Slovenian slap hunting

Okay, first things first. A slap in Slovenia means waterfall, but how often have you read the term ‘waterfall chasing ’ within blog titles – I wanted but I had to grab your attention somehow right? So whack on those trainers, grab your swim gear and let’s get slap searching!

Before we get there, let me fill you in on me. My name’s Lauren Barratt and I started The Adventure Diary back in 2016 after taking a break from teacher life and travelling in a van through Europe. I lived the ‘van life’ for 4 months, visiting a number of countries such as Norway, Sweden, Croatia and most importantly Slovenia.

But now back to the important stuff….

Slap Kozjak:

One of Slovenia’s hidden beauties! Located within a cave the water pours down through a crack which opens up right above your head. To get to the waterfall you’ll need to make your way across a risky walk way attached to the wall. But it is well worth it!

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Slap Boka:

Slovenia’s tallest waterfall falling from an incredible height of 106 meters.This is one of the more touristy waterfalls, with an easy 10 minute walk from the main road, it can get very busy with coaches turning up every 15 minutes. That being said, Slap Boka will leave you breathless as you witness nature’s thundering power!

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Soća source:

Nestled deep within a legendary enchanted forest, where the water is rumoured to possess ‘healing powers’ you’ll find beautiful mystical looking waterfalls, pools, streams and rivers. With the remainders of an old mill still present from World War 1, the character of this enchanted forest is like no other. It is cute, mystical and eerie all at the same time.

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Slap Virje:

Hidden just a 10 minute drive from Bovec town centre you’ll find Slap Virje, a cute and picturesque waterfall. It’s an awe inspiring spot which gives off a mystical presence! Make sure you go early in the morning and you’lu will have it all to yourself. Jump right in, and take a swim in Virje’s pool, but be prepared to feel the freezing cold! Scuba diver? Then there are plenty of fish, eels and creatures to check out within the water. Overall, this is one of the best I visited and I’m sure you can see why…

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Slap Sopota:

Off the beaten track, you’ll find a 60 metre high waterfall just 10 minutes from the roadside. The hike up to the waterfall is pretty steep, but tthat’s the price you pay for hidden natural wonders and it. it was 100{8105bc8a7da0e4ee2985a05e217cd0e1bef95b551bf8bafd62a449e444182173} my favourite. On the way up you’ll come across some crazy wildlife, the bugs, beetles and lizards were out of this world. When you reach the falls, there is even a book for the visitors to write in. The last post in the book was from a week before when I was there!

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Pekel Gorge:

This hike has 5 different waterfalls along the way, so it well worth the visit! Each waterfall/slap is not-so originally titled: 1,2,3,4 and 5 on the signs to direct you. After a bit of research I found that they do DO however have names. 1. The first one is tiny, 4m high and currently nameless so not the most exciting one at all! Despite this, it is one of the easiest to access so if you want to visit and not climb the vertical hills go for this one. 2. Drugi Slap- 16 meters high. This is also another easy one to access, don’t be fooled by how easy the climb is up to this point. It gets worse. Head across the somewhat dodgy bridge to get a better view, just be careful where you put your feet… You don’t want to lose a foot! 3. Tretji Slap- 18 meters high. The highlight of the 5, climb up vertical ladders and reach a mystical waterfall with an awesome view all to yourself. The waterfall pool is freezing cold, if you’re feeling bad ass jump in for a dip (I dare you). Head around the cove and you’ll see an abundance of fish hiding in the shade of the waterfall! 4. Četrti Slap- 17 meters high. Okay, I have a confession I accidentally missed this one, I don’t know how or why. But if you knew what my looking skills were like then you would understand, they are worse than a man’s and more like a toddlers. 5. Peti Slap- 20 meters high. This waterfall comes in two parts. The top of waterfall drops down into a pool which you climb up to and walk across. The water is slowly released through a naturally engraved whole within the rocks, creating the last 20 meter drop. The greens and yellows of the rocks, highlight the crystal clear water. It really is a beautiful spot, a place where you could explore for hours.

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