Welcome to Bovec, the adventure tourism capital of Slovenia

Introducing Bovec

The friendly and relaxed town of Bovec is the adventure tourism capital of Slovenia. Situated in one of the most beautiful and unspoiled valleys in Europe, the River Soca valley, the town is packed with travel agencies offering a large variety of water activities, including white-water rafting, kayaking, canoeing, canyoning (swimming in river pools, conquering waterfalls and canyons), and hydrospeeding (river descents with hydrospeed boards). Besides being a haven for water-sports enthusiasts, Bovec also attracts nature lovers and those seeking rest and relaxation.

There is some interesting history that surrounds this lovely small town as it was situated on an important trade route between the Port of Trieste (Italy) and Vienna (Austria). During the World War I, the Bovec area was part of WWI’s Isonzo Front, where 1.7 million soldiers died. Nowadays you can follow the traces from those dark and bloody times on the Walks of Peace.

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During the winter season, the main attraction in the area is the Kanin-Sella Nevea Ski Resort, a joint Slovenian-Italian ski resort located at the Slovenian-Italian border. Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are also popular cold-weather pastimes in the surroundings and offer a great way to take in the area’s natural beauty at a slower pace.

The bottom line is that we highly recommend visiting Bovec. With the most amazing Soca River below, the lovely Kanin-Sella Nevea ski resort above and beautiful nature of the Triglav National Park all around, it’s a fantastic destination any time of year.

RIVER SOCA - one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe
Soca River Slovenia

Overall Rating:     10/10   (Must-See)

The Soca River or Isonzo as it is called in Italian is a 138-kilometre long river in western Slovenia and northeastern Italy. Starting in the Trenta valley in the heart of the Triglav National Park, it flows by the towns of Bovec, Kobarid, Tolmin, Most Na Soci and Nova Gorica. It is known for its gorges and its amazing emerald green color, which is why it was nicknamed ‘the emerald beauty’. Many consider Soca to be one of the most beautiful rivers not only in Slovenia but in the whole of Europe and beyond.
TRENTA VALLEY - a beautiful alpine valley nestled deep in the heart of the Julian Alps
Trenta Valley in Slovenia

Overall Rating:     09/10   (Highly Recommended)

Located in the heart of the Triglav National Park in northwestern Slovenia near the border with Italy, the Trenta Valley is one of country’s most popular tourist destinations. With its emerald Soca River, narrow gorges, waterfalls and towering peaks of the Julian Alps, the area attracts nature lovers, hikers and adventure seekers from around the world.

Places to stay in Bovec that we recommend
The accommodation options in Bovec can be divided into five main categories: hotels, guesthouses, apartments, hostels and campsites.
Collage of hotels in Bovec, Slovenia

The town of Bovec is known as the adventure tourism capital of Slovenia and there are quite a few hotels in the area, so you won't have any trouble finding a place to stay. We have reviewed five of them which we think are the best and worth staying at. Read on and find out which one best suits your needs and budget.
Collage of apartments in Bovec, Slovenia

Many local residents in Bovec offer apartments for rent in their houses. It's an extremely popular wallet-friendly option when you are staying in the Bovec area. But be careful, the rates and quality vary seriously, so always do a good research before you book an apartment for your stay! We have handpicked ten of the most popular ones and reviewed them for you.
Collage of guesthouses in Bovec, Slovenia

Guesthouses are a very popular inexpensive form of lodging in Slovenia and have been in use for many decades, but at the moment we can recommend only one guesthouse in Bovec.
Collage of hostels in Bovec, Slovenia

There are three very popular hostels in Bovec. We have reviewed all three of them, so read on and find out which one best suits your needs and style.
Collage of campsites in Bovec, Slovenia

Camping and glamping sites are an increasingly popular option for travelers who want to experience Mother Nature without surrendering their creature. We stayed at four different camping and glamping sites in the Bovec area and would like to recommend two of them.

Bovec Pictures

View our image gallery with high-resolution photos that proves you absolutely have to visit Bovec!

Bovec town centre in Slovenia
Bovec is a lovely little town in northwestern Slovenia, between the Triglav National Park and the Slovenian-Italian border. About 150 km from Slovenia’s capital Ljubljana, so it takes about two hours by car. Image by rivigan / CC BY-SA 2.0

Situated in the extraordinary beautiful River Soca Valley, Bovec is an exciting place to visit for water sports enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Image by Jan Kühn / CC BY-SA 4.0

For more photos visit our picture gallery: 10 Beautiful Bovec Photos to Inspire Your Next Trip!

Discover beautiful Bovec through amazing photos!
BOVEC (10 pictures)
Bovec Slovenia

The friendly and relaxed town of Bovec is the adventure tourism capital of Slovenia. It's situated in one of the most beautiful and unspoiled valleys in Europe, the River Soca valley.
SOCA RIVER, Trenta - Bovec - Kobarid - Tolmin - Most Na Soci - Nova Gorica (40 pictures)
Soca River Slovenia

With its crystal clear, emerald-aquamarine water, it is considered as one of the most beautiful rivers in Europe. It attracts nature lovers, photographers and water sports enthusiasts from all over the world and it truly is one of the most amazing creations that nature has to offer.

Location of Bovec on the map

Address: Trg golobarskih zrtev 1, 5230 Bovec
Latitude and Longitude Coordinates: 46.338031, 13.552324
GPS coordinates: 46° 20′ 16.9116” N     13° 33′ 8.3664” E
Region: Littoral

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