The Soča Valley. Experience different stories.

One of the most pristine Alpine rivers, the emerald Soča has been writing its own stories for centuries: the Goldhorn fairy tale and legends of a miracle flower atop Slovenia’s highest peak, stories about shepherds on mountain pastures, narratives about remarkable natural wealth, family sagas of strong-willed and friendly people.

The area is a lasting memorial to the cruelties of war, which left its distinctive mark on this natural paradise.

Dominated by Alpine peaks and situated not far from the famous Triglav National Park with its Alpine Botanical Garden, the valley is a blend of distinctive cultural heritage and boasts a wide spectrum of protected natural resources. The Soča Valley, where nature meets culture, is a place of European importance. Its intangible heritage belongs to mankind: It belongs to you!

Experience it your own way: on the Walks of Peace with a guide who will make you feel like you are being escorted by a World War I soldier; meeting artists who turn river stones and sand into stunning shapes and forms; at tourist farms and ecofarms which pamper your senses with natural flavours and experiences; on adrenalinefilled runs down swirling rapids; on panoramic flights over mountains; at tastings of cheese delicacies; on your way along shepherds’ paths, affording views unlike anywhere else. Visit Slovenia’s first European Destination of Excellence, which—blending the past with the present, the natural with intangible heritage—lives hand in hand with principles of sustainable development. You will feel peaceful from head to toe to heart.