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Bicycle Ride · Julian Alps
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A cycling tour that takes you from Bled to Bohinj across the famous Pokljuka plateau.
moderate
45.7 km
4:54 h
805 m
776 m
This is a long and relatively strenuous but exceptionally beautiful tour that offers views of the Julian Alps, the mighty forests of Pokljuka and the beautiful Bohinj Valley. The tour starts in Bled and continues towards Spodnje and Zgornje Gorje, where you start your ascent to the Pokljuka plateau. After a long and demanding ascent, cycle through the beautiful forests of Pokljuka and Triglav National Park. Descend through Gorjuše and Koprivnik to the Upper Bohinj Valley, and continue along the Bohinj Cycling Route to Lake Bohinj. The tour continues along the Lower Bohinj Valley to Bohinjska Bistrica, where you stop and take the train back to Bled.

Author’s recommendation

We recommend the return from Bohinjska Bistrica to Bled by train. Timetables: https://www.slo-zeleznice.si/sl/potniki 
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Author
Anja Smit 
Updated: May 12, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1256 m
Lowest point
500 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Safety information

  • The tour is suitable for mountain, trekking and road bicycles.
  • Consider traffic signalisation.

Tips, hints and links

TIC INFOCENTER Triglavska roža Bled

Ljubljanska cesta 27, SI – 4260 Bled

E-maili: info@visitbled.si, info.trb@tnp.gov.si  

Tel: +386 (0)4 5780 205

Web address: http://www.bled.s i; http://www.tnp.si 

 

TIC - Turistično Društvo Bled

Cesta svobode 10, SI – 4260 Bled

E-mail: info@td-bled.si  

Tel: +386 (0)4 5741 122

Web address: http://www.td-bled.si  

 

Triglav National Park Centre in Bohinj

Stara Fužina 37-38, SI - 4265 Bohinjsko jezero

E-mail: info.bohinjka@tnp.gov.si  

Tel: +386 (0)45 780 245

Web address: https://www.bohinj.si  

Start

Infocenter Triglavska roža Bled. (502 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.368851, 14.118558
DMS
46°22'07.9"N 14°07'06.8"E
UTM
33T 432202 5135408
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Destination

Infocenter Triglavska roža Bled.

Turn-by-turn directions

BLED - SPODNJE GORJE - ZGORNJE GORJE - ZATRNIK - POKLJUKA - GORJUŠE - KOPRIVNIK - JEREKA - BOHINJSKA ČEŠNJICA - STARA FUŽINA - RIBČEV LAZ - BOHINJSKA BISTRICA

 

The tour starts in front of the Triglavska roža Bled Info Centre and continues along the road on the right side of Mercator shop. At the end of the street, turn left and cross Seliška cesta, where you reach the cycling route. Turn right and ride along the cycling route to Rečica. Continue along the main road towards the Pokljuka Plateau through Spodnje and Zgornje Gorje. Follow the signs for Pokljuka to reach Zgornje Gorje. From Krnica continue in the direction of Pokljuka and start your ascent after a couple hundred metres (12%). After approximately 3 km, you will come to Zatrnik (ski centre in the past) and continue a steep ascent (18%). Soon the slope flattens and you continue to the top where the road is completely flat.

 

Continue to the crossroad and turn left towards Bohinj. After a few kilometres you have to once again start a slight ascent and then you start a long descent to Gorjuše. Continue straight on along the main road towards Lake Bohinj and past Koprivnik (on the right side). Continue straight on towards Lake Bohinj and be cautious in many sharp turns. When you stop descending, you reach the village of Jereka. Drive through the village and come to the main road of the Upper Bohinj Valley and turn right towards Lake Bohinj.

 

At the end of the village of Češnjica, turn left off the main road to the cycling route in the direction of Senožeta Ski Centre. Cycle along the route past the ski slopes (on the left side) and follow the signs for the cycling route through Studor, continue to Stara Fužina. If you want to see Lake Bohinj, leave the cycling route in Stara Fužina and continue towards Ribčev Laz. Continue along the cycling route through Savica and Brod towards Bohinjska Bistrica.

 

When you come to the edge of Bohinjska Bistrica, you reach a forest, where you have to turn sharp right and after a couple hundred metres you reach the wooden footbridge over the Sava Bohinjka River. Cross the river and at Danica Campsite and football field (on the ride) cycle to the main road. Turn left in the village and continue to the roundabout, take the second exit. Continue past the Tripič Hotel (on the right). Turn left after hundred metres towards the railway station. Cross the Belca brook and immediately after the bridge turn left and continue straight on until you reach the railway station in Bohinjska Bistrica (on the right side). Return to Bled by train.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

You can take the bus, or travel by train to the nearby railway stations of Bled Jezero or Lesce-Bled. For more info visit our website: http://www.bled.si/en/how-to-get-here 

Getting there

You can get to the starting point in Bled by car from Lesce (Ljubljana-Karavanke motorway exit) or from other regional roads from Bohinj or Jesenice.

Parking

There are several public pay carparks in Bled: http://www.bled.si/si/kako-do-nas/Parkirisca .

Coordinates

DD
46.368851, 14.118558
DMS
46°22'07.9"N 14°07'06.8"E
UTM
33T 432202 5135408
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Bled – cycling trails

Equipment

Bike and helmet

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
45.7 km
Duration
4:54h
Ascent
805 m
Descent
776 m
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