The Great Soča Gorge

Big Soča Gorge

This wild gorge is one of the most beautiful natural sights on the Soča and an important natural treasure in the Triglav National Park.

The beautifully carved gorge is 750 long, just a few metres wide and 15 m deep. It boasts mysterious emerald pools.

Access to Velika korita on the Soča

On the regional Bovec-Vršič road some 11 km out of Bovec, you can see the end of the gorge (take a right for the Lepena valley, cross the bridge and park your car) or the upper section of the gorge (there is a parking lot with an information panel less than 1 km along the regional road from the turning for Lepena).

Velika korita on the Soča, an entry point for boating on the river

Boating is prohibited in Velika korita on the Soča. The Velika korita entry point for recreational boating is situated at the end of the gorge. Water flows out of the gorge and into a large pool of vibrant emerald where many people come in the summer to enjoy the cool of the river.