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.

2016-03-29 21.46.46 2016-03-29 21.48.391st main attraction is the source of the river itself. Short hike up to the karstic phenomena requires lots of concentration. Hold the wires and mind your step. After 20 min you reach the permanent spring where the Soča gushes out of the abyss in a subterranean lake2016-03-29 21.49.15.

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.

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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!!

Jahanje v dolini Soče

Posted: oktober 25, 2016 in Uncategorized

V neokrnjeni naravi doline reke Soče leži vas Žaga. V neposredni bližini vasi se nahaja Posestvo Blata, katerega glavna dejavnost je k13151869_217461571973413_4546149790830233840_nonjeništvo. Idila, ki jo ponuja okolje, je lahko s konjskega hrbta pravo doživetje. Posestvo Blata je zaradi bližine reke Soče in mirne okolice popoln kraj zavse, ki se želijo sprostiti in naužiti svežega zraka v družbi konj. Posestvo vam ponuja različne aktivnosti: jahanje ponija za otroke, jahanje velikih konjev za večje otroke, terensko jahanje in celodnevno druženje s konji 

In the heart of Soča valley is located village named Žaga. Posestvo Blata is nearby village and its primary activity are horses. Beautiful surroundings can be unforgetable experience from the horseback. Closeby Soča river and peacefull nature of Posestvo Blata is perfect for everybody who wants to relax in the company of horses. Posestvo offers you different activities: riding pony for children, riding big horses for elder children and adults, trail riding and all day activities with horses. 

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Ne odlašajte z odločitvijo! Rezervirajte nastanitev v hostlu Soča rocks in užite izjemno priložnost v dolini Soče!

Don’t hesitate to call! Book your stay in Hostel Soča rocks and get some unique experience in Soča valley!

Hostel: +386 41 317 777

Horse riding +386 40 274 077  (Greta Štor)

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If your answer is NO we can guarantee you that there is no better place to start your hitchhiking expedition than Soča valley. Not far from Bovec you have some lovely destinations you can reach by car.

  • LAKES OF FUSINE

Lakes of Fusine (Belopeška jezera in Slovenian) are two lakes located under the Italian side of Mangart mountain. A cycling trail from Tarvisio and Kranjska Gora leads to the lakes . If you are in a search of a place to have a nice pic-nic, the lakes of Fusine won’t disappoint you.

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Photo by: A.Frelih

Hostel Soča rocks’ tip: Grab a frisbee , some beers & have a nice picnic by the upper lake.

  • KOZJAK WATERFALL

Kozjak waterfall is easily accessible from Kobarid, town 22 km away from Bovec.  The waterfall carved an underground hall. Its bottom is covered by a vast blue and green pool, and its walls are reminiscent of those in the Karst caves.

Hostel Soča rocks’ tip: On the way you will pass Napoleon Bridge and the best pancake place in Soča valley.

  • TOLMINKA GORGE

Medvedova-glava-Tolminska-k_315193The Tolmin gorges are situated at the lowest and the southernmost entry point into the Triglav National park. The main attraction is a the “Bear’s head”, a natural bridge – a large rock which got stuck, who knows when, between the walls of the Zadlaščica canyon.

Hostel Soča rocks’ tip: Dare to look down from Devil’s bridge into deep gorges.

  • RABELJ LAKE (Lago di Predil)8558765-md

The lake is located at an elevation of 969 m (3,179 ft), situated in a high valley of the Julian Alps, north of the Sella Nevea. In the east, the Predil Pass road leads up to the Slovenian border. With a surface area of about 1 km2 (0.39 sq mi), it is the second largest natural lake of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region.

Due to its picturesque setting beneath the Kanin massif, the lake is a popular tourist destination for hikers and day-trippers.

Hostel Soča rocks’ tip: RENT A STAND UP PADDLE at the Beach bar & cruise the lake 🙂

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  • ČEDAD – Cividale del Friuli

A small town just 40 min away from Hostel Soča rocks, it is a protected UNESCO heritage sight.  The symbol of Cividale del Friuli is the devil’s bridge, which divides the town on two sides. The bridge has been standing here since 15th century and was renovated in 1918. At the end of the bridge are steps, leading down to Natisone River, which offers great views up to the town and river cliffs, where the town was built.

