Tourist Information Center:Tourist Information Center Bovec
Trg golobarskih žrtev 8
++386 5 389 6444
Height above sea level
beside a river; in the countryside; in the mountains
Average summer temperature:25 °C
Average winter temperature:3 °C
No. of sunny days per year:200
No. of rainy days per year:100
Between two gothic churches lies a square with typical Bovec houses
, friendly restaurants, shops, and hotels. Bovec
is a town just by Triglav National Park
and is the centre of the Upper Soča valley. You can find some unique villages in the land of Bovec: Srpenica
, Log Čezsoški
, Log pod Mangrtom
The earliest mention of Bovec
is from 1174, but the history of this area stretches much further back in time – to the Roman road through Predel
and to the finds from the early Iron Age. In the past for Bovec was important trade route between the port of Triest and Wienna that passed the town. Later, the Bovec area was affected by the first World War battles. Today you can follow the traces from that time on the Walks of Peace
Today, Bovec attracts especially with a wide array of sports activities
, for adrenaline junkies and those who just want to relax in the nature. The town’s upbeat rhythm is maintained by numerous sports agencies, all kinds of events, and the hospitable locals.
The valleys arround Bovec are a playground for all kinds of sports all year round.
In winter time the main attraction is the Kanin – Canin ski centre
, but arround Bovec there are pistes for cross country skiing
, and different sports agencies can take you on snow-shoe trips
From spring time to autumn there are several biking
and mountaineering trails
to be explored, horseback trips
to be taken, golf
games to be played and a wide array of different white-water sports
on the Soča river
to choose from.
The small sports airfield
just by Bovec is interesting for paragliders
all year round.
In Bovec, there are several traditional events and festivals
. To mention just the bigger and traditional ones:
- Festival Kluže:
Is a festival of performing arts. There are concerts, several drama plays for adults and children. It takes place in July and August in different places arround Bovec, but especially in the Kluže Fortress. The programme of the Festival can be seen here: www.kluze.net/festival-kluze
- Bovec Thursday Evenings
and Folklore Evenings
begin in July, after the International Folklore Meeting
which takes place in late June. On The Thursday Evenings there is a different concert each time and on Folklore Evenings there are singing and dancing performances of the local folklore group. All events take place in Bovec main square. More information: www.Bovec.si
- Čomparska noč
can be translated into »potato night«. This is a folklore and entertaining event. Here you can try the local dish čompe an skuta
, potatoes with cottage-cheese. The event takes place in Bovec on a weekend nearest to the 15th of August. More information: www.Bovec.si
- Ekološki spust po Soči
, the Eco descent down the Soča river, takes place every year after the main summer season on the Soča river has ended. Everyone can join and help clean the Soča river
and it's surroundings to preserve them for the future generations. It normally takes place on one of the weekends in the first part of October. More information on organizer's web page: www.SocaRafting.si
- Bovec Outdoor Film Festival
is all about (extreme) sports and nature. Along with the Film Festival takes place also the Festival of snow sculptures
. The festivals usually take place in the last week of December. For more information about the Festivals: http://www.Boff.si/?lang=en
- Freeride battle
normally takes place in early March on Mt. Kanin ski area
, just by the ski slopes. It is a competition of freeride skiers and snowboarders. For more information: http://www.FreerideBattle.com/?lang=en
takes place every Easter Monday on Mt. Kanin ski area.
On this day gather old-time skiers
from all arround and try to compete between themselves and show their skills in skiing the old way. It is usually very interesting and entertaining. More information: www.Bovec.si
Bovec – Ljubljana 135 km
Bovec – Bled 90 km
Bovec – Kranjska gora 45 km
Bovec – Nova Gorica 75 km
Bovec – Udine 65 km Railway
Tarvisio Boscoverde Railway Station, Italy 30 km
Most na Soči Railway Station 42 km Bus
: Bus carrier Avrigo
operates bus services between Ljubljana
and Nova Gorica
several times a day.
In summer, buses also run to Kranjska Gora
More information: http://www.ap-ljubljana.si/eng/ Airplane
boasts one of the most beautiful sports airfields in an Alpine setting.
It is an increasingly popular spot for domestic and international tourist flights.
Major international airports like Ljubljana
airports are only about 100 km
: The rapids and emerald green waters of the Soča
, a true Alpine beauty, offer great fun and joy to many zealous kayakers, canoeists and rafters from around the globe.
Unspoilt nature, fresh mountain air, and gurgling river are a real treat for the body and soul. No vehicles allowed
: Numerous waymarked scenic walking routes around Bovec
afford relaxation and admiration of the pristine mountain landscape.
Mountain bikers too are well provided for, as there are many waymarked cycling routes and trails for any skill level, including downhill.