On the next stages of the Alpe-Adria Trail, hikers leave Austria and proceed into Slovenian territory, soon reaching the Alpine Ski World Cup site of Kranjska Gora. The route here more or less follows the Soča River, which becomes the Isonzo once it reaches Italy. The trail runs straight through Triglav National Park, the only national park in Slovenia, amidst the mysterious Julian Alps. With some luck hikers can find alpine wildlife here, such as ibex, chamoix, red deer and wood grouse. It goes over the highest mountain pass in Slovenia, the Vršič, and on to the popular water sport metropolis of Bovec, which is also the highest skiing region in Slovenia. Hikers can enjoy the untouched nature of the Soča Valley here, which was honoured with the EDEN Award in 2008 and is also a part of the park; it is a true natural jewel with numerous natural sights such as waterfalls, caves and secluded river valleys. Finally, the trail reaches Kobarid, whose cultural heritage is steeped in the history of World War I, and Tolmin.