it connects the small town of kranjska gora to trenta valley in the triglav national park. there are 50 serpentine turns, 24 on kranjska gora side and 26 on trenta side.
leaving lake jasna, we drove along this vrsic pass. the turns were well marked & paved with cobbled stones at the turns, so it was not so difficult driving.
many bloggers have documented the sights along vrsic pass, so we dutifully stopped at turn #8 to admire the russian church.
the Russian Chapel on the Vršič pass (Ruska kapelica na Vršiču) is a russian orthodox chapel located on the russian road on the northern side of the vršič pass…. it was built by russian POWs (prisoners of war) during World War I. It serves as both a war memorial and a symbolic link between Slovenia and Russia.
next we stopped at turn #17.
stacking stones is a passionate hobby of all the travellers at various ravines and gorges and also here at vrsic pass. 🙂
and from here we can see the hoe in the mountain, a natural window in the Prisank mountain face…
another view of the hole in the mountain.
we drove on to turn #22 to see the petrified giantess, the Heathen Maiden (Ajdovska deklica).
there was a good view here. later when we hiked up to the vrsic mountain hut, there was a very clear view as well.
from the vantage point to view the petrified giantess. looking down at our parked car. 🙂
we proceed to turn #24, the last turn on kranjska gora side, did a short hike, then down the pass and turns on the trenta side.