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From Bohinjska Bistrica over the Dobrava Meadows to Lake Bohinj and Back

Bicycle Ride · Julian Alps
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  • Dobrava
    / Dobrava
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Dobrava
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Pogled na spodnje Bohinjske gore
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Spomladansko cvetje na Dobravi
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Bohinj lake
    Photo: Tomaž Sedej, CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Bohinjsko jezero
    Photo: Aleš Zdešar, Turizem Bohinj
  • / A MONUMENT TO FOUR BRAVE MEN
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Cycling between the flowering meadows
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
  • /
    Photo: Mojca Odar, Turizem Bohinj
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The cycling route to Lake Bohinj across the wonderful meadows below the Bohinj and Tolmin mountains.
moderate
Distance 14.9 km
0:45 h
119 m
119 m
The cycling route along the Lower Bohinj Valley will award you with astonishing views over the meadows of Dobrava and the Julian Alps with Mt Triglav. Start in Bohinjska Bistrica and ride towards Lake Bohinj below the Bohinj and Tolmin mountains. The first part of the path is stone road that takes you past the village of Žlan to the famous Hansen ski jump and to the village of Polje, where asphalt road starts. Go towards Ribčev Laz and to the shore of Lake Bohinj, where you can rest on the shore, or take a break at one of the inns. Return along the Bohinj Cycling Route and start at the beginning of Stara Fužina, then ride along the left bank of the Mostnica and Sava Bohinjka rivers to the Danica Campsite in Bohinjska Bistrica. The tour is suitable for mountain and trekking bicycles.

Author’s recommendation

To enter the cycling route, use the car park at the Danica Campsite in Bohinjska Bistrica (Lower Bohinj Valley).
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
576 m
Lowest point
504 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

A monument to four brave men
Triglav National Park Center

Safety information

The route is used for farming purposes; therefore, you can also meet cars, motorcyclists and agricultural machinery along the way. A part of tour takes you on the main road. We recommend special attention there.

Tips and hints

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.

You can visit the Tomaž Godec Museum in Bohinjska Bistrica.

 

Bike rental:

Alpinsport, Ribčev Laz

Hike&Bike, Bohinjska Bistrica

Danica Campsite, Bohinjska Bistrica

PAC Sports, Hostel pod Voglom, Zlatorog Camp 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

Start at the car park near the Danica Campsite in Bohinjska Bistrica. Turn right before the bridge and follow the signs for Zoisov grad restaurant. Continue along the Bistrica River to the edge of the village and before the bridge, turn right onto the stone road. After a short ascent you come to a crossroads and turn left. Follow the stone road (a short asphalt ascent comes soon) and at the crossroads with hiking signs turn right. You descend on a stone road that becomes steeper when coming to an asphalt road. At the end of the hill, turn sharp left and after a couple of hundred metres turn right to the stone road that takes you to the Hansen ski jump. Cross the brook and ascend to Polje village. You reach an asphalt road and after a couple of hundred metres turn right, where the road takes you past the pizzeria to the main road Bohinjska Bistrica – Lake Bohinj. Turn left onto the main road and continue to Ribčev Laz. The road takes you to the shore of Lake Bohinj, where you can rest on the shore, or take a break at one of the inns. Return along the Bohinj Cycling Route and start at the beginning of Stara Fužina, then ride along the left banks of the Mostnica and Sava Bohinjka rivers to the Danica Campsite in Bohinjska Bistrica.

Note


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.

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 in the centre of the village. 

More information is available on the website promet.bohinj.si

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: 46.273712, 13.948808).

Coordinates

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

Author’s map recommendations

Map of the hiking trails in Bohinj, 1:25.000

Equipment

Use bicycles with wider tyres and deeper profile.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.9 km
Duration
0:45 h
Ascent
119 m
Descent
119 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Botanical highlights

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