Slovenia Walking

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.

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

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