Bohinj Cycle Trail
Hire a bike and get active on the Bohinj Cycle Trail, connecting the lower and upper valleys. The 11km cycle trail is only used for bikes and hikers (no cars – although occasionally you will come across the odd tractor). This makes it a quiet and safe way for all the family to experience some fun in the great outdoors.
Need to Know
- Length: 11km circular trail
- Route: Bohinjska Bistrica – Brod – Ribčev Laz – Stara Fužina – Studor – Srednja Vas. You can start anywhere along the route. To visit some villages and Lake Bohinj, expect to detour slightly
- There are some steep sections
- 2 repair stands along the route (near Savica & Studor)
- Rain shelters along the route
The cycle path is clearly marked and easy to follow. Along the way there are lots of places to stop to admire the views and there are also benches for picnics.
Sightseeing along the Bohinj Cycle Trail
You can visit a number of cultural attractions along the Bohinj Cycle Trail. The region is very proud of its culturally past and this is celebrated along the route.
The Tomaž Godec Museum is named after the original owner of the house, who was a sportsman, mountaineer, tourism organiser and partisan who was shot during the Second World War. The museum has many exhibits from the first and second world wars, and showcases Bohinj history from the first Iron Age settlement to World War II.
In Stara Fužina, discover the story of how shepherds used to make cheese with a visit to the Alpine Dairy Museum. Here you can see the original cheese making tools, copper vats and other equipment. There is also a reconstructed shepherd’s hut which gives a flavour of the fortitude and strength needed to survive in the past.
Also, make time to stop at the Triglav National Park Information Centre in Stara Fužina too. Here you can find out all about Lake Bohinj in the permanent exhibition, pick up tourist information leaflets, and buy local products.
The local cafe in Stara Fužina has an ice cream kiosk if you fancy some light refreshments.
In Studor you can visit the Oplen House which is a traditional Bohinj Homestead preserved from the early twentieth century. In fact, the entire building contains the original furniture of its last owners! This unique house also has a traditional Slovenian “black kitchen” – an inside open fire for cooking.
Also look out for the beautifully crafted hayracks dotted about the countryside. These double hayracks, known locally as ‘Toplar’, are unique to Slovenia, and particularly, the Bohinj region. They are still used today for drying and storing hay, the most famous of which are in the village of Studor.
You can hire bikes from about €16 per day. This includes a helmet and a bike lock. A list of local providers is here.
The Bohinj Cycle Trail is a fun activity for the whole day. Enjoy the beautiful landscape, visit cultural sites, take a swim in Lake Bohinj and the cooler Sava Bohinjka river, and try some Slovene food.