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Things to do in Bovec

Rafting, canyoning, ziplining, and more, this Slovenian mountain town is bound to get your adrenaline pumping.

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Slovenia: Half-Day Rafting Tour on Soča River

1. Slovenia: Half-Day Rafting Tour on Soča River

Start your day of outdoor adventure by meeting your guide/driver at the pre-arranged meeting destination in the Bovec. At this location you will meet and get to know your rafting team. After a short introduction you will be given your white water equipment (wetsuits, shoes, helmet, life jacket), ensuring you have everything you need for the day ahead. Once you have been familiarised with your gear you will take a brief, scenic drive to the starting point at Soča River. Once you arrive at the scenic destination your guide will fill you in on all the information you need regarding safety and how to use the raft. After everyone has been informed it is time for the group to head into the crystal clear water and start. Jump into the Soča river with your rafts and begin paddling through the rapids. Along your journey you will stop a few times in order to have swimming breaks in the emerald pools and enjoy the waves for roughly 1.5-hours.  Once you reach the finish point, your drivers will be waiting with the dry clothes. After everyone changes, you will return to Bovec with a 20-minute drive to head home for an evening's rest after a day of adventure.

Soča: Kayaking on the Soča River Experience

2. Soča: Kayaking on the Soča River Experience

After meeting at the office with your kayaking team, you will receive your whitewater equipment (neoprene suits and shoes, helmet and a life jacket) before driving for 10 minutes to the starting point besides the Soča River. Before you begin your journey, the guides will tell you all the necessary information about whitewater safety and about the kayaking itself. Then, you will sit on your kayak and row your paddle through the crystal clear water through easily navigated parts of the Soča river. Using sit-on-top kayaks, which are very stable and easy to manoeuvre, will allow you to enjoy the whitewater rapids without any previous kayaking knowledge required. You will stop on the way for jumping and swimming in the emerald pools, and have a lot of fun on the waves for about 1.5 hours. The river is easy and calm, so your guides will add some kayaking challenges and games to the trip. Once you reach the finishing point, the drivers will be waiting with your dry clothes, and after everyone changes you will return to Bovec for a tour farewell in the office.

From Bovec: Rafting on Soča River / Photo Package Available

3. 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: Panoramic Zipline Tour

4. Bovec: Panoramic Zipline Tour

The meeting point is at the agency's office on the main square of Bovec. There you will be guided through the formalities and provided with necessary equipment, such as harness, helmet, and gloves. Afterwards, there is an approximately 20-minute panoramic and bumpy ride to Krnica Valley on Kanin Mountain. Once there, the guides will provide you with all information regarding safety. You will then have to try the small zipline polygon first and after that - the true adventure begins. You will fly on 5 wires, together more than 3 kilometers long. Your heart rate will be the fastest on the highest wire, when you will fly 200 meters above the ground. During the zipline descents you will reach speeds of up to 60 km/h and will be blessed with panoramic views over Bovec Valley. When the trip is complete, the driver will be already waiting for you at the bottom of the last wire. You will be dropped off in front of the office on the main square of Bovec city.

Soča river whitewater rafting, Bovec

5. Soča river whitewater rafting, Bovec

Your experience will begin as you arrive 30 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. At our center we have also toilets, showers and big parking. All your personal stuff you can leave it there in our office, or take them with you. All you really need is swimwear and towel. After receiving your gear you will take a short 10-minute drive to the start, where you will change into your wet suits. Once your ready for your activity, your guide will take you through a short safety briefing before the action begins. First part is calm and we will have a lot of time to swim, refresh in the water and enjoy the beauty of the valley. Second part is where we will need your power to paddle and where adrenalin and fun begins. Dont worry rafting is a team sport so we will work as a team to have the safe and the most fun rafting of your life. (Also for begginers). You'll then enjoy 1.5 hours, paddling down the crystal clear and emerald Soca River with few stops included, professional and licenced guide will be all the time with you. Following your trip, your driver will take you back to the meeting point.

Soča River: Kayaking for All Levels

6. 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. 

From Bovec: Sušec Stream Canyoning in the Soča Valley

7. 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.

Bovec: Soča River 1-Day Beginners Kayak Course

8. Bovec: Soča River 1-Day Beginners Kayak Course

Meet the kayaking team, get your whitewater equipment, and take a 10-minute drive to the starting point beside the Soča river. Before you start the journey down the Soča river, the guides will tell you all the necessary information about the safety of whitewater and about the rafting itself. Sit in your kayak and paddle in the crystal clear water through the rapids of the Soča river. During the lesson, you will cover the theory and practice of the basics of kayaking, and train yourself to become an independent and safe kayaker. Spend about 2.5 hours on the water. The river is very easy to navigate in the beginning but will become more challenging as you continue your adventure. Your guide will choose the parts of Soča that are challenging enough to progress, but not too difficult for anyone in the group. Once you reach the finish point, the drivers will be waiting for you with your dry clothes. After everyone changes, return to Bovec with a 10-minute drive back to the office. The tour is taken in small groups with similar knowledge and abilities of guests.

Bovec: Canyoning for Beginners Experience

9. 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.

Bovec: Extreme Canyoning Experience

10. Bovec: Extreme Canyoning Experience

For the most adventurous of guests, this is your chance to try extreme canyoning in the Kozjak and Fratarica canyons. Not only is it an adrenaline rush, but it is also a breathtaking experience in nature. Fratarica has 5 waterfalls, with the highest, the Parabola, being 50 meters. Your Kozjak trip starts with a stroll down a forest path, where the crystal clear waters of the river can be observed. Following this, you will begin your adventure with the first 10-meter jump into a refreshing emerald pool. From there your descent will begin down various waterfalls, before eventually ending with a final 20-meter jump into the popular abyss. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be transported back to the tour meeting point in central Bovec.

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What people are saying about Bovec

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 913 reviews

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.

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

Terrific guide. Professional and friendly. He made the day most enjoyable.

great guide Not only very nice, but also professional