Bovec & Soča Valley | Kayaking
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Why Bovec & Soca Valley?
Which is the best kayaking season in Bovec and Soca Valley?
- Soča River is officially open for all kind of water sports from mid-March through August and so do the other rivers.
- Most of the companies engaged in canyoning operate from late spring through summer, and some of them until late October.
- We recommend you April-October period as a general timeframe for canyoning in Slovenia.
What equipment is needed for kayaking?
- In case you are headed for kayaking in Slovenia, other than a reliable kayak, you will need a wet-suite, life-jacket, helmet and shoes.
- You don't need to worry about the equipment, since all the necessary high quality equipment will be provided if you manage your kayaking adventure via experienced guides and/or operators.
Why Bovec and Soca Valley and not other places in Slovenia?
- The „Emerald” Soča is a remarkably beautiful river valley coming from the heart of the Triglav National Park and running down to the Italian Adriatic.
- The upper part of the river runs through the beautiful Julian Alps and is a magnet for outdoor adventure funs – offering a great amount of river activities (rafting, kayaking, canyoning) and mountain activities (hiking, mountain-biking and skiing).
- Undoubtedly one of Slovenia's most beautiful sights and perhaps one of Europe's most beautiful rivers, the impressive turquoise colour of the Soča caused by the limestone in the river.
What attractions shall I visit in Bovec and Soca Valley?
TOP 5 must see:
- Tolmin Gorge: a beautiful gorge system where the gorges of two rivers (Tolminka & Zadlaščice) meet. There are easy walking tours following the course of the gorge, across various bridges, you can also see the extraordinary natural rock features including the Devil's Bridge, Dante's Cave and the Bear's Head
- Krn Lake: Slovenia's highest lake high in the Triglav National Park
- Log pod Mangartom: a charming village, from where you can drive up to the Predel border pass past the mighty Mangart Mountain and the precipitous cliff edge village of Strmec
- The views from the Kanin Gondola: of the entire Soča Valley, the Slovenian Julian Alps and sometimes you can even see the Adriatic Sea
- Most na Soči: a town including a small lake on the Soča River with beautiful views of the Julian Alps and also the starting point for a restored locomotive which runs a number of tourist routes during Summer months.
Where to stay in Bovec and Soca Valley region?
- As domestic and foreign tourism became more and more important in the region, you can find plenty of good opportunities for overnight stay at all price level. This includes hotels, self-catering apartment houses and flats, guest houses, bed & breakfast units as well as budget hotels.
- Since the region became very popular among tourists, it is very hard to find an adequate, vacant accommodation in peak season (June-August). Therefore it is highly recommended to book in advance.
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Why Slovenia and not other places?
- Slovenia's undistributed natural environment, high mountains with breathtaking panorama, lonely hiking trails, impressive alpine lakes and crystal clear rivers provide wide variety of multi adventure activities to active adrenaline hunters.
- Search, find and book day or multi-day tours, combine adventure activities, such as mountain biking, rafting, river kayaking, canyoning, hiking and rock climbing.
- You will be safe in the hand of professional operators gained considerable experiences directly from the field.
What are the best outdoor adventure activities in Slovenia?
TOP 3 adventure activities include:
- Rafting down the crystal-clear Soca River (Soča River)
- Hiking the Julian Alps in Triglav National Park
- Bike downhill from the mountains around Kranjska Gora with amazing panorama and trails of all difficulties
What is the best season to visit Slovenia
- The best outdoor activity season runs from June till October when all of the mountain huts and resting places (almost 200) are open for hikers.
- The rest of the year might bring significant snowfall and the highest mountains in Slovenia are waiting for the experienced mountaineers.
- Slovenia offers plenty of nice and less demanding hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking, canyoning and rock climbing options throughout the whole year.
- The Solkal Bridge is the World's longest stone-arch brigde railway, 220 meters long and features 4533 stone blocks
- There are more than 500 brown bears living in the forests
- There are more than 10000 caves in Slovenia
- You can spend a night in a former millitary prison cell at Hostel Celica
- More than 61% of the total land area is covered by forests
- Slovenia has almost 27000 kilometers of rivers and streams
- You can visit the World's largest Ski Jump
- The highest mountain is Triglav (2 864 meters)
- Land area is 20,273 km2 (7,827 square miles)
- Largest Lake in Slovania is Lake Cerknica
- Hayracks are a unique cultural symbol of Slovenia
- 4000 years ago the Ljubljannsko Barje Nature Park was a lake that was home to pile-dwellers
What are the Visa requirements to Slovenia?
- Slovenia is party to the Schengen Agreement.
- This means that EU and EEA (European Economic Area) citizens have the right to enjoy free movement within the Union.
- A visa-exemption is also given to people who travel from the countries that are in the visa waiver program (for example US citizens).
- This category of travellers can stay within the Schengen Area for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay.
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