This picture-perfect view of Lake Bohinj is taken from Peč viewpoint, a promontory on the lower slopes of Rudnica. It is about a 40-minute round trip from the village of Stara Fužina, an hour if you take it slowly. You never get much more than 200m higher than the water, but the views over Lake Bohinj, and the meadows along the way, are superb. The final view is beautiful, with the church and bridge acting as gatekeeper to the lake.
Peč viewpoint is a great walk that will appeal to the whole family. Near the top keep little ones close by as the path is unclear and there are gaps between rocks which could be dangerous for carefree children.
Need to Know
- Altitude 640m
- 40-minute round trip from Stara Fužina
Directions to Peč Viewpoint
From the centre of Stara Fužina, cross the bridge over the river, heading east. Turn right down the small road after the wooden barn, following the flow of the river. After a while, you’ll cross the smaller Ribnica river and join a cycle path. After about 500m, the path rises gently to a road crossing the river from the right. Turn left here and follow the signs to Peč viewpoint. You won’t be disappointed! Once you have seen the view it is easy to see why this is one of the most popular Lake Bohinj viewpoints.
Close to the summit, a large clearing provides beautiful views to the lake below and high mountain summits further afield.
Pec viewpoint is a family favourite walk, especially to watch the sun set.
You can extend the walk by following the marked trail to the summit of Rudnica (946m, 3hr round trip). This hill splits the Bohinj valley into its upper and lower halves and forms the southern side of the U-shaped valley. The ascent up Rudnica from Stara Fužina is lovely, gentler than Vogar or Studor, and passes through forest, pastures and flower meadows.