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Pust in Log pod Mangartom

Pust is a cultural festival celebrated 40 days before Easter. In every village, town and city locals dress up in masks and costumes and parade in the streets. All the different regions of Slovenia have their own Pust traditions, customs and characters. In the village Log pod Mangartom this parade is organized by Pustno društvo Mangrt.

A day in winter fairytale – a day in Log pod Mangartom

Log pod Mangartom lies in Loška Koritnica valley in the Triglav National Park. The valley is surrounded by 15 peaks with an elevation of over 2.000 m, giving it a unique atmosphere and making it an attractive starting point for hikers. Log pod Mangartom is a picturesque, small village nestling under mt. Mangart. The village comprises two adjoining settlements: Spodnji Log (Lower Log) and Zgornji Log (Upper Log).

New mountain bikes for rent in Bovec

At Outdoor Galaxy we purchase every season new GT bicycles for rent to ensure your comfort and safety.

All equipment is maintained in-house by a professional mechanic. Choose from HT mountain bikes, FS mountain bikes, kids bikes and child carrier. Our staff at the Outdoor Galaxy shop in the centre of Bovec can answer your questions about which type and size of bike is best for your needs. We’re also happy to share some tips on good trails, scenic routes, waterfalls and other places to see and also other mountain biking information. For all bike rentals, a helmet, lock, and water bottle holder are included in the rental price.

Click here to see the bike rental price list.

Adventure park Srnica – new outdoor adventure in Bovec

In summer of 2016 Soča valley got a new outdoor activity – Adventure park Srnica. The park is located near Plužna village, just a couple of minutes drive out of Bovec. It is placed through and over the Srnica gorge in a beautiful natural environment.

It combines walking, zip-line, via ferrata and various disciplines of gorge crossing (beam, slack line, steel cable). It is a perfect outdoor activity for families, nature lovers and school groups.

The minimum number of participants is 2 and the minimum height of participants is 140 cm. Children younger than 10 years must be accompanied by parent or guardian. The price is  23 euro for children until 15 years and 27 euro for participants over 15 years. The price includes a guide, helmet and harness. The total time of visit including transport is about 2 hours.

The vicinity of the adventure park offers a variety of other natural attractions and features: Virje waterfall, Gljun stream, typical karst phenomena (gutters, pans, etc.)  and specific flora and fauna in the surrounding area.

The adventure park combines the right amount of adrenaline and nature exploration. It is possible to visit the park every day (weather permitted) and it is necessary to book in advance by sending an e mail to info@outdoor-galaxy.com

“Sit-on-top” kayak vs “sit inside” kayak

Sit-on-top kayaks have similar hull shapes to “regular” kayaks. Instead of sitting inside the kayak, you sit on a molded-in depression on top. They are made from fiberglass or from tough, inexpensive, rotationally molded plastic. Sit-on-top kayaks are easier to use and less expensive. There are sit-on-top kayaks designed for fishing, surfing, touring, scuba diving and more. Some of these are considered specialty boats, but most sit-on-tops are built for multi-purposes and with recreational or beginning paddlers in mind.

Sit-on-top kayaks are very comfortable. Paddlers with large body types, long legs, or limited flexibility may feel less confined paddling a sit-on-top. One of the biggest benefits is the ability to do a self-rescue. Because sit-on-tops have an open deck rather than an enclosed one, there is less risk of being trapped in the boat if it tips over. With a sit-on-top kayak there is no need to practice Eskimo rolls or wet exits. That really appeals to new paddlers, and people who don’t plan to take their kayaks out on expeditions. Sit-on-tops are fun and a great way to enjoy kayaking.

Which canyoning tour is right for me?

 Introductory canyons – Sušec Canyon

If you have limited time in the Soča Valley and are keen to try your hand at canyoning, Sušec Canyon is the tour for you. These spectacular canyoning tour is the perfect combination of pools, waterfalls, jumps and slides and a great introduction to the beauty and excitement of canyoning. No previous experience is necessary. Uphill walk to the start  is approximately 20 minutes and we spend 2 hours in the canyon. An average fitness level is required.

Intermediate canyons Fratarica and Predelica Canyon

If you’ve already done an Introductory canyon and want to take your skills to the next level, this is the canyoning tour for you. Intermediate canyoning tours require a good level of fitness and a big sense of adventure. They include up to 50 m high abseils and will take you to some of the less explored corners of the Triglav National Park. Uphill walk to the start is approximately 30 minutes and we spend 3-5 hours in the canyon. A medium to high fitness level is required.

Demanding Canyons – Globoški potok Canyon

If you are an experienced abseiler and consider yourself well fit, you might want to find out more about Globoški potok canyoning tour. This tour will take you through some of the highest, longest and wildest canyon in Soča valleyPrevious abseiling and canyoning experience is necessary. It involves 11 abseils and a stunning 80 m triple waterfall. Uphill walk to the start is approximately 40 minutes and we spend 4-6 hours in the canyon. A high fitness level is required.

Mountain bike around Bovec

This biking tour visits all major cultural and natural sights around Bovec.  It leads past the Virje and Boka waterfalls, along the gorgeous Soča River, through the confluence and gorges of rivers Soča and Koritnica, past the Bovec airport and the World War I Outdoor Museum and further more. All along the way, this trail allows you to admire the Julian mountains like Mt. Kanin, Mt. Rombon and  Mt. Triglav. The tour is circular, has more variations and can be shortened or expanded if you wish.

Duration: 3-4 h
Difficulty: easy
Length: ≤ 25 km
Climb: cca. 500 m
Descent: cca. 500 m
Price per person: 30 euro

The price does not include mountain bike and helmet  rental! Please contact us for a full list of rental bikes, sizes and pricing. contact us


Mountain bike Stol

The mountain ridge of Stol stretches out from Kobarid towards the Italian border.

There is a 15 minutes drive with our van from Bovec to the start at Učeja. An hour and a half long climb up a dirt road takes us up to the mountain pasture Božica.  The descent takes us down a disused military alpine trail from the 1st World War down to the village of Žaga and from there we follow the river Soča upstream back towards Bovec.

Duration: 4-5 h
Difficulty: medium/advanced
Length: ≤ 30 km
Climb: cca. 700 m
Descent: cca. 1200 m
Highest point: 1400 m
Price per person: 45 euro

The price does not include mountain bike and helmet  rental! Please contact us for a full list of rental bikes, sizes and pricing. contact us

Mountain bike Matajur

Matajur is a 1642 meter high mountain in the Julian Alps. It is located between the Slovenian Soča valley and the Italian mountainous region Veneto.

There is a 35 minutes drive with our van from Bovec to the village of Livek (half way up to the top of Matajur). Here we start the 2 hours climb up towards the mountain hut on Matajur (1.545 m). When on top there is an epic 12 kilometer long single trail downhill. We end up in the Italian village San Pietro al Natisone where we stop and enjoy some homemade ice cream from the local “gelateria” and wait for our transfer back to Bovec while drinking the best Italian cappuccino.

Duration: 5-7 h
Difficulty: advanced
Length: ≤ 30 km
Climb: cca. 850 m
Descent: cca. 1400 m
Highest point: 1642 m
Starting point: 680 m, Livek
Price per person: 50 euro

The price does not include mountain bike and helmet  rental! Please contact us for a full list of rental bikes, sizes and pricing. contact us 

Check out the official video of Matadown (downhill MTB event from Matajur) organised by Vallimpiadi.