Walk 24 – a mountain walk above Bohinj to Vogel, from a Walking Guide to Slovenia.
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.
Updates to the 2010, 3rd Edition – There are no updates.
Public transport – The Cable Car Station is easily reached by bus.
- Click here for up to date bus timetables from Bohinj Bistrica to Bohinj Zlatorog (the nearest stop on the timetable – just ask to stop at the Cable Car).
- Click here for up to date bus timetables from Bled to Bohinj Zlatorog.
- 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.
Car parking is free for users of the Cable Car.
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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