Kanin Cable car – A Panoramic Ride to the Mountain of Adventures
The Kanin circular cable car will take you to the height of 2,202 m, where incredible panoramic views to the Alps and the Adriatic Sea open up.
Come for refreshing alpine air above 2,000 m, ride a mountain bike downhill, go on a hiking trip, fly a paraglider or enjoy a Kanin cream cake, which is kindly served at a restaurant in Kanin. The Kanin mountain range is intertwined with a unique high mountain Karst with numerous natural sights and complex cave system, which is why it is incredibly interesting for cavers as well.
Kanin cable car will take you closer to the sun, so do not forget protective cream, sunglasses, appropriate shoes and warm clothes that you will need in case of sudden weather changes.
Kanin cable car for hikers, climbers and alpinists
- See the Prestreljeniško okno (Prestreljenik Window) and the natural bridge on Kanin;
- climb on via ferrata from Sedlo to Prestreljeniško okno (guided tour, suitable also for families)
- meet the high mountain Karst phenomena on the Kaninsko pogorje nature trail;
- visit the Peter Skalar Lodge (2,206 m) – currently closed, a bivouac shelter is available (you may take the keys at Kavarna caffe in Bovec)
- choose a challenging guided tour with a mountain guide to the Visoki Kanin (High Kanin) (2,587 m),
- choose between the hiking tours on Prestreljenik (2,499 m), Laška planja (2,448 m) and Rombon (2,208 m);
- or alpine routes: Kanin mountains.
Kanin cable car for mountain bikers (MTB)
Fans of mountain biking can take advantage of Kanin Cable car for transportation of bikes to stations of various altitudes and then head to Bovec, on routes of various levels of difficulty:
- Mountain bike route Kanin, a very challenging marked MTB route, suitable for experienced mountain bikers. Start at Station B (985 m), finish in Bovec;
- Cycling route on the road, a light cycling descent from station B (985 m) on a predominantly macadam road to Bovec;
- Mountain bike route from Station C, MTB route descends from 1649 m on a macadam freight road to Station B (985 m), from where you may choose a very challenging descent on mountain bike route Kanin or descend to Bovec on a road;
- Mountain bike route from Sedlo, a new, very challenging MTB descent for experienced mountain bikers, who are taken by Kanin Cable car to Station D (2,202 m), from where they ascend to 2,292 m and then pedals through the picturesque valley Krnica.
Estimate your psychophysical condition, knowledge and experience when choosing a cycling route. Use suitable equipment and respect nature. It is not allowed to ride a bike outside of written MTB routes. We advise you to hire a guide.
Kanin cable car for paragliders
Do you love to feel the wind in your hair and enjoy the bird's eye-view? Add the experience and the knowledge of paragliding to that and you will definitely enjoy the flight over the Kanin Mountains:
- Take-off site over Station C on the altitude of 1,717 m (GPS N 46°21'14.55'' E 13º29'19.99'');
- Landing site in Bovec next to the petrol station on the altitude of 460 m (GPS N 46°20'26.33'' E13°34'08.61'');
- The height difference between the take-off and the landing point: 1,257 m;
- Flying with a paraglider is allowed to the maximum altitude of 2,895 m.
Warning: There is a possibility of strong wind in the valley on summer afternoons or in case of strong South West wind. Bovec airport is in the vicinity. Check Kodeks prostih letalcev Slovenije (Code of Free Flyers of Slovenia) prior to the flight.
Kanin – mountain of adventures
Kanin is also home of special adventures, which will make your heart beat considerably faster. If you would like to get a bit of adrenaline, choose one of the adventures organised by sports agencies or make a climbing effort, accompanied by an experienced guide:
- Head on a zipline expedition, admire the nature 200 m above the ground on five steel cables of various length (500-700 m);
- Ride the mountain scooter and experience a 9 km long ride downhill with beautiful views over the Bovec Basin;
- Via ferrata: Hold on to the steel cable which connects Sedlo and Prestreljeniško okno (Prestreljenik Window) and touch the rocky kingdom of Kanin.