UČJA RIVER WALKING

ESCAPE TO PRISTINE NATURE TOGETHER

Walking through the Učja gorge is the most beautiful escape to pristine nature of Slovenia. Učja river walking adventure makes you feel the distant places of the Julian Alps. You’ll be hiking a short part of the path with the biggest altitude difference one can do in one day in Alps (2172 m), leading from Žaga village (415 m) to Mt. Kanin (2587 m). Here you’ll breathe fresh air, hear bird song and see as much green as you believe only painting can bare. This adventure is the true representative of Slovenia’s landscape gems, it’s your connection with the mountains and nature.

BREATHTAKING WILDLIFE

Hunters for the woods will love the divine 20 min easy uphill hiking to scenic Hlevišča meadows and on to the Globoški creek waterfalls.  It’s impossible not to stare and feel how the time stops under Mt. Baba grande (2160m). Here you’ll be familiarized by river walking activity, just under the last cascade of 30m tall falls in Globoški potok canyon. Easy bush walk leads from this hidden pearl, best kept secret, to breathtaking Učja gorge, where you’ll watch the birds, encounter dragon flies and salamanders, observe fish and native trees.

CRYSTAL CLEAR LAGOONS

Učja river’s crystal clear waters offer enjoyable family and friends walking and swimming tour, along the five vibrant green lagoons, river spills and narrow gorges. You’ll be scrambling big boulder rocks blocking the river flow, embraced with tall glittering walls.

ENJOY THE SILENCE

Lushy vegetation dangling from over 20 m tall walls make picture perfect spots with amazing rapids underneath, making everyone sensitive to nature feel the river is alive. Apart from the murmuring creek, you’ll hear the silence and feed your energy away from the urban environment, river walking in Učja river.

EXPLORE PROTECTED NATURE

Almost everyone craving for distant places can go on the fun 3 hour long aquatic journey. Quiet and scenic waterway adventure leads all the way to confluence with the emerald Soča river, popular for rafting. You’ll appreciate unique opportunity to explore the valley on tectonic connection of Mt. Stol and Kanin mountains, the environment protected by Natura 2000, yet accessible to the very few.

Written by Katja Rogelj. Photography by Katja Rogelj, Kata Avanture d.o.o. & Matej Mejovšek.

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