The trail leads you from Vogel Ski Centre south-east to the ridge of South Bohinj Range and the panoramic Rodica mountain that offers exceptional views of Bohinj, the main part of the Julian Alps and Triglav as well as the deeply carved Tolmin valleys. You can also see the Primorska and Friuli regions. Along the way, you can also visit the Suha pasture, where cattle graze in summer. From Suha, you can hike downhill to the valley and Ribčev Laz.
South above Lake Bohinj, Vogel Ski Centre is located on a high mountain plateau, which is quite an exceptional trailhead for many hiking tours, especially in spring and summer. Vogel is probably the most beautiful panoramic point to view Triglav from the south and also of the entire Bohinj. The cable car, operating all year-round, spares us about a 2-hour ascent to Vogel. Many inns and Merjasec mountain hut are open on Vogel
Rodica is the highest peak of the South Bohinj Range east of Vogel. The peak and ridge trail are quite popular due to the exceptional views and quite a simple hike. Rodica is also a very popular ski touring destination.
Suha pasture is a medium large pasture located between the peaks of Vrh Okroglice, Špik, Mala Rodica, Debeli vrh and Zavitar. On the pasture, where cattle still graze in summer, you can still see some shepherd lodges. One of them also has drinking water, but is only open in summer months.
Prior to every hike, check the weather forecast and trail conditions.
There can be fallen trees in some parts of the trail due damage caused by strong winds. There is no drinking water and no mountain huts along the trail to Suha pasture.
We recommend hiking shoes and clothes as well as enough water. There are inns and Merjasec mountain hut at the trailhead; there are no mountain huts along the trail.
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 Merjasec mountain hut, where you can also enjoy culinary delicacies awarded with the Bohinjsko/From Bohinj certificate. The certificate guarantees the geographical origin of products.
Drive by car to Ukanc from Bled, through Soteska or over Pokljuka. You can also access the village across Jelovica and Soriška planina.
Car park at the Vogel cable car station in the valley (coordinates: 46.275914, 13.836251) or car park Ukanc 6-intersection (coordinates: 46.278015, 13.836743).