What is canyoning?

Canyoning (known as canyoneering in the U.S.) is traveling in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include other outdoor activities such as walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, abseiling (rappelling), and swimming.Although hiking down a canyon that is non-technical, (canyon hiking) is often referred to as canyoneering, the terms canyoning and canyoneering are more often associated with technical descents — those that require abseils (rappels) and ropework, technical climbing or down-climbing, technical jumps, and/or technical swims.” more info

There are several canyons located in the valley of Bovec, and within a short driving distance there are also a few canyons in Italy.

We offer tours for participants with different levels of experience (starting from zero) with professional tuition. Every canyoning tour begins with a walking tour where you can take some expansive views on the river valley.

Throughout the tour you’ll encounter waterfalls, fast-flowing water, and pounding cascades. The drops are done either by jumping into the deep, foaming, blue pools or by using abseil/rappel techniques (help is ensured by our expert guides).

  • Provided equipment

    neoprene wetsuit, neoprene shoes, helmet, harness

  • Equipment what is required

    bathing suit, towel (optional: NOT cotton lycra&thermals), in case of cold weather: cap and warm clothes

  • Meeting point

    At our base, at CernaOvca Bar and Sport Center

  • Departures

    9 am and 2 pm

  • Number of participants

    between 1st of July and 10th of September: minimum 2 person;
    other period of the season: minimum 6 person

  • How the trip goes

    Introduction and get equipped
    Transport to the canyon
    Changing and walking up
    Briefing
    Canyoning
    Changing
    Transport back

  • Safety

    Safety is the most important on every trip. Our guides are professional, and licenced regionally and internationally as well. During the trip the whole group is going together. Before every jump slide or descent your guide is going to explain how to succeed safely. For safety reasons you must pay attention and follow your guides instructions.

Susec

Allow: 2-3 h in the canyon +transfer

Walking up: 20-30 minute

Highest waterfall: 12 m

Difficulty: moderately difficult

Minimum age: 8 years

Price: 46 €/person

Kozjak

Allow: 3-5 h in the canyon +transfer

Walking up: 30-40 minute

Highest waterfall: 18 m

Difficulty: difficult

Minimum age: 16 years

Price: 83 €/person

Fratarica

Allow: 3-5 h in the canyon +transfer

Walking up: 30-40 minute

Highest waterfall: 50 m

Difficulty: difficult

Minimum age: 16 years

Price: 83 €/person

Sušec

The Sušec canyon is within a 15-minute scenic drive from Bovec. After changing in the parking lot of Sušec, the trek begins with an 30-minute approach to the canyon start, where everyone will suit up. After a comprehensive safety briefing our expert guides will teach you how to master your progression down the canyon.

Nature is with us, as the first few waterfalls are short (1-2 meter high) where you can focus on skill-learning with the first jumps/slides. While progressing through the canyon the waterfalls are becoming higher (up to 8 meter high).

Every cliff or waterfall has special characteristics that our experienced guides will explain to you, so your jump/slide would be safe. In case you felt that a certain challenge is not for you, you could just walk along the riverside and enjoy the sight of the pure nature. The tour ends at the parking lot where we change and head back to Bovec.

Allow 3.5-4 hours base to base – with 2-2.5 hours spent in the canyon. The walking tour takes 20-30 minutes.

Kozjak

For this tour previous canyoning experience is desirable, if you have no experience you can join us on the Sušec canyon to gain confidence and skills with professional tuition.

The trip starts with a 30-minute drive passing through the picturesque sights of the valley to Kobarid. You’ll set off on foot, and after a 30-minute walk up the hills, it’s time for the serious adventure and excitement to begin. As you start your descent through the canyon, you’ll progress through waterfalls that are up to 8-meter high. The most prominent feature is a 18-meter waterfall at the very end of the tour. This drop can done with either a jump into the deep, foaming, blue pool or with an abseil/rappel. The return to the parking lot is along the Kozjak river.

For those who get hungry after the canyoning mission, we highly recommend the ‘Lazar Camping’ pancake house who offer the highly praised homemade sweet and salty pancakes in the area.

Allow 5-6 hours base to base – with approx. 2-5 hours spent in the canyon. The walking tour takes about 30-40 minutes.

Fratarica

Although no experience is required, this canyon is suited to people that have a decent level of fitness and a sense of adventure, so we recommend you to join us on the Sušec canyon first. The Fratarica canyon is part of the Triglav National Park and it is worthily one of the most popular spots of Slovenia.

It is a 15-minute drive away from Bovec, near Log pod Mangartom. At the parking lot we will gear you up in all the equipment provided. During the walking tour you’ll find yourself in harmony with the spectacular environment, then after the safety briefing you’ll suit up and get ready for your canyoning mission. It’ll be packed with exciting jumps, slides and abseils/rappels. The unique feature of this canyon is the nearly 50-meter high Parabola waterfall where you can optionally abseil/rappel.

The waterfalls are 2-15 meter high.

Allow 4-6 hours base to base – with 2.5-5 hours spent in the canyon. The walking tour takes 30-40 minutes.