Solcava Panoramic Road

Slovenia catches up with neighbouring Austria with a new website for its Solcava Panoramic Road.

Would make a great day trip between Klagenfurt and Trieste.

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Solcava Panoramic Road, Slovenia. More later.

The Logar Valley on Slovenia’s Solcava Panoramic Road. More photos and map below.

Slovenia has taken a leaf out of Austria’s book with the new website and branding for its Solcava Panoramic Road.

Exactly like SilvrettaGrossglockner and Nockalmstrasse, the site pulls together all the attractions and info on the surrounding area into one slick – English-language – package.

Unlike those other alpine passes however, there isn’t a road toll.

Tight up against the Austrian border, in the Kamnik-Savinja Alps – part of the Southern Limestone Alps Slovenia shares with its northern neighbour and Italy – Solcava winds 37km in total, 21km for the main route plus three off-shoots.

High points include the alpine village Solcava itself, several of Slovenia’s characteristic B&B tourist farms and the Logar Valley, above, called ‘the most beautiful alpine valley in Slovenia’.

Otherwise, it could be part of an awesome day trip from the southern Austrian city of Klagenfurt, just fifty miles away.

The route would include the 1218m B82 Seeburgsattel and 1338m Pavlic Passes and, on the way back, the infamous Loibl Pass, star of the 1913 Alpine Trial where Rolls-Royce first earned the title ‘The Best Car in the World’.

Meanwhile, Slovenia’s castle-dominated capital Ljubljana is just forty five miles south, and the storied Italian coastal city of Trieste is only sixty miles further west (drivers using Slovenia’s motorways need to buy the vignette).

We of course are yet to have the pleasure of driving Solcava but, having driven in Slovenia a few times now, we won’t hesitate the next time we are in the area.

For more information see Solcavska-Panoramska-Cesta.si

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Solcava village.

Solcava village.

A (usually closed) section of the original Loibl Pass, as used on the 2013 centenary re-enactment of the 2013 Alpine Trial. Photo courtesy of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

A (usually closed) section of the original Loibl Pass, as used on the 2013 centenary re-enactment of the 1913 Alpine Trial. Photo courtesy of Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

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