The evenings are drawing in, and the days are beginning to feel that bit cooler. Autumn is upon us in Bohinj. After the busyness of even this most unusual summer, life is slowing down, allowing you to enjoy the natural beauty that this season offers. Here are 5 reasons why we love autumn in Bohinj;
1. Amazing Colours
The reds, yellows, oranges, golds, browns and greens of the trees are stunning at this time of year, particularly when bathed in the soft evening sunlight. On a still day, you can see these amazing colours reflected in the glassy water of Lake Bohinj.
Head out in a kayak to the middle of the lake to get the ultimate vantage point, surrounded by this beautiful palette.
2. Hiking & Biking Adventures
September and October are excellent months for hiking and biking in the Triglav National Park and wider Julian Alps. The weather is generally stable, with fewer storms than in the summer months, and most visitors are long gone. There is something wonderful about wrapping up warm and heading out into the crisper, cooler air. You can really soak up the peace and tranquillity of this unspoilt place and immerse yourself in the natural world. Now that the days are shorter and fewer mountain huts are open, make sure you plan your trip to ensure you are well prepared and stay safe.
3. Nature’s Bounty
Look carefully and you will see fruits, nuts, seeds, mushrooms and toadstools in a wealth of different shapes and sizes. Slovenia is a lush country and around 60% of the land is covered in forest. With the warmth of summer replaced by cooler, damper air, autumn brings a flurry of growth. In Bohinj there is a real focus on using locally sourced food, so take the opportunity to sample foraged delicacies in the local restaurants – delicious!
4. Early Morning Mist
The cooler, longer nights and increased moisture in the air often wrap Lake Bohinj in an early morning blanket of mist. It is a magical and mysterious time to be at the lakeside, made all the more special as you are likely to be there by yourself. When it starts to clear, the mist is often replaced by brilliant blue skies within 10 minutes. Look out for that perfect spider’s web, dappled in the morning dew. There is beauty all around if you look for it.
5. Cosy Nights In
With the cooler autumn evenings, its time to light the log burner again. Snuggle up next to the fire with a hot chocolate, or a tipple of choice. Did you know Slovenia is famous for its schnapps? Our favourite is Borovnicevec – a blueberry liquor which is delicious and particularly warming on a cold evening. After a day out exploring Lake Bohinj, there is nothing nicer than a cosy evening in next to the fire.
Autumn in Bohinj
So come and enjoy an autumn break in Bohinj. Watch the golden leaves fall from the trees against blue skies, listen to them crunch underfoot in the forest, feel the warmth of the autumn sun on your back and taste the foragers’ treasure trove of goodies. It really is a season for all the senses.