Escape to Bohinj

Hiking near Lake Bohinj

There are hiking trails and walks around Lake Bohinj to suit all abilities. Enjoy a gentle walk along the shore of Lake Bohinj and discover beautiful waterfalls with a hike to Slap Savica or the Mostnica Gorge. For those who are after a greater challenge, there are limitless opportunities for day hikes. And if that isn’t enough, you can hike hut-to-hut in multi-day treks, maybe culminating in an ascent of Mount Triglav, Slovenia’s highest peak at 2864m.

Hiking near Lake Bohinj

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. Many of the hikes described below 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, including maps for independent navigation. Only you can know your own abilities. Here is some really useful guidance on how to keep safe in the Slovenian mountains. The hike descriptions below are for guidance only, and Escape to Bohinj take no liability for any incidents which may occur. 

Walk around Lake Bohinj

A great way to get your bearings is to take the 12km trail around Lake Bohinj.

A walk for all seasons.

Peč Viewpoint

For the picture-perfect view over Lake Bohinj, take the  20 minute hike from Stara Fužina  up to the Peč viewpoint.

Savica Waterfall

Allow 25 minutes to hike the 550-steps to the famous Savica Waterfall though the well-marked forest path. 

Mostnica Gorge

A low-level walk through the forest with impressive rock formations and crystal-clear water.


Hike up from Stara Fužina through forests, pastures and flower meadows for a fabulous view over Lake Bohinj.


A steep  45 minute ascent offers  superb views over the Bohinj valley and some light refreshments.


Another steep climb offers views down the entire length of Lake Bohinj. A hike where you might not see another soul! 


A nice extension to the to the Studor walk, with the added bonus of visiting a mountain hut for refreshments.  


Hike up to the highest peak on the northern ridge of the lake and enjoy stunning views around the Julian Alps. 


Challenge yourself hiking up the Komarča wall and visit the famous Črno jezero (Black Lake).

Triglav Lakes Valley

The valley of the Triglav Seven Lakes is a  highlights of the Julian Alps, and can be explored over a couple of days


Traversing Triglav, Slovenia’s highest mountain at 2864m, offers superb views and demanding hiking. 

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.

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Hiking Seasons

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.

You can check the mountain forecast here.

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 Julian Alps and the Triglav National Park. You can even start your hike up Triglav, the highest mountain in Slovenia from our doorstep!

Cosy-up next to the wood-burning stove after a day out hiking

Feel refreshed from sleeping well in the super-king size bed

Use maps and books available in the house to plan your hikes

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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.