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JULIANA TRAIL: stage 5 Bled - Goreljek on Pokljuka

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  • Bled - sv. Martin
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  • / Blejski grad
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  • / Gorje
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  • / Blejski grad
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  • / Planina Zajavornik
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  • / Pokljuka - Repečnikov rovt
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  • / Gorje - Guzeljnovo znamenje
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  • / Pokljuška luknja
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  • / Gorje - cerkev sv. Jurija
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The stage starts at Lake Bled and continues through Gorje, the Pokljuka Gorge and a few steep ascents over Kranjska planina Pasture and Planina Javornik Pasture in the heart of the Pokljuka Plateau, and ends in Goreljek at the Sport Hotel.

moderate
21 km
6:40 h
866 m
91 m

The stage starts at Lake Bled – a glacial lake without its own water springs. Pletna is the name of a traditional wooden boat that carries visitors on the lake to the island. The lake shore is perfect for walking; some areas are also intended for bathing. The lake is also a very well-known rowing course, where the rowing world cup has been held four times. The trail runs by the foothills of Pokljuka near the picturesque, sun-facing village of Gorje, through the Pokljuka Gorge, which is a protected natural monument in Triglav National Park. Two trail sections run through the gorge—one over the galleries below the natural bridge, the other through the  "Pokljuška luknja" or cave with three windows, leading to the abandoned Stara Pokljuka settlement. The third part takes us to the forest Pokljuka Plateau on the brinks of Triglav National Park. The trail runs over meadows and pastures of the dense forest landscape. Cottage cheese and cheese are still produced on some pastures. The stage ends in the Goreljek settlement at Sport Hotel, 4 km from the biathlon centre on Rudno polje, Pokljuka, the venue for world cup races.

Author’s recommendation

The stage is long and strenuous, and the difference in altitude is approximately 800 metres. It starts in Bled, runs through Gorje and ends on a forest path steeply ascending to Pokljuka. There are no inns or huts from Gorje, so make sure to take some lunch and water with you.

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Author
Marko Lenarcic
Updated: November 15, 2019

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Highest point
1326 m
Lowest point
477 m
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Safety information

There are some short sections without phone reception. The route through the Pokljuka Gorge is steep and narrow in some parts, so please be cautious in rainy weather.

Equipment

Hiking shoes and season-appropriate clothing, spare clothing and hiking poles. Take enough water and lunch with you.

Tips, hints and links

www.julijske-alpe.com

www.bled.si

www.bohinj.si

www.slovenia-outdoor.com

Start

Lakeside Promenade on the eastern shore of Lake Bled. (503 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.368756, 14.118315
UTM
33T 432184 5135397

Destination

Sport Hotel in Goreljek, Pokljuka.

Turn-by-turn directions

Initially, the trail runs on local roads; from Krnica, it runs along the marked hiking trail to Pokljuka. It partially runs on forest roads on the plateau.

The stage starts in front of the Festival Hall at Lake Bled. There we turn onto the asphalt footpath by the lake towards Bled Castle, left onto the asphalt road that runs alongside the lake, below the castle to Mala Zaka, which is the rowing centre. From the roundabout, follow the stairs and go along the steep path to Bled railway station. Turn right onto the pavement and after 500 metres turn left towards Spodnje Gorje. Turn left to cross the bridge over the railway track and continue right along the track to the industrial area, turn left and continue to Spodnje Gorje, cross the Bled – Pokljuka road and continue uphill to the crossroads Bled –Poljane – Jesenice. Turn left and continue along the regulated asphalt footpath below the Višelnica hill to the centre of Zgornje Gorje, turn onto the pavement at the church and follow the main road towards Pokljuka. After one kilometre, turn from the main road right downhill to Krnica and continue towards the Pokljuka Gorge. The cart track takes you to the parking area before the gorge. Turn left to the path through the gorge. At the turning below Pokljuška luknja, turn right through the cave with three natural windows to an abandoned farm in the Stara Pokljuka settlement. The marked hiking trail runs past Repečnik rovt over Kranjska dolina to an unpaved road. Turn right and go straight on for 100 metres, where you come to the car park at Planina Javornik Pasture. Turn left to the pasture, where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Mrežce, Debela peč, Viševnik, Draški vrh and Triglav mountains. Continue over the pasture south to the main asphalt road Bled – Rudno polje. Turn left and after 200 metres right to come to the Sport Hotel in Goreljek.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Bus:

www.arriva.si

Ljubljana – Bled

Jesenice – Bled

 

Train:

https://www.slo-zeleznice.si/sl/

Ljubljana – Lesce – Bled

Salzburg – Jesenice – Bled

Nova Gorica – Bohinjska Bistrica – Bled

 

Jože Pučnik Airport in Ljubljana:

bus to Bled

Getting there

Motorway:

Ljubljana – Jesenice – exit Bled,

Jesenice – Ljubljana – exit Bled

 

Regional road:

Bohinjska Bistrica – Bled

Parking

Car parks in Bled.

Car park in front of Sport Hotel in Goreljek.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
21 km
Duration
6:40 h
Ascent
866 m
Descent
91 m
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