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Slovenia: Half-Day Rafting Tour on Soča River

1. Slovenia: Half-Day Rafting Tour on Soča River

Start your day of outdoor adventure by meeting your guide/driver at the pre-arranged meeting destination in the centre of Bovec. At this location you will meet and get to know your rafting team. After a short introduction you will be given your white water equipment (wetsuits, shoes, helmet, life jacket), ensuring you have everything you need for the day ahead. Once you have been familiarised with your gear you will take a brief, scenic drive to the starting point at Soča River. Once you arrive at the scenic destination your guide will fill you in on all the information you need regarding safety and how to use the raft. After everyone has been informed it is time for the group to head into the crystal clear water and start. Jump into the Soča river with your rafts and begin paddling through the rapids. Along your journey you will stop a few times in order to have swimming breaks in the emerald pools and enjoy the waves for roughly 1.5-hours.  Once you reach the finish point, your drivers will be waiting with the dry clothes. After everyone changes, you will return to Bovec with a 20-minute drive to head home for an evening's rest after a day of adventure.

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: Soca River Whitewater Rafting

3. Bovec: Soca River Whitewater Rafting

Your experience will begin as you arrive 15 minutes before your trip to the sports center at Cezsoca 71, Bovec. For those without a car, your guides will be able to pick you up from your hotel, apartment, or campsite in the Bovec area. After receiving your gear you will take a short 10-minute drive to the river, where you will change into your wet suits. Once fully dressed for your activity, your guide will run you through a short safety briefing before the action begins. You'll then enjoy 1.5 hours, paddling down the crystal clear and emerald Soca River with time for jumping from the river's huge rocks included. Following your trip, your driver will take you back to the meeting point, where your thrilling experience will conclude.

Soča: Kayaking on the Soča River Experience

4. Soča: Kayaking on the Soča River Experience

After meeting at the office with your kayaking team, you will receive your whitewater equipment (neoprene suits and shoes, helmet and a life jacket) before driving for 10 minutes to the starting point besides the Soča River. Before you begin your journey, the guides will tell you all the necessary information about whitewater safety and about the kayaking itself. Then, you will sit on your kayak and row your paddle through the crystal clear water through easily navigated parts of the Soča river. Using sit-on-top kayaks, which are very stable and easy to manoeuvre, will allow you to enjoy the whitewater rapids without any previous kayaking knowledge required. You will stop on the way for jumping and swimming in the emerald pools, and have a lot of fun on the waves for about 1.5 hours. The river is easy and calm, so your guides will add some kayaking challenges and games to the trip. Once you reach the finishing point, the drivers will be waiting with your dry clothes, and after everyone changes you will return to Bovec for a tour farewell in the office.

Bovec: Half-Day Kayaking Trip Down the Soča

5. Bovec: Half-Day Kayaking Trip Down the Soča

This half-day inflatable kayak tour is ideal for those looking for something more challenging than rafting, but who don’t have a lot of experience with kayaking. Due to their design, the one-person Guppy and the two-person Ducky are much more stable than the traditional plastic kayak, making learning how to control them much easier.  Perfect for beginners or intermediate kayakers, you are offered a choice between a beginner (Class I-II) and an intermediate (Class II-III) route. Begin with a briefing from your expert guide: learn about the river, safety procedures, and paddling techniques. Then, kayak down the most popular sections of the beautiful river, Soča.  The first section of the river is easier, so you have some time to practice what you've learned. The second section is longer and more fun, replete with a stunning open gorge with big rocks, waves, and rapids (Class II-III). During the journey, enjoy a refreshing pitstop, where you’ll have a chance to jump around between rocks or try swimming down an easy rapid.

