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Category: Bohinj Walks, Slovenia

Walks in Bohinj, Slovenia

24. Vogel, Bohinj, Slovenia

Walk 24 – Vogel, a mountain walk above Bohinj from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

Triglav from the Vogel Ski Station
Triglav from the Vogel Ski Station

A relatively easy mountain walk above Bohinjin the Julian Alps, to the summit of Vogel (1922m). We use the Vogel Cable Car to gain a bit of height!

Start/Finish – Vogel Ski Station car park

Distance – 10km/6.2miles

Height gain – approx 650m

Time – 3h40min

Grade – fairly strenuous. A high-level mountain walk on waymarked paths, involving a little easy scrambling. Vogel is liable to lightning strikes; avoid if storms are forecast (see our mountain weather advice).

Recommended map(s) – are the 1:50 000 Triglavski Narodni Park or the Julijske Alpe vzhodni del (eastern) maps, published by PZS.  There is also the 1:25 000 Bohinjsko jezero map, again by PZS.

Equipment – Walking boots, walking sticks. See our clothing and walking equipment page for more recommendations.

Refreshments on route – At the Upper Cable Car Station; none on route.

Edelweiss
Edelweiss

Updates to the 2019, 5th EditionThere are no updates.

Public transport – The Cable Car Station is easily reached by bus.

Car parking in Bohinj – there is a parking charge at all car-parks beside or near Lake Bohinj. For more details see, our Bohinj information page.

Car parking is free for users of the Cable Car.

Nearest Town/VillageBohinjska Bistrica. In the town and nearby villages, including Ribčev Laz there is a wide range of hotels, apartments, guesthouses and rooms plus there are a couple of camping sites – Camp Danica at Bohinjska Bistrica is our favourite. The town also has a good range of shops too.

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View towards Šija and Rodica from Vogel
View towards Šija and Rodica from Vogel

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23. Rudnica and the Upper Bohinj Valley

Walk 23 – in Zgornja Dolina, the Upper Valley of Bohinj, also climbing Rudnica, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

Hayracks in Zgornja Dolina
Hayracks in Zgornja Dolina

Starting at Ribčev Laz, this pleasant countryside walk meanders through the villages and fields of Zgornja Dolina, the Upper Valley of Bohinj, as well as climbing Rudnica.

Start/Finish – Ribčev Laz

Distance – 11.8km/7.4miles

Height gain – approx 400m

Time – 3h40min

Grade – moderate; mainly on good paths and tracks, except for the steep and sometimes loose descent from Rudnica.

Recommended map(s) – are the 1:50 000 Triglavski Narodni Park or the Julijske Alpe vzhodni del (eastern) maps, published by PZS.  There are also the 1:25 000 Bohinjsko jezero and Triglav maps, again by PZS.

Equipment – Walking boots, walking sticks. See our clothing and walking equipment page for more recommendations.

Refreshments on route – Available at Srednja Vas, Stara Fužina and, in summer from a hut near the summit of Rudnica.

Logs and flowers, Srednja Vas
Logs and flowers, Srednja Vas

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Public transport – Ribčev Laz is easily reached by bus.

Car parking in Bohinj – there is a parking charge at all car-parks beside or near Lake Bohinj. For more details see, our Bohinj information page.

Nearest Town/VillageBohinjska Bistrica. In the town and nearby villages, including Ribčev Laz there is a wide range of hotels, apartments, guesthouses and rooms plus there are a couple of camping sites – Camp Danica at Bohinjska Bistrica is our favourite. The town also has a good range of shops too.

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A Studor toplar
A Studor toplar

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22. Mostnica Gorge Walk and the Voje Valley, Bohinj, Slovenia

Walk 22 – along the Mostnica Gorge and the Voje Valley, beginning at Stara Fužina, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

Sloncek, an underwater arch in the Mostnica Gorge
Slonćek, an underwater arch in the Mostnica Gorge

Starting at the pretty village of Stara Fužina, this walk explores the Mostnica Gorge (Mostnica Korita) and the meadows of the alpine Voje Valley as far as the Slap Mostnice waterfall (also known as Slap Voje).

Start/Finish – Stara Fužina or Ribčev Laz (see Updates)

Slap Voje
Slap Voje

Distance – 11.3km/7miles

Height gain – approx 230m

Time – 2h49min

Grade – easy; mainly on good paths and tracks.

Recommended map(s) – are the 1:50 000 Triglavski Narodni Park or the Julijske Alpe vzhodni del (eastern) maps, published by PZS.  There are also the 1:25 000 Bohinjsko jezero and Triglav maps, again by PZS.

Equipment – Walking shoes, walking sticks. See our clothing and walking equipment page for more recommendations.

Refreshments on route – Available at Slap Mostnice in season and at Planinska Koča na Vojah mountain hut on Saturdays. See our mountain huts of Slovenia page more information.

Updates to the 2019, 5th EditionThere are no updates.

Public transport – Ribčev Laz is easily reached by bus. There is a more limited service to Stara Fužina.

Car parking in Bohinj – there is a parking charge at all car-parks beside or near Lake Bohinj. For more details see, our Bohinj information page.

Nearest Town/VillageBohinjska Bistrica. In the town and nearby villages, including Ribčev Laz there is a wide range of hotels, apartments, guesthouses and rooms plus there are a couple of camping sites – Camp Danica at Bohinjska Bistrica is our favourite. The town also has a good range of shops too.

