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Soča River: Kayaking for All Levels

1. Soča River: Kayaking for All Levels

Kayak down the wild Soča river and take in the pristine local scenery. If you’re new to kayaking, don’t worry, the river includes easy sections for beginners and technically difficult sections for more experienced kayakers.  Benefit from the safe and secure design of open kayaks where you sit on the top of the kayak. Learn all the best tips and techniques from professional, licensed guides in the most fun and professional way. Don’t worry about getting your phone wet while trying to snap pictures, your guide will be getting the best photos of you along the way so you can focus on having the most memorable kayaking experience possible. 

Bovec: Half-Day Kayaking Trip Down the Soča

2. Bovec: Half-Day Kayaking Trip Down the Soča

Enjoy a half-day inflatable kayak tour designed for those who don’t have a lot of experience with kayaking. Due to their design, the one-person Guppy and the two-person Ducky are much more stable than the traditional plastic kayak, making them easier to steer.  Take tour that is perfect for beginners or intermediate kayakers. Choose from a beginner (Class I-II) and an intermediate (Class II-III) route. Start with a briefing from your guide and learn about the river, safety procedures, and paddling techniques. Embark on an adventure down the most popular sections of the Soča river. The first section of the river is easier, so you have some time to practice what you've learned.  Challenge yourself with the second section , which is longer and more fun, with an open gorge, big rocks, waves, and rapids (Class II-III). During the journey, stop to jump around between rocks or try swimming down an easy rapid.

Bovec: Soča River Whitewater Rafting

3. Bovec: Soča River Whitewater Rafting

Get ready for a day of fun and adventure and meet the experienced guide who will introduce you to the beautiful Soča river. Fill out the necessary paperwork and get equipped from head to toe for your whitewater rafting experience. Get dropped off at the entry point to the river, leave your dry clothing and other belongings in the vehicle, and let the fun begin. Spend the first part of the trip learning the proper techniques and safety tips for whitewater rafting and let your guide smooth out any doubts or uncertainties. Follow your guide down the river to some of the most thrilling spots and beautiful viewpoints. Stop for a dip in the refreshing, pristine water of the river. At the end of your experience, your driver will be waiting to transport you back to Bovec.

Bovec: Soca River Whitewater Rafting

4. Bovec: Soca River Whitewater Rafting

Your experience will begin as you arrive 15 minutes before your trip to the sports center at Cezsoca 71, Bovec. For those without a car, your guides will be able to pick you up from your hotel, apartment, or campsite in the Bovec area. After receiving your gear you will take a short 10-minute drive to the river, where you will change into your wet suits. Once fully dressed for your activity, your guide will run you through a short safety briefing before the action begins. You'll then enjoy 1.5 hours, paddling down the crystal clear and emerald Soca River with time for jumping from the river's huge rocks included. Following your trip, your driver will take you back to the meeting point, where your thrilling experience will conclude.

Bovec: Whitewater Kayaking on the Soča River

5. Bovec: Whitewater Kayaking on the Soča River

Witness the beauty and drama of the Soča River on an exciting whitewater adventure downriver from Bovec. Upon arrival at the office in Bovec you’ll be introduced to your kayak instructor for the day. Here you will be prepared with all the correct kayaking equipment, and provided with basic information about your upcoming adventure. Once all the paperwork and formalities are out of the way you will be transported to the starting point on the stunningly beautiful Soča River. This point will be determined by the instructor based on water levels and your prior knowledge and experience. You will then be instructed on all the basics of kayaking, how to maneuver safely through the currents, and how to safely react in different situations on the river. On your 5-10km journey down the Soča River you’ll encounter exciting rapids, navigate canyons, admire mountain vistas, and put all the techniques you learned to use! At the end of the trip, the driver will be waiting for you with warm clothes, where you will then change and be driven back to Bovec.

From Ljubljana: Private Tour to Soča and Kranjska Gora

6. From Ljubljana: Private Tour to Soča and Kranjska Gora

Make your day by seeing the best treasures of Slovenian nature on this guided day tour. From Ljubljana, travel to the majestic Soča Valley and finish your day at Kranjska Gora, the biggest alpine resort in the country. Commence your journey as your guide takes you to the top of the Vršič Pass. Sitting at an altitude of 1661 meters, it is the perfect spot for memorable photos. Marvel at the breathtaking view of the Julian alps where the Battles of the Isonzo took place. You can still see traces of the battles everywhere. Next, visit the Boka Waterfall and be impressed by its imposing nature. It stands tall with its height of 106 meters and width of 18 meters. Afterwards, stop at a local restaurant and have some delicious traditional cuisine for lunch. Once lunch is finished, make your way to your last stop, Kranjska Gora. It is the home of Slovenia's biggest alpine skiing race, the Vitranc cup. Go for a walk around the resort and find your inner peace as you immerse yourself in nature.

