Soča Valley – From River to Sky

Published: 24.9.2020

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Soča Valley – From River to Sky

Soča Valley is one of the greatest Alpine outdoor destinations in Slovenia and Europe. In October, you can test your taste buds and hiking boots and experience as many as 40 hiking and gourmet treats in 4 weeks in Bovec, Kobarid, Tolmin, and Kanal.

Soča Valley – From River to Sky

In Soča Valley, autumn flows from the River to Sky. During the Hikers and Foodies Festive Weeks the whole of Slovenia joins in the celebration of magnificent views and delicacies.

40 hiking and gourmet treats in 4 weeks

Choose your ideal vacation with guided and self-guided tours. The Soča Valley Tourism and its co-organizers have prepared a whole lot of GPS experiences. You can join small groups on guided hikes and bike tours or equip yourself with GPX coordinates and explore the area on your own. Do not miss the opening of the Kanal-Brda part of the Juliana Trail. One of the most beautiful long-distance routes between the Alps and the Mediterranean will be given its 17th and 18th stage in Soča Valley. Take a look at the extensive, engaging program of guided hikes and explore the valley in a way that suits you best.

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Hiking trails intertwined with culinary delights

“The traditional hiking festival of Soča Valley is different this year. The hiking trails are intertwined with indulging culinary outposts. We have gone the extra mile to connect the local inns, restaurants and tourist farms in a joint program of guided hiking and cycling tours. The tours are enriched with autumn menus and local delights. On as many as eight hikes, attendees will be treated to a fresh frika (a traditional shepherd's treat) at the top. Special menus will be available at our caterers throughout the autumn in all four main tourist centers of Soča Valley,” says Janko Humar, the Soča Valley Tourist Board Managing Director.

The salt of Mediterranean in the Julian Alps above Soča River Hiking trails this autumn include unique culinary stops. “You can catch sea salt on the top of our mountain ridges in the Julian Alps” points out Ana Roš, known as the greatest chef of the Soča Valley region, Slovenian and World cuisine. This year, she has been crowned with two Michelin stars. Soča Valley is home to one of the most delicious Slovenian cheeses. Tolminc cow cheese and Bovec sheep cheese have been awarded European protected designation of origin. Restaurants, inns, and tourist farms in Bovec, Kobarid, Tolmin, and Kanal swear by their local food and rely on tradition. This autumn, don't forget to taste the most famous local specialties - from Kobarid štruklji to Tolmin frika with potatoes and cheese, from special donuts ‘buški kraf’ with dried pears, and čompe with cottage cheese, to chestnuts from Kanal.

Choose your Gourmet and Hiking Trails of the autumn. See you in Soča Valley!

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