Vodnikov dom na Velem polju mountain hut is located on a small terrace below the west slope of Tosc above Velo polje and is a great starting point for hikes to the surrounding peaks. Initially, Vodnikova koča mountain hut was built in 1895, and in 1909 it was relocated to its current location, where it stands beside a new larger hut from 1958.
From Vodnikov dom mountain hut you can cross the slopes of Tosc to Studorski preval between Ablanca (Sleme) and Veliki Draški vrh. From the pass, you can see the Bohinj area and a small valley of Jezerce. The Konjščica pasture is located between Viševnik and the ridge of Sleme with its highest peak, Ablanca. A cheese dairy and some other lodges stand in the main part of the pasture.
Uskovnica pasture lies west of Pokljuka and is separated from it by the Ribnica Brook. For centuries, Uskovnica was the main point of alpine dairy farming in Bohinj. Today, cattle still graze there and dairy products are produced, numerous small lodges and their exterior still preserve shepherd tradition.
Prior to every hike, check the weather forecast and trail conditions.
We recommend you to stay overnight at Vodnikov dom mountain hut on Velo polje.
Safety informationThere can be fallen trees in some parts of the trail due damage caused by strong winds.
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
Julian Alps Card: Bohinj offers free transport and other benefits.
Freshen up at Planinska koča na Uskovnici mountain hut, where you can also enjoy culinary delicacies awarded with the Bohinjsko/From Bohinj certificate. The certificate guarantees the geographical origin of products.
Getting thereDrive by car to Stara Fužina from Bled, through Soteska or over Pokljuka. You can also access the village across Jelovica and Soriška planina.
ParkingA larger car park is located near the starting point outside Stara Fužina – Stara Fužina 8 (coordinates: 46.290522, 13.886826). We also recommend you use the Srednja vas 14 car park if you want to park your car for several days (Senožeta) (coordinates: 46.291108, 13.929940).
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EquipmentWe recommend hiking shoes and clothes as well as enough water. Vodnikov dom na Velem polju mountain hut is open in summer, while the huts on Voje and Uksovnica are open all through the year.
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