Actually, about me. My name is Jakob, and I am a local rafting and canyoning guide, guiding since 2005. In my many years of work I made well over 2000 tours in local rivers and canyonys. I'm also a mountain rescuer and rope access worker, so I'm very familiar with rope techniques and rope rescuing. In 2016 I decided to make my own small business, offering families and small groups what I know best-safe, fun and unique touch of pristine nature, whit a pinch of adrenaline. With this website and flyers I'm hoping to reach out for more people looking for a private, professionally guided unforgettable canyoning experience. If you are this kind of person, feel free to contact me for any additional info. See you in Bovec!
We start our tours in the morning at 9h, or afternoon at 14.30h, to avoid the usual crowd, but I am flexible. We meet at my equipment base, Čezsoča 42, there is a wooden garage in the middle of the grass field, which I share with some other local guides. All you need to bring with you is your swimsuit, towel and a bottle of water. If you have an action camera also bring it with you. Here, I will give you all necessary equipment to try and then we go to the canyon. If you prefer, you can go there with your own car, following me, so after canyoning you dont have to come back to Čezsoča with me. When we get to the parking place at the bottom of the canyon we leave our clothes in our cars, take our gear and start our uphill. Warmed up on the top we gear up and enjoy our way down to the parking place, where we say goodbye and part, full of great new memories.
"Why go with me?" when there's so many other canyoning providers around here. Here's couple of reasons which helped others to make the right decision:
-I'm a local, born & raised in the valley, knowing it like my pocket
-I'm a certified guide, renewing all my licences regularly
-guiding for 15 years & made over 2000 tours I can say I'm fairly experienced
-I'm a member of mountain rescue association
-regularly checked, warm & well maintained equipment
-all the safety requirements necessary & insurance
About the contact and booking, I think it is easiest to send e-mail couple days in advance if you have a chance. I usually answer in the evening, so just wait a bit.
But if you are already in Bovec and you don't have time for waiting for e-mail just give me a ring. If I don't answer it only means I'm having a tour right now and I'm in the canyon and I will call you back for sure in few hours max. If I don't answer you can also send me a text, which can be as simple as "Hey, me and 3 more friends want to go Susec tomorrow morning, are you available?"
"Why so cheap?" people often ask me. Well, I believe one is rich equal to the difference between what he earns and what he spends. And instead of rising prices I decided to cut down spending having no:
-booking office in Bovec center
-booking girl answering your e-mails immediately
-lazy boss spending winter on exotic beach or Swiss ski resort
-driver (I can drive, although I'm better in canyoning)
-website designer, cleaning lady, delivered lunch, gardener, ...
-cosy office chair, BMW, weekend house, Windows 10, ...
My equipment room is located in Čezsoča, nice little quiet village 2,5 km from Bovec. In summer time, village is basking in sunlight till very late hours. Lots of hidden sandy beaches by Soča river offer a quiet place to relax after lunch. There are often beach fires in the evening where you can make a delicious Soča trout in embers. The view from the village is spectacular, steep Alps on the north and east, and forest hills on south offer almost 360° mountain view. Lots of small paths around the village will make you get lost from everyday bustle. The village has 2 restaurants with local foods and plenty of apartments, so there are always some folks around in summertime. You are more than welcome to join them in our mountain gem.
Geology of our valley is favourable to creation of many canyons due to lime stone, which is easily carved by water. Every mountain has plenty of steep gullies, dells and canyons, lots of them with constant running water. So it is actually difficult to pick up those really good ones to have fun in. But eventually I have come up with a selection of those canyons, that offer most of what you can experience in this mystical world: jumps, slides and rappels in crystal clear water in the middle of pristine nature. All canyons are well equipped with anchors and ropes, safe, regularly checked and familiar to me. Consider them my backyard. Come and check them out!
Some nice thoughts from others:
"What a guy! Absolutely brilliant with kids!"
"Jacob explains everything very well and helps you to master all jumps "
"Easy booking, nice price, clean and good equipment"
"The good mood of Jakob made it an unforgettable experience."
"I felt very comfortable with him even with the highest jump"
"He know how to best avoid the crowds"
"As first timers with small children the safety aspect was very important. Jakob is part of the mountain rescue team which was a plus for us selecting him"