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Ref: SV4230

Camp Soca

Slovenia, Soca

Tel:
+386 06589318
Open:
1 April - 31 October.

Alan Rogers Review

This site is at the start/end of the Vrsic Pass, which goes over the Julien Alps (Your sat nav may try to take you over this pass - caravans are not allowed and should access the site via Predel) with 50 hairpin bends to negotiate you can see why Motorcyclist love this route.

The scenery in this area is breathtaking and when you reach Kamp Soka you really feel part of the landscape. The site is situated in the Soka Valley and has direct access to the Soka River. There are no defined pitches and numbers are restricted to ensure the site does not become overcrowded, during July & August it is essential to book. The site itself has two terraces and then a large level open space, hook-up points and water taps are placed around the site as are free wood burners, long leads may be required on some pitches.

The two well-appointed sanitary blocks on site are both modern and clean with baby change facilities, there is also a good-sized laundry room with washers and dryers and a Motorhome service point. Vouchers are available at reception for a variety of local activities including rafting, canyoning and the hydrospeed zip line. The site is very popular with walkers, cyclists and motorcyclists and makes an ideal overnight stopover, although many guests just sit and enjoy the peace, tranquillity and, of course, the view. A small shop serves fresh bread every morning and there is a bar/restaurant on site with both inside and outside seating.

Camp Soca is just off the main road on a shelving bluff formed by a wide curve of the Soca River. The site, with around 200 touring pitches, is literally theatrical as its two upper terraces and its large lower platform form a natural amphitheatre from which the mountains at the head of the Lepena valley can be readily admired. From Kranjska Gora an amazing road runs southwest to the upper Soca valley.

This road was built by Russian prisoners of war during WW1 in order to allow Austria to move troops and supplies toward the Italian frontier. Those with large motorhomes or towed caravans should note that with over 50 hairpin bends this route is not for you! Those in need of a good restaurant or bar, a game of tennis or a ride on a Lipizzaner can cross the Soca on a wobbly wire and plank bridge which leads directly from the camp, through the woods on the opposite bank, to a small, tasteful holiday resort.

Those who have successfully negotiated the 1,600 m. summit usually drop down to the busy small town of Bovec where there are several campsites. These have little to commend them except to canoeists for the turbulent waters of the Soca in this area are world-famous among kayak and raft enthusiasts. Fortunately for non-canoeists, there is Camp Soca in the spectacular Lepena valley which is one end of a wonderful mountain trail, the other end of which is Bohinj (this trail was also opened by the Austrian army in WW1).

Facilities

Small but well-equipped toilet block. Laundry facilities. Small reception office/shop. Fresh bread is available. Bar and snack bar. Small play area. River fishing. WiFi. River access for picnics and relaxing, many local walks and treks, cycle hire nearby, village shop 2 km away, vouchers for local attractions and activities, transport for 7 people is available to the start of off-site activities, adrenalin park 10 km away children play area, fire pits around site and wood available. Good vehicle access.

  • Accommodation to Rent
  • Bar on Site
  • Bicycle Hire Nearby
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Fishing on Site
  • Glamping
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kids
  • Lake/River Beach Onsite
  • Nature
  • Outdoor
  • Pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Riding Nearby
  • Shop on Site
  • Skiing Nearby
  • Takeaway Food
  • TV on Site
  • Walking
  • Wifi (all site)
  • Wifi Chargeable

Location

The site is on the main road between Kranjska Gora and Bovec, between the villages of Soca and Podklanec, just west of the side road to Lepena.

Cars/Motorcycles/Motorhomes can access via Vrsic Pass. All others should follow the E70 to Tarvisio then follow signs for Predel and Vrsic Pass, the site is on the right after Predel, prior to the Pass.

Link to campsite location map on google
Location Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (DD)
Latitude Longitude
46.33824 13.64833
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
Latitude Longitude
N46 20 17 W13 38 53

Accommodation

4x Appartments

Living Fully equiped
Pets Not accepted
Charges Low Season (from) POA per week
High Season (from) POA per week

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