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"
Bohinj Guest Card: The Julian Alps Card Bohinj
All Inghams guests will receive complimentary Julian Alps Card during their stay in Bohinj.
Guests staying 3/4 nights will receive a 3-day card, guests staying 7 nights will receive 5-day card and guests staying 10/11/14 nights will receive a 10-day card.
The card has great saving benefits and will make travelling and sightseeing around the area much easier.
- Free admission to Savica Waterfall, Mostnica Gorge and Church of St John
- Free boat trip with the panoramic boat on Lake Bohinj
- Free admissions to all museums in Bohinj.
- Free summer Hop-on, Hop-off bus trip to Pokljuka
- Free bus rides around Bohinj with Arriva Alpetour buses
- Free additional shuttles in the summer season
- Free parking at most of the Bohinj car parks
- Free one-way or return tickets for some train journeys
- Free use of the entry-exit points on Lake Bohinj and Sava Bohinjka
- 50 % discount on bus tickets from Bohinj across Gorenjska region, to Ljubljana and in the opposite directions (buses from Arriva Alpetour company)
- 20 % discount on a return ticket for the cable car to Vogel
- 5 – 50 % discounts on activities and sightseeing in Bohinj and elsewhere in Slovenia
Suggestions what to do around Lake Bohinj
- Cable-car to view the peaks on the southern part of the lake
- Bicycle hire
- Lake bathing (July and August)
- The Pokljuka Plateau
- Savica Waterfalls
- Botanical experts from the Botanical Society of British Isles will participate.
- Guided botanical excursions at all altitude ranges
- Expert advice: 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.
Car hire is available
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. The greatest choice of hikes start from Bohinj in the southeastern corner of the national park, the park is home to a wonderful array of flora and fauna. The Chamois, and the Golden Eagle 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 the 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. A 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.
A 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 a chance to stop at the Local Bohinj tourist office to see the exhibition and enjoy some breathtaking views of Lake Bohinj and surroundings.
OTHER WALKS IN AND AROUND BOHINJ
Mostnica Valley & Voja | Moderate | 3½-4 hrs | 525m - 1453m
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.
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 but 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