“Soča, you are the beautiful daughter of the mountains”. That is how the famous Slovenian poet Simon Gregorčič described the Slovenian river Soča, which impresses everyone with its emerald colour and picturesque surroundings.
Its water flows across waterfalls, small waterfalls, and cascades as well as through narrow rocky gorges, and along the way, it has carved surprising canyons and pools. For a lot of visitors, Soča is one of the most amazing rivers in Europe. It is especially popular amongst people who enjoy fishing, rafting, canoeing, and other outdoor activities.
This tour allows you to explore the Soča River on the bike in its middle part from Bovec to Nova Gorica. You’ll be cycling to some of the most beautiful natural attractions enjoying the view of the emerald river. Among other things, you can try the local culinary specialties and see the heritage of WW1.
In order to ensure that you will have the best time of your life and an easier time cycling, we have organized transfers with a van or train. The tour is also suitable for children from the age of 12.
During our 3-day cycling trip through Soča Valley you will visit:
- Tolmin and Tolmin gorges
- Bovec – the main centre for outdoor activities in upper Soča Valley
- Kobarid with its famous WW1 museum and the centre of local cuisine in the valley
- Most na Soči with its lake and the famous steam boat Lucija
- Nova Gorica, Slovenian Las Vegas and the city of roses
- Kostanjevica monastery with the tombs of Bourbons
- Boka and Kozjak waterfalls
Total length: 101km
Total ascent: + 1100m
Total descent: -1300m
Difficulty: Light Moderate
Duration: 3 days
|PRICE||From 299.- EUR per person (with a min. of 2 persons). For details please see bellow.|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Daily arrivals are possible from March 15 to November 15 2020|
Prices in 2020
In EUR per person with a min. of 2 persons.
Hotel Dvorec Tolmin 3*
|Season 2020||Double room|
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- Additional charge for single room use: 60 EUR.
- Additional charge if only one person is travelling: 100 EUR (payable in addition to the single room surcharge).
- Additional night in hotel Dvorec Tolmin 3*, per person per night, in a double room, HB 69 EUR. Single room 99 EUR.
- Transfer cost according to the price list – please see section Arrival at your destination bellow.
- Rental touring bike: 79 EUR, hybrid bike: 130 EUR, electric bike: 180 EUR
- Third adult person in the room – 10%; both on basic price.
- Child, ages 0-6 (sharing a room with 1 full paying adult) – 100%
Arrival at your destination:
Slovenia is easily accessible as it is well-connected with the European network of motorways, railway lines and airports. More info on Getting To and Around Slovenia
- By car:
Slovenia is easily accessible and offers a good network of roads. Across the Tauern-motorway (A10) to Villach, than forward on the motorway (A2) direction Tarvisio-Italy. From there you enter to Slovenia on the road SS54 overpassing the Predil pass. In Slovenia you follow road 203 through Soča valley til you reach Tolmin.
- By bus & train:
Bus: Slovenia is connected with the following bus companies Euro, Touring and Flixbus. The majority have a stopover in Jesenice or Bled. From there you can take a train to Most na Soči, takes ca.1,5 Hour.
Train: several international trains arrive in Slovenia on a daily basis. The closest station is in Most na Soči. Train Station Most na Soči (ca. 4 km away from Tolmin) is directly on the railway connection München – Jesenice – Nova Gorica. Time table on www.slo-zeleznice / www.oebb./ www.deutschebahn / www.trenitalia.com.
From the train station you can take a taxi, the local bus (pay directly to the driver) or contact us to organise private transportation (see table for prices).
- By aeroplane:
Several airlines offer flights to Slovenia. Airport Ljubljana-Brnik (ca. 90 km away from Tolmin) , Airport Venice Marco Polo (ca. 170 km) or Airport Ronchi dei Legionari Trieste (ca. 70 km). Upon request we can organize a transfer. More on To Slovenia by air.
Prices for transfer in one direction per person, with a min. of 2 persons
Arrival by bus/train/aeroplane
|Ljubljana/airport – Tolmin||€80|
|Ljubljana – Tolmin||€95|
|Train station Most na Soči – Tolmin||€10|
|Trieste Airport – Tolmin||€65|
|Venice Marco Polo Airport – Tolmin||€110|
The tour is light moderate. The tour is suitable for children from the age of 12.
Private transfer or electric bicycles are available for less-experienced cyclists. More info on Difficulty levels in FAQ.
Day 1: Arrival and a Round tour Tolmin
First you can settle in your accommodation (hotel Dvorec 3*) in Tolmin. It is located approximately in the middle of Soča Valley, therefore it is a great starting point for cycling in all directions. Today you’ll be driving on a shorter stage from Tolmin through the confluence of river Soča and Tolminka. On the Round tour Tolmin you will visit the famous Tolmin Gorges with the Devil’s bridge and Dante’s cave. The Tolmin gorges are also the lowest and for many the beautiest entry point into the picturesque Triglav National Park.
Route detail: ca. 13 km, + 120 m / – 120m
Day 2: Bovec - Tolmin
Morning transfer to Bovec. A small town in upper Soča Valley is a great starting point for outdoor activities. Especially popular are rafting, kayak and canoe, canyoning, etc. Our tour goes along the Soča River to Kobarid and finished in Tolmin. This is the most beautiful part of Soča, because it offers a lot of rapids and pools. Along the way, you can also admire the Boka waterfall with the biggest flow rate in Slovenia and the idyllic Kozjak waterfall. In Kobarid you can learn more about the history of the 1st. WW and try local cuisine.
Route detail: ca. 37 km, + 206m / – 474m
Day 3: Nova Gorica – Kanal – Tolmin
The first part of the journey will lead you from Tolmin to the town Most na Soči. There you’ll take a train to Nova Gorica, known as slovenian Las Vegas. We highly recommend a visit the tombs of the last bourbons and a garden with bourbon roses in Kostanjevica manastery. After a short stroll and a coffee in the city of roses you will cycle past the Solkan Bridge, which is known for the longest stone arch in the world. Cycling on the new cycle lane along the Soča River you will arrive to the small town Kanal ob Soči. There you will be able to enjoy the stunning view of the surrounding nature and the famous bridge from which every year a diving competition takes place.
Route detail: ca. 42 km, + 684m / – 578m
Day 4: Departure
Individual departure or possibility of extending your stay in Slovenia.
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Presentation of the accommodation:
Hotel Dvorec is situated in the town centre of Tolmin. It provides an excellent starting point for relaxation and recreational activities in Soča valley.
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