Bohinj valley is the place to visit if you want to hike in the Triglav national park and the Julian Alps. The self-guided 4 days/3 nights tour is one of the best ways to experience the beauty of Slovenian mountains. Your start will be at the largest permanent lake in Slovenia – lake Bohinj before you take off to some of the high located lakes above Bohinj valley. When doing this hike you visit at least 4 lakes; 2 in the Valley of the seven Triglav lakes, the lake at the meadow Jezero and of course the famous lake Bohinj. Meadows, lakes and peaks are waiting for you.
After checking in at the accommodation of your choice we will arrange a welcome meeting for you where you will get the final information for your hike.
welcome to our paradise
You will start your hike on the east side of lake Bohinj in the village Ribcev Laz. The hike will take you along the largest lake in Slovenia. Soon you will reach the west side of the lake and picturesque village Ukanc. From here you will slowly start to ascent to the very end of the Bohinj valley. Before you start your climb to the mountain hut, we encourage you to hike up the Savica waterfall; the most visited waterfall in Slovenia. After the optional visit of the waterfall, you will do a nice 2h hike up to a mountain hut, where you will be spending the night. If you will be early and will still have the energy for an extra hike, you have multiple options for nice hikes straight from the hut. A good alternative is also relaxing on the terrace of the hut, having a well deserved beer or tea and overviewing down to the Bohinj valley and the lake.
- ascent: 1150 v.m.
- distance: 14 km
- duration: 5 – 6h
valley of the 7 lakes
After delicious mountain breakfast you will hike into the famous Valley of the seven Triglav lakes. This area was protected already in 1924. On todays hike you will have the chance to admire the beauties of the Julian Alps and clear mountain lakes. There are seven lakes in total and regardless what route you choose to take, you will experience at least two. Once you will reach your mountain hut, we recommend a nice alpine lunch. If you are up for more, you can easily extend your hike and if you will be lucky you can spot a marmot, chamois or even an alpine eagle on this day. In the evening we suggest to go out and experience amazing night sky with no light pollution whatsoever. This is a unique opportunity for you as there are only few such spots in the world.
- distance: 8 km
- ascent: 700 v.m.
- descent: 500 v.m.
- duration: 3 – 5h
MEaDOWS & shepherds huts
Today you will leave the Valley of the seven Triglav lakes and hike across some of the most famous meadows in Slovenia. The so called “Fuznarske planine” are still alive with live stock and the shepherds still spend their summers in the mountains. Their days go by really fast, as they are working all day long, taking care of the animals and making the famous Bohinj cheese, that is known all over the world. A very picturesque hike will end by a mountain hut, where you will be served with a typical mountain dinner, so we are sure that you will sleep well tonight. If you are a fast hiker an optional extra hike in the surroundings of the hut is possible on this day as well.
- distance: 7 km
- ascent: 100 v.m.
- descent: 340 v.m.
- duration: 5 – 7h
relax by bohinj lake
The last day of your hiking in the Julian Alps will be a special one as well. You will be mostly descending today and after a good hour long hike, you will reach a meadow called Vogar, from where you can find some of the nicest viewpoints towards the Bohinj lake. There is a mountain hut as well, where you can make a stop for coffee or tea, before you continue descending all the way to the valley. You will finish your hike in the village Stara Fuzina, that is located close to the lake. We suggest that you reward yourself with a swim in the lake, a nice lunch in one of the local restaurants and relive all the amazing things that you have experienced during your hiking in the Julian Alps and the Triglav National Park.
- distance: 8 km
- ascent: 100 v.m.
- descent: 950 v.m.
- duration: 3 – 4h
After breakfast it’s time for departure. We hope you enjoyed your time in the Julian Alps.
- welcome meeting
- overnight and breakfast at our carefully selected accommodation
- map of the area and route instructions
- GPS tracks
- list of equipment needed for the hike
- hiking poles (on your request)
- first aid kit (for the time of the hike)
- 24/7 phone support
Does not include
- travel cost to and from Bohinj valley
- lunches and dinners (dinners can be arranged upon request)
- cost of drinks and other personal spendings
- health and travel insurance
- local hiking guide (if you would like to hike with a local licensed hiking guide on one or all of your hikes please let us know)
What to bring
Once you book a self guided hike with us we will provide you with a full equipment list that we suggest to have on your hiking tour.
When to come
The best time to do the hike is from June to the end of September. Please note that the weather in the mountains can be unpredictable, so you can encounter some snow even in summer on higher lying areas.
What will you experience?
- Hike&Bike welcome meeting
- magic lake Bohinj
- valley of the Seven Triglav Lakes
- sleeping in traditional mountain huts
- beautiful scenery and amazing views
- experience areas with no noise and light pollution
- hiking in the heart of Triglav National Park