Water Trekking and Snorkelling in the Učja Canyon, Soča valley

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3 hrs
Occasionally sporty
From 8 years-old and up

Explore a wild and unspoilt corner of the Soča Valley during this water trekking and snorkelling activity in the Učja Canyon!

The Soča Valley is located in north-west Slovenia and surrounded by the Julian Alps. It is a popular destination for its picturesque scenery, crystal-clear waters and numerous outdoor activities. With Bovec as a key starting point for outdoor activities, the valley is a paradise for outdoor sports enthusiasts.

Set off to discover this destination, and more specifically its sublime Učja canyon. This canyon is known for its steep rock walls, unique geological formations, natural pools and picturesque waterfalls. A perfect playground for water trekking in the Soča Valley! Combining walking, swimming, jumping and sliding in the canyon, you'll experience a sensational adventure with your loved ones.

Thanks to snorkelling in the Učja canyon, you can also admire the river's underwater life. What's more, the Učja is renowned for its excellent underwater visibility, making it an ideal place to snorkel in the Soča Valley. Although rivers are not as rich in marine biodiversity as oceans, snorkelling in the Učja River can be a chance to spot trout, crayfish and various insect larvae.

Accompanied by a professional guide specialising in water sports, you'll be able to enjoy your water trek and snorkelling session with peace of mind. Indeed, your guide will guide you throughout the activity: he will provide you with quality equipment, drive you from Bovec to the Učja canyon and will be on hand to advise you and ensure your safety during the excursion. At the end of the activity, he will drive you back to Bovec.

This water trekking and snorkelling activity in the Učja canyon is an opportunity to explore an otherwise inaccessible natural environment. What are you waiting for? Book this water trekking excursion and go try snorkelling in the Soča Valley!

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Practical information

Go water trekking and snorkeling in the Soča Valley and explore some of the most beautiful parts of the Učja river!

  • DIFFICULTY: easy
Course of events
  • Meet your guide and team in Bovec, 15 minutes before the start of the tour
  • Activity briefing
  • Collect your equipment
  • Your guide will drive you to Žaga
  • There, you will put on the water equipment and start your snorkeling trip and exploration of the canyon
  • You will enter the canyon with a 15 minutes walk, and make several dives, jumps, swims and walks on the way down to the finish point
  • The vans will wait for you on the finish point, where you will change back to dry clothes
  • Drive back to Bovec
Activity requirements

All participants must know how to swim to take part in this activity.

  • Maximum weight: 100kg (220lbs)
  • Maximum height: 190cm (6.2ft)

Special terms

For safety reasons, this activity is not available during high river flow.

This excursion is not suitable for people with serious medical issues- if in doubt please discuss with the person's doctor before attending.

Participants who wear glasses can bring their own mask adapted to their eyesight. Otherwise, please ask your optician if you wish to wear contact lenses during the activity.

Meeting point:
SOČA SPLASH - Rupa 14a, 5230 Bovec, Slovenia
Spoken languages:English, Slovenian
  • Transport to Gorge from Bovec office
  • Photos
  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Fins
  • Neoprene suit
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Change of clothes
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
  • Snack

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