The Soča river belongs to the Bovec area. With so many locations to mention, the Soča has been given a seperate page.
Banner: The Soča halfway between Srpenica and Trnovo ob Soči.
The emerald-green Soča river is definitely the main attraction of the whole region. Flowing through valleys surrounded by steep mountains with partly white peaks many people call it the most beautiful alpine river in Europe. The upper part of the river till at least past Kobarid is absolutely unspoiled. No dams, channeling or whatsoever, just pure beauty.
Besides the many people who do kayaking and rafting between the second gorge and Kobarid, also walkers can spend a lot of time exploring the many beautiful spots and tracks along the river.
You could take a bus from Bovec to the upper part of the Trenta valley and walk the whole so called Soška pot (Soča trail).
It will lead you alternately along the left and right bank of the river until short before the confluence with the Koritnica, close to Bovec. Sometimes there is a path on both sides and one of them is the best choice. The whole path should be way marked as the Soška pot with wooden signposts. We haven't taken the time to do that yet but you can find a part of the trail at the bottom of this page.
I have highlighted a few spots and short walks, just to give you some hints. They are ordered starting at the source and then downstream to the Otona pool close to Kobarid.
Soča - Source
Soča - First gorge
Soča - Second gorge
Soča - Bunkerji
Soča - Third gorge
Soča - Rock wall at Brjeka
Soča - Trnovo
Soča - Otona pool
Soča trail (Soška pot) extracts
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