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Lake Bohinj Holidays

Breathtaking beauty on the sunny side of the Alps

Crystal clear Lake Bohinj, situated in the vast and beautiful Triglav National Park is one of Slovenia’s premier walking destinations. Dominated by the majestic Julian Alps, Lake Bohinj offers a wealth of walking and cultural experiences. Take the cable-car up to Mount Vogel at 1,530m and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the lake or follow Sava Bohinjka river down into the valley. The forests and meadows with their alpine flora and fauna, the waterfalls and caves, the hamlets with their local churches, stone bridges and typical Alpine style houses, will make for an unforgettable holiday experience in Lake Bohinj. Try and spot a chamois, eagle, bear or lynx whilst rambling, take a relaxing boat ride on the lake, go fishing, and don’t forget to try one of the local cheeses, wines or the famous ‘Zlatorog’ beer.

Festivals

 

International Wild Flower Festival

 

International Wild Flower Show 

This show for summer 19 will be (24 May - 09 June 2019), is world famous and includes talks, walks and expert workshops all dedicated to the wild flowers which draw visitors to Slovenia from all over the world. This year, there are even demonstrations on the use of flowers in cooking and medicine. On the second weekend of the festival, there are some activities planned for children and families.

* Please note dates are always subject to change and weather permitting

 

Useful Information

Resort Code: SIBO

Languages spoken: Slovene

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: EUR

  • from£529pp
  • 76 rooms
Hotel Jezero, Lake Bohinj, Slovenia - Hotel Jezero from the lake, Bohinj.jpg

Occupying one of the most privileged positions in Bohinj, the Hotel Jezero lies in the heart of the village, yet just metres from the lakeside.

  • from£519pp
  • 35 rooms
Kristal Hotel, Bohinj, Slovenia - hotel exteriors.jpg

Proud of its deservedly acquired 4 star status, this family run hotel, in typical Alpine style, offers great Slovenian hospitality and a renowned restaurant with a good wine list.

  • from£769pp
Bohinj ECO Hotel, Bohinj, Slovenia - exterior at dusk.jpg

Slovenia's Award winning top Eco friendly hotel situated in the heart of Julian Alps. Bohinj ECO Hotel is spacious, modern hotel in the small rural village of Bohinjska Bistrica and only 10 minutes bus ride to Lake Bohinj.

 

Travel and Transportation

Departure day To Depart from
Mon, Wed, Fri & Sun Ljubljana Gatwick
Daily Stansted
Sunday only Manchester
Wednesday/Saturday Zagreb Heathrow
Saturday only Salzburg Birmingham
Wednesday/Saturday Manchester

Transfer approx. 30mins by coach (Ljubljana)
Transfer approx. 2½hr by coach (Zagreb)

Transfer approx. 3 - 4 hrs by coach/Minibus depending on traffic (Salzburg)

Supplements may apply on certain departures

Car hire available: Yes

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Inghams Plus

  • Inghams Saver Plus : Save £50 per couple for Summer 2019 departures - whilst stocks last !
  • Inghams guided walk cost £11 per person
  • Free Bohinj guest card for all inghams guests - worth £18
  • Free ticket to Wild Flower shows 24 May to 09 June 2019
  • Free packed lunches at selected hotels
  • Early Booking Offers at selected hotels
  • Inghams Bohinj Rep living in lake Bled

Special Offers

Excursions

Pre-bookable |

Venice £72, full day, Monday
A step back in time. Visit one of the most magical and romantic cities in the world in Italy. Transport and guide included (water bus not included)

Taste of Slovenia £62, full day, Tuesday
Trail the river Soca by train, boat and coach and visit the largest wine cellar in Slovenia. All transport, lunch and wine tasting (4 wines) and guide inlcuded.

Julian Alps £42, full day, Monday,  
Enjoy full day of spectacular mountain scenery and unspoilt natural beauty on this tour of the Julian Alps. Transport and guide included.

Postojna Caves and Predjama £60, full day, Thursday

Visit one of the most visited site in Slovenia, and world famous Postojna Caves and travel on the "cave train" to really enjoy on of worlds largest cave system and finish by visiting the nearby enchanting and mysterious Predjama castle with vast history. Entrance fee,transport and guide included

Book Locally | Prices shown are for guidance only.

Ljubljana £38, half day (Wednesdays and Saturdays)

A guided insight into one of the youngest capitol cities of Europe. Plenty of free time to enjoy shopping, castle, river cruise, local markets and a must to walk across many of the Ljubljana's wonderful bridges. Transport and guide included.

 Get free Bohinj Card

 

Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.

The days of operations may change locally.

Things To Do

  • Cycling
  • Horse-riding
  • Tennis
  • Walking
  • Bowling
  • Parapenting
  • Kayaking

Take the cable car up to Mount Vogel at 1,530m and enjoy a bird's eye view of the lake or follow the Sava Bohinjka River down into the valley. The forests and meadows with their alpine flora and fauna, the waterfalls and caves, the hamlets with their local churches, stone bridges and typical Alpine style houses, will make for an unforgettable holiday experience. Try and spot a chamois, an eagle, a bear or a lynx whilst rambling. Take a relaxing boat ride on the lake, go fishing, and don't forget to try one of the local cheeses, wines or the famous "Zlatorog" and "Lasko"

Activity Information

Free Resort Green Card at selected hotels.

