We have built a relationship with Petra and Outdoor Galaxy, and they deliver consistently excellent adventure and learning opportunities for our students and for our teachers. With excellent guides and a deep local knowledge of Bovec and its environs, we kayak, canyon, mountain bike, and go caving with confidence, learning a great deal in the process. Outdoor Galaxy offers great experiences with a friendly, professional demeanor. I can highly recommend their services!
“Well obviously it was awesome…”
Ok so first time visiting bovec, (and slovenia in general) and as ive always imagined it to be the place is like a freaking paradise. Gorgeous scenery from that of a painting, lakes which look so inviting(but also too god damn cold).
We rented an appartment(not with galaxy) which was pretty close to town centre and had an activity booked for each day with outdoor galaxy.
Everyonr was super welcoming and friendly as if we had known them for years. First day we did canyoning, obviously the best, had never tried it befote and was shown everything perfectly. Guide was Samo(or similar i think) he was lovely, kept our adrenaline going the whole time. If you ever find yourself in bovec seriously do the canyoning with these guys it was our favourite and for good reason! Finished around 1pm so we had the rest of the day to explore.
Second day was caving, as always its real interesting. Beautiful location on top of the world! Nothing not nature sounds for miles. Gorgeous caves, prewarned of the cold temperatures inside which was a good job considering i had only brought cooling off clothing for all activities. We got given the best of the equiptment as always but its nice to make sure we are super warm inside. Coming out ofthe cave we had to absail down a giant rock face.. it was a rush for someone who isnt the best with hights, but support was given amazingly. I totally promote a go pro for these activities.. we didnt have one and had to keep asking others for them to send videos and pictures to us.
Next day we did the zipline, we had to
Go with another company Soca Rafting, real cool people and out of the choice of two ziplines definitely choice the zigzagged one. It was real beautiful.
Next day was rafting.. this was exciting. So much enjoyable fun, we met loads of people and an awesome other couple doing this and really had fun. Half way down these water rapids we stopped on a rock to put out boat on and used it as a slide into the water. Sooo much fun haha but cold still.
Next day was mountain biking, we as the unfit people we are asked for the easiest route.. easiest. Our amazing guide had our legs pumping up and down those hills. Which is good! He was determined to show us the best views of bovec. Such a cool guy, he took us to the WW1 locations where we could see the actual trenches from where those men risked their lives. It was amazing. Felt so exhilarated when we finishing.. very tired but feeling good! Even lovely enough to offer me some of his almond nuts which now i cant get enough of haha thank you Ziga!
Last but not least we had the kayaking.
Seriously this is the one to do.. you know youre in good hands when you find out your tour guide has been kayaking since he was like in nappies. Such an amazing down to earth guy, both of you(Ziga was driver) really made us feel as friends do rather than an activity guide and a customer.
Kayaking was fun, we learnt so much and Thought the place was really beautiful.
I would love to live here and do what you do… itll be my goal for a good while i think haha.
Thank you aswell to the lovely ladies in the shop, we kinda became part of the furniture there. Made us feel so welcome and like family. Took the time to answer our queries and also just to hang out.
Even though we were severely aching afterwards every activity was so much fun. We love you guys and thank you! We hope to come back again next year!!
We had an easy journey home yesterday after a great week in Bovec and the Soca valley. It is such a beautiful place. We really enjoyed all of the activities, agreeing that canyoning was the best and then unable to decide which of the other activities came next. Each was great fun and exciting in its own way. The guides were excellent – very friendly, knowledgeable, skilful, and giving us complete confidence. Please pass on our thanks to Samo, Megan, Grega, the kayaking guide, and the driver.
Thanks to you personally for being so friendly and welcoming, for your efficient organisation, and for your recommendations to visit Nadiza and Lepena and Krn Lake. We have some very special memories and will be visiting Bovec again.
It was so nice seeing you a few weekends ago. We thank you very much for all your help in putting together our raft trip and for your willingness to arrange any other adventure activity that we were interested in pursuing. We’re sorry we didn’t have time to take advantage of more. Next time!
We had an excellent experience rafting down the Soca with your fun, informative, and, most of all, incredibly competent and qualified river guide, Andraz. His love of his home and knowledge and passion for the outdoors in the backyard of Bovec made it a very personal experience. We very much appreciated his enthusiasm for sharing these loves with us, the paying guests. We felt welcomed, and we felt secure that we were in safe and competent hands,
Your bus driver was also very responsible, safety conscious, knowledgeable and welcoming. We want to return to take advantage of his passion for the history of the area to learn more than what we learned at the museum.
Your attention to detail in arranging our trip and your helpfulness and flexibility made working with you a pleasure.
Thank you for your time, care and professionalism and for making us feel so very welcome in Bovec!
All the best for a wonderful season,
Now back in the UK, just a note to say a huge thanks from Jack and myself, for all the work your team and Guides did to keep us safe, thrilled and entertained. There is no doubt we will return to the Soca area in the future, you have a beautiful playground on your doorstep.
With kindest regards
Well, It’s almost been 2 weeks since we were in sunny Slovenia, but it feels a lot longer!
Natalie and I just wanted to say a massive thank you to you both, as you both personally made it such a fantastic holiday for us. We loved every single activity, with each one instructed by lovely people, and real professionals. The recommended hotel was perfect for us and Bovec (and surrounding areas) is the most beautiful place we’ve ever been to. Everyone at Outdoor Galaxy has been amazing, helpful and friendly. So thank you so much.
We have both decided that we’d like to arrange another holiday with you for next year in the coming months. I think a scuba diving holiday with Samo sounds great, maybe making it 9-10 days so we can fit in some other activities/relaxing time. Can you please provide a bit more information on what the initial scuba certification would entail, as well as locations as to where we can do it. We would prefer to stop in hotels as opposed to hostels, but we can sort this out nearer the time.
Thanks again both of you, and I look forward to hearing from you.