25km up the valley from Kobarid, the village of Bovec straggles between imperious mountain ridges. Thanks to its status as a winter ski resort, it has a greater range of accommodation options and sporting agencies than Kobarid, and as a result, a more vibrant atmosphere. The quickest route into the mountains from here is provided by the gondola that departs on the hour 1km south of the village, which ascends to the pasture-cloaked Mount Kanin over to the west.

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