Escape to Bohinj

Peč Viewpoint

For a picture-perfect view of Lake Bohinj, head to the 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 are only about 100m above the water level, but the views over Lake Bohinj and the meadows are superb. The final vista is beautiful, with the church and bridge acting as gatekeeper to the lake. 

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Peč viewpoint is a great walk that will appeal to the whole family. As you approach the top, keep little ones close – the path can be a bit unclear, and there are gaps in the rocky ground which could be dangerous.

Peč Viewpoint Hike - Details & Map

Difficulty – fairly easy, a bit uneven under foot at the top

Start point – Escape to Bohinj, Stara Fužina

End point – Escape to Bohinj, Stara Fužina

Highest point – 640m

Total climb – 110m

Total distance – 4km (round trip)

Walking time – 40-60 minutes from Stara Fužina

Path type – cycle path and single-track forest path

Refreshments – available in Stara Fužina

This interactive map allows you to view the route, and should show your location if you have GPS enabled. Click here to download a .gpx file for use with GPS-enabled devices.

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Directions to Peč Viewpoint

From Escape to Bohinj, cross over the street and take the small village road south with a wooden barn on your right and a pasture on your left, following the flow of the river. After 400m, cross the smaller Ribnica river and head straight on along the cycle path. 600m further on, the path rises gently to meet a road crossing the river from the right.

Turn left here and follow the signs to Peč viewpoint after another 50m, heading left off the path, first through a field and then into the forest. It is easy to see why this is one of the most popular Lake Bohinj viewpoints, but you will still probably have it to yourself.

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.