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Via Ferrata in Bovec: Top Outdoor Adventures Awaiting You

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From the peaks of the Julian Alps to the forests, rivers and lakes of Triglav National Park, a Via ferrata trip around Bovec is the best way to see them all!

Bovec is a small town in northwestern Slovenia, very close to the border with Italy. Nestled in the beautiful Soca Valley, it’s the ideal place to head for an adventure in nature, enjoying the turquoise waters of the Soca river and the majestic peaks of this section of Triglav National Park. Montaz (2754 m) —the second highest peak in the Julian Alps after Mt Triglav— and Mount Mangart (2679 m) are two big attractions for mountain lovers. Both of these peaks have amazing via ferrata routes. In the case of Mt Mangart, there’s a via ferrata in the Slovenian side and another one in the Italian side. This is a great opportunity of reaching the summits of two major peaks in the Julian Alps, while enjoying an extraordinary mountain landscape! Take a pick from our selection of Via ferrata trips in Bovec – the hills are calling!

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FAQs: Via Ferrata in Slovenia

What should I know about Via Ferrata Slovenia?

Bovec, in Northwestern Slovenia, is a veritable outdoor activity paradise, as its alluring landscape dotted with mountains, rivers and valleys provides ample opportunity to indulge in active pursuits.

Be sure to come prepared and enjoy a Via ferrata trip, one of the best ways to see this glorious region.

Some of the famous sights and areas to discover include the towering peaks of the Julian Alps, the awe-inspiring scenery of Triglav National Park, and the Soca River, with its exquisite colours and water sports-friendly rapids.

The weather is almost perfect throughout summer, but can get very cold in the Winter, so please pack appropriately in order to maximise your enjoyment.

Why should I choose Slovenia for my Via Ferrata adventure?

Hidden Gem

Nestled in between its more illustrious and famous neighbors of Italy, Croatia and Austria, Slovenia is full of stunning scenery and landscapes that offer something to all outdoor lovers. Some of the Via ferrata routes on offer around Bovec are truly spectacular, with sweeping, panoramic views of mountains and valleys the norm.

Beautiful Scenery

Some of the idyllic and tranquil nooks and crannies to stumble across in Bovec are a sight to behold, as they are full of vivid, evocative colours and picture-perfect backdrops. The photo opportunities are endless, and it is a part of the world that not many people get to see, and is thus relatively unspoiled.

The Culture

Although Slovenia was a part of the former Yugoslavia, its culture is also heavily influenced by Central Europe, due to its close proximity to Italy and Austria, and herein lies the countries delightful melting pot of traditions and routines. Bovec is especially at the heart of all this, due to its extremely close proximity to Italy.

What can I expect from the weather during my Via Ferrata trip in Slovenia?

Pleasant outdoor weather from April to October (up to mid-20's celsius) but then very cold from November to March, especially overnight when temperatures go below 0 degrees celsius. Infrequent rain all year round.

Which language is predominantly spoken in the Slovenia region?

Slovenian

What currency is accepted around Slovenia?

Euro

How can I get to Slovenia?

Flights to Ljubljana from most major international hubs, and then onward buses/cars to Bovec.

What's the country code for the Slovenia region?

+386

When is the best time to travel to Slovenia for Via Ferrata?

April to October as the weather is at its most pleasant for outdoor activities.

What people are saying about Via Ferrata | Bovec

Helen

5.00

Brilliant day of adventure. Blaz is an excellent guide, we felt really safe the whole time. Plus he was full of knowledge about the local area. I would recommend him to anyone, especially if you have kids.

Elizabeth

5.00

We had a fabulous trip with Blaz. Highly recommend it. No mean feat to inspire our 9, 14 and 17 year olds at the same time and leave us all feeling well exercised and challenged. The early start (rejected 5am offer in favour of the more relaxed 6am!) meant even the grumpy 14 year old learned the benefits of climbing up to the beginning of the actual via ferrata before the heat set in. Breakfast up a mountain looking down on the cloud filled valleys at 8am was a real treat. But then the proper fun began. Roped together and often secured to the rocks with carabiners on the fixed wires, we climbed up gulleys and along rock faces that we could not possibly have tackled without Blaz's encouraging leadership. Along the way he delighted the boys with tales of Slovenian history and had constant stories to distract our young daughter. His photos provide a great reminder of the day (ok, long morning) and meant we didn't need to worry about cameras, and he and Igor (our second guide) made very good company over a well earned cuppa and pancakes at the Vrisic pass cafe at the end. Not cheap, but well worth it. We'll be back.

Mike

5.00

Blaz is the perfect guide. He kept us safe and made us feel comfortable on 4 very different via ferratas. He allowed us to climb at the limit we were comfortable with. His knowledge of history and landmarks was amazing. We enjoyed his company so much that he is the only guide I would consider on a return visit. Thanks Blaz for two great days of climbing!

Bart

4.00

the booking, getting the trip planned was not that easy. it's easier to contact the guide directly by phone or whatsapp

Molly

5.00

Blas was great! He was really patient with us amateurs, never rushed us and even on the way down the mountain constantly slowed dow/stopped to allow everyone to catch up. For 2 people in our group Ferratas are new and they both fell in love with it! We will definitely be back and can’t wait to have Blas as our guide again!

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