Walking in Slovenia

Your Guide to Walking in Slovenia

Read our guide to walking in Slovenia and lace up your boots for an adventure through its enchanting trails and scenic vistas.

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Pack your walking boots and get ready to explore the dramatic mountains, unspoilt valleys, and charming countryside of Slovenia.

For walks in tranquil, unspoilt scenery, you can’t choose a more delightful destination than Slovenia. Our self-guided walking holidays will introduce you to the Julian Alps’ dramatic mountains and valleys, which are a mainstay of Slovenia’s beautiful hiking routes.

You'll find beautiful walks through the countryside. Take time to explore some of the small, unspoilt villages that dot the lakeside. Alternatively, head to the top of Velika Osojnica for incredible views of the surrounding area.

Walking in Slovenia: Visit These Resorts

Lake Bohinj | Lake Bled | Kranjska Gora | Bovec


Walking in Lake Bohinj

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Nestled in the stunning Julian Alps, Lake Bohinj is only a short trip from Slovenia's capital city of Ljubljana. Here you can combine walking with unique cultural experiences.

Soak up the history and culture of the area from local farms, cheese makers, historic sites plus there’s hiking, biking, kayaking and more.

Lake Bohinj is your golden ticket to exploring the untouched beauty of Triglav National Park and the Sava Bohinjska Valley, with trails aplenty. It's the starting point for adventures where you might bump into chamois and golden eagles, or spot the Julian Poppy and Zois' bellflower.

And for a change of scenery, the cable car to Mt. Vogel and the march to Savica Waterfall are great for stretching your legs.

Our Recommended Walks in Lake Bohinj

A Leisurely Walk from Stara Fuzina to Srednja Vas

This gentle stroll through a living museum takes about 1.5 hours one way. It's an easy walk – perfect for when you want to stretch your legs without breaking a sweat. This route is a real eye-candy tour through the Upper Bohinj Valley.

Whether you're on foot or cycling, there's plenty to see. In Stara Fuzina, you can dive into the world of cheese at the Museum of Alpine Dairy Farming. Then, in Studor, check out the Oplen House to see how the locals lived back in the day.

Around these places, there are lots of old, pretty houses that have been there for a very long time. When you hit Srednja Vas, make a pit stop at Restaurant Rupa for a taste of Slovenia on a plate – you won't regret it. From Srednja Vas, you've got choices: retrace your steps or keep the adventure going towards Bohinjska Cesnjica, then over to Bohinjska Bistrica.

Here, you can hop on a bus back or, if you're feeling more adventurous, trek across the ski area Senozete to Savica village and loop back to Ribcev Laz.

The Fuzina to Rudnica Trail

Starting at St John's church and heading towards Stara Fuzina, this trail offers a moderate to challenging walk, lasting about 1.5 hours one way.

Kick things off at St John’s church and make your way towards Stara Fuzina. In about 5 - 10 minutes, you'll take a right across a bridge, then keep an eye out for signs pointing you towards Rudnica.

The turn-off for Pec comes up after a 20-minute uphill walk, where you'll get your first stunning views of the lake. If you're up for it, pushing on to Rudnica will take about another hour.

Once you reach the top, the views of the valley and lake are nothing short of breath-taking. There are a few routes back down, but they're pretty steep, so it might be wisest to retrace your steps. The uphill climb is what bumps up the difficulty level of this walk.


Walking in Lake Bled

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Lake Bled is a great destination for those who enjoy walking, offering several lovely trails around the lake. Other activities include the famous gondola boat ride to the island, hikes up Osojnica hill, and visiting the nearby Vintgar Gorge.

To see it all, take time out to explore some of the villages with unspoilt views. Bled is known for its beautiful views, but there's no better vantage points than Osojnica and Ojstrica. Take in impressive views of the lake and surrounding nature from above.

You'll be able to see the entire town of Bled nestled amidst the Julian Alps. If you're more into the scenic route minus the huffing and puffing, the stroll up to Straza near the posh Grand Hotel Toplice is your ticket to chill vibes and nice sights.

Don’t forget the classic loop around the lake or the jaunt up to the castle, where you can lord over the lake with views fit for a postcard. And let's not overlook the hills cradling Bled – they're like an open invitation to lace up your boots and find your own adventure, Radovljica is also a lovely town just 8km from Lake Bled.

