Slovenia Walking

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.

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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.

Slap Savica, Bohinj
Slap Savica, Bohinj

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