Things to do in
Bovec

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

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Bovec: Canyon Učja — Biggest Zipline Park in Europe Entry

1. 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.

Slovenia: Half-Day Rafting Tour on Soča River

2. 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: Panoramic Zipline Tour

3. 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.

Half Day Rafting on the Emerald Soca River

4. 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: Canyoning for Beginners Experience

5. 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.

Bovec: Exciting Canyoning Tour in Sušec Canyon

6. Bovec: Exciting Canyoning Tour in Sušec Canyon

Discover Slovenia’s own natural waterpark with an active tour of Sušec Canyon. You will be greeted at the office in Bovec, where you will meet your certified guide who will provide you with all the basic information you’ll need and prepare you with all the equipment for your canyoning adventure. You will then be driven to your starting point at the canyon.You will then gear up and head out on a 30-minute hike to the canyon. When you arrive you will spend the next two hours traversing this natural wonder. This canyon is a natural waterpark with pools and slides created by the movement of water through the canyon. Your guide will help you safely move through the rocks and show you the best spots to jump, swim and traverse the canyon.After a two hour decent you will come full circle to your starting point, where you will have an opportunity to change into dry clothes before heading back to Bovec.

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.

Bovec: Soca River Whitewater Rafting

8. 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

9. 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

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Bovec

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 480 reviews

I was so pleased with the trip. The guide and driver were outstanding : knowledgeable, friendly, safety-conscious, and had great sense of humor. I will highly recommend this company to those who inquire as you exceeded all expectations. Communications: Very thorough. Stayed in constant communication.Information was all inclusive and helpful. Guides: Quite enjoyable. Resourceful, knowledgeable, competent, funny and intuitive. Excellent service. Tour: A variety of activities for people of all ages and interests. Reasonably priced and safe. Highly recommend this company!

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.

Good organization from start to finish. Very good and nice experience for groups and families. All recommendations !!!

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

great experience, very proffesinal, polite and nice stuff. very recomended