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.
This festival (21 May - 5 June 2016) is world famous and includes talks, excursions 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 special activities planned for children and families.
Two Centres | Combine your stay in Lake Bohinj with 3, 4 or 7 nights in another resort in Slovenia or Croatia. We recommend Kranjska Gora or city of Ljubljana
Resort Code: SIBO
Languages spoken: Slovene
Time difference: GMT+1
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Transfer approx. 1½hrs by coach (Ljubljana)
Transfer approx. 2½hrs by coach (Zagreb).
Supplements are based on 7 night departures
Car hire available: Yes
Evening resort bus service: No
Parking available: No
Resort Ski bus available: No
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Venice £61(summer 16) £67 (preview summer 17), full day, Friday
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 £52(summer 16) £57 (preview summer 17), 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 £35(summer 16) £39(preview summer 17), full day, Monday, Thursday
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 £51(summer 16) £57 (preview summer 17), 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
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Ljubljana £34, half day
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.
Best of Lake and Mountain
Enjoy a return FREE boat trip on Lake Bohinj and a return FREE Cable pass to see Mount Vogel.
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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"
Free Resort Green Card at selected hotels.
You can claim discounts of 5%-50% discounts on sightseeing, culinary delights, sports activities and many other things such as:
The Card can be used with all providers that bear the sticker Gorenjska Green Card.
Other things to do in and around Lake Bohinj
Bohinj International Wild Flower Festival. 21 May - 06 June 2016
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 £9 per person
Monday 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.
OTHER WALKS IN AND AROUND BOHINJ
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
My favourite destination is of course Slovenia! In particular the Gorenjska region which is in the northwest of Slovenia. At 21 years old I set off to travel the world, after living and working in several different countries I stumbled across Slovenia by accident. I continued travelling for another year or so but nowhere quite compared so last year I returned, and stayed.
Slovenia has a little bit of everything and something for all with its varying landscapes, alpine regions, vibrant cities, stunning coastline and great local food and wines. As it is a small country it is easy to travel around and see it all. With its numerous sites of special natural interest, many festivals and interesting history it is perfect for a summer holiday. Most of all though it is the people you will meet, friendly attentive locals who will make you feel welcome and at home. You really can feel Slovenia.
I enjoy walking and hiking around Lake Bohinj, Lake Bled and Kranjska Gora, mountain biking along some of our local bike trails, kayaking on the lakes, visiting our beautiful capital city Ljubljana for some sightseeing and shopping or sometimes just relaxing with a nice glass of local wine while enjoying the stunning scenery which surrounds us here in Slovenia.
I am trying to learn Slovene. It is not easy! The language has some features uncommon to most other languages. There are 6 cases and in addition to the singular and plural uses the grammatical number dual. Although difficult to learn it is a beautiful language and hopefully I can share a few words with you during your stay.