The reason why Bovec is on your bucket list of traveling Slovenia is for sure the emerald Soča river. The best way to experience some of its magnificentness is kayaking down the current while enjoying the river landscape and intact nature.

You want to spend the day outdoors and challenge yourself trying something new? Then kayaking is the answer without doubt!  🙂

When you finally decide to try kayaking, you are ready for big adventure! Our trip starts in our sport agency – AKTIVNI PLANET.

With your pulse racing and your heart in your throat you are waiting for the guide who is going to take you on the river. Full of energy and excitement to paddle again on Soča river, he comes in – tells a couple of jokes and off you go!

 

First our drivers take you to out ‘base’ where they give you all the equipment and there you are –  on the way to the start point – boka Waterfall.

As already mentioned in a lot of our posts Boka waterfall is the highest waterfall in Slovenia. You can admire it while dressing up the neoprene suit and thinking about what spray deck is meant for?! 😀

First we jump into the ice cold water to fresh up, then it’s time for safety talk. Our guides explain to you how to act in a kayak, how to paddle left, right and straight down the current. Also what to do when the river plays with you and flips you over and you have to swim out of the kayak.

Now the fun starts! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you have learned all the basics from our amazing guides, it’s time to overcome your fear and start to paddle.

First nervous, but after the first flip the river shows you how much fun is going to be. After a couple of currents, with smile on your face you stop to relax and learn some new things. Now you are almost like a pro. What a feeling! 😀

 

 

Kayaking is all about being on the river and having fun. Doesn’t matter if there are strangers or friends with you, in the end it never gets old and you’re always keen to go back. Always. What more could you want ? 🙂

BOOK YOUR KAYAKING ADVENTURE HERE

 

Ni skrivnost, da Bovec obdajajo čudovite gore!
Ste tudi vi eni izmed tistih, bi se radi povzpeli na tiste s čudovitim razgledom? Tu je nekaj naših najljubših …

 

Svinjak
Težavnost: srednje-zahtevna označena pot

Čas hoje: 2h 30min
Oprema: Pohodni čevlji

Pot na Svinjak se prične v vasi Kal Koritnica. Ko prispete do vasi, boste približno 50m za gostilno Hedviko našli makadamsko parkirišče. Sledite prvemu smerokazu, postavljenemu zraven parkirišča in kmalu boste prišli do vodnega korita. Pot se bo po 15 minutah hoje razdelila. Lahko nadaljujete naravnost – proti vrhu Svinjaka – ali zavijete levo proti muzeju na prostem z razvalinami iz Prve svetovne vojne. Pot se s Čela nato ponovno priključi glavni, ki vas bo skozi pot pripeljala do vrha hriba.

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Svinjak – pogled z doline; Foto: Slovenia trips

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Svinjak – razgled z vrha; Foto: Slovenia trips

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Težavnost: srednje-zahtevna označena pot
Čas hoje do Goričice: 2h
Goričica – Čukla: 1h
Čukla – Rombon: 2h
Oprema: Pohodni čevlji

V središču Bovca sledite cesti mimo cerkve in nadaljujte dokler ne pridete do prvega križišča. Nadaljujte naravnost in v naslednjem križišču zavijte desno (sledite znakom za Rombon). Sledite cesti dokler ne pridete do vodnega zbiralnika. Tam se začne tudi označena pot na Rombon. Lahko se povzpnete le do planine Goričica, kjer boste našli tudi lovsko kočo, lahko pa pot nadaljujete naprej do Čukle ali pa vse do vrha Rombona.

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Čukla; Foto: Teo Žagar

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Čukla; Foto: Teo Žagar

Krnsko jezero
Zahtevnost: Lahka označena pot
Čas hoje: 2.15h
Oprema: Športni ali pohodni čevlji

Pot do Krnskega jezera se začne na koncu doline Lepena pri planinskem domu Dom dr. Klementa Juga. Sledite označeni poti. Ko se pot preneha vzpenjati boste kmalu prišli do njenega razcepa. Lahko nadaljujete naravnost do jezera, ali zavijete levo in prišli boste do Koče pri Krnskemu jezeru, ki obratuje le v poletni sezoni in nudi hrano, pijačo in prenočišče. Pot se od Koče nadaljuje do jezera.

 

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Krnsko jezero; Foto: Ana Pogačar

Kota 1313-Rombon
Težavnost: lahka-srednje zahtevna označena pot
Čas hoje do Kote 1313: 2.20h
Kota 1313 – Rombon: 3.40h
Oprema: Športni čevlji do Kote 1313; Pohodni čevlji do Rombona

Kota 1313 je bila v času 1. svetovne vojne topniška opazovalnica Avstroogerske vojske. Pot do Kote 1313 se prične poleg parkirišča pri trdnjavi Kluže, kjer morate najprej prečkati tunel. Pot vas bo v naslednjih 20 minutah pripeljala do trdnjave Fort Hermann, zgrajeni 1897-1900 kot kontrolna opazovalnica nad bovško dolino. Pot se nato nadaljuje do Kote 1313, kjer boste našli ostanke opazovalnice. Od tam lahko pot nadaljujete do vrha Rombona.

