Soča Valley Walking Holidays Slovenia

Hike the country’s most scenic routes around the emerald Soča River.

Location
Ljubljana/Bled
Start
Ljubljana
Length
3 nights / 4 days
Difficulty
Leisurely

Highlights

Soča Valley Walking Holidays Slovenia in a nutshell

  • Go for some Slovenia hiking along scenic, unchallenging trails
  • Learn about all the numerous things to do in the Soča Valley
  • Hiking in the Triglav National Park in the more secluded parts is fantastic
  • Get inspired by the stunning scenery of the Julian Alps
  • Partake in delicious food in Slovenia
Agent
Jovan
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Choose your type of Holiday:
Shared: 
690€
per person

Avaliable group tour dates

4.5.2021 - 7.5.2021
15.6.2021 - 18.6.2021
6.7.2021. -10.7.2021
10.8.2021 - 14.8.2021
7.9.2021 - 11.9.2021
Guided private:
990€
per person
Self guided:
390€
per person
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Description

4 incredible days packed with Alpine adventure await. Enter the world of magically diverse landscapes amidst towering mountains and pristine forest-covered valleys, emerald rivers and stunning waterfalls. We’re taking you on the most unique journey along which you’ll get a chance to visit some of Slovenia’s most beautiful locations which would otherwise easily go unseen.

Your daily itinerary is carefully planned so that you get the very most out of your trip. Each day includes 3-4 hours of undemanding and easily accessible trails that lead you to miraculously beautiful spots with views stretching as far as the eye can see. Accompanied by a professional local guide, you’ll walk across secluded and unimaginably green pastures and follow pristinely clear rivers through sublimely scenic valleys.

To add some gastronomic delights into the mix, you’ll be able to taste very delicious local cuisines at lovely restaurants along the way. And for a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of this part of Slovenia, your walking holiday is rounded up by visiting a museum and typical traditional villages in the hills.

Included in price

English-speaking tour leader*
Comfortable transportation*
3 nights 3* accommodation with breakfast
All entrance fees as in the itinerary
Tourist tax

Itinerary

DAY 1 - VRŠIČ PASS & SOČA VALLEY

Start your holiday with a scenic ride over the Vršič Pass and into the stunning Soča Valley. A journey to the heart of the Julian Alps with beautiful stops with magnificent views will be a wonderful prelude of what’s to follow in the following days. Enjoy a traditional meal, or a fun barbecue in case you join another escorted small group of hikers to get to know everybody better. Enjoy some free time in the small town of Bovec in the afternoon, relax and get ready for the next few days.

Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Bovec
Meals:
Lunch/BBQ
Included:
Transfer from Ljubljana
Optional extra charge
Transfer from Ljubljana airport
DAY 2 - SOČA RIVER, LEPENA VALLEY & BOVEC

We will head up to the river banks of the Soča and discover its lively course, exploring the amazing troughs the river has made and hike into Lepena Valley, another paradise corner of this part of Slovenia. The hike will take us to an almost secret grove, following natural pools and small waterfalls, all in the shade of a green, lush forest. Enjoy a delicious traditional lunch in a local village. The afternoon will be reserved for waterfalls around Bovec and free time to spend relaxing in the beautiful setting of this adventure capital of Slovenia.

Walking:
distance 8.9 km (5.3 mi), elevation 160 m (530 ft)
Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Bovec
Meals:
Breakfast
Lunch
Highlights:
Soča Valley
Lepena Valley
Bovec
DAY 3 - KOBARID & KOZJAK WATERFALL

We will drive further south, towards Kobarid, where we go on a hiking loop to Drežnica village, voted one of the most scenic villages in Slovenia, and walk through the beautiful surrounding nature. Amazing forests, mountains and gorges will keep you company all the way to the famous Kozjak Waterfall, which is an absolute must if you are in the area. Our delicious lunch will be in Kobarid, an experience in itself with traditional cuisine and delightful atmosphere. The area of Kobarid is also famous for its WWI history, which you will get to know more about after a visit to the world-famous Kobarid museum.

Walking:
distance 10 km (6.2 mi), elevation 440 m (1,450 ft)
Accommodation:
Overnight stay in Bovec
Meals:
Breakfast
Lunch
Included:
Kobarid WWI museum entrance fee
Kozjak Waterfall entrance fee
DAY 4 - LAKE PREDIL, TAMAR VALLEY & LAKE JASNA

All good things must come to an end, so we will leave the stunning Soča Valley and head up towards the Predil Pass, which will briefly bring us through Italy, where we will stop by the tranquil Lake Predil. After a short drive, we will re-enter Slovenia in the very northwestern corner and enter a valley, called Tamar. Most of the valley is closed for traffic, which makes it a perfect hiking destination and the entry point is by Planica Nordic Center, the home of ski-flying. You will be able to see the enormous ski-jumping hills before the start of the hike. The trail to the head of the valley is surrounded by incredible views of the Julian Alps. The last stop of the day will be near Kranjska Gora, a popular alpine resort, by Lake Jasna where another delicious lunch awaits. After some well-deserved free time by the lake, your holiday will be concluded back in Ljubljana.