From Bled: Guided Day Trip to Julian Alps & Trenta Valley

7. From Bled: Guided Day Trip to Julian Alps & Trenta Valley

Experience a full day of spectacular scenery and unspoiled natural beauty. Travel from Bled into the Julian Alps with your guide and discover the vast and unique alpine world. Depart from Bled in the morning and head into the mountains toward the town of Kranjska Gora. Pass through the town and enjoy the historic buildings and beautiful surroundings. Then head over the Vrsic Pass, the highest mountain pass in the Julian Alps at 5285 feet (1611 meters). From the pass, you'll descend into the lush Trenta Valley. Travel along the emerald green Soca River, making several short stops along the way. Enjoy a short lunch break in Bovec before continuing over the Predil Pass to the world-famous ski jumps center in Planica. Begin your return journey back to Bled, making a short stop n Kranjska Gora along the way. You'll be dropped off in Bled in the evening, completing your day filled with stunning views of the alpine world.

Rafting Adventure on the River Soča

8. Rafting Adventure on the River Soča

Embark on an outdoor adventure in the small town of Bovec located in the Julian Alps. Raft along the beautiful Soča river and be enchanted the natural beauty of the Soča Valley. The level of rafting expertise is not demanding as the river offers conditions suitable for beginners and more experienced rafters alike. Begin the tour by meeting your expert guide at the sports center in Bovec where you'll receive all the necessary equipment for your activity. Get a safety briefing and listen to all instructions to ensure a safe and pleasant trip. Then it's time to set off on your adventure. In total, you will spend 1 to 1.5 hours rafting down the river. Your guide will be happy to assist you in taking photos as a memorable souvenir at an additional charge if you wish. Finally, it's time to head back to the starting point in Bovec.

Bovec: PackRafting Tour on Soca River with Instructor & Gear

9. Bovec: PackRafting Tour on Soca River with Instructor & Gear

Discover one of the most breathtaking environment of the Alps while paddling down the unique emerald colored Soca river. Once you arrived to the raft shack which is located just one street down the main square of Bovec your guides will welcome you and will check you in. You will quickly receive your personal equipment like wetsuite, water shoes, helmet and a life vest. When the group is ready to go everyone will sit in the van. To get to the river takes about 10 minutes. While you get ready and get dressed your guide will inflate the packrafts. The next step is that your guide tell you everythig about safety and paddling technics. After than you start the 1.5 hours journey down the river. You will enjoy every minutes of the trip: the fantastic scenery, first time when you succeed to stop in an eddy, waves which hits you in the chest, jumps from rocks, the rapids, slalom courses between giant rocks, relaxing on calm sections and many more. Your experienced guide will show you the line and he will ensure your safety. He will also take several photos on the most spectacular spots. The photoalbum can be purchased afterwards. The driver with the van will be waiting for the group at the end of the trip. Here you change your clothes and you will be transported back to the raftshack.

Kranjska Gora, Bovec, Bohinj: Adventure Trip from Bled

10. Kranjska Gora, Bovec, Bohinj: Adventure Trip from Bled

Start your trip with a drive from Bled through the Zgornjesavska dolina valley towards Kranjska Gora where you will take a short brake at lake Jasna and enjoy the scenic view of the beautiful nature. From there you will continue along the road which will take you on a winding ascent towards the highest Slovenian mountain pass Vršič. Stretch your legs with a refreshing hike to the nearest peak for another breathtaking view. The descent from Vršič will take you into the Trenta valley known for its rich historical heritage and pristine nature. A short hike will take us to the stunningly beautiful source of the emerald river Soča where you can fill your water bottle with the crystal clear spring water. Descend into the town of Bovec and experience an awesome opportunity to go on the best rafting trip in Slovenia, or just a quiet lunch break. After all the sights and impressions, you will take a car train ride to the Bohinj valley which is known for its lake, the old stone bridge and church. A after a stroll around the area, a short ride will take you back to beautiful Bled. The trip takes around 12 hours and it will definitely be the highlight of any holiday in Slovenia!

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What people are saying about River Soča

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 60 reviews

For our first time rafting it was incredibly great! Booking, getting the equipment and arriving at the spot was very quick and uncomplicated. Our guide seemed very competent and put us in a really good mood. We were all so enthusiastic that we would do it again at any time. The people in the office were also very friendly and accommodating.

Excellent fantastic extra … no words to describe. A must do, if you end up in Slovenia. For sure we will come again. Amazing river with amazing nature. Water is so clear, that you can drink it. Great guide and thx for fun. See you again next year.

We had a great time. It was well organized and the guides were very friendly. Though we never did kayaking before, we felt secure the whole time. Afterwards they sent us some nice pictures of the tour.

We were traveling with 4 kayaks and had two guides. We felt very safe on the water

Great white water rafting adventure. Great guides and felt safe the whole time.