The Soča Valley is one of the most popular outdoor destinations in Slovenia, it is a valley of action, festivals and discoveries. It is also known as the land of running water (the emerald green colour is real!), so you can visit countless beautiful waterfalls and swim in some really cool natural pools.
This is why we highly recommend you to plan some extra time before or after the festival for exploring the area. Here are some of our tips for sights and activities even if you are short on time and relying on public transport (and your feet).
Photographer: Michael Matti (source: slovenia.info)
The memorial church of the Holy Spirit stands in an exceptional natural environment of the Julian Alps, above the alp Polog. Today, is not only a unique artistic jewel, but it has also preserved the symbolic mission of peace.
Even if you are not very into history or churches do not miss a chance to visit this place. The surroundings are unreal! Javorca is also a great starting point for visiting the source of Tolminka river. It’s an easy hike, but it takes approximately 1.5h, so make sure you have enough time.
Getting there: There is a shuttle for 1€ running from Tolmin town to Javorca, see this link for more information.
Photographer: Jošt Gantar (Source: slovenia.info)
3. Water sports
Water sports are what the valley is best known for. Try rafting on Soča river or canyonning if you are more of an adrenaline junkie. There are many sport agencies in Soča Valley, but the closest to the festival are Maya and Azimut Center.
You will need half-day for these activities so we advise you to book an extra night or two before the festival!
Photographer: Tomo Jeseničnik (Source: slovenia.info)
Take a look at the Soča Valley destination page and get inspired for more places to visit and things to do.
We believe Butik Festival is pretty amazing, but you can make the whole experience even better if you take some extra time to enjoy other things that Soča Valley has to offer.