The stage runs through the forests and pastures of Pokljuka, and descends to Gorjuše, Koprivnik and Jereka in the Upper Bohinj Valley. From there, the trail continues through Češnjica, Srednja vas and Studor to Stara Fužina.
The stage runs almost entirely within Triglav National Park and runs from Sport Hotel on Pokljuka through Goreljek and crosses many pastures. The trail runs along the Goreljek peat bog, over the Spodnji Goreljek Pasture and descends to the villages of Gorjuše and Koprivnik. You can also visit Vodnik Viewpoint along the way, which is the perfect place to admire the entire Upper Bohinj Valley, Lake Bohinj and the mountains above the lake. From the Church of St Margaret (Sv. Marjeta) in Jereka, the trail runs through the villages of Češnjica, Srednja vas and Studor. These are all old Bohinj villages, where people are mostly active in tourism, cheese production and forestry. Every summer, St Martin's Church in Srednja vas hosts the Bohinj Summer Music Festival. The stage ends in Stara Fužina, which is well known for the nearby Mostnica Gorge, the Alpine Dairy Farming Museum and as the starting point to hike to Triglav and other peaks of the Julian Alps.
This section of the trail is long, but there are rest places, and exceptionally beautiful views of Triglav and the other mountains along the way. Take the time to enjoy the views.
The entire section of the trail has phone reception and there are several rest places. The stage is long, so be cautious in time planning so you don't get caught by dark. The trail is more difficult to hike in some parts due to fallen trees.
Hiking shoes and season-appropriate clothing and hiking poles.
Hint by Triglav National Park: Brightly-coloured meadows of Bohinj
Favourable soil and climate conditions, grasslands that have been managed sustainably for centuries, careful consideration of natural cycles, and avoidance of heavy machinery are responsible for the creation and preservation of brightly-coloured wildflower meadows that are Bohinj’s loveliest adornment.
The meadows are at their most beautiful at the end of May when Bohinj hosts the International Wild Flower Festival. Although lush and adapted to the harsh alpine climate, wildflower carpets are not meant to be trampled on by robust hiking footwear. By staying on trails, you will show that you respect this fragile natural environment and the privacy of its inhabitants and landowners.
Ljubljana – Jesenice – exit Bled, to Pokljuka
Bled – Bohinjska Bistrica – Pokljuka
Car park in front of Sport Hotel in Goreljek.
Car parks in Stara Fužina and Ribčev Laz.