From Bovec: Sušec Stream Canyoning in the Soča Valley

6. From Bovec: Sušec Stream Canyoning in the Soča Valley

Get back to nature on an amazing canyoning tour of the Sušec Stream in the Soča Valley. Encounter river rapids and thundering waterfalls at one of the most beautiful canyoning destinations in Europe. Depart Bovec and travel to the nearby natural water park of Sušec after registration. Receive all the equipment needed, including helmet, neoprene clothes and slide pants or canyoning harness. Gear up at the trailhead, and then take the 20 to 25-minute mountain trail to the canyon entrance. Get a comprehensive introduction to this exciting activity from your experienced guides and learn about techniques such as sliding and jumping. Spend approximately 1.5 to 2.5 hours in the valley using different methods. Clamber over rocks and toboggan through the river to reach the end point. Change back into your dry clothes and return the equipment before the bus drive back to Bovec. Purchase any digital photos your guide took during the day as a unique souvenir.

Bovec: Soča River 1-Day Beginners Kayak Course

7. Bovec: Soča River 1-Day Beginners Kayak Course

Meet 15 minutes before the tour starts in the local partner's office in the center of Bovec. Meet the kayaking team, get your whitewater equipment (neoprene suits and shoes, helmet, life jacket), and take a 10-minute drive to the starting point beside the Soča river. Before you start the journey down the Soča river, the guides will tell you all the necessary information about the safety of whitewater and about the rafting itself. Sit in your kayak and paddle in the crystal clear water through the rapids of the Soča river. During the lesson, you will cover the theory and practice of the basics of kayaking, and train yourself to become an independent and safe kayaker. Spend about 2.5 hours on the water. The river is very easy to navigate in the beginning but will become more challenging as you continue your adventure. Your guide will choose the parts of Soča that are challenging enough to progress, but not to difficult for anyone in the group. Once you reach the finish point, the drivers will be waiting for you with your dry clothes. After everyone changes, return to Bovec with a 10-minute drive back to the office. The tour is taken in small groups with similar knowledge and abilities of guests.

Bovec: Soča River Private Rafting Experience for Couples

8. Bovec: Soča River Private Rafting Experience for Couples

To kick off your tour, meet your rafting guide, get your whitewater equipment, and take the 20-minute drive to the starting point next to the Soča river. Before you start your journey down the Soča river, your guide will explain all the necessary information about safety on the whitewater and about the rafting itself. Jump into the rafts and row your paddles in the crystal clear water through the rapids of Soča river. Stop a few times to dive in and enjoy swimming in the emerald pools. Take your time on the waves for about 1.5 hours. The river is very easy in the beginning, and gets steadily more adventurous and challenging as you move on. Once you reach the finish point, your driver will be waiting with dry clothes. After changing, return to Bovec.

Bovec: Whitewater Kayaking on the Soča River

9. 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 Ljubljana: Private Tour to Soča and Kranjska Gora

10. From Ljubljana: Private Tour to Soča and Kranjska Gora

Make 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. Commence your journey as your guide takes you to the top of the Vršič Pass. Sitting at an altitude of 1661 meters, it is the perfect spot for memorable photos. Marvel at the breathtaking view of the Julian alps where the Battles of the Isonzo took place. You can still see traces of the battles everywhere. Next, visit the Boka Waterfall and be impressed by its imposing nature. It stands tall with its height of 106 meters and width of 18 meters. Afterwards, stop at a local restaurant and have some delicious traditional cuisine for lunch. Once lunch is finished, make your way to your last stop, Kranjska Gora. It is the home of Slovenia's biggest alpine skiing race, the Vitranc cup. Go for a walk around the resort and find your inner peace as you immerse yourself in nature.

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What people are saying about River Soča

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 326 reviews

The canyoning was a lot of fun for us! It was a real adventure trip and the guides were cool. Overall, it was very professional and the facilities were excellent. I would definitely recommend it!

The rafting tour was very nice. You will be fully clothed so that it does not get that cold in the water. Transport, trainers, etc. were all great.

very nice half day in an exceptional natural setting and with a professional and friendly guide.

Awesome day. All the basics were covered, we really enjoyed our time kayaking.

Absolutely worth the money! An adventure you will not forget about !!!!