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Mostnica Gorge
Mostnica Gorge

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21. Walk to the Triglav Lakes Valley

Walk 21 – the ascent of Komarča to Črna jezero and the Triglav Lakes Valley, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

Triglav Lakes Valley
Triglav Lakes Valley

Viewed from any distance the cliffs of Komarča look impassable, but there is a path, a steep one, that leads to Črna jezero and the foot of the Triglav Lakes Valley (sometimes called the “Seven Lakes Valley”).

Start/Finish – Slap Savica car park

Distance – 3.8km/2.3mile

Height gain – approx 650m

Time – 2h50min

Grade – Strenuous; a short but exceptionally tough ascent on a steep and sometimes exposed path. Cables protect the route in places and, at one point, metal pegs provide the holds.

Recommended map(s) – are the 1:50 000 Triglavski Narodni Park or the Julijske Alpe vzhodni del (eastern) maps, published by PZS.  There are also the 1:25 000 Bohinjsko jezero and Triglav maps, again by PZS.

Equipment – Walking shoes, walking sticks. See our clothing and walking equipment page for more recommendations.

Refreshments on route – A bar at the Slap Savica car-park, but none on route.

Updates to the 2019, 5th EditionThere are no updates.

Public transport – The Slap Savica car park can be reached by bus from mid-June until the end of Septmber.  Alternatively, catch a bus to Ukance (Bohinj Zlatorog) and follow the signed path to the Slap Savica car-park and the start of the walk.

Car parking in Bohinj – there is a parking charge at all car-parks beside or near Lake Bohinj. For more details see, our Bohinj information page.

Nearest Town/VillageBohinjska Bistrica. In the town and nearby villages, including Ribčev Laz there is a wide range of hotels, apartments, guesthouses and rooms plus there are a couple of camping sites – Camp Danica at Bohinjska Bistrica is our favourite. The town also has a good range of shops too.

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Črna jezero
Črna jezero

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20. A walk around Lake Bohinj and to Slap Savica

Walk 20 -a circuit of Lake Bohinj, including Slap Savica, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

Lake Bohinj
Lake Bohinj

Starting at Ribčev Laz, enjoy a leisurely stroll around Lake Bohinj (Bohinjsko jezero), take a picnic and perhaps a swimsuit because in summer the water is warm enough to take a dip. The walk also heads up to Slap Savica, an impressive waterfall and source of the Sava River.

Start/Finish – Ribčev Laz

Lake Bohinj and Ribčev Laz
Lake Bohinj and Ribčev Laz

Distance – 11.8km/7.3mile

Height gain – approx 275m

Time – 3h16min

Grade – easy; on good paths and tracks.

Recommended map(s) – are the 1:50 000 Triglavski Narodni Park or the Julijske Alpe vzhodni del (eastern) maps, published by PZS.  There are also the 1:25 000 Bohinjsko jezero and Triglav maps, again by PZS.

Equipment – Walking shoes, walking sticks. See our clothing and walking equipment page for more recommendations.

Refreshments on route – A bar at the Slap Savica car-park.

Updates to the 2019, 5th EditionThere are no updates.

Public transport – Ribčev Laz is easily reached by bus.

Car parking in Bohinj – there is a parking charge at all car-parks beside or near Lake Bohinj. For more details see, our Bohinj information page.

Nearest Town/VillageBohinjska Bistrica. In the town and nearby villages, including Ribčev Laz there is a wide range of hotels, apartments, guesthouses and rooms plus there are a couple of camping sites – Camp Danica at Bohinjska Bistrica is our favourite.  The town also has a good range of shops too.

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Slap Savica, Bohinj
Slap Savica, Bohinj

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19. Ridge walk above Bohinj, Slovenia

Walk 19 – above Bohinj from Črna prst to Rodica, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.

View from Konjski vrh to Črna prst
View from Konjski vrh to Črna prst

Marvellous ridge walking on the edge of the Julian Alps with stupendous views across Bohinj to Triglav in the north and far reaching vistas over the wooded hills of Primorska to the south-west.

Start/Finish – Štržišče

Knafelc marker on route to Rodica
Knafelc marker on route to Rodica

Distance – 18.5km/11.5mile

Height gain – approx 1400m

Time – 8h04min

Grade – very strenuous. A long and committing mountain ridge walk. Map and compass skill are essential, especially in bad weather.

Recommended map(s) – are the 1:50 000 Triglavski Narodni Park or the Julijske Alpe vzhodni del (eastern) maps, published by PZS.  Almost all of the walk is covered by the 1:25 000 Bohinjsko jezero map, also by PZS.

Equipment – Walking shoes, walking sticks. See our clothing and walking equipment page for more recommendations.

Refreshments on route – In season, basic meals and drinks are available from the Dom Zorka Jelinčiča mountain hut on the summit of Črna prst.  See our mountain huts of Slovenia page more information.

Updates to the 2019, 5th Edition There are no updates to the described route. An alternative start and finish could be made by taking the Vogel cable car and climbing up through the ski grounds to the ridge just below Šija. Turn left here to walk along to Rodica and the follow the route in reverse to Črna prst. Descend by the waymarked path via Planina za Liscem to Bohinjska Bistrica. At one time or another we have walked these paths and can recommend these alternatives.

Public transport – No public transport to Stržišče. It is possible to start the walk at nearby Podbrdo, best accessed by train from Bohinjska Bistrica or Most na Soči.

Nearest Towns/VillagesTolmin has at least one hotel, apartments, guesthouses and rooms plus a camping site. Tolmin also has a good range of shops, plus cafes and restaurants. Bohinjska Bistrica has a wider selection of accommodation and excellent shops.

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Dom Zorka Jelincica hut on the summit of Crna prst
Dom Zorka Jelincica hut on the summit of Crna prst

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