Soča Valley's de facto capital, Bovec offers plenty for adventure-sports enthusiasts. With the Julian Alps above, the Soča River below and Triglav National Park all around, you could spend a week here hiking, kayaking, mountain biking and, in winter, skiing at Kanin, Slovenia’s highest ski station, without ever doing the same thing twice.
The centre is Trg Golobarskih Žrtev, one of the few named streets in town. Actually, it’s a long square that forms the main east–west drag and runs northward to the neo-Romanesque church of St Urh. Buses stop down the side street next to Mercator in Mala Vas.
Bovec destination guides
Walking in the Julian Alps
A superb walk through the Julian Alps of Slovenia with an option to ascend Mt Triglav, Slovenia's highest mountain