Slovenia’s varied landscapes provide plenty of opportunities for kayaking and canoeing. The country is known for its white-water rivers, such as the Soca, but they are not the only place to paddle in Slovenia. You can also check out mountain lakes and try sea kayaking.
For a Slovenia kayaking trip on white-water, the Soca is the first choice of many. The water sparkles emerald green, cutting through stunning rocky gorges and valleys. There are rapids up to class 5 to tackle, but plenty of easier sections for beginners to navigate.
The Soca’s hub is the town of Bovec. It’s a great base for those who want to combine kayaking with other activities, such as canyoning and climbing. The Sava River also has plenty to attract kayakers and canoeists. Like the Soca, it has plenty of difficult rapids for the experts, and flatter sections that make it accessible for all.
If you prefer your kayaking calmer, then head to one of the country’s beautiful mountain lakes. Lake Bled is breathtaking. It is surrounded by forested slopes and has a gorgeous island church in its centre. Paddle out to the island, or just explore the clear water along the shoreline, lined with beautiful buildings. Lake Bohinj is just a short hop from Bled, and is another great place to paddle. It is more isolated than Bled, surrounded by little mountain villages and quiet forest.
Slovenia’s coastline is small, but it does have a rocky stretch of the Adriatic to call its own. Paddle around its quiet coves, past ancient fishing villages and pretty harbours.
Slovenia might be small, but it offers some of the best and most beautiful kayaking in Europe. A Slovenia kayaking holiday is a perfect introduction to the sport, and a challenge for the experienced.