana Alpine Botanical Garden
  • Source of Šoča river (waterfall)
  • Soča trail (memorial trail with cultural and natural sights)
  • Marble trout (fish)
  • Mlinarica Gorge
  • Big Soča troughs (fish)
  • The Bovec house (museum and traditional Slovenian house)

Opening hours

Information Center Trenta is open:
May – July and September - November: every day from 10:00 to 18:00
July – September: every day from 9:00 to 19:00
December – May: from Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 14:00

How to get there

From Bovec choose the direction Trenta (Soča) or from Kranjska Gora, direction Trenta.