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Bike Riding recommended route Stage 1

JULIANA BIKE - stage 1: Bohinjska Bistrica - Goreljek

Bike Riding · Julian Alps
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    Photo: Mojca Odar, Turizem Bohinj
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    Photo: Mitja Sodja, Turizem Bohinj
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    Photo: Mitja Sodja, Turizem Bohinj
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    Photo: Mojca Odar, Turizem Bohinj
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    Photo: Mitja Sodja, Turizem Bohinj
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    Photo: Mitja Sodja, Turizem Bohinj
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    Photo: Mojca Odar, Turizem Bohinj
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    Photo: Mojca Odar, Turizem Bohinj
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    Photo: Mojca Odar, Turizem Bohinj
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    Photo: Mojca Odar, Turizem Bohinj
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    Photo: Mojca Odar, Turizem Bohinj
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    Photo: Turizem Bohinj
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    Photo: Turizem Bohinj
m 1800 1600 1400 1200 1000 800 600 400 200 30 25 20 15 10 5 km Šotno barje Goreljek Zdravilne točke na Pokljuki Turistična ladja … Laz Planina Zajamniki Gručasto naselje Studor Planšarski muzej Ranč Mrcina Ceconijev park
Along the Sava Bohinjka River to Lake Bohinj and upwards to Pokljuka
moderate
Distance 32 km
4:20 h
1,085 m
323 m
1,390 m
504 m
From Bohinjska Bistrica follow the cycling route along the left bank of the Sava Bohinja River to Lake Bohinj, and in Ribčev Laz view the monument dedicated to the first four brave men who climbed Mt Triglav. Visit the Alpine Dairy Farming Museum in Stara Fužina and continue your climb to the Pokljuka Plateau, where you can enjoy the views of many picturesque pastures.

Author’s recommendation

The trail is marked with blue signposts and markers indicating a mountain biking loop. We recommend using the Bohinj Map, issued by Planinska Zveza Slovenije (Alpine Association of Slovenia).
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Author
Julijske Alpe
Update: July 22, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,390 m
Lowest point
504 m
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Rest Stop

Planina Zajamniki
Alpine Dairy Farming Museum
MARKET IN BOHINJSKA BISTRICA
Gručasto naselje Studor

Safety information

Pay attention on the road between Ribčev Laz and Stara Fužina.

Tips and hints

  • Tourist Information Centres
  • Recommended accommodation
  • Buy some snacks in the Bohinj Valley because your next stop will be in Mojstrana. Drinking water is available on pastures.
  • The railway station in Bohinjska Bistrica, connection with Bled and Jesenice in north-east, or Podbrdo and Most na Soči in south-west, link to timetable

Start

Bohinjska Bistrica (507.5 m, E 13.9495679, N 46.27342472) (509 m)
Coordinates:
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46.273425, 13.949568
DMS
46°16'24.3"N 13°56'58.4"E
UTM
33T 419064 5124963
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Destination

Sport Hotel in Goreljek (1266 m, E 13.96182806, N 46.3386289)

Turn-by-turn directions

In Bohinjska Bistrica, at Danica Guesthouse turn onto the cycling route, cross the bridge to the left bank of the Sava Bohinjka River and then ascend slowly along the river through the village Brod towards Lake Bohinj. At the crossroads near the Mostnica River, to which you will return later, continue straight on across the bridge and left onto the asphalt road to the Church of St John the Baptist on the shore of Lake Bohinj. Continue across the bridge over the Sava Bohinjka River and go left to reach the monument dedicated to the first four brave men who climbed Mt Triglav in 1778, and then continue to TIC Bohinj. Return along the same path to the crossroads, and turn left towards Stara Fužina. In the picturesque village, the pearl of folk construction, you can visit the Alpine Dairy Farming Museum. Turn left at the north-eastern part of the village onto a narrow unpaved road that leads to Studor village. When you reach the manger (drinking water), turn left onto another unpaved forest road that climbs over the Blatca pasture to the mountain hut on Uskovnica pasture.  Continue across the Zajamniki pasture which is well known for its cottages that are distributed in the shape of an alley, and enjoy the beautiful view of the peaks of the Julian Alps. Continue towards Goreljek, where you can see the peat bog. Leave your bike by the road and walk around the peat bog. 

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all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

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46.273425, 13.949568
DMS
46°16'24.3"N 13°56'58.4"E
UTM
33T 419064 5124963
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Mountain bike, gloves and helmet, first aid kit, clothes for windy and cold weather.

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
32 km
Duration
4:20 h
Ascent
1,085 m
Descent
323 m
Highest point
1,390 m
Lowest point
504 m
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