A series of one-day Soča and Isonzo River walks during a Bovec walking holiday in Slovenia. Explore turquoise waters, stunning gorges and beautiful waterfalls.
A Bovec walking holiday in Slovenia based in one location, which takes you on a series of Soča and Isonzo River walks to experience their famous turquoise waters. Our specially designed trails will take you beside historic monuments, across alpine pastures covered with wildflowers and under cascading waterfalls. Take a drip in the refreshingly cool springs, or watch rainbow trout swirl in the crystal-clear waters of the glacial Soca River. All set in the majestic alpine landscape of western Julian Alps.
Suitable for hikers of very average fitness and highly recommended for photography enthusiasts.
Bovec walking holiday in Slovenia highlights:
• walk through the tunnels of a WWI fortress
• take a cable car ride up to viewpoints of Mt. Kanin
• listen to the thunder of the mighty Boka Waterfall
• visit WW1 fortifications at the Isonzo front
• dip your feet in the coolness of the river Soca
Bovec walking holiday in Slovenia itinerary
Day 1: ARRIVAL IN BOVEC. (hotel 4*). Soča Valley's capital, the town of Bovec offers plenty for hiking enthusiasts. With the Julian Alps above, the Soča River below and Triglav National Park all around, you could spend a week walking in the unspoilt nature without ever doing the same thing twice. It's beautiful country and Bovec's a pleasant town in which to base yourself for outdoor activities.
TOUR A: (car transfer) BOVEC – MOZNICA CANYON – KLUŽE FORTRESS – BOVEC 9,7 km (family version 4 km). Canyon and hillside walk (hotel 3*). A morning car transfer brings you to the starting point of your walk – entrance to the Moznica river canyon. The landscape and surrounding mountains you will walk through were once background to many WW1 battles. Several bitter battles were fought here between the Austrian Empire and the Italians. Stop at Kluze Fortress. Built more than a century ago to block access to Southern Austria, it has survived all subsequent wars and is now an impressive anti-war museum. The trail passes by the remains of many once mighty fortifications.
TOUR B: BOVEC – VIRJE WATERFALL – BOVEC 10.9 km (hotel 3*). Mountain meadows & forest walks. A relaxing stroll brings you to the western town of Bovec, where the theme here is pure water. A little stream with an impossibly pronounceable name, Gljun, is fed by the vast underground world of the Kanin limestone range. Depending on the weather and season, its waters tumble down a 30-foot waterfall before entering the Soca River. The return to Bovec takes you through broad meadows resplendent with summer wildflower, whose backdrop is dominated by the “Slovene Matterhorn” Mt. Svinjak.
TOUR C: BOVEC - LEPENA VALLEY – TRENTA VALLEY 14,5 km (family version 10 km). Riverside / valley walk. (hotel 3*). After a short car transfer the days walk takes you to the "Queen of the Alpine Waters" – the turquoiese coloured River Soca / Isonzo. Its breathtaking colours have wowed many walkers and water sportsmen for centuries. Follow the trail along the river, look into the lime-stone canyon and freshen up in one of the shallow ponds.
TOUR D: BOVEC – KANIN – BOVEC 6,6 km. Hillside descend walk. (hotel 3*). Take a cable car ride up to Mt. Kanin. The upper station of the cable car, 970 m asl, there is a wonderful viewpoint of Bovec area, surrounding Slovene and Italian mountain ranges and the valley of river Soča. The day walk crosses mountain pastures covered with wild flowers and an occasional sheep farm.
TOUR E: BOVEC – SRPENICA – ČEZSOČA – BOVEC 14,4 km (famly version 9 km). Hillside walk. Car transfer to Srpenica. From this quaint little village, crossing the 63 m long hanging “Bridge of lovers”, you will walk along the right bank of river Soča back to Bovec. The river bend is also the best spot to see the huge Boka waterfall. The waterfall is fed by waters from underground caves of Kanin range and can at best water levels reach the height of 100 meters. Take a lunch in one of popular local pubs in Čezsoča and head back to Bovec.
One day is free of Soča and Isonzo River walks. You can spend it to relax or join one of many other sporting activities: white water rafting, canyoning, paragliding, zip-lining...
Day 8: DEPARTURE from Bovec after breakfast.
Daily departures of this Bovec walking holiday in Slovenia from 17.4. to 9.10.2021
Price per person in a double room sharing:
Hotel 3* Hotel 3*S
Low season from 4th April to 4th July and from 23rd August to 10th October 2021 545 EUR 590 EUR
High season from 5th July to 22nd August 2021 590 EUR 635 EUR