Things to do in Bovec

Rafting, canyoning, ziplining, and more, this Slovenian mountain town is bound to get your adrenaline pumping.

Our most recommended things to do in Bovec

From Bovec: Rafting on Soča River / Photo Package Available

1. 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.

Bovec: Soča River Whitewater Rafting

2. 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: Exciting Canyoning Tour in Sušec Canyon

3. Bovec: Exciting Canyoning Tour in Sušec Canyon

Discover Slovenia’s own natural waterpark with an active tour of Sušec Canyon. You will be greeted at the office in Bovec, where you will meet your certified guide who will provide you with all the basic information you’ll need and prepare you with all the equipment for your canyoning adventure. You will then be driven to your starting point at the canyon.You will then gear up and head out on a 30-minute hike to the canyon. When you arrive you will spend the next two hours traversing this natural wonder. This canyon is a natural waterpark with pools and slides created by the movement of water through the canyon. Your guide will help you safely move through the rocks and show you the best spots to jump, swim and traverse the canyon.After a two hour decent you will come full circle to your starting point, where you will have an opportunity to change into dry clothes before heading back to Bovec.

Bovec: Canyoning in Triglav National Park

4. Bovec: Canyoning in Triglav National Park

After meeting your canyoning team at the office in Bovec and signing the necessary paperwork, meet your guide, who will give you all the necessary equipment. Then, embark on the 15-minute journey to the starting point of your adventure in Triglav National Park, right under the canyon of Fratarica Creek. Change into your gear before you begin your half-hour hike to the top of the Fratarica canyon, where the fun begins. Listen to your guide as he explains all the necessary instructions for a safe descent down the canyon Then begin your four hours of canyoning as you explore the waterfalls and gorges of the canyon and even rappel down a 48-meter high waterfall! Once you reach the end point, return to your van where you will change into your dry clothes before heading back to the office in Bovec.

From Ljubljana: Guided Day Tour to Soča and Kranjska Gora

5. From Ljubljana: Guided Day Tour to Soča and Kranjska Gora

Fulfill your day by seeing the best treasures of Slovenian nature on this guided day tour. From Ljubljana, travel to the majestic Soča Valley and finish your day at Kranjska Gora, the biggest alpine resort in the country. After meeting your guide, set out on your adventure as the road slowly takes you to the top of Vršič Pass at an altitude of 1661 meters. Take advantage of a photo stop before descending into the valley, where one of the most beautiful rivers awaits. Spot the silver peaks of the Julian Alps, which are inseparably connected with the history of world war I. The Isonzo front took place here, a mountain combat in high altitudes and impossible living conditions. You can still see the tracks of the battle everywhere. A visit to the biggest waterfall in Slovenia follows. Waterfall Boka is 106-meters high and 18-meters wide. Afterward, continue towards Ljubljana and stop in Kranjska Gora – the biggest alpine resort in Slovenia. Kranjska Gora is also the home of Slovenia's biggest alpine skiing race, the Vitranc cup. Round-off your trip enjoying a great place to take a walk and find inner peace.

Bovec: Whitewater Kayaking on the Soča River

6. Bovec: Whitewater Kayaking on the Soča River

Witness the beauty and drama of the Soča River on an exciting whitewater adventure downriver from Bovec. Upon arrival at the office in Bovec you’ll be introduced to your kayak instructor for the day. Here you will be prepared with all the correct kayaking equipment, and provided with basic information about your upcoming adventure. Once all the paperwork and formalities are out of the way you will be transported to the starting point on the stunningly beautiful Soča River. This point will be determined by the instructor based on water levels and your prior knowledge and experience. You will then be instructed on all the basics of kayaking, how to maneuver safely through the currents, and how to safely react in different situations on the river. On your 5-10km journey down the Soča River you’ll encounter exciting rapids, navigate canyons, admire mountain vistas, and put all the techniques you learned to use! At the end of the trip, the driver will be waiting for you with warm clothes, where you will then change and be driven back to Bovec.

From Bovec: Basic Level Canyoning Experience in Sušec

7. From Bovec: Basic Level Canyoning Experience in Sušec

You will be warmly welcomed at the designated meeting point in Bovec where you will meet your guide who will ensure your safety on your canyoning adventure. Before departing to Sušec, you will receive all the necessary equipment and then head off to the starting point where you will change into your gear before beginning your ascent. After ascending by foot for about half an hour, your guide will explain and demonstrate proper techniques crucial to your safety for descending with a rope, jumping into pools, and how to go down the natural waterslides. You will then set out on your adventure. You can choose to bypass any waterfall or jump if you encounter difficulties. You will be able to jump 7m deep and roll down a 12m waterfall with a rope where the adrenaline will not be missed. Once you get closer to the end, the canyon gets a bit harder, with higher jumps and a rappel on the rope. For those who fear heights, there is a way around the falls so you should feel any pressure. At the end of the canyon, you’ll return to the vehicle and change into your dry clothes before the drive back to the meeting point.

