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River Soča: Our most recommended tours and activities

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: Half-Day Kayaking Trip Down the Soča

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

Enjoy a half-day inflatable kayak tour designed for those 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 them easier to steer.  Take tour that is perfect for beginners or intermediate kayakers. Choose from a beginner (Class I-II) and an intermediate (Class II-III) route. Start with a briefing from your guide and learn about the river, safety procedures, and paddling techniques. Embark on an adventure down the most popular sections of the Soča river. The first section of the river is easier, so you have some time to practice what you've learned.  Challenge yourself with the second section , which is longer and more fun, with an open gorge, big rocks, waves, and rapids (Class II-III). During the journey, stop to jump around between rocks or try swimming down an easy rapid.

From Bovec: Sušec Stream Canyoning in the Soča Valley

3. 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

4. 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.

Soča River: Kayaking for All Levels

5. Soča River: Kayaking for All Levels

Kayak down the wild Soča river and take in the pristine local scenery. If you’re new to kayaking, don’t worry, the river includes easy sections for beginners and technically difficult sections for more experienced kayakers.  Benefit from the safe and secure design of open kayaks where you sit on the top of the kayak. Learn all the best tips and techniques from professional, licensed guides in the most fun and professional way. Don’t worry about getting your phone wet while trying to snap pictures, your guide will be getting the best photos of you along the way so you can focus on having the most memorable kayaking experience possible. 

From Bovec: Half-Day Canyoning Tour in Soča Valley

6. From Bovec: Half-Day Canyoning Tour in Soča Valley

Meet your guide in the center of Bovec to greet the adventure team, and get your whitewater equipment. You'll be provided with a neoprene suit and shoes, and helmet, and then make the 15-minute drive to the starting point, 10 kilometers from Bovec. After the safety briefing on whitewater and canyoning, start your adventure tour. The route begins with a 20 to 30-minute climb to the top of a hill. This is the most physically demanding part of the tour, but is possible for everyone with a basic fitness abilities. After reaching the top, jump in the first pool and start the 2-hour canyoning route down Emerald Creek. There will be many short jumps and slides throughout the tour. The waterfalls are higher at the end of the trip, with one 8-meter slide into a dark cave, as well as a 12-meter waterfall jump. Once you reach the finish point, the drivers will be waiting with dry clothes for you to change into. Return to Bovec, where your tour will end.

Bovec: Soča River Whitewater Rafting

7. 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.

Soča: Kayaking on the Soča River Experience

8. 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: Soca River Whitewater Rafting

9. 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.

Bovec: Whitewater Kayaking on the Soča River

10. 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.

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What people are saying about River Soča

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 557 reviews

Excellent fantastic extra … no words to describe. A must do, if you end up in Slovenia. For sure we will come again. Amazing river with amazing nature. Water is so clear, that you can drink it. Great guide and thx for fun. See you again next year.

Great introduction to canyoning! Guide made us feel very safe. Good value for money.

Great white water rafting adventure. Great guides and felt safe the whole time.

Peki was an amazing guide and there were fun surprises on the ride

great guide Not only very nice, but also professional