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FULL-DAY SUP ADVENTURE IN THE SOČA VALLEY

VISIT THE REMOTE EMERALD VALLEY AND TRY OUT THE BEST SUMMER ACTIVITY!

The Soča Valley is a jewel of Slovenia and a must-see for outdoor enthusiasts. The Emerald River flowing through it will undoubtedly take your breath away! It is hardly surprising that the famous Slovenian poet Simon Gregorčič wrote a poem about it.

A full-day escape exploring the secret currents of the Soča River, hiking to the #MustSee waterfall and gorge, catching a glimpse of the mighty Alpine highlands and tasting traditional Slovenian cuisine from the Gorenjska region. A perfect tour for an outdoor enthusiast!

The Soča River is the most stunning SUP location in Slovenia! We will avoid the seething rapids of the Upper Soča Valley and visit a very calm area where you will experience a true paddle-boarding paradise! We will combine paddle-boarding with hiking and visiting the highlights of the Soča Valley and make the most of our day!

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Best Activity in Ljubljana - SUP tour
DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF THE EMERALD RIVER!

1. GETTING TO KNOW STAND-UP PADDLE-BOARDING

The SUP tour starts with an introductory briefing on paddle-boarding and instructions on how to stand on the board. In the introductory course, you will get to know the SUP gear, paddle-boarding techniques and learn step by step how to find your balance on the board. Do not be afraid of falling into the cold Soča River. We will give you a short wetsuit and a really large and stable SUP board. And just so you know – our survival statistics is 99%. 😉

2. HAVING FUN ON THE BOARD

When you will feel comfortable on the board, we will glide under the famous bridge and end our experience in the narrow but gorgeous Idrijca River. It is a lot warmer than the Soča River, so it will make you want to jump in, refresh yourself and maybe even try some yoga poses on the board!

The many, fast-changing faces of the river and the secrets waiting behind every corner will definitely take you by surprise. We will pass the narrow passage and glide past the cliffs to where the canyon finally ends. You will slowly realize that paddle-boarding is a unique way to observe nature from a different perspective – a truly magical experience!

3. VISITING THE ENTIRE SOČA VALLEY

After enjoying a healthy snack, our exploration of the Soča Valley continues with driving through the valley, taking a short hike to the gorgeous Kozjek waterfall, making a quick stop at the Korita Gorge and marvelling at the rock formation “Ajdovska deklica” or the Heathen Maiden before we finally reach the top of Vršič Mountain Pass. You will spend the entire day in the embrace of the highest Alps in Slovenia and taste traditional dishes, such as “ajdovi žganci” or buckwheat porridge, goulash with polenta, apple or sweet cottage cheese strudel, “potica” the Slovenian sweet bread etc. On the way back to Ljubljana, we will be treated to a beautiful display of sunset-kissed mountains, Škrlatica and Špik.

4. CAPTURING MEMORABLE MOMENTS

You will not forget this experience! We will capture special moments with our GoPro camera and send you the photos after the tour!

TOUR TIMETABLE:
  • 7:30 AM: pick up at your accommodation;
  • 10 AM–1.30 PM: stand-up paddle-boarding tour on the Soča River, swimming, SUP games, light snack;
  • 2 PM–3 PM: hike to the Kozjek waterfall;
  • 3:45 PM–4:15 PM: relaxing at the Korita Gorge;
  • 5 PM–6 PM: dinner at the Vršič Mountain pass;
  • 8 PM: arriving back to Ljubljana.

Please note: the programme can change slightly according to the weather forecast.

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Trip Advisor Excellence - Bananaway SUP tour

We had really fun time with Spela and Iris exploring lake Bled, Soca valley and Ljubljana city centre.We learned some new skills while experiencing Slovenia's emerald-green and crystal clear waters on a SUP board.Both Spela and Iris are really nice and professional instructors.Thanks for the great days we had!

Eeva Matildah
Where can I leave my stuff?

You can leave your backpack and valuable stuff in Bananaway van, which will be parked in a safe area near the beach.

What should I wear?

Something comfortable, for example a T-shirt and shorts. Swimming suits are a must in summer time.

In spring and autumn it can get a little chilly so we recommend wearing a hoodie or something to keep you warm. The Soča River is quite cold and, just in case, we will give you a short wetsuit.

What should I bring?

We recommend a change of clothes, a towel, comfortable shoes for hiking, a sweater, sunscreen, smile and positive energy!

A bottle of water and some snacks because we will not stop for food until afternoon.

Who will guide a tour?

The SUP tours are guided by an experienced ASI certified SUP instructor. Because we are trying to provide an all-inclusive and pleasant stand-up paddle-boarding experience, we use very stable Red Paddle Co boards that are perfectly suited for beginners or stand-up paddle-boarders with little experience.

Who can attend the tour?

The sightseeing tours are not physically demanding and are suitable for anyone who knows how to swim, even without any prior knowledge of stand-up paddle-boarding.

Do you wish to wear a life jacket? Just let us know before the tour.

What about children?

They are welcome, of course! They simply adore stand-up paddle-boarding!

Children over 12 years of age can join us on their own SUP board, whereas younger kids can sit at the front of their (experienced) parent’s board where they will enjoy the experience as much as if they were holding the paddle themselves.

For their safety, children will wear life jackets.

What happens if the weather is bad?

Ensuring the safety of paddle-boarders is our number one priority. We can take you paddle-boarding in sunny and cloudy weather, but not in case of heavy rain or strong wind.

If due to a bad weather forecast the SUP tour cannot be rescheduled for the afternoon or next day, we will give you a full refund. Cancellation and refund policy.

What is included in package?
  • introductory paddle-boarding course;
  • SUP equipment (Red Paddle SUP board, paddle, safety leash);
  • professional guide who is an experienced and certified ASI instructor;
  • 2 hours long SUP experience in Most na Soči;
  • transport from Ljubljana;
  • short wetsuit in case you will need one in spring or autumn;
  • memories captured on a GoPro during the stand-up paddle-boarding tour.
Price & optional extras

Adults: EUR 130

Children and youth (aged up to 17): EUR 110

MINIMUM NUMBER OF PADDLE-BOARDERS: 2

In case no one books the tour on your chosen day, we can organize it only for you at an additional charge of EUR 110.

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