Bovec: Whitwater kayaking on the Soča River / Small groups

8. Bovec: Whitwater kayaking on the Soča River / Small groups

Meet your guide at the raft-shack in Bovec, where you will receive all the equipment needed for the activity including a wetsuit, lifejacket, helmet, and neoprene shoes. Take a 10-minute drive to the river then get dressed and once you are ready, listen to a safety briefing before your begins. The inflatable kayak is stable so you do not need to spend hours learning how to stay in it.  Explore the magical Soča River. Try your paddling skills on the easy swift current first then hit the waves and run the rapids. Feel like an advanced whitewater kayaker. Your instructor will take care of you and teach you the techniques, show you the best lines, and take pictures of the best moments of your adventure. 

Bovec: Beginner's Canyoning Guided Experience in Fratarica

9. Bovec: Beginner's Canyoning Guided Experience in Fratarica

Welcome to Fratarica canyon! Real canyoning experience for everyone. The stream that creates Fratarica canyon is located in the Triglav National Park. A vertical canyon offers amazing views of spectacular rock formations and abundant nature. Crystal clear water invites us to jump right in, despite being a bit cold. In Fratarica canyon all the canyoning techniques are used. Prepare to jump, slide, swim, walk and rappel. An unforgettable experience with a highly experienced guide. Small groups, personal approach, and best equipment guaranteed. The meeting is at the base, where all the equipment is received. Together we drive to the starting point of the activity. Of course, if you'd like to go down the canyon it's first needed to hike up. After the hike, it's time for true fun! 1,5 - 2 hours of pure canyoning filled with amazement and adrenaline.

Bovec: 3-Day Soča Valley Yoga Camp & Nature Sports

10. Bovec: 3-Day Soča Valley Yoga Camp & Nature Sports

Discover the natural beauty of the Soča Valley on a 3-day group or private wellness weekend in Bovec. Indulge in delicious local food and daily guided meditation with mountaintop yoga. Experience a community spirit over shared meals, scenic walks, and evening campfires with craft beer. Below is a sample itinerary of your wellness weekend. For those who'd prefer to feel the thrill of adrenaline pumping through their veins, adventure activities such as whitewater rafting, kayaking, canyoning, and skydiving can be arranged. Day 1:Make your way to the Thirsty River Brewing bar to meet your private host or group for the weekend. Admire the breathtaking scenery of the Soča Valley and get ready for your first exciting activity. Set off from the bar once everyone is ready for some relaxing riverside yoga. Let your trained instructor lead you through different poses to calm the body and mind as you listen to the Soča river's flow. Continue your introductions from earlier with more conversation at a wonderful welcome dinner. Tuck into some excellent local cuisine and grow closer to your friends for the next couple of days. Day 2:Wake up with the sunrise or whenever you roll out of bed and stretch out last night's revelries with another yoga class, it's simply the best way to start the day. Take the chance to cool off by jumping into the river for some standup paddleboarding. Learn the basics with your instructor or practise more difficult skills and techniques as the ocassional splash breaks the mountains' silence. Climb out of the water and dry off in the sun before enjoying a picnic lunch in the great outdoors. After you've eaten, go for a stroll through nature and find the perfect, scenic spot for a guided meditation. Once you've alligned with the universe, head out to a local food hut to fill your belly with incredible local food and indulge with craft beer or a tall glass of wine. Day 3:Get ready for a really special day to finish off your retreat. Feel well and eat well with a light breakfast and admire the views of the Kanin Mountains you'll soon be venturing towards. Head out into the world and climb into the cable car that will take you all the way to the top of the mountain. Follow your instructor to the place with the most incredible views and begin your session of mountaintop yoga. Ride back down to the base of the mountain and gather once more as a group to say farewell. Savor the moment with cups of coffee and tea and reflect on your time in the Soča Valley.

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What people are saying about Bovec

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 899 reviews

It really was an all-round successful trip. The team was super nice right from the start, the briefing was very helpful and so we got into the water on time. Despite the low water, the guide made the trip exciting and with all kinds of whimsical stops where we could slide, jump, swim and have a lot of other fun. All in all an unforgettable experience in the truly breathtaking scenery of the Socca Valley..... definitely do it..... preferably with this organizer too!

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.

Great rafting tour! The kids (8 and 10) also had a lot of fun! Next time we will also jump from the 7m rock!

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

Terrific guide. Professional and friendly. He made the day most enjoyable.