Escape to Bohinj

Vogar Hike

Hike up Vogar for a wonderful viewpoint high above the north-eastern end of Lake Bohinj. It is one of the main take off points for the paragliders that you see above the lake during the summertime.  

vogar viewpoint lake bohinj

The hike up Vogar is steep but it is well worth the effort. It is thrilling to watch the paragliders take off, metres from your perch on the grassy bank, and then to watch them soar high in the sky. Also, there are two superb viewpoints over Lake Bohinj to enjoy. Finally, there is even a mountain hut offering lunch or a snack – what more could you ask for? Hike up to Vogar during the cooler morning for some lunch and then return to the shore of lake Bohinj for some afternoon fun in the water.

Need to Know

  • Altitude 950m
  • 6km
  • 2-3 hours round trip

Vogar Hike Directions

From the bridge in the middle of Stara Fužina, follow the road uphill to the west. Beyond the children’s play area is a car-park, from which Vogar is signposted as 1 hour 15 minutes. This is the main car-park for the Mostnica Gorge too.

It’s a steep climb up through the forest, marked by the typical red circles surrounding a white spot, and signposts. The path was previously roughly paved by large boulder slabs. Although some of these are still in place, it is quite bumpy where they have become dislodged.

vogar julian alps hike

As you get close to the top, you will see a sign post to the paragliding launch site on the left. The view appears quite suddenly, with a panorama over Lake Bohinj and Stara Fužina below. This is where you can enjoy watching the paragliders take off. If you have ever want to fly like a bird, this must be one of the best places to try. What an amazing view!


If you’re still feeling energetic, head a little further up the path to the Kosijev dom na Vogarju. This mountain hut offers refreshments, and you can sit down, relax and enjoy the wonderful views all around. Expect to find traditional mountain stews, strudel and of course, Slovene beer, Laško. 


Walk through the grassy area by the hut to head to discover another fabulous view over Lake Bohinj.


Why not hike up to Vogar to watch the sunsrise? Magical, especially followed by nutella-filled pancakes for breakfast at the mountain hut!