Slovenia | Kayaking
Slovenia is an outdoor adventure paradise with more than 10.000 km hiking trails and tons of adrenaline boosting activities.
Popular regions for Kayaking in Slovenia
Why to go Kayaking in Slovenia?
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.
- 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 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.
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.
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
Why to do kayaking in Slovenia?
- Kayaking became one of the most popular water activities in Slovenia. It has been ranked #1 amongst attractions in several Slovenian regions.
- From beginner to advanced, Slovenia's rivers are set to challenge and evoke memorable experiences for all visitors. For expert kayakers, there is an olympic style slalom course in the upper part of the Sava River near Ljubljana.
- Most of the kayaking adventures take only a few hours but there are plenty that last several days. It doesn't matter whether you take the faster flowing Soča or the more calm Kolpa, amazing scenery provides unforgettable experiences.
Which is the best Kayaking season in Slovenia?
Soča River is officially open for all kind of water sports from mid-March through August and so are the other rivers. Most of the kayaking companies operate from late spring through summer, and some of them until late October. We recommend you the April-October period as a general timeframe for kayaking in Slovenia.
Which is the best kayaking adventure in Slovenia?
The most adrenaline-boosting rides you can experience in Slovenia can be found on fast rivers like Savina, Kolpa, Sava and Krka.
We would recommend the Soca river, which is among the Top 3 European kayaking paradise with its rapids Class I to V, spread over a length of 54 kilometers. The perfectly preserved natural environment of the Soca Valley attracts kayak and canoe fans from all over the world.
Kayaking is the best way to enjoy the spectacular environment that the Soca River and its valley can offer. Experienced guides will help you master the technique, to be able to reach enchanting hidden corners of the river which are accessible only by kayak or canoe, while enjoying the descent.
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.