Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps, Kranjska Gora

Renamed "Russian Road" in 2006, Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps 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 Vrsic Pass - Julian Alps 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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  • Traveled the Vrsic pass in December while it was still open, and despite what we read online it’s really NOT dangerous. The roads are paved all the way. As long as you’re an experienced driver, take.....  more »
  • I almost skipped this drive because I got anxious after reading some of the reviews. After all, it's on the list of world's most dangerous roads! I'm glad I didn't get deterred. Unfortunately, we.....  more »
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  • As we were driving from Russian Chapel, the weather got worsen upon reaching Vrsic Pass. It was middle of May and it was snowing heavily. The attached video says it all. However, it is a nice experience.
  • Beautiful views at the top. Very steep drive up! If you have an older car, make sure to have plenty of gas and water in the car!
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