Experience and enjoy breathtaking vistas, emerald green lakes, rivers and waterfalls in these majestic Slovenian mountains.
Departure: any day from March to October
Duration: 1 week plus
- All luggage transported
- Airport transfers
- Guided or self guided with Maps and G.P.S
- All Breakfast Picnics and evening meals
- Back up vehicle
- If you want to rest any day we shall drive you to your destination
- Fabulous accommodation, home cooked local food
Day 1 – Arrive at Lake Bohinj.
Day 2 – Lake Bohinj – Slap Savica – Bohinj
Our hiking journey begins here. Having enjoyed a refreshing night’s sleep and a hearty breakfast at the Vila Park, we follow the fresh clear breeze towards the mountains ahead of us, their beauty and majesty reflected in Lake Bohinj.
We are heading towards the Savica waterfall, known as Slap Savica, said to be the most beautiful waterfall in Slovenia. It lies at the upper end of the valley, squeezed between high gorges and rocky walls at an altitude of 900 meters above Lake Bohinj. With its height of 78 meters, as the waters drop into an emerald green pool below it creates a powerful image of how wild the alpine waters in the Triglav National Park (TNP) can be.
Leaving the Savica waterfall we make our way to the Hotel Jezero, where we will dine and rest for the night.
Total km: 9 km or 16 km.
Day 3 – Bohinj – Mostnica – Stara Fuzina
Our hike today takes in both the History and the natural beauty of Slovenia, make sure you have a good breakfast to keep you going!
After leaving our hotel we immediately find ourselves on the famous Bohinj’s bridge, taking us to the 700 years old Church of St. John the Baptist, a well preserved and gorgeous example of the Middle Ages architecture and fresco paintings. From here we go to Zois Manor with its unusual clock tower, built to ensure the local ironworkers arrived to work on time! We will have lunch here, at the medieval style restaurant, surrounded by the park and gardens that date back to the 18th century.
Our path then takes us over The Devil’s Bridge to the breathtaking Mostnica gorge with its clear emerald green waters. The gorge is approximately 2km long and has been carved over the ages by the Mostnica river, and the route follows its waterfalls and exquisite pools, evidence of the sheer strength and beauty of nature.
From here we head into a pine scented forest, accompanied by the ever-present murmur of the Mostnica river, and on to our resting place for the night, Majer’ca Hotel at Stara Fuzina.
Total km: 8 km or 14 km.
Day 4: Stara Fužina – Studor v Bohinju – Bohinjska Češnjica – Jereka – Koprivnik v Bohinju
Having enjoyed another peaceful night and hearty breakfast, our first stop today is the Ranch Mrcina. Here we will see the sturdy Icelandic horses, originally brought here by viking settlers hundreds of years ago, and perhaps enjoy a horse drawn carriage or cart ride.
From here we follow our path to a Bohinj dairy farm where the local cheeses are made, still following traditions established several hundred years ago.
As tempting as the cheeses are, make sure to leave room to sample some ‘drunken’ Bohinj trout (trout fried in cornflour), as this is a local speciality using trout caught from the clear clean waters of the Lake.
Next stop on our culinary historic hike day is the Litvern Brewery, to quench our thirst and enjoy a short rest, before – if you’re feeling like more- we can ascend to the Vodnik viewpoint, named after its most famous admirer, Valentin Vodnik.
The road is well marked and will take us along a gentle slope past pretty meadows and upwards through a forest. From the viewpoint you will see the beautiful Upper Bohinj valley and Lake Bohinj, trapped between the rocky mounds of Rudnica and Studor.
Homestead Rocnjek, a traditionally furnished guesthouse, is our accommodation for the night.
Total km: 10 km or 16 km.
Day 5: Bohinjska Bela
After the activities of the previous day, today’s hike takes us back to nature and the serene beauty of Slovenia.
We will walk though majestic forests, through to breathtaking views of the Sava Bohinjka River, and then on to a prehistoric cave – “Jama pod Babjim zobom” (Cave under Babji zob), one of the oldest caves in Slovenia dating back to the last ice age!
After a snack from our backpacks we head to the Bohinjska Bela to the Iglica waterfall, small but beautifully formed!
Total km: 11 km or 17 km.
Day 6: Bohinjska Bela – Bled
This day begins with a hike to Bled, a magical place, with its own lake and Island, the only one in Slovenia! Legend says if you ring the bell on the Islands Church tower, one day you will return!
After lunch, we follow the lake path, followed by a visit to the Castle on the cliff with its magnificent views of this breathtaking area, and worth the walk for this alone. The castle is said to be the oldest in Slovenia and dates back to the 11th century, so yes, very old!
And to finish the day, a trip in a traditional ‘pletna’ boat to the Island where we can sample the local Bled cake – ‘kremsnita’ or other pasties.
But don’t forget to ring that bell! We guarantee you will want to return!
After this you are free to enjoy your last evening in this most peaceful but picturesque town of enchantment – Bled.
Total km: 7 km or 12 km.
Day 7: Bled and transfers