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Article Road to Mangart

The highest road in Slovenia

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Road to Mangart
Inserted: 04.10.2017
Author: Martin Jack Gregor © gigaplaces.com
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It is the highest road in Slovenia. A former military road built in the late 1930s in Italy, which was modified in the 1980s to open to tourists. It is a popular motorcycle paradise. The human road takes him up to a height of 2065 m above sea level to a place called Mangartsko sedlo.

View of the Julian Alps

From the very beginning, beautiful views are offered

View of the Julian Alps
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The road has 17 sharp turns

There are 17 sharp turns and a total of 5 tunnels along the way. We drove, but only two of them.

The road has 17 sharp turns
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Biker paradise in the Julian Alps

Every biker and cyclist will appreciate such a ride.

Biker paradise in the Julian Alps
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At the top of the road

Here it is possible to park and go look around the surrounding countryside or conquer the 3rd highest mountain of Triglav Park, namely Veliki Mangart 2,679 m above sea level

At the top of the road
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The view of Italy is also beautiful

The Italian-Slovenian border passes through here. We are currently looking to Italy

The view of Italy is also beautiful
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View to Slovenia

Behind Italy and Slovenia in front of me

View to Slovenia
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View of Mangart with Trdnjava Predel Castle

A view from this Italian border of this extraordinary scenery and farewell to Mangart

View of Mangart with Trdnjava Predel Castle
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Road to Mangart

The highest road in Slovenia

The trip to Mangart or Mangart Road is a popular destination for all bikers, cyclists and all those who like exceptional scenery. The road, built in the late 1930s by Italy, served as a military strategic target. In the 80's, however, it underwent a change and some sections widened, making this 5-euro road accessible to tourists. It has 17 sharp turns and there are 5 tunnels. We only passed two. The road is really narrow in some places and two cars can hardly avoid it. Sometimes centimeters were waiting for us to fall off a cliff. Unfortunately, I desert everyone, so we also met a caravan here. The road is surprisingly low. Its elevation is huge. On the 12 km road there is an elevation gain of 1000 meters. There are several stops along the way, where you can stop and look at the views. As well as on the loop at the very top. Where many set out to conquer the 3rd highest peak of Trichlavský park, Veliki Mangart 2679 m above sea level. There is also the Italian-Slovenian border, so I am one step in two states at once. The views here are really beautiful and I can recommend to everyone.

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