Canyoning, River Tubing and Hiking in Slovenia

Explore the stunning Soča valley and experience its adrenaline-filled water adventures. 0.5 days off work.

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Canyoning, River Tubing and Hiking in Slovenia

Explore the stunning Soča valley and experience its adrenaline-filled water adventures. 0.5 days off work.

The Soča River is infamous for its magical aquamarine colour as well as the abundance of outdoor activities it offers. While a lot of people come here for the rafting, they are completely missing a trick by not experiencing the jaw-dropping canyoning and tubing. Abseil down 53m high waterfalls and jump off cliffs into the crystal waters, before floating through the unspoiled Triglav National Park. You’ll also visit one of Slovenia’s most spectacular canyons; Fratarica. This adventure also gives you the option for self-guided cycling and hiking in the area. So, what’s included?

  • Canyoning and Tubing
  • 4 options of self-guided activities
  • 2 nights of accommodation
  • Transfers to/from Ljubljana Airport
  • Local transfers
  • Professional, English-speaking guides for the canyoning and tubing
  • Breakfasts
  • BBQ dinner on last night
  • All equipment for activities
  • Taxes and VAT
  • Photos from the guides

Perfect for: Anyone who wants an adrenaline-filled weekend but also wants to explore the nature of the Soča valley on their own.

What to Expect

Saturday: Arrival and Transfer to Bovec

Upon your arrival to the airport, a private transfer to Bovec will be waiting for you.

From here, you can spend the rest of the day exploring the “Adrenaline Capital” town of Slovenia.

In the evening return to your hostel in Bovec and get a good night’s sleep, ahead of your adventure tomorrow.

1-3 hours driving (depending on the airport)

Sunday: Canyoning

After breakfast at the hostel, you will be picked up to go canyoning in Fratarica - probably Slovenia’s most spectacular canyon.

Fratarica offers a unique experience for canyoning, as not only is it one of the biggest canyons, but it is also one of the longest. So, you won’t find yourself getting bored on this trip!

It’s a short drive to get there, and after a quick safety briefing and kitting, you’ll be straight into the action.

You will do cliff jumping, sliding down the natural slides and abseiling down the 53-meter waterfall Parabola.

In the afternoon, you will have the choice of four possible self-guided activities; cycling along the Soča river, hiking on Mt. Svinjak or Mt. Kanin, or simply chilling out on the bests spots along the Soča river.

Each of these activities is self-guided with everything arranged around it, so it’s the perfect way to spend your afternoon.

In the evening, you will have a farewell BBQ with the rest of your group on the banks of the river.

3-4 hours canyoning, 2-4 hours cycling/hiking, 30-minutes driving

Monday: River Tubing and Departure

Enjoy your last breakfast at the hostel before heading off to go tubing along the Soča river.

Your tubing will begin near the biggest waterfall in Slovenia, Boka fall (106m) where you’ll enjoy spectacular views of Mt. Svinjak.

You’ll continue to cruise down the River with views of the unspoiled nature in Triglav National Park. This is the perfect way to end your trip.

In the afternoon, a transfer will take you back to the airport in time for your evening flight back home.

However, if you are looking to extend your stay in the adrenaline capital, there are endless options of more to do!

2.5 hours of river tubing, 2.5 hours of driving

Note: This itinerary and the duration of the activities are subject to change due to group abilities and preferences, weather conditions and forecasts, special events, etc.

Accommodation

Your accommodation will be shared dormitory rooms in a local hostel. Each six-bed room has free WiFi, a security box and clean linen, however, you can upgrade to private rooms at an additional cost.

The hostel itself also has a common room, terrace with cafe and fully equipped kitchen.

It is also possible to upgrade to a 3-star hotel for a small surcharge

Dates & Prices

Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately.

Optional Extras

Make your life easy. Once you have reserved your space, your host can help you arrange the extras you’ll need. Here are some guide prices which can be confirmed with you during booking.

Private Hostel Room Payable Before Departure
Private Hostel Room £60.00
Upgrade to Private Room in a 3-Star Hotel Payable Before Departure
Upgrade to Private Room in a 3-Star Hotel £60.00

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Location

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Bovec is a picturesque town, also known as the adrenaline capital of Slovenia, which offers plenty to do for water sports enthusiasts. It is located on the border of Triglav National Park, with the Soča River below and the Julian Alps above.

The Soča River is one of the most remarkable natural wonders in Slovenia. It is famous for its vibrant turquoise water giving it the nickname is the Emerald Beauty. Not only is there enough watersports to keep you busy for weeks, but there are also lots of good restaurants and bars along the river bank. However, it’s the untouched nature, crystal clear water and breathtaking views that really make this river special.

Start point?
You can either be met at Ljubljana Airport (LJU), where your transfer will meet all flights scheduled to land at 11:30 or earlier. Alternatively, you can fly to Trieste Airport (TRS), where your transfer will meet all flights scheduled to land at 20:45 or earlier. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Finish point?
Your trip will end in Triglav National Park where you will be transferred back to the Ljubljana Airport at 12:30. Alternatively, if you are flying to Trieste Airport, you will be transferred to meet any flights departing after 21:20. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Getting there and away?
Ljubljana is served by frequent, inexpensive flights from London on Wizz airlines and Easyjet. The airport is just half an hour away from Bled, and your trip includes airport transfers.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are not included in the trip price:

  • Flights to/from Ljubljana /Trieste
  • Lunches, dinners and drinks (except a BBQ dinner)
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for your guides (optional)
  • Upgrade to private room
  • Upgrade to 3-star hotel

This trip will run with a minimum of four people and a maximum of 16.

Please note, this trip may be rearranged or cancelled if fewer than 4 people are booked.

Sure can! A lot of people do, and it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Much Better Adventures are very social in nature and we’ve seen lots of new friendships born out of them. Expect a mix of solo travelers and very small groups of 2 or 3, all with a shared appreciation of escaping the city for the great outdoors to try something new and meet new people.

You do not need to be particularly skilled for this adventure, however, it is advised that clients are swimmers. In the case of non-swimmers though, just let us know when making the reservation.

Traditional Slovenian breakfasts are included in this adventure, as well as a BBQ on the last night.

The food in Slovenia is very diverse and you will be able to try many traditional Slovenian foods, like meat stews and dandelion salads. However, you can also find plenty of Italian food and other international cuisines.

Absolutely! Just let us know when you book onto this adventure.

Your host will provide you with all the professional equipment for the activities.

Summertime in Slovenia is usually very warm. It is not unusual that the temperatures can reach over 30°C.

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Your guide suggests that you bring:

  • Sporty clothes
  • Sport footwear
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • An extra layer of warm clothes
  • ID
  • Personal money
  • Small backpack
  • Towel

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