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Bus service Vrata Valley

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Bus service Vrata Valley

Is there a bus service in the Vrata Valley, we are visiting next month and it looks a lovely valley for walks, but we would need transport for the return to Kranjska Gora.

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1. Re: Bus service Vrata Valley

I think there is no local transport Kranjska gora - Vrata - Kranjska gora.

You can ask people leaving Vrata by car to give you a drive and I am sure they will be happy to help you.

From Kranjska gora to Aljažev dom (mountain hut) at the end of the Vrata valley is 20-25 km.

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Thank you for the information, I assume there will be a bus service from Kranjska Gora to Mojstrana,any information would be greatly appreciated.

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3. Re: Bus service Vrata Valley

Try to contact http://www.kr-gora.si/en/ or ask in a hotel you are staying.

Maybe renting a bicycle in KG and cicling to Mojstrana or Vtata would be the best excersise?

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4. Re: Bus service Vrata Valley

soo... there used to be a local bus from Mojstrana to Aljazev dom in Vrata. However, it seems that public transport is not anymore available.

Do you want to do walks in the Vrata valley or above Vrata valley? If it is the first, take the morning bus to Mojstrana, from there its around 1km to the point where you could start hithking the ride to the valley.

One option would be walking from the busstop to the Aljazev dom in Vrata. Its around 9,5-10km one way (around 400m of altitude difference). On the way back you can surely get a lift down the valley (or you could try to get a lift from Mojstrana to the end of valley, and then walk walk.

What i would suggest you is not to walk on the main gravel road. Short description... From busstop go downhill to Mojstrana and continue towards the valley. There are plenty of small paths up the valley so you don't need to walk on the main road. One nice one is around 500m after the start of the gravel, when you go left and pass the small bridge. You will walk on the left side of the river and after some 2km (4,5 in total).you wi walk on the left side of the river). A few hundered meters on the main road and you will arrive to Pericnik waterfall (around 5km from bus stop). Probably a time for a sidetour, you can walk below, or even go above the waterfall (be careful, it can be slippery).

After waterfall, you can continue on the main road and you will soon be at the steepest part of the road (paved, it goes around 20-25%). Around 1,5 km from the waterfall you will again go off the main road and turn left. This time you will pass so called "galleries", a viewing points high above the riverbed. Again, around 2km on that trail, when you again rejoin the main road... After another km on the main road, you can again follow the sideroad on the left which will lead you to Aljazev dom at the end of the valley. Still, when you arrive i would suggest you to walk a bit further until the monument of the mountaneeirs, when the forest clears and you get an unobstructed view on the mountain Triglav and its north face. I'm sure that after the walk you can get easily a lift back down the valley. There is always a car or two going down and up.

Alternatively, if you get a lift both ways, an interesting trek is up to Luknja pass, a lowest point on the the range between two highest slovene mountains... Its an ascent of around 2-2:30 hours, 700m of altitude difference to around 1750m of altitude, with interesting views from the top on the other side and a chance to see capricorns just above the pass...

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5. Re: Bus service Vrata Valley

Thank you very much for your reply. It has been very useful and we are eagerly awaiting our trip, and looking forward to exploring thea area.

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6. Re: Bus service Vrata Valley

another option is also to rent a bicycle in Kranjska gora. To Mojstrana there is now a new and paved cycling path. From Mojstrana to Pericnik waterfall its mainly gravel road, but not difficult (on the way up take a sideroad). All in all that would be around 35km in total... Trekking bike is ok.

However, going with bicycle to the end of Vrata valley is only for tough as the ascent is quite short but extremly steep. Mountain bike is highly recommendable due to its gears.

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7. Re: Bus service Vrata Valley

hi just returned today from Kranjska Gora,

as Hit Hotels own 5 of the hotels in the town plus one at Gozd Martuljek they offer a free bus service from Kranjska Gora to Gozd Martuljek and back every hour in the morning and after 5 at night, just wait outside any of the hotels times are displayed, this offers a good walk to the water falls,

We also had a free mini bus up the vrata valley arranged by the hotel,, also there are buses running through the village from Ratece to Bled Etc which stop at Mojstrana, check time tables at the only bus stop in village,

enjoy it

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8. Re: Bus service Vrata Valley

Hello,

Thank you for the information, unfortunately we had already left for Kranjska Gora when it arrived.

We had a wonderful holiday and surprised ourselves by walking to the end of the Vrata valley and back to Mojstrana, to catch the bus.

The information about the free buses will be useful for when we return to this beautiful area.

Many thanks

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