Hiking near Lake Bohinj
There are numerous hiking trails and walks around Lake Bohinj to suit all abilities. Enjoy a gentle walk along the shore of Lake Bohinj. Or maybe make a day of it and hike around the whole lake. Discover beautiful waterfalls with a hike up to the Savica Waterfall or the Mostnica Gorge. For those who are after a greater challenge, hike hut-to-hut in a multi-day trek culminating in an ascent of Mount Triglav, Slovenia’s highest peak at 2864m.
Lake Bohinj is in the Julian Alps in the Triglav National Park, an area filled with lakes, gorges, river, caves, waterfalls, alpine meadows, and high mountainous peaks. Walking and hiking opportunities abound. The local Tourist Information Centres are a great source of knowledge for all local walks, providing leaflets, expert guidance and a chance to buy local maps.
Here is a selection of our favourite walks to give you a flavour of the type of hiking available near Lake Bohinj. All the hikes can be started directly from the front door of our holiday home, Escape to Bohinj Holiday House in Stara Fužina.
Hiking near Lake Bohinj
Please remember that hiking can be a risky activity. The weather and walking conditions can change very quickly in the mountains, so it is always important to be prepared with suitable clothing and equipment. Only you can know your own abilities.
For detailed guidance on hiking near Lake Bohinj, please consult the Cicerone guides Julian Alps of Slovenia and The Slovene Mountain Trail. We also recommend the following maps, Bohinj, Julijske Alpe, and Triglav which can all be purchased locally.
After a day’s hiking near Lake Bohinj, why not take a refreshing dip in the lake to soothe any tired muscles? The water feels so good on your skin.
Peak season for hiking in the Julian Alps is between May and October. Low-level walks are available all year round, unless, of course, there has been heavy snowfall. In fact, expert mountaineers climb the high peaks throughout the winter.
The Bohinj area hosts the Wild Flower Festival in May/early June and the Hiking Festival in the autumn. Both events offer a diverse range of talks and activities for the whole family.
Escape to Bohinj Holiday House
Escape to Bohinj Holiday House is ideally placed for hikers wishing to explore the Julan Alps and the Triglav National Park. You can even start your hike up Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia from our doorstep!
Hiking in the Julian Alps
The mountains of the Julian Alps are protected inside the Triglav National Park and offer pristine nature and exceptional views.