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

Our most recommended things to do in Bovec

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: Canyon Učja — Biggest Zipline Park in Europe Entry

2. Bovec: Canyon Učja — Biggest Zipline Park in Europe Entry

Experience the biggest zipline park in Europe at the Bovec Zipline. Get your adrenaline pumping and with 10 ziplines at different lengths (250 – 600 m) stretched over the kanjon Učja, located in Učja valley. Reach speeds from 40-60 km an hour! Besides adrenaline ziplining you will enjoy the beauty of the intact Učja valley, panoramic views towards Soča valley, and the highest mountain in Slovenia – Triglav. Before the trip, you will get all the necessary instructions for zip-lining in the training polygon, so no special experience is necessary.

Soča River: Kayaking for All Levels

3. 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: Sušec Stream Canyoning in the Soča Valley

4. 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: Panoramic Zipline Tour

5. Bovec: Panoramic Zipline Tour

The meeting point is at the agency's office on the main square of Bovec. There you will be guided through the formalities and provided with necessary equipment, such as harness, helmet, and gloves. Afterwards, there is an approximately 20-minute panoramic and bumpy ride to Krnica Valley on Kanin Mountain. Once there, the guides will provide you with all information regarding safety. You will then have to try the small zipline polygon first and after that - the true adventure begins. You will fly on 5 wires, together more than 3 kilometers long. Your heart rate will be the fastest on the highest wire, when you will fly 200 meters above the ground. During the zipline descents you will reach speeds of up to 60 km/h and will be blessed with panoramic views over Bovec Valley. When the trip is complete, the driver will be already waiting for you at the bottom of the last wire. You will be dropped off in front of the office on the main square of Bovec city.

Soča: Kayaking on the Soča River Experience

6. 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: 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: Half-Day Kayaking Trip Down the Soča

8. 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.

Half Day Rafting on the Emerald Soca River

9. Half Day Rafting on the Emerald Soca River

Cruise down the river, in either the morning or afternoon departures. Spot the wildlife on the way to the river. Arriving at the most popular section of the Soca River. Along with exciting rapid spots, swim about in some of the gentle waters. Raft along the trip with a slow start, getting you and your team ready. The second half of the river, is longer and much more fun. Admire how the water flows open through a gorge with big rocks, waves and rapids. 

Bovec: Half-Day Canyoning Trip

10. Bovec: Half-Day Canyoning Trip

Experience Susec Canyon, a natural water park on the rocks which is one of the easiest and most enjoyable canyoning areas in Slovenia. You will take an easy walk (of about 20 minutes) to the top of the canyon, at the end of which you can get ready for an adventure. Prepare to be a child again, as you enjoy jumping and sliding through the crystal clear creeks. The rocks are completely smooth, which will allow you to slide down them with ease. Throughout your tour, you will take part in a 3-hour adventure, accompanied with a professional guide. Before the canyoning trip, there will be a safety talk which includes your guide explaining how to move on the wet rocks. You will also be taught about the correct positioning to maintain when you jump or slide.

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What people are saying about Bovec

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 480 reviews

We (couple 60 years) had great fun and are happy about such a spectacular experience. Our guides were very friendly and helpful. English/Slovenian was spoken. The participants (all younger, also with children) helped each other with problems of understanding. We felt very safe. After checking in at the Soca Center, you will take a 20-minute drive to the canyon of the Ucza River. The paths between the ziplines take a maximum of 5 minutes (1x). Sure-footedness and mobility is an advantage. 10 zip lines of different lengths and speeds await you.

We had a great experienced guide, he made it an unforgettable experience. It was a fantastic adventure, rafting, swimming, slide from the boat, jump from a rock and above all BEAUTIFUL nature around us

The tour was a lot of fun and the team is very well organized. Great guides who spread a lot of good humor and were able to motivate even anxious participants!

The ZIPLine Tour is incredibly fun. Thrills, fun and an incredible view of the wonderful nature. only to be recommended!

Really nice adventure and nice people! Thank you for the opportunity!