The Soča river

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.

Activities on the Soča

The Soča is a veritable paradise for water sports enthusiasts, particularly fans of kayaking and fishing, as well as photographers and people looking to relax in natural surroundings. An extremely popular experience, rafting on the Soča is offered by over 30 sports companies in the Soča valley.

Water sports:

  • rafting,
  • kayaking,
  • hydrospeed (riverboarding),
  • stand up paddle boarding (SUP),
  • riverbug
  • open kayak (sit on top),
  • fishing.

In accordance with the relevant decree, boating as a sporting activity on the Soča is permitted daily from 15 March to 31 October, to holders of valid permits for the use of entry and exit points. It is recommended that you review the river safety directions.

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Soča is an international natural gem

In the past decades, a number of important international kayaking competitions have taken place on the Soča. In 2007, several scenes for the Disney film The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian were shot on the Soča rapids. Nicknamed the Emerald River, the Soča is famous for its stunning blue-green hue.

Natural sights on the Soča

  • source of the Soča,
  • Velika korita on the Soča,
  • Mala korita on the Soča,
  • Korita on the Soča at Kršovec,
  • Otona,
  • korita Soče near Kobarid,
  • confluence of Soča and Tolminka River,
  • lake at Most na Soči.

Publications

    The Kobarid Historical Trail

    The Kobarid historical trail links places around Kobarid, where important historical, cultural and natural monuments can be seen. The trail is 5 km long.

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    The Soča Trail

    The Soča Trail (Soška pot), the first nature trail to be created in Triglav National Park runs along the Soča river from its source to the town of Bovec.

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