Galetovec (1.265 m)
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Galetovec is an indistinct peak of the Pokljuka plateau but is a popular choice for a short or a longer trip, due to its several-hundred-metre high cliff, rather easy access from different directions, and magnificent vistas from the top. The vista opens up suddenly and one can see all the way to Jesenice in one direction and almost to Kranj in the other. On the right, there is a range of the Bohinj mountains, deep below you can see both Bohinjska Bela and Bled, and looking across there is the vertical cliff of Babji zob continuing to the forests of Jelovica. The breathtaking vista ends with the vast Karavanke range and the Kamnik mountains. Galetovec is also a popular choice in winter when locals organise a guided hike in February.
- Don’t forget to bring your camera!
- The Bled – Hiking Trails map will be of great help.
- At first the trail is marked with signposts for Bled hiking trails and is mostly a marked mountain path.
- The trail partially goes through the forest where you can occasionally stumble on fallen trees.
- The top is situated on a high cliff, so you are advised against walking near the edge.
- There are no huts on the way so you should bring along enough water and food with you.
- You are advised not to hike to the top if the path has icy stretches or is snowcapped.
Tips and hintsTIC INFOCENTER Triglavska roža Bled
Ljubljanska cesta 27, SI – 4260 Bled
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Tel: +386 (0)4 5780 205
Web address: http://www.bled.si ; http://www.tnp.si
TIC - Turistično Društvo Bled
Cesta svobode 10, SI – 4260 Bled
Tel: +386 (0)4 5741 122
Web address: http://www.td-bled.si/
Bohinjska Bela Tourist Association
Bohinjska Bela 37, SI - 4263 Bohinjska Bela
Web address: http://www.bohinjskabela.si/sl/drustva/turisticno-drustvo
BOHINJSKA BELA - SLAMNIKI - GALETOVEC - PLANINA ZA JAMO - BOHINJSKA BELA
From the starting point turn left and follow the signposts along the village roads to the Iglica climbing area (the rocky slope above the highest part of the village). Via Iglica there is a secured trail almost vertically ascending the narrow stretch beneath Iglica. When you climb to the top, take the path to the right to the nearby Brezje settlement at the end of the forest. From here take the paved road and stick to the left side, soon arriving above the settlement. Continue on the road from the end of the settlement leading to a junction where you turn right. The forest road will take you a bit higher to the lower parts of Slamniki. At this point, go past a hut on the left and then continue to the crossroads, where you turn left in the direction of Galetovec and Slamniki (on the right you will see the Rčitno mountain pasture). The path passes a forest area and takes you to the Slamniki viewpoints, where there are several huts. The path continues through the forest to a smaller junction where you turn right. You will soon get off of this path, as the less visible signposts will take you left into the forest. The trail begins to steeply ascend through the forest. You will have to climb across fallen trees. Somewhat higher the trail joins with a wooden road and you will continue to go to the left. After a few minutes of walking along the road, you will see a crossroads where you will turn left in the direction of Galetovec. Get off of the road following the signposts for Galetovec – across a grassland, at first downwards and then upwards. The path continues its way through the forest until the last few metres below the peak, where stunning vistas emerge.
Descend over a grassland to a pasture and take the trail downwards left of the hut leading to the Planina za Jamo along the trail of its leftmost edge until the end and then on to a wooden road downwards to the crossroads. Here, make a sharp right turn and continue on the road all the way to the Podklanec settlement at Bohinjska Bela, from where you continue on a paved road leading to the community centre.
Public-transport-friendlyYou can take the bus or travel by train to Bohinjska Bela. There is a regular bus connection operating once an hour from Bled to Bohinjska Bela. The railway station is in the direct vicinity of the finishing point of this trip. For more on how to get to Bled, please visit our website: http://www.bled.si/en/how-to-get-here
The hike both starts and ends in the heart of the village next to the bus stop in Bohinjska Bela.
You can drive (4 km by car) or walk (1 hour from Bled town centre) to the starting point.
There are several pay carparks in Bled:
There is a small carpark at the Bohinjska Bela community centre (max parking time: 4 hrs). You can also park your car at Bohinjska Bela railway station.
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- Hiking shoes (even light ones), season-appropriate clothing and a backpack with elementary hiking props is recommended.
- Hiking poles are also recommended.
The use of sun protection is recommended on sunny days.
In the warmer part of the year the use of tick repellent is recommended.
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