Upper Carniola Water activities

Our most recommended Upper Carniola Water activities

From Bovec: Rafting on Soča River / Photo Package Available

1. From Bovec: Rafting on Soča River / Photo Package Available

Get a real white water experience on the Soča river. Witness the serene beauty of Soča Valley as you brave the rapids, waves, slaloms, and leap from the Penguin Rock or the Manhattan. After registration, meet your guides and suit up. Drive 10 minutes to the rafting base and listen to a briefing from your guides on paddle techniques and safety. Then hit the rapids for an action-packed outdoor adventure. As you tackle the waves, your guides will capture photos for you to keep and cherish your experience.

Bovec: Soča River Whitewater Rafting

2. 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: Canyoning for Beginners Experience

3. Bovec: Canyoning for Beginners Experience

Try your hand at canyoning at Sušec Canyon just outside Bovec, the adventure capital of Europe. Take a 20-minute hike to the top of the canyon and enjoy views of the surrounding landscape as you put on your gear. Beginners can ease into canyoning while taking on fun slides and jumps that get increasingly higher as you move down the canyon The last and highest slide into a deep emerald pool will without a doubt increase your heart rate, even for the most fearless participants. If you'd rather skip it, don't worry, there’s always a path around the waterfalls to avoid the too thrilling parts. That’s what makes the Sušec Canyon an ideal place for beginners to canyoning.

From Bovec: Sušec Stream Canyoning in the Soča Valley

4. From Bovec: Sušec Stream Canyoning in the Soča Valley

Get back to nature on an amazing canyoning tour of the Sušec Stream in the Soča Valley. Encounter river rapids and thundering waterfalls at one of the most beautiful canyoning destinations in Europe. Depart Bovec and travel to the nearby natural water park of Sušec after registration. Receive all the equipment needed, including helmet, neoprene clothes and slide pants or canyoning harness. Gear up at the trailhead, and then take the 20 to 25-minute mountain trail to the canyon entrance. Get a comprehensive introduction to this exciting activity from your experienced guides and learn about techniques such as sliding and jumping. Spend approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours in the valley using different methods. Clamber over rocks and toboggan through the river to reach the end point. Change back into your dry clothes and return the equipment before the bus drive back to Bovec. Purchase any digital photos your guide took during the day as a unique souvenir.

From Bled: Full-Day Underground Kayaking

5. From Bled: Full-Day Underground Kayaking

Depart from your Bled hotel for an 8-hour kayaking adventure trip through an underground mine. Drive two hours to the abandoned mine and descend for 15 minutes into the depths of the earth on an original old mining train. The tour involves a short hike and a climb down and up some steep stairs that reach depths of 95 meters. Upon reaching the underground water, row in your sit-on-top kayaking through passages and galleries. Spend four hours in the mine (about one hour on the kayak) and enjoy the mix of dynamic activities, with a bit of both hiking and paddling. Illuminate your way with glowing headlamps, the only source of light in the mine. All the dry suits, boots, life vests, helmets and lights are provided. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be brought back to your Bled hotel. The tour lasts for about eight hours in total, with departures always only in the morning from Bled, the departure time depending on availability. You will be notified about the exact departure time before the day of the tour.

Bled: Rafting and Zipline Tour

6. Bled: Rafting and Zipline Tour

Arrive at the meeting point and be driven to the location to begin rafting. Collect all the necessary equipment and listen to all the necessary instructions for a safe descent. Then, begin your exciting adventure along the Sava Dolinka and Sava rivers for 13 kilometers. After a good 2 hours of rowing and fun, you will end your rafting trip. You can change into dry clothes at the rafting center. Then, collect all the equipment for your zipline experience and listen to all the instructions. Take a short walk to the start of the zipline then enjoy the beautiful views and the feeling of sliding down two 250 meter long cables. After your zipline experience, you will be taken back to the original meeting point. 

Bovec: Exciting Canyoning Tour in Sušec Canyon

7. Bovec: Exciting Canyoning Tour in Sušec Canyon

Discover Slovenia’s own natural waterpark with an active tour of Sušec Canyon. You will be greeted at the office in Bovec, where you will meet your certified guide who will provide you with all the basic information you’ll need and prepare you with all the equipment for your canyoning adventure. You will then be driven to your starting point at the canyon.You will then gear up and head out on a 30-minute hike to the canyon. When you arrive you will spend the next two hours traversing this natural wonder. This canyon is a natural waterpark with pools and slides created by the movement of water through the canyon. Your guide will help you safely move through the rocks and show you the best spots to jump, swim and traverse the canyon.After a two hour decent you will come full circle to your starting point, where you will have an opportunity to change into dry clothes before heading back to Bovec.

Rafting the Sava River

8. Rafting the Sava River

First you'll be picked up at your accommodation and driven to the starting location (around 10 minute drive from Bled). Then you will be welcomed by the team members, who will explain to you the gear-up procedure. When all participants are ready, you'll be assigned to a boat that will take you down the river (maximum number of adults per boat is 8). Each guide will go through the safety guidelines and explain the use of the equipment as well as the paddling instructions. When all the boats are ready the journey down the beautiful Sava River will begin. You'll be traveling through stunning scenery and down many fun rapids. About midway, there will be a stop and if you feel like it you'll be allowed to swim down with the river's current, under the supervision of your guides. Here, your guide will also take a group photo. The stop will last for about 15-20 minutes and then it's back to the boats and down the river again. Close to the exit location, you will get to see the beautiful merging of the Sava Dolinka (the river you just rafted) and the Sava Bohinjka (flows from the Bohinj Lake). After that there'll be short and gentle float to the finish where the vans will be awaiting your arrival.

Bovec: Whitewater Kayaking on the Soča River

9. 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.

Bovec: 4-Hour Canyoning Adventure

10. Bovec: 4-Hour Canyoning Adventure

This canyoning adventure is for thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts. Enjoy jumps, rappelling, and slides without previous experience as your professional and licensed canyoning guide assists you along the way. During this experience witness the beautiful landscape of Slovenia and be stunned by the crystal clear pools and cascading waterfalls. Take a short 25-minute hike to the top of Fratarica Canyon and admire the views of the surrounding mountains as you put on your canyoning equipment. Have an exciting descent into the canyon and challenge yourself by rappelling down the 45-meter high Parabola waterfall. Take a 12-meter slide into a deep pool or simply skip the activity if it's too thrilling.

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Great experience, absolutely recommendable!! Imagine you! Our guide Trevor accompanied us "Ersties" competently and wittily. The slides, abseils and jumps were great and connected with a lot of thrills. Wetsuits and shoes reliably protected against cold water, it was really warm in them - so don't be afraid to freeze here. The approx. 20-minute ascent is a bit strenuous and sometimes demanding, but also an experience.

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.

Great day out and very different to any other caving experience I've had before. On the drive to the cave our guide stopped at several locations to show us views and points of interest which made the experience more engaging.

Super fun day, made some friends and definitely stepped outside of my comfort zone doing canyoning. Rafting was relaxed and the guide was really good fun!

It’s amazing activity at an amazing place! Owen is the best tourist guide and so willing to help!