Climb up the lookout on Jamnik or the medieval church and you will have a panoramic view of the whole area. If you want to go higher, there is the Begunjščica mountain and lots of trails through the woods.

Read our guide for the best things to do in Lake Bled

Recommended Walks in Lake Bled

Lake Bled Loop Trail 

If you're visiting Lake Bled and can only do one walk, pick this one. It's a path that goes all around the lake, offering incredible views of both the lake and the surrounding mountains from every direction. Rest assured, there's not a single disappointing view on this walk.

This path is easy and convenient. Along the way, you'll find water to drink, bathrooms, and cafes for snacks. Numerous benches are scattered around the lake, providing prime spots for enjoying the water view. Plus, there's a swimming area on the lake's western shore.

And for those who fancy a bit of nautical adventure, boat rentals are scattered along the path, ready for you to captain your own Lake Bled voyage. The trail even takes you past the Olympic Rowing Centre at the north-western corner of the lake.

Panoramic Lake Views

For an amazing view of Lake Bled, head up to Ojstrica hill. It's on the lake's southwest side. You'll start on the Lake Bled Loop Trail, then it's a bit of an uphill jaunt, but every step is worth it for the views at the top.

After enjoying Ojstrica, you can go back the same way or keep exploring towards Mala Osojnica.

It's a bit quieter there, but the views? Just as spectacular. Then, when you're ready, it's an easy walk back down to the lake. It's a fantastic way to spend your day, exploring and seeing Lake Bled from above.


Walking in Kranjska Gora

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Kranjska Gora, nestled in Slovenia's northwest corner near the Austrian and Italian borders, is a postcard-perfect village waiting to be explored. Whether you fancy a tranquil walk by Lake Jasna, a wander through the serene Zelenci Nature Reserve, or the thrill of traversing nearly 100km of trails across the Julian Alps and Karavankas mountains, this place has it all.

The Julian Alps are a walker’s dream, with their meadows, valleys, and peaks intertwined by a network of clearly marked paths. Starting from Kranjska Gora, you can venture into the breathtaking Planica and Tamar Valleys or tackle the climb up the Vršič Pass, which serves as a gateway to numerous other trails.

Not far to the east, you'll find three valleys, with Vrata valley being a notable gateway for those aiming to conquer Triglav.

Kranjska Gora and its surroundings are crisscrossed with walking trails for every type of explorer, leading into the heart of Triglav National Park.

Here, amidst the Alpine flora and fauna, you can marvel at the towering sights of Mt. Prisank, Mt. Vitranc, and Vršič Pass.

The area is a scenic collage of waterfalls, valley trails, quaint villages, and traditional farmhouses – each step promises a new discovery.

Recommended Walks in Kranjska Gora

Zelenci Trail

The Zelenci Trail is a panoramic walk through the pastures to the lovely Alpine village of Podkoren in the eastern part of Julian Alps. Stop at the traditional Lime tree in the middle of the village to rest before a short walk to Zelenci- a beautiful nature reserve.

Lake Jasna to Krnica Valley Trail

Heading out on the Jasna Lake and Krnica Valley Trail? It's a moderate walk that should take around two hours if you're heading one way. Definitely include Lake Jasna in your Slovenia trip itinerary - it's a sight you won't want to miss. The seven-kilometre trek will take you past this famous lake and then through the Krnica Valley. Along the way, you'll enjoy beautiful views next to the Pišnica River. 


Walking in Bovec

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Tucked away between the towering mountains and the winding rivers of the Julian Alps, right on the edge of Triglav National Park, lies the quaint village of Bovec.

It’s a paradise for anyone who loves the great outdoors. Whether you're into cycling, fishing, canoeing, or just taking leisurely walks, Bovec has something for everyone. Ever seen those amazing scenes from "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian"? That's the River Soca in Bovec. It's like stepping into Narnia without leaving this world.

And if you head up a bit, you'll find three super clear lakes at Kriz. Up there, you might even see ibex climbing up steep rocks like it's no big deal.

Not keen on thrilling activities? A quiet walk around the village lets you see beautiful Gothic churches and lovely old houses A walking holiday here is a stroll through storybook settings, undiscovered by the crowds.


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