Free Resort Green card for guests.

You can claim discounts of 5%-50% discounts on sightseeing, culinary delights, sports activities and many other things such as:

  • Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Museums
  • Guided tours
  • Caves and waterfalls entrance
  • Some public transport
  • Heritage train trips
  • Massage and spa
  • Sports facilities
  • Bike rentals
  • Shops
  • Wine Cellar

The Card can be used with all providers that bear the sticker Gorenjska Green Card.

Other things to do in and around Lake Bohinj

  • Cable-car to view the peaks on southern part of the lake
  • Bicycle hire
  • Lake bathing (July and August)
  • The Pokluka Plateau
  • Savica Waterfalls

 

  • Bohinj International Wild Flower show. 24 May - 09 June 2019 (Dates very much depend on local weather)

  • Botanical experts from the Botanical Society of British Isles will participate.
  • Guided botanical excursions at all altitude ranges
  • Expert adivce: conservation of Alpine meadows and botanical wealth, the role and use of Alpine Flowers in Medicine.
  • Cultural events on the theme of Flowers: exhibitions, theatre shows, concerts
  • Photographic workshops.
  • The culinary use of Flowers
  • The use of Flowers in local crafts.
  • Exchange of experiences.

 

Walking

Bohinj is the ideal base for keen walkers who would like to explore the unspoiled beauty of Triglav National Park and Sava Bohinjska Valley with 16 marked hiking routes. As the greatest choice of hikes start from Bohinj in the south eastern corner of the national park, the park is home to a wonderful array of flora and fauna. the Chamois, the Golden Eagle and brown bear are some species that can be encountered as well as the Julian Poppy, the purple Zois' bellflower can be widely seen during your hikes. At the western end of the lake the cable-car to Mt Vogel and Savica waterfall offer good walking.

 

Bohinj is the ideal base for keen walkers who would like to explore the unspoilt beauty of Triglav National Park and Sava Bohinska Valley with 16 marked hiking routes. As the greatest choice of hikes emante from Bohinj in the south eatern corner of the national park, the park is home to a wonderful array of flora and fauna. the Chamois, the Golden Eagle and brown bear are some species that can be encountered as well as the Julian Poppy, the purple Zois' bellflower can be widely seen during your hikes. At the western end of the lake the cable-car to Mt Vogel and Savica waterfall offer good walking.

 

Walk with us

Join other Inghams guests on our exclusive guided walks led by local, English-speaking guides. Simply confirm your place at time of booking and pay just £10 per person

Bohinj Symbols Walk

1.30 hrs/Easy/Monday /£10

The walk will start checking the monument of the first Mountaineers to climb in 1778, Mt Triglav, and Slovenia’s highest peak. Short walk will take us to Pod Skalco to see the model of the Mt Triglav, on way visiting the Symbol of Bohinj the beautiful old church of St John.

Gentle long walk through the pastures to visit the farmers who sell local cheese produces followed by a stop in the mountain village of Stara Fuzina to admire the Triglav tower and journey back gives us chance to stop at the Local Bohinj tourist office to see the exhibition and enjoy some breath taking views of Lake Bohinj and surroundings.

 

OTHER WALKS IN AND AROUND BOHINJ

  Mostnica Valley & Voja | Moderate | 3½-4 hrs | 525m - 1453m

 A walk in the Mostnica valley along the stream, which is the gateway to Mount Triglav and many other natural beauties.

  RIBCEV LAZ – MOSTNICA GORGE – VOJE VALLEY, 2,5 hours one way, MODERATE

Follow the main road through the village of Stara Fužina until you reach the church; take the road before the church, following it round to the left. It then becomes a track which passes the castle Zoisov Grad and brings you to the Devils Bridge, under which yawns a 20m deep gorge. At the other side of the bridge turn right and follow the road along the gorge of the Mostnica river. Follow the track through the forest; at the last, 3rd bridge follows the signs for 'Voje Slap'. After around 20 minutes walk uphill you will reach the road where the Voje mountain hut is and the start of the Voje valley.

At the hut you can decide of either going back the same way or you can just follow the road down because it is easier to walk. There is also a waterfall at the end of Voje valley which is very picturesque but that would take another hour one way.

 

There are some very nice easy, moderate and difficult walks around Lake Bohinj. Here our local representetive, Claire Wilson has described just a few of them. The times are approximate so please allow yourselves plenty of time and have enough water with you and a good map of the area.

