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

Single Speed European Championship, Kobarid

May 20 – 22, 2016 – Kobarid, Soča Valley, Slovenia

Singlespeed European Championship – SSEC is an annual event, hosted each year by a different European country. In 2016 it is the 10th anniversary of this event.

TIMETABLE

Friday 20th of May 2016

9 am – registrations (throughout the day)
10 am – bike rides around the area
11 am – 2pm – Cheese & Beer & Historical tour
7 pm – speech (short one, seriously), dinner time
8 pm – fun, fun, fun…

Saturday 21st May

8 am – morning coffee
10 am – bike ride (some also call it a race)
1 pm – lunch time
2 pm – bike games, non-bike games, fun, fun, fun
6 pm – dinner
8 pm – prize giving
9 pm – fun, fun, fun…

Sunday 22nd May

7 am – end of fun, fun, fun
8 am – morning coffee
10 am – bike rides around the area
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Free time to explore Kobarid and the Soča valley

Register now before it’s too late click here

Bovec Marathon

With courses along the beautiful river Soča and surrounded with the Julian Alps this will definitely be one of the most beautiful races and a run to remember!

When: 17.-18.9.2016
Tracks: 42 km, 21 km and 8 km
Ambasadors of Bovec marathon: Špela Pretnar, Urban Praprotnik, Jasmina Kozina Praprotnik, Rok Bratina
Registration: www.bovecmaraton.si
More info: www.bovecmaraton.si

Vakantiebeurs 2016

Outdoor Galaxy is back at Vakantiebeurs from 12 -17 January 2016
meet us at hall 9 / stand B072

Pump Track in Bovec

Skupaj s Športnim društvom Črna ovca Bovec smo se končno lotili gradnje pump track proge v Bovcu. Proga, ki jo želimo izdelati bo primerna tako izkušenim, kot manj izkušenim kolesarjem.

Namenjena bo spoznavanju osnovnih tehnik gorskega kolesarstva ter izpopolnjevanju tehnik in veščin.

“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.