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Soča Valley Kayaking
Alpine paddling at its finest.
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Today, we’re heading to Bovec, Slovenia to…
Kayak through the crystal clear waters of the Soča Valley.
With whitewater ranging from grade 1 to grade 4, this river is the perfect playground for people to push themselves and work on those river running skills, all while being safe and having a good time.
Soča Valley Kayaking
The Soča river is nicknamed the Emerald River, and it is easy to see why by the photos. Its water is so clear that even in the deepest sections you can see right to the bottom.
Kayaking the rapids of this mighty river is perhaps one of the best ways to take in the idyllic landscapes of the Julian Alps.
Spend your days winding your way through the stunning alpine scenery, navigating through pristine waters surrounded by rugged landscapes.
A River With Something for Everyone
From short day trips to week-long expeditions, and skills courses, there are plenty of ways to explore the Soča River by kayak.
Whether you're a beginner seeking a new challenge or an experienced paddler craving excitement, this river offers something for all experience levels.
The area around the Soča Valley is full of charming villages, where you can try hearty alpine dishes and experience the warm hospitality of the Slovenian people.
Photo: Trip Advisor
If you would like to learn more, here are some links you can check out to get more information about kayaking the Soča River.
How to Paddle the Soča River
Kayaking trips leave from the town of Bovec. If you fly into Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana, it’s a 2-2.5 hour drive to Bovec. You can arrange a transfer or rent a car.
Local tour companies provide expert guides and top-of-the-line kayaking equipment. Some good options are Sport Mix and Rafting Slovenia.
If you’re looking for longer trips, get in touch with Rapid Skills. Their 8-day expedition is sold out for 2024 but they might have spots for next year’s trip.
The Soča, like most alpine runs, largely depends on snow melt. So early spring will give you the most intense rapids.
Peak season is during July and August, so if you want to dodge the crowds, overpriced accommodation, and packed restaurants, avoid visiting during these months.
We hope your travels take you in this direction very soon.
Until then - keep exploring!
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