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vicino Log, Kranjska Gora (Slovenija)
The tour starts in Kranjska Gora. You follow the Vršiška cesta towards the Vršič Pass along the Pišnica river. After about 2 km you pass Lake Jasna with clear water and a bronze statue of an ibex. After about 3 km you cross the river again and the serious climbing starts. See also the profile on http://www.cyclingcols.com/col/Moistrocca_Vrsic for more information on grade and ranking of the climb. Each hairpin (50 up and down the pass) is numbered, and on the way up also paved with cobblestones to increase the difficulty…The last 3 kilometers are most difficult with average grade above 10%. On the way you pass by the Russian chapel commemorating the numerous Russian prisoners of war that constructed it in 1915. Putin had just been there a week before remembering them. After about 12 km you reach the pass, and start the magnificent descent to the Trenta valley. On the way there is a monument to Dr. Julius Kugy. Just before Trenta, in the valley, you first meet the Soča river and pass it several times after following the valley towards Bovec. This is a magnificent mountain river with several hang bridges across it (nice to try in combination with a short break). Just before you get to Bovec you turn right on the road climbing to the Predel pass (see http://www.cyclingcols.com/col/Predil_Predel). This pass is considerably less strenuous although there are about 5 km with average grade above 8% after the village of Log pod Mangartom. The pass is also the border with Italy, and from here you descent past the Lago del Predil to the Rio Bianco valley. This valley takes you to Tarvisio, a touristic town close to Austria and Slovenia with plenty of restaurants. Here, you also enter the Alpe Adria cycling path on a former railway track. After about 1.6 km, there is a bifurcation (straight on you go to Austria), and you turn right towards Slovenia. You follow this excellent, largely dedicated cycling path slightly uphill for about 9 km to the Slovenian border. After this you follow the D-2 cycling track back to Krjanska Gora for about 7 km. This stretch is largely on minor roads on the former railway track, and slightly descends.
The main places to find something to eat and drink are Krjanska Gora and Tarvisio, but you will also find some spots in Trenta, Soča, Log pod Mangartom and a few spots along the cycling path. Near the Vršič Pass is a kiosk, but it was closed when I was there. The restaurant at Predil pass was also closed.