Soča river valley has sort of become our traditional summer escape: when the heat and the crowds on the Istrian coast become a bit too much for us, we tend to pack our alpine shoes and camping gear and head for a few days to the Slovenian town of Bovec, a central point of all sporting activity in the area.
This summer, we decided to stay in a camp site on the Soča river bank, near the little place called Trenta. It is a cool camp, since you get to fall asleep listening to the river, watch the chamois climbing the steep rock on the other side of the valley, or a little dormouse running up and down the tree next to your tent, have a nice cake and a tea in a cozy little camp bar, cool your drinks in the river, dip your feet in the water for just a minute (because that's the longest before your ankles start to hurt), and as in all camps, enjoy the time before dinner, when all of the campers start preparing meals and the delicious scents in a combination with fresh air make you even hungrier.
Except for the time we enjoyed in the camp, we also took a few bike rides and hikes in the surroundings, as each and every trail in the Slovenian Alps is a treasure of its own. We met a group of Slovenians who have been coming to Trenta for years, and they were pretty good advisors on hiking trails and hidden natural jewels. Thanks to them, we discovered Zapotok Waterfalls (Zapotoški slapovi in Slovenian), where you can even take a swim under the waterfall (if you're not too cold sensitiv). We hiked a part of the Soča river trail starting from our camp, and it wasn't that easy as it seemed while we were driving around in our car. We made some pictures along the way, I hope you'll enjoy them! What's your favorite escape? ( It doesn't have to be summer nor nature! :) )
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