Soča Valley

Bled – Tolmin = 76 km
Bled – Bovec = 85 km

F009194-soca_alan_kosmac-photo-m© Alen Kosmač, Sidarta, www.slovenia.info

The Soča River is regarded as one of the most beautiful alpine rivers. Not only due to its astonishing blue-green colour, but also due to the landscape though which it is making its way. The tale of the Goldhorn, a chamois buck with golden horns protecting the immense treasure of nature, is still alive among the picturesque mountain tops of the Julian Alps and the Triglav National Park. The wild Trenta Valley, the Great and Small Soča Gorges, the Tolmin Gorge, the picturesque Kozjak, Boka and Virje waterfalls – these are just some of the treasures worth visiting.

F013583-slap_kozjak-photo-m© Iztok Medja, www.slovenia.info

The Soča Valley is a paradise for outdoors enthusiasts, be it the adrenaline-fuelled raft or kayak riding the Soča rapids, the adventurous exploration of gorges and zip-lining down the most daring rope wires or searching for the most beautiful views from the surrounding mountain tops on foot or by bicycle or on skis in the winter on the Kanin alpine ski slope – Sella Nevea.

It is hard to believe that more than a century ago this was the stage of one of the most ferocious WWI battlefronts.   Traces of the Battles of the Isonzo, which are connected by the Walk of Peace, are still visible today along the valley. The Memorial Church of the Holy Spirit in Javorca, which is deemed as one of the most beautiful WWI monuments in Slovenia, is one of them.

F008584-javorca_jost_gantar_3_orig_jpg-photo-m (1)© Jošt Gantar, www.slovenia.info

The Soča Valley is also a world of top gastronomic delicacies and various festivals, giving the valley extra charm.