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  • Hayracks below the village of Studor
    Hayracks below the village of Studor
    Photo: Aleš Zdešar, CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
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The path around Bohinj runs along the Juliana Trail, i.e. along stages 6 and 7. If you walk along this trail, you will learn Bohinj through the eyes of people who have created the cultural and natural landscape for centuries by making ties, exploiting natural assets and living with animals.
Distance 17.8 km
5:00 h
400 m
289 m
652 m
509 m
All of you who like stories, can take a few hours or the whole day to walk this picturesque trail. The majority of main sights of Bohinj, like Lake Bohinj, the Church of St John the Baptist, Oplen House, Studor hayracks, Alpine Dairy Farming Museum, Tomaž Godec Museum etc. are along the trail or near it. It is a long, but undemanding trail, without any steep ascents or descents. The first part of the trail runs over Dobrava, a low and plateau-like landscape that runs along the Lower Valley between Bistrica and Polje. It goes uphill south of the Sava Bohinjka River, like some kind of foothills of the lower Bohinj mountain range. The barren land is highlighted by typical hazel trees and small forests. From Ribčev Laz to Stara Fužina, the trail also runs along Lake Bohinj shore and through the villages of the Upper Bohinj Valley, where there are many opportunities to stop and view the sights, to Jereka, a village at the east-most part of the valley.

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Prior to every hike, check the weather forecast and trail conditions.

Don’t forget to bring your camera.

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Update: June 29, 2022
Highest point
652 m
Lowest point
509 m
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Safety information

A part of the trail runs on the local motor road.

Tips and hints


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

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

Hanssen Ski Jump: In 1927 the Yugoslav ski association invited the world renowned builder of ski jumps, the Norwegian engineer Thunold Thorleif Hanssen, to train the Yugoslav ski jumping teams. In 1931, the first international ski jumping competition was held on the Hanssen ski jump. Initially, it was a 50-metre jump and was extended later on by 10 metres.

The village of Studor is an exceptionally thoughtfully formed village that stretches on an infertile slope, because in the past, people used every inch of fertile land for produce. The village also has a small dairy farm where Bohinj cheese loaves are still made in the traditional way. Horse admirers can also enjoy riding at Mrcina Ranch.

The preserved Oplen House is a typical example of an "extended home", where the residential and work parts of the house are joined in the same building. It is a brick building, combined with wood. The residential part comprises a hall with a kitchen, the house and small room, an attic and cellar. It is one of the rare houses where the open fireplace kitchen can still be used.

The church in Jereka has been rebuilt several times and got its current appearance in the 18th century. The bell tower of the Church of St Margaret is also an entry shed that is paved with river stones. The main portal is made of green Peračica tuff.

The Church of St John the Baptist was built before 1300. It is stylistically and historically the most eclectic building in Bohinj, because it represents the styles from romanticism to baroque. Due to various artistic elements in the church, it is a significant cultural and historical monument, therefore, it is also protected as monumental heritage. The area of the church also has a rich history, since archaeological items were found near the church, which date back to the times from the 1st to the 5th centuries.

The house of Tomaž Godec in Bohinjska Bistrica, which used to be a leather workshop, is now a museum (since 1979). It took its name after the former owner Tomaž Godec (1905–1942), tanner, excellent athlete, skiing, mountaineering and tourism pioneer in Bohinj. He was one of the organisers of the so-called Bohinj uprising in 1941 and was killed in Mauthausen as a hostage. The museum hosts two permanent exhibitions: Leather Museum and Museum of the Isonzo Front during WWI 1915-1917.

Zoisov grad mansion was the residential and administrative building used by ironworks businessmen. The clock tower that stands in the park near the mansion was built upon the order of baron Žiga Zois, so that ironworkers would come to work on time.

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.


Bohinj TIC, Bohinjska Bistrica (511 m)
46.273997, 13.952129
46°16'26.4"N 13°57'07.7"E
33T 419262 5125024
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Bus stop in Jereka

Turn-by-turn directions

Start at TIC in Bohinjska Bistrica and turn left. When you come to the main road, walk towards Lake Bohinj and Becov most bridge, cross it and continue past Zoisov grad mansion towards Dobrava, Žlan village and Hanssen ski jump, where young ski jumpers train. Along the trail, you will be able to enjoy in magnificent views of Triglav. Continue towards Joškovina settlement (Polje) and along the forest path to Ribčev Laz and TIC. The lake and hills, mirroring on its surface and the view of the most famous image of the exceptional Church of St John the Baptist and the bridge will take you to a new image of Bohinj and this is where you come from the Lower Bohinj Valley to the Upper Bohinj Valley. From the church to Stara Fužina, the trail runs partially along the lake and on the meadows. Visit the Alpine Dairy Farming Museum in Stara Fužina, taste cheese and see the old mill and saw. Then continue below the steep southern wall of Studor towards the village of Studor with the typical hayracks and Oplen House, featuring the traditional black kitchen. You will soon come to Srednja vas and the Church of  St Martin. At the school, turn left to the Na Kresu viewpoint and after a ten-minute walk you will be able to enjoy the beautiful view of the Upper Bohinj Valley and the South Bohinj Mountain Range. Walk towards Senožeta ski centre past the village linden tree where local people still get together in summer and celebrate. Walk past two 17th century granaries. Walk past Bohinjska Češnjica to Jereka, where you can view the Church of St St Margaret. Besides the church, Jereka is also known as an archaeological site that dates back to the Bronze, Iron and Roman Ages. End the trail at the bus stop in Jereka.


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Public transport


You can travel by train or bus to Bohinjska Bistrica. Buses drive to Jereka. More information is available on the website

Getting there

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


You can park at P13 Boh. Bistrica – Danica car park (coordinates: 46.273515, 13.948998) or P23 Bohinjska Bistrica-Kobla (coordinates: 46.268020, 13.958690)


46.273997, 13.952129
46°16'26.4"N 13°57'07.7"E
33T 419262 5125024
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Book recommendation by the author

Juliana Trail guide book 270/16

Author’s map recommendations

Map of the hiking trails in Bohinj, 1:25.000

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17.8 km
5:00 h
400 m
289 m
Highest point
652 m
Lowest point
509 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Botanical highlights 'Healthy climate'


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