07 Dec Ipertrail – BV Lokev
S1 Ipertrail 173 km
Well, if you read the altitude profile and you might say: “I will go up, then go down, after that there will be a flat section and then il will go down again”. You are wrong! It is not an easy section. The climb is really challenging, so much so that it is home to a very famous race in Slovenia, the “Vertikal of Caven”, which leads to the hut, “Koča” in Slovenian, Antona Bavčerja na Čavnu. Here we suggest a stop, it is not a support point for the race, but a minute of rest can be a good idea. You then descend towards the pass of Predmeja along very easy paths that can become extremely slippery in case of snow and ice. This stretch is then exposed to the North: it is the first to get snowy and the last to melt. From Predmeja continue in a continuous up and down, passing next to the natural arch called Luknja or Otlica (Votlica). You must stop to and admire the view and take a selfie! Move on! This continues until the descent to Vrhpolje, going on what was the ascent of “Vipava 100” in the first editions. The Life Base awaits you at the bottom of the valley!