Soca Valley Tours

Soca Valley
Stretching from Triglav National Park to Nova Gorica in Slovenia, the Soca Valley is home to the outdoor adventure hotspots of Bovec and Kobarid. Bovec in particular is known as the adrenaline capital of the country, serving as a base for white water rafting, kayaking, paragliding and hiking. It is also home to a zip line that lets visitors soar at speeds up to 40 kilometers per hour more than 50 meters above the ground. Other options include mountain biking, bungee jumping, canyoning, fishing, horseback riding and, in the winter months, ice climbing.

Beyond the adventure activities, the Soca Valley is home to several historical sights, mostly relating to World War I, when millions of troops fought in the surrounding mountains. Those interested in the heritage of World War I can follow a well-marked hiking trail known as the Walk of Peace through the valley past several outdoor museums.

Practical Info

The Soca Valley is accessible from either Slovenia or Italy. Buses run between Bovec and the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana twice daily on weekdays and between Bovec and Kranjska Gora and Bled in the summer. Coming from Italy, driving is best, with the drive from Trieste taking just under two hours and the drive from Venice taking just over two hours.
Address: Bovec, Slovenia
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Emerald River and Kozjak Waterfall Small-Group Day Trip

Get acquainted with Slovenia’s beautiful natural landscapes on this 12-hour excursion to the Soca River from Ljubljana. Following a journey through Bled, you’ll arrive at the Soca Valley, home to the magically aquamarine ‘Emerald River’. Opt to enjoy rafting on the river for an additional cost and customize your tour to include a visit to either Kobarid Museum, dedicated to World War I history, or the Kozjak Waterfall. Round-trip transport from your Ljubljana hotel are included.
  • Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
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Soca River Kayaking

Discover the beauty of Slovenia’s Soca Valley on a family-friendly kayaking tour along the sparkling Soca River. This 3-hour trip is perfect for beginners and experienced kayakers, winding from the calm water near Boka waterfall through pockets of rapids to get your blood pumping. With an expert guide, learn kayaking technique and admire the gorgeous mountain scenery. 
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Adventure Trip: Kranjska Gora, Bovec, Bohinj from Bled

You’ll never look at Slovenia the same way again after this full-day small-group adventure tour from Bled. Your day will be full of exciting experiences in places like Kranjska, Gora, Bovec and Bohinj. An experienced local guide will usher you through the Slovenian countryside to hike nearby hills, drink from fresh springs and raft down raging rivers. Visit small villages and snack on traditional foods along the way. This small-group tour ensures a more personalized experience.
  • Duration: 12 hours
  • Duration: 12 hours
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Rafting on Soca River

Splash through the Slovenian countryside and enjoy adrenaline-fuelled adventure on this 3-hour rafting trip on the Soča River. With your wetsuit on and paddle in hand, hop into your raft and head onto the choppy waters. Enjoy panoramic views over the Boka waterfall and the Soča Valley as your guide navigates you along the river’s twists and turns. Work with your raft mates to propel yourself through the current then sit back and relax through the calmer stretches. Prior experience or technical ability are not required.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Canyoning in the Fratarica Canyon of the Soca valley

Step up your canyoning adventure with a half-day trip to the Fratarica Canyon in Soca Valley. With an expert guide, depart Bovec and spend five hours exploring waterfalls of ranging heights, including the Loska Stena and the thrilling 147-foot (45-meter) Parabola waterfall. Depending on the waterfall, you’ll have the chance to slide, jump or rappel down into refreshing pools. No experience is required for this intermediate trip, though beginners may prefer the Susec Canyon adventure.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Soca River Rafting from Bovec

Splash and roll through the rugged beauty of rural Slovenia on this 3-hour Soca River rafting trip from Bovec. Choose a morning or afternoon rafting tour, then head to the banks of the lower Soca River. Climb into your wetsuit and grab your safety kit, then hop into your raft. Navigate the rapids under instruction from your guide and enjoy panoramic views over the beautiful landscape. These class II and class III white-water rapids are great for families or groups alike, and require no previous experience.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Predelica Canyoning Experience from Bovec

Glide down natural waterslides, rappel through waterfalls, and jump into emerald pools on a guided canyoning experience from Bovec. With this tour, a guide will provide all the necessary safety equipment and training to guide you safely through the narrow gorges of Predelica Canyon. Without technical equipment and an experienced guide, it is almost impossible to explore all the hidden waterfalls and pools of Predelica Canyon.
  • Duration: 5 hours
  • Duration: 5 hours
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Canyoning in the Susec Canyon of the Soca valley

Build some outdoor adventure into your Slovenian vacation with a half-day canyoning trip to Soca Valley from Bovec. With a local guide, head to Susec Canyon and spend three hours exploring waterfalls of ranging heights, choosing your favorite to slide, jump or rappel down. No experience is required for this entry-level excursion — you’ll get all the instruction needed for safe adventuring.
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Susec Canyoning Experience from Bovec

Get out of the city and enjoy an adventurous day canyoning on this tour. Depart from Bovec to Susec canyon. Don your canyoning wetsuit and safety equipment and receive a safety briefing. Explore the gorge by sliding, jumping, climbing and swimming in the ponds. At the conclusion of the tour, hike out of the canyon and return to the starting point.
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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