Things to Do at Lake Bohinj
We’ve put together a list of things to do at Lake Bohinj in Slovenia to give you an idea of the types of activities you can enjoy whilst on holiday here. All of our suggestions are within walking distance of the lake and Escape to Bohinj Holiday House. Better for you, and better for the environment too!
Lake Bohinj (Bohinjsko Jezero in Slovene) is the largest permanent lake in Slovenia. Only two electric tourist boats are allowed on the lake, making it a quiet haven for swimming, kayaking, walking and enjoying the natural world. Lake Bohinj is also a hiker’s paradise, surrounded by the Julian Alps and protected inside the Triglav National Park.
So take a look at our recommendations and enjoy planning your Lake Bohinj holiday!
Things to Do at Lake Bohinj
Swimming and splashing about in Lake Bohinj, surrounded by the Julian Alps, is a must-do summer activity.
A great way to get your bearings is to take the 12m trail around Lake Bohinj.
A walk for all seasons.
Expect a lot of fun and laughter when you hire a kayak, canoe or a stand-up-paddle board on Lake Bohinj.
In just 4 minutes, be transported from Lake Bohinj to Vogel Ski Resort and experience the high alpine world.
Immerse yourself in nature as you walk up the gorge, enjoying unique rock formations and crystal-clear water.
Stunning from the outside and filled with vivid frescoes, the Church of St John the Baptist is not to be missed.
There are an abundance of things to do at Lake Bohinj, all set within an oasis of calm, making it the perfect place for a relaxing holiday. Many of our suggestions can be combined to make a great day out or can be spread over a number of days. Good combinations include:
- Tourist boat across Lake Bohinj → Walk back
- Tourist boat across Lake Bohinj → Hike up to the Savica Waterfall → Tourist boat back/walk back
- Hire a kayak or stand-up-paddle board (SUP) on Lake Bohinj → Swim
- Swim in Lake Bohinj → Mostnica Gorge
For those spending a week here, it is definitely worth buying the Julian Alps Card. The card will save you money on many of the tourist activities in the Lake Bohinj area.
When to Visit Lake Bohinj?
The warmest months to visit are July and August. As such, these are the busiest months, although it is never as busy as many other holiday tourist destinations. This is the best time of the year to be able to make the most of all the things to do at Lake Bohinj.
Just over an hour in the car from from Slovenia’s capital city, Ljubljana, and only thirty minutes by car from the famous, Lake Bled, Lake Bohinj feels like another world. As an easy day trip, or as a base for a family holiday, you won’t be disappointed. At Escape to Bohinj, we look forward to welcoming guests who are looking for somewhere special to stay whilst visiting this magical part of Slovenia.