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Bovec is a town of 1,600 people (2020) on the Soča river in northwestern Slovenia. The Soča river is famous for its white-water rafting and kayaking possibilities.

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By car[edit]

  • From Italy and Austria via Tarvisio (Trbiž) and Predel Pass (1156 m)
  • From Kranjska gora via Vršič Pass (1611 m)
  • From Italy via Udine (Videm) - Tarcento (Čenta) - Uccea (Učja) - Žaga
  • From Nova Gorica - Tolmin - Kobarid

By bus[edit]

Buses[dead link] run from Ljubljana twice a day during the week, take approximately 3.5 hr and cost €13.60.

Get around[edit]

Map of Bovec


The site where the 2008 Disney film, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian was shot on location here.

  • 1 Fort Bovške Kluže. Kluže (Q2027148) on Wikidata Kluže Fortress on Wikipedia


Soča river

There are many companies in Bovec with offers for kayaking, rafting, canyoning or hydrospeed. A kayak trip including all material will cost about €40 per person for a 1-2 hour trip. There are plenty of mountain biking (bike rentals for approx. €20/day) and hiking trails along the mountain that borders the city. Topographical trail maps can be purchased at the tourist information center for €7.

There is a cable car that runs up the Kanin mountain but check the schedule as it doesn't run in the off season. [1]

  • Soča Rafting, SI-5230 Bovec, +386 4 172 4472. Offers whitewater rafting, canyoning, kayaking, hydrospeeding. Discounts available if you choose to do more than one option with them. Very helpful, friendly, English speaking staff.
  • Bovec rafting team, +386 41 338 308. This company has a lot of experience, with excellent staff.
  • SočaRider, under Kavarna Cafe house, +386 41 596104, . Focusing more on small group trips and nice familiar atmosphere. Offers Whitewater kayak courses from beginner to advance level, easy Kayak Trips for beginners, and Family rafting trips for families with small kids from the age of 4.
  • Nature's Ways, Čezsoča 78, +386 41 510 405, . Whitewater rafting and canyoning outdoor agency that prioritizes safety and environmental awareness. They organize tours only for small groups of people.
  • 1 HydroMania - Sports Agency Bovec, Industrijska cona 4, +386 31 808 075. 08:00 - 20:00. A local sports agency based in Bovec, Sloveia. They provided visitors and guests of Soča Valley with rafting, canyoning and kayak activities. Professional licensed guides with more than 15 years of experiences.
  • 2 Alpe Sport Vancar, Trg Golobarskih zrtev 20 (in the center of Bovec), +386 31635893, . 8am-9pm. Offering canyoning, rafting, kayaking and tandem paragliding trips.



  • 1 Letni Vrt, Trg golobarskih zrtev 1. A popular restaurant with 200 seats. Excellent food, staff speak their languages, and not too expensive.


  • Jojo Bar, Rupa 7a (80 m from town centre), +386 5 3896470. 6:30-22:00. A calm location with an astonishing view to the surrounding mountains. It offers a variety of drinks and free internet (WiFi) access.


  • Apartments Jojo, Rupa 7a, +386 5 3896470, . Check-in: 16:00, check-out: 10:00. Comfortable accommodation with parking available in front of the house. Free Wi-Fi. Each apartment has two bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom with shower and WC, large living room, cable TV. from €40.
  • 1 Camping Liza, Vodenca 4. Check-out: 12:00. Just like the two campsites next door, Liza is crowded with kayaks and rafts. Has a nice bar that also serves pizzas and other food. Free Wi-Fi. €10 per person per night.
  • Apartment Kanin, Klanc 37, +386 5 388-6232. Run by a very friendly older woman, this apartment has 2 comfortable bedrooms, fully equipped bathroom, livingroom and fully equipped kitchen.
  • 2 Accommodation Bovec Kot 33, Bovec Kot 33, +38641234387, . Check-in: after 11:00, check-out: before 11:00. Free parking, free Wi-Fi. Bathroom, shower, kitchen, TV. From €17.5.
  • Alp Hotel, 48 Trg golobarskih žrtev, +386 5 388 40 00, . Check-out: 10:00. Nice hotel with rooms with nice views towards the nearby mountains. from €40/night.
  • 3 Apartments Casa Alpina, Kot 103 (turn from the main road at florist shop Amak near centre of Bovec, and continue 200 m), +386 5 3841052. Check-in: 10:00, check-out: 14:00. A comfortable apartment (80 m²) for 6 persons. Quiet location near center of Bovec. Spacious living room with balcony and internet corner, 2 bedrooms, garden. €15/night/apartment.


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