Walking:
distance 8.4 km (5.2 mi), elevation 190 m (620 ft)
Meals:
Breakfast
Lunch
Included:
Transfer to Ljubljana
Highlights:
Lake Predil
Tamar Valley
Optional extra charge
Transfer to Ljubljana airport
Extra days

Why not spend a few more days in Slovenia? Extend your holidays with a pre- or post-holiday extension. Accommodation, sightseeing and activities can be arranged. Add as many extra days to your holiday as you wish.

Jovan
Talk to our Holiday expert
Choose your type of Holiday:
Shared: 
690€
per person

Avaliable group tour dates

4.5.2021 - 7.5.2021
15.6.2021 - 18.6.2021
6.7.2021. -10.7.2021
10.8.2021 - 14.8.2021
7.9.2021 - 11.9.2021
Guided private:
990€
per person
Self guided:
390€
per person
INQUIRE NOWContact us

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the pickup and which transfers are included?

The included pickup and drop-off at the end of the holiday in the price published on our website is in Ljubljana or Ljubljana airport. For any changes, please notify us upon booking. The included transfers are all the transfers between places and/or activities specified in the itinerary.

Where do I eat when the food is not included?

Both our back office team and our guides know where to go. We can give you recommendations or even pre-book some places for you. You can be adventurous and find places on your own. Either way, let us know if you would like any sort of help.

How fit do I need to be?

Walking planned on our walking holidays is easy to moderate - the terrain is not so difficult, there are no major ascents and the pace is meant to be gradual. You have to be able to walk roughly about 4 hours. Your guide is there to take care of you and in case they see you are having difficulties, you can rest assured they will help you out.

What should I wear? Do I have to bring anything with me?

It is important to dress for the season. Slovenia has all 4 seasons, so please check the weather forecast before the holiday regarding temperatures and rainfall. When you are close to the Alps, you can see all 4 seasons change in the same day, so your best bet is to always bring an extra layer and rain gear. We recommend shoes you will be comfortable in. Your guide will let you know each day what kind of weather you can expect for the next day.

I have food restrictions. Are there restaurants for me?

It really depends on the level of your restriction. Vegetarian options are fairly easy to find in Slovenia, but vegan dishes, on the other hand, are extremely hard to come by in rural areas of the country and in smaller towns. Please note that the places where we stop for lunch are often traditional and may have difficulties accommodating you outside of their standard menu. We suggest you keep this in mind.

Will I have some time to myself?

If you want to, sure! We are well aware that some people love to stay in groups while others prefer some more alone time on their trip. We wanted to give you the opportunity to do things your way. It is your holiday, after all! As long as you respect the group timings and locations designated by your guide, please feel free to customize your itinerary and create your own adventure!

What is the tourist tax that is not included in the price?

A tourist and promotion tax is a fee that every visitor has to pay for each overnight stay all over Slovenia. It consists of two parts: each municipality charges a tourist tax fee, which goes towards financing and maintenance of tourist facilities in the area, and the Slovenian Tourist Board charges a promotion tax, which is used to promote Slovenia. Depending on the municipality, the tax rates vary - from 1.5€ in some locations to 3.13€ in Ljubljana or Bled (per person, per night).

Holiday Types

Self-guided

For travellers that want flexibility and independence. We organize the holidays of your choice, but the adventure of getting around is all yours. You will get a fly & drive itinerary with activities, accommodations and travelling tips with full support of our team for any emergencies or concerns. 

Small group

For solo travellers or travellers who wish to meet other like-minded souls, don’t want to stress about trip planning and would maybe like to enjoy some time on their own as well. You will be travelling with our tour leader in a small group of maximum 8 people in a comfortable van with accommodation, entrance fees and a detailed plan of activities arranged. For guaranteed tour departures we have a minimum of 4 people.

Guided private

For travellers who want a holiday based on their preferences and needs. You don’t need to worry over itinerary planning or your next move, and at the same time you can enjoy the holidays at your own pace and take as much time on your own whenever needed. We take care of the entire organization and provide you with a professional guide, accommodation, transportation and plan of activities.

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