The Virje Waterfall is a stunning natural gem, the perfect spot for nature lovers, romantics, and photographers to capture and admire. On a summer’s day, the turquoise pool beneath the foamy falls of the Glijun stream, fed by the underground waters of the Kanin Mountains, glitters invitingly in the sunshine. Although the view of the 17-meter-high waterfall is mesmerizing, swimming in the pool is strictly prohibited due to the icy coldness of the water. To experience the beauty of the Virje Waterfall, take a short hike through the enchanting forest, where well-marked paths will lead you further to the source of Glijun creek and the accumulation lake Plužna. Soak in the picturesque views and be mesmerized by the wonder of nature.
- Starting point: Plužna (450 m)
- Destination: Virje Waterfall (400 m)
- Walking time: 10 min
- Difficulty: easy, marked trail
- Elevation difference: -50 m
- Elevation change along the way: -50 m
- Recommended equipment (summer):
- Recommended equipment (winter):
Access: First, drive to the center of Bovec, where you turn uphill, past the church, towards Kanin Village. You follow the road, and it soon brings you to a crossroads, where you turn left downhill towards Plužna village (straight is the road to Kanin). The road then brings you to Plužna village, where you turn sharply right uphill in the middle of the village. The road then brings you to the last house in the village, where the road begins to descend, and after 100m, it brings you to the signposts, where you park in a small parking lot nearby.
Description of the route: From the starting point, you first walk to the crossroads, where you continue left toward the Virje waterfall (straight is the Glijuna source and the Srnica cave). The wide path, which then descends gently, brings you to the next crossroads after a few minutes of walking, where you continue steeply downhill. You then follow this quite steep path to the Virje waterfall, which you reach after a few minutes of further walking.