Summer activities in Bovec

  •  Watersports in Bovec
  • On the banks of the stunning Soca River (one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe), Bovec is a mecca for water/mountain based adventure seekers. Cascading down from the Julian Alps, the crystal-clear waters of the Soca river offer the ideal conditions for a variety of adventurous activities along different stretches of the river. Choose between rafting, kayaking, canoeing, hydrospeed, and canyoning. Full instruction and supervision can be provided by expert local instructors who will ease you through progressively more demanding and exciting experiences.

    The check in desk in Bovec can team you up with experienced guides and recommended sports providers that will cover the extensive range of activities.

  •  Hiking in Bovec
  • Go hiking/mountaineering or rock climbing in the Julian Alps – there is a vast array of walking opportunities to be had, where mighty mountain peaks weave together with sheep and goat pastures criss-crossed with trails, streams, rivers, and waterfalls to make some wonderful scenery.
  •  Fishing in Bovec
  • For those who prefer to relax, there is great fishing to be done on the Soca river, populated with marble trout, brown trout and Soca grayling. The marble trout can grow to enormous sizes, the record stands at 20 kg (40 lb). Each season, trophy sized fish of several kilos are taken.

    The Soca river overflows its banks occasionally in June and July due to melting snow. The best period for fishing usually occurs in late August and September, but if conditions are favourable, also in April, May and June. You can hire equipment in Bovec.

  •  Mountainbiking / Road Cycling
  • The Bovec area is interwoven with mountain tracks, trails and roads; a paradise for mountain biking.  Numerous biking trails, which as a rule lead across the most beautiful spots of the Bovec area, offer pleasant experiences to both recreational and mountain bikers. Recreational bikers will be carried away by easy, joyfully organised trails with minor elevation changes, while the more experienced will be fascinated by the diverse terrain trails leading through shady forests and nearby rivers and streams. Downhill-Kanin Mountain Bike Park, open 365 days a year, accessible from the Bovec-Kanin cable car, divided into 3 stages, there is something for both the Novice and the extreme downhill riders. If you prefer the roads then from Bovec there are many options.  A day ride from Bovec may take you across the Italian and Austrian borders, past the beautiful lakes of Bohinj and Bled (via the mountain train), down the Soca valley or up the highest mountain pass in Slovenia Vršič (1611 m) and onto Kranjskja Gora.
  •  Mountaineering / Climbing
  • There are many climbing opportunities throughout the soca valley,  From the 1000m vertical limestone walls above Log Pod Mangratom to the numerous short sport routes. There are plenty of crags, both protected and unprotected at all grades and for all abilities throughout the valley. The Soča Valley and the Julian Alps offers something for everyone – from easy valley walks and rougher forest trails to multi-day hut to hut walks, and high-mountain protected routes, some of which require Alpine mountaineering experience.
  •   Adventure Sports: Zip Wire, Skydiving, Paragliding
  • These activities can all be booked at our reception, or directly at the numerous outdoor agencies based in Bovec village.

    The 2.4km long Bovec Zip Line park is new in 2012.  It offers unrivalled views of the Soca River, Soca Valley, Bovec and the Julian Alps whilst travelling at 40-60km/hr.  Further information is available at


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