Mangart (2,040)


col de la cayolle cycling


Mangart, situated in the Julian Alps, straddles the border between Italy and Slovenia and stands as the sole Deux Mille col in Slovenia.

Your ride will lead you to the base of Slovenia’s third-highest peak, which majestically overlooks the Loška Koritnica Valley and the Fusine lakes. When the weather is favorable, you’ll be treated to breathtaking vistas as you navigate a meticulously designed road.

As you cycle by the picturesque village of Strmec, you’ll be greeted by stunning views of the 5-kilometer-long Loška stena Wall, the largest mountain wall in Slovenia. This grand formation, along with the neighboring 2,000-meter-high mountains, creates a magnificent amphitheater above the deep Loška Koritnica.

If the mountain hut on the Mangart Mountain pass is open, you can refresh yourself there. Upon your return, savor a well-deserved descent.