Halfway between Bled and Kranjska Gora lies the fabulous alpine Krma Valley. However, there are several glacier valleys in Triglav National Park, one of the longest is the 8 km long Krma.

The valley is popular not only because it is one of the most beautiful sights around Kranjska Gora but also because it is the easiest hiking trail to Mount Triglav. The valley is also the starting point for many hiking trails into the surrounding mountains.

The valley leads on to the Radovna Valley. Radovna may sound familiar to many, as it is the river that flows in Vintgar Gorge.

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Where is the Krma Valley?

Distance, address, contact, map

The valley belongs to the Julian Alps and is part of the Gorenjska region. It is located in northwestern Slovenia and listed entirely in the Triglav National Park.

The nearest village is Mojstrana. The valley is almost halfway between Bled and Kranjska Gora.

  • Distance from Mojstrana: 30 mins / 9 km
  • Distance from Bled: 45 mins / 23 km
  • Distance from Kranjska Gora: 40 mins / 23 km
  • Distance from Ljubljana: 1.5 hours / 80 km
  • Distance from Bovec: 2 hours / 100 km

Kovinar tourist house

Kovinarska koča v Krmi

About two-thirds of the valley is the alpine hut Kovinar, 892 meters away. The lodge is a popular rest and accommodation for climbers and hikers. Originally converted from a shepherd's hut, the lodge offers 15 beds.

  • Slovenian name: Kovinarska koča v Krmi
  • Address: Radovna 19, 4247 Zgornje Gorje, Slovenia
  • Opening hours: June - September
  • Email: kovinarska.koca.krma@gmail.com

The Kovinar hut was opened in 1948, and in 1959 a new, larger hut was built by workers at the Jesenice ironworks.


Mountains near the Krma Valley

The following peaks surround the Krma Valley:

  • Debela peč (2,014 m)
  • Lipanski vrh (1,965 m)
  • Debeli Vrh (1,962 m)
  • Mali Draški vrh (2,132 m)
  • Veliki Draški vrh (2,243 m)
  • Tosc (2,275 m) m)
  • Macesnovec (1,926 m),
  • Luknja peč (2,245 meters)
  • Ryavina (2,532 m)

Bicycle tour

You start our journey from Mojstrana. You have to start the tour from the parking lot in front of the Slovenian Alpine Museum.

  • Starting point: Slovenian Alpine Museum, Mojstrana
  • Address: Triglavska cesta 49, 4281 Mojstrana, Slovenia
  • Duration: 28.5 km
  • Difficulty: medium
  • Endpoint: same as the starting point

From the museum, follow the signs to continue cycling in the direction of the Vrata Valley. You will first have to turn left after 300 meters.

Pass by the apartment houses and cross the bridge over the river Triglavska Bistrica. A slight ascent follows as you leave the dried road and turn past the tennis courts. This is followed by a slight rise. When you reach the main road (and the Radovna River) you will have to turn right - 800 meters from the starting point.

From here follows an ascent that leads to the Kosmač pass (845 m) - 3.15 km.

The bike tour also crosses the Kot Valley. At the mountain pass, turn right and follow the signs to the Kot Valley (road signs). Makadam Road goes through the forest to the next intersection - 6.2 km. This is followed by a steep - but short - ascent. From here the road goes to the pasture of Lengarjev rovt (951 m), from where there is a wonderful view of the surrounding peaks - 7 km.

On the same road, you will descend to the Kosmač pass - 10.9 km. Here turn right towards the village of Zgornja Radovna. Follow the road down for 300 meters until you reach the next intersection, then turn right towards Krma Valley and continue down the steep road. This road leads to Zgornja Radovna.

Follow the asphalt road to the end of the village. Here you will see a complex of 6 houses on the right. It is also located here with the Pocar homestead, which is home to an ethnological museum.

At the next crossroads, you have to cycle towards Krma Valley, about 50 meters on the right macadam road - 12.6 km. The road slowly goes up to the house “Kovinarska koča” (870 m) - 15.6 km.

Here you have to follow the path from the house. Pass the Zasip pasture on the right. 150 m after the end of the pasture the road becomes steeper and leads to a wooden gate - 17.9 km.

Going back, you pass the house "Kovinarska koča". In Zgornja Radovna you turn left at the crossroads and follow the asphalt road, going up the Kosmač pass and descending back to the Museum - 28.5 km.

Attention! The descent from the Kosmač pass to Zgornja Radovna is quite steep.