Towns and region

Apart from Bovec, in the area there are smaller places, picturesque villages and valleys inside or on the border of the Triglav national park. 

  • The town of Bovec: Bovec and the Soča valley tourist centre are surrounded by tall Alpine mountains and the rivers of Soča and Koritnica. Rising above the valley, the mountain of Svinjak gives the Bovec panorama its characteristic appearance.
  • Kal - Koritnica: Situated between the Soča and the Koritnica, directly below Svinjak, this small village boasts an exceptional beauty spot with views of the Bovec basin.
  • Trenta: Ideal for discovering the Triglav National Park and the mountainous world of the Alps, this valley is characterised by isolated farms, a difficult history and exceptionally beautiful natural sights.
  • Lepena: The valley starts at the end of the picturesque, emerald Velika korita on the Soča and reaches into the Triglav National Park. Lepena is a starting point for a popular trip to the Krn lakes.
  • Soča in Vrsnik: Countless footpaths wend their way between typical Trenta houses, remains of the war, meadows, forests and the Soča river. This area is a popular destination for people with an interest in natural and cultural heritage.
  • Zapoden: A popular destination for photography enthusiasts attracted by the pristine Trenta landscape, this valley reminds us of the making of the popular Slovenian children's film, Kekec.  
  • Zadnjica: The highest slopes of Trenta surround the Zadnjica area, a starting point for discovering the mountainous karst features of Kriški podi, Prehodavci, the Dolina Triglavskih jezer valley and Triglav (2864 m), Slovenia's highest mountain.
  • Log pod Mangartom and Strmec na Predelu: The idyllic Alpine villages at the foot of the majestic 5000 m broad and over 1000 m high Loška stena are widely recognised as two of the most beautiful settlements in the Triglav National Park.
  • Loška Koritnica: The valley of a hundred waterfalls, with panoramic views of Mangart (2679 m) and Jalovec (2645 m), is the perfect place for hikers, mountain climbers, cyclists and photographers.
  • Bavšica: This typical glacial valley in the Triglav National Park boasts a mountaineering training centre and is the birthplace of beekeeping in the Bovec area. The majestic Kluže fort rises above the Koritnica gorge at the valley's entrance.
  • Možnica: The lonely valley of the Nemčlja stream is sheltered by Jerebica (2126 m) and Rombon (2208 m). Možnica boasts picturesque river pools, channels and waterfalls. The most famous of the latter is Veliki slap Nemčlje with a naturally carved bridge.
  • Plužna: This small village is situated on the sunny side of the Kanin mountains. A trail leads from the village to the picturesque Virje waterfall, the source of the Glijun stream, and the Srnica cave.
  • Čezsoča: The village lies in the vicinity of Bovec, on the left bank of the Soča river with and offers access to some of the most amazing areas of the Soča.
  • Log Čezsoški, Žaga in Srpenica: The villages are located  at the foot of the mountain Polovnik and Stol, which is a well known paragliding hub. You will also find the Soča river enty and exit points (for watersports).

Destination Bovec with the Soča Valley and the Julian Alps

Bovec and other places in the upper Soča valley, including Kobarid and Tolmin with their surroundings, link into a destination of the Soča valley. The Soča valley is internationally acknowledged as one of the most beautiful destinations for active holidays, culinary experience and learning the European history.   

Apart from the gorgeous nature and a multiple activities, the Soča valley has the advantage of offering all this in a relatively small space. You can use your holiday in the best possible way and experience something new every single day.

Soča Valley - Logo

At the same time, Bovec and the Soča vally are a part of the community of the Julian Alps that includes all the towns around the Triglav National Park – Bovec, Kobarid, Tolmin, Bohinj, Radovljica, Bled and Kranjska Gora.

The Julian Alps have been recognized as an international biosphere reserve by UNESCO

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