The Soča and its tributary stream, the Koritnica, are the most popular place in Europe for whitewater enthusiasts. Together they provide 50 kilometers of diverse conditions suitable for everyone from beginners to the most experienced.
The Soča is open to tourists from March until October each year. During the spring, ample rain coupled with alpine snow melt guarantees high water levels with strong currents and big waves which make canoeing at this time very exciting. In summer the water level decreases, resulting in a slower, calmer course ideal for families and the less adventurous.
Adventure Center Bovec has minirafts / canoes suitable for two to three people. We recommend mini rafts for experienced paddlers. Our guides will accompany you in a kayak or canoe to show you the line and insure your safety.
The tour begins in the Adventure Center Bovec office located in the village center. Here we will complete your registration for the trip. Next we will issue you all the necessary personal equipment (personal flotation device, helmet, neoprene clothing and shoes). Then we will travel about ten minutes to the river. Here you will change into your personal equipment issued earlier. Your experienced and certified guide will then give you a complete introduction including safety instructions and paddling techniques. Then off you’ll go for an hour and half of unforgettable rafting! At the end of your trip, you will change back into your dry clothes and return the earlier issued equipment. Finally, we will drive back to our office in the center of Bovec, where we burn the photo DVDs with many of pictures what were made by your guides during the rafting.
Adventure Center Bovec rafting trips begin twice daily, at 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. From July 20th through August 20th our trips start daily at 9:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
All rafting participants must be able to swim well, be psychologically and physically healthy and not under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Participants under 18 years of age must provide parental or a legal guardian’s consent.
Each participant should bring his/her own personal swimwear and towel.