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    Water activities on the rivers

    Kayak. Canoe. Canyoning. Rafting. Timber rafting. Hydrospeed. Swimming. Perhaps fishing? Fly fishing? Our rivers beckon you.

    Slovenia’s relief is criss-crossed with rivers and streams, and in heavy precipitation, many torrents form on steep hillsides, too. Slovenia’s longest river, the River Sava, has two sources and white waters in its upper current. The source of the River Sava Dolinka is nestled between the Karavanke Alps and the Julian Alps, at Zelenci. The source of the other arm of the river, the River Sava Bohinjka, is the Savica Waterfall. Both are popular destinations for wild water adventures: rafting, kayaking, canyoning, hydrospeed.

     

    In addition to the Savica Waterfall, Slovenia has more than 300 other permanent waterfalls, ten of which are taller than 100 metres. Explore them!

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    Rivers as wild as your character

    The River Soča! This glacial emerald beauty is a paradise for exciting water adventures. So grab an oar! Rafts, kayaks, and canoes are beckoning you. Or put on your wetsuit and bravely head to canyons. Canyoning provides a true adrenaline rush to even the greatest sports enthusiasts. It combines climbing, swimming, diving, and hiking. Do you dare slide down into a 10-metre deep pool? We recommend the canyons of the Sušec and Kozjak streams.

     

    If you’re looking for a good dose of adrenaline, hydrospeed is ideal for you. This experience that lets you take a small vessel into your hands to navigate the river is extremely exciting. May it also be safe! Don’t go down white waters without an experienced guide or suitable equipment!

     

    The River Savinja also has white waters and an abundance of adrenaline-filled experiences. The source of this river is in one of the most beautiful Alpine glacial valleys in this part of Europe, in the Logar Valley located in the Kamnik and Savinja Alps. Try rafting, kayaking, hydrospeed, or canyoning.

     

    Rafting or calmer water adventures can also be enjoyed on the rivers Idrijca, Kolpa, Krka, Drava, and Mura.

    Go with the flow or dive into it!

    Does your everyday life have enough adrenaline? Do you just want to go with the flow and free yourselves from everyday worries? The rivers Drava, Mura, and Krka will all take your breath away with their beauty and heritage. We recommend timber rafting or fishing.

     

    You can enjoy yourselves in the River Kolpa or right next to it. It’s pleasant for swimming in the summer and calm enough for anyone to enjoy water sports. The River Nadiža in the Soča Valley is also ideal for cooling off on hot summer days.

     

    Have you heard of losing or disappearing streams?

    Losing streams are rivers that come up to the surface multiple times and then go underground again. The most famous one is the River Ljubljanica, which flows through the capital city of Ljubljana. Explore the Ljubljana Marshes in a canoe, or on a stand-up paddle board, an activity that has been gaining popularity recently.

     

    Losing streams are just one of the karst phenomena typical for the Slovenian Karst region. We recommend that the bravest visitors explore karst caves by navigating the subterranean water bodies using oars. Proper equipment and professional guidance are mandatory!

    Top 5

    Top waterfalls

    Peričnik Falls

    Just a few kilometres from Mojstrana, on your way to the Vrata Valley, you can find the mighty Peričnik Falls. It is made up of an upper and a lower waterfall. The height of the upper is 16 metres, while the lower waterfall with a height of 52 metres is one of Slovenia's tallest. It’s interesting because we can also see it from behind, as the path takes us between the rock face and the falling water. It’s very rich in water, especially in the spring and autumn. The rocks surrounding the falls are slippery, so visitors should be careful, even though the path leading to the falls is easy. The path leading up to the smaller, 16-metre waterfall is steeper and more difficult. The view of the falls is the most spectacular in the winter, when the entire rock face at the falls freezes and ice plates and icicles are formed.

    Rinka Waterfall

    In the shelter of the stunning Logar Valley in the Kamnik and Savinja Alps, you can visit the Rinka Waterfall. It was made by the River Savinja, which falls across a 105-metre-high reddish rock face, thus forming one of the tallest waterfalls in Slovenia. Because of the long fall, the water disperses into small droplets in the air, which creates a beautiful view and provides pleasant refreshment. There is a small pool at the bottom of the waterfall. The waterfall is easily accessible, it's only a 15-minute walk from the nearest car park using a well-maintained easy path. In the summer, the waterfall is admired by hikers and tourists. If temperatures are low enough, the waterfall freezes in the winter. This is when mountain climbers take on the challenge of climbing on the ice.

    Martuljek Falls

    At the foot of Mt Špik, in the village of Gozd Martuljek in the Julian Alps, visitors can find Martuljek Falls. The Upper Martuljek Waterfall is at the source of the Martuljek stream, which falls across a mighty 110-metre rock face. Just beneath it is the Lower Martuljek Waterfall, which falls over a 50-metre rock face. At first, the path to the falls is relatively easy. However, as you approach the falls, it becomes steeper and more difficult, and you even have to climb in some parts near the Upper Martuljek Waterfall, so suitable hiking footwear is mandatory.

    Boka Waterfall

    The mightiest and most water-rich waterfall in Slovenia is the Boka Waterfall, which is located in the Soča Valley, not far from Bovec. Its height is a staggering 106 metres and its width is no less than 18 metres. In late spring, when the snow begins to melt on Mt Kanin, the Boka Waterfall is magnificent, and at times the power of water is quite awe-inspiring. The waterfall can be seen from the Bovec–Kobarid road. If you’d like to see it close up, you can visit a vantage point that offers a beautiful view of the waterfall. You’ll need about 30 minutes for a moderate hike from the car park to the vantage point, and we recommend that you use appropriate hiking footwear. A well-maintained path also takes you close to the source of the Boka stream. Its upper part is quite steep and is close to a precipice, so make sure you are careful, in good condition, and have suitable footwear.

    Kozjak Waterfall

    This waterfall can be found in the Posočje region, just a stone's throw away from Kobarid, and it’s considered to be one of Slovenia's most beautiful waterfalls. The Kozjak Stream runs through multiple pools, falls across six waterfalls, and flows into the River Soča near Kobarid. No paths have been made to lead you to the four higher-lying waterfalls. A dedicated path only takes you to the two lower-lying waterfalls: the Kozjak Waterfall, the height of which is no less than 15 metres, and the 8-metre-high Mali Kozjak Waterfall. Access is possible from the Kobarid–Drežnica road, near the Kozjak Waterfall turn-off. The path will first take you across meadows and through the forest, and then across a stone bridge from 1895. Continue across wooden footbridges with galleries. The picturesque Kozjak Waterfall is hidden in a cavern surrounded with steep walls, with a beautiful turquoise pool at the bottom.

    Savica Waterfall

    The Savica Waterfall in the Bohinj Valley is certainly one of the most famous and well-visited waterfalls among Slovenians. It was written about in the epic poems of Slovenia’s greatest poet, France Prešeren. The water flow, which is the strongest in the spring and autumn, follows the shape of the letter A. A smaller branch of the falling water falls into a pool 25 metres below, while the height of the large branch is 78 metres. You can reach the waterfall on a short dedicated footpath in 20 minutes, and a path maintenance fee is paid before using the path.

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