ADVENTURE PARADISE IN EUROPE
I am often away for work, thus on summer holidays I want to spend all my time with family. I find best joining active adventures with visiting points of interest outside, thus we’re all exploring the world together. My friends highly recommended to visit Slovenia and experience it’s outdoor adventures paradise – Soča valley.
Browsing on Kata adventures website I knew immediately my kids will fall for Soča valley river adventures holidays. Seeing breathtaking photos of half day adventures included, our itinerary was selected.
MAGICAL MOUNTAIN SCENERY
Airport shuttle picked us up on international airport Trieste in Italy, by the Adriatic sea. Two hours later my jaw dropped being surrounded by magical Julian Alps mountain scenery, surrounded by forests everywhere. I never saw such diverse nature packed into one little country before.
First day we were walking from Bovec, following easy trail from the self guided Soča trail tour guide manual, provided by Kata travel agency. This was my nature’s beauty gallery to relax and re-energize by the sparkling river Soča.
EMERALD RIVER ADVENTURES
Our water holidays began with rafting on wild Soča river, next to Alpe Adria hiking trail. River is enchanting with it’s emerald color and so clean, kids dunked heads in and drank from it. Activity was fun for all, especially the raft toboggan. Julian Alps scenery is shocking beautiful already, yet we only began our summer break in Bovec.
MUST DO CANYONING
Following day we were a short hike from the most popular family adventure, canyoning in Sušec canyon. I felt the kid in me was awake sliding countless toboggans after long time and my children loved it. The environment out there is spectacular.
DISCOVER SPECTACULAR NATURE
My family really relaxed and reconnected on a private family river tubing tour. We could inhale freshness, see tallest Slovene mountain Mt. Triglav (2864 m) floating on calm waters, embraced with pointy mountains of Triglav national park. Panoramic adventure was very much enjoyable, especially after exciting canyoning day. Sparkling river temperature is just perfect for dipping your feet in.
We were looking forward to extraordinary river snorkeling in Triglav park from the moment we tried diving in Croatia’s beaches. We learned to swim in the current to explore gorgeous canyon from inside. Chrystal clear Soča river cut 15m tall walls in limestone where we were hunting photos of Soča trout fish. Little cliff dive is a must do!
Again we found ourselves deep in undiscovered nature on river walking exploration of botanical and geological wonder, Učja river canyon. Half day adventure is full of hidden surprises. Must do adventure begins with short hiking among butterflies to impressive triple Globoški creek falls in the forest close to Italy. In Soča valley one becomes curious explorer of the unknown.
EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE IN SOČA VALLEY
With Kata team the communication is very easy and nice, guidance is excellent, professional and very safe, team passion for outdoor adventures is contagious. We got personal service in every aspect, together with beautiful Soča valley. This was by far our best adventure holiday.
WILD AND BEAUTIFUL DESTINATION
Slovenia is the most wild and beautiful destination in Europe for outdoor adventure holidays. It’s an unexpected revelation of the World’s greenest countries. Here you’re safe travelling and taking up numerous activities outside, meeting genuinely friendly, helpful and vibrant Slovene people.
We traveled to Slovenia as nature lovers but came back passionate outdoor adventurers, hungry for more adventures in nature.
Written by the Hughes and Cernosia families story. Written by Katja Rogelj. Photography by Kata adventures, Matej Mejovšek & I feel Slovenia.