Bovec & Soča Valley | Rafting
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Why Bovec & Soca Valley?
Which is the best Rafting 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.
Best rafting rivers in Bovec and Soca Valley?
- The most adrenaline-boosting rides you can experience in Slovenia can be found on fast rivers like Savina, Kolpa, Sava, and Krka.
- Slovenia's best rafting and most breathtaking river and natural scenery is on the Soča River. Rafting is great for people wanting to experience the wild Soča River but do not worry it is suitable for complete beginners as well as young kids above the age 5.
- Also there are very good rafting possibilities on the Upper Savinja River with some major centres around Luče and Ljubno. The river's upper stream is great for experienced fans offering more adventure, whilst around Luče the river widens and becomes more calm and slower.
Why to do rafting in Bovec and Soca Valley?
- Rafting in Slovenia offers an unforgettable adrenaline based adventure and at the same time the chance to explore the most exciting nativity sceneries of the country.
- From more casual to the extreme, Slovenia's rivers offer it all.
- One of the best rafting river is the Soča as it flows down along the breathtaking beauty of the Soča Valley.
- Upper Savinja, Sava, Kolpa and Krka Rivers will also peak your interest and pump up your adrenaline level. No matter which river you choose, the scenery and adventure are guaranteed.
What equipment is needed for rafting?
- In case you are headed for rafting in Slovenia, other than the raft, 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 rafting adventure via experienced guide and/or operator.
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
- 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 travelers 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.