Soča (Slovenia)

Easy to moderate difficultly whitewater around the river Soça and its tributaries. Beautiful scenery, easy road access and navigation.

When to go

Cool spring conditions from Mid-March to April, possible but usually low levels. Ideal season is May/June: warmer days and higher water with the peak runoff of snow melt in late May. Still possible in July & August, hot days but levels will be dropping off.

How to get there

Europeans will often choose to drive. By air, cheap flights into Trieste (Italy) and drive the hire car into Slovenia.

Transport

You will need your own vehicle, but shuttles are short and easy to hitch/cycle. The area is very popular, especially with German boaters, so it should be easy to share shuttles.

Accommodation

Wild camping would be difficult as this is a popular and busy area, but there is a good campsites at Bovec and plenty of hotels/apartments along the length of the Soča.