I can definitely say canyoning is one of the best adventure activities I have ever tried. The thrill of rappelling and sliding down waterfalls and jumping into small pools is incredible!
The sun is shining and we are standing in the cozy town of Bovec. Here you will find a beautiful canyon with a lukewarm river surrounded by vertical cliffs. The spectacular Fratarica Canyon is ideal for canyoning as its hosts many fantastic places for adventure and jaw-dropping nature.
We parked in a small glade by a river, only one other car was parked here and no people in sight. I heard the birds singing and a wall of lush green forest on the opposite side of the river. This is our destination! We packed our gear - wetsuits, helmets and harness, and started to hike up along the stream into the dark green forest. The hike lasted about 30 minutes.
Our guide, Katja, was a warm, talkative and professional woman. We felt secure all the time next to her and had a blast sharing adventure tips around the world. Before each ledge Katja explained what we had to do. There are three different ways to get down this canyon - slide, jump or rapel. Sometimes we had two options and got to choose which one we preferred!
The first ledge was rappelling. When we were just about to start my stomach was full of butterflies! Shortly this changed into adrenaline and joy. It is such an amazing feeling to see the nature carve a natural playground with slides and jumps. I felt like a kid in a water park! The feelings were bubbling and we were having the time of our lives, climbing, rappelling and jumping from different heights into small pools of water. We finally reached the last waterfall, 48 meters! This was definitely challenging even though I’m not afraid of heights. Katja repelled us down and the water crushed down on my head so I almost couldn’t see.
This is easily the best adventure in Slovenia! There is something very exciting and satisfying with challenging yourself both physically and mentally. Canyoning is for beginners and experts so don’t be afraid to try this. If you ever visit Bovec, then there is no other way but to put Canyoning on your to-do list!
This was a half day trip and about 2 hours of canyoning. It is definitely worth the money and I really recommend Kata Adventure. Thank you so much for an amazing adventure!