 Hostel Soča rocks’ tip: SIT IN THE MAIN SQUARE & ENJOY GOOD CUP OF ITALIAN COFFEEcividale-del-friuli-italy-travel5cividale-del-friuli-italy-travel3

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Posted: oktober 25, 2016 in Uncategorized
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Did you know that Bovec has, besides all the natural beauties a very sad history from World War I? Battles of the Insonzo (or Soška fronta) took place between June 1915 and November 1917.  There were a series of 12 battles between the Italian and Austro-Hungarian armies, mostly on the territory of Slovenia. Because of the harsh terrain of the battles, they are considered to be some of the toughest battles of World War I.

In order to protect and consolidate their battle stations, soldiers built and carved caverns and also dug trenches. These alterations have been left as a permanent reminder in the landscape of the rocky mountains.

Are you keen on visiting these historical places? If the answer is YES, you should definitely check out the places bellow!

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Fort Kluže Vir: kluže.net

FORT KLUŽE AND FORT HERMAN

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Fort Herman Vir: kluže.net

Fortress Kluže is located 4 km from Bovec towards the Italian border. The first wooden fortress was built in the 15th Century and was used for protection from the Turks. During the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte it was burned and demolished. The latest version of the fortress was built by Austro-Hungarians in 1881-1882. It was designed as a control point between Bovec valley and pass Predel. Today it serves as a museum with permanent and temporary exhibitions it also serves as a place for summer events.

In the complex of buildings of Bovec obstruction is also so called ”Upper fortress” or Fort Herman. You reach it by following the trail through the tunnel besides the car park at Fort Kluže. Fort Herman was built between 1897-1900. Its primary role was to control the Bovec valley with their heavy guns.

 

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There is a circular route which leads around the museum, within a relatively small area there are many remains.  Besides the fighting and connecting trenches you will also find caverns, bunkers, machine-gun emplacements and barracks. You will find the remains besides the main road Bovec-Predel/Vršič pass before the intersection.

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Čelo Vir: Fundacija Pot miru

OUTDOOR MUSEUM ČELO   The main part of the fort is 200m long shooting trench that connects two altilery positions with an observatory. The fort is  part of Bovec obstruction and its main purpose was to defense from an Italian attack. The museum is accessible from Kal Koritnica village located 4km from Bovec in direction towards Vršič pass.

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AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN MILITARY CEMENTERY

You reach the cemetery if you follow the main road from Bovec to pass Predel or Vršič. It is located on the first intersection in this direction. The cemetery was expanded and renovated several times after World War I. Records show that there are approximately 700 Austro-Hungarian soldiers buried here.

MILITARY CEMENTERY IN LOG POD MANGARTOM

Behind the church of St. Štefan in Log pod Mangartom is located another military cemetery of Austro-Hungarian soldiers and is known to be one of the most beautiful ones. There are buried around 800 soldiers, most of the soldiers were Muslim Bosniaks. Their graves aren’t marked with iron cross, but with muslim grave stones known as nišani.

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Mosque Log pod Mangartom Vir: delo.si

Did you know? The only mosque ever built in Slovenia  was located in Log pod Mangartom, but it hasn’t perserved. It was built in 1916 by the Muslim Bosniaks who were known as one of the most fearless soldiers in WWI.

JOGA je prišla v Bovec

Posted: oktober 25, 2016 in Uncategorized

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Add a little ZEN to your holiday! Yoga is the perfect activity for athletes, hikers, travellers and relaxers alike.  Our scenic yoga sessions, done throughout the beautiful Soča Valley, provide you with the perfect remedy for a day of paddling Soča, an adrenaline-rushed hike on Mangart or even the cherry-on-top of a relaxing day sightseeing. These 1-hour sessions are perfect for everyone, whether you’re a master yogi or you think downward dog is something an animal should do…we want you to join us! Yoga is an ancient practice meant to get you in tune with your mind and your body and has countless benefits following strenuous activities. Treat yourself to an unforgettable yoga experience in the heart of the Soča Valley!

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If you’re looking for a more personal experience and have specific requests for your yoga practice, we offer private yoga sessions on-site or out on location (spot chosen by instructor).  This is also an option if you have a group of travellers and would like to have a private class with your group. Enquire by sending an email to: [email protected].

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Yoga sessions will be held on a daily basis in the afternoon. The location and time will vary day-to-day; click here for the details of today’s session. You can choose to meet us at the location or meet at Hostel Soca Rocks, 10 minutes prior to the start of the session.

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Combine yoga with any of the adrenaline activities offered in Soča Valley for the perfect combination of adrenaline and zen!