Walk 20 -a circuit of Lake Bohinj, including Slap Savica, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.
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
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 2010, 3rd Edition – There are no updates.
Public transport – Ribčev Laz is easily reached by bus.
- Click here for up to date bus timetables from Bohinj Bistrica to Ribčev Laz.
- Click here for up to date bus timetables from Bled to Ribčev Laz.
- Click here for up to date bus timetables from Ukanc (Bohinj Zlatorog) back to Ribčev Laz.
- Click here for language help reading timetables.
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/Village – Bohinjska 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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