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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.

Soča river whitewater rafting, Bovec

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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: Soča River Whitewater Rafting

8. 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: Half-Day Kayaking Trip Down the Soča

9. 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.

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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about River Soča

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 584 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.

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

Peki was an amazing guide and there were fun surprises on the ride

great guide Not only very nice, but also professional