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From Bovec: Sušec Stream Canyoning in the Soča Valley

1. 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.

Half Day Rafting on the Emerald Soca River

2. 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 Kayaking Trip Down the Soča

3. 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.

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. 

Bovec: Half-Day Canyoning Trip

6. 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.

Soča: Kayaking on the Soča River Experience

7. 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: Extreme Canyoning Experience

8. Bovec: Extreme Canyoning Experience

For the most adventurous of guests, this is your chance to try extreme canyoning in the Kozjak and Fratarica canyons. Not only is it an adrenaline rush, but it is also a breathtaking experience in nature. Fratarica has 5 waterfalls, with the highest, the Parabola, being 50 meters. Your Kozjak trip starts with a stroll down a forest path, where the crystal clear waters of the river can be observed. Following this, you will begin your adventure with the first 10-meter jump into a refreshing emerald pool. From there your descent will begin down various waterfalls, before eventually ending with a final 20-meter jump into the popular abyss. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be transported back to the tour meeting point in central Bovec.

From Bovec: Half-Day Canyoning Tour in Soča Valley

9. 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: Canyoning for Beginners Experience

10. Bovec: Canyoning for Beginners Experience

Try your hand at canyoning at Sušec Canyon just outside Bovec, the adventure capital of Europe. Take a 20-minute hike to the top of the canyon and enjoy views of the surrounding landscape as you put on your gear. Beginners can ease into canyoning while taking on fun slides and jumps that get increasingly higher as you move down the canyon The last and highest slide into a deep emerald pool will without a doubt increase your heart rate, even for the most fearless participants. If you'd rather skip it, don't worry, there’s always a path around the waterfalls to avoid the too thrilling parts. That’s what makes the Sušec Canyon an ideal place for beginners to canyoning.

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What people are saying about Slovene Littoral

It was super funny. The guide explained everything to us well. Even as absolute beginners, we felt safe. Everything about the trip (transport, etc.) was excellently organized

Really friendly staff. Very patient and interested in teaching. Equipment in very good condition. Was a lot of fun

As a kayak beginner, I felt very safe and in good hands with our guide. Super explained, nice tour, just great.

It was great. Guide was great. Unfortunately not enough water. Would book again immediately.

We were traveling with 4 kayaks and had two guides. We felt very safe on the water