The Soca valley is one of the nicest outdoor area’s in Europe. The valley got the title 'European Destination of Excellence'.
It offers a wide possibility for several outdoor sports on the ground, the water and in the air. For decades it is already known for it’s excellent flyfishing; the last years it also became a very popular area for paraglider, cycling and mountain biking. For all these activities the infrastructure is more and more developed.
There are several outdoor sport agencies who are offering tourists rafting and kayaking in the Soca river and also canyoning is popular. The Triglav National Park gives excellent possibilities for climbing, hiking and beautiful walks.
The area is also known for it’s energy trails with healing waters and natural bathing areas. There are a lot of remains of the first World War, several cultural, historical and archeological trails, excellent museums and the cultural towns Kobarid, Tolmin and Most na Soci. Especially in Kobarid you find good restaurants, one, www.hisafranko.com, belongs to the top in Europe.
For the warmer days the beaches, especially at the Nadiza and Idrica rivers, are offering warm and very clean swimming water.
At the Nadiza there are prepared beaches where also smaller children can play and swim safe. It has a lot of stunning beaches and places where you can find privacy and enjoy; the water is crystal-clear and absolutely clean.
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Many interesting day-trips are possible:
The caves of Postojna, the Idrija mining museum, the partisan hospital Franja, the cultural and historical path through Most na Soci, The Path of Peace, the Mengore church, the Kobarid Historical Trail, the area around Cepovan and Sentviska Gora, the wine area at Goriska Brda, a trip with the ski-lift in summer to Kanin near Bovec (2200 m high), the Trenta valley at Bovec, the Vrsic-pass with it’s 50 hair-pin bends, the Mangart Saddle by car, Bohinj, Bled, the beaches at Sistiana in Italy (70 km), Ljubljana, Triest, Venice ( 170 km) and much and much more.
Popular is Bohinj by (car) train: You can take the car train from Most na Soci to Bohinj (about 40 minutes). At Bohinj is the beautiful waterpark (swimmingpools) on walking distance from the train station.