Dear visitors and friends of the Soča River, welcome,

We would like to help each and every one of you realize your enthusiasm for the Soča River and its affluents. There is more than enough space and opportunities for everyone.

When the water level is above 40 m³/s, measured at the measuring station Log Čezsoški – Soča, we do not recommend sailing downstream.

Rules for Navigating the River:

Our goal is to ensure everyone can use the river safely and enjoyably. We can only attain this by diligently following the rules written in the Ordinance Determining the Navigating Regime on the Soča and Koritnica Rivers.

  • The Soča River may be navigated from 15 March to 31 October from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • All activities conducted either in, on or by the Soča River are undertaken at your own risk.

  • Navigating under the influence of psychotropic substances and in a psychophysical condition that prevents safe navigation is strictly forbidden.

  • Access to the river is allowed only at specifically marked entry and exit points.

  • In order to use the entry and exit points, the user must have a valid permit.

  • Camping outside the dedicated campsites is not allowed.

Useful Tips:

The Soča is a cold Alpine river with a steep gradient and a significant level of difficulty in some places. It can prove perilous for inexperienced visitors, which is why we recommend the following:

  • Please check that you are acquainted with the dangerous sections and areas where navigation is strictly forbidden. Please consider whether you know the river and its characteristics well enough and do not underestimate them.

  • Make sure you are acquainted with all the urgent information necessary for safely navigating the river.

  • Please consider whether you are sufficiently qualified to navigate the Soča River and do not overestimate your capabilities. We recommend you hire qualified and experienced local guides.

  • Make sure you carefully check the safety and adequacy of your craft. Only venture onto the river with all the necessary equipment.

  • Think about your safety and the safety of others.

We recommend you use the following protective equipment:

  • Helmet

  • Swimming vest

  • Neoprene suit

  • Neoprene shoes

  • Anorak

  • Rescue rope (at least 15 m)

  • First Aid Kit

  • Knife

Enjoy your stay in our parts.

Bovec, Kobarid and Tolmin Municipalities

You can buy permits at all tourist information centres. Also available from all larger tourist service providers.