Slovenia is a wonderful paddling destination. The Soča river is very popular and famous for its beautiful scenery and crystal clear water. With purpose built launching and egress points for kayakers, it is one of the best rivers in Europe to paddle.
We will be flying out to Slovenia and then driving to Bovec, nestled in the Julian Alps. All of the equipment and luggage is driven out by van and we hire a minibus in Slovenia to provide transport to the rivers. We will stay in a comfortable self-catered chalet in shared rooms (2-3 beds) in Bovec, only 10 minutes drive away from Slovenia’s finest white water, the Soča river. The trip will include some whitewater safety training and various grades and sections of the Soča.
The Soča has a wide range of grades along the way and we tend to paddle short sections of one grade at a time, making it accessible to a variety of paddlers (the one shown above is at the tougher end of the scale). We can also arrange other activities through our contacts in Slovenia including mountain biking, rafting, canyoneering, tubing, hiking and sightseeing. We would recommend that you are at Whitewater Award / 3* ability (or training towards it) to paddle the river in a kayak.
A van will take the boats and luggage to Slovenia and the rest of the group will fly to Venice and then travel by hirecar to the accommodation. Places can be reserved with a £150 deposit – there are just 15 spaces available. Re-scheduled from 2020 & 2021 due to Covid-19.
Trip Date: 12 – 19 June 2022 (dates may suit students after GCSE / A Level exams)
Purpose of Trip: Whitewater Paddling, Recreational, Sightseeing, Fitness
Minimum Ability Level: Good level White Water Award / 3 Star with 30 hours whitewater experience.
Equipment: Free use of Club boats and your own whitewater equipment. You should have all of your own whitewater specific clothing and equipment.
Cost: £450 for PCC members or £470 (for non-members over 18 only) plus flights. Cost includes all transport (except UK and flights) accommodation, kayak and luggage transport, catering and coaching. A £150 deposit secures your place. Two evening meals will be at your own expense at a nearby restaurant.
Bookings shut: 6 weeks before the trip date or when full
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