 

RIBCEV LAZ – HOTEL ZLATOROG AND SAVICA WATERFALL, 3,5 hours one way, EASY

From the church of St. John the Baptist, follow the path along the north side of the lake. When you come to Zlatorog Hotel cross the Savica river by a wooden bridge and continue along the gravel track passing a collection of alpine chalets (sign posted 'Savica Waterfall 1hr'). When you come to the mountain hut you will have to pay an entrance fee of 2,5 € and from there walk 500 steps up to the waterfall. From Hotel Zlatorog you can catch a bus back to Ribcev Laz or go on a tourist boat or you can walk back.

 

RIBCEV LAZ – HOTEL ZLATOROG (HUNTERS  PATH) around 1,5 hours one way, EASY

From the Hotel Jezero, follow the road along the south shore of the lake and take the path signposted to Ukanc, just after the climbing school. Follow the hunter’s track, which later joins the lower terminal of the cable car to mountain Vogel. From the cable car terminal you can proceed past the 1st world war military cemetery and you will arrive at the Hotel Zlatorog. You can also combine this walk with going up to Vogel with a cable car. VOGEL CABLE CAR is open every day: 08.00 – 18.00. On the top of the cable car you can have a nice wander around and even go to a nearby mountain Rodica.

 

 

RIBCEV LAZ – BOHINJSKA BISTRICA - 1, 5 hours one way, EASY

The path takes you along the left bank of the river Sava Bohinjka across the meadows and it is also suitable for bicycles. Start at St John’s church and walk towards Stara Fuzina. After 5 - 10 minutes turn right across the bridge and follow the sign for Bohinjska Bistrica. When you get there you can always catch a bus for the way back. There is a market in Bohinjska Bistrica every Saturday morning where the local farmers sell their products.

 

STARA FUZINA – STUDOR – SREDNJA VAS, 1, 5 hours one way, EASY

This is a very scenic walk through the villages of the Upper Bohinj Valley and you can walk or cycle along the road. In Stara Fuzina you can visit the Museum of alpine dairy farming and in Studor the Oplen House. Studor village is also famous for the wooden hayracks and all the villages have a lot of old houses preserved. In the village Srednja vas you can stop in a local Restaurant Rupa and try some typical Slovenian dishes

In Srednja vas you can decide of either going back the same way or go further along the road to Bohinjska Cesnjica and across to Bohinjska Bistrica where you can catch the bus back or go across the ski area Senozete to Savica village and come back to Ribcev Laz.  Museums and Restaurant are closed on Mondays.

 

STARA FUZINA – PEC – RUDNICA, 1,5 hours one way, MODERATE - DIFFICULT

You can start at St John’s church and walk towards the village of Stara Fuzina. After 5 - 10 minutes turn right across the bridge and follow the sign for Rudnica. The path for Pec branches of after 20 minutes walking up and you can enjoy the views of the lake already from there. It will take you another hour if you would like to continue to Rudnica.

You can enjoy some spectacular views of the valley and the lake from the top. There are different ways of going down but they are rather steep so it would be best to go down the same way. The walk is difficult because of uphill walking.

 

RIBCEV LAZ – USKOVNICA VALLEY, 3 hours one way, MODERATE – DIFFICULT

Follow the main road through the village of Stara Fužina until you reach the church; take the road before the church, following it round to the left. It then becomes a track which passes the castle Zoisov Grad and brings you to the Devils Bridge. The path and sign for Uskovnica is on the right side of the bridge. The path takes you a bit steeper uphill for about 1 – 1,5 hours through the shady forest and when you come to Planina Blatca joins the road further up. You can either follow the road or you have signs for shortcuts through the forest.  When you come to the hut in Uskovnica you can either take a path down to Voje valley or you come back the same way. There is also an option to come down to Srednja vas. Please have a map with you. The walk is difficult because of uphill walking b ut very scenic.

SOME MORE SUGGESTIONS IN BRIEF

 

RIBCEV LAZ – VOGAR, 2 hours one way, DIFFICULT

 SAVICA WATERFALL – DOM NA KOMNI, 2,5  hours one way, DIFFICULT

 SAVICA WATERFALL – CRNO JEZERO, 3 hours one way, DIFFICULT

 RIBCEV LAZ – VOGEL, 3 hours one way, DIFFICULT

 

Multicentre Holidays

Ljubljana Flights: 

You can combine any resort in Slovenia with any other for minimum 03 night stays in each for example making 4 centre combinations you could for Wednesday arrival as 3 plus 4 plus 3 plus 4 night stays making total duration as 14 Nights. Saturdays will be 4 plus 3 plus 4 plus 3 night stays.

You could mix 3 centre combination for 10 nights (Wed) or 11 nights (Sat) 

or simply combine any 2 centre combination for any durations from 3/4/7/10 or 11 nights stays.

All transfers will be included and will be direct except Ljubljana city will be via the airport

 

Salzburg Flights: Combine Slovenia with beautiful Austrian Resorts

You can combine resorts of Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj and Kranjska Gora followed by any Austrian resorts served on Salzburg flights, like Kitzbuhel, Fuschl, Zell Am See, BKK and many more.

All transfers between the two countries will be via Salzburg airport and Slovenia will be First centre.

Please call our reservations team on 01483 79 11 11 for more information.

 

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