If you’re planning on pitching at Slovenia’s Kamp Liza it might pay to bring along your personal kayak. With so many others lying around, without one you might feel a bit left out. The site offers access to two rivers: the emerald-green Soca and the clear, wild Koritnica, making it a serious boon for all aqua aficionados. Surrounded by the thrusting peaks and lush pastures of the Bovec valley, this site is a large, laid-back space. Groups are usually directed to the lower terrace, next to the burbling Soca; families gather in the central area, whilst independent tenters head to the furthest field, to strum guitars, sip cold beers and break out the barbie.
Nearby Bovec is tiny, but it’s 800 years old and one of the area’s key centres for adventure sports. This means not just kayaking, but mountain-biking, canyoning, white-water rafting and even skiing in winter. Bovec also has an array of cafés, shops and restaurants, as well as a daily dairy market and helpful tourist office. From here you can get up to the gorgeous Julian Alps (watch out for the windy roads!) and the attractive Triglavski Narodni Park.
Yep, Kamp Liza, with its wonderful access to so much natural beauty and relaxed ambience, is a truly inspiring place to be – kayak or no kayak.
FacilitiesFacilities are a little bit lacking, – there are toilets and hot showers and disabled facilities, but they’re limited. There’s a children’s playground and a washing machine and dryer. There is also a decent onsite restaurant.
Tents, campervans, caravans, dogs and pets – yes.
You can rent bikes for cycling tours around Bovec, and you can organise white-water activities like canyoning, kayaking and rafting through reception. You can also play beach volleyball or tennis at Crna Ovca, a sporty hangout by day and a top party spot by night. If your still not tired take the kids for a round of golf – there’s a course 3 miles/5 km from site (18 holes €40, 9 holes €25 weekdays).
Food & Drink
On site the Restaurant Liza offers a variety of typical dishes alongside more well-known global grub. However, the restaurant is only open during higher season (May–September). The nearest eating spot is Martinov Hram (00 386 5388 62 14; www.martinov-hram.si) en route to Bovec selling many traditional dishes. Bovec itself (just over a mile/ 2 km away) has several cafes and restaurants; noteworthy are Kavarna 1920, located in the very centre, a very popular coffee shop among locals and tourists alike, pizza/grill Gostilna pod and Lipco (00 386 5389 62 80).
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