 

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Kota 1313; Foto: Teo Žagar

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Kota 1313; Foto: Teo Žagar

NEKAJ NASVETOV ZA VEČJO VARNOST:

Pred vzponom preverite vremenske razmere in napoved

Na pot se podajte le s primerno obutvijo

S seboj vzemite zadostno količino vode in prigrizkov- hrane

+Naprošamo vas, da ohranjate naravo čisto!

 

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Ekipa Hostla Soča Rocks vam želi čudovit in varen vzpon!

Le malo-kje je narava tako neokrnjena, kot v dolini prekrasne reke Soče, ki se razprostira med Alpami in Jadranskim morjem. Bovec je meka za vse ljubitelje narave; visoke gore, nešteti slapovi, globoka brezna, kristalno čiste reke v kombinaciji s športnimi aktivnosti. Vse to le v okolici hostla Soča rocks.

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Photo by: David Štulc Zornik

Dolina reke Soče je ena izmed najbolj obiskanih  destinacij v Sloveniji, kjer lahko turisti dopustujejo na nešteto načinov. Tukaj vam ponujamo 10 idej kako preživeti dopustovanje na Bovškem: 

1. RAFTAJ in spoznaj reko v dobri družbi

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Rafting je najbolj popularna športna aktivnost soške doline.  Skorajda ni mogoče trditi, da si bil v Bovcu, brez da bi raftal brzice reke Soče. REZERVIRAJ RAFTING

 

2. SKOČI V VELIKIH KORIT v reko Sočo

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Photo by: Tony Demarco

750 m dolga in 15 m  globoka Velika korita reke Soče so ena izmed najlepših točk  Triglavskega narodnega parka in najbolj obiskana naravna znamenitost soške doline. Smaragdni bazeni so idealni za skok pečin.

3.  Naredi selfie S SLAPOM BOKA v ozadju. 

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Photo by: www.boka-bovec.si

Boka je s 106 m najbolj vodnat slovenski slap. V deževnih mesecih, predvsem spomladi, ko se tali sneg na Kaninu je Boka naravna znamenitost ki ji ni para.  Za obisk slapu lahko izberete lažjo pot ki vas pripelje do razgledne točke ob levi strani potoka, ali težjo desno stran, ki vas pripelje do samega izvira slapu.

4. Po vrvi se spusti v sotesko potoka FRATARICA

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Fratarica je eden izmed mnogih potokov, ki pritečejo na plano izpod Loške stene.  Potok je izdolbel izjemno lepo sotesko: skrivnostno in dovolj zahtevno za izvajanje nepozabnega soteskanja. RAZERVIRAJ SOTESKANJE

5. Poskusi ČOPME in SKUTO

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Kuhan krompir z doma pridelano slano ovčjo skuto je tipična bovška jed. Ovčja skuta je vir proteinov in vsebuje veliko dobrih mikroorganizmov.

Slana skuta, stara od 10 do 30 dni je najprimernejša za namaz. Čompe in skuto lahko naročite v skoraj vseh bovških restavracijah. -For more info: http://boveccuisine.blogspot.si

6. Leti kot ptica -ZIPLINING

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Si se kdaj spraševal kako se počutijo ptice? Če je tvoj odgovor pritrdilen te vabimo da odletiš z nami med gorami kar 200 m nad tlemi in 70 km/h. Zipline je čez dan zagotovo nepozabna izkušnja,  ponoči ob polni luni pa prava avantura. REZERVIRAJ ZIPLINE

7. KOLESARI do rezgledne točke

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Albert Einstein — “Življenje je kot vožnja s kolesom. Da bi ohranil ravnotežje, se moraš premikati.”

 

8. ZAPLEŠI na plesišču Črne ovce Črna ovca je bar številka 1 v Bovcu. Je primeren za zabave željne kot tudi za športno aktivne, saj ponuja tenis igrišča, odbojko na mivki in plezalno steno.

9. Sprehodi se do slapu VIRJE10422323_10153171727114628_3473776173733589802_n

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Le 45 min lahkotne hoje stran iz Bovca se nahaja slap Virje, kjer se lahko osvežite v ledeno mrzlem tolmunu, izvajate jogo ali le udobno sončite.

 

10. Organizirajte si PIKNIK na eni izmed bovških plaž

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Photo by: David Štulc Zornik

Na sliki so plaže v neposredni bližini Bovca, ki so v letu 2008 bile prizorišče snemanja filma KRONIKE IZ NARNIJE. Ni si težko predstavljati sončnega popoldneva na obali smaragdne reke. DOBRODOŠLI V NARNIJI.

