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Soca River (Isonzo River)
Soca River (Isonzo River)

Soca River (Isonzo River)

Bovec

The Basics

The Soca River is a popular spot to enjoy many kinds of watersports, with sections of gentle river suitable for beginners as well as thrilling whitewater that will challenge the most advanced kayakers. Visitors can choose from a variety of family-friendly rafting adventures, scenic float trips, and adrenaline-inducing whitewater adventures. You can also combine a river trip with a canyoning experience, rappel down waterfalls, or glide down natural water slides.

The Soca also offers other types of activities: The river is a popular fly fishing spot with some of the best trout fishing in Europe; it attracts photographers hoping to capture its sparkling green waters; and the valley surrounding the river is a great place for hiking, mountain biking, paragliding, skiing, birdwatching, and more.

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Guided Sit on Top Kayak Trip on Soca River
Guided Sit on Top Kayak Trip on Soca River
$69.80 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Absolutely friendly guide...
Absolutely friendly guide Marti who knows how to cope with beginners. The photos he took were sent immediately after by e-mail for free! This tour was a really awesome thing to do for all of the family!
Dirk_D, Aug 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Bovec

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Nice Tour!
Felix_D, Aug 2020
Guided Sit on Top Kayak Trip on Soca River
Nice Tour, wonderful Guide! We had an awesome view from the Soca River to the Mointains. It was a lot of fun and our guide Matzi did a great job! We recommend this trip.
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professional and very friendly. Provided Photos of the trip I g
eluned477, Aug 2019
Guided Sit on Top Kayak Trip on Soca River
Provided Photos of our trip in the price. Sebastian our guide made us feel very safe on the white water sections
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Service and the equipment were good...
Santtu P, Aug 2016
Soca River Kayaking
Service and the equipment were good, the guide relaxed and professional and the scenery superb. This years best outdoor experience!
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Fun day#
veerleclaes, Jul 2019
Guided Sit on Top Kayak Trip on Soca River
Top day! Super experience! Wonderful views 😍 Very good guide! We were warmly welcomed by the team. Our guide Oein explained everything very well, even telling about the things you see. At the end you can give your email address and you get all the pictures send the same day with dropbox.
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Amazing amazing tour. The tour guide...
Seveena B, Apr 2017
Guided Sit on Top Kayak Trip on Soca River
Amazing amazing tour. The tour guide and driver were very friendly with a good sense of humour. We got to pick our boats and they equipped us with the correct footwear, wet suit and life jacket and helmet. From their office a 5 min drive down to the river, approx 1.5 hours on the river.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Kayaking and rafting tours provide all necessary gear, including lifejackets, helmets, and wetsuits.

  • Canyoning and whitewater rafting trips are not wheelchair accessible and are not recommended for travelers with serious medical conditions.

  • You’ll need a permit to fish on the Soca.

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How to Get There

The Soca River originates in the Julian Alps in northwestern Slovenia and flows through the towns of Bovec, Kobarid, and Nova Gorica before emptying into the Adriatic Sea in northeastern Italy. Most rafting, kayaking, and canyoning adventures being in Bovec. To reach Bovec from Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital city, take route A2/E61 to route 201, then head southwest on 206, following signs for Bovec; the drive takes about 2 hours. You can also catch a bus to Bovec from the main station in Ljubljana.

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When to Get There

You can enjoy hiking and sightseeing activities near the river all year round. Guided rafting and kayaking trips are offered from mid-April through October, and fly-fishing season runs from April through early November. An annual bridge-diving competition in Kanal Ob Soci takes place in August.

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The Great Soca Gorge

One of the best spots to see the emerald green waters of the Soca River’s tributaries is at the Great Soca Gorge, which is located just over 6 miles (10 kilometers) east of Bovec, along the Trenta–Bovec road. Once there, you can walk along a series of suspension bridges and trails and enjoy views of emerald pools and waterfalls.

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