Hiking around Lake Bohinj

The Lake Bohinj glacial valley
Though not as well known as its counterpart in Bled, Lake Bohinj's blue-green glacial waters give Bled some friendly competition for best lake in Slovenia, with all of the scenery and none of the crowds. Expect postcard-perfect vistas everywhere you turn of snow-capped mountains, dense forests, and charming villages as you explore the lake and its surrounds. There are countless trail options in the area for all ages and ability levels; choose the one that suits you best.

To the south of Lake Bohinj, you can ride the cable car up to Mount Vogel for a spectacular scene over the lake, Julian Alps, and Triglav National Park. Here you can pick one of several alpine trails accessed from the ski center, some of which lead back to Lake Bohinj, though keen hikers will want to carry on up to the summit for all-encompassing views over the Julian Alps. Alternatively, there's the trek to the famous Savica waterfall to consider where you can take pleasure in seeing its rushing cascade into the crystal-clear pool below. 

Meanwhile, on the opposite side of the lake lies the beautiful Mostnica Gorge. Set in the jaw-dropping Voje Valley and carved by the Mostnica river, you can hike alongside the river over stone and wooden footbridges as you pass strange rock formations and glassy pools on your way to its namesake waterfall. 

After an active day, you might like to soothe tired muscles and wash off the trail dust with a refreshing swim, but not before paying a visit to the statue of the Zlatorog, or Golden Horn, a mythical stag believed to live in the mountains.

Itineraries with Hiking around Lake Bohinj

From Slovenia's Alps to the Adriatic: Lake Bled, Soča Valley, Piran - 14 Days

Ideal for travelers looking for a natural getaway packed with outdoor recreation, this exploration of Slovenia's rugged western region combines picturesque lake vistas with high-alpine mountain huts in Triglav National Park, cave spelunking, and sunsets on the coast. The trip begins in Ljubljana, a European Green Capital, and continues north to the unforgettable scenery of lakes Bled and Bohinj and the Julian Alps. You'll then travel south through the emerald waters of the Soča River Valley and lush hillsides of Goriška Brda wine region, ending your adventure with a dip into the waters of the Adriatic Sea.