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24 ur v Bovcu

Posted: oktober 25, 2016 in Uncategorized

Is it worth to come to Soča valley if you only have a day? The answer is definitely YES!

Some people say that it’s journey not the destination that matters & journey to Bovec is for sure one of the most scenic rides in the Alps you can experiment … even if it is only for a day you should not miss it.

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6 am

Believe me, even if requires a lot of energy to crawl out of the bed when is still completely dark outside, sunrise from Boka waterfall view point pays it all off.  One of the most scenic Slovenian waterfall is located 6 km away from Bovec town offering great overview of the whole Bovec basin. Sun comes up right behind Svinjak mountain, known as Slovenian Matterhorn. On a clear day is easy to spot Triglav mountain from the same platform by the waterfall as well.

8 am

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On the way back to Bovec, stop at the bakery and treat yourself with a nice “Balkan” breakfast. Even though Burek is traditional Bosnian food Slovenians love it. Enjoy eating cheese or meat burek in a good company on hostel Soča rocks’ terrace. Girls at the bar will make a great coffee for you to boost up your energy.

10 am

Is time for some action: 3, 2, 1 …. go RFTING!! Our driver will come to pick you up. Before heading down the Soča river you’ll meet your guides (best guys in town) and you’ll receive the equipment. Just don’t forget to bring a swimwear and a towel with you. On a raft you’ll have a chance to explore most beautiful parts of the river and to have endless fun sliding the raft down from a “penguin” rock!

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Lunchtime! Go to Sovdat restaurant and order great homemade food. With hostel’s “sleep with me” wristband you get 10% off on all delicious dishes they prepare for you. Dare to order “ljubljanski” stake … it is bigger than a normal size plate is. They also serve Bovec traditional dessert called “krafi“… so leave some room in your stomach for it 😛

3 pm

Grab the bike and head towards Trenta valley. On the way up you’ll pass the monument of the fallen soldiers of the 1st World War. Cycling by the Soča river rewards you with amazing views of some of the highest Slovenian picks. The main attraction is a great gorge of the Soča river 10 km away from the hostel. Be brave …  jump down the cliff & post your jumping photo on our facebook page.

7 pm

Hostel Soča rocks

Stop at the grocery store, buy your dinner and make a great barbecue with friends on the hostel’s terrace. There is no great dinner without greatest schnapps called Pelinkovec. Is quite bitter buy i suggest you –  give it a try & fell like locals do -although is just for a day :).

10 pm

Black sheep is a place to be if you want to  party and hang out with people from all over the world. Is going on till 3am!!

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At 6:30 am when your alarm clock will start to ring you’ll feel glad bus (leaving at 6:50) needs a while before reaching your next travel destination.

See you next time 🙂

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If you are far away from being a hiker who loves up and downs you can start to train yourself with SOČA TRAIL hike.

The Soča trail runs along the Soča River from its source to the town of Bovec. It connects all natural wonders in Upper Soča valley which every tourist wants to see.  The trail is popular for its picturesque suspension footbridges.

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The trail is 25 km long and it is part of Alpe-Adria-Trail, an international track connecting the highest summit of Austria with Adriatic sea.  The Soča Trial is considered by many to be the most beautiful section of the entire trail.

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Start your walk down along the river…

you can’t always wait for a perfect time, sometimes you must dare to jump. 

Visit the monument to Dr. Julius Kugy located on the way and enjoy the view great mountaineer loved so much.

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In 1879 Simon Gregorčič, poet from Vrsno village wrote a beautiful song about To the river Soča. Remember his words while walking along its lively stream:

Photo by: Božo Bradaškja For more please visit: http://www.bozobradaskja.com/

Photo by: Božo Bradaškja
For more please visit: http://www.bozobradaskja.com/

Your course is lively and gentle
Like the walk of highland girls,
You are serene as the mountain air,
You are loud as the vigorous
Chant of the highland youth –
You are splendid, daughter of the heights.

Photo by: Božo Bradaškja For more please visit: http://www.bozobradaskja.com/

2015-08-13 20.51.03 Enjoy great view of some of the highest Slovenian picks and take a short walk offtrack to visit beautiful church from 16th century. The upper course of the Soča river is irregular and lively. The narrow riverbed holds a wealth giant boulders, falls, rapids and river islands.

Stop at Metoja restaurant and treat yourself with a delicious cup of coffee or Bovec traditional lunch menu.

Further down beautiful Soča river gorges are waiting for you:

Small gorge of the Soča river is an amazing place to have a great picnic.

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Big gorge of the Soča river is a great place to try cliff jumping into a cold water, admire natural wanders and try to learn how to kayak.

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Fell like 1st World War solders did and explore the hill full of bunkers above the lively stream of Soča river.

Before reaching the final destination you have just one more MUST stop at “Brjeka” –  Kal Koritnica village… footbridge with a white sandy beach.

LAY DOWN, RELAX & ENJOY THE MOMENT!!