Location: Bovec (Europe)
Location: Bovec (Slovenia)

About Bovec...

The picturesque nature of the Soca valley and diverse offer are ideal for a relaxing break or an active holiday. Enjoy in sports activities, discover the wonders of nature and explore the history of our region.

Bovec is a small mountain pearl of Slovenia. This pleasant little town, surrounded by high peaks of the Julian Alps, is a paradise for all of you who wish to get away from the quick and busy city scene. The picturesque land of the emerald Soča river hides many remote corners where you will find your peace. But Bovec can offer you much more than just relaxation in unspoilt nature and stunning views.more

Get charmed by diversity of sports activities and proximity of the mountains, ideal for hiking. By the walks, where wonders of the nature await you at every turn and remains of history that shaped our story. But also by a pleasant lunch at local restaurant with a plate full of Bovec delicacies. Coffee on the vivid Bovec square, which turns into a venue of entertainment events in the evening. And of course by the emerald river Soča. All of this is Bovec. Small enough to feel coasy, but big enough to stay vibrant.

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One of the most beautiful rivers in Europe, the Soča is an important natural treasure in the Triglav National Park. It is famous for its deep emerald colour and brisk rapids in the upstream area. 137 km in length, the Soča is an Alpine river with a mysterious karst source in Trenta, at the foot of the majestic Julian Alps.


Fun & sports

Bovec is a major European tourist hub for water sports. In Bovec and the surrounding area, there are over 20 sports companies with many years of experience in organising water activities and ensuring the safety of visitors. Visitors usually choose a kayaking course or trip, the famous rafting on the Soča River, and hydrospeed (riverboarding). Another activity gaining in popularity is canyoning, the adrenaline-filled exploration of gorges and pools.


History & culture

Bovec is a destination with a rich and colourful history. The most important historical events include Napoleon's march across Predel and events in World War One, described in A Farewell to Arms by the famous writer Ernest Hemingway.



The only national park in Slovenia and a veritable paradise for fans of pristine nature, the Triglav National Park boasts a number of natural sights, including the Julian Alps with Triglav (2864 m), Slovenia's highest mountain. Situated along the Soča river in the Bovec area, the Soča Trail leads into the heart of the Triglav National Park (TNP). A slideshow of TNP-themed photographs can be seen in the Trenta Lodge, which also houses the TNP information centre.



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