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Vršič Pass, Kranjska Gora

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Renamed "Russian Road" in 2006, Vršič Pass is a high mountain pass that runs through the heart of the Julian Alps. The road was built 1,611 m (5,285 ft) above sea level during World War I by Russian prisoners of war. Hike the cobbled road or cycle to the summit while admiring the exceptional vistas of other peaks and slopes. Watch for Ajdovska Deklica, a naturally carved face of a maiden in a rock. Have a cup of coffee or consider staying overnight at one of the five mountain huts along the way and at the top of the pass. The trails are easy to follow, even for children. With our international travel planner, Kranjska Gora attractions like Vršič Pass can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • The road is easy to drive on - wide enough for two cars, good quality road surface, barriers and was quiet in September. Not hair raising at all. Fantastic views. Easy parking at this time of year... 
    The road is easy to drive on - wide enough for two cars, good quality road surface, barriers and was quiet in September. Not hair raising at all. Fantastic views. Easy parking at this time of year...  more »
  • Travel over this mountain pass road is thrilling as the bus winds its way up the serpentine road with all the hairpin bends. Excellent views of the Soca valley on the south side of the pass. 
    Travel over this mountain pass road is thrilling as the bus winds its way up the serpentine road with all the hairpin bends. Excellent views of the Soca valley on the south side of the pass.  more »
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  • Beautiful place, and to get there you need to drive up step road with with great views and 25 sharp turns. Also great for bikers to make you really tired :-) At the top you can park and walk around. There is also small shop with souvenirs and bar. View from the top is amazing.
  • We got through this pass by absolute mistake :D GPS offered a couple minutes saving alternative route and we went for it. Then we found ourselves leaving the highway and driving up almost 1700 meters high snaky road. An extremely stressful drive up and down with a lot of hazards but EXTREMELY rewarding. You will snake up and down. It needs an experienced driver I would say and not for the lighthearted drivers. The views are breathtaking. No pictures would describe it enough. You have to go to it yourself. Best mistake EVER!

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