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Hiking trail

Circular trail to Bistrica Spring

Hiking trail · Julian Alps · closed
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  • The spring of  Bistrica
    / The spring of Bistrica
    Photo: CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Bistrica spring
    Photo: Mitja Sodja, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Pozabjeno
    Photo: CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Hunting observatory close to the spring
    Photo: CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
  • / Razgled na poti
    Photo: Turizem Bohinj Admin, CC BY, Turizem Bohinj
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Bistrica with the Pod Luknjo spring is the strongest influx to the Sava Bohinjka River. The waterfall has quite a large volume after extensive rainfall.
closed
moderate
8.6 km
3:30 h
216 m
217 m

The path from Pozabljeno to the spring along the right bank of Bistrica is perfect for all generations. It is hidden in the dense tops of birches and pines. In hot summer days, the cold coming from the clear stream is quite a pleasant breeze. Willow trees, alders, ferns and large coltsfoot leaves stretch along the path. Bistrica Brook used to drive mills and blacksmith hammers in the past. When the Bohinj tunnel was built, the water from the spring was artificially driven to the engines of the hydro power plant, which is now a fish hatchery. The brook running through Bohinjska Bistrica, springs below the South Bohinj Mountain Range. Currently, the crystal clear water also runs to the water pipeline for Bohinjska Bistrica.

The ascent from the spring to the pass is very steep and inappropriate for small children or the elderly, thus, we recommend returning along the same way. Otherwise, you can also climb to the pass and return to the trailhead across the sunny Dobrava meadows that offer wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and blossoming meadows. In autumn, cattle graze on the meadows.

Author’s recommendation

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

The trail can be impassable after rainfall.

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Turizem Bohinj Admin
Updated: March 23, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
677 m
Lowest point
510 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

The source of the Bistrica river
MARKET IN BOHINJSKA BISTRICA

Safety information

The trail can be icy in winter.

The ascent from the spring to the pass is very steep. The path from the footbridge over Bistrica to the spring is in some places very exposed and not suitable for younger children and the elderly.

Tips, hints and links

Information:

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.

There are also many restaurants and inns available in Bohinjska Bistrica. Bohinj ECO Hotel, Tripič Restaurant, Danica Inn, Štrudl Inn and Sunrose 7 – Heritage Boutique Hotel all offer dishes with the Bohinjsko/From Bohinj certificate.

Start

Bohinj TIC, Bohinjska Bistrica (512 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.274133, 13.952486
DMS
46°16'26.9"N 13°57'08.9"E
UTM
33T 419290 5125039
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Destination

Bohinj TIC, Bohinjska Bistrica

Turn-by-turn directions

Start the walk to the spring of Bistrica at TIC in Bohinjska Bistrica and continue past Tomaž Godec Museum. Walk to Zoisov grad mansion. This is now a restaurant and its former owner was baron Sigmund Zois, the owner of Bohinj ironworks. He was the patron of culture artistis and researchers who operated in the area of Bohinj. Continue past the Pozabljeno settlement. The path moderately ascends along a forest path and after half an hour you arrive to an unpaved road where the path forks. Continue to the right. Walk and follow the signposts where you can reach the first waterfall (Mala Bistrica), where the paht is crossed by a small brook. After heavy rainfall the path can be slippery and partially impassable. Right before the waterfall, the path turns right across the footbridge. After a five-minute walk (there are risks of falling), you arrive at the spring of Bistrica. You can continue ascending across a steep slope to come to the edge of a meadow. Descend past the hunters’ lookout to an unpaved road and return across Dobrava to Bohinjska Bistrica.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

You can travel by train or bus to Bohinjska Bistrica. More information is available on the website promet.bohinj.si.

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.

Parking

You can part at P13 Boh. Bistrica – Danica car park (coordinates: 46.273515, 13.948998).

Coordinates

DD
46.274133, 13.952486
DMS
46°16'26.9"N 13°57'08.9"E
UTM
33T 419290 5125039
w3w 
///unburied.using.duty
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Map of the hiking trails in Bohinj, 1:25.000

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Equipment

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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.6 km
Duration
3:30h
Ascent
216 m
Descent
217 m
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