Hiking in Bohinj area is a very popular way of holiday
Lake Bohinj is situated at the edge of Slovenia’s Triglav National Park, only a two hour bus ride from Ljubljana. It is a quiet lake among the peaks of the Julian Alps. While it might be best known for skiing, in the summer, the dozens of hiking trails that sprout from various points around its shores draw outdoors enthusiasts from all over the region.
In the Bohinj area, there are a lot of hiking tours and trails that we can consider. Some of them are guided by local guides and payable, while others we can do alone and are for free. In the following article we will mention only few of them, but before we go there, we must warn you to always study some hiking guides or maps, to prevent getting lost, or worse. We must not forget that for an inexperienced hiker Alps can be very unpredictable. We recommend the route descriptions including distances on I Feel Slovenia website and an info Bohinj hiking map with marked hiking trails.
Bohinj hiking trails
Slapovi Mostnice is one of the more popular easy hikes from Lake Bohinj. It follows the Mostnica river as it tumbles down the mountains, forming tiny, still pools in deep crevaces before racing into open, tree-lined rapids. The trail usually takes off from a parking lot in the upper western regions of Stara Fužina. After about 30 minutes of climbing you come to a wide dirt track which leads to the final waterfall.
A Walk around the Lake is one of the easiest trails in the area. You can catch the lake trail near the River Sava Bohinjka as it flows out of the lake along a shallow pebble river bed. Before plunging back into the old growth of the Triglav National Park, the trail leads past the more developed parts of the lake and the tiny beaches. It is twelve kilometers around the lake and this path takes the greater part of that distance.
Savica Waterfall is one of the most iconic waterfalls in Slovenia, the route from Lake Bohinj to the falls is more of an uphill walk along a road (4km) than a hike. Nevertheless the picturesque waterfall makes walk well worth it. Savica brook is the strongest permanent influx of Lake Bohinj and if you choose to hike from Ukanc you will walk along it’s left bank. The trail will take you to the Komarča wall and to the Savica Hut. This foothills lead to the Savica Waterfall. Savica Waterfall is a 4.2km long trail. You will enjoy your moderately difficult walk for an hour and 20min.
At 2,864 meters, lies Triglav, Slovenia’s tallest mountain and the pinnacle of the Bohinj hikes. For a faster ascent you can also approach the mountain from Kranjska Gora. The hikes from the Bohinj side all take 2-4 days, depending on how much distance you can cover in a day. Triglav access from the Vrata Valley is a significantly more challenging climb than the routes from Bohinj.
Mountain Viševnik is 2050m high, it rises above the Rudno polje and offers unforgettable view of the Pokljuka plateau and Julian Alps. This tour will last about 3 hours. It is necessary to be equipped with appropriate hiking shoes and clothing. You can visit Jurček hut and Viševnik ski centre where you will enjoy in the amazing views of the Mountain Triglav and other Julian Alps.
A route from Bohinj to Čadrg was historically used by the local woman, carrying their death - sentenced men across the hills. It lasts 7 to 8 hours and starts at the Vogel cable car station. With the ski lift you arrive to the Orlove glave. from where you will continue to Čadrg. If you want to return to Bohinjska Bistrica you’ll have to catch the train at Most na Soči.