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Bicycle Ride

Bohinj Cycling Route

Bicycle Ride · Julian Alps
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  • Hayracks bellow the village of Studor
    / Hayracks bellow the village of Studor
    Photo: Aleš Zdešar, CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Bicycle repair stand
    Photo: Turizem Bohinj Admin, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Bridge in Bohinjska Bistrica
    Photo: Mojca Odar, CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
  • / meadows along the bike path
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Oplenova hiša v Studorju
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
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Cycling route connecting the Lower and Upper Bohinj Valleys, runs past numerous natural and cultural sights in Bohinj.
easy
12.5 km
1:05 h
141 m
4 m
Embark on an exciting adventure along a cycling trail that will not let you down. In the past, engineers planned to build a railway in Bohinj that would connect both valleys, but it was never built. Therefore, the original plans for the railway were thus used in 2011 to build a great cycling route that runs along the left bank of the Sava Bohinjka River in the Lower Bohinj Valley and through the alpine villages of the Upper Bohinj Valley. Entry points to the cycling route are located in Bohinjska Bistrica, Brod, Savica, Stara Fužina, Studor and Srednja vas. The route is mostly asphalt road and appropriate for all types of bicycles. Only a section between Češnjica and Brod (across the Senožeta meadows) is stone road, thus the use of a mountain bike is recommended.

Author’s recommendation

To enter the cycling route, use the car park at the Danica Campsite in Bohinjska Bistrica (Lower Bohinj Valley) or the car park at the Senožeta ski centre in Srednja vas (Upper Bohinj Valley).
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Updated: November 10, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
643 m
Lowest point
504 m
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Safety information

The Bohinj Cycling Route is used for farming purposes; therefore, you can also meet cars, motorcyclists and agricultural machinery along the way. Please, be more attentive in villages and consider traffic signalisation.

Tips, hints and links

Information:

Turizem Bohinj, Stara Fužina, tel.: +386 4 57 47 590

TIC Bohinj, Ribčev Laz, tel.: +386 4 574 60 10

TIC Bohinj, Bohinjska Bistrica, tel.: +386 4 574 76 00

TIC Bohinj, Stara Fužina, tel.: +386 4 572 33 26

TNP Bohinj Centre, Stara Fužina, tel.: +386 1 200 97 60

Julian Alps Card: Bohinj offers free transport and other benefits.

In Stara Fužina, visit the Alpine Dairy Farming Museum and theTriglav National Park Centre. The Alpine Dairy Farming Museum is located in an abandoned village cheese dairy. It is also the place of the first cheese dairy with two large built cheese-making kettles and a press to form cheese loaves. You can also visit a wooden alpine herdsman's cottage which originates from the Zajamniki pasture. The TNP Bohinj Centre displays the magnificent "Lake" exhibition and also sells products with the  Bohinjsko/From Bohinj certificate.

Visit the Oplen House Museum in Studor and the famous hayracks, or the Tomaž Godec Museum in Bohinjska Bistrica.

Two bicycle repair stands are located along the route (near Savica and Studor).

 

Bike rental:

Alpinsport, Ribčev Laz

Hike&Bike, Bohinjska Bistrica

Danica Campsite, Bohinjska Bistrica

PAC Sports, Hostel pod Voglom, Zlatorog Campsite and Pr'Budkovič Hostel

Pošta pr'jezeru post office, Ribčev Laz

Sport4fun, Bohinjska Bistrica

TIC Bohinj, Bohinjska Bistrica

TIC Bohinj, Ribčev Laz

TIC Bohinj, Stara Fužina

Vila Triglav, Pokljuka

Start

Car park at the Danica Campsite (508 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.273769, 13.948647
DMS
46°16'25.6"N 13°56'55.1"E
UTM
33T 418993 5125003
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Destination

Car park at the Danica Campsite

Turn-by-turn directions

The info board near the car park at the Danica Campsite directs you to the cycling route that runs past the football pitch and Danica Campsite and across the wooden footbridge over the Sava Bohinjka River. After a couple of hundred metres turn left and continue along the asphalt road past the beautiful meadows to Brod village. Here, where the route merges with the main road follow the cycling signs to the bridge (on the left) in the Savica village. Leave the main road, turn right and follow the cycling route. Cycle along the left bank of the river and enjoy the magnificent views of the Bohinj and Tolmin mountains. Right before entering the Upper Bohinj Valley, please be attentive to passing cyclists, since you drive down a short but steep hill. When coming to Stara Fužina, turn right before the bridge across the Mostnica River and continue along the left bank of the Mostnica River to the confluence of the Mostnica and Ribnica Rivers. Before the bridge crossing the Ribnica River, turn right and ride along the route until you cross the road at Studor village. Cross the main road and turn right into the village at the first houses you encounter. Follow the cycling signs and turn right at the wayside shrine, then head left past the Mrcina Ranch (on your right). After a short descent, cross the main road and ride on the route among the meadows towards the Senožeta ski centre (attention: follow the asphalt road at the wayside shrine). With the ski slopes are on your right, continue along the asphalt cycling route to Češnjica. Soon you will see the route signs that direct you to the right across a steep hill. After a few metres the macadam road starts. Follow the signs for Brod village. Be careful when riding down the hills because the surface is quite soft, especially along the longer descent just above the village. When you enter the village you come to the road that you have already cycled. Turn left and follow the signs for Bohinjska Bistrica.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

You can travel by train or bus to Bohinj. From the Primorska side, you can also come by car train. More information is available on the website promet.bohinj.si

Regular buses operate from Bohinjska Bistrica to Bled, Ljubljana and Ukanc the whole year round; in summer you can get to the Savica Waterfall or Rudno polje (on the Pokljuka) by Hop-On-Hop-Off bus that also carries bicycles. The bus stop is located at the starting point. 

 

Getting there

Drive by car to Bohinjska Bistrica from Bled, through Soteska or over Pokljuka. You can also access the village across Jelovica and Soriška planina.

Parking

The Bohinjska Bistrica 13 car park (Danica) is available at the starting point (coordinates: 46.273746, 13.948832).

Coordinates

DD
46.273769, 13.948647
DMS
46°16'25.6"N 13°56'55.1"E
UTM
33T 418993 5125003
w3w 
///birdseed.taller.sightsee
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Map of the hiking trails in Bohinj, 1:25.000

Equipment

The major part of the route is suitable for all types of bicycles. The section between Češnjica (Upper Bohinj Valley) and Brod (Lower Bohinj Valley) is macadamised. For this section, the use of a mountain bike is recommended.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
12.5 km
Duration
1:05h
Ascent
141 m
Descent
4 m
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